I have been dreaming of doing a photoshoot in the desert with a whimsical dress for quite some time now! I just never got around to planning it until Shealyn from Shealyn Ashley Photography asked if we wanted to do a couples shoot at South Mountain in Phoenix. I immediately said yes and then started my couples shoot outfit planning.
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couples shoot outfit planning
I knew I wanted a flowy maxi dress and I’ve been “window shopping” at Chicwish.com for a while now. So when this waterfall maxi dress popped up on their site I knew this was THE DRESS!!!! I love the colors and thought they would play off the sunset and the mountains beautifully!
To complete my couples shoot outfit planning I took the dress shopping with me. I wanted my husbands shirt to match perfectly and it’s just easier to have the piece I’m trying to match with me while I shop. I knew he needed to be in a solid color shirt and something that complimented this dress. This watercolor dress is the star of the outfits so nothing could compete with it. I found his shirt at Macy’s. I paired it with dark jeans and dress shoes he already owned.
why you should do a couples shoot too!
nMy husband I took pictures on our wedding day and we did one other photo shoot together before we had kids. Those were fun but nothing like this couples shoot by Shealyn Ashely. She specializes in couples shoots and we were in for a treat! Our family came over to watch the kids while we headed out about an hour before sunset. When we arrived the lighting was perfect! Shealyn was very good at directing us. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves! We are usually holding babies and making sure they aren’t running off or having a melt down. This change of pace was so nice! Shealyn would tell us how to pose, things to whisper to each other and to kiss. It was so romantic and just what we needed to reconnect after 4.5 years of parenting. It was so refreshing to just focus on us! We finished the evening going to dinner and enjoying a bottle of wine together!
I hope you take the opporutiniy to have your own couples shoot! It may just be the perfect Anniversary gift to each other. If you are in the Phoenix area reach out to Shealyn Ashley, you won’t be disappointed! She’s so talented.