Feast your eyes on this Downtown Phoenix bar crawl engagement session! It’s got it all! We started at a bar, went to a rooftop parking garage to admire the city skyline + bar hopped again! Kellsie + Chad love drinking together. They met at Valley Bar + Chad even proposed in the alley out front! So when we were chatting about their engagement session ideas, they just had to incorporate their beloved downtown Phoenix bar scene + of course the infamous alley. We started at Cornish Pasty at their super quaint outdoor bar. The perfect relaxed setting for these two to down a couple Irish Car Bombers + look hella cute doing it.
This Phoenix bar crawl engagement session started at Cornish Pasty + they have the cutest outdoor patio bar. We sat + chatted while they ordered Irish Car Bombs. Then I let them do their thing without my intrusion. I love sitting back + observing to capture the most authentic moments with my couples.
Kellsie + Chad shared their story with me while we were walking around downtown. Chad’s hat was the conversation starter when they met at Valley Bar for the first time. Kellsie went up to him + made a joke about it. They spent the evening at the bar together + as they say “the rest was history”.
The hat had to make an appearance of course! Aren’t they cute?!
We had to do an outfit change, for their fancy outfits + they were pro car changers, haha! The top level of the parking garage has beautiful views of the cityscape + gorgeous sunset light. These two were so natural together. Can we talk about that RING?! The outfits?! The COLORS they chose?! Fucking goals! I love seeing how my couples take their personality through their outfit choices! Exactly why I prefer to let you make your outfit choices on your own, without any guidance from me! Unless you need it of course, then I’m here for you!
We ventured down to the street of downtown Phoenix to continue our bar crawl engagement session. This light in the street was breathtaking. We went back to the outside patio of Cornish Pasty for another beer before heading to the infamous Valley Bar. Kellsie + Chad play a fun game every time they’re out – a version of “Would You Rather”. I loved letting them do their own thing + just sitting back + observing them.
We headed to the alley in front of Valley Bar – the alley where Chad proposed. It was fun to photograph them in such a special spot.
The Valley Bar was dark + moody AF. We had incredible drinks, tasty food + enjoyed the ambiance while creating some fun candid portraits. Having to shoot in a verrryyyy dark bar was super different, but so much fun + a great way to push myself. Plus I love these super intimate + casual moments!
This bar crawl engagement session was the best! If you want an engagement session that is unapologetically YOU, you know where to find me!