"Reflecting Pools Moonrise" • Cathedral Rock • Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

Extraordinary Sightseeing Tours

Visit beautiful off the beaten path locations in Sedona and beyond with award-winning photographer Susie Reed as your guide. Enjoy unique, private, customized tours tailored to your interests and spend plenty of time in breathtaking locations without being rushed along or having your party mixed with others, like most tour companies do. Susie is well acquainted with the area after exploring Sedona for over 20 years. She often takes people to places with no one else is around so they can take in the beauty of nature and the surrounds without being disturbed.

Susie Reed’s tours are especially popular with photographers and people keen on archaeology. As an added component to her tours, she teaches about these subjects depending on people’s interests.

If you’d like to improve your photography, she works with photographers of all levels who use a wide range of gear. She helps people learn how to take better pictures and get more comfortable using their cameras by providing useful photo tips and showing good settings to use in different conditions. Susie is an inspiring teacher and well-known fine art photographer who shows her work at Goldenstein Gallery, which has been voted Sedona’s top gallery for the last six years.

If you’d like to walk in the footsteps of the ancients, Susie Reed can help you see and find out about fascinating rock art, archaeology and sacred sites. She's been researching, documenting and working to protect archaeology sites in the Sedona area since 1995 and is considered a foremost photographer of pictographs and petroglyphs. She shares wisdom and unique insights she’s gained through her explorations and from Forest Service workers, archaeologists, Native Americans, shaman and others she’s met along the way.

"Hunter's Spirit" • Rock art near Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

See below for tour options.

Tour Costs:
Prices are for 2 to 3 people.
Please call or email for individual prices and discounted rates for groups of 4 or more.

2 hours: $135 per person
3 hours: $175 per person
4 hours: $225 per person

Call 928-204-5856 to make a reservation.

Your group will not be combined with any other people on these special private tours.

The above prices are good for the tour options described below or
Susie Reed can create a special customized tour just for you

Please confirm the meeting location when you make your reservation.

Tours may be conducted in customers vehicles or for an added fee a Jeep rental may
be arranged or transportation can be provided, particularly to hard to reach, off road destinations.
Please inquire about how transportation will be conducted on your particular tour when you book your reservation.

What people are saying...

Choose one of the private tour options below
or request a special customized tour.

See above for costs.

Susie Reed's scenic tours are a favorite with photographers...

All tours can be made into Photo Tours, upon request.

They're a great way to see beautiful places, learn how to better
operate your camera and get tips for taking great pictures

If you'd like, Susie Reed will share useful photo tips, answer photography questions, explain camera settings, how to achieve good composition, shoot HDR, use a polarizing filter and more. She's a fine art and commercial photographer with over 30 years experience behind the camera who teaches photography and Photoshop to photographers of all levels and tailors her tours to suit the interests and skills of participants. Unlike most tours that just make brief stops, on Susie Reed's photo tours plenty of time is made to take pictures. If you're visiting Sedona and want to take a photo tour we recommend booking it near the start of your visit so you can enjoy the benefits of what you learn for the remainder of your stay. Susie Reed's sunset photo tours are her most popular.

Sedona Panoramic Vistas Tour

Photographers and everyone else will delight in the beauty and wonder of the stunning locations visited on this magnificent private tour. (See above for costs.)

Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

Mogollon Rim Scenic Tour

Take in spectacular views and explore wonderful, ever changing landscapes during this breathtaking, private, scenic tour up the Mogollon Rim. (See above for costs.)

"Agave Pair" near Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

Sedona Canyons & Spires Tour

Take in the beauty and uniqueness of Sedona on this guided, colorful, private tour through Red Canyon just west of Sedona. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes, red rock spires, dramatic canyons and sweeping vistas. (See above for costs.)

Sedona Sunset Tours

All of Susie Reed's private tours can be taken at sunset, when there is frequently spectacular, colorful skies and lovely light. Her sunset tours are her most popular, especially with photographers. We recommend booking them well in advance. (See above for costs.)
"Birdland" • Rock art near Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

What People are saying...

"The insights about Sedona’s rock art and archaeology sites Susie shared with us prior to our tour really enriched our experience and deepened our understanding of what we saw. It made our wonderful tour all the better and helped us feel an appreciation and connection to the ancients who formerly inhabited the site we visited. We really enjoyed and benefited from Susie sharing her wisdom, pictures and experiences and we're grateful for the memorable time we spent wth her. _ B. V., Sedona, AZ

Archaeological dig near Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

Rock Art & Dwellings Tour

Join eminent Southwest rock art photographer Susie Reed on a fascinating adventure to see some of her favorite Sedona rock art and Sinaguan Indian cliff dwellings. You'll learn about the area's Native American history and Susie will share insights about how and why rock art was made, it's possible interpretations, uses and more. Transportation may be provided by a U.S. Forest Service permitted company. Please call or email for details and costs.

