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Geez, I’ve been so slow in showing my Arizona trip photos.

Well, the last leg of it was the Grand Canyon.

I had never been before and it’s definitely a great sight to visit. I got there early in the morning and I definitely could have sat with my cup of coffee and looked at the view for hours.

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Grand Canyon-1009PINIMAGEGrand Canyon-1037PINIMAGEI also went mule riding along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Let me just say, your butt might not hurt while riding the mules, but the next day you will definitely feel it!
Grand Canyon-1031PINIMAGEMy mule was Little Jed. All he wanted to do was play. I had to keep steering him away from other mules so he wouldn’t try to play with them.
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This is my attempt to take photos with one hand on the camera and the other hand steering the mule.

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Grand Canyon-1056PINIMAGEThe Grand Canyon is definitely a site to see. I wish I would have spent a little more time and gone on hikes or something. But there’s always another time!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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I stopped at Horse Shoe Bend right after Antelope Canyon. It was a stop that wasn’t really planned. It was more like- “it’s really close by! It’s just a slight detour to the hotel!”
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Chrissy Kim

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To go to Antelope Canyon you have to take a tour.

I decided to go with Navajo Antelope Canyon. Also, if you want to take photos with an SLR and tripod, you have to take a photo tour. I decided to go for tour 8 which takes you to 3 of the canyons – Upper antelope, Rattlesnake, and owl canyon.

Heres the entrance into Upper Antelope.
Antelope Canyon-Page AZ-1003PINIMAGEAnd Inside. (Thankfully our guide stopped/blocked people from getting into our photos. And it’s not like you take a tour and it’s just your group. It’s different tour companys all coming in at the same time with their groups. So thankfully, because we were on a photo tour, our guide blocked people so we could take a few photos without people in it.)
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I would definitely recommend Rattlesnake canyon because that’s where i enjoyed taking photos the most.

 

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Chrissy Kim

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After quitting my 9 to 5 job and before heading to New York, me and a friend/former coworker headed out to Arizona to go visit the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. On our way to Arizona, we stopped by Joshua Tree (in California).

I haven’t taken just landscape photos in a while. It was nice to just take in the surroundings.
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Joshua Tree California-1036PINIMAGEI thought this was an interesting Trail…
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Most people camp and hike in Joshua Tree. We just kind of took a 2 hour detour and drove through and stopped and took photos at places we thought were interesting.

 

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Chrissy Kim

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The Shin Family. I love them! 5 sisters, and they all have girls so far. The only boys are the ones that married into the family.

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I’ve known Liz since I was in high school.

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Her oldest daughter was one of my first clients for portraits. And I was even able to do infant portraits for her second daughter! And I finally got to meet her 3rd daughter during this photo session! My style of editing has definitely changed since then!

Shin Family Portraits -1063PINIMAGEI got to meet Jackie and her family during this shoot.
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I got to meet Teresa and her now husband (then fiance).

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I also got to meet Anne and her husband.
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And Joan I had met a little while back. And even took photos of her daughter when she was first born!

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With their husbands.

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The parents with the grandkids. Every time I look at this photo, it just makes me laugh.
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I can’t wait to see who has the first boy!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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