Karie and Robbie…I had such a blast with these two, I was so bummed I couldn’t shoot their wedding up in Wisconsin. But their engagement session was crazy fun. It was scheduled on January 2nd, which just happened to be two days after a strong winter storm blew through the state. It even snowed briefly in areas of Phoenix. But up where we went to…Oak Creek Canyon to start and Sedona to finish…the snow was way heavy. Oak Creek especially had feet of snow and it was such a treat to walk around and take some pictures in it.
Being from up north, these two had no issues with the snow…I on the other hand got chilly there after the sun went down! But never once did Karie look cold despite wearing a lot of dresses haha!
Good luck to you guys, I wish you the best!
Okay, technically fall is in full swing across the country, but here in Phoenix, it’s still around 90 degrees and for this guy who really dislikes the summers out here…it’s just not “fall weather” yet. Although the nights are amazing right now.
But on my trip up north to Williams back on the 13th of October, I did run across the beginnings of fall in a few places. One of the areas I visited on my way back to Phoenix was Oak Creek Canyon which is accessible via State Route 89a from Flagstaff. I hadn’t driven down that road in a very, very long time and it was amazingly beautiful. The steep drive down with the sheer canyon walls demanded photos but there was nowhere to stop. Maybe next time.
The two lane highway presented all kinds of interesting shots where there were places to pull over and this was one of them. The trees in the far horizon are a little cloudy because of a prescribed burn going on just down the road.
Definitely need to go down there again someday…preferably with some stormy weather (of course).