These locations are some of our favorite local spots and nearby places. Choose from a location below or let's discuss a travel spot to capture your fine art portraits! The specific address of the location that you choose will be emailed to you prior to your session. If you are interested in a location that is not listed, we can do that as well! Just write "other" in your session questionnaire.


the studio (popular)

A cozy space to capture motherhood sessions with your littlest loves, maternity, newborns, cake smashes, and professionals.

the desert (popular)

The desert changes slightly throughout the year, giving you wildflowers in the Spring and beautiful golden grasses in the Fall. My happy place.

the rocks

Offers yellow and purple wildflowers in February and March and maroon grasses in the fall. The city of Ridgecrest is seen and be a backdrop!

the orchard (popular)

A gorgeous spot with an array of possibilities. Changes throughout the year giving you endless isles of lined pistachio trees and a garden.

the field (popular)

This private field is covered with golden grasses. Has a beautiful backdrop with scattered tall pine trees and jaw-dropping sun-filled view.

the canyon (popular)

About 30 minutes outside of town and a gorgeous location for photos. Incurs a travel fee but it's oh so worth it. Majestic colorful backdrop!

the wilderness

A beautiful spot full of Joshua trees! At times during the year, you can find wild flowers growing here. Great for individuals & groups. Incurs travel fee.

the tall pines

A beautiful spot with a background of lined tall pines. Gives us the possibility to creatively add water digitally (optional).

the church

Beautiful grounds at one of the local churches offering many possibilities for families of all sizes. Beautiful year-round.

the beach

A gorgeous beach that is exquisite for photography with its glorious rock formations. A great location to go to Spring to Fall. Incurs a travel fee.

the spires

This historic and very popular place for filming near Ridgecrest offers a beautiful backdrop of limestone spires and beautiful vistas. Incurs a travel fee.

the volcanic rocks

An incredible canyon of rocks made by water and black lava! Makes for super interesting and beautiful photography! Incurs a travel fee.

Yari M. Photography is a licensed photography studio located at 720 N. Norma St. Suite A in Ridgecrest, CA 93555. We proudly serve our community and neighboring communities such as Inyokern, Lake Isabella, Kernville, Bishop, Bakersfield, Lancaster, Palmdale, etc. We offer outdoor, studio, and on-location fine art photography including family, maternity, newborn, cake smash, H.S. senior, engagement, and wedding photography. Ready to have breathtaking photos of you and yours beautifully captured and curated by an expert and super friendly photographer? Click here and let’s get started!