Two baby pygmy goats joined a loving 4-H family – and we were beyond blessed to enjoy their sweet and playful company. They were so tiny and we were surprised at how light they were to hold….. almost like they were full of air, not nearly as dense in weight as a puppy would be of the same size. As Chad was shooting one of them kept jumping up on his back as light as a feather barely feeling his little hooves. One of them decided to have a quick nap during the shoot and his little buddy just laid down and hung out, waiting for him to wake up again. These kids are going to have so much fun with their new goats and you can tell just how much they love them already. If you love animals like we do, contact us for your unique photoshoot today!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
Sports team photography is usually well……… B O R I N G. Poses – dull. Quality – lacking – often blurry. Lighting – unprofessional. We are excited to show AZ Archery Club what we can do for their elite club !! We did some photos before our shoot with the AZ Archery Club to just play around with what can be done (safely!) with bow and arrow. Not only did we test best angles to feature the Archery team members with their bow drawn and at ease, but we also had fun with some dramatic shots with our model (and stellar archer.) If you are tired of your run of the mill sports team photos – contact us to discover what we can do differently for your club.