Amanda & Nate are from Seattle but Amanda grew up in Arizona and are having their wedding this summer at Encanto Park. Being from Seattle, they of course loved the idea of having an outdoorsy, nature focused engagement session, a request that I am absolutely thrilled to oblige. The Salt River is hands down my favorite place to shoot within the Phoenix area, so off we went exploring!
I love when couples open up and just be themselves. It’s hard being real and genuine in front of the camera, but it seemed to be no problem for Amanda & Nate. I love simply documenting my clients personalities by allowing them to be themselves. It’s a hard thing to do, especially since most people do not love having their photos taken, but I try to make it as fun and relaxing as possible. Being outdoors & with your loved one helps a ton so you can forget about little me with my big camera. I have a lot of people tell me that they are camera shy and hate their photos, but after shooting with me, typically they tell me that it wasn’t all that bad and was actually kind of fun.
Thanks for being yourselves Amanda & Nate and I can’t WAIT for your wedding in June! I know by your personalities that it will be a beautiful, lively and personal celebration!