My wife Karen’s volunteer role at our kids’ co-op is the annual Branches Biltmore Yearbook Director. All year long she snaps away all the classes and events, manages the online store, designs the yearbook, receives the box loads of books and distributes them to the families. She LOVES doing this – and I know how much time she puts into it!! It was really a very nice compliment that she received from Picaboo Yearbooks themselves – they asked her to write a feature blog post to inspire other homeschool groups thinking about having their own yearbooks! My small role is that I’ll come in, set up the studio lighting + backdrop and take a portrait of every student present on photo day specifically for insertion into the yearbook. Then of course, is the big, rambunctious, crowd photo full of excited kids and their parents. ;D Branches Homeschool Community is a blessing to hundreds of families across the Valley. If you’re a homeschool family and are looking for a co-op we recommend checking them out. There’s usually a wait list……. don’t wait too long. Read full post on our sister website HappyFish.com >> “Published on Picaboo Yearbook blog” Read original post on […]
Last summer we had the honor and privilege of helping AFHE with their student ID cards at the 2015 AFHE Homeschool Convention. We took professional student portraits of each student for free and coordinated sending the files to AFHE for their student ID fulfillment. They have asked us to come back for this year’s convention July 15-16, 2016! If you haven’t heard of AFHE – they are Arizona Families for Home Education. They are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire, promote, preserve and support all homeschooling families in Arizona. This year the convention theme is: BE STRONG & COURAGEOUS Awesome line up of exhibitors, speakers and workshops as always! If you’re curious about homeschooling for high school or special needs they have a mini-conference on Thursday night, July 14th. It was different being an exhibitor….. rather than just a homeschool parent wandering around the plethora of incredible vendor booths and laden with bags of information……. my wife did rather miss out on, well all….. of the speakers. I think this year we’ll consider buying the mp3’s. However, on the flip side it was AWESOME just chatting with moms and dads about their homeschooling experiences – things they saw on […]
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 – […]
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 To keep in touch about special promotions, contests and more please sign-up for our Email News and wish to, simply click here.