It’s been barely over a year since I moved to Sierra Vista. I truly love the slow pace of life here. There are beautiful mountains everywhere you look and you can see for miles and miles. Most of the time, my photography work brings me a couple hours north to Tucson. While I love the huge saguaros that Tucson offers, I also really enjoy staying close to home and exploring more of the city I live in.
When I started talking with Saige and Aaron about where they’d like to have their sweetheart session, I let these long-time locals be my guide. They mentioned a few local spots and, after doing some online and in-person scouting, I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot. Mountains, wild flowers, and dusty dirt roads. That’s the Sierra Vista scenery I love.
It has been a little over a year since Saige and Aaron were married. Between Aaron’s job as a firefighter and Saige’s work at the local hospital, life has certainly been busy. Not only do they dedicate their lives to helping others but they also strive to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Behind this sweet couple are two beasts in the gym growing stronger together every day. Their dedication to fitness is awesome, sure, but so is the dedication that they have to each other.
It seems like it’s been several weeks since we’ve had any rain in Sierra Vista. Monsoon season is said to typically last through September, but we’re already experiencing cooler weather, lower humidity, and clear skies.
I always encourage couples to send me photos of the outfits they’re thinking of wearing for their session. I want to ensure that their images look polished! Saige started sending me photos of a few options and as soon as I saw this burnt orange romper I was like, “That! That’s it!!!” That deep but muted color against the color of the mountains here in Sierra Vista just screamed ‘Here comes Fall!’
I loved being able to get a little bit of glow creeping into their portraits!
Aaron was an absolute trooper throughout our time together. I made sure he had his moment in the spotlight, too!
Saige and Aaron, I had a blast hanging out with you in the canyons! You are a beautiful couple full of personality! I’m so happy we were able to get you both back in front of the camera for some much needed couples portraits in Sierra Vista 😉
Christy Hunter is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Seattle, Washington.
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