Kayla and Matt, a couple of Phoenix lovers, brought their heat to this Oak Creek Canyon engagement photos session.
The session at Cave Spring Campground in the canyon was a great way to enjoy the warm weather. Couples always ask about what to expect from their Oak Creek Canyon engagement photos, so I explain the easily accessible locations, tall tree groves, beautiful grasses, and of course the river. If you’re looking for an interesting alternative to Arizona’s desert and dry climate, Oak Creek Canyon is a great location.
Keep reading and I’ll share with you everything you need to know for Oak Creek Canyon engagement photos.
Oak Creek Canyon engagement photos
When people think of photos in Sedona, green trees and rivers aren’t always their first thought.
However, Oak Creek Canyon is another example of why northern Arizona is great for destination weddings, elopements or engagements. Just a mile north from the heart of Sedona, this area offers a beautiful vibe shift that shocks most visitors. Some fun facts:
- The Federal Government designated Oak Creek a “Unique Waterway.”
- It’s one of the last free-running streams in Arizona, sourced from an underground spring.
- The Forest Service recognizes the beauty of this area by designating this drive as a Scenic Drive.
The underrated area involves 10 miles of the nearby State Route 89A that twists and turns through a tight two-lane road. But just over the 89A’s highway barrier rests the Oak Creek river and the trees, animals, and greenery the water supports.
When should engagement photos be taken?
Kayla and Matt are special case, because they postponed their wedding due to the pandemic.
I normally recommend couples take their engagement photos at least a year to six months before the wedding date. This gives you the time to post your pictures together on your social, add the pictures to your save the date and RSVP, and add to your website.
But of course, sometimes couples get their engagement photos taken without a wedding date set. That’s no problem. Just make sure your dream photographer can fit your schedule!
Why engagement photos are so important
This session in the canyon at Cave Springs Campground had Kayla and Matt laughing and playing as they posed for our photographer to take their engagement photos.
But not every couple takes the time to schedule an engagement shoot. I always recommend couples get their engagement photos taken by the photographer who will shoot their wedding, because it gives the couple an opportunity to be comfortable with the photographer. Comfort leads to the best photos, so I was always value my couples’ comfort above almost everything else.
Matt and Kayla picked Spring for their Oak Creek Canyon engagement photos, which I think worked out perfectly.
Victoria Nabours, a Northern Arizona local, founded White Desert Photography in 2018.
Since then, the company has bloomed into one of the most in-demand wedding, elopement, and engagement photography companies in Sedona. Additionally, her years of expertise have taken her to international wedding destinations and attracted the eye of local and bridal magazines.