April 10, 2020
Taylor and Junior have quite the wedding story and in the midst of it, a Superstition Mountain elopement. They planned their wedding for over a year. The wedding was supposed to take place on March 21st, 2020. The week prior to their wedding day, the governor of Arizona called for a statewide shut down of all businesses (except essentials) which included all wedding venues. This meant that Taylor and Junior were forced to postpone their wedding and notify the many guests immediately of the change. And that they did.
I had multiple conversations with Taylor, going over all the options and making a new plan for their wedding. After they decided on the new wedding date, I received a message from Taylor saying they wanted to elope on the original date. They wanted exchange vows and sign their marriage license. AND they wanted me to photograph it. As a phoenix elopement photographer, I asked where they were going to do the elopement but they weren’t sure. I thought to myself, mountain elopement! And I suggested a location that I had ran across just a few months earlier. A trail at the base of the Superstition Mountains just to the east of Phoenix, Arizona. We found a small open area for their ceremony where the sun was peeking thru the trees.