Sunrise Fall Family Photos at Veteran’s Oasis Park
We all know that sunset is usually the rockstar of Fall family photos, but did you know that sunrise is equally as beautiful? I am totally in love with the amazing sunrise light we got during this family session at Veteran’s Oasis Park in Chandler this week. So pretty!! Veteran’s Oasis Park is the perfect mix of settings all rolled into one easily accessible location. Big gorgeous weepy trees, several variety of cacti, a huge lake, tall grass and a hidden fruit tree orchard. Take your pick!
One of the many awesome things I am learning about Arizona, is that since we don’t do the whole “Fall Back” daylight savings time thing, we can actually shoot at sunrise and its a reasonable(ish) hour! By the end of November, sunrise in Gilbert is not until 7:15am, easy peasy (said no mother ever on picture day, but I digress). This allows me to squeeze in a few more last minute clients and still give you beautiful golden light, even if my sunsets are all booked! It also means substantially cooler weather so you can totally rock those boots and sweaters and pretend that Fall is real when it is 60 degrees at 7am (even if it will be 90 by 3!). These sweet kiddos weren’t too sure about the idea of shooting in the early morning though, so they brought along their teddy bears for their session. ❤️ Is that not adorable? I think every early morning session needs teddy bears, go ahead, bring yours!
Gilbert | Chandler Grandparent Photos
Grandparents are the best, aren’t they? They spoil our kids rotten, shower them with unconditional love, and they would do anything for us. They have such a special bond with their grandkids that only a grandparent understand (and it doesn’t hurt that there are no rules, no bedtimes, and always extra dessert at Grandma’s house, right? ❤️) This sweet grandparent photo session was a gift from their daughter, what a special treat! We had delightful weather at the Arizona Farm Bureau for our session out by the beautiful lake. I love the silos in the background, is that weird? Some people look at those and think they are in the way, or that I’ll have to Photoshop them out later, but I see something really neat and unique. Gilbert does have a strong agricultural history after all!
So… when is the last time you scheduled photos just for your little ones and their awesome grandparents? That long, huh? Let’s change that! Send me a few details and lets get some beautiful memories for your parents to treasure!
Gilbert | Chandler Newborn Photos
This sweet mom was a little frazzled when we met. Her little one was already 14 days old, and her first round of newborn photos didn’t really turn out as she’d envisioned. She was crossing her fingers for a do-over that was amazing before her little one was too old. No pressure! A friend and client put me in touch with her through Facebook and I am so glad she did. I hate the thought of anyone not having beautiful, precious shots that they are in love with of their tiny bundle, because they just grow so stinking fast! I was so relieved when things went perfectly, despite the sun playing peekaboo, and I was able to get some beautiful shots of her tiny features, adorable faces and big beautiful eyes, as well as some of their first days as a family.
I absolutely love when I am invited into a brand new little family’s home to capture those sweet first days when they are just getting to know their little one. It is a stressful, chaotic and absolutely amazing time, and I know just how important these images are to you because I am a mom to 3 myself. Newborn photos are best done between birth and about 10-12 days old if at all possible, so be sure to get choose your photographer and get penciled in on their schedule well before your due date so you can cross that off your list of things to do when baby comes. My newborn sessions are all done right in your own home, and I do everything I can to make things as easy and stress-free as possible for you. Ready to get your little bundle on my schedule? Send me a few details and I’ll be right in touch!
A few years ago I wrote this post all about what goes in to securing the perfect location for your family photo session… in California. Since I’ve picked up my little family and relocated my business to the East Valley, I thought it was time to update some of my favorite locations. Arizona is just bursting with amazing, beautiful and most importantly accessible locations for your family or senior photos, and most of them are completely 100% free to shoot at – bonus! When you choose to book a session with me, we will chat about all of the lovely options available to us and match the perfect one with your personalities, style and vision for your session. I’m happy to offer some suggestions, or look into a location you already have in mind!
A few things still hold true… I will never, ever, never shoot on train tracks, please don’t request that. It is dangerous, illegal, and not something I have ever been willing to do. Also, we’ll always need to ask permission when shooting on private property. So rolling up to a random field or beautiful farm and hopping out for a shoot won’t work. If you have a unique photo session location you’d like to use, just let me know and I am more than happy to do the legwork to make sure we have permission to shoot there, that’s my job! Now check out these favorite East Valley locations and let’s plan your next photo session!
Veteran’s Oasis Park, Chandler
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert
Salt River, Mesa
The Grove Church, Chandler
Arizona Farm Bureau, Gilbert
Lost Dutchman State Park/ Superstition Mountains
Tumbleweed Ranch, Chandler
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Private Farm in Gilbert
East Valley families! My Fall family mini sessions in Gilbert and Chandler are now open for booking! This year I have three dates to choose from, each in its own awesome location. September 16th I’ll be at a gorgeous little private family farm, and we will have the whole place to ourselves! The farm features a rustic barn backdrop, vintage gold/mustard colored sofa, and beautiful light. Next up, October 14th I’ll be at Queen Creek Olive Mill. The olive tree groves are magical at sunset! And finally, November 5th I will wrap up Fall minis at Riparian Preserve. Here you can choose from class saguaro cacti, beautiful woodsy Fall trees, or both! Sessions are $200, 20 minutes long, and include a download of your high resolution digital files, and an online sharing gallery, with the option to order prints canvas and albums directly from my lab for gifts! Spaces are very limited, and when they are gone they’re gone! Jump on over to my website at www.aseatrempphotography.com/FALL to book your spot.
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