• Janet G.

10 Places to Have Your Quinceañera Photoshoot near Phoenix

Quinceañera, are you excited to show off your quince dress? You did spend a lot of time looking for the perfect quince dress. I bet you even started practicing your dance moves with the "petticoat" shirt, aka, el aro del vestido. Got to learn to move with a puffy dress, right?


Now that you have the dress, have you chosen where you're doing to take your quince photos? If you have no clue where I gotch you. 😉


10 Places Near Phoenix To Take Your Quinceañera Pictures

Below is a list of my favorite 10 outdoor places near Phoenix for you to take your quinceañera photos. Some places are great for a solo-portrait session and others with your court of honor. Take about ten to fifteen minutes to read and scroll through the photos below. I've included photos from quinceañera sessions, where the park is located, and my personal opinion of the park.

  1. The Ashley Castle in Chandler

  2. Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale

  3. Tempe Beach Park

  4. Anthem Community Park

  5. Encanto Park in Phoenix

  6. Scorpion Gulch Trail in South Mountian

  7. Freestone Park in Gilbert

  8. Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix

  9. Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

  10. Downtown Phoenix is near Arizona Center


The Ashley Castle in Chandler.

The name says it all. This venue is in Chandler, where the I-101 ends and meets with the I-202. Let me tell you, this is my favorite and best location to take quinceañera photos. Scroll through the gallery below and take a closer look at how the photos turn out.

Here is a list of blog posts that include behind-the-scenes videos of each quince session, clients' testimonials, and why this venue is very popular for quinceañera photography.

  1. The Five Features of The Ashley Castle

  2. Why you should book your quince photoshoot at The Ashley Castle

  3. Showcasing quinceañera photos from The Ashley Castle.


Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale, AZ

This park offers a rustic, ranch theme for photography. There are two farmhouses, a rose garden, and a barn that you can reserve for events. Plus, the playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas that you normally see at parks. I highly recommend this park if you're looking for an open field and rustic theme for your quince photos. There are lots of great spots in the park that don't feel like you're in one place. Scroll through the photos and you'll see what I mean. You won't believe it's the same location. And the scenery varies depending on the seasons.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of each quince session, clients' testimonials, and why this park is a top choice for a quinceañera photoshoot, a solo-portrait session, and with your court of honor.

  1. Leslie Quinceañera Photos

  2. Brianna's Quinceañera Photos

  3. Ada's Quince Portrait Session


Tempe Beach Park

This is an amazing place to go hang out! Tempe Beach Park has a beach and city vides at the same time. I wanna say it's a hipster, but it might be overreaching. I've done one quince session at Tempe Beach Park, plus a senior portrait photoshoot and a fun photo session with my little sister. Scroll through the photos and let me know how you would describe Tempe Beach Park in one word in the comments below.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this park is a top choice for a quinceañera photoshoot, solo-portrait session, or with the court of honor.

  1. Annette's Quince Portraits

  2. Blake's Senior Portraits


Anthem Community Park

Ready to step into a beautiful garden with an amazing waterfall? Anthem Community Park reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, not sure why. When I first discovered this park, I fell in love with the waterfall. The only con about this park is that is a 45 min drive from Downtown Phoenix. Other than that, this park is a top choice for quinceañera portraits. This park is where I build my quinceañera photography portfolio with my cousins, and where I discovered that I needed to step up my posing and directing skills. Scroll through the photos and check out the amazing waterfall this park has to offer. You'll see my best quinceañera photos, a senior portraits, and a photo shoot with a young girl.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this park is a top choice for a quinceañera photo shoot, especially with the court of honor.

