A Playful Engagement Session by the Lake

We first met Ashlie and Ricky back at Chelsea & Leon’s wedding at the Desert Botanical Garden in 2017. Even back then we saw the love between the two of them and how much fun they have together. During that wedding neither were shy to bust a move on the dance floor and sing at the top of their lungs! Since then we have kept up with this sweet family, and now it is finally time for Ashlie and Ricky to tie the knot. Yay!

It is a Perfect Desert Retreat

Several years ago Ashlie and Ricky reconnected after being acquaintances through high school, now they have been inseparable ever since that day they joined their mutual friends splashing around at the lake. So needless to say they were super excited about our suggestion of having a playful engagement session down by a lake surrounded by giant saguaros. It is perfect desert retreat. We also love water, the fun and variety it adds to taking photos and always a welcomed breeze. As we tell all of our couples: treat this as a date. It’s not everyday that the two of you get to have some fun without kids, work or an agenda. They took our advice showed up with big smiles and a couple White Claw’s in tow. They even went out to a romantic dinner afterwards, good for you guys!

A Welcome Breeze to Cool us Down

It turned out to be a romantic end of summer day for their playful engagement session. The monsoon to the north brought a welcome breeze to cool us down while we dipped our feet in the water and splashed around a bit. The sun fell below the horizon and the water reflected it with a rose gold hue.

True to You

As we walked along the water’s edge we asked them about how he popped the question. We knew that it would be genuinely true to them, and that’s Ashlie’s favorite part of this proposal story. In the busyness of life they always made time for the two of them every week by making a nice dinner together (So Sweet! and also a good idea). On this night, it was a steak and potatoes kind of affair. As Ashlie was helping to prepare dinner in the kitchen, nine months pregnant with their first bouncing baby boy, Ricky smacked Ashlie on the butt and as she turned around he was on one knee. It was truly was a playful and a very Ricky thing to do!

“If your a Bird, I’m a Bird”

It’s obvious that Ashlie and Ricky are best friends, Together they enjoy making each other laugh and being goofy. Playing around is something we could all do more of. They are the kind of people you can hang out with all day and never have a dull moment. We are so excited about your upcoming wedding this November! We love your free spirits and thank you for being so much fun, you two brighten our day.

With Love – Adam & Priscilla

You know it’s going to be a great shoot when your couple voluntarily asks β€œcan we pleeeease get in the water for some photos?” Btw it was a 110Β° here in Arizona yesterday and we all got in the water to splash around after the sun went down.

Posted by Copper Hill Photography by Adam & Priscilla on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Leave a Reply

  1. Ashley Herrera

    September 7th, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The cutest ever πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. Anonymous

    September 7th, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Literally the cutest couple ever in the history of forever 😍

  3. Ashlie

    September 7th, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I love them all so much!

  4. Chelsea Zhao

    September 7th, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    These are gorgeous! I’m so glad we got to introduce you to each other. πŸ˜„

  5. Melanie

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL couple ❀️

  6. Maryann

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    So cute! Congratulations πŸ’›

  7. Winnie

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Congratulations!

  8. Anonymous

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I love you both so much!! 😭😭😭

  9. Ashley

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Obsessed with this entire shoot!!! My goodness 😍😭

  10. Anonymous

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great photos!

  11. Angel

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    You guys are so cute! You are going to be the prettiest bride and love the black and white pic where you are wearing the hat Ashlie!

  12. Anonymous

    September 7th, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    These are beautiful pictures. Wishing you both a life full of happiness

  13. Christine Swapp

    September 7th, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Wow Loved the Pictures and the clip was really cute

  14. Tania

    September 7th, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Amazing! Ashlie you look so happy!

  15. Shelby

    September 7th, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    These are all so freaking amazing

  16. Kim

    September 7th, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Oh my goodness I love them alllll! Love love love! Absolutely gorgeous!

  17. Molly

    September 8th, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Absolutely amazing photos!! 😍 Congratulations!!

  18. Marissa

    September 8th, 2019 at 8:11 am

    These are so beautiful! What a beautiful couple 😍😭

  19. Kelli

    September 8th, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Ash these are so so so beautiful!!!!!

  20. James

    September 8th, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Wow!! These are gorgeous!!!

  21. James

    September 8th, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Wow! These are gorgeous!!!!!

  22. Barbara

    September 8th, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Love love πŸ’• πŸ’—

  23. Susan

    September 8th, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Absolutely beautiful πŸ’•

  24. Ashli

    September 8th, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Absolutely obsessed with this couple! Their little family is so inspirational ❀️ These photos are breath taking!

  25. Kristin

    September 9th, 2019 at 9:43 am

    These are so good!! Love the locations!!!

  26. Erin

    September 9th, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Aw I love that she’s wearing his hat backwards! Too cute haha

  27. Tania Wicks

    September 9th, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    this couple are stunning. Beautuful work!!

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