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Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

I enjoyed getting to know this wonderful family a little bit while walking around one of my favorite portrait venues – the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert. 

Though, the preserve was not at its peak. . . and looking a little shabby, there were still plenty of options for some nice shots. And, compared to prime fall or spring time portraits, there was barely any “waiting for a spot to open” while another photographer is finishing up.

Hilarious brothers at Chandler family portrait session
Hilarious brothers at Chandler family portrait session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

You can tell mom and dad work hard to guide these little guys, because they were a pleasure to work with and so much fun! 

Like most siblings, their personalities were completely different. 

While the oldest had a bit more of a sweet, reserved front, the younger wasn’t shy in sharing his silliness. 

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

We managed to walk around a good part of the park and used a few different backdrops.  The cacti gardens are always beautiful, with its purple prickly pear and saguaro’s.

But, I have to say my favorite backdrop was closer to sunset, with the mountains in the distance.

Thanks again to this sweet family for allowing me to help record this stage of their family’s history!

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

We also made a slide show video with music of this portrait that you might enjoy.

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Last fall, I had the privilege of photographing my brother in law and his beautiful family for their Christmas cards.  Since he is also a photographer, and a very good one for that, he and his wife already had been planning exactly what they wanted. 

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

For several months, they had been collecting steampunk attire for the family. 

My sister in law spent a lot of time scouring for just the right items and the final costumes were amazing!  With this in mind, Jason already had the location picked out and the “look” he wanted. 

He shared his plan, and we went to work.  We started at the old flour mill in downtown Tempe, taking advantage of the industrial, rusty doors.   

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

It was so fun to watch them all playing around, “in character” as I photographed. My niece and nephew were adorable and knew just how to ham it up!  

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Then, we headed over to the railroad bridge.  It was about sunset, so the light and backdrop was dramatic… just what Jason was planning. 

They were good sports to hike up to our location in their garb, and snap a few more shots. 

After it was all said and done, their planning paid off, and we had some great images, which I can hardly take too much credit for!

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Check out the short video with music below.

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Fun Fall Portrait Mini Session

Fun Fall Portrait Mini Session

Fun Fall Portrait Mini Session!

Two day’s only!

I am offering family portrait mini sessions on two days this year. 

Monday, October 30th, and Saturday, November 4th.

I will have a fall scene set up to shoot the portraits at Tao Arts located at 2655 W. Guadalupe Rd, Ste 2, Mesa AZ 85202.

SW Corner of Carriage Lane and Guadalupe Rd.

Kids are welcome to come in costume!

Only $30 for a 10-minute session!

All images are edited and delivered digitally within 48 hours.

Don’t miss out!

Call now to schedule your appointment. 480-603-7865

Fun Fall Portrait Mini Session

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

One of the many things I love about photographing is working with friends. 

The need for updated family portraits is a great reason to get the families together, right? 

So, with my entire family in tow, and of course our family friends there for their camera time, we set off to a neighborhood park. 

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer
Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

Soon after we arrived, it was apparent the wind might be a problem. 

“Gusty” would be an understatement! 

I was so concerned we would end up with windblown hair and closed eyes in every photo. 

They were such good sports, I made everyone stay in position until we had a brief break in the waves of wind, then I’d snap away. 

I had my daughters and husband there to tame hair, hold lights, and help keep everyone entertained (which isn’t too hard with this crowd!)

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer
Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

This family is super easygoing and playful, and dad always knows how to throw the family for a loop with his unexpected antics. 

Like in this cute photo of the family waiting “in pose” for the wind to die down – springing a kiss on mom stirred everyone up!

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer
Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer
Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

Miraculously, we managed to get some amazing photos – without hair flying everywhere! 

It took a little longer than expected, but we all made the best of it. 

And I’m sure every time they see these photos, they’ll fondly remember their windy Photoshoot

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

Photographing Portraits for Friends: Confessions of A Professional Photographer

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

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