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Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

I am a photographer, but mainly I am a mom. 

More specifically, a home-educator of my four lovely daughters. 

They definitely keep me busy!  

One thing is for sure, they will never be able to look back on their childhood and weep over not having their precious memories preserved in image form.  At least not the big events. 

I can’t say they are all in pretty albums and organized, but there are plenty of them!

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

My oldest three have participated in AZHT (Arizona Home School Theater Group) a few times over the last several years. 

It is a fantastic way to get the kids on stage and in front of an audience in a super fun and creative way. 

Everyone gets a part, and the kids get the amazing experience of working with other kids to create something incredible.  

They also learn self-confidence, to speak clearly, and how to bring to life a great literary work.  

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

Earlier this year, they were in the production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. 

It was quite an impressive performance, and it was very easy to forget these were 6-17 year old kids, some without any prior stage experience. 

There is some serious talent in this group!

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

The directors are inspiring, patient, and work wonderfully with the children. 

Many of the parents were involved in supporting the performance by set designing, costume creating, and much, much more, making it extra special for the kids.

My kids cherish these memories and look forward to being part of this group again. 

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

If you are interested, AZHT puts on a fall and a spring performance.

The fall session offers Shakespeare for 12 and up, as well as a Story Book theater class for 6 and up. 

In the spring, they put on a performance that includes all ages.  

They are starting up August 21st for their fall session. 

Check out their Facebook page for more information! 

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens
Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

Arizona Home School Theater Group: Photography From a Mom’s Lens

CG Photo and Design of Arizona photography offers the best of wedding photography and lifestyle portraits.

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

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Twinkle Toes – Dance Recital

Twinkle Toes – Dance Recital

This May was my 8th year in a row photographing the Twinkle Toes annual dance recital.  It is pretty much my biggest event of the year. . a day of frenzied dancers, glitter, and excitement!  This year, the theme was Dance School Musical. 

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Twinkle Toes Dance Productions works with schools across the valley to provide a dance enrichment program within the school.  Their talented instructors teach a 3 minute routine to the performers to perform together every May.  There are so many children involved they have 4 recitals in one day!

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Since there are so many children, I don’t have much time to take their portraits.  But they are just so cute in their outfits, even the most camera shy, overwhelmed first-timers look absolutely adorable in their pictures.  They older kids throw out a little sass, and posing seems to come a little more natural to them.  Twinkle Toes even has an elite group of company dancers who compete each year.  I heard they did an AMAZING job this year. . . they are a very talented group!  I’ve even seen a few of them for all eight years.    

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While I was tucked away in the back, my second photographer, Kyle, was up front capturing the action.  There are some wonderful images.  I love the little ones who aren’t quite sure what to do next, so they are peeking at the instructor throughout the dance!

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 Though it’s a very long day of work, it is so much fun!  I completely enjoy being part of the excitement of the day. 

 For more info call: 480-603-7865 or email me at: Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com

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