Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Nichole + Joe | Sunset Superstition Mountain Engagement Session

Is time flying by for everyone else these days or is it just me? The weeks of 2018 have been cruising! This week I'm headed out to Virginia to a photography workshop....and (hooray!) spending a few days in Washington D.C. to check out the sites! I figured if I'm flying all the way over there, I should probably fit some site seeing in! Plus, girls trip! I somehow convinced my little sis to come along for the ride!

But before I leave for D.C., I had to make sure I got these two up on the blog! Meet the gorgeous Nichole and Joe! Every second of their engagement session was pure fun! But what I loved most was hearing their love story! From the moment Joe spotted Nichole, it seemed like he had no inhibitions. He saw her, and knew he wanted to talk with her, and just went over and did it! He didn't wait around, dance with the idea, and get nervous like 99% of us would, he just went right over to her and started a conversation. I wish I was more like that!

 Fast forward to their proposal months later, and Joe pulled out all the stops. He had seen this very specific cliff on a San Diego beach in a picture and knew he wanted to propose to her there. But how do you find that one exact spot with hundreds of miles of coast line?!

Well, he made some calls, asked a friend, and with a most magical stroke of luck they found it!

So the night of the proposal Joe told Nichole they were going out to eat at a nice restaurant near the coast. But as it turned out, the restaurant wasn't even open at the time they went! Confused and pretty begrudgingly, Nichole agreed to go with Joe on a walk to look at the ocean. (But keep in mind, to get to the exact spot he wanted was pretty tricky!) So after going around a few buildings, hiking up a few cliffs, a few complaints from Nichole about the cold and not wearing the proper shoes for this type of hike (haha), they made it! And with the beautiful sunset and ocean in the background, Joe got down on one knee and asked Nichole to be his forever. And from the fact that these are their engagement photos, it's a pretty safe bet that you can guess exactly what her answer must have been. :)

These two aren't exactly desert dwellers! They just get to be here once a year or so when Joe is here for Spring training as a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. And if his baseball schedule wasn't crazy enough, add in Nichole's busy work and travel schedule as a national cheer/dance competition organizer/judge! But somehow they make it work like champions!

 Also, side note! I loved Nichole's romper! Seriously, perfect for these pictures!

If these photos captured just an ounce of the joy and love these two have for each other, I'd be happy! I hope you love them Joe and Nichole! The desert looks good on you two! ;)



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Monday, February 5, 2018

Aramis + Breanna | Romantic Sunlit Engagement Session at the Superstition Mountains

I just realized! This is my first blog post of the year! Who else is getting a late start to the year? Haha, well, at least I'm doing one thing right....starting my first blog post of 2018 up with these two kind souls!

We met bright and early this last Saturday at the gorgeous Lost Dutchman State Park. These mountains are definitely some of my favorite to shoot at, but especially in the morning time! You'll see in some of the picture, the light just diffusing or coming down in little light beams off the mountains! If you live in Arizona and haven't been to these mountains, take a trip out and hike them. The view alone with take your breath away!

And Saturday morning, these two definitely took my breath away! They came so well dressed for the shoot, but it was their sweet love for each other that really blew me away the whole time!

I had so much fun with them! And I think I'm going to have to take up watching more baseball! These two met in college through collegiate baseball and softball and connected through church, and now Aramis plays in the pro leagues playing as catcher! (they are totally going to laugh at me with my terminology....but like I said, I need to watch more baseball!)  Now, ask me about soccer and then I'll be in my zone :)

Anyway, I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to photograph these two gorgeous and kind people! It was so easy to laugh with them, crack jokes, be silly, and just enjoy the whole time with them! I hope you two absolutely love the pictures and that they captured just a small sample of your beautiful love!

 Look at those light beams!! It was unreal that day!

 Annnd, Aramis and I may have been attacked by a cactus during this. Literally, one minute before I was retelling a tale of a previous run-in with these bad boys, and then it struck again! They call them jumping cacti for a reason!

 This was us, 99% of the time. Giggling away! We had so much fun!

I hope you all loved these as much as I do!



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