Desert Park Engagement Portraits | Albuquerque
Everything about this evening spent with Shayla and Joseph for their engagement portraits was fun and genuine. Gosh, it is so nice to hang out with people who you feel like you've known your entire life, and personally relate to so much!! Although we were initially supposed to hike to the exact spot that Joseph proposed in the Sandia mountain foothills, we relocated to a park in Albuquerque due to the weather which ended up being perfect! Apparently, God had better plans in store for us this evening because we got an incredible variety of pictures for them at just ONE particular location, that does have a bit of a back story itself...
I first met Joseph and Shayla last September of 2020, at this EXACT location. My first shoot for the Albuquerque Catholic magazine featured Joseph’s sweet family… which is where we all first met, very briefly! Fast forward to 2021, they’re engaged and planning their wedding, and I am more than honored and so excited to capture this special season of their lives for them!! Joseph and Shayla have known each other since high school, but didn’t end up dating until their college years were over! Pictures truly do speak 1,000 words because you can obviously TELL how much they love each other and are truly one another’s best friend. The amount of laughter shared was a perfect testament to how timing is everything in life, even if it takes a few years! I am so excited for them as they get closer and closer to fulfilling the beautiful plan that God is unfolding in their lives as a married couple (in just a couple months!!).
Hanging out with Shayla and Joseph was a highlight to my entire summer, and it’s such a breath of fresh air when I’m with with not only amazing clients, but also good people who become instant friends. Enjoy these engagement pictures, and get ready for their wedding in just TWO months!!
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