Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ: Blog http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us Bailey Brown Photography baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:07:00 GMT Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:07:00 GMT http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/u316519914-o847316934-50.jpg Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ: Blog http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Birthday Camping With Kids 4.0 http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/birthday-camping-with-kids-4-0 Enter our 4th camping trip with kids for our daughter's 4th birthday. Experiencing the outdoors and nature is an important part of our family’s culture. My husband and I grew up camping, relishing fond memories of campfires, hikes, and exploring areas less traveled. The kids will have a birthday party every other year, so for M, this was an off year. In January I decided I wanted to go back up to Woods Canyon Lake just east of Payson, Arizona. The Spillway Campground is very popular as it is one of the few locations in the state within walking distance to water.

On the 21st of January I set an alarm, woke up early and managed to book 2 sites next to each other, and along the rocky slope rather than next to the water. As the kids get older and learn to swim, I will aim for the sites close to the lake, but for now, we are absolutely content to be along the backside of the campsite.

When I booked the sites, I never imagined so many friends would want to join us! Our friends who live in Payson (The lovely and wildly talented Rebekah Sampson Photography) were excited to go with us again. Her best friend and her family joined. My best friend and her family joined, and our neighbor (who had never camped before) joined! It meant a lot to have so many families come together to experience the lake and an outdoorsy weekend.

The drive up brought several monsoon storms dropping buckets of rain around us. We were hopeful we had missed the downpour, but as soon as we pulled up to the campsite, it began to pour! We waited it out for a little while, then set up as soon as the rainstorm lightened up. The kids enjoyed splashing in the puddles and getting muddy while the adults worked to set up camp.

Spillway was packed, there was not a vacant campsite and the majority of campers had recreational vehicles. There were a few tents scattered about. As soon as the sun broke through, the woods were filled with laughter, campfires and sounds of kids playing. The rain is a good thing because we were able to have a campfire. Ironically the first night, the kids claimed the fire, roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. For once I didn’t return home with bars of chocolate and half a bag of marshmallows.

A downside to camping at a developed site is how close your neighbors are. We heard a couple arguing, and my family was guilty of having a screaming baby for the whole night. Yes, we were THAT family. The family with the baby who decides that midnight is the best time for a scream-fest. I tried my best to help him calm down, but he wasn’t having it. By the time the sky began to lighten, I took CJ out of the tent and walked around with him. I was glad we weren’t the arguing couple though, I will take the screaming baby over an embarrassing public argument any day.

It was so quiet that morning. We even heard coyotes howling to each other in the distance. CJ pointed and in his toddler-speak said, “what’s that?” He was calm and content to be held. I wished I had thought to bring my camera, but lack of sleep has a way of clouding judgement. We walked down to the water, observed some early-morning fishermen set up along the shore. As the sun rose, I looked out to the northside of the lake and a rainbow appeared. I felt like it was a little blessing shining down on us. The sky turned from purple, to pink to orange, and a mist rolled off the lake. No camera! Mental pictures were taken. I was just thankful CJ found contentment in nature. We watched eagles as they dove down to the water to catch fish and fly back up to their nests. These are the moments I live for while camping. Moments that remind me how small I am, and how fortunate we are for the world we live in. To share it with my son made it more meaningful.

Some of the kids caught fish that morning, and M got to observe her new best friend cleaning the fish with her dad. M was afraid of the crawdads, but she was brave and touched the fish. She thought it was silky. We took the kayaks out on the water, but CJ wasn’t having it. Luckily I was able to sneak away with the girls for a quick jaunt on the lake. Peace at last. 

For M’s birthday I baked brownies and cookies to share… she was pretty tired by the time I lit the candle to sing to her, and she screamed at me that she hated brownies while we sang. AWESOME. Crank-a-saurus. I had to laugh. This is what parenting is about, you take the good with the bad, and other parents just seem to understand. I can’t wait to show her the photos when she is older. Remember that time you screamed at me for making you birthday brownies and cookies?

My sister sent a hammock for my birthday and it was a huge hit. Secured between two towering Ponderosa pines, the kids took turns swinging, and pushing each other. Julia’s family brought a Ninja Warrior adventure course, and we had families from other campsites stopping by to try it out. M loved exploring with the bigger kids. They spent ours exploring the hills by the campsite, and fortunately no one was lost.

