Heading West – Part Two

June 29, 2017

 Incredible senior picture taken in Arizona with a stormy sky and wind blowing.

Arizona.  The first time I visited Arizona I was sure I wasn’t going to like it.  I mean the desert is nothing but dry barren landscape, right?  It’s unbearably hot and dry and there’s these prickly things everywhere!  Man, I was NOT prepared to fall in love with the desert like I did and it’s pretty much been an obsession of mine ever since.

Our plan this day was to go see the meteor crater, and then head to Sedona and take pictures there.  Apparently the only time it rains in the desert is when I’m there.  Really.  It’s true.  The forecast was looking sooooo sketchy all day and by the time we were done playing tourist at the meteor crater the weather was very much visible.  The forecast called for rain all night and we weren’t going to have much time in Sedona as we were going to need to get on the road the next day to make our reservation for the Tile House in Cali.  So, we literally pulled over right outside the crater and shot in a field among the cow pies, ha!  The wind was incredible and truthfully a little bit scary.  But the sky!  It was truly an amazing experience to shoot in these conditions.  It’s just something you can’t plan!

The next day the sun was back and we were off to California.  We made a pit stop at the Hackberry Store for some quick pictures.  Such a fun place.  We were there at high noon which of course wasn’t ideal for lighting but we made do!  We even found a random piano which was so perfect for Peyton!

I tell ya, road trippin’ out west needs to be a bucket list item for everyone!  It’s truly the only way to see the country.  There’s adventure and surprises around every corner!

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