There are so many places in AZ to take portraits; I have just barely scratched the surface. I decided to make this one of my topics though so people can get an idea of the types of images they can get in different locations in AZ.


Downtown Phoenix


So far, I have had one Photography Shoot  in Downtown Phoenix. I went to an older part of Phoenix that is a bit more rustic. I think I have just as much fun scouting places as I do taking the photos.  Read More






Scorpion Gulch

An odd name..but a very cool place off Central in Phoenix.  So far this has been my favorite place for portraits.  I went here two different times- the first trip was just to plan the details and get an idea of what attire I wanted to wear. This is an extremely popular place for photographers.

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Evelyn Hallman Park


This self-portrait shoot was at Evelyn Hallman Park- a beautiful location in Tempe, AZ.  Evelyn Hallman is not on any of the lists I’ve seen for premier locations, but I was pleased with the variety of backgrounds here.

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Local Parks

Your local parks can be a great choice for taking portraits!  Not all of us have the luxury of travelling to exotic places. This doesn’t mean that you can’t take beautiful images in your own back yard.  This post is one of the very first self portraits I did with my bike. Yes- I have a lot of room for improvement.  🙂  Read More



I took these images at another local park where I live. You would never know from the images that I took these in one small area- the only place in the park that was suitable for portraits.  For these, I challenged myself to use the props that were already in the park- flowers. Read More




Papago Park is a well known place in Tempe that people go to hike, bike, and sight see.  It’s also very popular with Photographers because of the scenic backdrop and beautiful sunsets.  I have been here 3 times so far.  Below are 1-2 posts from each of those.  Gives you a good idea of the different looks and types of images you can take here.

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