The second night of sleep was slightly better, but a car alarm went off, more arguing from our neighbors, and more crying from our son. The lack of calm had me walking around with him again, but this time I remembered my camera. No rainbow, or brilliant sunrise, but it was still calm and I managed to snap some candid photos of my baby boy checking out the woods.

When we returned to the campsite, the kids were quietly watching a family of elk pass through. There were even a few babies with the mamas and a large buck led the way. Again, one of those moments you pray to have while camping. A chance for the kids to see what nature is all about. We managed to get out on the water again, and this time both kids fell asleep, CJ in dad’s kayak and M in mine. They were exhausted. So were we.

By the time we were packing up, the storm clouds were rolling in and a shower greeted us as we rushed to tether down the items in our truck and re-attach the trailer. We took State Route 260 home and enjoyed the scenic landscape and several more monsoon showers as we descended into Phoenix. I love camping, but there is nothing like your own bed. All 4 of us slept so well that night. And Sheba was thankful to have us home. So thankful she peed with excitement in the garage when we arrived.

Thank you to our friend and their kiddos for such a wonderful weekend.

No little brothers allowed. :(

 

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4 Years http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/4-years Happy birthday to my first baby, my little firecracker of a daughter. I love your strength, your confidence, your crazy sayings, your wild imagination, your determination... may you never lose it. You are beginning to discover things about the world and I am not quite sure how I can protect you, but I am realizing more and more it is our responsibility to educate you. It is our duty to arm you with the knowledge and information you need to journey through this wild life.

And of course, baby brother jumped in on the action!

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Pet Parent Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/pet-parent-session I was over the moon excited when one of my favorite canine models' mom contacted me for a family session. It took a few weeks of overcoming illness  and less than ideal weather, but we finally made it! I loved the open-mindedness of this family and incorporated some of my props I typically use for babies and young kids. The blend ended up being a great match, and little Zoe looked fabulous matched up with props and her environment. This couple loves Zoe and she is truly their dogaughter. Thank you for a beautiful session!

 

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo. They are one of my favorite couples ever.

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Rad Like Dad http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/rad-like-dad For Father's Day I'd like to present a collection of dads from this year's photo sessions. As a bonus, there are a few photos of the kids with their dad, my dear husband. Here's to the fathers who take the role of "dad" seriously and brighten up each day of their children's lives.

 

Dads are there to help first borns transition into big brothers and big sisters. (And give mamas a little break!)

Dads are there to share in a laugh, or be part of the joke.

Dads are there to answer life's big questions. A wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona.

Dads have kids who come back home for life's big moments, like marriage.

Dads are there for play and spontaneous spinning.

The Fredlake Family at Rio Salado Riparian Preserve.

Dads know how to encourage the best smile from their babies.

Rebekah Sampson, a photographer, and her family in the Arizona Desert during March of 2017.

Dads are there through rain or shine.

Dads are there to help sleepy kiddos wake up from their naps.

Marlowe's Dance Recital with Steppin' Out. Summer, "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys.

Dads are there to celebrate life's little achievements, like a first dance recital.

Dads are there to wrangle the kids when crankiness settles in.

Dads are there to comfort when health is not 100%

And after the kids have grown and moved on to their adult lives, extra special dads graduate into the role of grandpa. Here's to the best Papa in the whole world. (I love you dad!)

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Toddler Style: Confident in Crimson http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/toddler-style My kids are fortunate to be surrounded with love, and friends and family who clothe them well. For International Women's Day I was inspired by a red, knitted dress by Baby Gap. A good friend thought the outfit would suit M well. Indeed it did. We paired it with her gold stockings and her Supergirl cape. My daughter is all about being a strong girl, and making this world stronger.

She loves books and was snooping through our bookshelves. We pulled The Iliad, The Odyssey and "At Work" by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. M found "At Work" to be the most interesting given the photos, but then she added in "Night Night Farm" by Thomas Nelson with its beautiful renderings of animals going to sleep on their farm.  

I also took a risk and submitted a few photos to be featured in the Women in Photography group for Women in Focus International. We'll see what happens! A goal of mine is to submit more work for consideration. 

Thank you for being my muse, M. 

SupergirlSupergirlToddler style with Miss M. Black and WhiteBlack and White or Color?or Color?Toddler style with Miss M.

