A couple is playful during their engagement photoshoot in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona

For this Papago Park engagement session, I woke up before 9 AM on purpose for the first time in… years? We were up before the sun to catch one of those famous color-streaked Arizona sunrises against the red rocks of Phoenix. Instead of pink and orange, we got the flattest, grayest sky. Basically, the lesson is don’t get up early, ever.

Arizona showed up as usual, though, with it’s sun-baked greens contrasting against vermilion soil (oh yeah. I know my colors and all of their many names). The highlight of this engagement session was really getting to hang out with this couple, though! Nothing is better than clicking with a couple right away. They were so laid-back and willing to try different things that the session ended up being one of my favorites so far this year!

Engaged couple stands in Hole in the Rock at Papago Park for their Phoenix, Arizona engagement photo session.
Engaged couple sits under the famous Hole in the Rock located in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Engaged couple sits under the famous Hole in the Rock located in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Hole in the Rock is a well-known Phoenix landmark usually crowded with people, so we were lucky to have it all to ourselves!
Engagement photography of couple with the famous Hole in the Rock located in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Engagement photography of couple holding hands in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Engagement photography of couple holding hands in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couples who are willing to be goofy with me are the best! (Especially if they can also speak to me in Office quotes)
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
How much do you love her black stone engagement ring?? So rad. If you’re new here or haven’t figured it out by now… I really love a good unique ring. It’s kind of my favorite thing.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
Couple has a fun engagement photography session in Papago Park, Phoenix Arizona.
I barely got through editing these pictures without spontaneously dying my hair purple, even though there is no chance I would pull it off as well as she does. Major hair envy!

Want more Papago Park engagement sessions?

I have a few more Papago Park couple’s shoots coming up just in time for Valentine’s day so keep an eye out for those! And while Papago Park is an excellent option for your engagement session, there are also so many other gems of nature that you wouldn’t expect so close to Phoenix! If you’re engaged or just want a rad, nature-filled session, shoot me a message and let’s explore together!