Anniversary and Babymoon in Sedona

Last week we set out to shoot in one of our very favorite spots in Sedona! This time for an anniversary session! And we’ve been itching to share these photos ever since, so you’ll definitely want to read on! Will and Krysten, who traveled here all the way from Georgia, pulled up next to us in their rented Jeep Wrangler (perfect for getting around the desert) and greeted us with hugs. You see, Krysten had found us on google and contacted us several months ago when she and her hubby, Will, started planning their trip to Arizona. They were traveling here for a work conference in Phoenix, but decided to take advantage of this opportunity and make it an anniversary celebration too. Little did they know at the time of contacting us, that this trip would also turn into their Sedona babymoon! They are expecting their first baby, a little boy, later this winter.

this trip would also turn into their Sedona babymoon!

Over the next few months, we enjoyed getting to know them through emails and planning. Through several conversations back and forth, we learned that they are celebrating 10 years together and 5 years married! And how she traveled a lot as a kid and as a result prefers European chocolates and how Will loves a Carmel Macchiato and doesn’t care who knows it! We can’t blame you Will, we agree that’s a fine cup of coffee!

Will and Krysten unintentionally met online in college, when Facebook was still used for socializing

They were both freshman at the University of Georgia and wanted to get to know their peers. A facebook group had been set up for the new freshman to get to know each other better. Which is where they first met and they have been together ever since. And they make a great couple, always supporting and encouraging each other to grow. When Will was unsatisfied with his retail job that he thought he’d never get out of (we know the feeling) Krysten was in his corner, cheering him on to try something new. They are now both academic advisors at the same school where they met and fell in love, all those years ago.

As we strolled along the beautiful mountain side we stopped to take a break. We stood in the shade to cool off (it was unseasonably warm) and drank some water while Will shared their proposal story with us. When the day finally came for him to pop the question, he was fairly certain she knew what was going on. But when he bent down on one knee, and opened the box…it was upside down! (oops) Now this is actually not the first time we’ve heard of this happening, we’ve witnessed it before! I guess with a lot of ring boxes, it’s just hard to tell which side is up. But, of course she happily said yes! Will and Krysten now spend their free time enjoying football together (in true Bull Dog fashion) and traveling. We loved her ring and the story along with it. The stone, her grandmothers diamond, was custom set in a unique antique style. And her necklace, a sweet gift from Will’s mother when she discovered Krysten was expecting, is a beautifully displayed Mother of Pearl. 

This past summer Northern Arizona has seen several wildfires, the most recent one had put Sedona in a layer of haze.

You may think this would a bad thing for photography, but we embraced it as a beautiful opportunity. As we hiked along the path to Baby Bell Rock, the red rock formations in the distance looked like they were draped in a veil. Not a super thick smoke, but just enough to show off that desert glow even more. Perfect for Krysten and Will’s anniversary session. This was their first time in the Southwest, so we were excited to show them how beautiful our desert is!

When we began photographing these two, we were admiring how perfect Krysten’s green dress was for the Sedona landscape, when we realized how sweet and natural Will and Krysten are together. Even after ten years, they’ve got great chemistry. He loves to playfully lick her face, which we think is endearing. We laughed with them about how Priscilla’s mom has always done that to her too, and decided that maybe it’s a southern thing, I dunno. As we continued on, we took our time enjoying the views and talking about how quiet the earth is to tread on and how peaceful it is. We all agreed that standing out there looking at the vast landscape reminds us of how small we are in the world. And we had the whole park to ourselves, which only added to that lovely feeling. 

And then standing there atop a Sedona cliff, lost in a sea of red rocks, he took her hand in his…and they danced…

Her hair blowing gently in the wind, with her head resting on his shoulder, they were just so comfortable in each others arms. We love getting to witness these moments in other couples relationships. You may have noticed by now that we have a passion for photographing people in love and telling their story. This Sedona babymoon shoot in the desert is just another beautiful chapter in Krysten and Will’s love story. We were so honored to be able to photograph them during this exciting season in their lives. 

Krysten, thanks for taking the time to do some research on Sedona photographers! We’re so glad you found us! We truly enjoyed getting to know you and Will and our time together. Thank you both for sharing with us and being so open. You guys made some beautiful memories dancing on those red rocks but so did we!  Hey, maybe one day, if we ever make it out to Georgia you could show us around, you know we’re dying to see that crazy big aquarium in the ATL!  Guys, it has three whale sharks…three!!!

-With Love

Ring design by Brown and Co

To see another session from this gorgeous location in Sedona be sure to check out Jeremy & Megan’s Engagement session…

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  1. Will's Friend

    October 9th, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the landscape in each photo without it taking the focus away from Will and Krysten.

  2. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much Willโ€™s friend! we had an awesome evening with these two! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

  3. Kelsey Shull

    October 9th, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    OMG!!! The photos already took my breath away, but reading the story that goes along with them just made liquid roll from my eyes!!! Such a beautiful moment for a beautiful couple in a beautiful landscape! Gahhhhh I love this so much!!!!

  4. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Awww thank you so much Kelsey! Weโ€™re so glad you loved the blog! It was so great getting to know Krysten and Will and tell their story! They make a great couple and we canโ€™t wait to see their sweet baby boy! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

  5. Rita

    October 9th, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Breathtaking ! The way you captured Krysten & Will in the beauty of Sedona! Your awe inspiring eye to the details of both the couples story enhanced by the landscape . These pictures will carry on to the next century and for generations to come.Well done!