"Circle, Square and Triangle"• Rock art near Sedona, AZ
Photograph by Susie Reed

Discounted group tours with Susie Reed are scheduled throughout the year coinciding with festivals and events such as Sedona PhotoFest, Arizona Archaeology and History Awareness Month and Plein Air Festival. She also offers group photo shoot tours as part of her photography workshops and does private group tours for organizations, conventions, camera clubs, families and others. If you'd like to find out about setting up a private group tour please contact Susie Reed Photos.

Below are some of Susie Reed's group tours with reduced prices that are open to the public. Space is limited on these popular tours. They fill fast. Advanced reservations are required and early registration is recommended.


Saturday • April 20, 2014 • 3:45 - 7:45

Open to everyone. Space is limited.

Visit breathtaking, off the beaten path Sedona locations. See nature at its finest while learning how to effectively operate your camera with ease, including which settings are best for different situations and how to use a polarizing filter. This colorful adventure will begin at the Gondolfo's Studio where I'll provide helpful photo tips. Then we'll the carpool to locations. Please let us know if you can be a driver when you register. Everyone is welcome on this tour. It's not just for photographers. If you will be taking pictures it is recommended you bring your camera manual and a tripod. Moderate hiking is required.

Cost: $115 per person



"Turtles and Swirls" • Rock art near Sedona, AZ
Photograph by Susie Reed

Monday • March 10, 2014 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Free talk by Susie Reed

"Wonders of Sedona Rock Art & Honanki Heritage Site"

Keep Sedona Beautiful
360 Brewer Road  Sedona, AZ
(928) 282-4938


Thursday • March 13, 2014 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Honanki Heritage Site Rock Art and Dwellings
Special Discounted Tour with Susie Reed

Meet at Goldenstein Gallery
70 Dry Creek Road, Sedona, AZ
(928) 204-1765

Cost: $64.84 per person
Price includes a 10% discount.

To book a reservation call (928) 282-5000
and request the "Archaeology Month Honanki Tour".
Advanced reservations are required.


Thursday • March 13, 2014 • 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Reception at Goldenstein Gallery
following the Honanki Tour
70 Dry Creek Road  Sedona, AZ
(928) 204-1765

Everyone is welcome to atttend this free event at Goldenstein Gallery
where Jesse Kalu will paly flute music and beverages will be served.

"Monsoon's Magic" • Sedona, AZ • Photograph by Susie Reed

Private VIP & Custom Tours
Speaking Engagements • Special Events

Set up a custom tour, photo shoot, talk or special event with acclaimed artist Susie Reed for your business, group, organization, charity, fundraiser, friends, family, festival attendees, clients, customers. guests or yourself. This is an opportunity to create a unique, enjoyable experience that will be long remembered. Call for discounted group rates, various options and further details.

Photo Critiques • Portfolio Reviews • Photo Tips
Private Photography & Photoshop Instruction
Private Photo Shoot & Consult Packages

Susie Reed teaches photography, does photo critiques and portfolio reviews in Sedona and online. In Sedona she also offers private shoot and consultation packages. All private instruction, consults and shoots are tailored to photographers interests and skills. They are available to photographer of all levels.

In private one on one sessions, where the focus is exclusively on an individual photographer, they're able to learn more faster than in a group setting. Reed can provide good photo and shooting tips, constructive feedback, assist with editing, answer questions and help people learn how to navigate and get comfortable using Photoshop, which can seem overwhelming at times. Using a photographer's pictures she can show them how good their images can be made to look with some of Photoshop’s best tools. People are often amazed and pleasantly surprised at how much their photos can be improved.

Susie Reed also helps artists from many disciplines prepare submissions for galleries, exhibits and competitions. She’s judged several photo contests and has widely exhibited her work, which gives her a unique insider’s perspective.

Even if the weather is too extreme to be out shooting, you can still work on improving your photography with Susie Reed, who's an informative, supportive expert with an extensive background in fine art and commercial photography.

Private Photography & Photoshop Instruction
Portfolio Reviews • Photo Critiques • Consultations

Prices are for one person. Please call or email for costs for additional people.

$65 per hour for 1 or 2 hours
$55 per hour for 3 or more hours


Private Photo Shoot & Consult Packages

These packages include a photo shoot plus a one hour before or after shoot consultation with Susie Reed during which she
can critique photos, review portfolios, provide help with editing, show how to correct pictures with Photoshop and more.

Prices are for one person. Please call or email for the costs for additional people or time.

Private shoot $75 per hour. Minimum 2 hours.
1 hour Private Consult with 2 hour Photo Shoot: $215
1 hour Private Consult with 3 hour Photo Shoot: $260


Gift Certificates available


call 928-204-5856 or email info@susiereedphotos.com.

Advanced reservations are required.

Please confirm the meeting location when you make your reservation.

You will be emailed an invoice after your booking time is established and the cost is confirmed.

Payments accepted through PayPal, cashiers checks, money orders or cash.

Payments made by check must be received at least 7 business days prior to tour dates. See below for address.

By booking Susie Reed's tours and/or classes you acknowledge you have read and agree to Susie Reed Photos policies.

Tours include moderate hiking. If you are not up to that some tours can be modified.

Photo tours and instruction are available for photographers of all levels.
They'll be tailored to suit your skill levels and interests.

