Awarded Photo of the Day on

April is a fantastic month for awards and recognition at Studio Laurent!… After finding out recently that another image of mine had been featured on and their Facebook page and receiving more than 2,700 likes and 660 shares (see my earlier blog post), today one of my image from Upper Antelope Canyon was awarded Photo of the Day on !!!

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Cactus Blooms at McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Who said the Arizona landscape was just dry, brown and had no color? It’s Springtime in Arizona and that means even the desert surrounding Phoenix is coming to life with many different flowers of all colors blooming all over. I captured these images last night, just before sunset, at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in North Scottsdale. Enjoy!

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Sunset Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Although living less than 5 minutes away, I had not been there in a while and so this evening I decided to go check out the flower blooming situation in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, once again only armed with my beloved iPhone6+

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