Trasea and Luke are so blissfully in love! These two met years ago. Their love story is truly one of fairy tales. They both attended the same high school, but not wanting to get too serious, they dated here and there. After graduation, they both served missions.- Luke in Honduras and Trasea in the Philippines. Although worlds apart for a few years, upon returning home, these two picked up what they started years before and quickly knew that they wanted to get married! Trasea and Luke chose one of my favorite locations for their engagement session. This park is a little oasis in the desert affording some “green” and shade during the hot Tucson summers. I had the best time with these two! They both have the most infectious laughs and smiles! Just as most photo sessions go, there were some nerves at first- I mean, taking photos is awkward sometimes :) However, the two of them quickly warmed up and within minutes it was as if I wasn’t even there. That is when sessions are just magical, when the rest of the world melts away and it is just about the two of them. This is my happy place, when I get to capture the pure joy and love that exists between a couple! I mean, just look at the way these two look at each other- it just melts my heart! There were so many favorites from their engagement session. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of them :)
Madi and Riley rocked their engagement session! We met up at Gates Pass, one of my favorite places in Tucson! Everywhere you look there are stunning vistas and the saguaros that are sprinkled across the mountain side are breathtaking! It was prom weekend, so we had quite a crowd that night, but once these two were side by side, they were in their own world! They have the most amazing connection and are so sweet together! These two are finishing up their studies, Madi with graphic design and Riley is going to be a brilliant tech genius :) We were joined by Madi’s Mom Jenni and her sister Jessi as well as Riley’s Mom Kelly at their session. It was the neatest experience to see all the love and support that surrounds this darling couple! I loved when Kelly was talking about the whole family dynamic and simply stated, “We love our kids, and we love each other too, so it works out!”. Isn’t that awesome?! I can’t wait for their wedding early next year! Congratulations Madi and Riley!
When I first met Kelly earlier this year she shared her proposal story with me. Can I just say, I absolutely LOVE proposal stories. They just make me smile! Kelly shared with me how Ben proposed at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with their friends and families watching behind the bushes :) Ben even dressed up her fur babies Max and Ruby in a wedding dress and tux! How cute is that?! From our first conversation, I just adored Kelly, she is just as sweet as she is gorgeous! I couldn’t wait to meet her sweetheart Ben, and meet the other half to this dynamic duo! When Kelly and Ben arrived at their engagement session they were dressed to impress! Their black and white attire popped beautifully off the desert landscape. I had the most amazing time with these two. They are both naturals in front of the camera, and I loved getting to explore Honey Bee Canyon with them. These two have such an amazing connection with each other. They are so playful, joyful, and full of laughter! It was a fun surprise to learn at the end, that Ben knows my Father-in-law as well. It seriously is such a small world. Kelly and Ben, Congratulations!! Your wedding at La Mariposa is going to be incredible! I can’t wait!