What makes Phoenix one of the best cities to have your engagement session in is due largely to the vibrant and colorful diversity. Within Phoenix, one can find towering saguaros and desert landscape only a few miles from chic upscale lofts or moody urban sights. The agility of its terrain allows for a concentration of a specific setting or a combination of civic life and desert elegance – depending on the couple and their photographer’s preference. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Phoenix engagement session locations to capture all those exciting, beautiful moments between you and your soon-to-be spouse.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Backed up to a lofty mountain range, this beautiful venue sits amidst an elegant Arizona backdrop that emulates the natural beauty of the desert. The purity of love is also evident here, and we adore the creative engagement photos taken by top photographers in this landscape. Photo: Ashley Rae Photography
Desert Botanical Garden
A favorite of many photographers, the desert area at this venue is simply breathtaking. From enormous, naturally-formed boulders to abundant desert brush and cacti, this landscape is a must-see for couple looking for potential desert engagement shoot locations that highlight Arizona’s beauty. Photo: StepOnMe Photography
The hustle and bustle of the city always appears to slow down and almost fade away in the light of an adoring couple. Downtown Phoenix has some spectacular nooks that create stunning urban pictures to capture the uniqueness of a couple’s love for one another. Photo: Ben & Kelly Photography
After rain showers blanket the desert in much-needed water, little creeks and rivers form throughout the desert game trails. These provide a plentiful environment for flora, fauna, and photographers alike! For a sampling of the desert greenery and unique mountains formations, Papago Park is a wonderful engagement location. Photo: KolorPHX Photographic Co.
Venue at the Grove
Filled with lush pastures and a decadent orchard, this venue is a wise choice for a couple desiring a different Arizona atmosphere in their engagement shoot. Reminiscent of the stately plantations, this two-acre property offers a gentle yet romantic ambience for bright, lively photos. Photo: Steph Wahlig
Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician offers a variety of stunning backdrops for engagement pictures. From the resort’s pristine pools to the natural desert brush and flowering bushes, escape to The Phoenician for luxe, one-of-a-kind photos that are sure to be remembered for a lifetime. Photo: Katrina & Andrew Photography
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, this rustic venue, which was previously a Baptist church, provides the ultimate hidden gem destination for engagement photos within the city. With exposed brick and industrial metal beams, Monroe Abbey is the perfect intimate and romantic engagement location. Photo: Saje Photography