Engagement Photos in Phoenix | Arizona Wedding Photographer

Engagement Photos in Phoenix | Arizona Wedding Photographer

I had so much fun with taking these Engagement Photos in Phoenix! Everyone knows Phoenix as the place that is boiling hot, BUT the beautiful sun in Arizona makes for pretty awesome photos! We had to beat the heat by meeting at sunrise which is A-OK with me. Everyone who knows me knows that sunrise is my absolute favorite time to shoot! You get to beat the crowds and enjoy the scenery all to ourselves!

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I talked to Melissa and Justin to get some fun stories from them about their engagement and to hear how they met!

How did you two meet?

We met at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. I was playing rugby for the U.S. team and Justin was riding BMX bikes. We started to notice each other and talk in the cafeteria, and then went out on our first date!

When you did you realize that you two were meant to be? What made you want to marry each other?

I realized we were meant to be when Justin challenged me and stood up against my strong personality ha! He is driven, hard working, competitive and I love how kind he is. I think we recognized fairly quickly that we made a good team, and that we both made each other very happy. We both enjoy being social, having fun, and being spontaneous. When I decided to move to Indiana with Justin I knew that this was the man I wanted to be with for the rest of my life.

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How did he propose? Were you surprised or did you expect it?

Justin proposed on the Oregon coast near Haystack rock. We were lucky enough to be there on a fantastic sunny day. It was absolutely beautiful. Justin took me up onto one of the cliffs in that area and proposed above the beautiful coast. I was so excited I don’t even remember what he said to me. We then went to a winery near Newberg and were able to share the exciting moment together. After that Justin had set up a big surprise family barbecue with his family and mine. He was so thoughtful and it made for the perfect day!

Any fun story about you two or any additional information you would like to add?

I actually asked Justin out on our first date! We were all hanging out in the training room at the Olympic training center and I was talking with one of my friends about a blind date she was going on that weekend. I spoke up and said I wanted to go on the blind date! Then I looked at Justin who was sitting a couple tables away and asked if he would like to go with me. He said yes and handed me his phone to put in my number. We ended up going on a date sooner then the blind date was set to occur, and never looked back!

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I love that these two are such a playful couple! They had recently moved to Phoenix for work and I was so excited when they asked me to take their engagement photos in Phoenix. I have family there so it was so fantastic to be able to go on an adventure with these two and to get time to spend with my family.

If you are searching for an Arizona Wedding Photographer or destination elopement photographer I would love to help guide you through planning your dream day! You can contact me HERE and I look forward to chatting with you. In the meantime, check out How to Dress for Engagement Photos!

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I'm so friggin' stoked you landed here! I'm an Adventure Elopement Photographer, but my role is so much more than just an Elopement Photographer.


Getting to know you is extremely important to me so that I create the ultimate elopement experience that's crafted around you. We'll be spending a lot of time together and I want to make sure we'll be a great fit so that your elopement day can be the best it possibly can be.

I'm here to make your life SO much easier and I'm so excited to do so!! I'm here to keep your day and planning process as stress-free as possible. I'm not about stressing out and I especially don't want you losing your mind on your elopement day! I'm here to guide you through every single step.

If you're looking for an adventurous, meaningful and wild experience on your elopement day then let's friggin' do this!! 

Hey, I'm Courtney!

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"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen. She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

Ellie & Zac

"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments. Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

Shannon & Brandon

When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements on the web, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken of an elopement in Ireland. Those moments were captured by, yep you guessed it, Courtney!

Her website and Courtney herself made the process so easy. She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! Courtney does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST day! She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details, like what type of shoes to wear! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married! After we exchanged our vows, we went to celebrate at a local pub (Courtney’s idea ;) ). It was a blast!!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making it happen. So for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney on your big day, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!

Taylor & andrew

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session. Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary. She kept the focus was on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"


"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

walker & mac

What's It like having me be your elopement photographer & coordinator? 
Take it from my past couples!