Couple in the Wildflowers

A Desert Wildflower Session

The Paxman's kiss surrounded by wildflowers and Picacho Peak in the background during their wildflower couple's session

Spring is beautiful here in Tucson. It’s my favorite time of the year to shoot, because the desert is covered in brilliant colors and soft blooms. This year was even more breathtaking. Fall and winter were unseasonably wet, and delivered us a spring superbloom. I couldn’t wait to shoot so I started scouting locations. Another photographer shared photos from Picacho Peak. It was covered in wildflowers. I knew I needed to shoot there before they disappeared, so I took to social media to see if anyone was interested.

The lovely Vanessa was very interested, so we decided on a day and time. I met Vanessa and her husband at Picacho one sunny, spring afternoon. Because we were shooting at the base of a mountain, I began our session early, because I wasn’t sure when the sun actually set. It was beautiful, but the sun was bright and high in the sky. Thankfully, the saguaros created a beautiful block from it. They also allowed me to create gorgeous sun flares that added to the drama of the photos.

I had Vanessa and Brad wander the trails of Picacho amongst the wildflowers kissing and cuddling. We were careful to stay on the trails as not to crush the fragile wildflowers. There were so many, however, using my long lens it was easy to shoot through the flowers to hide the trails. It wasn’t long before the sun settled behind the peak and the gorgeous colors of the flowers could be captured. The second half of their session was breathtaking. Brilliant greens, purples, yellows all nestled amongst the desert cacti. Combined with their love and the gorgeous outfits they brought, it is one of my favorite sessions of the year.

The Paxman's hold one another in the sunlight amongst the wildflowers during their couple's session with Belle Vie Photography
Standing in the sunlight amongst the wildflowers, the Paxman's hold one another during their couple's session at Picacho Peak
The Paxman's show their love standing beneath sun and saguaros at Picacho Peak during their wildflower couple's session
The Paxman's hold one another amidst the sun and saguaros during their Picacho Peak wildflower session
The Paxman's get cozy amongst the wildflowers at Picacho Peak during their couple's session
Brand kisses Vaness during their spring couple's wildflower session at Picacho Peak
Vanessa leads Brad through the wildflowers at Picacho Peak during their couples session
The Paxman's amongst the wildflowers of Picacho Peak during their spring couple's session
Brad kisses Vanessa surrounded by desert wildflowers during their spring couples session at Picacho Peak
Brad twirling Vanessa during their couple's session at the base of Picacho Peak
Picacho Peak in the background during the Paxman's spring couples session
A kiss amongst the Picacho Peak wildflowers for the Paxman's during their couples session
The lush green and brilliant yellow flowers surround the Paxman's during their couples session at Picacho Peak
Kissing at the base of Picacho Peak, the Paxman's are surrounded by beauty
The Paxman's surrounded by the wild beauty of Picacho Peak in the spring during their couple's session with Belle Vie Photography
The Paxman's hold one another at the base of Picacho Peak surrounded by spring growth
The Paxman's together under a rainbow at the base of Picacho Peak during their couple's session
The Paxman's kiss at the base of Picacho Peak surrounded by spring growth

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