Family Photos at Red Rock Crossing

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

I’ve seen a new trend form in the past year, and I’m loving it.  Family reunions are on the rise, and with them, more people are reaching out for family photos.  As we grow older, and start having families and work responsibilities of our own, it gets harder and harder to coordinate time together.  And that’s why I applaud the families that commit to a week together, especially when they live so far apart like this family.  Spending time with your adult siblings, and giving kids time with their grandparents is so precious.  I loved creating these images for the Chen family, and I know the little ones will love these photos in forty years, as much as their parents love them now.

For this shoot, we chose a popular site, Red Rock Crossing.  It is one of the most photographed scenes in the southwest because of the towering Cathedral Rock reflected in the waters of Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing. It should come as no surprise, then, that the picnic area located at that same site is as popular as it is beautiful. People come here to fish, swim, and wade in the creek, as well as to picnic and photograph the scenery. At times it can become quite crowded. But if you come early in the morning or on a weekday, it’s possible to have the world-class beauty of Red Rock Crossing all to yourself, or nearly so.

There is a $11 fee to enter the park, and it’s cash only.


The photos came out beautifully! Thank you so much for working with us and bringing such a fun presence to our photo shoot. We had a great time taking these photos and will absolutely cherish them. We can’t thank you enough!  Joann

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