It was 110 degrees when we took these photographs. I stared almost straight into the sun the entire time. Needless to say we were QUITE toasty. I had sunglasses on an off my forehead in an attempt to save my eyes and then take pictures at the same time. We had cold water and paper towels for blotting. But oh how glorious are the photos. It was worth the heat, the sweat, the burned corneas. Goodness how beautiful they turned out. I'm so very glad we braved the scorching desert, and possible snakes (I was afraid, very afraid we would come upon some unfriendly snake). And I thought we would be the only crazies out in that unnatural weather, but no...two hikers came upon our little spot. Why would anyone choose to hike in those conditions? Why?!
And what a trooper of a bride. She had on some killer heels and even managed to hike to our location in them... on rocky paths lined with cactus and weeds. She was amazing. Actually so was the groom, he was in pants and a jacket...for Pete's sake. Not your typical scorching-summer-day wear.