This couple’s summer photo shoot is possibly one of my favorite all time sessions. Not only was this couple the sweetest, but I had a freaking blast. It was seriously so much fun! We started this date night photo shoot just exploring the epic location, surrounded by those Arizona red rocks and golden sunlight.

Arizona Travel Photographer captures a young couple in love in a couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona Travel Photographer captures a young couple in love in a couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona Travel Photographer captures a boyfriend shoulder ride while his girlfriend throws her hat in a couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona Travel Photographer captures a boyfriend shoulder ride while his girlfriend throws her hat in a couple's summer photo shoot.
Anyone strong enough and brave enough to do a shoulder ride during a photo shoot automatically gets a gold star from me.

But wait, there’s more to this couple’s summer photo shoot.

As we were wrapping up the photo shoot and heading back to the cars, they mentioned how perfect the winding sloped road would be for longboarding. I was just in awe that they were talented enough to ride a longboard (I’ve only had less-than-graceful experiences.) Then they mentioned that they had some longboards in their trunk, and I got excited.

Even though the sun was gone, they pulled out their boards and we kept shooting until we completely ran out of light. I mean, completely ran out of light. Blue hour had turned to black hour by the time we stopped because we were having so much fun. And it was absolutely worth it. Just look at this next set of photos!

Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.
Arizona travel photographer captures a couple on longboards during a date night couple's summer photo shoot.

Between running out of the road when cars came and chasing runaway longboards, we captured some absolute magic. I always want to capture the true personality of a couple. And when a couple infuses something they love into their session (longboarding, their dogs, a special location) it makes their photos even more meaningful!

What is the thing you want to remember about your life at this exact moment? Let’s talk about what makes your heart happiest! I can help you capture it.

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