When Lisa + Jash reached out to me last Spring to plan for their Chicago styled engagement shoot, I thought 'cool, yea we can do that a la carte but usually it's part of your big day, wedding photo package with my studio but I'm open so let's get shooting!'. Then, after getting to know a little more of their story, I learned they were planning a fantastic destination wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona this spring and hadn't yet decided on their photographer. Usually the engagement shoot isn't part of the interview process but as we began our Chicago engagement shoot with a toast at Big Star and strolled down Damen Avenue to the oh so popular @Properties 'LOVE' sign, I think we were all feeling the love!! I instantly took to Lisa's fab sense of style and Jash's laid back but confident stride. Together, they are LOVE. By the end of our adventures on the 606, I knew this was my couple. Legit in love, totally real and pretty easy on the eyes, too!
So when it came time to plan my travel west for their upcoming desert wedding, I knew I needed to catch their sweet style of love surrounded by the amazing backdrop that is Sedona's Red Rocks. I asked Lisa + Jash if they would be open to traveling a bit further up in elevation for round 2 of engagement photos, this time styled around the textures and colors of the southwest. Happily, they met me dressed in their perfectly paired, western inspired, denim tuxedos! We strolled the Mexican tiled corridors of Tlaquepaque Village and then tested our hiking skills on a small treck through the trails of Little Sugar Loaf Summit; not bad for a few city slickers like ourselves!
Lisa + Jash, we can't say enough about how much we love working with you two! Learning about your love story, meeting your family, figuring out who is Boomer and why Red should have no other name are but a few small perks of this fantastic, storytelling job. The wedding imagery is in the works and with such beautiful subjects set on the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, there promises to be loads of photo gems that we can't wait to share. Stay tuned!