A few years ago I wrote this post all about what goes in to securing the perfect location for your family photo session… in California. Since I’ve picked up my little family and relocated my business to the East Valley, I thought it was time to update some of my favorite locations. Arizona is just bursting with amazing, beautiful and most importantly accessible locations for your family or senior photos, and most of them are completely 100% free to shoot at – bonus! When you choose to book a session with me, we will chat about all of the lovely options available to us and match the perfect one with your personalities, style and vision for your session. I’m happy to offer some suggestions, or look into a location you already have in mind!
A few things still hold true… I will never, ever, never shoot on train tracks, please don’t request that. It is dangerous, illegal, and not something I have ever been willing to do. Also, we’ll always need to ask permission when shooting on private property. So rolling up to a random field or beautiful farm and hopping out for a shoot won’t work. If you have a unique photo session location you’d like to use, just let me know and I am more than happy to do the legwork to make sure we have permission to shoot there, that’s my job! Now check out these favorite East Valley locations and let’s plan your next photo session!
Veteran’s Oasis Park, Chandler
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert
Salt River, Mesa
The Grove Church, Chandler
Arizona Farm Bureau, Gilbert
Lost Dutchman State Park/ Superstition Mountains
Tumbleweed Ranch, Chandler
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Private Farm in Gilbert
East Valley families! My Fall family mini sessions in Gilbert and Chandler are now open for booking! This year I have three dates to choose from, each in its own awesome location. September 16th I’ll be at a gorgeous little private family farm, and we will have the whole place to ourselves! The farm features a rustic barn backdrop, vintage gold/mustard colored sofa, and beautiful light. Next up, October 14th I’ll be at Queen Creek Olive Mill. The olive tree groves are magical at sunset! And finally, November 5th I will wrap up Fall minis at Riparian Preserve. Here you can choose from class saguaro cacti, beautiful woodsy Fall trees, or both! Sessions are $200, 20 minutes long, and include a download of your high resolution digital files, and an online sharing gallery, with the option to order prints canvas and albums directly from my lab for gifts! Spaces are very limited, and when they are gone they’re gone! Jump on over to my website at www.aseatrempphotography.com/FALL to book your spot.
The Grove Church Chandler Family Photos
The next stop on my adventures in location scouting was this amazing spot in Chandler. This church is amazingly kind to allow use of its BEAUTIFUL property for family photos!! It has such variety just STEPS apart, its like 4 locations wrapped up in one! Reclaimed wood walls, amazing rock and steel walls, cafe lights strung over lush green grass, and an orchard… yes a whole stinking orchard, like with trees! This also happens to be the location of my Summer Mini Session option, check those out over here!)
These adorable children might just be the easiest kids I have ever photographed. And the cutest (shhh, don’t tell my own kiddos I said that!) those pigtails!!! They hopped out of the car and struck a pose like no one I’ve ever seen, it was both hysterical and perfection all at the same time. I love that you can see each of their own personalities in each shot, not just a big ‘ol fake cheese! You’d never know it was hot, like HOTTTTTT, that night, they are total troopers. Mom did an amazing job of picking out outfits that coordinate, let everyone express their own style, and look fabulous together! And that golden hour glow… I could not have asked for more perfect weather, or more fun people to work with!
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