I get this question a lot! Where is the best engagement photo location in phoenix? As a phoenix wedding photographer, I have a few different location that you might love!
But before we begin, here’s a few helpful tip to keep in mind
Arizona Engagement Photos Tip
1) Sunset and Sunrise are the best time for photos:
It’s also the cooler part of the day. Have you ever try to take engagement photos in phoenix during the summer?? It’s HOT AF. You don’t want that sweaty, miserable expression for your engagement photos.
2) Pick a location that feel natural to you:
If you like hiking, let’s go on a hike. South Mountain and Phoenix Mountain Preserve are both great options. If you like staying in, we can find somewhere indoors around Downtown Phoenix or even at your place.
3) Make it a date
Prioritize your experience. Don’t just show up and stand, let’s make it a date! You can incorporate things you guys enjoy doing together! The point of engagement photos is to document this exciting chapter in your life and be able to feel the experience when looking back at these photos. Bring snacks!
4) Comfortable outfits
Don’t feel like you need to dress to impress, you’ll get that chance at your wedding haha. Find something that you feel comfortable & confident in! Don’t try to match exactly.
ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATION IN PHOENIX
Just a few minute drive from downtown phoenix, Papago Park has beautiful red butte as backdrop and plenty of space to run around! Also palm trees & water
It’s a versatile location with dessert landscape. You can drive all the way up to the lookout to get the view of the city or go on a hike! Gorgeous sunset!!
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Convenience location since it’s located near Phoenix & Scottdale. Because of that, it gets a bit busy during the weekend. But still a great option for hiker!
Desert Botanical Garden
Right next to Papago Park is Desert Botanical Garden! If you love the desert plants, there’s no better place to go but here!
Very iconic location with EPIC background. I mean look at it! One of the best backdrop in Phoenix area. It does require a photo pass and parking isn’t free
ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATION IN SEDONA
Real quick, if you want that red rock glow, sunrise is the best time to go for that particular “look”. It’s also less busy during sunrise. Otherwise sunset is very beautiful!
Super iconic, stunning view through out the whole hike. Does get crowded but there are plenty of open space for photos. Get ready to go on all 4 for this. Parking is awful!
Merry Go Round
Another stunning landscape spot. Great view at the end and not as crowded as Cathedral Rock, and much easier to hike!
Super underrated! Totally recommend for sunrise if you want that valley glow! Pretty flat at the top with plenty of room to run around! Picnic?
So many different trails! I recommend you hike to the top because the view is super worth it!
Bear Mountain Trail
Quite the elevation gain but it’s a true hidden gem for those who are willing to hike! Beautiful view through out the hike and not a lot of crowds 🙂
Soldier Pass Trail
Honestly, not the best epic landscape view kinda trail. But it has one of the best lighting and very unique. Check out secret arches and sacred pools.