i was left breathless many times. not just by the walk up the mountain, but because of the things i was capturing. the silly playfulness of this beautiful couple, completely honest and spontaneous, glimpses of katie’s natural, quiet and absolutely disarming beauty, and the steady confidence in david with depth and stillness.. all the magical things that happen in photographs wherever there is trust and authenticity.
sunset arrived; giving solace to the windy day, and a golden glow to everything around. the yellow trees seemed to be on fire, and the rocks of papago mountain became dramatically red and magnificent.
katie and david’s engagement session was ending as the sun was going down. i had asked them to bring a love letter they had written to each other, which they read on top of the mountain. hand-written, loving words and a heartfelt experience with a view. that is what i wanted to leave them with..
enjoy the honest, spontaneous emotion in katie and david’s engagement portraits at papago park, in phoenix.
natural engagement portraits in the desert by galaxie andrews