Salt River Couple Photos near Phoenix, Arizona | Kyla & Ryan

The Salt River is becoming one of my favorite spots in Arizona. In my opinion, this part of the Tonto National Forest is one of the most underrated areas of this state. Kyla & Ryan were a joy to work with. We spent about an hour along the Salt River documenting these moments of them together. This part of Arizona offers everything I love about the southwest. The saguaro cacti, endless mountain views, wild horses, and lush greenery never fail to lift my spirits and leave me feeling inspired. If you’ve never been, it’s worth the visit! The Salt River is truly an underrated gem for taking photos, hiking, and swimming (even tubing)! I’m amazed that I’m only a 40-minute drive away from this location.


Their beautiful bouquet and boutonniere were provided by Gina from Fiori Floral Designs in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you’re in need of some beautiful flower work in the valley for any occasion, she is your girl. The colors of the bouquet worked SO well with Kyla and Ryan’s personal style and outfits along with the gorgeous Arizona mountain backdrop. I love the pop of yellow and the use of greenery throughout the arrangement.

  1. gianna keiko says:

    loving the western vibes and neutral tones on this Arizona couple’s session !!!

  2. Christine Dopp says:

    A butterfly stopped to say hi! lovely!

  3. maya lora says:

    Those red rocks are so dreamy! Love all these shots!

  4. Obsessed with every single image! I love how you captured this couple and the landscape together:)

  5. Hannah says:

    Obsessed with every single image! You nailed it!!

  6. Never heard of the Salt River before but it looks amazing! Arizona is magical for couples sessions.

  7. omg what a gorgeous session! This salt river location looked amaaaaaazing! And the couple was so cute and you captured them so perfectly!

  8. Heather says:

    What a beautiful couple and such stunning photos!

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  10. April Walsh says:

    I’m obsessed with their style! I love when couples bring florals to non-wedding shoots too.

  11. Hans says:

    I really love this session, you captured it so well. I’m in love with the lower salt river. The couple looks so gorgeous, like your edition as well.

  12. I love your clean edits SO much. So timeless 🙂

  13. Meg says:

    I love the boho fun of this Salt River couples shoot! You really captured some beautiful moments.

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