When Randi asked if I was up for a Flagstaff Engagement session full of fall colors and 20’s themed outfits I couldn’t get my fingers to fly fast enough to reply with a resounding yes! Hitting the 2 weeks of fall color in Northern Arizona is hard, but they picked the perfect weekend to drive up from Tucson for their session. Flagstaff is where they met and where their love began, it was so fitting and fun to get to do their session there!
I don’t know that I’ve seen more sparkly and excited eyes than Randi’s when she came down the stairs at her Mom’s house ready to go. She hit every detail on the head and the two of them were putting on the ritz. (I may or may not have had to look up a list of 1920’s slang to find that one). With articles gathered piece by piece, from thrift stores, to their closets, to the Halloween store, and more, they assembled the perfect set of outfits for the first part of their session!
I forget just how massive trains are until up close to one. These things are huge! Even knowing it wasn’t going to move it was a little intimidating being that close. But when you have a couple as gorgeous and in love as these two, you hardly even notice things like big trains. I don’t know that Porter noticed at least…he hardly took his eyes off of Randi!
I got to see a sneak peek of the wedding dress and details and this woman is going to blow everyone away! I can’t wait to see Porter’s face when he sees her!
After the 20’s portion of the session at the park near their home, we headed up the mountain in search of fall colors. As we drove up we’d see a tree or two, and the leaves got more and more yellow as we went further up. At last we came around a bend in the road at Aspen Corner and the trees were gorgeous! And packed with half of the city who’d had the same idea as us. So we decided to keep pushing upward and onward. The trees had just gotten better and better as we got higher, so we were sure the top of the mountain would be ablaze with color!
We pulled into the parking lot and looked at the stand of aspens…which were all still bright green!! What?! But there weren’t hordes of people, and we could see some yellow in the distance, so after a quick change of clothes Randi and Porter were game to go chasing the fall leaves and we marched across the meadow.
And it was totally worth it! This old stand of aspens was gorgeous. It felt like we were the only people on the mountain, and the echo under the trees was unreal.
We climbed back up the hill and headed across the meadow just as the sun was starting to set. The view was spectacular! Such a perfect way to end the day with these two.