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Happy Monday everyone!

I had a FANTASTIC weekend! How about you?

For 14 weeks, Joe has been waking up bright n’ early Tuesday mornings for a 5:30am Bible Bootcamp class. Friday night was a bowling graduation party/ceremony where they handed out ‘diplomas’ and announced the class valedictorian. I’m so proud to say that my hubby took the crown! Smarty pants :). I also gave him something to be proud of me for when I bowled a whopping 115. What! What!

Saturday kicked off my ‘birthday weekend extravaganza!’ Joe spoiled me all weekend and I was A-okay with that! We started off with a lovely NCounter lunch followed by (be still my heart) a Target shopping spree! Eeeeeeekkkk. He sure knows the way to my heart :). I got dolled up in one of my new cutie cute dresses and we headed to Old Town Scottsdale for a romantic stroll, some fantastic dinner and of course, some Yogurtland. As if that wasn’t already enough, we finished the night at the top of South Mountain overlooking the city and then slow danced in an abandoned building. Scene from a romantic movie? Yes, it certainly felt like one!

Yesterday we spent the morning at the park relaxing and praying together, followed by lunch at Joe’s Farm Grill and a homemade birthday cake from my love.

It was a GREAT weekend!

xo stacy kokes

  • June 12, 2012 - 3:35 am

    Kristi Kokes - Love that son of mine and so proud of the fact that he baked you a cake, but that frosting is really scary!

  • June 12, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    Stacy Kokes - Haha it looks worse in the photo than it actually looked in real life. But I will admit, the aesthetic rating was not it’s strong suit!

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High school sweethearts in the house!!!

April + Mark have been in love for 9 years (SO awesome!) and are about to join the oh-so-awesome married club :).

They made the drive from Tucson to Phoenix for their Encanto Park engagement session. We had WAY too much fun!

Between playing football, riding paddle boats and jumping on a carousel, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

As if the location wasn’t cool enough, these two are an absolute joy to be around. They radiate love and happiness from every pore. I could have shot them all day long!

Here is a little peek into their super fun e-sesh. Enjoy!

Carousel time!!

Photo booth fun :)

Water in AZ! What is this goodness?! ;)

I loved their Ipad Chalkboard App :)


We ended the night with a little game of football. Go chargers! (as long as you don’t beat my Packers!)

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We had such a wonderful time photographing Amy + Chris’s Arizona Grand Resort Wedding.

Their spirits were that of joy and love. Even the 113 degree couldn’t put a damper in their day.

Amy was one of the most laid back, sweet brides I have ever worked with.

After many years of knowing one another, they committed their lives to one another in front of their closest family and friends.

It was beautiful :)

Loved their FIRST LOOK

Show time!

Chris; showing off his new bling ;)

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Happy Monday my friends! Here are a few tidbits that I’ve learned this week.

1. Have you done a happy dance today? If not, I recommend you do one.

2. Will you be watching the Bachelorette tonight? Oh you know I will!

3. Do not bake cookies on wax paper. My girlfriend and I found out the hard way yesterday.

4. When a weed grows to the height of your husband, it’s probably time to pull it.

5. Pistachio frozen yogurt is highly addicting. Mmm mm mm

6. Get a group together and start interpreting each other’s dreams. Many laughs will ensue.

7. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Guacamole is

8. Sunday lunches always taste better in the company of good friends.

9. Humans can in fact survive a day out in 115 degree heat. Although, the following day will result in zero to little productivity.

10. Owning a coach purse DOES feel as good as I imagined. Especially when said purse was a gift. (I truly do have the BEST clients!)

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High school sweethearts.

Such a beautiful way to start a life together.

After many years of love and commitment, Brian + Jenna finally sealed the deal and are now husband and wife!

‘It doesn’t feel real. I don’t think it will really hit me until I walk down the aisle!’ Jenna told me as she got ready.

And she was right. As she stood at the end of the aisle with her dad on her arm and her future husband yards in front of her, the emotions came flooding.

Her tears of joy were unmistakable and it was a beautiful site to see.

The entire day radiated love and it was lovely to be a part of.

Thanks to all the staff at Inspirador for making the day run so smoothly!

WOWzas! Gorgeous much?

Bad ace guys. Bad ace ;)

LOVE it!


Dress: Vera Wang White-David’s Bridal

Venue/Caterer/Cake: Inspirador

DJ: Desert House Productions

Hair/Makeup: Allison Pynn


  • June 1, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Peggy Livernois-Brusca - Stacy…Thank you so much. The photos are AWESOME!

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