I have to be honest, taking pictures in Arizona totally bummed me out at first. My style is to capture rich, deep, bright, beautiful colors, and take advantage of green grass, trees, flowers, gardens, etc etc. Who doesn't want to shoot in that kind of an environment?? Arizona is brown, and dead, and.... well, it's a desert.
Lucky for me, living here has given me no choice but to practice. I have to be honest, when this family called me wanting the "desert look" for their family photographs to send home for Christmas, I thought, "Ok. This is going to stretch me. Can I make the desert look beautiful?"
I'm happy to say, whether it was that I've learned a thing or two since moving here, or the more likely scenario that this family is just BEAUTIFUL without any help from green backgrounds, I think... between the lot of us, we succeeded.
Who knew we could find so much beauty right here in the desert?
And then there is THIS: maybe one of my favorite shots of all time:
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