I’m always so touched by thoughtful people, and this dad’s gesture was so sweet. Jeremy bought a gift certificate for his wife last fall, when they found out they were expecting little Sammy. In talking with him then, you could just see how excited they were on the arrival of their youngest son. Big brother, Tate, was loving the new role as well, and just lit up when he held his little brother. We chose a beautiful aspen grove, with gorgeous ferns, for their family shoot. The late afternoon light filtering through the trees was beautiful. Flagstaff really is a perfect place for family photos. I hope these photos bring you all a lifetime of memories! xoxo ~ Melissa
As Flagstaff family photographers, we love scouting out new locations, and sometimes, that involves finding locations that are sometimes overlooked. This session, of the fun Naleski family, was at a neighborhood park, the Jim Cullen Memorial Park, locally known as the Tree Park, located in Coconino Estates. We love using locations that are meaningful to families and being that the Naleski’s come to this park regurally, we knew these photos would always be special to them.
We loved that they brought their bikes, and how they embraced that little Grace had a cast from being an adventerous kid. There’s always a lot of laughs doing their photos and this session was no exception. It’s hard to believe that our first family session with the Naleski’s was when little Grace was an infant and Georgia was a sweet toddler. Boy, does time fly!
One of our favorite places to photograph familes in Flagstaff is at Aspen Corner. The gorgeous place is just off Snowbowl Road on your way to the ski hill, and looks great in any season. And summer, well, summer is our favorite three months in Flagstaff when the lupines and sunflowers really pop in photographs. Being a Flagstaff family photographer really is fun, especially when your backdrops are so gorgeous.
We’ve loved getting to know the Martinez family over the years, and especially watching this little munchkin, Harper, grow. She loved being outside and playing in the outdoors. We’ve found that kids really relax when their outside and it’s a great time to plan for family photos. Thanks for trusting us with your memories! Can’t wait to see you again!
We first met Katy and Bradley when they came to Flagstaff for their first anniversary in 2015. It’s hard to believe that was five years ago! Bradley had just started to work for the Four Seasons Resort and soon after our session he and Katy were transferred to beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. From there he was transferred to the big city of Las Vegas this year at about the same time little miss Emma was born. We were lucky enough that Bradley’s mom, Brenda and her husband, Tom were able to make it for the session and even Bradley’s sister, Kelly, was able to come meet her new niece all the way from New York! We love family gatherings like this as they celebrate the love the ties families together. It was so much fun meeting everyone, especially beautiful and sweet Emma.
We hope to see you all again soon!
Corbin, a senior at Shadow Ridge High School, met us at Papago Park for his senior photos. We knew when he pulled up in a souped up Subaru Impreza WRX,, we had a mechanic on our hands. Corbin loves cars and told us about fixing up his Subaru and how much he loved learning about how they work. It was great getting to know this smart young man as we walked around the park with his girlfriend.
Congrats on your graduation Corbin! We know your future will hold much success!
One of the best things about being a High School Senior Photographer in Flagstaff and Sedona is meeting such wonderful and talented young people. Fiona is graduating from Flagstaff High School next May. This young lady has quite the list of accomplishments, many of them centered around her violin talents. She’s been playing since the age of three and hopes to continue for the rest of her life. For some of the photos I asked her to play a song. I have to tell you, hearing those beautiful strings take a life of their own under her talented guidance, while standing underneath a stand of magical aspens…well…it was plain enchanting. I had to catch my breath at the beauty of the notes, played with such mastery. Afterwards I asked her what she had played. Her response? “Warm up scales”. I laughed at how even the warm up scales sounds magical in the forest. It was such a delight to meet this young lady and I’m looking forward to following her career at New York University. Congratulations Fiona! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!