Payson, Arizona Mountain Elopement

On one of the last hot-hot weekends in Phoenix, I was lucky enough to escape up North for a Payson, Arizona Mountain Elopement. There, I was so honored to photograph the amazing love between Caley & Jameson. Many people are familiar with Phoenix and its heat, but less are familiar with all the other amazing town and landscapes Arizona has to offer, especially Payson!

About Payson, Arizona where this Mountain Elopement took place

A trip to Payson, Arizona is just shy of 2 hours from central Phoenix, and it is definitely worth every minute! Not only is it a great break from the heat, it’s surrounded by the Tonto National Forest which is, surprisingly to most, the fifth largest national forest in the US.

Detail shot of bouquet and engagement ring with fringe detail on jacket detail shot of bouquet

A bump in the road on the way to Payson, Arizona

While it is a quick trip, it can be a bit dicey. In fact, Caley and Jameson busted a tire on their way up. The good news was, they arrives just in time for golden hour accompanied by cotton candied sky that made the deep greens look all that much more luscious. The whiskey also helped to ease the pain of that broken tire.

Bride and groom making a cheers to their elopement

The perfect dress for a mountain elopement

Caley’s dress and its lace looked so perfect in the sunset. During the shoot, I could not keep my eyes off of Caley’s infectious smile and neither could Jameson. They spent most of the hour twirling in twilight. And I thought I’d nearly break my shutter from trying to capture ever picture perfect moment. Could not have asked for a better way to break the heat!

Bride in groom in yellow wildflowers following mountain side elopement up close photo of bride in groom in yellow wildflowers following mountain side elopement

Very special thanks to everyone who made this possible:

Styling/Planning @LaurenElizabethPhotographyAZ
Arch Rental @sessionsevents
Florals @TheRomanticFloral
Catering @bfastacerealbar
Jewelry @desertdustjewelry
Hair and Makeup @stylemekristi
Cake @willow_tree_cakes

Like what you see? Let’s talk! Want to look at some more elopements? Check out Christy and Dustin’s elopement under the stars.

Bride in groom in yellow wildflowers following mountain side elopement

Bride in groom in yellow wildflowers following mountain side elopement

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