It's not every day you get to do a session in one of the most beautiful desert locations in the state of Arizona! We prepped for this senior photo session at the gorgeous Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix a few months prior to the shoot so that everyone would feel at ease. The Desert Botanical Garden is a special place to Ellie and her mom Nancy. After Ellie's father passed away, they had a plaque put in at the garden commemorating his life. Ellie and Nancy are very active members of the community around the Garden, so it was very special to be able to have her session at such an important location.
Ellis is currently a senior at Phoenix Country Day School, where she is co-captain of the volleyball team with her friend Sydney, who we just so happened to run into while we were in the garden! We snapped a couple of photos of the two of them because we couldn't pass up an opportunity like that. The whole time Ellie was wonderful to photograph. This girl has the most beautiful blue eyes that radiate in the natural light like no other. She looked absolutely stunning and held up like a champ as the temperatures were a bit high on this Arizona evening. Her mom Nancy brought so many extra clothing choices we were able to do lots of different looks! We wandered around the garden and found the special places that spoke to us. There was one angelic moment when some cloud cover came over the usually direct Arizona sunshine and gave us some perfectly filtered light. We couldn't help but feel like Ellie's dad was right there with us the whole time. We even had a visit from the most precious little frog that hopped up to us just as we were finishing the session at Ellie's dad's plaque. The light had all gone by then, and we were just left in awe of what a magical evening it had been.
This session was simply one of those especially magical ones that we aren't likely to forget. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments with Ellie in such a special location.
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