Adventurous Sedona, Arizona Couple’s Session // Katie + Steven.

Three things I love about my job: being able to meet amazing humans, travel to places I’ve never been to before and doing it all alongside my best friend. These three things happened during this adventurous session in the Sedona desert landscape and it was epic.

Katie and Steven celebrated five years of marriage this year (CONGRATS again, you two!). They celebrated another year by road tripping around the beautiful southwest and ended their trip in Sedona. They wanted to commemorate their trip and beginning of their journey into year six with an adventurous couple’s session and I was SO HONORED they chose me to document their adventures.

Eric and I flew into Phoenix at about midnight the night before the session and were instantly greeted by the cool, dry Arizona air. Something we’re not used to in the midwest (humidity for days). The next day, we hopped in our rental jeep and journeyed up to Sedona. We spent the morning and afternoon scouting around Sedona for some rare gems, because our clients deserve the absolute BEST. After we found our spots, we headed into town for a quick bite (but didn’t have time to find tacos.. ugh) and got our gear ready.

I always get SO nervous before sessions, and I don’t know why, because my clients are always amazing. I already knew from chatting with Katie on the phone and via email that I would absolutely LOVE her and her husband, but we immediately clicked once we met up. We spent the next few hours hiking around, taking in the views and snapping a few photos along the way. Katie and Steven have the sweetest love.

Anniversary sessions will always have my heart. There’s no better way to KEEP CELEBRATING marriage than to spend a couple undistracted hours sharing snuggles and gazing into each other’s eyes for longer than a second or two. Life gets crazy busy but I think it’s so important to carve out a little time to celebrate your love.

Here’s a few of my favorites from Katie and Steven’s adventurous desert anniversary session. xx


Kristen Kaiser is a central Illinois (Peoria) based engagement, elopement and wedding photographer specializing in authentic, intimate imagery for adventurous couples who are wildly in love. Based in the midwest, travels often.


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