If you love exploring and having fun, you’re going to love this Papago Park adventure session in Phoenix, Arizona. Jan and Zach were on a grand desert adventure when we met up on their last day for this session. Before Phoenix, they were exploring the magical Joshua Tree desert in California. Quite the trip, right?
Jan and Zach did not originally plan on doing an adventure session during their trip, but decided on it last minute. Luckily I was in Phoenix at the same time and so of course it was the perfect fit. Since their session wasn’t planned in advance, we had to put together their outfits with what they had packed. And Jan had the perfect bada** black booties with her. On the day of their session, we got up before the crack of dawn to meet at this stunning park for sunrise. We could even hear the lions from the nearby zoo roaring for their early feeding (kind of scary, but super cool.) From their energy and smiles, you would never guess how early it was.
Papago Park is a super short drive from downtown Phoenix, quickly plunging you into those famous Arizona red rocks and desert. This specific spot gets really crowded in the evenings, so we felt it was best to go first thing in the morning. Although the park was still a bit busy, there was plenty of space to avoid the crowd and stay on trail. Staying on trail is important for preserving wildlife and the welfare of parks like this one.
Want to check out Papago Park for yourself? Visit their website for more information!