It was a beautiful clear fall morning in the Arizona desert for Christie and Dmitriy’s engagement session photography shoot. I have been photographing in Arizona long enough to have a few favorite spots. This knowledge and flexibility proved to be lucky for Christie & Dmitriy. When I arrived at the location Christie & Dmitriy had chosen for their photographs it turned out to be hosting a pumpkin festival. The entire park was fenced off and filled with white tents but I was not worried. I had a backup plan just down the road. This alternate location featured classic desert views as well as towering trees along a dry wash. After many years living in Arizona I am still awed by it’s beauty and natural diversity. It was fun getting to know this lovely couple a little bit better during our session. First of all they are funny and kind and Christie has the best hair ever. I can’t wait for their wedding next month!