Before I share with you this Squaw Peak Engagement Session, I have to share with you all the background story! How many of you enjoy attending an orchestra? I personally wouldn’t mind it too much, depending on the length of time, but my dearest friend Shiva is not a fan at all! Well, her fiancé had a different idea. Don’t worry, I’ll get to that soon enough…
Shiva and Giovanni attended high school together with me a number of years ago. Had they met back then, I’m not sure that they would be where they are now! I remember the day Shiva told me she was dating Giovanni. I immediately pictured this goofy kid at the Chandler High School Varsity football games. He was the one that would dress like the head coach, or just a super spirited football fan. I couldn’t imagine that this guy was who Shiva decided was finally worth being in a relationship with.
I did, however, immediately change my thought process once I met him again for the first time in nearly 5 years! I think that’s how Shiva felt as well, when she met him for lunch one day after running into him on campus at ASU a few years back. The shared values and beliefs of these two is what (I feel) truly hit things off. They automatically had those ridiculously important shared interests!
Fast forward some time later, and we are back to the orchestra conversation… who actually enjoys seeing an orchestra show? If you do, I’m proud of you and your fond love for musical talent! Well, this is actually the way Giovanni decided to propose! Even though Shiva didn’t like going to see orchestras, he bought them tickets for a show anyway. Let’s see what she had to say about that day:
“Giovanni had told me he was going to take me to see an orchestra. I was surprised because he knows I don’t like orchestras, and he even gave me tickets. He picked me up and kept driving and driving.”
It seems like they must have been heading in the wrong direction to this orchestra, don’t you think? Maybe he didn’t have the right directions! Or… maybe it was something else! I can only imagine the thoughts going through Shiva’s head!
“As he kept driving, he admitted the tickets were fake. He then took me to the top of a mountain in Sedona and proposed!”
Seriously now…. how ridiculously sweet is this?! Well played Giovanni, and how perfect of a location to choose to ask the big question!
These two love birds got married at the end of June, but just had to get an engagement session before their big day! Giovanni had braces up until the final weeks leading up to the wedding, so a few days before their wedding day was the perfect time! Shiva saw my photos from a previous Piestewa Peak bridal session and immediately wanted to have a Squaw Peak engagement session around the same area! I can’t lie, I just adore that morning light the desert brings!
See for yourself!