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Spring Portraits for a School http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/spring-portraits-for-a-school While I was working full time for PetSmart, my daughter was enrolled in the on-site daycare. Going back to work can be hard enough for parents, but finding reliable childcare you and your child are comfortable with was stressful. I was fortunate to have a daycare downstairs from my desk, and for it to be a daycare of amazing quality and care. 

One of the best things about working at PetSmart is their partnership with Bright Horizons and the Lil' Paws school within the PetSmart campus. M and I adored the school and her teachers. Once she started going full-time I noticed a change in her. She became more confident and was learning by leaps and bounds. I credit much of her verbal and social skills to the time she spent enrolled at the Bright Horizons daycare.

A difficult part about deciding to leave PetSmart, was leaving Bright Horizons. Months after I resigned, we would be driving on the I-17 and M would pipe up from the backseat, "mom? When can I go back to my school?" Me, feeling guilt, confusion, wishing I could have kept her enrolled a few days even though I didn't work there anymore... "Sorry baby, mommy doesn't work there anymore." 

It was an honor to be contacted by Lil' Paws when their fall photos came up. They wanted something different than your traditional backdrop, and "cheese" smile photos you see in most school systems. Some parents also wanted the option to be in the photos with their children. I put on my Pinterest and craft hat to brainstorm some outdoor portrait session ideas. For fall we went with an apple orchard theme. The new format was a success and I was invited back for spring photos. 

With spring and nice weather, you are likely to see hot air balloons across the Arizona horizon in the morning and evening. I thought the kids would enjoy an imaginary balloon ride across their grassy play area. The model in the following photos had so much fun, he came back after his first session in a different shirt! I loved the moments I captured between him and his mom. Their bond is strong and beautiful. 

Thank you Lil' Paws and Bright Horizons for hiring me to take your school's spring portraits! 

 

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Mother's Day Special http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/mothers-day-special This year I have been promoting Mini Sessions. For mother's day I had this wonderful mother-daughter duo meet me at the park for some beautiful afternoon-light portraits. Not only did they have their hair done together, they came complete with matching mother-daughter fashion! We had so much fun and ended up with quite the collection for a mini session! The most special part about this session is the fact that it was being purchased for Meemaw! What a lucky grandmother indeed. Thank you for being part of my sessions. I loved working with you two. 

And now, here's to afternoon sunlight and lens flare for some natural light portraits! 

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Desert Dreaming Family Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/desert-dreaming-family-session So, this family is definitely one of my muse families. I have had the privilege to document their growth as parents with their adorable daughter since their maternity session three years ago. To have families return each year means the world to me. It is an honor to work with this family. I have been wanting to take more desert sessions and they were interested. We ventured to one of my secret locations and braved the wind, extreme wind that day, to create some truly gorgeous keepsakes as a birthday gift. 

Styling was on-point and mixed well with the environment. Their daughter really enjoyed playing in the dirt and sand, collecting rocks and handing them to us throughout the photo session. I adore you guys, thank you so much for choosing me again and again! 

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Woodland Senior Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/woodland-senior-session I first met this wonderful young woman when she was a wee 8-year-old selling Girl Scout Cookies and training her dogs. Her aunt contacted me about buying her a senior session as a gift for her graduation from high school. I was so thrilled to hear from her family, and taken aback at how much time has gone by. Really? 10 years! Wow. 

Our session was so beautiful and fun. The light and temperature were perfect as we ventured into a woodland environment, finding some absolutely beautiful locations and managing to avoid photo-bombing other photographers working in the area. (Bonus points if you can guess where we are!) 

Congratulations on heading into a new chapter of your life. My husband is a Sun Devil and he will rave about the amazing education Arizona State University provides. This young woman is going on to do amazing things, just wait and watch! Thank you for working with me and helping me create such beautiful portraits. 

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Desert Riparian Senior Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/desert-riparian-senior-session Graduating from high school is a huge step into moving toward your future self. Preschool through grade school through middle and high school... then what? College! And not just any college, Northern Arizona University, my alma mater. This lovely young woman and her mom joined me in the early afternoon for a beautiful sunlight-filled session in one of my secret spots.

I wish you the best as you move to Flagstaff and become a Lumberjack. One of my favorite things about Northern Arizona University is experiencing a small town, with a really diverse entertainment scene and nature activities at every turn. An hour from the Grand Canyon, 3 hours from Las Vegas, Route 66 ruins within a quick drive. I love NAU and Flagstaff. Definitely one of my favorite places to visit. Thanks for a great session. I was so happy with how these photos turned out! 

