We’re just going to say this right now, up front, because it deserves to be mentioned first thing in this blog… Ashlyn & Nathan flew here from New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND. You know, the most beautiful country in the world with a 20 hour time difference. They are rockstars, we tell you. Because not only did they just get into Phoenix the day before, they rocked their Salt River sunset engagement photos. Take that jet lag!! They flew into town one month before their Superstition Manor wedding, so we snuck in a little photo session while we could.
Their engagement session was also the first time we’d met Ashlyn & Nathan. The four of us virtually met and chatted via Skype a few months back, so it was so fun seeing them in person, not to mention looking so dapper for their session (Props to Makeup by Velvet for Ashlyn’s stunning makeup!). You’ll notice some beautiful pieces of authentic New Zealand jewelry that Ashlyn & Nathan are wearing. When we asked what they meant, Nathan explained that the rectangular piece he was wearing represented strength, and Ashlyn’s twisted piece represents the joining of two cultures or two people in love for eternity. This could not ring more true for their love story.
You see Ashlyn is from Arizona, and Nathan from New Zealand. They met online and talked for a very long time before she made the leap to fly across the world to meet him for the first time. And we probably don’t even have to mention that they hit it off right away because, well, you are here to see their engagement photos after all. ;)
So here they are in all their pre-wedding bliss! Enjoy some of our favorites from Ashlyn and Nathan’s Salt River sunset engagement photos!
Brooke & Doug