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Engagement Session in the Arizona Desert at a Lake

Somewhere under the place on earth where the sun kisses the ground a little bit closer, two lovers stroll along. Every so often they sneak a kiss or two, soaking in the natural beauty around them while letting the sun warm up the scene just a little bit more. And sometimes they take a photographer along to capture the beauty – today we are sharing Jenna and Mike’s engagement session in the Arizona desert!

From Jenna: ‘I connected with our photographer, Lisa when she was taking a winter trip to Arizona for a little break from the Montreal snow. Lisa was so wonderful to work with and captured our love and the landscape beautifully. Winter is my favorite time in Arizona and we had absolutely beautiful, sunny weather for our shoot at Saguaro Lake. I wanted our photos to have a warm, summery feel so I chose to wear a light pink flowing maxi dress from LuLu’s. I also chose a summer hat and hand crafted a Eucalyptus floral crown with wire and floral tape. I had never made one before and was a bit intimidated at first, but it is amazing what you can learn from YouTube!  

Having pictures taken in the Arizona desert was really special for Mike and I because when we started dating, we were long distance from Arizona and California. Luckily, my job as a flight attendant made it easier for us to see each other a couple of times per month. Eventually, we wanted to be together so Mike moved out to the desert after living his entire life in California. We will also be having an Arizona desert wedding this November. After our wedding, we are moving back to the east coast to be closer to our families. So our time in the Arizona desert is short but special. We were so glad to be able to document this special season in such a unique and meaningful landscape to us. My advice to anyone looking to get their engagement photos done would be to pick a place or a setting that is meaningful to you as a couple. Maybe where you met, had your first date, or even where the proposal took place. It makes you feel a bit more comfortable and gives you meaningful photographs to look back on in the years ahead.’

Photographer: Lisa Renault Photographie / Dress: Lulus


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