Family Sunset Session

The McCoy Family Photos at Sabino Canyon

This past December the McCoy family contacted me with the hopes of booking a family session before the holidays. I had one available day left and scheduled them, but as luck would have it, it rained the day of our session. We rescheduled for the middle of January and were blessed with a beautiful and sunny, albeit chilly, afternoon.

The McCoy family was an absolutely fabulous family to work with. Jokes, laughs and a lot of love was shared all afternoon. Whether it’s between couples or family members, I LOVE to see affection during a session. The McCoy’s session had an abundance. Mom and dad cuddled and kissed the afternoon away while the kids lovingly teased each other and their parents.

Sabino Canyon was the location they chose for their session because of the desert landscape and the proximity to water. The nearest water was unfortunately a bit of a hike, so they decided to stay close to the parking area. To some, the base of Sabino Canyon is an abundance of angry looking cactus and brush. To me, however, it is a playground for beautiful photography backdrops.

Not only do we have the natural beauty of towering saguaros, but each type of plant creates a different visual beauty. From the large round leaves of a prickly pear to the soft golden green leaves of a mesquite tree beauty is in everything. Even the nastiest plant in the Sonoran Desert, the Jumping Cholla, creates a beautiful white glow when set in the background of a portrait.

Thankfully the McCoy family let me lead them through the desert landscape and capture their family photos. I am so thankful they chose me as their photographer, and I am thankful to have met such a wonderful family.

A family of four holds hands amongst the majestic saguaros of Sabino Canyon while looking upon the brilliant Tucson sunset during their family photo sessionA husband and wife get intimate amongst the desert plants during their photo session at Sabino Canyon in TucsonHusband and wife get close to share an intimate moment during their family photo session at Sabino Canyon in TucsonA teenage girl beautifully contrasts the pale desert brush in a red and black plaid shirt during a family photo session at Sabino Canyon in TucsonYoung boy poses in the desert at sunset during a family photo session at Sabino Canyon in Tucson in a minion t-shirtHusband and wife hug and kiss one another during their family photo session at Sabino Canyon in TucsonFather and daughter hug during a sunset family photo session at Sabino CanyonA mom with her son and daughter amongst the cacti of Sabino Canyon during a sunset family photo session in TucsonFather and son hugging during a family photo session in Tucson, ArizonaA family of four holds hands and get close during their family photo session at Sabino Canyon amongst the saguaros set against a pastel Tucson sunset

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