Phoenix photographer photographs Phoenix photographer—say that three times fast! I was super lucky to be scrolling through Facebook one day when I happened upon a super cool chick, Haley, looking to get to know other local photographers. Instantly, I knew I wanted to get to know her! We swapped instagram handles and soon enough we were exploring the city together for a downtown Phoenix portrait session.
As a newbie to Phoenix, Arizona, I was super excited to see the city for her. And, with several outfit changes crammed into a Trader Joes bag in my backseat I was ready for all the stops! Oh, and did I mention that haley knew just where to go.
Even though it was high-noon (a nightmare to most photographers… especially in Phoenix!) we made the most of it and used it as an opportunity to challenge ourselves; shooting on shaded sides building and even the shade from a palm tree—the total Phoenix experience for this newbie.
We spent most of our time talking about out the canon gear we have and the canon gear we wish we had! It was so great to be able to talk to a fellow Phoenix photographer. The cherry on top was a super cool neon hotel side leading the way to a pastel pink wall: a photographer’s dream!
At the end of the day, we both went home to edit our photos and I was floored! I had no doubt that she would knock it out of the park, but Haley managed to capture the only few photos of myself I actually like! Many people think that photographers are naturals behind and in front of the camera, but it’s often not the case… especially when it comes to me! I was super awkward and overthinking every movement to start, but Haley broke it down in such a raw and natural way. I was so giddy with the end result! Do yourself a favor and check out her work, you won’t regret it!