Spontaneous Engagement Session in Zion National Park
I believe that in life, almost everything happens for a reason. There have been so many beautiful things that have happened in this lifetime, and I enjoy looking back and seeing where it may have all started and how we got to where we are. I met Trevor and Allison in Zion National Park completely by chance. My dad and I were on a road trip that I had planned to scope out some great landscape photography opportunities for my second business, Wild Klementine. We had planned to camp for most of the time even though late fall can be very chilly in Colorado and Utah, but we spontaneously decided to spend one night at the Driftwood Lodge near Zion National Park.
Upon our arrival, I took a walk around the grounds and wandered over by the hot tub. I came across a snuggled up couple who was excitedly sharing on the phone that they had just gotten engaged that day. I didn’t want to intrude, but I went back to my room with an idea. I grabbed a celebratory New Glarus beer for them that I had brought from Wisconsin, and brought it back down to the hot tub. I congratulated them and shared who I was and what I do, and offered to document this amazing time in their lives in the place that now meant so much to them. We grabbed a drink later that night to plan out their engagement session in Zion National Park.
These two have an amazing story. They both attended Virginia Tech without knowing each other at the time. It’s a huge school, so the chances of them meeting were pretty slim, but after they started dating, they found out they had shared a class together. They didn’t meet until online dating brought them together when they were both working in Madison. They shared that they fell for each other pretty hard on their first date, and the rest is history. Now, these two have been road tripping across the country for the past few months as they transition to moving wherever the wind blows them near the West Coast. They had already been on the road for a few weeks and had seen some amazing sites, so Allison wasn’t really expecting Trevor to get down on one knee and propose at Observation Point in Zion National Park. Overlooking the valley, Observation Point is one of the highest points in Zion National Park, making it an incredible spot to get engaged.
These two adventurous souls wandered with me up to Canyon Overlook and the Temple of Sinawava for their impromptu engagement session in Zion National Park. They are so in love, and it was incredibly moving how honest and authentic they were in front of me, the wandering wedding photographer that they had just met the day before. Their love story and relationship is immensely beautiful, and I am so thankful and grateful that our paths happened to cross. Trevor and Allison, it’s so clear that the two of you have an amazing adventure that lies ahead of you in the decades to come. I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and friendship, and thank you for being so naturally and wonderfully you. Your fall wedding is going to be absolutely incredible!
Much love and appreciation,