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Phoenix, Arizona is full of beautiful desert areas, cityscapes and hidden green gems.  All of which would be great locations for your next  family photos.  The majority of my clients ask for assistance when choosing a location that is right for their family pictures.  Part of the photography process with Cozy Clicks is working together to choose a spot the best fits the look you want.   I have created this post for my clients as a starting place when thinking about a good on location area for their photography session.  Below are the top  areas I think are the best locations in Phoenix for family photos.  And if these ideas don’t suit you, don’t worry! I have many more fun and unique areas I know of. These selections are in no particular order and are based on popularity, beauty, and ease and accessibility.

Even in the 21st century, most downtowns in the southeast Valley sport rustic, old world charm. Narrow streets made even narrower with a median and Victorian era lampposts help retain a unique quality in the urban core.

In Chandler, the columns outside the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort form a suitable backdrop. In Gilbert, try a patch of grass near the Water Tower or the granite water sculpture, the outside brick wall of Joe’s Real BBQ or the shopfront corridors along Gilbert Road.

Your photos will have a truly timeless appeal. Where: Downtown Chandler is at North Arizona Avenue around Boston Street. Downtown Gilbert is at Gilbert Road around Page Avenue. Weldon B. Johnson/The Republic

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The Superstition Mountains form a majestic backdrop for photography in this popular state park. In the spring, you can compose your picture with Mexican gold poppies and Coulter’s lupine blooms. Year-round, thorny vegetation common to the Southwest, such as saguaro, teddy-bear cholla and barrel cactus, is ever present. These help to create breathtaking desert vistas.

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Next to the Phoneix Zoo, Papago Park is a dream for family photos.  Papago is characterized by the red rock mountain located right in the middle of the park.  Walk just a little bit off the base of this mountain and there is a lake, palm trees, cactus and more! This spot captures a lot of the beauty of Arizona. Want to see more sessions from this location? Check out more examples here: Family Session, Extended Family session, Senior session

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I love it when parents are relaxed for their family pictures. Or at least they keep their stress hidden from the kids and just make it a good experience. It can be so hard sometimes; I know that from my own family portrait sessions. But it really does make a difference in how the kids act during the whole thing.

With its combination of park land, lake, wetlands and wildlife, this 113-acre park in Southeast Chandler is best known for fishing and hiking. It also offers a choice of picturesque spots for an outdoors family photo.

Around the lake, there are several wildlife viewing areas, where bulrushes fringe the shore and wild fowl paddle near. On the east side of the lake, a waterfall cascades along stones before it feeds into the water.

These spots provide the perfect backdrops for pictures. Where: 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler. Srianthi Perera

Many housing subdivisions allow the public access to their greenbelt areas. Fulton Ranch in Chandler has a 28-acre lake system with flowing streams and waterfalls. Nearby are lushly landscaped paths, ramadas and a clocktower with European architectural features.

Where: Off Ocotillo Road, just west of Arizona Ave. Srianthi Perera

You can tell they are genuinely happy, right? Being an Arizona family photographer is so much easier when the kids are happy.  🙂

Much of the drama takes place within, but from without, the spectacle is no less dramatic. With its soaring sails, tastefully lit walkways and touches of desert vegetation, the Mesa Arts Center grounds form an elaborate stage for an impromptu photo shoot.

For a contemporary arts look, try posing near the colored glass blocks. The setting is equally stunning in daylight or at dusk. Where: 1 E. Main St. City of Mesa

Here are a couple more of my favorites from this family photo session. The Mesa Arts Center is one of my favorite photo spots.  As an Arizona family photographer I am always on the lookout for great locations for photos. If you know of any great spots in AZ, leave a comment and let me know!

This location is a fantastic area for family pictures!  A popular area for many photographers, the Riparian Preserves offers both green and desert scenery.  In the middle of the preserve sets a lake and bridge with small streams, grassy areas and footpaths around the location. Want to see more sessions from this location? Check out more examples here: Family session 1, family session 2

This ADORABLE family contacted me last fall because they wanted family portraits for Christmas cards, and we had such a great time together! These sisters were just the cutest, most gorgeous girls and each was very unique. I love how their mom dressed them each according to their own personality, but they went together so well.

Downtown is full of areas for family , child or senior portraits. This location offers a cool urban feel with lots of architecture and graffiti.  Look closer and there are some pretty cool historical areas of downtown too, which make it look like you’re not even in a big city. Want to see more sessions from this location? Check out more examples here:  Urban Downtown

If you haven’t visited this rustic and western area of Phoenix, you need to go check it out.  Located at the base of South Mountain, the cool stone buildings are full of texture and a uniqueness only found in the desert.  This area gives lots of variety by offering neat architecture, but also mountains, cactus and Arizona sunsets.  Want to see more sessions from this location? Check out more examples here: Family session, maternity session

It’s hard to go wrong here. Wherever you deposit the tripod in Tempe Beach Park, stunning vistas of mountain, water, bridge or park await. The area near the Tempe Center for the Arts is a good choice for a tranquil portrait. Take advantage of the concrete ledges conveniently built along the river and the art center’s negative-edge reflecting pool. The pedestrian bridge connects the arts center, located on the south bank of the lake, to the north bank. Either bank would do well for a photo. At dusk, the bridges come alive with lights.

