Sunset Crater Engagement || Andy & Ellie

On a warm summer day in the mountains of Flagstaff Arizona, Andy, Ellie & I wandered around the grand landscape of Sunset Crater about 10 miles outside of Flagstaff. I’d been dreaming of photographing a couple here for months. I had always thought that the rolling hills of black sand seemed so different from the typical landscape of Northern Arizona, and that it needed to be shared! When Andy & Ellie said they were down to do their engagement anywhere, this was the spot.

We headed down the winding loop road that connects Sunset Crater to  the Wupaki Ruins, passing Sunset Crater and coming to a view that overlooks the crater with the San Francisco peaks hidden in a smokey haze behind it. What stood out the most to me was the volcanic sand that changes the typical forest into one with a violent geologic history. A history that set Northern Arizona apart from the rest of the state’s landscape. I wanted to show that a landscape that is so dark & different can be captured beautifully as a backdrop for two people in love.

Andy & Ellie are two people who just.. fit together.  They hung onto each other throughout, and it truly felt like we were all just exploring this vast landscape together & I just so happened to have my camera with me. Knowing Andy since college made this even more special because he too, is a photographer, so being the one to photograph another photographer’s wedding is just such a honor! They plan on having their wedding at the Nordic Center among the aspens in the fall, and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

 

 

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Arianne & Eric

“My husband and I planned a small elopement in Sedona. I found Victoria on Instagram and loved her style. We went through the planning process without a wedding planner which proved to be difficult. Victoria was so helpful in making suggestions and pointing us into the right direction, even though I know she really didn’t have to do that as our photographer. On the day of the wedding, she was prompt in arrival and swift in ensuring that she captured everything. In our evening shoot, we went to 2 locations but looking at our pictures it appears that we went to at least 20. She has an amazing eye for photography and truly captured the spirit of our relationship. The quality is excellent and we could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Victoria is a gem. If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!”


If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!

Karina & Zach

“Totally WORTH IT! Highly recommend!

Victoria is amazing behind the camera. I am usually really camera shy but I was so comfortable. It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!”

It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!

Izza & Reenan 

“Our wedding was originally March 2020 and she was so great during that difficult time of unexpected rescheduling. When we finally met 2 years after our first email exchange she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.”

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.

Sarah & Aaron

“We hired her for our engagements, bridals and wedding day and we absolutely LOVED having her to capture these special moments. Victoria, is personable yet professional, and by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.”

by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.