Desert Beauties

I go to Arizona pretty often for photography, and I'm still struggling a little with my love/hate relationship with the state.

I don't love, for example, how when I call a venue to check and see if I can shoot there, and they say "Yes! Please come, nothing going on that day," and then I show up and there's a huge Japanese festival with enough humans in attendance to cover every inch of the ground. 

NOT COOL, ARIZONA.

I also don't love that I can't speed, but I've mentioned that previously.

And I find it verrrrrry hard to find locations to shoot in AZ that my clients approve of. 

These are my gripes.

However!  I do keep going back.  I think this is because:

-The families I work with are nothing short of amazing. A big happy family dynamic going on.

-The vast quantities of restaurants I've never heard of. I LOVE ME A GOOD, NEW RESTAURANT.

-I'd drive the 5 hours simply to partake of the Gelato Spot's delectable goodness. Gelato. Yum.

oh.... aaaaaaaannnnnnndddddd I love the groovy modern yuppie feel of the hotels I stay in. SO SUE ME.

The last couple of trips out to AZ, I've brought some girlfriends with me, so that I don't get horridly depressed and lonely between rigorous shooting schedules. I'd like to post some extremely embarrassing, "girls gone crazy" photos of my pals and I, but unfortunately I have none. But that's not because wild stuff didn't happen, ok?

You bet it did. (mormon style.)

Check out these desert beauties from my last trip.

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah