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!
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.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered our drawing contest at our booth at the 2016 AFHE convention! It’s so hard to pick just one !! Here we go! The winner of our Family Mini-Session Drawing is: THE JENSEN FAMILY !! Congratulations Jill Jensen! 30 minute photography session with Chad Dahlquist 4 digital files On-location North Phoenix, Scottsdale area* offer valid for one-year – expires August 15, 2017 Additional files or products are available if desired for purchase. * let’s talk….. we love interesting and unique locations …… To keep in touch about special promotions, contests and more please sign-up for our Email News and wish to, simply click here.
I remember when I graduated from high school – felt like that was the moment I really became AN ADULT. A new life was waiting for me. Now we watch those who were just kids – graduating. Do you have a high school senior who is about to graduate? Congratulations! This is a HUGE milestone – just huge. With a 12 year old and 7 year old we are only briefly getting glimpses of the road ahead….. and boy are we not ready for this stage yet! At Chad Dahlquist Photography we would love to capture the essence of graduate in a way that is tasteful and really shows off their authentic and vibrant personality. Do they love skateboarding? Do they love to play guitar or read in a special corner of your house? Have they been in 4H for zillions of years and are raising champion pigs? Let’s get their 4-legged friends involved too! We love anything out of the ordinary. Contact us today to arrange a dream photo session that you’ll all be excited about! To celebrate we would love to give you a GIFT for both you AND your senior. BOOK A MINI-SESSION and receive a free 11×14 metallic […]
Mom is the wearer of many hats. She does it ALL. She drives all over town taking the kids to their many activities. She volunteers in so many capacities. She wipes noses……. and bottoms. Feeds her family more than just 3x a day (especially if you have growing boys!) She never runs out of hugs and loving wisdom to share. She never tires of your humor and shenanigans. She’s your biggest fan. Mom would give up everything she has – to help you grow, and make you feel special. Mom doesn’t think twice about not receiving a hallmark card or gift on Mother’s Day. You know what moms love more than anything ? Their family. Give her the gift of a photography session this year to capture your family at THIS season of your life. BUY A CERTIFICATE BEFORE SUNDAY MAY 8th, 2016 & RECEIVE A GIFT FROM US! one 11×14 metallic paper print with substrate Purchase gift certificate for session of your choice by 5/8/16. Offer expires 5/8/16. Non-refundable. Booking date flexible. Redeem gift certificate by 12/31/16.
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 !