Earlier this November, Connor and I headed to Arizona to visit his aunt. It was my first time visiting Arizona, but I have a feeling it won’t be our last. We truly loved every minute of being outside, the gorgeous weather, and great food.
While we were there, we took some engagement photos in Sedona! It was a totally crazy idea I had, and once I got it in my head, I just couldn’t let it go. I saw a picture on Instagram, and immediately showed Ashley of Artistrie Co. Her response: I’m taking those photos.
Ashley warned us that it wasn’t an easy hike. In all honesty, I didn’t really believe her even though she’s done the hike before. (sorry Ash!) Well, she wasn’t wrong; it was a tough hike. Of course, it also happened to be raining! Of all the days, and in the desert of all places. It was less than a mile, but pretty much all rock and straight up. It only took 45minutes, but we were all a little winded!
As we were hiking, I kept thinking, oh gosh what did I get myself into?
But we made it to the top…and it surely didn’t disappoint. I’ve been quite a few places in my life, but this view took my breath away.
Sedona Engagement Photos
Once we got to the top, we had to do a quick change. Many peopled asked, but no, we didn’t hike in our clothes. 😉 Connor was a trooper and carried a garment bag all the way through the hike, and we had backpacks with clothes and emergency kits. Pure romance, folks!
As soon as we were dressed, the rain stopped, the sun came out and the wind completely dissipated. It definitely felt meant to be.
We are beyond grateful for these photos from Ashley. Not only is she talented beyond measure, but such a dear friend to us both. She has photographed us many times throughout our relationship, and we love that she captured us in such a beautiful location. We can’t wait for you to stand up with us at our wedding!