Gillian grew up along the creekside of Sedona Oak Creek Canyon and so it was super sweet to do a couples maternity session with her and Jason in Oak Creek Canyon! Jason and Gillian met in Australia and at the moment they call Australia home. They both have relative in California and Arizona and so try to visit the States when possible.
I had a fabulous time photographing Jason and Gillian at the magical West Fork Trail in Sedona Arizona! It was easy to tell they are a perfect match and soon to be amazing parents! It was a beautiful sunny day amongst the apple orchard and I absolutely photographing Gillian in her adorable over-alls! Even better it was clear that Jason is crazy about her just by the looks and kisses he would give her.
Kaleo gave me a super romantic proposal. Let’s start with the shorter version for my engagement story =) He proposed to me on our last day in Costa Rica. In the morning, I got a massage and time to hang out at the beach. In the evening, Kaleo and I rode off into the sunset on horses and, when we stopped along the beach, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said, "Yes!", and he picked me up and swung me around. That night we had a fantastic dinner at a five star Italian restaurant in Puerto Viejo, called La Pecora Nera. When we got back to the hotel, he led me out to the beach where candles that spelled out, “Marry me?”, next to a small bonfire and a big blanket to sit on.
You will have to scroll down to the bottom to read the longer version =)
Who doesn’t love a great coffee shop?! I know I do. I also know our new clients Raimie and Rob love a good coffee shop. When I suggested the lovely Creekside Coffee in Sedona for our consultation meeting they knew exactly which coffee shop I was talking about. They had been there before on one of their prvious dates to Sedona.
Right away, I felt a great connection to them both. They smiled a lot, laughed a lot, and were so easy to
converse with. It felt like it was match made in heaven to be working with them! After a little getting-to-
know-you conversation, we decided to plan the engagement photos.
"The path to love is our spiritual destiny." Deepak Chopra
This beautiful quote fits this soon-to- be bride and groom quite nicely because it was their spirituality, common values and mutual friends that first brought them together to begin walking their path to love.
Right away I knew I would get along well with this fun couple because they had recently gotten a German Shepard pup, which means we’re both dog people! I was extremely excited when Laura Marolakos ,from Heart of Sedona Weddings, asked me if i'd be available to photograph Rachel and Christopher's engagement photos with their new puppy in August followed by their intimate elopement in Sedona January 2018.
Destiny brought Eli & Limayri together at his family’s jewelry store. Limayri was working there and Eli had come in to help out when he spotted the woman he’d one day surprise with a romantic proposal.
I was excited to be apart of Eli’s surprise proposal and engagement photo shoot. How did he pull it off? He invited his sweetheart for a day of enjoying some Arizona Vineyards. Their first stop was at Javelina Leap Vineyard where I pretended to be working on a photography project taking advantage of the perfect weather and dappled sunlight coming through trees. Eli was confident in his love for Limayri but nervous about pulling this off. After a few glasses of wine and pictures, Eli made a few excuses to leave Limayri in order to get the ring and then hand it off to Kaleo so it wouldn't be sticking out of his pocket. But Limayri still began to get suspicious that this might be it. Nevertheless, when Eli got down on his knee under the pergola and slipped on Limayri’s favorite rings from the family jewelry store on her finger, she was overcome with emotion. The day continued with another photography session and more wine at Page Springs Cellars Winery and Vineyard. What a glorious location with so any beautiful backdrops. Our lovely couple were happy to kiss in front of the winery, the flowers, and the view of the vineyards. We all had so much fun together getting to know one another. Once the photo-shoot was done we even stayed at Page Springs Winery enjoyed a bite to eat over good conversation.
The proposal was at Javelina Leap Vineyard in Page Springs Arizona. What a beautiful moment to photograph! The look on Limaryi's face was priceless <3
After a few glasses of wine....
And a lot of kisses.....
And a lot of ooo -ing and ahhh-ing over the beautiful ring....
We went to Page Springs Cellars, Vineyard, and Winery and took more pictures!
