Boyce Thompson Arboretum Engagement | Courtney & Joe

We met Courtney and Joe at Boyce Thompson Arboretum for their engagement session in December. It was a beautiful day, and we loved getting to capture these two together. Even though Courtney and Joe knew each other in high school, it wasn’t until college that their romance began. According to Courtney, it all started with a game of air hockey that she won, which was the first and last time Joe would let her win. Haha! For their fifth anniversary, Joe surprised Courtney with their first vacation together; a romantic trip to Snowbowl in Flagstaff, where Joe planned to asked Courtney to be his wife. What started off as the perfect weekend quickly took a turn when their car couldn’t make it through the snow. To kill some time, they decided to have breakfast together. Things only got worse when Courtney chipped her front tooth during breakfast. Yes, seriously, that happened! At this point, Joe was panicking. He knew he planned to propose, and he knew he had a photographer lined up to capture everything. Being the gentlemen that he is, he spent hours calling every dentist in town until finally finding someone to help on short notice, THANK GOD! They finally headed back to their hotel to get ready for dinner. They walked around the hotel grounds, surrounded by tall trees in fresh snow. Courtney turned around to find Joe down on one knee, where he was finally able to ask her to be his wife (after a crazy day). She of course said yes, and now says, “one of the worst days turned into the best day ever!” I loved hearing Courtney and Joe’s proposal story! I love that Joe stayed calm through everything so he could stick to his ultimate proposal plan. Courtney laughed when she told us their story.. looking back on it, she of course sees the humor now! Haha!

I am so excited to photograph Courtney and Joe’s spring wedding at The Farmhouse at Schnepf Farms! We had such a great time capturing their engagement photos, and I know their wedding day will be nothing short of beautiful. 🙂 Make sure you check back to see their wedding day, but for now, enjoy my favorites from their Boyce Thompson Arboretum engagement session!

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