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Mom and Me http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/mom-and-me These lovely ladies have been working with me since I began my new photo life after the birth of my daughter! I am always so excited when they hire me because their girls are so lovely, and to work with them over and over again is a treat to see them grow up.

We did a small Mom & Me photo session in a local park. Here are some of my favorite photos from our mini session. I will be offering Mom and Me Mini Sessions through May. Please contact me for details.

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Animal Rescue Fundraising Photo Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/fundraising-photo-session It wasn't until my session with the handsome Durango that I realized how much I really missed working with animals. Working with pets of all kinds used to be a regular subject for me, but going out on my own, it wasn't something I was contacted about very often. I was so pleased to team up with Arizona Animal Actors and Animal Docs to the Rescue for a Saturday fundraiser for the rescue group. The following is a line-up of my favorite expressions from the participants. We were beyond thrilled to have so many participants! Thank you for a wonderful event and your patience as I worked through the edits!

Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Baxter, terrier mix
Pet Parent: Melissa Audrain
Email: melissa.audrain@gmail.com
602-505-9403
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Bing
Pet Parent: Jim Mayer
Email: jimmymayer@yahoo.com
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Bruiser, Maltipoo
Pet Parent: Brandi Majerle
Email: brandi@pbjpack.com
913-209-3409
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Filbert, golden retreiver and lab mix
Pet Parent: Linda Helms
Email: helms1957@gmail.com
602-741-6484
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Foxy Roxy
Pet Parent: Ronda Thomas
Email: rockinrondac130@gmail.com
501-952-4221
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Homer, Boxer

Pet Parent: Sue Whitehouse
Email: onlymuffin@aol.com
330-416-6247
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Indio, Golden Retreiver
Pet Parent: Stephanie Salisbury
Email: stephanie.r.salisbury@gmail.com
480-262-6998
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: JJ, Calico Cat
Pet Parent: Sandra Silverman
Email: freakeel@yahoo.com
602-330-7052
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Lance, Sheltie
Pet Parent: Barbara Tilbeu-Salisbury
Email: harleebarlee853@gmail.com
480-262-6992
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Lennon, Chocolate Lab
Pet Parent: Kathryn Kerr Kskerr@aol.com
Email:602-248-1416
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Lulu, Maltipoo
Pet Parent: Sandy Townsend
Email: sandytown909@gmail.com
520-9092780
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Madison, Red Border Collie
Pet Parent: Kristina Kastner
Email: Kristinaruth.kastner@gmail.com
602-354-6995
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Pebbles, Maltipoo
Pet Parent: Brandi Majerle
Email: brandi@pbjpack.com
913-209-3409
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Ranger
Pet Parent: Laura Harvey
Email: harveysul88@gmail.com
480-751-8067
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Rush
Pet Parent: Jeanette Ryman
Email: j.ryman2013@gmail.com
630-740-8668
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Thrasher, white cat
Pet Parent: Jackie Vogan
Email: jacquelinevogan@hotmail.com
480-751-9020
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Bubba, Siberian Husky
Pet Parent: Rachel Zerull
Email: rachelzerull@gmail.com
520-465-0736
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Jester, Aussie Puppy Red Merle
Pet Parent: Brenda Mehr
Email: brendalou1@cox.net
480-244-7883
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Cortez, Chihuahua Mix
Pet Parent: Mary Jo Venturelli
Email: ruby_n_roses@yahoo.com
602-330-6204
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Cortez, Chihuahua Mix
Pet Parent: Mary Jo Venturelli
Email: ruby_n_roses@yahoo.com
602-330-6204
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Jaxon, English Cocker Spaniel
Pet Parent: Marla Furio
Email: Mfurio@cox.net
602-284-2654
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Kibo, Red Merle Aussie
Pet Parent: Mary Jo Venturelli
Email: ruby_n_roses@yahoo.com
602-330-6204
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Sonic, Red and white border collie
Pet Parent: Lisa Blue & Sara Blue
Email: blue-200@cox.net
480-225-0731
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Zeev, Sheltie
Pet Parent: Barbara Tilbeau-Salisbury
Email: harleebarlee853@gmail.com
480-262-6992
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Kona, Chesapeak Bay Retreiver
Pet Parent: Joan Maceyko
Email: resq5k957@gmail.com
602-391-3036
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Nicky, Merle Great Dane
Pet Parent: Julie Weltz
Email: jweltz12@gmail.com
480-540-9829
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Obie, Dalmation
Pet Parent: Angela Sigelnski
Email: sigelnskia@gmail.com
602-558-6081
  

