I was told recently, by a mom of three children, that parents lie when they say they don’t have a favorite child. I wonder if everyone who has multiple children feels the same. I only have one child so I don’t know for sure.
However I am a photographer with multiple clients! I definitely have favorites and this family is at the top of the list. I adore this family.
When I managed a photo studio in Chicago they were clients there, when their family was just beginning. It was pure coincidence that they relocated to Tucson around the same time I did. They called the Chicago studio for a reference for a photographer in Tucson and learned that I was here too. They have honored me with photographing their family ever since.
I have watched all of these children start as babies and grow into their expressive, comical personalities. I have also watched their mom and dad navigate the parenting ship with a down-to-earth perspective and a great sense of humor. They are “real”. They don’t take themselves too seriously. They are kind. They are generous. They are adventurous. They are creative. They appreciate photography and art.
I love getting their phone call each year for family photos! It doesn’t get better than this!
One of my favorite things to do each month is meet up with the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce. I have been a member for years and have made great friendships and business partnerships because of it. They are an energetic group of people who are the heart of the local GLBT business community.
I was honored when I was asked to photograph a professional portrait for one of Tucson’s most well-known real estate guru’s, Colette Barajas of Centra Realty. She is a member of the GLBT Chamber of Commerce, along with being a volunteer and activist for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, United Way, Arizona Human Rights Fund, Compass Health Care, Wingspan, Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project, and Community Profile.
For any real estate needs, Colette Barajas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 520•882•0767.
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Phoenix, getting ready to photograph a headshot, when I stumbled upon this fantastic band, Riverside Cathedral. They are a lively and engaging group. The accordion player, Tatiana Crespo, was making a guest appearance and was a delight.
I always feel lucky to stumble upon great entertainers!
Thank you for the great show!
Are you in a big city? Go to Macy’s. Go NOW! You can see some fabulous Urban Abstrakt photography and save $10 on custom photo cards from the 2013 LOUIE Award winner, Pear Tree Greetings. (My photos are the ones of the adorable kids in blue, red & green.)
Look for the display and tear-off sheets at the register…
or find the banner in the Trim-A-Tree section…
These are only in select stores. In the Phoenix area they are in the Biltmore and Paradise Valley stores.
Are they are in your Macy’s?
I can’t let any more time go by without showing off some of these photos. This was SUCH a fun senior portrait! Emily, Class of 2013, brought with her, her fashion sense, her sense of adventure, and most importantly, her basketball.
We had a good variety of locations to use as we ran around downtown Phoenix, including special access to a quirky, classy, modern-designed business. She brought along a friend to help behind-the-scenes and make it even more fantastic and hilarious.
Watch out world, Emily is college-bound and ready to take on the world!
It’s never too early to book your Senior Portrait session. Email or call to book your session today!
I have photographed for this family in the past – their daughter’s senior portrait and a family photo that hadn’t been updated in years. When I got the call that their son was graduating from high school I jumped at the opportunity to take his senior portrait. I love working with families that are kind and down-to-earth, and they are just that.
This handsome guy I photographed in Phoenix (yes I travel for portraits!).
He wanted an urban / industrial background. We found a few great spots tucked away downtown, that were perfect for what he wanted. This area gave us background scenes and textures that we couldn’t pass up.
Whenever kids are graduating and moving away for college, I get a little empty nest syndrome too! I wonder if I will get to photograph everyone again anytime soon. The kids move away and spread out around the country. Somehow, though, it always ends up that they return, even if it’s just around the holidays. Every now and then I get that exciting call that everyone is back together and they need just one more family portrait together. I love those calls!