Tracy & Shaffer’s Winter Desert Engagement

It started with a walk on the beach. It was a beautiful June evening in San Diego, and they were celebrating their two year anniversary with a relaxing getaway. They had spent the whole day together having so much fun (aside from Tracy falling off her scooter!) and Shaffer asked if she wanted to go for a walk. She laughed because her foot was still hurting a little, but she happily agreed. They walked on the beach together and he kept one hand consistently in his sweatshirt pocket, which she thought was a little out of character, but she didn’t think anything of it. This was because he insisted that when the day came for him to propose, it wouldn’t be on a holiday or special occasion, though he had only told her this to throw her off his scent! Inside his sweatshirt pocket was a small box containing the most beautiful diamond ring, approved by Tracy’s best friend of course (go Shaffer!) so he knew she was going to absolutely love it! He surprisingly wasn’t nervous as he took to one knee and asked her the most important question in the world…

And there we were, half a year later in the gorgeous Arizona desert, remembering that perfect San Diego day. I had the absolute best time capturing their love, and it was so easy to do! They are so naturally drawn together, it felt like I had shot their photos 100 times already. We chased the light and chatted on this perfect 75 degree evening, and planned for their big day in the Spring. It was my first engagement session of 2021 and the first after the baby, and I couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off the season. Tracy and Shaffer, I am so thrilled for you and I can’t wait for your wedding coming up so soon! I hope you can look back on these days and remember how it felt to be so excited to make your lifelong commitment to one another. It started with a walk on the beach. And it will continue with a walk down the aisle, then forever through every walk of life! Ok, cheesy, but true. 😉 Congratulations future Mr. and Mrs. Pullen!

If you loved these photos, you may also like Chris & Shantih’s Sparkling Scottsdale Engagement or Bailee & Jake’s Sunlit Saguaro Lake Engagement

The Gear Used for This Shoot…

Kelly Moore Songbird

Cameras & Accessories
Canon 5D Mark III (2) • BlackRapid Camera Strap

Canon 50 1.2 • Canon 100 2.8 • Canon 70-200 2.8

Lens Accessories
Canon 67mm Filter • Canon 72mm Filter • Canon 77mm Filter

Lighting Essentials (Natural Light)
ExpoDisc 82mm White Balance Filter

Memory Cards
Sandisk 32GB CF Card • SanDisk 32GB SD Card

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