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 (booked Thurs-Sun) and during office hours.

Best green: end of April-Oct

Fall colors: Nov-Dec

Main trees bare, but with full bushes, citrus: Jan-beginning of April

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, $25 per adult

Best green: fall colors in December, lots of plants including in greenhouses that are gorgeous year-round

The Farm at South Mountain

Location: 6106 S 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85042

Photo permit: $125 paid at the Farm Kitchen and must be approved in advance for up to two hours of photography. Photo sessions can occur when the Farm Kitchen staff is on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. mid-September through June.

Best green: September through November and April through June

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