Location Guide

by Mandy Rena Photography

a little about choosing

a location

for your session

When choosing the location for your photo shoot, please know that the location plays a very significant part in determining the final look your photos. Think of the location as a beautiful backdrop that will set the color scheme , the mood and the overall feel of your photos . It should also compliment the outfits you are gonna wear for your session. This list includes some of my tried and trusted locations that I know will allow us to achieve my timeless style. 

This list is not a full list of all the locations that are available here in Tucson. It is a list of some of my top chosen locations that clients love. We can always use another locations that is sentimental to you and your family. Just let me know and we can get it planned!

sweetwater trailhead

The best desert location in town. You will not find a more iconic Arizona location. With the stunning saguaros nestled into the beautiful hillside. There is a short walk to this location and I do recommend if your wearing heels to being a slip on pair of shoes to walk to the location in.

why we love this location

saguaros // golden sunsets // earlier session time

Nw Desert field

Located in northwest Tucson this spot is easy to get to. This field is a hidden gem in town allowing for a more intimate session or even a calmer location with less distractions for your family shoot. There is no bathroom but this location is dog friendly.

why we love this location

open desert  // golden sunsets // not crowded

sweetwater wetlands

A slice of paradise in the desert. This location is hidden in the heart of town and offers beautiful green trees and water views. The perfect location for someone who doesn't want a traditional desert setting but an easy at navigate location. This is a bathroom but no pets are allowed.

why we love this location

greenery  // golden sunsets // earlier session time

NW desert

Located in northwest Tucson this spot is easy to get to. Easy to walk to desert spot perfect for extended families or maternity client who do not want to walk far. 

why we love this location

saguaros  // golden sunsets // not too crowded

Mt. Lemmon

Perfect for escaping the heat in the summers and capturing the fall leaves changing. Mt. Lemmon offers a few different looks all in a short drive from each other. From the white cliffs at windy point to the pine trees at summer haven. 

why we love this location

white cliffs  // changing leaves // mountain views

Agua Caliente Park

Located on the east side of Tucson. This park is a small water scantuary in the desert.  This park was tons of unique backdrops like the pond, clean grass and palm trees, a path between perfectly arched trees

why we love this location

water views  // greenery  // golden sunset