When I started talking with Laura and Matt about their engagement session, they mentioned The Riparian Preserve in Gilbert. I had never been there before, but had always wanted to check it out. Then, when they mentioned they wanted to bring their pup along, I was even more excited! When the day came for their engagement session, the Riparian Preserve was packed! Thankfully we were able to find a quite little spot to take pictures with their pup at. Matt’s brother took their pupper home and we went on to explore the rest of the preserve. We got a little of everything here! Gorgeous green desert trees. Little pops of lakes and creeks. And even a few pictures with the iconic saguaro garden at the front of the preserve!