Fall weddings in Arizona are some of my favorites. The weather is beautiful and getting the wedding party ready with the windows open sets the perfect atmosphere for a morning of fun. This Scottsdale wedding was a perfect celebration at Mountain Shadows resort.

The venue has views of Camelback mountain and sprawling golf greens. The history of Mountain Shadows extends back to stays by Hollywood royalty. The remodeled venue is stunning and the photography from the wedding days speaks for itself.

Katie wanted a natural bridal makeup look. I focused on making her eyes pop for photos and defined her cheekbones and lip shape to create a balanced makeup application.  The bridesmaids and mother of the bride kept with the enhanced but natural makeup looks. When the bride has a natural look, I encourage the rest of the bridal party to also keep a natural look. The day is about the bride and groom, and the bride is the main focus with makeup. Katie, her family and friends were so kind and I loved to get to know them better.

I will always fight for you as a bride to look like YOU. In doing that, I will explain the need to have enough makeup for photography even while doing a natural bridal look.  False lash application is part of every makeup application. Lashes do not need to be over the top, or ‘enter the room before you do’ to make a statement.  Lashes help the eyes show up in photographs.

Weddings in Scottsdale at Mountain Shadows Resort

Professional photography by The Shepards Photo

Hair by Laura Berdecia

Makeup by Stephanie Nault Makeup