Jerri and Nick are set to get married at a brand new venue in their city this fall and for their downtown Phoenix engagement session they really wanted something that felt a little bit more like a lifestyle or editorial shoot. Drawing inspiration from a similar shoot I did for Kelley and Neal in San Francisco, we made a plan to romp around Phoenix, bar hopping and drinking our way around the city before ending at Papago Park for sunset. It was so wonderful to see Jerri again; she is a former co-worker of mine from our former days at Pearl Izumi. We were all so sad to see her leave our company because she has always been bright, vibrant and fun to be around. I was ecstatic to be hired as her wedding photographer and even more so to meet her other half, Nick, who compliments her so well. We started out our day at the The Clarendon Hotel. This boutique hotel (which I actually ended up staying at thanks to a sweet deal on Hotel Tonight) features an awesome rooftop bar and bright vibrant colors in all the rooms. From there we moved onto downtown murals, Arizona Center‘s lush garden grotto, the Rose and Crown Pub for a beer break and ultimately Papago Park. I hadn’t ever spent time in downtown Phoenix myself so it was super fun to have a local tour guide to the city.