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These colors, tones and patterns photograph beautifully and will remain timeless. I try to encourage my client families NOT to match. Stressing over matching outfits is a thing of the past, or should be. :) Choose earthy toned clothing with some pops of color and your photos will be beautiful. Color is simply wonderful when mixed in with earthy tones.
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**DISCLAIMER**, your images will not look exact to each location. Lighting differences and time of day are huge factors. When deciding a location, please choose your favorite LOCATION, regardless of which image is your favorite. :) Click image for more photos of each spot.
Lost Dutchman State Park
Gorgeous desert location in both morning and evening with the iconic Superstition mountains in the background. (click image for more sample images)
Usury Mountain Regional Park
Just beautiful classic desert location with tall cactus, mountain skyline, beautiful warm evening lighting....and best of all, very short distance from paved parking! Haha. This is one of my favorite desert spots.
Queen Creek Wash
Beautiful spot with trees and greenery. Perfect light in the morning if you want to best the heat! Close to a parking lot so it's easy with kids.
This beautifully green location has so many different spots to work with and it is green, wild and very non-arizona feeling. So many trees and tall grass. (click image for more sample images)
I absolutely LOVE this location. Hello gorgeous warm Arizona light. Cactus and desert but some yellow grass too. (click image for more sample images)
Chandler Veterans Oasis Park
Orchard scenery with possibility of some lake views depending on how busy the park is. On weekends the park is insanely busy.
Green park with trees. Best for milestones sessions and babies. Lots of trees make it great for early afternoon shoots.
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Huge ranch park with a lake, trees and greenery and also a spot with tons of tall cactus for a desert feel. Lots of walking.
Classic desert. Classic Arizona.
North Mesa Orchard
This beautiful and green location is dependent on the current state of the grass when we plan to shoot here. If they have newly mown the tall grass then this spot is not available for shooting.
The Farm at Agritopia
Lots of different flowers and a wonderful farm-y type feel to this greenery location. Parking and restaurants on site.
Pinnicle Peak Park
Dramatic Arizona rock formations. Beautiful views over the Scottsdale/Rio Verde valley.
Green, open soccer field. Trees and green grass. (click image for more sample images)
Desert Botanical Garden - $20 fee to get in. Flowers and desert scenery.
Butcher Jones Recreation site - desert, greenery and The Salt River
Canyon Lake - lake scenery
Coon Bluff - more Salt River
Downtown Gilbert - perfect Urban spot
South Mountain - desert canyon feel
Cotton Fields in Queen Creek - seasonal
You can look up most of these locations with Instagram tags or on google for more info and pictures!