  6. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Thatโ€™s so what weโ€™re going for Rita! Thank you so much for your kind words! We truly enjoyed our time with these two love birds! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

  7. Ali Gerlach

    October 9th, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Youโ€™ve definitely captured how perfect these two are together. And wow! That Sedona landscape does not disappoint. These photographs are gorgeous.

  8. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you so much Ali!!! We are blessed to have Sedona in our front yard and we never want to take that for granted! But showing fresh eyes this beautiful place is always an amazing reminder of just how stunning Sedona truly is! Glad you enjoyed the blog! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

  9. Jim Lewis

    October 9th, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Wow!! These are beautiful and moms already asking why I never thought of this, UhOh:)

  10. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you so much Jim! Itโ€™s never too late for an anniversary session!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

  11. Rohan

    October 9th, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Love these photos and so happy for Krysten and Will!! Canโ€™t wait to meet the new baby Lewis!

  12. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much Rohan! We know theyโ€™re going to make awesome parents! ๐Ÿ’•

  13. Suzanne

    October 9th, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Two fantastic and loving people. Wonderful pictures,in a beautiful part of the USA. I am looking forward to when their sweet boy is born, our first grand baby.

  14. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Your first grand baby?!? How exciting! We canโ€™t wait to see their sweet baby boy too! Glad you enjoyed the photos Suzanne!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

  15. Sophia Wijegoonaratna

    October 9th, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful photos! So excited for you guys!

  16. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you Sophia!! ๐Ÿ’—

  17. Paul

    October 9th, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Excited for Krysten and Will. 10 years together and still as happy as the first day.

  18. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    glad you enjoyed the blog Paul! Will and Krysten are so sweet together! Theyโ€™ve got the kind of love that you know will last forever! ๐Ÿ’•

  19. Alex

    October 9th, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    So happy for my sister and brother-in-law. Looking forward to my first nephew.

  20. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 9th, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    We canโ€™t wait to see their sweet baby boy too!!!

  21. Rebecca

    October 10th, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful!!! I loved reading this post and looking at these great photos!! ….absolutely stunning! Will and Krysten are such a great couple and already great parents! I canโ€™t wait their baby boy!

  22. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 15th, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for reading our blog Rebecca. Will and Krysten will be amazing parents, so much love there

  23. Nicole Mogollon

    October 10th, 2018 at 7:22 am

    These are so beautiful!! Canโ€™t wait to meet him:)

  24. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 15th, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    ahh, Thanks Nicole. We can’t wait to see pics of him when he arrives

  25. Sylva Langton

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Thanks for the wonderful photos of my beautiful granddaughter and husband Will. Outstanding scenic shots and canโ€™t wait for my first great grandchild Sylva

  26. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Your Welcome! And thank you for the kind words. Congratulations on the first great grandchild, that is so exciting!

  27. Trey

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I wish my wife and I were that photogenic. Such nice pictures.

  28. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    They were naturals in front of our cameras!

  29. Bryan Langton

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:41 am

    A happy couple in one of most romantic and George our region in the States You Captured their devotion and love for each other excellently. Hope my great grandson will be as contented in life as KAnd Will obviously are. Grandpa L

  30. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you Bryan, We agree, it is one of the most romantic and gorgeous parts of the country, a perfect place to document this happy growing family. I’m sure your great grandson will be well loved by everyone.

  31. Brad Williams

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Perfect couple, perfect location, astounding images. What more could you want?

  32. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    nope…couldn’t think of anything. It really was a perfect evening with a perfect couple.

  33. Kelly Dahlke

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful couple. Anyone who knows these two knows they will make the best parents!

  34. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    From the short time period that we got to spend with them we totally think that they will be amazing parents, so much love for that little boy already.

  35. Aimee

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Amazing photos! Looks like a great trip!

  36. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Arizona has all sorts of fun adventures, we have everything from desert to pine forests and snow capped mountains!

  37. Ginny Yancey

    October 10th, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Stunning! Beautiful couple and amazing surroundings! Absolutely glowing!

  38. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 16th, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Not sure who was glowing more, Krysten or the sunset! lol ๐Ÿ˜Š

  39. Jennifer

    October 10th, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Love this couple, these photos, and Sedona, AZ! Their baby son is a lucky boy, not that he really knows that right now. Copper Hill folks: your work is lovely! I hope living and working out West is everything you hoped it would be.

  40. Michele

    October 10th, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    A perfect way for Krysten and Will to always remember their babymoon in magical Sedona. Such gorgeous images of them and of their majestic surroundings. Kudos to Copper Hill Photography for such splendid photos.

  41. Julie Kerr

    October 10th, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The photos have certainly captured the loving and beautiful relationship shared by Krysten and Will. I can tell how relaxed they were during the photo session and shows how comfortable they felt with you as their photographer. Gorgeous results!

  42. James Cochran

    October 11th, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Love these guys, and these photos are incredible. Excellent shoot, folks!

  43. Anonymous

    October 12th, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful couple!

  44. Antonina

    October 12th, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful pictures, sweet couple and such a pretty view!

  45. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    October 15th, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you, we agree they are a sweet couple and that view never get old!

  46. Leslie Doran

    October 24th, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    What a great blog and absolutely amazing photos! ๐Ÿ˜ You can feel the love and excitement all around. Canโ€™t wait to see what more you guys post!

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