Grand Canyon Sunset Photography Tours

Leave no trace, take only photographs 🙂

These epic adventure sessions are perfect for adventure families engagements, anniversaries, honeymoons, or just because you feel like it.

Duration: 1-3 hours

Meeting location: We will meet at  Grand Canyon South Rim. Grand Canyon’s Visitor Center 3 hours before sunset. Sunset times change throughout the year. 

Tour Location: Every season is different at Grand Canyon, where the sun sets on the Grand Canyon horizon is ever changing. We will decide on the location via email. All locations are on Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

As a local Grand Canyon resident, I will take you on a walk through the pinyon juniper forest to an unmarked view at the rim of the canyon. The location we will walk to is untouched by man, has no known name but offers unparalleled views and photo opportunities that only a local would know about. The walk portion of this tour will be flat-ish, we will not gain or lose any elevation and we walk for 10-20 minutes

Why me? I have lived at Grand Canyon National Park for 10 years. On a regular basis, I am searching for ways to enjoy Grand Canyon without all of the visitors. With over 6 million people visiting Grand Canyon a year, it’s harder and harder to find a personal connection with this place nevermind taking a photo without a visitor in the frame.  From years of living here, I have that personal connection. I am in love with Grand Canyon and I want to share it with you. I hold a Wilderness First Responder Certification and am a certified guide with the National Association for Interpretation. 

What is included: 3-5 hours custom photo session with a local resident :). My rate is all-inclusive, included in my price is the time it takes to actually take the photos, the post production/ processing of the photos (usually this takes me about the same amount of time as it takes to physically take the photos). the rights to the photos and high resolution digital images that you can have printed anywhere you like, at a lower costs than photographers usually charge for printed packages. I mail a memory stick with all of the images in 3-5 days and upload the images to a site you can download from within the month for family and friends and remote access. Most clients will have 100-300 edited images from a session like this.

How to book:  Send an email to, if you have any questions. The prices area of my website allows you to choose an date and enter in information without having to pay until I invoice you. Reserve the date by requesting it on the calendar and I will email you with information and an invoice. In order to hold the date, a non-refundable deposit of half is required. Appointments are rain or shine however, if there happens to be a photo session scheduled on a day when there is no break in the weather, I will do my absolute best to offer up any additional availability.  If you are able, I would schedule at least one night at Grand Canyon. Clients who schedule the portrait session only at Grand Canyon, sometimes have trouble if a flight is cancelled or if they do not leave enough time for anything but the portrait run the risk of losing that appointment if the weather is bad for the duration of the scheduled session.

Clothing: I recommend dressing in layers and clothing that is easy to bend, sit and move in. If you’re planning on wearing heels in photos, have a pair of shoes ready to put on for moving through any uneven ground. The more comfortable that you are, the more genuine the photos will be and the more poses we will do. Earth tones are good, wearing the exact same colors top or bottom, doesn’t work well.

Additional Information/ Questions: Send an email to

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat are strongly advised
  • Layers are suggested for fall, winter, and spring months
  • Not wheelchair accessible – please ask about my wheelchair friendly photo tour!
  • Service animals or pet dogs allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Price: All adventure photography sessions cost $1,000. If  you have a pricing concern, I want to hear from you.

Cancellation Policy: For a refund of half, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Deposits are non-refundable.