Best Winter Proposal Locations in Arizona

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Proposal locations in the Phoenix area

Camelback Mountain Christmas Tree

Camel Back Mountain

Tis’ the season and propose at the top of Camelback Mountain. The Christmas tree is back this year! The tree will be on the top of Camelback until the day after Christmas and Santa will be making his sightings on the weekends. Cambelback is a staple hike in Phoenix so it can get crowded but it is so worth the views, plan accordingly. You can access the top by hiking Echo Canyon Trail or Cholla Trail. Be sure to finish your hike by sunset due to the parks closure. This hike leads you to a perfect place for an adventurous proposal if you’re trying to stay out of the cold.

Desert Botanical Gardens Proposal

Desert Botanical Gardens

The Desert Botanical Gardens is a perfect place for a proposal anytime of the year, but if you’re trying to avoid the cold this winter it is even better! Came during the day for a lovely stroll through the park or come by the night and enjoy the Electric Desert Light Show. Either way the gardens is bound to offer a quiet place to pop the question without the hike. (Please note they only allow dogs in the park during certain events throughout the year).

Not sold yet that Phoenix could offer the best location for your holiday or winter proposal??? Here are a few other locations around the city! Piestewa Peak is another hard trail, but being the third highest peak in Phoenix it would also offer great views for a proposal. While the Salt River is drained at this time of year it still offers that magically touch seeing the wild horses and stunning sunset colors. You can also take a horse ride through the Saguaro Ranch Stables. Can you say it’s a date?! Or make it a date weekend! Camp in Cave Creek Regional Park and spend your weekend camping, hiking, sitting by a fire and enjoying the quaint area of downtown Cave Creek with bull riding, line dancing and great food.

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Northern Arizona Winter Proposal Locations

Payson Arizona Proposal Locations

Payson

Just a short drive from the Phoenix area (1.5 hours) you find Payson home of the pines as I like to say. The Payson area is filled with amazing adventure spots like the Tonto National Bridge, Fossil Creek and several lakes. A killer view and romantic spot for a winter proposal in Payson would for sure be the the mogollon rim. No hike required and I imagine it would be the perfect spot to cuddle up for a romantic winter picnic leading to the big question. Be sure to check the weather conditions and road conditions before setting out!

Check out this video below of slight snow from the mogollon rim:

Sedona Holiday Proposal

Sedona

Sedona is a hiking mecca, climber’s dream and a travel destination. If you’re a local or a tourist it is a super romantic spot for a proposal and even more so in the winter. From long hikes in the snow, to romantic dinners or short hikes with amazing views you can not go wrong. If you’re up for the hike some that I recommend are Seven pools, Devil’s Bridge and West Fork.

Check out this video of a snowy Sedona!

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff is one of those places that gets me feeling like a little kid on Christmas morning. Flagstaff may be the ultimate location for an Arizona winter proposal. While the roads to Lockett Meadow or closed there still endless options! Check out snowbowl, where you can go skiing, ride the ski lift or just check out those snowy mountain views. There are lots of other trails, destinations and romantic dinner options in the area so well. Not sure?? Does the word cabin excite you? Imagine renting a cabin and enjoying a wood fire with the snow and stars all around you before popping the question.

To track snow in the snowbowl area check out this link!

Grand Canyon Proposal

THE Grand Canyon

I didn’t think about the Grand Canyon as a winter destination until I moved here and now I can not wait to see it graced with snow!! It is a perfect day trip from Phoenix and a grand way to propose :) While the snow is mostly during the months of Jan. and Feb. we have already had snow fall this winter season.

Check out this video from a snowy Grand Canyon WITH elk!


While this is only a few of the many stunning places in Arizona that are perfect for a winter proposal I hope that this helps you in your planning to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage!

Please remember that if you decided to head to Northern Arizona to pop the question to check the weather conditions and road conditions. Feel free to pop the champagne and celebrate, but remember these beautiful natural habitats are fragile, please practice leave no trace behind.

As always, yes! I will hike with you! Do not miss the chance to document this important stage in your life. I am available to photograph your proposal anywhere in the state of Arizona :)

These locations are not only just right for a winter Arizona proposal, but also a winter elopement or engagement session!

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Hey, hey!!

