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July 21, 2015

devaun + craig // wedding // gilbert, az


i still remember the moment devaun asked us to photograph her wedding. i was up late and received a sweet little e-mail from california from this beautiful girl, and i may or may not have danced around my living room with excitement. devaun has been one of my best friends for the majority of my twenties, and so naturally, i was overjoyed when she met her perfect match in craig.

as east-coast-based destination wedding photographers, it’s always fun to hop on a plane and shoot somewhere inspiring, but this one was particularly special.  we were ecstatic to have the opportunity to fly cross country in february to sunny arizona (especially during maryland’s brutal winter this year!) and spend some time with a few of our favorite people, photographing and filming their day. and might we add, their wedding was absolutely perfect! we spent the morning chatting with devaun and her family as she got ready and we shot details– drinking diet cokes and catching up. craig and devaun shared the sweetest pre-wedding greeting before heading to get sealed and married at the gilbert, arizona lds temple. after a laid-back afternoon of portraits, we headed to their beautiful reception out in the desert. i loved their perfect wedding palette of off white, black, gold, with hints of green that carried from their gorgeous foiled invite suite to the bride’s shoes to the floral design.

in lieu of a wedding party, the bride and groom had a million and one family members and friends involved in their day. it was so fun to see how beloved they are and to see them interact with everyone! they had the cutest surprise choreographed first dance, delicious italian sodas to nosh on, and just the perfect, love-filled environment. they were this angelic couple who were actually glowing and couldn’t stop stealing glances at each other all day. i love those couples who are just so smitten. devaun is an incredible person– so  kind-spirited, humble, hilarious, and beautiful. i feel so lucky to call her a friend, and i have never seen her happier (and we lived together for a summer in spain, the most beautiful place on earth, so i mean, that’s saying something…!) and since i’ve known craig, i have been so impressed by him– equally kind, gentle, and supportive. he’s one of those people that just puts others at ease. we loved seeing them together… and love these images!


to the martins: we love you. thanks so much for letting us be a part of your day (and your lives!) you are the classiest.  to the rest of you all: thanks for tuning in! come back soon for the feature of their ridiculously fun/cute/awesome wedding video.


anna + mateo

vendor love::
photo + video // anna + mateo
dress // j.crew
alterations // gemma’s fashion
shoes // kate spade new york
hair + makeup // sabrea swann
invitation suite // wedding smith
planning + flowers // sandy hestand

anna + mateo are d.c.-based destination wedding photographers and cinematographers that love fresh oranges, sunday naps, and their two fur babies. oh, and weddings. they love shooting authentic, natural, and heartfelt wedding photos and films locally and in every corner of the world. they’re always up for an adventure + making new friends, and are now booking 2016 and select dates for winter 2015 weddings, so if you’re engaged, get in touch! they’d love to get to know you.


  1. Damaris Mia Photography says:

    Oh my! So beautiful. I just love the simple, yet beautiful the bride’s dress was! Huge fan of the lace sleeves 🙂 Great work!

  2. […] photos and films, the more excited we became about their big day! sealed at the ever gorgeous gilbert lds temple, the day was topped off with exploration of the nearby desert landscapes (jumping cacti included) […]

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