Let’s take a moment for this gorgeous couple, Miriam and Abraham. I can’t get over how much fun they were and how good they looked together, seriously they were stunning! Their arizona engagement session was an evening full of fun; we ventured out into the phoenix desert and every moment was full of love and laughter. Miriam and Abraham are sooo easygoing, it felt like we were just old friends hanging out and having a good time! Miriam and Abraham were so consumed with one another that it was like I wasn’t even there. At moments, I felt like I was spying on a date they were on, but that’s what is so amazing about photography! I absolutely adore the fact that I am able to capture important memories for others and it’s also exciting to observe the way people interact with one another.
It never does – but this day in particular it was glowing. I think it would be safe to say that everyone can appreciate a nice golden hour arizona engagement session but this day, in particular, was truly something else. The golden glow highlighted the beauty of Miriam and Abraham’s relationship perfectly! For the first part of their session, Miriam wore a gorgeous black dress with a slit and off-the-shoulder detailing. Abraham had on a soft burgundy suit jacket over a black t-shirt and pants; they both looked so elegant!! Seeing what my clients choose to wear to their sessions is like a little inside-peek at who they are, and Miriam and Abraham were the perfect examples of this. I loved their first outfits but I especially loved when they brought out their traditional Nigerian shirts!! I mean seriously I lovvveeed it. The way the vibrant colors popped against the desert and the golden glow made them really shine.
And I totally get it! Paying homage to one’s culture on such an important day can elevate the entire experience and make it even more personal. Seeing the way they incorporate what they care about makes me so happy and I always encourage my clients to bring in something that feels like home!!
Working with clients is special, however sometimes I think it’s easy to get into our own heads. If you’re overthinking the items you want to bring to your session, what you wear, where your engagement session takes place, it can become stressful. One major goal of our sessions is to capture you and your partner in your purest form. I loved that Miriam and Abraham brought the truest version of themselves by incorporating important elements of their culture as well as a fun activity. Having a variety of options can help alleviate any stress or nervousness you may feel in front of the camera!
Yes, you!! Go ahead, use your engagement session as a little self-care moment and take in all your beauty. You and your partner deserve to have some beautiful photos taken and remind you of just how amazing you are! When I say that you matter I mean everything about you: your culture, what you care about, and so much more. We want to capture your truest emotions, connection, and the things that you treasure so deeply. Your wedding day or engagement session is a time to capture who you are at a substantial point in time. When our clients bring important elements of their cultures to highlight as well as something fun like champagne, tacos, whiskey, or dogs, it makes the session ten thousand times more memorable.
Capturing Miriam and Abraham’s Arizona engagement session was such a dream and we just know their wedding day is going to be beautiful!
If you loved Miriam and Abraham’s Arizona engagement session, check out more couples sessions on the blog!