This Southwest adventure engagement session is DANG epic. Cue all of the slot canyon and monument valley vibes (without this actually even being in either of those places!). As a part of being both a southwest elopement photographer AND a guide for my couples, I had scouted this specific location after a ton of research. It’s safe to say that I was dang stoked when Stephanie and Brandon chose this spot for their engagement session with me! Here’s their story:
“We met online! Our first time hanging out was at Brandon’s house. When I walked in I saw a purse hanging on the wall and he almost lost his chance! I ended up meeting his best friends that same night who clarified the purse issue because he lived with his best friend, Trey, and Trey’s fiancé (now wife), Khrista!”
“Our first family vacation was the Red River in New Mexico. Stephanie’s family has a home there and it is where they spend all the holidays and all vacations. On the first vacation, we went down to the lakes right outside of town called Fawn Lakes. We took our dogs, Dak and Samson, on a little adventure, took some pictures and walked on the frozen over lakes.
Fast forward to this past July 4th weekend – Brandon had planned for us to go to Fawn Lakes with the dogs at 7am on the morning of July 4th. Not unusual as we are early risers and the dogs needed to go for a hike. We went to the point of the lakes where we had taken family pictures the year before and Brandon got down on one knee with the little purple box that had the shiny diamond – the rest is history!”
“Our adventures are spending time at the lake every weekend. All of our adventures were scheduled for summer of 2020 and covid cancelled all of them. We spend a majority of our time on our boat at the lake with friends or our dogs. This past trip to the Southwest has probably been the biggest adventure we have been on. Spending a week on the water in a house boat!”
They plan to visit lots of lakes in their future, including spots in Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Stephanie and Brandon also love visiting National Parks together and also will be heading out to Charleston at some point too!
Legitimately, these two were absolutely so incredible to adventure with through the desert. We waded through knee-high water, climbed over rocks and took in all of these dang insane views. ENJOY!