Sedona, Arizona Maternity Photographer | Mendivil Family
Let me tell you all about the day I fell in love with Sedona!
I signed up for a styled shoot hosted by MacKenzie Pudenz where I would get to photograph a beautiful maternity family session. I was so excited to see Sedona for the first time and get some new content while I was up there!
The drive up there, from where I live in Gilbert, Arizona is about 2.5 hours. No biggie! I actually enjoy getting to drive by myself and soak in the silent car without kiddos in the backseat crying or asking for snacks! I turned on my audiobook, and away I went. About an hour into my drive, it started pouring down! Lightning is hitting all around. It was a giant monsoon that seemed to last forever, and I thought our fun shoot was going to get cancelled.
But all good photographers know…you never cancel for rain until the last minute.
Some of the best skies come right after the storm! So I continued on my way and luckily found the rest of the group when I arrived. The shoot was on! The rain continued on and off all evening but I used my handy dandy plastic grocery bag to cover my camera and went to work!
We had the pleasure of photographing Aimee Jo and her family and they did not disappoint! She is a makeup artist in Phoenix’s East Valley so her makeup was flawless and she definitely had that pregnant glow…even in the rain! Her husband, Casey, was a doting husband and dad and didn’t complain at all which always makes our job easier as photographers. (It’s so hard to work with grumpy dads!) Their 2 year old son, Emre, was the sweetest little adventurer and cute! I mean like Baby-Gap-model cute! The whole family was beautiful, fun and total troopers dealing with the weather!
You know what else didn’t disappoint? The location!
My goodness it was some of the most epic scenery I’ve ever laid eyes on. The spot we were shooting at had incredible views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte along with 360 views of Red Rock Country. The hike was about 15 minutes from the parking lot, and fairly easy. I’ve since had kids ages 2-7 hike the path, but it is bit rocky so we just take it slowly heading up and down.
I really can’t put into words how magical it is to shoot in Sedona. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves! I absolutely love photographing special memories for clients in such a special place. If you are looking to book a family, maternity or couples session in Sedona, please reach out to me via my contact page. I’d love to work with you!