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Scottsdale Desert Engagement

Happy Monday, friends! We’re still on a high from all the fun we had this weekend, which was our first weekend off from weddings since August! So how did we celebrate our first weekend without a wedding? With all the couples we love, of course! Yesterday we held our annual AJ Bride Christmas party, and it. was. a. blast. We’ll be sharing more about that tomorrow, but if you haven’t seen our most epic Ellen-selfie to date, you have to take a look!

If you look closely at that group photo, you might just see the two cuties we’re sharing with you today! By now, you probably recognize Melissa and Braedon, either from their epic surprise proposal on a cliff, or from their romantic engagement session in the woods. You also probably remember that Melissa is one of Amy’s best friends. They met in middle school, when the highlight of their life was attending the Destiny’s Child concert together and have been friends ever since. They cheered on the high school track together, sat next to each other in almost every class in college, where they both finished their education degrees, and Melissa stood by our side on our wedding day as one of our bridesmaids six years ago. We still remember meeting Braedon for the first time, so it’s surreal to say they are getting married NEXT MONTH! Amy is so honored to stand by her side as a bridesmaid, and we can’t wait to be their photographers, too. This Saturday Amy even got to spend her first Saturday day camera-free, playing bridesmaid-role-only at Melissa’s bridal shower, and making one heck of a ribbon bouquet for the rehearsal, and she loved every minute of it. These two are so special to us.

By now you might be wondering, if you already shot their proposal AND an engagement session, then what the heck are these?! Well, when we were planning out our new website, we knew we wanted an updated video that would showcase a full experience with us so that our future couples could get a feel for what it would be like at their engagement session and their wedding day. And fast! 45 seconds or less! We had plenty of great wedding footage from real weddings, thanks to our friends at Everly Films, Amore Films, Matt Kennedy and Serendipity, but we were on SUCH a time crunch with our fall season being in full swing that we just weren’t sure if we’d be able to pull off filming an engagement session! Luckily, we called in Dave Altizer, a killer filmmaker (who also happens to be Amy’s cousin!) who worked around our crazy schedules and helped us meet an insane deadline, and Melissa and Braedon, who were such great sports.

We knew we just wanted little glimpses of an engagement session, so we literally shot these in TEN MINUTES and were shooting around Dave (who was getting all the priority angles he needed for the video) and racing against the sun, but M&B are such pros that they rocked every minute of it. We couldn’t believe how many images we got that we loved in such a short amount of time. It probably wasn’t more than two minutes in before one of us shouted “UMM! We are SO blogging these!” So what started as a “mock shoot” quickly turned into a real one! In fact, they just sent out their Christmas cards using one of these photos! Not bad for ten minutes, eh? We just had to share a few of our faves to kick off the week (and when scroll down to the bottom, see if you can spot them in our new video!)

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo
Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

Scottsdale Engagement Desert Photo

 

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Arizona Desert Engagement

Arizona Desert Engagement Photo

Arizona Desert Engagement Photo

Arizona Desert Engagement Photo

Arizona Desert Engagement Photo

Want to see the final product?! See if you can spot Melissa and Braedon in our new experience video!

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  1. Shelle says:

    LOVE this!! The video rocks! You guys are so inspiring. Words can’t express how much I admire you both. I adore your work, your passion, your love for one another and your characters. Love that this dream of yours has soared so far! Thank you for going after it! To work with you guys is on my bucket list! Blessings!

  2. Ashley says:

    These images are gorgeous!! I was just curious where in Scottsdale you shot these. Would love to do my engagement photos here 🙂

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