The Wild West ▌Cochise County Photographer, Arizona

It's Official! After a day of driving around the entire county, literally, not only is Photos By Karyn registered to operate in Arizona, but my head is overflowing with cool places I saw along the way at which to take incredible portraits! It's been an amazing summer, much of which will probably never see my blog pages because I could simply never catch you up with all the fun we've been having. I'm gearing up for a first this weekend; setting up a table at the local "Christmas In July Bizarre" in hopes of booking a couple of clients to start me off running. One bride is going to win a FREE "Trash the Dress" session among other awesome coupons that will be found at my table at the Ethel Berger Community Center from 9-3 on Saturday, July 11th!

I'm no stranger to Arizona, the U of A is my alma mater after all. But this time around I continuously find myself in awe of the gorgeous landscape around me. I guess the last time I was here I was smitten with a particular Army officer and couldn't see past my own lip lock... I honestly thought I would have a hard time working with the desert "canvas". But as the monsoons deepen the greens and the abundant nature continues to pop up around every turn, I know in my heart that this is "home". I'll blog about the 100 year old house when it's picture perfect and not covered in moving boxes, but don't hold your breath for blog posts - I've got a view off my porch that is the next best thing to ocean front property, I've got a view of the wild western skies! Here are just a couple of my favorites from today, in celebration of being "back in the saddle!"

When the day starts this cute, you know it'll be a good one!

It's a good thing this Mama has nerves of steel, no I'm not using a very big telephoto lens, I was shooting with my 24-70mm!!

Apparently The Baby has nerves of steel too.

My husband cracks me up... encouraging the children to run from spiders...

Always good to find a mountain view and take a rest. This amazing view is just off our front stoop! And these last few are pretty much SOOC (straight out of the camera). I'm pretty worthless to my family at sunset because I become attached to the porch and suffer from a trance like state- I promise not to blog too many sunsets...

"What do you see Scout?"

"An amazing monsoon rainbow I reckon..."

A few nights ago we went "up on the mountain", a frequent request from the boys, where we like to count "Dr. Seuss trees".

The bugle is playing taps. Two things I love, church bells on weekend mornings, which I had through the window of my apartment in Tucson, and bugle calls in the still of night.


Carebear said... at July 9, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Love the new blog header! And the AZ photos are gorgeous. Hope you're settling in and finding happiness in your new home!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at July 10, 2009 at 4:33 AM

Way to start your viewers off! These are gorgeous and fun and colorful and purely you, Karyn! I wish you all the best at the Bizarre. I know Sierra Vista will benefit from your talents!! (And those really ARE Dr. Seuss trees, aren't they?)

Debbie said... at July 12, 2009 at 6:36 AM

Hope this isn't a dupe comment, posted and got an error message so posting again just in case! Spider - too awful, photo's - fantastic!

Anonymous said... at July 12, 2009 at 11:44 AM

your photography is BEAUTIFUL!

Holly said... at July 12, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Lovely! What a lucky lucky woman you are. Everyone should be so "at home" where they live. I love the new header too! The comment about Dr. Seuss trees cracked me up!

Best of luck at the Bizarre!