I’ve been dying to shoot at this location ever since I found it, and this couple’s photo session finally let me check the Salt River off my bucket list! The end of summer is usually a bittersweet time of the year for me. Since moving to Arizona, this time is a lot more sweet than usual! I’ve been waiting for these cool mornings and evenings since it first hit 90 degrees outside.

Couple’s photos just for fun at the Salt River

Tess and Coty have been together for 4 years, and have never taken professional photos as a couple. My goal is always to showcase the couple’s personality in their photos, especially for sessions like this one. We decided to just focus on making a memory and have fun with this shoot! We snacked on s’mores roasted over a lantern in between shots. Then they got cozy and relaxed on the edge of the water while we just enjoyed being out in nature. We kept shooting through sunset and ended with a dip in the Salt River, which all made for really unique couple’s photos.

This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session in Mesa, Arizona celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.

This stand-up paddleboard was super fun to explore the river with, and it will be a must-do activity next summer!

This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.
This Salt River couple's photo session celebrated the end of summer and beginning of fall! All photographs were taken by Arianna of Wind and Sky Photo.

Love these just for fun couples photos?

This Salt River couple’s photo session is proof that you don’t need to be engaged to get some amazing pictures of the two of you as a couple! In fact, I believe capturing yourselves as a couple before marriage is always a good idea. When I go to a wedding and the couple has photos of themselves out as part of their decor, I really try to go around looking at every single one of them before the ceremony. It helps me get a much better feel for their personalities and relationship. Of course, it’s always even more special to see photos I took!

If you have a fun idea for a couple’s session, tell me about it! I’m all about photographing memories in the making, they’re so much more fun than poses.