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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Thank you so much for the fantastic evening photographing your families at the AZ Archery Club! I love seeing families sharing a passion for a sport together! The following link is where you can download your files – it is a PRIVATE gallery for your club only and can only be entered with a password. Please ask MRS. KELLER for the password for access. Please download today. Expires 6/22/16. << Here is the link to download your photos >> Simply click on the ‘cloud’ icon to download any photo file that you wish. I have prepared a print release form as well should you lab request one. All files are large, high res, retouched and ready to print! Enjoy and happy shooting ! Best, Chad