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Tohono Chul Engagement | Amanda & Robert

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I’m so excited to share this Tucson engagement session with you today! When Amanda and Robert reached out about the location for their engagement photos, I couldn’t wait to work with them! There’s something so special about Tohono Chul engagement sessions. It’s almost as if you’re transported to a different world with minor signs of being in the Sonoran Desert.

Tohono Chul Engagement

When I first chatted with Amanda and Robert via zoom, I noticed right away that they were both so kind and had beautiful smiles. As we started to plan their engagement session, they opted for Tohono Chul, and I was ecstatic! I was a bit concerned about the weather since it had been cold the days before, but on this day it was PERFECT. The Tucson weather was showing off, and even though Robert lost his wallet (he did find it later on) and I may have gotten us lost (don’t let me talk and lead, haha), the pictures we were able to capture were magical.

Amanda mentioned having seen some pictures in front of a door, and with a little bit of googling and walking around before their arrival, not only did I find the door he was looking for, but I found TWO! Amanda and Robert are bookworms, so of course, we had to incorporate their favorite on into their session. At first, Amanda gave me total Cinderella vibes with her baby blue dress, but she quickly transformed into Belle while holding the book.

Enjoy this little peek into this sweet Tohono Chul Engagement Session.

engagement session with greenery and door at tohono chul

Amanda and Robert, thank you so much for allowing me to capture these precious memories for you! You’re both so kind and sweet, and it was great getting to know you guys better. I can’t wait to see you on your big day next year! Please give some cuddles to the kitties.


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