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Animal Actors Behind the Scenes http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/animal-actors-behind-the-scenes Long ago and far away I sat in a cubicle editing photos to go on a corporate e-commerce page. Open, color correct, alpha channel, clipping path, flatten, save, upload. My phone rang and it was a number I didn't recognize. Usually I avoided calls like that because sometimes I would pick up and encounter a hopeful pet parent who has the most talented pet ever and how do they have that extraordinarily talented pet featured in said corporation's advertisements? Oh, and do we cover airfare and hotel because they live on the other side of the country?

Not that I don't love talking about talented pets, and I wasn't in charge of who was eligible for travel reimbursement, but there were processes in place and not just anyone could model. Also, pets had to have basic training and not be fearful of the studio lighting. 

I took a chance and said hello. There was a kind voice on the other end and she had been trying to reach me for several weeks. She kept being re-routed, but never to my line. She had sent a booklet of info, but I had never received it. I stuck with her, I got a good feeling about her and her business. I reached out to my manager and asked if we could bring the group in because certain clients were requesting certain breeds that were hard to find. 

Thank goodness for that phone call! 

Arizona Animal Actors came into the office and I was delighted to meet such a kind mother and daughter business team. They had well-trained pets, and were eager to find what we needed for our projects and ads. http://azanimalactors.com 

Now I'm on my own, running my small business, and we get to see each other every now and then when I assist on big photo shoots. I was so fortunate to team up with Arizona Animal Actors for their most recent audition and fundraiser. The proceeds from the photo shoot went to Animal Doctors to the Rescue (http://littlecrittersvet.com/vet-gilbert/animal-doctors-to-the-rescue.php). Animal Docs are a group of veterinarians who donate their time and resources to finding forever, loving homes for pets who are brought in with severe injuries, or illnesses and are in need of a family. One of my goals with starting my own business is to give back. 

We had nearly 30 pets and pet parents come through on the day of the audition! Another great thing that occurred was ABC News 15 reached out to interview Kama about her business, and she and her mom asked me to be part of it! Thank you Kama and Jubie for opening the doors to an amazing partnership. 

Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Popeye
Pet Parent: Jubie R.
Email:
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Popeye
Pet Parent: Jubie R.
Email:
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Popeye
Pet Parent: Jubie R.
Email:
Talent search for Arizona Animal Actors, 2017. Model: Luna, Luni - Pomeranian
Pet Parent: Dr. Jill
Email:

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Studio lighting animal photography arizona photographer behind the scenes dog photography on-location photo shoot pet photography phoenix photographer studio photography http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/animal-actors-behind-the-scenes Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Courthouse Wedding Elopement http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/courthouse-wedding-elopement This woman is inspiring. She is a ray of sunshine, she keeps you going, she is a positive force. This woman is a true creative soul and has the style to match (she is a stylist, and I will recommend her to you if you need wardrobe or set dressings!) I'll admit, I kind of barged my way into taking her courthouse elopement wedding ceremony. Have you been to downtown Prescott? Have you seen that beautiful courthouse? This was an event that needed documentation. I am forever grateful to this couple to allowing me some moments in such an intimate ceremony. Once again we met at the big corporate office, and have remained in touch ever since. I couldn't make it to the post-wedding celebration, but I could make to the ceremony and provide coverage. We met in Prescott, Arizona at the beautiful Hassayampa Inn. From there we took a short stroll to the courthouse for the nuptials, passing a crowd of protesters who gladly posed for photos with the couple. The Judge and his team were wonderful and welcomed the photos of the ceremony. All in all, this is the start of a beautiful union. May many blessings be bestowed upon you two and  your beautiful blended family. 

Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona. Courthouse Elopement Wedding CeremonyA beautiful courthouse wedding ceremony in Prescott, Arizona.

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The Love of a Dog http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/the-love-of-a-dog Do you have a pet you love? Would you do anything for that pet? This is a dog who is loved. This is a dog whose people love him endlessly. This is a dog who gets to romp and play with two wonderful young boys who are part of his pack. This is a dog you want to be if you are reincarnated as an animal. I photographed him when he was a wee, rambunctious puppy who could hardly control his excitement. When his mom called me to schedule a session, I was thrilled to document him with his family. We chose a trail close to their house, and we took photos until the sun disappeared behind the mountains. This was one of those sessions you don't want to end. Thank you so much, Pringle family. 

