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        To say the least, this engagement session was AN ADVENTURE!! So many moments were amazing and so many moments were insane! And boy oh boy, a lot went wrong and a lot went right! If you are looking to have your formal outdoor engagement photos in Saint George, Utah then come see what it looks like fully committing and going with the flow when all the punches come at you at once! If you are up for the ride and ready to create magic during a beautiful formal sunrise shoot in the Red Rock of Southern Utah then count me in!

        A Destination Outdoor Engagement Photoshoot At Red Rock, Southern Utah

        I am always down for a destination engagement session! And these two were down for the ride, too! We were greeted that morning with some rain and lightning but it gave the rocks such a rich red from being wet. It truly was a sight to see and gave off a beautiful and cozy overcast sky. Formal engagement sessions are a fun option for couples that wanna do a formal look just like these two did. You can go all out, have a ton of fun with it and make it feel extra special! Your outdoor engagement photos with a formal touch will truly be something. My recommendation is that you should always have one casual “everyday” outfit to change into for some variety!

        A Lot Went Right & A Lot Went Wrong During This Destination Engagement Session

        Boy was this a trip to remember. I travelled out to meet Rikki + Jackson in Southern Utah for their engagement session! We were planning on a sunset shoot the day I got into town but as the airline gods decided that every airplane will be delayed, we missed sunset and decided to shoot for sunrise. Rikki + Jackson were SO SO accommodating and just the kindest humans. Not one issue was gonna stop them from having the best time with me. Sunrise came – I picked up donuts + energy drinks and as soon as I was on the road to meet at the location, GIANT LIGHTENING cracked through the dark morning and then it started dumping. I called the couple to see how they were feeling and they were still down.

        We started shooting and the rain came back full force about 10 minutes into our shoot. We hid in their car and enjoyed the snacks while we waited for the rain to pass. Hair was messed up and clothes were a little damp but Rikki + Jackson embraced. We finished our shoot and its one for the books. The photos turned out beautifully and now we all have memories we can look back now and laugh about.

        Kind Words From Rikki & Jackson

        “You’re a gem thank you again and again and again!! Can’t wait to show them off!!”

        “YOU GOT A LIGHTING BOLT in one!! omg hahahha I love it!”

        “You just made my night!!🥰🥰😍 I’m ordering prints right now for our engagement party!🥹”

        “My wet hair made it SO moody too😂😋 I love them!”

        “Wow, I have no words! These ARE A LITERAL DREAM COME TRUE!! I can’t thank you enough for these. We LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you so much Amanda!🤎”

        I am ready to capture your unique engagement photos next!

        If you are wanting unique outdoor engagement photos, you are in the right place!! I am ready to be a part of your beautiful engagement, couples session wedding, or elopement next! Ready for the same? Let’s do it! Fill out my contact form! Let’s start planning out the magic.

        Amanda Photo Co | Northern California Wedding & Elopement Photographer

        Come see more of this Red Rock engagement session below and get inspired on what your engagement could look like with me by your side!


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