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Abbi+Chris are seriously one of the coolest couples I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They live big and love deep and have some ultra awesome stories of all the adventures they have had together. I am confident that their lives are going to full of awesomeness, fun, adventure and LOVE!

They said their “I dos” at the gorgeous Desert Botanical Gardens on an incredibly beautiful day. The weather was perfect as was their entire celebration. I was honored to be a part of it.

Congrats again, you two! xo, Stacy Kokes

Thanks to Nikki Bucher of Nicole Bucher Photography for being my second shooter of the day!

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  • April 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    April M - Stacy you edited those pictures so fast! It was fun for me to see the pictures of the day! Beautiful desert pictures.

  • April 24, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    Carol LaClair - Perfect Couple

  • May 9, 2014 - 6:25 pm

    Nancy C Ole - Wonderful!!

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That moment when you go to the hamper expecting to find an overflowing pile of clothes, but are pleasantly surprised to find out that you actually remembered to do a load of laundry. Hooray! Cloud 9! The feeling of pride and satisfaction is quickly replaced with a sinking, “Oh crap!” feeling when you walk over to the dryer to find that said clean laundry is not there, but still in the washing machine. From 2 days ago. I need my Monday coffee, anyone else?!

I finally gave in and watched Frozen for the first time. The musical lover in me is lovin’ all the new, happy songs that I now get to add to my repertoire and bust out randomly throughout the day. Bella is not much for sitting and watching tv/movies, so she wasn’t too impressed. However, she does like the “Wanna Build a Snowman” song and asks to see that part over. And over. And OVER again! Sorry, Bella, there will be no snowman building going on here in the ‘Zona anytime soon ;).

It’s the calm before the storm right now. For the past few days, I have been getting coughed on, sneezed on, snotted on and breathed on continuously by my sick Bella Boo. I’m trying to stay hopeful and proactive by taking my Zicam and Elderberry, but after you get sneezed on for the 20th time in an hour, you start to accept your fate.

I love Etsy (who doesn’t?!). Much of Bella’s wall art is from there. Today I wanted to share one of my favorites by Printable Wisdom. It’s so simple, but so perfect for her. It says “Hello Beautiful” (which is what her name means) with the most perfect floral design around it. Simple things that make me smile.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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Happy Monday! Oh and Happy Spring too! I am totally feeling the springtime mood with this beautiful weather, budding trees and chirping birds. Ohhhh how I love spring in Arizona!

With this amazing weather comes out of town visitors and boy have we been having fun! My parents have been here with us for a little over 3 weeks now and we have been having so much fun. Then sandwiched in the middle of their stay, my sister and her family came to stay with us as well. It was Hotel Kokes around here for awhile! We converted my office into “the photography suite” for that week :). What fun we had! Our lives have consisted of eating great food, enjoying the sunshine and laughing in a way only family can together. What a true blessing my family is to us. We will be sad to see “Grandma+Grandpa” (aka my parents) leave tomorrow. Then Bella will have to get used to hanging out with boring ole’ Mommy all day again. Poor girl ;).

We officially have ALL NEW windows in our house! Okay, I’m not sure when this kinda thing became exciting for me, but it is. Humor me, k?! We live in a late 70s home that when we moved in, had all original windows. Little by little, my dad has been replacing them with dual pane, efficient windows and just finished replacing the last two on this trip. It may seem like a small change to some, but slowly but surely we are turning this house into a home. And there is something so special about that!

We took Bella to the zoo for the first time this past weekend. This girl LOVES animals, so we were expecting this to be a beloved trip for her. But we were mistaken! She couldn’t have cared less about the animals. She just wanted to climb on rocks and try to steal other kids Cheetos lol! I mean I can’t blame her. Rock climbing is super fun and Cheetos are classic. I get it ;).

Happy Monday from all of us at SKP!

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It is always such an honor when I get to have my work featured and recognized by others in the industry that I admire and respect. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing Leslie+Tristan’s wedding published on the lovely blog One Hitched Lane. What a beautiful gift! Make sure you check out this ADORABLE blog that is full of love, beauty and grace! Thank you Allison for sharing my work with your readers!

Here is the direct link to my feature: http://onehitchedlane.com/2014/03/11/rustic-arizona-wedding-by-stacy-kokes-photography/

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