Met this couple for the first time at their engagement shoot and they get couple of the year for taking on the wilderness with a smile. We met at one of my favorite spots to photograph couples, Hoover Reservoir, and I had them trampling through weeds to sit in flowers and hike down a rocky by waters to get the beautiful sunset across the dam. Maria had mentioned getting photographed is outside her comfort zone, and I hear this maybe half the time I shoot. So I always encourage a glass of wine before-hand if youre a drinker and I try to keep the atmosphere as fun, relaxing and playful as possible. Ultimately my goal is to capture photos that I’ve helped stage the scene and all the candid interactions in between. Thank you Maria and Braden for exploring around the park and I hope you have a beautiful beach wedding.