Summer in Arizona is the perfect time of year to photograph an engagement session in the cool pines! We had a great time with Chester and Dawn exploring creekside just outside of Payson. Chester and Dawn's love story is one for the books! They grew up in the same small community in New Mexico but they connected years later. They had both moved to the Phoenix area, Chester first and later Dawn. Chester offered to show Dawn around when she moved to the city but they both got busy with their lives. They ran into one another a while later while and shared a lunch date. From that very first date they knew this was different. A short time later Dawn decided to move back to New Mexico. Chester would visit between traveling for work. They soon discussed marriage and he bought her a ring, waiting for the right time to ask for her hand. A few short hours later after having a meaningful conversation Chester proposed in front of Dawn's family's house. Their wedding day is a few short weeks away and we can't wait to travel to their hometown in New Mexico for their big day!