Romantic Desert Couple's Session | Phoenix, Arizona

Erica & Jon

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We just returned from a two week adventure on the west coast, and as much as I love my midwest home, this east coast girl is in LOVE with the I am absolutely in love with the Pacific side of the country. Our journeys took us to sunny Las Vegas, the breathtaking Grand Canyon, and then down to Arizona through Phoenix and Tucson. The weather down in Arizona was definitely my favorite- I was seeing snow all over my newsfeed and was SO happy to be enjoying the sunshine in weather about forty degrees warmer! We also officially decided that we would LOVE to take destination weddings in this part of the country, so if you're reading this from out west (or you just LOVE desert), head over here and say hi!!

All that aside (you'll see more in a later post!), one of the highlights of the trip for me was meeting Erica and Jon. I found Erica on Instagram; she and her husband Jon are incredible photographers based in the Arizona, and they were the perfect couple to do a session swap with! We met them and their two adorable-as-can-be kids at Papago Park, where you can find the whole desert experience right in the middle of Phoenix. I'm officially in love! They blogged our photos yesterday and I'm so excited to share theirs as well. Josh even shot along with me, so some of these pictures are his! He may be a DJ most days, but he's always welcome as a photographer too ;) The four of us climbed through sand and rocks, narrowly avoided bikers flying around the path above us, and hurried back down to catch the famous desert glow at sunset. Every moment was so much fun!

Erica and Jon, thank you for hanging out with us!!! We can't wait until we travel back your way, and will have to treat you to some queso :) For now, enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!!

Couples, TravelJosh Staley