Eckert Anniversary | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

It was 5:30 am and still dark outside when I walked to my car, hopped in and turned the key. I couldn't wait to watch the sunrise over the Arizona desert. What was going to make it even better was that two incredible people were visiting all the way from Seattle, WA. This morning they were going to get the chance to get the photos they were not able to on their wedding day.

One year ago Jake and Sam got married in beautiful Sedona in the pouring rain. Literally. They stood outside with loved ones huddled under umbrellas and said "I do" in the middle of one of the rainiest monsoon days I'd seen all year. Although we managed to sneak in a few photos in between downpours, I always felt like they deserved more.

A warm sun kissed the horizon as we pulled over along side the road and quickly crossed the dirt road. We stood there for a moment, just watching. It was breathtaking. Then we tiptoed through the cactus (walking through cholla covered ground in sandals made for quite the adventure) to the perfect back lit spot. I'm so thankful that we decided last minute to fit in an anniversary session during their visit because Jake and Sam have such a fun love. I adore these two and I hope that it's not the last time I get them in front of my lens!

Happy 1st Anniversary Mr and Mrs Eckert!