These beautiful New Mexico Engagement Photos are so lovely! Josh and Lauren drove all the way from Scottsdale, Arizona to White Sands for their engagement session, and I’m so glad they were willing to make the trip! White Sands never disappoints.
I have just enjoyed getting to know these two so much. From the moment I walked into their home for their initial consultation, it felt like we were old friends, I could have sat and shot the breeze with them for hours! They are gracious people with infectious positive personalities. I’ve been so excited to work with them!
Josh and Lauren met in 2014, when Lauren was living in Colorado and Josh was there visiting an old friend for a few days. On the last night of his trip, he and his friend went to what Lauren described to me as her favorite ‘dive bar,’ where she and a friend happened to also be. They met and hit it off right away, talking for hours and closing the bar down that night. Lauren asked Josh for his number and then called him almost immediately—just to make sure he’d given her his real number!
Lauren and Josh are both adventurous and love being outdoors—it’s something they both mentioned to me that they love about each other, and most of the stories they’ve told me revolve around one outdoor activity or another. Whether it’s hiking, biking, skiing or snow shoeing, they pretty much do it all. Part of the reason I suggested White Sands as a wild card session location is because it just seemed so fitting to me that these two should have pictures done in one national park or another!
Next month, these two will become man and wife during a small, intimate backyard ceremony at their own home in Scottsdale—and then party with all the most important people in their lives the next day at The Showcase Room
in Tempe, Arizona. I’m so honored that I’ll get to be behind the camera for both days of the festivities! I can already tell it’s going to be such a beautiful wedding—not only because of the way they’ve described their plans to me, but most especially because Josh and Lauren are beautiful, loving people who just have really big hearts and adore their friends, family and, especially, each other.
I’m so glad we did this, Josh and Lauren! Thanks for coming so far, and I can’t wait to see you both next month.