There’s so much to love about Shannon and Owen’s story- where they met, how he proposed, their wedding plans…but first, have a look see at their sexy little Sedona engagement session from R2 Studio:
Owen proposed on our one year anniversary. We went to a local wine bar called 928 Cuvee (we are huge winos) and split a bottle of wine and some appetizers. While walking back to the car the sun was setting and church bells were tolling in the distance. We were walking through downtown Flagstaff through Heritage Square (right in the middle) and it was surprisingly empty. I was in front of Owen and he grabbed my hand, flung me around toward him and said “I can’t wait another minute to put a ring on your finger.” He proposed (no knee though) and of course I said yes!
What is your favorite thing about each other?
What first drew me to Owen was his optimism and positive outlook on life. And, of course, he is totally hot! Owen appreciates the tomboy in me. When we first started dating he would talk about how he loved that I could hang with the boys but then clean up nicely with a sexy dress and heels.
This outdoorsy couple tries to spend their weekends around water as much as possible: We enjoy fishing and camping on our local lakes, Lake Mary and Ashurst. Clear Creek is one of our favs and we frequent Oak Creek Canyon (where the pics were taken) and Beaver Creek. We took a 2 week road trip last summer through Cali and completely fell in love with Lake Tahoe.
Owen and I first met at the Coconino County Juvenile Court in Flagstaff, not as detainee’s but through work! He was working for the County in the facilities department where he took care of the buildings and I was working with the youth as a Prevention Specialist. We would cross paths every now and then with a slight smile and simple wave. I was actually the one that asked him out first!
I love it when the furry babies make it into e-sessions. This is Aspen!
(All images courtesy of: The R2 Studio)
What drew you to you to R2 Studio?
I had worked with Robin in the past on a local public art project. She started R2Studio and I pretty much stalked them on Facebook. We love their lighting and colors. Robin and Renee are both really chill and easy to work with. They make you feel comfortable and at ease.
Can you tell me any details about your wedding?
The theme is a masquerade and we are hoping everyone gets excited about finding unique and fun masks to wear. I bought a white handmade venetian mask, which is gorgeous. We will also be providing masks for people to wear if interested. I want a lot of color and my bridesmaids (5) will all be in different jewel tones and the groomsmen will have either matching ties or pocket squares to match the dresses. We are getting a photobooth through R2studio as well and the guests will have access to the photos after the wedding and this is our party favor to them. Owen and I also love fish tacos and have made it a goal to try all the fish tacos in Flagstaff at the different restaurants and bars. So, during the cocktail hour we are going to have a fish taco stand with 3 different varieties yet to be chosen. Owen and I both love to dance and are looking forward to sharing our love and joy with friends and family.
Doesn’t this sound like so much fun? Congratulations Shannon and Owen and thank you for sharing your engagement pics with us!
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