Today I am thrilled to share this breathtaking and adventurous Antelope Canyon Engagement shoot.
Faye and Casey wanted to capture some very special images in a place that had their heart, and held some very special memories.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona.
Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes.
Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic “flowing” shapes in the rock.
The spectacular mages were captured by Carey Nash Photography.
Carey Nash is an International Fine Art Photographer based in Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
I hand over to Bride to be Faye to share the couples story…
How we met…
We actually met through a dating app.
We are both (still) super busy with our careers, so meeting people outside of our normal group of friends is difficult even in a city like San Diego!
Especially finding someone with the same drive and aspirations.
From our very first date, it felt like we had known each other for years.
We bonded over our love for pizza, dogs, dry humor and seeking out new adventures.
We both have an engineering background and so finding out that we could geek out together was also a plus!
We’ve been inseparable since meeting 3 years ago.
Our Proposal Story…
At the time, we were living in Scottsdale AZ.
We love the outdoors and exploring new places so we decided to take a road trip up to Utah, stopping at beautiful places along the way
It was a Christmas / New years trip so there would be snow on the ground once we headed just 2 hours north of Scottsdale.
We stopped in Sedona AZ, Page AZ and finally Zion UT. There was definitely snow on the ground when we got to Zion.
We planned to do Angel’s Landing the 2nd day we were in Zion and boy, we were not prepared.
We started around 7am and it was cold and windy. The main issue with the weather at that time was it snowed, then it melted during the afternoon and later that night/ early morning it would freeze over into ice.
When we started, most of the trail was iced over which we did not expect that because the hikes we did the day before were during the afternoon when it was warm.
We were slipping and sliding for a good portion of the trail and it was miserable.
Casey has a way of staying calm and collected when things don’t go as planned while I always get frustrated but we finally made it near the top.
You get to a point, where the trail narrows so much into a cliff that they have installed chains to help people climb the rest of the way to the landing.
This portion of the hike is something to take with great caution. People have died falling from this area.
The ice made it nearly impossible to get up there safely so we decided to take the safe route and continue on another path.
By that point, I was upset we couldn’t finish the hike (the whole point of the trip!), andwe weren’t prepared for the ice and now after hiking for a few hours…
I felt really overheated in my thick jacket and layers and I expressed how miserable I was to Casey but he brushed it off and laughed.
He told it me it would worth it and I shouldn’t sweat the small things. I couldn’t grasp why he was so calm and even laughing while I was a mess!
We came to ledge with clearing of a view.
Casey suggested we take a picture so he set up his tripod for the perfect picture.
He took some test shots of me to make sure the focus was correct. Looking back at those pictures, you could clearly see the frustration in my face. I was over it!
After setting up, he walked over to me. From there it was more so a blur and whirl wind of emotions.
He told me how much he loved me and that he wanted to spend his life with me. He got on one knee and I just started bawling.
I forgot about the rest of the day and finally understood why he was laughing and why he told me not to worry!
On top of all that, he captured it all on his camera!!
It turned out to be a perfect day, perfect hike after all.
Why we chose the Adventure shoot location…
On our way up to Zion on our Engagement trip, one of the points we stopped at was Page, Arizona.
In Page, they have horseshoe bend and Antelope Canyon.
The views and the experience are magical and nothing like we’ve ever seen before.
Since this was part of our engagement journey we knew we needed to capture this beauty during our engagement shoot with Carey!
To Contact Carey Nash Photography
Website – http://careynash.com/