Joshua and Kayla’s wedding was small and perfect for this couple who live near the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. They got ready at home before a short drive over to their trailhead of choice in the preserve. The location was a beautiful natural bowl surrounded by hills with Piestewa looming in the background. Joshua played Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles as Kayla walked with her mother to the ceremony site. I have been photographing weddings for 15 years and this was the first time I ever saw a groom so overcome with emotion he simply could not get the words out to his vows. It was so sweet when, tears rolling, Joshua handed his vows over to Kayla to read aloud. After a few minutes, he was able to take over again and it was a moment to remember. After family portraits, the couple put on their hiking shoes for a short walk and views for an amazing desert sunset. Congratulations Joshua & Kayla!