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 […]
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!
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 […]
The H Family needed some “traditional” head shot portraits of their three boys, but we wanted to do a little extra for this special family and take some more of the brothers together too. Sunset is a great time to be on the mountain peak overlooking the valley capturing sweet sibling moments.
Excited for this weekend! It’s the 32nd annual Arizona’s Families for Home Education Convention and we’ve been invited to photograph kids and teens for the Student ID Cards that they are selling as a service to the community. We have donated a photography session for 1-2 hours on-location within Phoenix/Scottsdale for the silent auction benefiting both AFHE and the Home School Foundation Arizona Ambassador Fund. At our booth we’ll also be offering a drawing for a chance to win a free family mini session! If you’ll be there come over and say hi! If you are thinking about homeschooling, the AFHE website has a ton of information as well as links to support groups around the valley. HSLDA is also an important resource available to homeschooling families throughout the nation.