The Farm at Agritopia Family Photos

 

I have a confession to make. When I first scout out a location for family photos in Gilbert, Chandler, or anywhere in the Phoenix metro area, it is not always love at first sight. Sometimes my creative eye is tired, or off duty, or just stuck. Sometimes I think a location is nothing special only to visit it again months later and realize how wrong I was. I visited the Farm at Agritopia a handful of times before I saw the magic and fell in love with it, and I am so glad that I did! This sweet family braved a crazy warm and humid sunrise session to be the first to try it out with me. And I have to tell you, 6:30am – this Mama had her kiddos on time and camera ready at 6:30am!

The Farm at Agritopia is a family owned community farm, wedding venue, restaurant, coffee shop, maker’s space, and more all rolled into one. It has beautiful archways built with grape vines, olive trees, palms, an orchard of fruit trees, vintage buildings, and more. So fun fun stuff here!! It is also a little exclusive, the farm asks photographers to make a contribution to the farm foundation in exchange for use of the space, so it tends to be less crowded than some of the other family photo hot spots.

You’ll notice as you scroll though these favorites from their session, that there are quite a few shots which are not posed smiles straight at the camera. My favorite shots from every session end up being the ones you were not ready for. The giggles, the hugs and kisses, the tickles when Mom is trying to get you to smile, the little sister tugging on her brother when he doesn’t want to hold hands, Mom and Dad sharing a laugh. These are my favorite because they tell your story. They show the connection between you, give a glimpse into your relationships, show your spunky little personality (or your phase of not wanting to take pictures!). THESE are memories. Portraits are amazing and beautiful and I hope that you put them on your wall and cherish them, but those memories are going to last you a lifetime. ❤️

Want to make some magic of your own at this amazing location? This session was sunrise, but sunset is equally amazing. Don’t procrastinate too long in booking those Fall family photos, there are only 150 days left until Christmas! Let’s Book It!

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Fall mini sessions in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek are now live!

August is just a few days away, and that means Fall is right around the corner! Although it’s a little hot here in Phoenix to get too excited yet, Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. The smell of pumpkin spice, the cozy feeling of warm sweaters, the changing colors, and the craft making!!  I am so ready for this change by the end of Summer!

This year I am super excited to bring 3 brand new locations to my mini-session families. Each has a unique, fun and fresh look, and I cannot wait to see how amazing YOU are going to look there!

 

 

Sunday, August 12. The Art House Gilbert

Think black and gold glam, or bright colors that pop! This location has black, white, and brick walls, concrete floors, beautiful natural light, and AIR CONDITIONING!! You are welcome!
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Sunday September 23. The Farm at Agritopia

This location is perfect for just about anything, be it Christmas dresses or jeans and t-shirts. This community farm location has green trees, white fences, and a beautiful archway of greenery. Classic, simple and beautiful, without a cactus in sight!
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Sunday October 14. Queen Creek Olive Mill

This rustic location makes me think of Tuscany with its beautiful olive trees. A variety of looks will work here but deep gorgeous jewel tones and light airy whites are where it’s at! As an added bonus you can grab some delicious bruschetta and a glass of wine before or after your session!
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So What IS A Mini Session, Anyways?

A mini session is a miniature version of my full one hour portrait session. It’s short, sweet and to the point, and can work out perfectly for most families who like to update their photos often, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, I ask that you not plan any outfit changes during minis as it takes up a LOT of our precious shooting time. I also do not provide or use any props or sets with my mini-sessions, the focus is on your and your sweet family!

Understandably, with a mini session you will receive less images than a full session. I do not limit the number of images I provide, and you will get all of the most awesome shots, but less time than a standard session means less images (I average around 15-20 for a mini session, but occasionally we’ll get more!)

