Elijah’s story is a miracle. Andi was hiking up a Phoenix mountain and had reached the summit when she was confronted by a pit-bull mix. She was terrified due to a past experience….. however, she quickly noticed that this dog was brutally injured. He was bleeding from gun shots! Her instincts overcame her fear and she carried this 47 pound dog ALL the way back down the mountain by herself. It took about an hour and by the end he was barely moving. She called for medical help from AHS and her husband. After much care Elijah survived! Rather ironically, that very week fell the national Pit Bull Awareness Day. News crews and magazines flew across to country to interview their family and spread news about this amazing story. > CNN article here “Dog’s best friend: Woman Carries Wounded Pit Bull Down Mountain” > AZ Humane Society article “Good Samaritan Carries Shot 47-pound Pit Bull Down Arizona Mountain They adopted him and called him ‘Elijah’ and is a beloved family member along with their other dogs. As if that wasn’t amazing enough – years later, Andi’s husband Jason had been increasingly feeling the calling to work with rescues and AHS more deeply. His dream of […]
We saw photos on Facebook of our friend Tracy’s rescue pup Jax after he was rescued from a hideously abusive situation. Jax was saved from being euthanized in December by E-List Angels and have been fostered by Tracy and her family since then. He needed a lot of love and 3-days of medical care in the animal hospital. It was suspected that Jax had been either attacked by dogs, possibly cats or other animals, perhaps sadly as a puppy entering the fighting dog world – maybe a ‘bait dog.’ Nobody knows for sure. What we can see is that poor Jax was literally covered in wounds and bite marks. We knew we just had to help in some small way!!! Jax is an overcomer with a heart bursting with love. You will see on his face tons of little white fur spots – these were at one time bite marks. They are a testimony of his strength and will to live. This 45 lb. lab/pitt mix is a S W E E T H E A R T !! He loves laps, doesn’t bark hardly ever Tracy says (in our session, he didn’t bark either……….) he immediately greets and loves on every person […]
I had the rare opportunity of a lifetime to photograph an awesome military family on the tarmac Apache helicopters. It was just as awesome as you’re thinking it was. 🙂 The O Family was SO fun to spend time with. First we photographed on the tarmac, then we moved to the hangar. The kids had such fun climbing around and putting on Dad’s HUD ! Then, we drove out to the desert where we could see the famous Picacho Peak that they love. The sun was so warm and amazing and the kids had fun playing amongst the brush. When it got dark they invited us over to their house for their annual Christmas Tree Bonfire, with hot dogs and s’mores! I took more photos there capturing the dancing embers and sticky faces. SUCH A GREAT TIME!! It’s an honor to get to know families with longer sessions like this. Thank you for serving our country!
The sweet C Family wanted to update their family photo for their ‘family photo wall’ and to send Christmas greetings overseas to relatives. We’ve had some moody rainy weather this month, so the third Sunday Afternoon attempt – was the charm and so worth the wait! This family has a great sense of joy and humor and the relationship between brother and sister shines through. Love them!
What a great time we had with the J family at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve! They brought along their giant Golden Doodle Thor – what a show stealer! LOVE HIM! They asked if they could bring their dog and we said – of course !! We absolutely love pets of any kind. We have two dogs and know that pets are truly a part of our family. This setting was gorgeous and just what they were looking for to showcase to their family in the North West from where they have recently moved from. Being from that area ourselves many years ago we know….. nothing is more different than the evergreen state than Arizona! The boys were relaxed and had fun, the love you see for their dog – and parents – is just beautiful. Here are a sampling of images from our session with this sweet and fun family.
The B family wanted to update their family photos as they have a sweet new baby girl – well, she grew fast – more like toddler now! 😀 Home is where your family is comfortable – where you can relax and be yourselves. Use what you’ve got! Pool? Swings? Trampoline? We believe in capturing the authentic personality of your family – not staging or faking it. Let them PLAY! Be themselves. That’s where true photography sparks start flying. Check out a few images from our session together.
Chad had the blessing of photographing the G Family with their latest addition – baby Liam Max! What a sweetie pie he is!! His brother and sisters you can tell are going to take great care of him! Here are a few photos from this on-location home session.
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 […]