Man oh man, was this sunrise Horseshoe Bend proposal absolutely epic! As an Arizona elopement photographer, I get to experience some pretty dang awesome locations for my couples proposals, engagements or elopements. I’ve been to Horseshoe Bend multiple times and the grandeur continues to blow me away, each time I see it! With it being Rody and Kirsten’s first time at this place, it proved to be such an amazing morning for the two of them (especially since it’s where they got engaged!)
Rody and Kirsten met in 2017 in Indiana, and later moved out to Minneapolis together! They had an EPIC European trip planned for this spring (Eiffel Tower and all) but their trip got cancelled just ONE day before they were supposed to go on their vacation! To help beat the COVID blues, they decided to go on (socially distant) road trip from their home town all the way down to Arizona to experience the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and several other spots.
Little did Kirsten know, that Rody HAD been planning to propose to her while in Europe. Since those plans were cancelled, he then planned to propose while on a picnic together at Sunrise in Page, Arizona. After a crazy long road trip (and their actual engagement rings getting stolen!) they made it out here where he then asked Kirsten to marry him. It was an incredibly gorgeous morning and well worth the 4:00am wakeup call.