We knew immediately, that this location would be a perfect fit for the Davis Family. Rustic, historical context, textured, meaningful, outdoor – perfectly suited to their love of both the outdoors, hiking, reclaimed rustic spaces and fine art. Dad (Jason Lee Davis) is an incredibly gifted multi-disciplinary artist, and you can see his work throughout the city at various venues. Please check out his website if you’re looking for a unique piece for your home or work space. I especially love his series “Off the Wildfire Floor” where he incorporates slide fire ash into the paintings (with permit for collection) and gives back a donation to plant 100 trees in your name. They are passionate animal lovers as well – if you love rescues, look at this series “Portrait of the Reclaimed Dog.” Along with photographing their family, we also updated his head shot for his publicity purposes. I love it when his wife said ‘Well… you’re going to be hard to live with for the next week!’ ;D His eyes are pretty striking…. Enjoy the photos! The images below are just a few of our favorites from the whole session. If you’re looking for a meaningful family session – […]
Photographing this sweet family was extra rewarding because Mom had been dreaming of a session capturing her family for years … and with baby on the way shortly, now was the time. The old adage “the days are long, but the years are shot” is so true. The only time where all the kids have matching socks, perfect hair, no stains on their shirt and everything blissfully files into the car for the perfect photo shoot….. is one that never happens and the kids away at college. McCormick Ranch was a great location as it was easy to access – no long hikes for a 3rd trimester mamma – along with gorgeous Sonoran Desert views complete with giant saguaro, various cacti, contrasting textures of rock – and of course the mountain vistas beyond. It’s not easy for a 14 year old teen to have ‘fun’ on a shoot with his family…. but he even got to do a little spontaneous rock climbing while we were at it. The photos of the girls with Dad are precious… and soon there will be a 3rd daughter! Arizona skies rarely disappoint, sunsets are one of my favorite times to shoot. Thank you Simon […]
Tis the season for updated family group photos for the annual Christmas cards and letters! Had a blast photographing the beloved Grozav family again – this time in more cooler weather attire. ;D The kids had fun climbing the gigantic mountain lion statues and Market Street was decked out in glittery finery. Such a fun evening. If you wish to book a photo session for the holidays please contact us. Thank you Elaine, Ben and the family – Merry Christmas !
We love an adventure, and one we really enjoy is exploring a super cool, surreal environment – this location was beyond FUN. Can’t wait to go back…. perhaps also with our canoe we’re refinishing! We had such a fun time photographing the Ham family – they are one happy family, no need to tell them to smile – they shine from the inside out! The kids had a blast climbing around on the giant boulders and the treat at the end was a visit by 3 hungry (and easily tricked) ducks. Mom somehow picked the right color sweater to match the sunset! Our daughter helped with the lighting and quickly bonded with the little girls and helped them through the trail and rocks. By the end of the shoot one of them said ‘you’re my best friend!’ to her. So sweet!! We love to head north, next time you’re heading that way and would love to schedule a photo session, give us a shout! (yup, here’s the hungry trio – they are fooled by receipt crinkling!!)
We spent the day with the Grozav family doing our Adventure Portrait Session in Sedona. This location has it all – Oak Creek, stunning red rocks, textural fields, rustic buildings, canopied trails, super cool molten looking rocks to climb on and more. They were dressed ready for FUN, and a change of clothes as you can see we all got wet! The key to shooting in a popular destination is to avoid the weekend. There were still plenty of people around but we managed just the right angles to avoid them. You may recognize this beautiful family as I photographed them previously when their daughter was a couple months old. I love this type of session because you can play and capture the whole family enjoying their adventurous day out together. A great mix of documentary with on-location studio lighting for the dramatic family portrait. If your family would enjoy a day of adventure and high quality, magazine worthy documentary photographs to enjoy for a lifetime, I’d love to talk with you.
We’d first like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the AFHE Convention for photos, to chat, and enter their names into the drawing. We enjoyed every moment of meeting you, hearing your experiences and chatting about not only photography – but homeschooling – and so much more. We drew the name for the WINNER of the Family Mini-Session on my birthday this week! Felt like a great day to give a gift to someone else. The WINNER is: The DRAPER FAMILY Our kids thought this was SO much fun…. that they drew 2 more names to receive 50% OFF a Family Mini-Session! The BANGO FAMILY The FLETCHER FAMILY We will be posting dates for Mini-Sessions and special homeschool offerings very soon…. so if you have not yet signed up for our Email News and wish to, simply click here.
Excited for this weekend! It’s the 32nd annual Arizona’s Families for Home Education Convention and we’ve been invited to photograph kids and teens for the Student ID Cards that they are selling as a service to the community. We have donated a photography session for 1-2 hours on-location within Phoenix/Scottsdale for the silent auction benefiting both AFHE and the Home School Foundation Arizona Ambassador Fund. At our booth we’ll also be offering a drawing for a chance to win a free family mini session! If you’ll be there come over and say hi! If you are thinking about homeschooling, the AFHE website has a ton of information as well as links to support groups around the valley. HSLDA is also an important resource available to homeschooling families throughout the nation.