Salt River Couple Photos in Mesa, Arizona | Kyla & Ryan

Salt River Couples Photos in Mesa, Arizona

Salt River Couples Photos in Mesa, Arizona | Kyla & Ryan

I took some self-portraits with Alexis in almost this exact location a few weeks back. I was thrilled to return with Kyla & Ryan for these Salt River couples photos right outside of Mesa, Arizona! 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.

Florals

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.

I’ll be looking for more opportunities to bring more couples (and families) out here. There is so much of this part of the Tonto National Forest to explore and I’d love to help more people capture beautiful memories here. Contact me if you’re interested in a couples photoshoot at the Lower Salt River!

  1. gianna keiko

    July 17th, 2019 at 6:06 pm

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

  2. Christine Dopp

    July 17th, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    A butterfly stopped to say hi! lovely!

  3. maya lora

    July 17th, 2019 at 6:24 pm

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

  4. Melissa Blunden

    July 17th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

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

  5. Hannah

    July 17th, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Obsessed with every single image! You nailed it!!

  6. Jeff Brummett

    July 17th, 2019 at 7:23 pm

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

  7. BreeAnna Lasher

    July 17th, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    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

    July 17th, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    What a beautiful couple and such stunning photos!

  9. karra

    July 17th, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    THE COLORS IN THESE PHOTOS GIVE ME LIFE. wow, so pretty.

  10. April Walsh

    July 17th, 2019 at 9:55 pm

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

  11. Hans

    July 18th, 2019 at 3:29 am

    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. Stephanie Betsill

    July 18th, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I love your clean edits SO much. So timeless 🙂

  13. Meg

    July 19th, 2019 at 9:45 pm

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

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