  1. Leslie's Quince Portraits

  2. Destiny Portrait Session

  3. Sabrina's Graduation Portraits


Encanto Park in Phoenix

The most popular park in Phoenix. This park is part of the Historical Neighborhoods in Phoenix. A great park to spend the afternoon with the whole family. It has a mini amusement park for the young kids, a lake with great mini-rivers, playgrounds, and lots of green open fields. This is not my favorite park for quinceañera photography, but I do recommend it. Encanto Park does offer a decent background. Scroll through the photos and let me in the comments what's your personal opinion about this location. I included portraits from a GCU graduate photo session.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this park is a decent choice for a quinceañera photoshoot, mainly a solo-portrait photoshoot.

  1. Illiana's Quince Portraits

  2. Trinity's Senior Portraits

  3. Alex's Senior Portraits


Scorpion Gulch Trail in South Mountain

I haven't gotten the oppunity to book a quinceañera photoshoot at the Scorpion Gulch Trial, yet. However, I've had a family portrait session and a solo-portrait photoshoot with friends. If you are looking for a desert mountain background, this spot is great! It looks like you're in the middle of the desert when you're 15 mins from Downtown Phoenix. Scroll through the family portraits and imagine yourself in your quinceañera dress with South Mountian in the background.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this South Mountian is a great choice for a quinceañera photoshoot, mainly a solo-portrait photoshoot.

  1. La Familira Herrera Portraits

  2. Marlen's Solo-Portrait Session


Freestone Park in Gilbert

This park is very similar to Anthem Community Park. It has a waterfall and a lake. The only difference is that it's in Gilbert, southeast of Phoenix. I highly recommend this location. It has amazing spots for portrait photography. The quinceañera offered this location since she was celebrating her quince in Gilbert and I wasn't familiar with the area. (Click here to take a closer look at her quinceañera photos). Scroll through the photos below, I included highlights from a portrait session I booked with a young little lady.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this park in Gilbert is a great choice for a quinceañera photo shoot, especially with your court of honor.

  1. Amariz Quinceañera Portriats

  2. Celine's Family Portraits


Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix

My sister and I had our quinceañera session at this park with our court of honor. Steele Indian School Park has great features for photography, a lake, walking trails, and green open fields. Plus, it has historical buildings and a bridge that has a history. I don't know the full history of this park, but I'm aware it has a lot of significance to Phoenix. I haven't gotten the opportunity to book a quince photo session at this park, but I've had two family portrait sessions. Scroll through the photos and take a look.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this park in Phoenix is a great choice for a quinceañera photo shoot, especially with your court of honor.

  1. Maria's Family Mini-Session

  2. Daniella's Family Holiday Portraits


Downtown Phoenix Near Arizona Center

When was the last time you took a stroll in Downtown Phoenix? Phoenix is an amazing city. It has great architectural buildings and great spots for portraits if you know where to go. There is a garden-like area at the Arizona Center, that has parking and great spots for a snack. Scroll through the photos and check out the portraits. I haven't done a quince session here, but I've booked senior portrait sessions and had a great time with my little sister taking photos.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this spot in Downtown Phoenix is a good spot for a quinceañera photoshoot, mostly for a solo portrait.

  1. Eva's Senior Portraits

  2. Marlen's Portraits


Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

This park is an hour away from Phoenix, but it's worth the drive. Mansel Carter Oasis Park is right by Queen Creek Wash Trail, and this trail gives a beach feel to the photos. Scroll through the photos and imagine yourself in your quince dress at the beach without really being in at the beach.

Here is a list of blog posts that includes behind-the-scenes videos of photoshoots, clients' testimonials, and why this trial is worth the drive is a great quinceañera photoshoot, mostly for a solo portrait.

  1. Alba's Family Mini-Session

  2. Alexa's Family Portraits


Where do you see yourself posing with your quinceañera dress?

Which location did you like the most? Let me know in the comments below. And if you got to the bottom of the post, click the heart at the bottom right corner. If you are looking for a quinceañera photographer, hang out for it and scroll through my website. I share more tips on how to plan your quince and what you can expect from me as your quinceañera photographer. Celebrating your quinceañera is exciting and I wish the best for you and your family.

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