The American West is a study in extremes. Harsh, arid dessert mountains roll on for what seems like forever. The sun can be brutal here. The heat unbearable. And only the hardiest creatures survive, their bellies pressed to the hot ground, waiting for a brief reprieve that usually only comes at dusk and dawn. And yet there are places in this region of amazing, sublime beauty. Places like the Grand Canyon where the colors can change in the blink of an eye and you have a rare opportunity to gaze down into the depths of time, long before humans walked the earth. The Grand Canyon is also a place of secrets, where little oasis hide in the folds of endless cliffs, making you realize how special life is. Thank you to JoPhoto for sending this inspired Grand Canyon bridal shoot over!