I was so excited to shoot Ari and Adam’s elevated engagement session at White Tank Mountains in Maricopa County, Arizona! The location was absolutely stunning, with its towering mountains, prickly cacti, and a desert landscape that made a perfect backdrop for their photoshoot. The sky was full of grey clouds, which might have dampened the spirits of some, but not Ari and Adam! They were full of energy and enthusiasm, making the most of every moment of their session. Despite the gloomy day, they embraced the opportunity to capture something unique and beautiful. I enjoyed capturing the raw emotions of Ari and Adam as they laughed among the cacti and enjoyed each other’s company. Even with the grey skies, I knew we had captured some truly magical moments that would be cherished forever. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it all!
As their lucky photographer, I couldn’t be happier that Ari and Adam chose me to capture their special moments. Let me tell you, they were amazing to hang out with! Also, I loved hearing about the cute story of how they met. They met through mutual friends! Ari was crushing on Adam from the start, but he had a girlfriend at the time. Fast forward a bit, and they were both single, so Ari took her shot through their friends — the rest is history! It was heartwarming to hear about their journey and see the love they share. Plus, capturing their engagement photos in their home state of Arizona, before eloping in California, was extra special. It’s a great reminder of how important it is to capture these moments through photos that you can treasure forever. I’m always down to capture couples’ love stories at their favorite places!
Ari and Adam were such a joy to work with! They were so relaxed and focused on having a good time with each other that it made my job as their photographer a breeze. Also, it made for some amazing timeless photos! It was clear that they were truly in love and were just happy to be spending time together. I loved watching them interact — they just chatted, told stories, laughed, and tried every prompt I gave them with their own unique twist. Their chemistry was amazing, and it definitely showed in the photos! As a photographer, it is always my goal to help you feel comfortable in your own skin and let your personality shine through each photo! No matter the lighting or background, your photos will be keepsakes for years to come, and they will represent you exactly as you are.
While Arizona is usually known for its sunny weather and golden light, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable. Couples might be worried about how their engagement session will turn out. As a photographer, I always reassure my clients that even on a cloudy day, we can still get some beautiful pictures! I understand that clients might have a specific vision for their photoshoot and might be bummed if the weather doesn’t cooperate, but it’s important to remember that the mood of the photos can actually benefit from a cloudy day. The soft light can create a dreamy feel that’s perfect for capturing intimate moments between couples. Plus, the dramatic clouds can add a unique touch to the background of the photos! I always work with my clients to find the best ways to use the weather and lighting to our advantage to make sure they have photos they love.
Let’s do it! I always have so much fun documenting culturally and racially diverse couples’ special moments at their favorite locations. I’m all about celebrating your culture and all forms of love in a special and authentic way. I’m an Arizona-based photographer who is ready to capture your documentary engagement session, narrative wedding photos, or timeless elopement photos! Learn more about me here, and if you think we’d be a great fit, let’s get in touch!
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