Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.

WARNING. This Payson, Arizona engagement session contains puppies. Scrolling further may increase the risk of puppy fever, or an overwhelming desire to adopt as many dogs as you can fit in your house.

Any excuse I have to drive north during Phoenix summers, I jump at. I headed to Payson, Arizona for this engagement session to meet this beautiful couple – as well as a couple of beautiful dogs! Your pups are always welcome with me for photos, especially if they’re as cute and well-behaved as these two!

Couple includes their furry family members in their Payson, Arizona engagement photo session by bringing their dogs.
Australian Shepard "aussie" puppy crashes a couple's engagement photo session in Payson, Arizona.

Check out that name tag! Isn’t Ace the cutest name for a puppy? She was only a few months old and already knew to stay close while she explored the forest.

Australian Shepard "aussie" puppy crashes a couple's engagement photo session in Payson, Arizona.
Couple includes their furry family members in their Payson, Arizona engagement photo session by bringing their dogs.
Couple includes their furry family members in their Payson, Arizona engagement photo session by bringing their dogs.
Couple includes their furry family members in their Payson, Arizona engagement photo session by bringing their dogs. This Husky and Australian Shepard puppy were the cutest and most fluffy!

Are dog kisses or human kisses better? That’s a great debate for another time. The rest of this engagement session was a little less fluffy but still amazing. We were overlooking the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim and it is a truly magical place. The sunsets here are so full of color and golden light.

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If anyone knows what these odd little green forest plants are, I’d love to know! They’re so different from anything I’ve seen, and almost looked out of place between the pine trees.

Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.
Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.
Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.
Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.
Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.
Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.

I automatically know I’ll get along with someone if they have the same love for quirky socks that I do! These outfits were the perfect choice: neutral and comfortable. Get more ideas for engagement session outfits on my Pinterest board!

Couple overlooks the Coconino National Forest at the Mogollon Rim during their engagement session in Payson, Arizona with wedding photographer Wind and Sky Photography.

The Phoenix valley offers lots of great desert landscapes. If you want something a little different than cacti, there are so many diverse landscapes only an hour or two away! Do your engagement session on the edge of the world at Mogollon Rim in Payson, or surrounded by red rock in Sedona. Contact me for even more location ideas and information on travel fees. There is lots of availability for August and September sessions before Arizona wedding season starts!