Seriously, I love these White Sands engagement photos so much. The White Sands National Monument in New Mexico means so much to me. I had one of my first ever bridal shoots in this place when I just started to build up my business. I had my first ever real elopement in this place as well. I remember stepping in to this place for the first time. I was immediately blown away the endless sand and gorgeous blue mountains. The sunsets in this place are also no joke.
I actually have so many connections with Kya and Kyle, and they all go back to one place. Camp Eagle and Glorieta Camps. Camp Eagle is a Christian camp in Rocksprings, TX, and also has a branch in Glorieta, NM. I worked there for a summer as a small, naive 18-year-old girl. That summer I learned immensely about myself, how to serve humbly, and how to treat and appreciate the outdoors. I also met my husband there, which happens to be how Kya and Kyle met as well.
It was so fun getting to relate to them on such an important aspect of my life. We talked about the mutual friends we knew, our experience at the camps, etc. Kya and I are both 4’s on the enneagram, which was so fun to talk about!
There are so many reasons why the White Sands is ideal for engagement photos. For one, all the white is a photographer’s dream. Seriously! I love all white wedding venues, white rooms. The clean look it brings to photos just makes me so happy.
Secondly, there is just so much space! I love to run around and basically get a workout during engagement sessions, so the endless space is perfect.
Third, there really is a lot of private spots you can find! Sometimes it is difficult shooting in national parks and state parks because of the overcrowding. However, the White Sands is SO big, and there’s not just one or two iconic locations that everybody stops out. Therefore, you can really have a nice space to yourselves!
I seriously love this place so much, and it was even better getting to come here and celebrate Kya and Kyle’s engagements! If you are want to have your engagement or couple’s session at an iconic, amazing place, reach out to me! We can plan something awesome together!
While you’re here, check out the last few engagement sessions I’ve done!