The Valley has a great selection of park and locations with backdrops that make for beautiful family portraits. Now that the weather is cooling off is the perfect time to do family portraits. I recently photographed Mike and Shanna's family at Gateway Park which is in the McDowell Mountains Preserve in North Scottsdale. We did a session late in the afternoon right before sunset.We had great wethaer and storm clouds that helped create a dramatic backdrop and provided a pleasant soft light. Below are my favorite images form the session.