Arizona Monsoon Clouds 2016

In Arizona during monsoon season, we get dust storms…BIG dust storms. The scale of these dust storms is kind of mind boggling but I grew up in Phoenix being around them my whole entire life never giving them a second thought.  I’ve only recently more appreciated these gigantic vacuums of dust and moisture in the past couple years as I have tried to chase them. While my storm chasing journey is yet far from over, I’ve decided to start a small community minded project.

I’ve created this post to be a collection of some of the most dynamic clouds I’ve seen. I’m not talking about your standard cumulonimbus clouds with the perfect puffy round edges but some of the more interesting dynamic ones that you might have witnessed. This will mostly serve as a chronicle of clouds I’ve seen but if you have one and would like it posted, feel free to share. Send it to me at mattlephoto2@gmail.com and I’ll feature it here while crediting you (name or instagram).

I’m hoping this grows to be a pretty rad collection of cloud photos of Arizona or anywhere.

Kicking things off with this beauty I saw just yesterday

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Jon and Madison Engagement // Arizona State Fair

“A million lights, a million colors. Strolling down the boardwalks through a tunnel of pastels, she grips my sweaty hand wrenched with excitement and wonder. Festive carnival sweet aromas fill the air. Briskly walking with you exchanging a moment’s glance – my love for you is as grand as the Ferris Wheel.”

This engagement shoot is especially near to my heart because it’s my youngest bro, Jon, pursuing his best friend, Madison. I’m so excited to gain Madison as a sister-in-law as we approach their wedding day. The weather was so perfect that sunset day. Enjoy. 🙂

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