My wife Jen, daughter Elliott and I just returned home from a 5 day vacation in Sedona, AZ. I shot an engagement session in Sedona a couple of years ago, and told Jen that it was gorgeous and that I had to take her there some day. We spent our days relaxing, taking in the beautiful surroundings, and enjoying some great food. This was our first trip as a family, and Elliott’s first time traveling in an airplane. She was her usual happy self, and had an amazing time! While I didn’t shoot that many images on this trip (I wanted to do more relaxing than shooting), I thought I would post a few shots from the first couple of days. We started out by visiting Jerome, AZ, a tiny mountain mining town, and then toured Sedona and the surrounding area.
Here are a few images, starting with a few from quirky little Jerome, AZ.
A cute shot of my girls, strollin’.
On the second day of our trip we visited Slide Rock, a beautiful spot a few miles outside of Sedona. You can hike down to a shallow section of river and walk along the red rock river bank. In the summer you can actually get in the water and swim, but it was a little too cold for that this time of year.
Here are Jen and Elliott, ready to make the trek down to the river:
Elliott LOVES riding in her hiking pack!
And here’s what we journeyed down to see:
The rocks are so gorgeous!
And here’s a little self shot family portrait next to the river:
We had such an amazing time, and I know we’ll be back in the future. Jen said that she’d easily be willing to retire there some day! Who knows… : )
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