Elena and I first connected online as students in Jenna Kutcher’s Instagram Lab. With students all over the globe, I was so excited to connect with Elena as we’re both in Arizona. Her spunk, friendliness, and quick wit reeled me in immediately! I was beyond excited when she reached out to me about doing some family photos and a sweetheart session up on the Mogollon Rim!
Elena, Chad, and their awesome four kids drove up on a Monday and we all headed up the Rim together for an evening of fun and epic views. Starting at Woods Canyon lake we shot the photo for their annual tongue-in-cheek Christmas card photo, and while we were there a Bald Eagle soared overhead! That was my first in-the-wild Bald Eagle and I was pretty dang excited!
Following the quick family shot at the lake we booked it out to their favorite place on the Mogollon Rim. The views are spectacular and the cliffs are dizzying!
It is always fun to get to photograph another photographer! They move into poses easily and often come with pose ideas of their own. Elena and Chad fit together so seamlessly. I loved visiting with them and photographing them. It was such a treat!!
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