If you have a large family, this also means we will have less time for lots of different groupings or individual shots, end up with less shots, and you may miss some images you were hoping for. I have a max of 6 for most locations, 5 for some depending on location size. If you have a group larger than 5 or 6, you are really going to want more time for your session so we can do it right. I do offer a small discount if you do need to book 2 time slots for back to back sessions, or you can opt to book a full hour at a time and location of your choice.

Mini sessions are quick and often there is another client right ahead of or behind you, so running behind can be a big problem. If you are late to your session, it will cut into our time together and if you miss your slot I will likely not be able to make it up for you.

And lastly, if you have kiddos who HATE the camera, and photos have been difficult in the past, I would strongly suggest booking a full session instead. This gives me time to be silly and interact with your child while they warm up to me and give them breaks so they are not super stressed and end up hating photos even more!

Now go on and grab your spot before they are gone! 

 

 

 

 

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A couple of weeks ago, I met up with incredibly talented Lois Zozobrado for a quick shoot for an upcoming article in Chandler Lifestyle Magazine. I’ve now been in the East Valley for just over a year, but this is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to shoot in Downtown Chandler. I’m kind of in love! We decided to aim for just after sunrise so the temps were cooler, and the crowds lighter. The crowds were not only lighter, but they were completely non-existent, which was perfect! We pretty much had the run of downtown all to ourselves, and still didn’t even scratch the surface of all of the interesting and unique backdrops in the historic downtown district. I absolutely cannot wait to go back and explore more nooks and crannies. Downtown Chandler is an awesome backdrop for senior photo sessions, but also for smaller families.  And the sunrise light, oh my, so beautiful! If the life sized CHANDLER sign on city hall is on your bucket list for Fall photos, sunrise is best time for perfect light.

Here is a little sneak peek of our session! Be sure to subscribe to Chandler Lifestyle’s digital subscription to see the full article in the August edition, and read all about this amazing local teen’s accomplishments.

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Seal Beach Maternity Photos

 

Last week I packed up the kiddos and headed west to the beach and Grandma’s house for some cool ocean air and summer break shenanigans (read:Disneyland, duh!). While we were there, I got to meet up with these sweet parents – to – be, who also happen to be some of my very favorite wedding clients from the past, for a sunset maternity session on the beach! (If you haven’t seen their amazing Disneyland fireworks finale shot, go check that out here!!) I ordered up a gorgeous sunset with no icky marine layer just for them, and while I got what I wanted we also got gale force winds. Proof you really cannot have your cake and eat it too. I also maaaaay have stepped backwards right into a hole that had been dug in the sand… and fell. Hard. It was probably quite the sight, me hitting the ground, holding my camera straight overhead so it didn’t. PSA people, fill in your holes when you leave the beach!

I love that I can keep in touch with my awesome Orange County clients who I’ve worked with for so many years, and on vacation to boot. I’ll be back for a little more summer fun, Fall break, and then Christmas! My Orange County Fall minis have just a couple of spots open, and they are both at this same gorgeous location – the Seal Beach pier. If you can’t snag one, or want a longer session all to yourself, I do have limited dates open this Fall in August, October, and after Christmas in December.

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ASU Polytechnic Senior Grad Photos

It’s ASU graduation session around here! As an Arizona State University graduate myself, I get so excited for all of the newly minted alumni heading out into the wold with open eyes and a bright future, and hopefully some amazing senior photos! If you were too busy actually studying, and senior photos slipped your mind, its not too late! Who says you can’t throw that cap and gown back on for one more fun afternoon on campus? Each of the ASU campuses has its own character and fabulous well known landmarks, perfect for highlighting your time here. The Polytechnic campus in Mesa has the water tower, modern architecture, and even an airfield! Tempe campus highlights include Old Main, Palm Walk, Wells Fargo area and the giant year sign, and Mill Ave. Downtown Phoenix campus boasts modern art, and an urban landscape that is uniquely Phoenix.

As your big day approaches, be sure to get your session booked as soon as you know when you’ll get that cap and gown,  to grab the best dates. Senior photo season is so short, and those dates fill up fast!

 

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