I love to show the contrast between a rough and rugged location and a beautiful woman in an image. It makes her beauty even more striking. Arizona provides the most exotic landscapes and structures for that rugged look.
The saguaro cactus (as pictured in the top photo here) is only found in the Sonoran Desert, which covers southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico. So Phoenix is the perfect place to find a saguaro forest for a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. In fact, such a forest is only 10 minutes from my studio. And rugged, old west structures are also within a short drive. Only in Arizona!