When Dylan and Lizette met three years ago, it was to say goodbye.

Dylan, a trainee in the Air Force, though, would meet Lizette again: this time on a camping trip planned by friends. No matter the distance, Lizette and Dylan grew closer together, dating after he returned for Thanksgiving.

Such a beautiful story is also told in this emotionally poignant and natural engagement shoot by Eye 2 See Photography.

Dylan and Lizette looked ready to conquer whatever lie ahead as they stood before the iconic rusty mountains of Arizona and an endlessly blue sky. Sporting a black off the shoulder, fitted blouse and distressed skinny jeans, a soft curl escaping a ponytail gave Lizette an adventurous but beautiful look. Her fiance’s attire of relaxed khakis and soft blue dress shirt, meanwhile, echoed the natural beauty of the landscape.

In another shot, the couple wears camel and gray dress coats, for an image of timeless endurance. And we get a shot of Lizette’s breathtaking emerald engagement ring.