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July 23, 2022

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The Introduction

As an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot since 2019, I have a special affection for all things aviation. I love being able to capture aerial images for my clients to add sophisticated scope to their portraits. When I found out this engagement portrait session would take place at an airfield, I was so happy.

I couldn’t wait to tell my dad. Growing up I heard awe-inspiring stories from my dad’s time training as a pilot. Although my dad’s career plans took him a different direction, he whole-heartedly supported my hard work becoming a licensed unmanned aerial systems pilot. We still bond to this day studying aeronautical charts and taking trips to beautiful locations to fly my drone for photography.

Knowing that backstory, you can imagine my excitement to share the images from this engagement portrait session. I LOVED being surrounded by vintage airplanes of all styles.

The Airport Engagement Portrait Session

When I first pulled up to the airport, a historical wrap on the control tower immediately caught my eye. A large black and white image of a cadet cloaks one side of the tower near the parking lot. Touring the facility later, I learned this wrap honors the role that Falcon Field had during World War II. If you’re a history buff like me, you can learn more about the inspiring images on the airport’s website here.

Jacob Thompson, the pilot who kindly offered to escort us all day, started off by showing us his personal planes (beautiful!). Then he gave an absolutely fascinating tour of the facility, pointing out the old photos of the airport’s time as a WWII training center. Last, he took us to the original WWII hangar, part of the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Museum, to see all of the historic aircraft. The area absolutely took our breath away being surrounded by such history. I was thrilled we had arrived early. We had more than enough time to respectfully walk amidst the aircraft, taking in every detail of the space.

As the sun slipped toward the horizon, granting a golden hour glow, it was time for the shoot to begin.

Jennifer and Ben went all-out for this shoot. Their styling choices fit the space perfectly and their confident, carefree attitudes made this session so enjoyable. We spent the afternoon dancing and laughing in the large hangar, then sharing soft, sweet intimate moments in the space. Stepping outside, we captured some of the dreamiest airport engagement photos there ever were. Look at those images!

Cute couple poses in an airport hangar surrounded by vintage planes during an engagement session in Mesa, Arizona with Bayley Jordan.
Seated in an old Praha vehicle, newly engaged couple smiles softly at one another during an airport engagement portrait session in Arizona.
Surrounded by vintage planes of all styles, engaged couple dances during a portrait session with Bayley Jordan in Mesa, Arizona.
Sharing a kiss behind the wheel of an old Praha, engaged couple Jennifer and Ben look beautiful during a portrait session in Arizona.
All smiles, newly engaged couple Jennifer and Ben are full of joy during a portrait session with Bayley Jordan at an airport in Mesa, Arizona.
Down on one knee, Ben proposes to Jennifer along side a BP16 plane at an airfield in Mesa, Arizona during a portrait session with Bayley Jordan.
Soft, sweet moments are shared between a newly engaged couple during a proposal portrait session with Bayley Jordan in Mesa, Arizona at an airfield.
Engaged couple Jennifer and Ben nuzzle for a cute photo during a portrait session with Bayley Jordan in Arizona.
Sweet smiles are shared during an engagement portrait session with Bayley Jordan in Mesa, Arizona.
Photography clients Jennifer and Ben share a laugh seated in a plane during an engagement portrait session with Bayley Jordan at an airport in Mesa, Arizona.
Dreamy details are captured on camera for clients Jennifer and Ben during an engagement portrait session with Bayley Jordan in Mesa, Arizona.
Clients Jennifer and Ben share smiles and a Coca-Cola during an engagement portrait session at an airport in Mesa, Arizona with Bayley Jordan.
Jennifer and Ben share kisses and rings during an engagement portrait session in Arizona at an airfield with Bayley Jordan.
Photography clients Jennifer and Ben hold hands seated in a BP16 aircraft during an engagement portrait session in Mesa, Arizona at an airport.
Photography clients Jennifer and Ben can't stop smiling during an engagement portrait session with Bayley Jordan at an airport in Mesa, Arizona.
Photography clients Jennifer and Ben laugh after sharing a kiss during an engagement portrait session with Bayley Jordan at an airport in Arizona.

Special thank you to Jennifer Fouche, Nicole Soucy, Ness Hidalgo, Jacob Thompson, and Falcon Field Airport for collaborating on and permitting this stunning shoot! Hopefully future clients have access to airfields for another airport engagement portrait session soon!

If you want to see more of my endearing engagement sessions, take a look at Dustin and Marissa’s sweet proposal in Sedona next.

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