Tour times are approximate.

Susie Reed’s exclusive tours book quickly due to their popularity and limited availability.
Whether you're visiting Sedona or a local we recommend you make reservations well in advance to help insure
you can book the date(s) and time(s) you’d like. We'll also do our best to schedule last minute tours when we can.

Susie Reed tours are conducted in partnership with


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What students say about Susie Reed:

“Excellent” “Interesting”

“Knowledgeable, personable and informative.”

What else people are saying...

"Susie Reed is widely recognized as a foremost photographer of rock art who specializes in documenting Sedona’s pictographs and petroglyphs. She has collectors nationally and internationally.”
- Linda Goldenstein, owner Goldenstein Gallery

“Over the years Susie Reed has become very skilled at essentially restoring rock art in her photographs. By adeptly using modern technology she brings out ancient images that are now difficult to see on weathered surfaces. Her remarkable photographs give us the sense of what images looked like when they were originally drawn.”
- Jerry Ehrhardt, Governor’s Archaeological Advisory Commission Award Winner

"Congratulations, Susie, on your Sedona Mayor's Arts Award nomination. The members of the
Arts and Culture Commission are incredibly impressed with your credentials. You are very
accomplished. Only the best of the best receive nominations and you are one of the best."
- Heather Molans, Sedona Arts and Culture Commission

"Succulent Garden" • Photograph by Susie Reed

Susie Reed exhibits her beautiful photographs at Goldenstein Gallery where you can get her prints, canvas giclees, pictures from this website and more. Goldenstein Gallery has been voted the best gallery in Sedona for the last six years.

70 Dry Creek Road in West Sedona.

Goldenstein Gallery • Sedona, AZ 86336 • www.goldensteinart.com • (928) 204-1765

• These are private tour packages where your party will not be combined with other people unless you are joining a prearranged group tour.

• Please let us know if you have any special needs or requirements.

• Advanced reservations are required. A 50% deposit is needed to hold your reservation. Any remaining balance is due at or before your tour. A 25% fee will be charged for cancellations made 30 days before the scheduled date(s). There are no refunds given for cancellations made after 30 days prior to class, workshop. jeep tour and/or photo shoot date(s). All cancellation requests must be in writing and received either by email, US mail or fax.

• Call or email for one person prices, group rates and additional tour package options.

• Confirm the meeting location when you make your reservation.

• Availability and prices are subject to change without notice.

• Tours are subject to trail, road and weather conditions.

• For tours and photo shoots we suggest you bring water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and wear good, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. No glass containers.

• Tours aren’t recommended for pregnant women or people with serious back or neck problems. Contact lens wearers may want to wear glasses due to dust on off road excursions.

• To pay by check or money order please send payment to Susie Reed Photos, 35 Sugar Loaf Drive, Unit B, Sedona, AZ 86336. Payments made by check must be received at least 7 business days prior to tour dates.

By registering for any of Susie Reed's tours, photo instruction or consultations you acknowledge you have read and agree to Susie Reed Photos policies.

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Beautiful is the word most often used to describe Susie Reed’s photos. She sensitively captures her subjects taking pictures so vibrant and alive people say they smell the flowers, her fruit and vegetable photos make their mouths water and her rock art pictures transport them to archeological sites.

Her work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries including the De Young Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the International Museum of Photography. They’ve also appeared on many products and in several publications and calendars.

Susie Reed is a well-known, eminent photographer of prehistoric and historic Indian rock art, which she’s been documenting and researching in the Sedona area since 1995. While following her passion she’s met many archaeologists, Forest Service workers, Native Americans, shaman and others who’ve taught her a great deal about archaeology, sacred sites, spirituality, ancient traditions, cultures and more. Through her photos, writings, speaking, teaching and tours she shares what she’s discovered. Some call her an archeologist and preservationist for her efforts.

With her keen eye, good instincts and modern technology Susie Reed brings out rock art in her photos that looks faded today due to long exposure to the elements. She’s become quite accomplished at virtually restoring pictographs and petroglyphs in her photos. She considers herself a collaborator with the artists whose wondrous creations she magically brings back to life. Archaeologists study her pictures to better see and understand the rock art she sensitively interprets.

The role Susie Reed’s photographs play in documenting Sedona’s archeology is important to historical records and preservation of the area. Her pictures of rock art, archaeological digs and cultural events are in the Coconino National Forest archives and thanks to an artist’s grant from the Sedona Arts and Culture Commission they’re in several Sedona Visitor and Information Centers. Her beautiful, fascinating, critically acclaimed photos are widely collected.

Susie Reed has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, the Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Photofest and elsewhere. She serves on the Sedona Cultural Collaborative's festival planning and communication committees and is a business sponsor of Keep Sedona Beautiful.

Susie Reed Photos • Phone/Fax: 928-204-5856
35 Sugar Loaf Drive, Unit B • Sedona, AZ 86336 • email: info@susiereedphotos.com

All photographs are © Susie Reed. All rights reserved. Photographs may not be reproduced in any form without advanced written permission.