Desert you have won my heart


She isn't just a beautiful woman but also a very special person to me. Before we moved to Phoenix, she already prepared everything for our arrival. She made everything so beautiful for us, that we all felt immediately a bit like home. She is a mother of 3 precious girls and a wife to a German (she is from Virginia)....and this is so cool! When I have one of my bad english days, we just talk in german or GeNglish. 

It was my pleasure to capture her Portraits in the Sonoran Desert. Actually super near by our house. It is unbelievable....while I was shooting I couldn't believe how surreal this place is to me. Surrounded by cactuses, mountains and the Arizona sun. Surreal and incredibly beautiful. I wonder when the day will come and I wake up and take all this for granted! Okay, I stepped into a cactus (I was lucky wearing my Boots), but it was worth it! This was so funny, there was a woman with two kids who removed the cactus (see photo below) off my boots with a comb.

Now I know what I have to bring to my next desert shoots - because I never look where I go while shooting - a comb! 

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