 

A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert. A Loved DogDurango and his loving family enjoy a beautifully breezy spring afternoon in the Arizona desert.

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Animal Photography Arizona Photographer Desert Photo Desert Photography Dog Photography Family Photography Natural Light Photography Northwest Valley Photographer Outdoor Photography Pet Photography Pet Portraits Phoenix Photographer, http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/the-love-of-a-dog Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:15:00 GMT
Spring Tea Party http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/spring-tea-party Stylized photo sessions used to be a regular part of my day-to-day, and sometimes I miss it. Luckily I have wonderful clients who are usually willing to try something new. These two families are near and dear to my heart, because they helped me get rolling again after a brief break when I was working full time. I documented their maternity, newborn sessions, and 6-month sessions and we stay in touch. These girls are best friends, and it shows. They knew what to do as soon as they saw the tea party I set up in a local park. Thank you, families, for a beautiful session. It is everything I imagined! 

Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos. Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos. Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos. Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos. Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos. Best Friend Tea PartySpring photos with the Beissel and Kranz families. Tea time and mother-daughter photos.

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer best friend photo session best friends besties children photography family photo session family photography outdoor park photo session phoenix photographer stylized photo session tea party photo session toddler photography http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/spring-tea-party Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:30:00 GMT
Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/pregnancy-reveal-and-maternity-session I will always say this: one of the best things about working for a large corporation was all of the people I had the opportunity to meet. I met this beautiful mama when we worked in the same department and she asked me to take photos when her son was still a baby. Well, now he is a toddler, and their second child was on the way. Some of the first sessions that got me into taking photos again were maternity and newborn sessions. Taking a series of reveal, maternity and newborn sessions is something I have wanted to do for a while. I was thrilled when they asked for all three! 

Here are some of my favorite photos! 

 

Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family. Reveal and Maternity SessionA Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session for a Scottsdale Family.

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Phoenix photographer Scottsdale photographer arizona photographer children family photography fill flash maternity photography maternity session natural light portraits pregnancy reveal session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/pregnancy-reveal-and-maternity-session Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Happy Valentine's Day http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/happy-valentines-day My creative energy is in full force. I have Savage background paper, shiny heart cut-outs from the bargain bin at Target, and two beautiful children who are willing models if you catch them on the right occasion. Indoor portraits with my kiddos in honor of the day for enjoying flowers, chocolate and fine wine. Right. Now it is meant for enjoying family. My husband and I have two sweet Valentine's.

 

Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day. Studio Photography, Arizona PhotographerValentine's Day Studio PhotographyIndoor studio portraits with my children in celebration of Valentine's Day.

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer baby photography children photography family photography hearts holiday photography home studio indoor portrait phoenix photographer studio photography http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/happy-valentines-day Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Large Family Session http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/large-family-session I adore this family. I have known their daughter since college, and their son and his wife just after graduation. She has been a dear friend over the years and it is much to her credit that I had the courage to branch out on my own as a freelance photographer. She helped shape the way I document life by inviting me to document her family's growth over the years. These are good people, and I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph the entire family while Great-Grandma was visiting! 

And now... the favorite moments! 

Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma! Family Session in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Hoffert Family comes together in Central Phoenix to celebrate most of the family being together, and Great Grandma!

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Central Phoenix Family Photo Session Family Photography Large family portrait Outdoor Park Photos Piestewa Peak arizona photographer natural light photography phoenix photographer http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/large-family-session Sun, 05 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Desert Cupid http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/desert-cupid When we found our home several years ago, the Northwest Valley was in the middle of development. Now the word is out and development is encroaching northward. One thing I hope is that the desert stays open. We have such beauty within a close proximity. Now my children have the chance to enjoy it as well.

We played cupid in the Arizona desert, complete with cactus, shrubs, dirt, and beautiful light for an advertisement for mini sessions.

Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light. Natural Light PhotographyDesert Photography ArizonaMy children playing in the desert after a rainstorm with beautiful, diffused light.

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baileybrownphotography@gmail.com (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Arizona Desert Phoenix arizona photographer baby photography children photography desert chic desert photography family photography indoor portrait natural light phoenix photographer http://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/desert-cupid Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMT