During a recent trip to Sedona, AZ, we enjoyed a hike and travel session shoot on the Fay Canyon Overlook trail. Take a look at the photos!
As I’ve mentioned before, one of my goals for myself and my business this year is to travel more and do more travel sessions. I checked off another location earlier this month with a return trip to Arizona! While I was in Sedona for a session, an associate at a local hike shop recommended taking a hike to see the Fay Canyon Overlook. She did not steer us wrong! I was looking for a few different factors in a location for a few more photos of my daughter, and this one checked all of the boxes.
This specific trail is a little more secluded than others in the area, but there is still a decent amount of other hikers along the way. The hike itself is great for beginners or those looking for something on the easier side, and this particular one is just a little over a mile long. You don’t need to be an experienced hiker by any means for this one! The associate who recommended the trail explained that it has shade in the morning, and that was exactly what we wanted! It’s a sight-seers dream and we got tons of gorgeous photos during our time there. The path is lined with Juniper trees and red sandstone; the right outfit creates an amazing contrast with the landscape and I just can’t get enough of it.
I wish that we’d had more time to explore because we were told that about .4 miles in, there were caves hidden along the trail. I’m hoping to set aside extra time for that next time because I think cave exploration would’ve made for such a cool experience. This trail is open year-round and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like in the winter!
A little added bonus to this specific trail is that there’s a bit of a secret at the end. Once you reach the ‘end of trail’ sign, you can keep going a bit farther and off to the right is an overlook. This is actually where we took Isabel’s photos! If we hadn’t been running out of time, there was a canyon area near the overlook. It would’ve been a great photo op too but given the time constraints and it being a little difficult to get Isabel up there, we opted to stick with the overlook. We love the results! The orange dress she wore was perfect for creating movement in the shots and it was spot-on for the contrast I mentioned earlier.
Arizona is such a beautiful state with tons of hidden gems like Fay Canyon and I fall a little more in love with it with each trip. For those looking to do a travel session of their own, I can’t recommend Sedona enough. I already can’t wait to go back! To schedule your own, contact me here.
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