My favorite way to photograph a colorful engagement session in Downtown Phoenix is just like this! We base your portraits around an activity. For Shalayne + Andrea, that activity was an afternoon at Pigtails reminiscing about their first date.
It was a Thursday. We did their session on a Thursday too. Andrea picked up Shalayne + brought her to Pigtails – a speakeasy in downtown Phoenix, with amazing cocktails, food + plants on the wall. Shalayne loooves plants! They had an amazing evening + in Shalayne’s words “the rest was herstory”. So sweet.
After enjoying a few amazing cocktails together – yes I had one too! Soooo tasty! We took a walk around the block to enjoy the weather + find a few more spots for some colorful engagement portraits in downtown Phoenix. Shalayne + Andrea loooove color + rainbows. They are having a very colorful wedding with lots of pinks + oranges. So I was on the lookout for spots with colorful murals or areas that would have really pretty pops of color. I was specifically looking for pinks + oranges or other tropical colors that would look great at their wedding + in their home.
I loved observing these two together + barely had to give them any direction. With a few prompts or suggestions like “hey can you sit on this blue flower box?” they were basically models.
Shalayne + Andrea’s colorful engagement session in Downtown Phoenix was a blast + I knew from the moment we met that I would truly enjoy getting to know these two. They chose to have their wedding coordinated by Bloom + Blueprint. I know it’s going to be epic!
Shalayne + Andrea, thank you so much for allowing me the space to create art from your love! I can’t wait for your wedding!