Words from the photographer:
Maria and Stephen are every photographers dream as far as couples go! Not only can you tell they just ooze chemistry, but they took every detail of their engagement to another level.
When I met with Maria to discuss her engagement session vision she immediately decided she wanted to head up north, and that a picnic was definitely going to happen. Their upcoming wedding in November is going to be a sweet, intimate session in the mountains so I expected nothing less than an adventure for her engagement photos.
We met in Sedona and started with the first of her three outfits on a highly wooded trail, which was surprisingly busy. As these two walked back and forth between the trail they couldn't stop giggling at each other the whole time. It was seriously magic from the start!
For Maria's second outfit we decided to hike up the mountain to the best view of the red rock (Sedona is known for it's gorgeous red rock everywhere). The view at the top was straight out of a portrait of its own. Maria and Stephen spun, kissed, and embraced in their own little red rock desert oasis, and it was straight out of a dream. I should note we also got kicked out of that area due to it being private property (which we were unaware of), but it was totally worth the trouble! The last outfit they laid out the cutest picnic complete with books, a baguette, and cookies! We ended the day with a champagne pop that may or may not have taken a few tries, and a sweet toast on the walk out of the park.