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Amanda & Coleman | Sedona Engagement

This session will go down in history as one of my absolute favorite engagement sessions ever. I love every photo session, trust me. But this one... it takes the cake. Amanda has become such a dear friend of mine. I was actually her boss when we met a couple years ago, and from the minute she introduced herself to me, I knew she was one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted girls I would ever work with. We developed such a compatible work relationship, but it was the friendship that came out of it that I am most grateful for. She was one of my biggest supporters of my photography when I was starting out and she still is.

When we no longer worked together we continued to meet for dinner dates so we could catch up as frequently as possible....even though it usually ended up being every couple of months or so. We would just start chatting over wine and catch up like no time had passed. I remember when she asked me to meet one night last year and as we sat waiting for our drinks, she said, "I have something to tell you." And then she showed me her gorgeous engagement ring! Amanda and Coleman are true high school sweethearts, and she waited so patiently for the day he proposed to her. To top it off, she said she wanted me to be their wedding photographer....even before they had set the date for their November wedding!

If there was ever a couple that was meant to be, they are that couple. Coleman is so sweet and loving and affectionate towards her, and Amanda just smiles at him like there's no one else that could make her smile that hard. It was unanimous that Sedona was the perfect setting for their engagement photos and we road tripped up there together. Since they're both Arizona natives, Coleman knew exactly where to go and wasted no time getting there. I may have gotten car sick on the way, but as soon as I started taking their photos I completely forgot I didn't feel well. We laughed, they kissed like I wasn't there, and they told me they felt comfortable and enjoyed themselves. All in all, a perfect session. Insert heart-eyed emoji.