We had a BLAST together! They made AMAZING models for page Springs Vineyards ;)
And after photos we drank more wine and had a bite to eat over many wonderful stories and great conversation!
Thank you, Eli and Limayri for allowing me to be a small part of your magical day. I will always remember how Limayri’s gorgeous smile shined even more brightly each time she looked at Eli and the laughter you two shared so generously. It feels like we gained two new friends. Good luck with buying your dream property and home, your wedding, and all that life has in store for you.
Her smile is contagious and his laughter is priceless. Gracie & Michael can walk into a room and you know right away a fantastic time is about to take place. Gracie is a perfect match to Michael because she is charismatic, friendly, and fun to be around. Michael, who is funny, loving, and down to earth keeps his eye's on Gracie. He is in love and there is no questioning that. You can immediately feel how happy they are together by simply talking to them and getting to know them.
They met a party, they talked and laughed together. That night Gracie went home with her friends but casually expressed to her friend that she "thinks she might like him". That like turned into love and basically that turned into happy ever after. <3
It was a beautiful day when we took their engagement photos at the beautiful Tlaquepaque located in Sedona, AZ. We had fun wondering around the cobble stone streets and spanish style buildings. We even stopped by one of my favorite places "The Chai Spot". I loved including their puppy dog Walter in the photos and I couldn't be happier with how they all turned out!
Mike and Gracie,
I am honored to have gotten to know you by taking your engagement & wedding photos and sharing mutual friends. You are both very special people and there's no doubt about it. Cheers to an AMAZING future you will share together!
PS Walter is the cutest little dog. I LOVE TAKING his PICTURE too!
If your looking for inspiration to live life to the fullest then look at these two beautiful souls! I was so happy to do a photo shoot of this adventurous couple before they left Arizona to travel around the world together and make positive change in the world!
Thank you Adam & Galiel for having so much fun with me and being such an inspiration for everyone. I will totally be following your blog and cheering you on! xoxo
A+R Engagement Photos in Page Springs AZ
"If you'll be my soft and sweet ...I'll be your strong and steady... you'll be my glass of wine.... I'll be your shot of whiskey..." If you like country, you will probably like this engagement shoot!
What better place to do a western engagement shoot then at a big barn located just outside of Sedona Arizona, down a dirt road in Page Springs? As soon as I pulled into the driveway I could see exactly why Ashleigh chose this location for her engagement photos. We were surrounded by a blue sky's, clouds, dirt roads, and horses. To be honest although we did have some blue sky's most of the day was pouring rain except for a perfect window of time during our photo-shoot. But whats more romantic then kissing in the rain?
The natural light filtered through the clouds to make an ideal lighting situation for portraits. Plus the colors around tend to pop and I love that! The barn made a perfect backdrop for both beautiful color and black & white photos!
...and with every farm or barn there will be dogs. They loved trying to photo bomb the picture ;)
I love the smiles that Ashleigh would give Randall every time they were about to kiss! We had such an amazing time photographing these two! Their lively energy is contagious and their love is sweet and fun. I feel so happy to be the one to document their love story.
Ashleigh and Randall had eye's on one another as soon as they met. Randall stopped by her house to do some electrical work. After talking they became friends immediately but Ashleigh was seeing another guy at the time. Naturally they were just friends for a while but as time went by and her other relationship faded and passed by, their love started to blossom! They hung out more and more until on Feb 23rd Randall asked Ashleigh to be his girl!
There is nothing like the guy that will pull you in for and kiss and then sweep you off your feet!
Ashleigh is an animal lover like I am! She originally wanted her horses to be a part of this shoot but decided to be safe then sorry and leave them at home because of the storm blowing in. Luckily they had a friendly horse come up to them during the shoot and we got a few with him! However, I know how important her horses are to her and I promised her we would do more photos with her horses another time. If your loving these then you can look forward to seeing more soon! I am looking forward to documenting their wedding day and incorporating more horses!
To Randall and Ashleigh thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me and my wonderful team to be such an important part of this whole wedding process and experience!