Srianthi Perera, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 10:32 a.m. MT Dec. 9, 2014

Many housing subdivisions allow the public access to their greenbelt areas. Fulton Ranch in Chandler has a 28-acre lake system with flowing streams and waterfalls. Nearby are lushly landscaped paths, ramadas and a clocktower with European architectural features. Mountain Park Ranch in Ahwatukee Foothills is also beautiful, with a manicured green belt, fountain and ponds. Both are havens for photography. (Note: Park in a residential street as parking is not available in the greenbelt areas.)

This beautiful Phoenix area photo location gets you right into the wilderness.  Full of trees and dirt path, this is a beautiful spot for photos.  Salt river runs right through this campground, so if you are adventurous enough to get down by the water, you can add some cool variety to your shoot.  Some areas her do require a little walking.  There is a small parking fee with this location.  See even more sessions from Coon Bluff here.

Much of the drama takes place within, but from without, the spectacle is no less dramatic. With its soaring sails, tastefully lit walkways and touches of desert vegetation, the Mesa Arts Center grounds form an elaborate stage for an impromptu photo shoot. For a contemporary arts look, try posing near the colored glass blocks. The setting is equally stunning in daylight or at dusk.

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Mountain Park Ranch: Ranch Circle and South Mountain Parkway, just north of Chandler Blvd.

With its combination of park land, lake, wetlands and wildlife, this 113-acre park in southeast Chandler is best known for fishing and hiking. It also offers a choice of picturesque spots for an outdoors family photo. Around the lake, there are several wildlife viewing areas, where bulrushes fringe the shore and wild fowl paddle near. On the east side of the lake, a waterfall cascades along stones before it feeds into the water. These spots provide the perfect backdrops for pictures.

With its combination of park land, lake, wetlands and wildlife, this 113-acre park in Southeast Chandler is best known for fishing and hiking. It also offers a choice of picturesque spots for an outdoors family photo.

Around the lake, there are several wildlife viewing areas, where bulrushes fringe the shore and wild fowl paddle near. On the east side of the lake, a waterfall cascades along stones before it feeds into the water.

These spots provide the perfect backdrops for pictures. Where: 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler.

Where: Downtown Chandler is at North Arizona Avenue around Boston Street. Downtown Gilbert is at Gilbert Road around Page Avenue.

Mountain Park Ranch in Ahwatukee Foothills is also beautiful, with a manicured green belt, fountain and ponds. Where: Ranch Circle and South Mountain Parkway, just north of Chandler Blvd. Srianthi Perera

The Superstition Mountains form a majestic backdrop for photography in this popular state park. In the spring, you can compose your picture with Mexican gold poppies and Coulter’s lupine blooms. Year-round, thorny vegetation common to the Southwest, such as saguaro, teddy-bear cholla and barrel cactus, is ever present.

These help to create breathtaking desert vistas. Where: 6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction. City of Mesa

It’s family picture-taking time. Professional studios are, well, professional, but why sweat in artificial light in front of a staged backdrop? The southeast Valley offers plenty of gorgeous outdoor settings that will cast a natural quality to your pictures. Below are seven such places to consider.

This cool area in Glendale gives a different backdrop then your typical desert landscapers in Arizona.  This small park is home to a small orange orchard, lots of grass, and cool farm buildings.  Check out more from Mainstee Ranch right here!

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Their dad was so funny with them and did a great job of keeping them in happy moods for these photos.

It’s hard to go wrong here. Wherever you deposit the tripod in Tempe Beach Park, stunning vistas of mountain, water, bridge or park await. The area near the Tempe Center for the Arts is a good choice for a tranquil portrait.

Take advantage of the concrete ledges conveniently built along the river and the art center’s negative-edge reflecting pool. The pedestrian bridge connects the arts center, located on the south bank of the lake, to the north bank.

Either bank would do well for a photo. At dusk, the bridges come alive with lights. Where: Access off W. Rio Salado Pkwy at N. Mill Ave. Srianthi Perera

Even in the 21st century, most downtowns in the southeast Valley sport rustic, old world charm. Narrow streets made even narrower with a median and Victorian era lampposts help retain a unique quality in the urban core. In Chandler, the columns outside the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort form a suitable backdrop. In Gilbert, try a patch of grass near the Water Tower or the granite water sculpture, the outside brick wall of Joe’s Real BBQ or the shopfront corridors along Gilbert Road. Your photos will have a truly timeless appeal.

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Right in the middle of downtown Phoenix, this location is full of charm.  Grass, tress and a rose garden are among some of the features at Heritage Square Park.  You’ll also see a number of historic buildings, which make for some interesting shots!  See more from this location here.

I am so glad to have met this beautiful family! One thing I loved about having a Fall full of family sessions was meeting so many awesome people.

This small town south of Phoenix and next door to Chandler has so much beauty to offer.  Just take a drive through the foothills of this town and look around.  You’ll find many places that would make for lovely family photos.  This area is characterized by mountains, hiking paths, and desert backgrounds. Want to see more sessions from this location? Check out more examples here: Family sessions, Child sessions

The Lost Dutchman State Park is a great place to take family photos in the southeast Valley.(Photo: City of Mesa)

I love this location because of all the variety there is to offer.  Look around any corner or street and there is new texture, buildings, flowers and more.  This location does not look anything like the desert.  This is a very cool spot for senior portraits or family sessions!  See more from ASU here.

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