Horseshoe Bend Couples Session | Arizona Wedding Photographer | Suzy + Mayra

Alright, y’all. Anchor yourselves in your chair or grip your phones a little tighter, because one epic photo session is coming your way!

The two cuties in this real life love story are Suzy & Mayra: They are madly in love with one another, boss ass business babes, naturally adventurous & soulmates of Arizona’s beautiful horizon.

Their love story & sunset photo adventure below is anything but ordinary.


Back in March, I spent a little time in Arizona with some amazing photographers, and we met up with Suzy and Mayra at Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ.

These two babes have been together FOURTEEN YEARS and have never had professional photos done.

Like... never, ever, ever.

EXCUSE me, what?!

Let’s just say their Arizona desert adventure was special in every single way.

We were only a few minutes into their couples photoshoot before I fell in love with them. They were so real and so in love.

But, before I dive into my favorite takeaways from their Horseshoe Bend photoshoot… I’ll introduce you to Suzy & Mayra’s insanely, romantic love story.


Prior to meeting Mayra, Suzy had to quit working at a clothing store to spend some time with family in Mexico.

Suzy’s replacement just so happened to be Mayra! Suzy stayed friends with the owner of the store and would come around every once and awhile. During one of her every-now-and-then visits, the other associates dared Mayra to ask Suzy for her number.

And, the rest is history!!

Suzy said that even though it was a dare, Mayra was “all about it” and they have been together ever since.

These babes have been married for five years but have been together for fourteen total. WOW!

On their third anniversary, they took a trip to Vegas and made a future promise together: If they made it to five years, they were going to stay at the Bellagio.

WELL, five years past, then six…. Seven. On their eighth year they finally headed back to Vegas.

But, Suzy had something else up her sleeve for this “spontaneous” trip.

When they went to Vegas, it just so happened that they had been together for one-hundred months. Crazy, coincidentally, cute... right?

So, Suzy put a hundred Hershey kisses into a box, along with an engagement ring, and booked a room for two at the Bellagio.

Surprise! Their romantic Las Vegas getaway turned into a Las Vegas engagement setting the stage for their forever.

Since they planned for a California destination wedding, they decided to keep their wedding small and intimate. Suzy & Mayra got married on the beach, had dinner at a restaurant and ended the night at their hotel playing beer pong and doing the things they enjoy.

They didn’t have a destination wedding photographer, so they relied on their family members and friends camera phones for wedding photos.


During their couples session, here are two unique characteristics that absolutely stood out to me & hugged my soul:

  1. Intimate Wedding Idea: Suzy & Mayra chose to get married in a way that really worked for them and was 100% their style! They had complete control over what they did and how they did it which made their wedding uniquely and wonderfully theirs.

  2. Embrace Authenticity: They fully embodied authentic and organic photography style. As I was going through the photos, I couldn’t help but notice how absolutely in love they are! The session was all about them and their connection which made the stunning photoshoot location at Horseshoe Bend even more special.