Alex and Holly heating up Flagstaff

Alex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaff  So I love the outdoors.  Always have and probably always will enjoy getting out on the trails.  The first time I spoke to Holly she told me Alex and the family were headed up for a weekend of camping.  Better yet, they thought it would great if we could do their engagement session in the mountains somewhere.  Hold up…in the mountains you say?  Yep, it was pretty much on from there.

  If you’ve ever been to Flagstaff, Az in the summer you know that any plan is subject to Mother Nature and the monsoon storms.  The afternoon of their shoot was no different.  I had my eyes glued to the radar screen on my phone as their showtime ticked closer and closer.  Literally five minutes before they arrived a severe thunderstorm band passed through dumping buckets of rain and hail.

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They pulled up and just like that, the skies parted a cool breeze came in from the West and the sun shined down.  No really, that’s how it happened.  I have witnesses.

Forest 5_fbAlex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaff  Would you believe one of these two rock stars told me that they hated being in front of the camera and just didn’t “take good photos”.  Yeah…uh huh.  Sure ya’ don’t.

Alex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaffAlex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaffAlex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaffAfter a quick change we left the trails for a nearby meadow with a view.

Alex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaffAlex and Holly, engagement session, portrait, sunset, kiss, flagstaff

From start to finish, Alex and Holly rocked it out on a mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona.  If the good time we had during this shoot is any indication, their wedding in April is going to be amazing!  I for one can’t wait!  So make sure to stop by and tell the happy couple congratulations!

PS…want to know my favorite thing about being out on the trails?  Seeing sights like this!  Courtesy of Mother Nature and on this particular night, the awesome Alex and Holly!

Meadow 7Interesting fact…You can’t see them, but during this portion of the shoot we had an audience (about 30-40 people) on the ridge behind me.  I think they had come to check out the sunset but they ended up cheering and whistling every time Alex and Holly kissed.  Alex and Holly could see them and they cracked up every time.

Meadow kiss coveredHave a great weekend everybody!

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Hey, don’t just stop here, let’s get social 🙂  Come visit me on Facebook or Twitter and join in on the fun.  Or if you’re looking for something on the light side lets share our odd little worlds on “Instagram” at Sean_spphotography.   See you next time everybody 🙂

Sean

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