Venue at the Grove

Location: 7010 S 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

Photo permit: No permit needed, only prior approval on date and time from the venue. Photo sessions must be scheduled around weddings (weekends are typically reserved) and during office hours.

Best green: fall colors Dec-Jan with green grass

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Location: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Photo permit: No permit needed

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Location: 2757 E Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Photo permit: No permit needed

Best green: all year round

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Location: 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173

Photo permit: No permit needed, $15 per adult, $5 per child (ages 5-12)

Best green: fall colors in December

Agritopia Farm

Location: 3000 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ

Photo permit: A $65 photo pass is required and easily purchased on their website. This pass is for the regular access areas of the farm. The orchard is green, lush and available with special access on certain days (but these permits are hard to secure)

Best green: summer and fall for the orchard, spring summer or fall for the gardens

Sahuaro Ranch Park

Location: 9802 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ

Photo permit: $25 per day paid ahead of time to the Glendale Historical Society, check blackout dates

Best green: year-round palm trees and small citrus groves

Arizona Snowbowl

Location: 9300 N Snow Bowl Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Photo permit: No permit needed, extra travel session fees apply to this location

Best green: fall colors in October, bare trees and snow Nov-March