I first had the pleasure of meeting Micah and Yellie while attending a yoga retreat on the lovely island of San Pedro in Belize back in 2016. We spent a week sharing our yoga practice on a beautiful pier overlooking the sea, enjoying delicious meals together and bonding with the 17 other awesome yogis! I was immediately drawn to their connection, compassion and kindness. These two sweet souls are meant to spend their lives together so when I got a call from Yellie last summer asking me to photograph their wedding, I was over the moon!
Micah and Yellie met as they started their first signed season together with Ballet Tucson in 2014. The two quickly fell in love as Yellie continued dancing with Ballet Tucson and Micah decided to pursue his Master’s degree with the University of Arizona. After Micah graduated they moved to Portland, Oregon for a year of teaching, dancing and choreography. Ithaca Ballet hired them as principle artists for Swan Lake in the spring of 2018. Micah decided to contact the director (Cindy Reid) and secretly asked if he could propose to Yellie on stage, and she agreed! To Yellie’s surprise Micah popped the question while during the final bow and the beauty only begins there!
They currently perform for The Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota but came back to Tucson over Labor Day for wedding planning and their engagement shoot. Monsoon season was in full effect and we couldn't stop the rain so we embraced it! I love the mood, passion, and fire in these images.
I'm so excited for 2/24/19!