When Kelsey sent me an inquiry several months ago, I could tell, even through email, that this couple was going to be simply wonderful to work with. The couple wanted to stick with desert landscape for their engagement session since they are both new to Arizona and really appreciate the beauty it possesses.
They had sent me bios and when I found out that Kelsey majored in apparel merchandising, I was so thrilled to see what she'd choose to wear for their shoot and she did not disappoint. Their vibrant colors were a perfect contrast to the desert locations we chose for them. Her dress was AWESOME and the shoes...you"ll see.
onto their love story...
Kelsey and Andrew's friendship began their freshman year at Iowa State. GO CYCLONES!!! That outburst was for Andrew. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kelsey, Delta Zeta. They even lived in the same dorm, just a floor apart. They had friends in the same circle and began to see each other more frequently. After their freshman year of building a friendship, they decided they should start dating. Their courtship continued throughout college and when it was time to look for careers, an engineering opportunity in Arizona brought the couple out of the snow and into the sunshine. They settled down in the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale, AZ and their love continued to grow.
Andrew and Kelsey had been venturing around the Phoenix/Scottsdale areas, visiting local restaurants and shops. They loved Scottsdale, but wanted to see more of the beauty Arizona had to offer, so they decided to take a day trip to Sedona. On the way up, they watched as rain clouds rolled in, but they were determined to get some great pictures and see the beautiful views. When they got to the top of a lookout point, Andrew apologized for the bad weather, but dropped to his knee and proposed to Kelsey. Kelsey stated that, "he said the most romantic things I'd ever heard" and she said yes. Even with the rain, cold and clouds, Kelsey says it was the perfect proposal.
Kelsey was a rockstar for climbing up here in those shoes!
i know that was three of essentially the same picture, but it was so good, it had to be shown three times, three different tones angles.:)