Emily + Alex = LOVE | Desert Botanical Gardens and Papago Park Engagement | Phoenix Arizona

Emily and Alex got my information from a mutual friend, and gave me a call a few months ago about their wedding.  I am SO glad that they did!  These two are so in love, and so adorable together that I had the time of my life shooting their engagement photos!  You just have to see them, so here they are!!!

Desert Botanical Gardens Engagement Phoenix

We started out at Desert Botanical gardens at sunrise, before the garden even opened, and Emily and Alex brought along their fun puppy, Porter.  A happy puppy in the morning is always a reason to smile :-).  Look at those ears!!!  ADORABLE!!

Desert Botanical garden Engagement
Desert Botanical Gardens Engagement

I will wake up before sunrise for things like this :-).

Desert Botanical garden Engagement

Emily, you are simply beautiful.  These are two of my faves :-).

Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens Engagement

After a quick costume change, we "ran" over to Papago Park!  (You can see their running shoes in the next photo... Oh, I crack myself up!!! :-)  I asked Alex and Emily to bring some props that mean something to them, and they love to run together, so they brought their shoes.  I love me a good prop, and we incorporated them into a few shots.

Papago Park engagement Photography
Papago Park engagement Photos
Papago Park Engagement Photography
Papago Park Engagement Photos

Oh hey, you two, Ralph Lauren called and they need you for next year's catalogue stat :-).

Papago Park Engagement
Phoenix Engagement Papago Park
Papago Park engagement Phoenix
Phoenix Engagement

This one in the tall grass is one of my other favorites. :-)

Papago Park Engagement Session
Papago Park Engagement Photos

All I can say is there is ooodles of chemistry and love between these two, and I am so glad that I get to capture more of it at their wedding in October.  Thanks for the great morning, Emily and Alex!