This was my first shoot since having my baby 3 weeks ago and I had such a blast with this family. They are moving in about 4 days and really wanted pictures in the desert, particularly with cactus. My usual request in Arizona is, “green” and so my “desert” locations are at a minimum. When I do shoot in the desert I like to go to the White Tanks, but it was a bit of a drive for them so we came up with a happy medium and shot at Papago Park. When we arrived we were on the hunt for cactus. As we were out hiking around we saw this fantastic spot off in the distance that was cluttered with cactus. Unfortantly when we got there it was closed off with cyclone fencing (protected area and no way over). So we picked the only few remaining cactus that were on the other side of the fence, which I thought turned out to be a sweet spot and am now adding to my list of “desert locations”. They recently adopted and I could feel the strong bond their family had. They were all so happy and the girls were having a blast(despite the prickly ground). I can be a talker and love getting to know my clients. I think Calli and Clint got to know me a little too well, especially Clint but he was a good sport in listening to my crazy Arizona stories (which some day I’ll finish for him). Great family, great shoot!
- Calli and Clint your family looked amazing, thank you for letting me be part of your family for an evening. Good luck with the move!