Welcome to Arizona

Welcome to Arizona

Arizona: cowboys, denim, desert and dreams, where the wild, wild west was won and the some of that wild still remains. With mountains and vistas that will alter your life, varied and ever-changing landscapes to tempt any photographer, and year round beauty that lures you in and keeps you here, Arizona is calling you home. Hike low in the trails among the cactus, walk a mile high on summits with elevations that steal your breath. Wade in snow melt running off the mountains. Ride a horse into the sunset, disappearing on the horizon colored so many shades of gold and orange and ochre and red that you'll be blinded by the beauty before you. Sit beneath the multitude of stars, so many they make you dizzy trying to count, and contemplate your place in this world. Visit with friends at a local brewery and enjoy culture and heritage with deep roots in Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history of the early settlers that won the west, among abandoned copper and gold mines that launched this state. Sit and watch the storms roll in, miles to go and yet suddenly upon you with a force only nature can provide. From green mountain to bustling city to dry desert to babbling creek, this is Arizona. This is the west. This is your destination.

This guide includes:

  • information about Phoenix, Sedona, Tucsone ans Flagstaff
  • 50 stunning photos with practical photo tips and authors comments
Guide map: Welcome to Arizona

Buck Jacquelynn

United States

I am a: full-time, totally enamored Pro photographer {#dreamlife}, Foodie {#sotasty}, wine-lover {#drinkme}, travel junkie {#takemethere #morethanonce} + coffee addict {#wakemeup}.

I am a: philosophical, introspective dreamer and an energetic, outgoing, dynamic do-er. I write {travelblog} when it moves me. I love to cook. I adore rooftop bars {#viewfromthetop} and look for one in every city I love, live and travel to. I am obsessed with quotes. Fresh flowers make me happy. But photography makes me smile. Sometimes in that shy, delighted, just meeting someone kind of way. Sometimes in that broad ear to ear grin kind of way. Still. And hopefully always. This is a world that I belong to that I embrace fearlessly, distinctively, with just a touch of sparkle and a little bit more than a little bit of sass.

I own a boutique portrait and wedding studio, and have for 9 years. Yes, I love and live to travel, and capture everything I can along the way. And yes, it is business {#hardwork}, but it’s primarily a love affair. A journey. A surprise around every corner. A connection with the unexpected. An opportunity to meet with people who share my drive. A chance to explore the sides of me that are vibrant, bold, colorful. An ever-shifting balance between what is unique and ordinary, simple and complex, real and imaginary. Photography is a challenge. And a delight. And it was a fork in my road, the path less traveled, but the one I’m glad I chose. This is my story. And the story continues because I don’t just do it. I teach it. To be inspired and to inspire, to seduce and be seduced. This is the heady thought that wakes me up every morning, that reminds me that today…today and every day… I get to do what I love. And pass that on to others.

Full version of the guide includes 33 additional photos.