It is me here to say thank you for reading my blog and hope that you enjoyed it! Feel free to leave a comment below about your proposal story to inspire others! Guys, I am always here to help out on this special moment in your lives. Feel free to reach out, having a photographer there can be a complete surprise and secret until after you have proposed or it can be a helping tool to getting to the question. Come snow, rain, night fall or any hike I am ready and excited to be on the adventure with you two!

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In Home Maternity Session - Phoenix Arizona Maternity Photographer

In Home Lifestyle Maternity Session

Maternity Milk Bath - Scottsdale, Arizona

Brittany is a mother of one and pregnant with her second son who will be named Legend. <3

I met Brittany through a local Midwife in Scottsdale, Pam, who owns Arizona Birth at Home. She is so bright and not to mention has impeccable style! During our session Brittany talked about how important family pictures are to her and how excited she was to do an in home session. I love photographing soon to be moms at home and in milk baths, they are so relaxed and at peace. It was a pleasure to photograph Brittany and her part of her story, I look forward to connecting with many more local mama to bes!

Maternity Photographer Scottsdale, Arizona
I love getting pictures taken professionally to have high quality and up to date pictures of where my life is currently at. My kids are only going to go through each age once and I love to see how they change through the years.
— Brittany Slabaugh
Milk Bath Maternity Session - Phoenix, Arizona

Special thank you to Fortee Salon in Chandler, Arizona for sending Rosie on set to do Brittany's beautiful make-up!

In Home Maternity Session - Scottsdale, Arizona

Boudoir in Studio

Phoenix, Arizona Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir session 101...

So by now you may know that I am super passionate about photographing boudoir sessions. Just moving to Phoenix I have already gotten to photograph a boudoir session, but I can not wait to make all the other desert ladies feel sexy in their own skin. When photographing a boudoir session it is all about you! We are going to have a fabulous day making drop dead gorgeous images of you. It is all about the vibe and how you feel. Below is list of some of the 'gold mine' locations for a boudoir session in the Arizona and surrounding areas. A few other tips I like to give my ladies is bring lots and lots of the lingerie. Options are the best thing to have! Come relaxed and do not stress, it's really just a girls day after all! Lastly, do not hesitate! Reach out about booking, we will plan everything together to make sure its what you've always imagined as sexy!

Arizona Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir locations vary and they can really create a mood in your images. This shoot was done at the Blok Studio in downtown Phoenix. If you want light, airy images without a bedroom this is the way to go.

Here are some of my favorite boudoir locations and locations I would like to photograph a boudoir session at:

Bolders Resort - Scottsdale, AZ - The rooms here are stunning. They come at a price, but the setting is gorgeous, with lots of variety!

Black Beach - Torrey Pines, CA - A free location! This is a public space, but you can legally be nude here. This makes outfit changes easy and worry free. Boudoir sessions at this location are fun, but they also result in stunning neutral backgrounds.

Cactus Mountain - Joshua Tree, CA - I have not been here yet, but I spend most of my time day dreaming about this place. It's literally a dream. This is not the only perfect rental spot in the area for a boudoir session! If you check out Airbnb you will find plenty more to choose from in Joshua Tree. Locations like this are also stunning for engagement and maternity sessions. Now excuse me while I continue swooning over this location....

Airbnb Rentals - Phoenix, Arizona - Speaking of Airbnb, there are plenty of places that you can also rent in our local area. I can definitely help you pick the right one for the vibe you want. The great thing about booking one of these places is that it may be styled just right and have more light then maybe your house does without going into a steep hotel budget.

Last, but not least, your home can be a perfect fit!

Check out more of my boudoir images here!

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Bridal engagement boudoir session

A boudoir session is all about you <3

We all know by now I have pretty strong opinions about being a woman. One of them being, YES, you should take those boudoir pictures! No matter if it is for your husband to be or just you, they are completely worth it and not to mention fun! They can live in your computer and never see the light of day, but you will have the memory of a glamour filled day or you can print a beautiful book to pull out occasionally and look back on. Also, fun fact....these are probably my favorite sessions. I just love to see women feeling so confident in their own skin!

I promise by the end of the day you feel gorgeous!

This Boudoir Session was photographed at the magnificent Boulders Resort.

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