PICS: Loved-up couple trek up mountain for three hours for perfect shoot

Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence . (Photo: CATERS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence . (Photo: CATERS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Wedding photographer Makayla McGarvey (22) managed to capture the stunning photos on top of well-known Cathedral Rock in Arizona in the US.

With Makayla in tow, Sabrina Summers (24) in a glitzy dress and trainers and her partner, Nate Lawrence (28), looking spiffy in all black made the trek up the mountain.

The photographer captured the pair during the hike in a series of amazing shots as well as when they reached the top of the rock.

Determined to get the most eye-catching images, Makayla – who specialises in wedding and engagement shoots – advertised a competition to give away a photoshoot to the winning couple in a unique location.

"I'd been planning to take someone to Cathedral Rock for a while and when Sabrina and Nate won, I knew I'd be able to get the perfect shoot,” Makayla said.

"I literally drew names out of a hat, and fell lucky.

Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence

"I'd worked with them before and they're a couple that are up for everything.

"This particular hike involved rock scrambling, and it was definitely one where we'd get messy.

"You usually see climbers with the full gear – backpacks and everything – attempting this hike so we were definitely getting a few funny looks from other people on the trail.

"Sabrina had on a gorgeous black sequin dress [and] it was leaving a little trail of sequins everywhere she went."

But Sabrina, who works in marketing said it’s not her first time doing something athletic all dressed up.

"I remember on one of our first dates I ended up running through the Universal Studios backlot in high heels, right through the courthouse scene where the film Back to the Future was shot,” Sabrina said.

Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence
Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence

"We definitely like adventure but it's not every day you get to be models on the top of a mountain in Sedona."

"We both loved stepping over the ridge at the top and seeing the sunset; it was breathtaking,” said Nate, who’s yet to pop the question despite the romantic engagement-style photos.

"We think all stages of a relationship deserve to be captured and remembered.

"Although I'd like to note that the bar for our actual engagement is now ridiculously high.

Sabrina Summers and Nate Lawrence

"The sense of accomplishment reminded us that if Sabrina can climb a mountain in a dress, we can do anything we set our minds to.”

Sources: Magazine Features


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