Jackie and Jerry’s engagement session was intimate and playful yet raw and real. With their wedding day just over a month away, they were naturally excited and giddy. Most couples would not be keen on taking photos at 5 am, but this unconventional duo showed no less love and was, in fact, energetic and all smiles. We began in the early hours of Sunday, July 30 at Papago Park in Tempe. It was a humid and somewhat cloudy morning which left a stark outline between the orange-brown mountain tops and light gray sky. Jackie’s flowy white maxi dress added a sweet, beachy touch to the southwest style scene. Jerry, a DJ and Jackie, a yoga teacher, met as gymnastics teachers at the young ages of 20 and 25. They would attest to the fact that it was undoubtedly love at first sight. Jackie’s princess cut diamond ring shown brightly as it hung daintily on a cactus needle while the couple gazed with raw emotion into each other’s eyes. It was a fun and equally beautiful desert morning session.