If you have been following me and my blog you have definitely seen Erika’s beautiful face before. I have been so honored to have been able to photograph so many of her major life events including her wedding last year. Over the years Erika (and her husband Edwin) have become great friends of my wife and I making our trip to Arizona a couple of months ago so much more fun.
Since Erika lives just a couple of hours from Sedona we turned a work trip into a fun trip as well. We all were going to be in Sedona for the wedding I was shooting I figured we would take that opportunity to do a fun session with Erika and her dress! Erika had been dying to put her dress on again (rightfully so, its AMAZING) and I always have such a great time when I photograph her so it was just the right thing to do. Now I will be honest. When I first found out I was shooting in Sedona and then doing this shoot I knew it was going to be cool but I really couldn’t imagine the level of cool it actually was! I think I didn’t want to get myself too excited and then be let down by all the hype. Well once I actually saw how AMAZING Sedona was and we actually started exploring and scouting for spots to do this shoot I turned into a giddy little kid. I once again COULD.NOT.WAIT to photograph Erika and combine her natural beauty with the stunning landscapes of Sedona!
We hiked, climbed, sweat, and caught the stares of many tourists all for the sake of getting “the shot” and it has to be one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my photography career. These images turned out so much more spectacular than I could have ever dreamed and I couldn’t thank Erika enough for being such a trooper and being so willing to do whatever it took to feed my creative vision.
Enjoy the photos!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the film look these B&W images have.