When we asked where they wanted to go for their engagement session, Jinny and Paul knew the spot right away.
It is where they had their first date, where Paul proposed, and now where they had their engagement pictures taken!
This magical place where memories are made is a look out spot up on the rim in Northern AZ.
A place that Jinny has affectionately named “Turtle Rock” because it does indeed look like a little turtle! 🙂
As the tradition goes, Jinny and Paul stopped at Subway to grab their picnic lunch before heading up that way.
They pile it all into this awesome picnic basket and then sit around enjoying the view, laughing, and sneaking in a little kiss every now and then! 😉
We deviated from their norm some because instead of heading to a quaint little Italian restaurant for dessert afterwards, we headed to woods canyon lake to continue with the picture taking festivities.
Jinny and Paul met at church in Phoenix, but didn’t have their first date until after Paul moved to Payson.
Hence, the dating traditions that center around places in Payson!
They are now back in the same city planning their wedding and making sporadic trips to Payson together to reminisce and escape the Phoenix summer heat. Which is also one of the reasons we made the trek for picture day. Everyone looks better when they DON’T have sweat dripping down their faces!
(Look, they’re laughing at the lame joke I just made! Ha!).
As you can see, Woods Canyon Lake did not disappoint!
It was absolutely beautiful! It had been raining and there was a nice fog setting over the lake… something you don’t really get to see a whole lot amidst the scorching pavement in Phoenix.
We were mesmerized and we couldn’t stop taking pictures of it!
Thank you Jinny and Paul for giving us a little tour of your beautiful memory lane! We had a great time hanging out with you guys and we can’t wait for your wedding!
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