Moving to a new place is always a fun but challenging thing. As a photographer I find locations that I eventually fall in love with. Surroundings and light are alwasy the first thing i look for in a location.
I’ve lived in several different states and some are easier than others to find my favorite locations.
When I moved to Arizona the struggle I was having was that all the “good” locations seemed to be so far away. I was so spoiled when I lived in Utah because I had so many incredible places rught at my fingertips!
Now that i have been in Arizona for a couple of years (specifically the Phoenix area) I have found some “go-to” spots. Locations that i know photograph beautifully. Whats great??? They all have a little bit of a different look. AND each loaction changes just a little based on the season!
I’ve come to accept that most locations that are totally epic are a solid 45-60 minutes from where I live. Take a look at my favorites below. Which one do you like the best?
1- Lost Dutchman State Park
Something I love about this area is that there are some nice, more groomed trails but, you can also venture a little bit and get some more “natural” looking areas.
2– Salt River
3- Riparian Preserve
So now that you’ve seen my top 3 favorite locations in the Phoenix area…which one is your favorite?