Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ: Blog https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us Bailey Brown Photography (Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:11:00 GMT Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:11:00 GMT https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u316519914-o847316934-50.jpg Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ: Blog https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Soccer Time https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/soccer-time Our daughter gave soccer a try this spring, and the organization we went through didn't have a photographer for the team photos. I threw my hat in the ring and did a few portraits of our tough girl and her fearless teammates.

Many thanks to the NYS Black Panthers and our wonderful coaches and families for giving the kids a positive sports experience.

 

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona kids sports arizona photographer outdoor portrait phoenix photographer portrait photographer soccer team team photos team portraits youth sports https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/soccer-time Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT
One-Year Photo Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/one-year-photo-session I was thrilled to take the one-year portraits for a dear friend. This sweet girl entered the world one year ago, and she was all smiles for her session. Thank you for inviting me into your home to document this adorable little girl!

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer baby photography family photography one year photo session phoenix photographer Portrait photography studio lighting https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/one-year-photo-session Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Road Trip to Legoland with Small Children https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/road-trip-to-legoland-with-small-children Adventures on the Road

If you have children under the age of 10, or who are 10 and older and love Legos, I will be quick to tell you to make the 5 to 6 hour drive to Carlsbad, California to visit Legoland. Our kids had one of the best times, and it is definitely the most family-friendly location we have visited thus far.

Our son was free because he is under the age of 3, and we found a smoking deal on the hotel room, plus park entrance, plus aquarium for being a Thursday to Saturday. The trip was a little daunting, but we made plans to stop several places along the drive.

Stop 1: Dateland, AZ. Get a date shake. They are delicious. They are somewhat healthy (with all of the fiber…) and the kids were big fans.

Stop 2: Yuma, AZ. We planned our stop at a park along the Colorado River. There was a large park, covered ramadas and bathrooms. The kids burned off some energy playing, eating, and slept through our next stop in the woods of Glen Oaks.

Stop 3: Alpine, CA. A nice little pocket of pine trees, and some little convenience stores. We made a pit stop, and picked up a few lollipops for the kids for the last stretch.

LEGOLAND. The kids went nuts. The pool was perfect, and sectioned off for the older kids  who can swim, and the younger ones who still have floats. M and C loved playing with the blocks. The next day we had a filling breakfast, and were able to access the park early. Being that it was off-season and a Thursday, there were hardly any lines.
Next to the bigger thrill rides were small playgrounds for the little kids. My husband and I took turns riding with M while C played happily on the equipment. We were able to go back to the room and rest, then head out again before the park closed.

Beach: We drove to the beach to have dinner. The kids splashed a bit, had pizza, and I thought they’d be out. Wrong! We got back to the hotel, and there were Lego characters dressed up for Halloween, and they had a kid-friendly dance party going on in the ballroom. M spent another hour dancing her booty off with other kids around her age. What a blast!

When can we go back? Do it. More affordable than Disneyland, not as intimidating, and there to accommodate all families.

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In(dependence) Day Desert Campout https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/in-dependence-day-desert-campout I have mixed feelings about the 4th of July this year. When I was a kid, it was my favorite holiday, especially since my birthday followed two weeks after, and what kid doesn't love fireworks, swimming, ice cream, watermelon, hot dogs, chips, more swimming, sparklers, etc. As I grew, and learned, I still enjoyed it, but wasn't as into it as I used to be. Recent politics and treatment of child refugees seeking help has made me feel disgusted and ashamed of how America is presenting itself. Then I remember of the horrors its committed to other groups of people including my own ancestors, and really, there is a dark history hidden behind the flash and awe of the fireworks.

I'm doing my best to educate the kids on an age-appropriate discussion of the current events and past atrocities, while still trying to make this holiday an enjoyable one for their youth. Mix business and politics? Probably not the best idea, but I'm not going to lie about what I'm feeling. Staying silent is worse than losing customers. Watching children be ripped away from their parents while half of Americans justify it and defend these actions is disgusting. I document families quite regularly, and seeing these children and their parents suffer hits close to home. I have kids their age, and I imagine the pain and fear of losing my own kids while trying to flee violence and terror. Empathy. Simple, wholesome empathy. This country is lacking it and my prayer is that by next 4th of July, conditions will be better for those who are terrorized by our government.

Back to the point of this post. We tried desert camping in AZ, in July. I actually dislike desert camping and refused. A drought and stir-crazy kids will do a lot to sway a decision. We took a risk. My husband had the 4th off of work, and we made a spontaneous decision to rent a campsite at our local lake so we could kayak and see the fireworks without having to battle the crowds and risk a car accident or ticket on the drive home. Desert camping was surprisingly easy compared to dispersed woods camping. I prepared sandwiches for dinner, hard-boiled eggs and cereal for breakfast, plus snacks, done! No cooking required. There were restrooms with flushing toilets, the lake water had receded quite a bit, but it was within walking distance. The kids loved playing in the dirt and squirting each other in the face with water bottles to cool off.

It's our duty as parents and role-models to show our children how to be kind. Cruelty isn't in our DNA, it has to be taught. Here's to the people working hard to teach love, to teach kindness, to show our fellow human beings how good this country can be. Here's to the parents raising their children with love and showing them that when you treat others with love and kindness, you are creating a brighter future for them. Here's to the land of the free, may you heal, may we wake up and work together rather than rip each other apart.

Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona. Summer Camping at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/in-dependence-day-desert-campout Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Exploring Northern Idaho https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/exploring-northern-idaho When an opportunity presented itself to travel to Idaho with my family, and extended family, we took a chance. The airfare was reasonable, and we'd all split a rental house and cooking responsibilities. One week in Wallace was exactly what my family needed to unwind and reconnect. From hiking, to mine tours, to ziplines, to mountain bike rides, Wallace and the surrounding areas had lots to offer for outdoor enthusiasts. The historic downtown was walkable, and there were plenty of restaurants, shops and breweries. The following photos are from my walk downtown and some of the historic buildings.

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Traveling With Kids: Riverfront https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-kids-riverfront This is beautiful country. Simply amazing, greener than anything I've ever seen, peaceful, scenic. Ahhh... I love being in the woods. Add a river and I have something close to nirvana. My dad's best friend since high school showed us a wonderful time at his riverside property in the mountains of Idaho. We spent a few hours where the kids were free to play, explore, roast some hot dogs and marshmallows. They cried when we had to leave. I almost did too, Arizona is on fire restrictions and we haven't been able to go North yet, ALL YEAR! We've been aching for a good campout, and the lovely M family gave us a little slice of heaven. We left at dusk, and saw herds of elk, deer and even a moose!

 

Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

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Traveling With Kids: Mining History https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-kids-mining-history Much of the West was built upon mining. Idaho isn't much different from Arizona with the exception to the minerals mined. My grandfather was a miner, and even my dad spent a year in the mines. We took the Sierra Silver Mine Tour in Wallace with the kids. I thought they would be scared of the loud sounds, and cave-like environment, but they loved it. They also enjoyed getting a few scoops of ice cream after the adventure. The mine tour is a must-do if you travel to Wallace, Idaho.

Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer documentary photography idaho mining mine tour mining history silver mine traveling with children traveling with kids https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-kids-mining-history Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Traveling with Kids: Hiking https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-children While in Idaho we took time to explore the Pulaski Trail, which begins in Wallace. There was a restroom and information at the trailhead, which was quite helpful being that we had our kids (4 and 2) in tow. The beginning of the trail is even suitable for people who have a wheelchair or walker. The weather was overcast, and cool, so we dressed accordingly. Signs along the way tell the story of the forest fire that devastated the area about one century ago, and how Pulaski saved many of his men by holding them at gunpoint. Yikes!

Our kids made it one mile in, and we stopped for a snack break. They began to crank it up, so we decided to head back. Next time I will complete it. I must!

 

The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.The Pulaski Trail in Wallace, Idaho.Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

 

Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer documentary Photography hiking with children Idaho hiking Pulaski Trail traveling with children https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-children Sat, 09 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Traveling With Kids: Idaho Edition https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/traveling-with-kids-idaho-edition We have never flown with both kids, and our daughter flew one time when she was only 16 months old. Our son is a wild card, so I wasn't sure how he'd take to a new environment. Taking photographs to document our adventures is one way I create keepsakes to remember them by. Overall they did great. Well, our daughter did great... she's a natural traveler and nature girl. Let's just say the sleeping didn't go well for CJ, but he did enjoy new toys to play with and sights to see. It really helped to travel with my parents, sister and uncle. The more hands, the better. The kids were thrilled to have everyone around for several days. They were also thrilled when my sister and I baked our dad's favorite cake and surprised him with birthday greetings for his 70th Birthday.

 

Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho. Our trip to the Northwest to visit Wallace, Idaho.

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Baby Boy Newborn Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/baby-boy-newborn-session After much anticipation, their baby boy arrived safe and sound. Here are my favorite moments from his Newborn Photo Session. I love these 4! Beauty in every frame!

Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK. Newborn portraits for one of my favorite families! Welcome, Baby Boy CK.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer family photographer in-home portrait studio newborn photoraphy Phoenix photographer portrait photography portrait session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/baby-boy-newborn-session Sat, 12 May 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Senior Graduation Photo Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/senior-graduation-photo-session I had hoped to find some more graduating seniors to document and I lucked out with this young man. Word-of-Mouth is my favorite way to receive new clients. It means the world to me to be referred by old colleagues, current clients, friends. His mom and I had worked for the same company, and I was so excited when she reached out needing photos for his upcoming graduation. He opted for the "riparian" look, and we were able to blend the best of both worlds at a local hot spot in Scottsdale. You'll know which one it is when  you see the blueish-gray barn doors! This young man has a bright future, and he's an absolute delight to work with. Thank you so much for such a fun afternoon!

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona documentary family graduation light natural phoenix photographer photography portrait senior https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/senior-graduation-photo-session Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Springtime Desert Silver Photo Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/springtime-desert-silver-photo-session I can be kind of chatty, and sometimes my work comes up. Last summer I met this wonderful family at our community swimming pool. They had their older son at the time, and were expecting their second child early this year. Bonus, they are neighbors! I was thrilled when they contacted me wanting to document the arrival of their second son. We discussed options, newborn session, no newborn session, natural environment, home? We went with the desert, right outside our neighborhood. The flowers didn't bloom this spring, but we lucked out with an overcast day and lots of beautiful moments between this adorable family. Their boys are young, but you can see their bond is going to be strong! This is definitely one of my favorite photo sessions. They blend with their environment so well.

Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon. Evan & Brady's Family with their two sons, Ari and Ezra during an Arizona spring afternoon.

 

 

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona documentary family light natural newborn phoenix photographer photography portrait https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/springtime-desert-silver-photo-session Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Spring Maternity and 3-Year Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/spring-maternity-and-3-year-session I adore this family! We've been working together since they were pregnant with their daughter. She's three now, and about to become a big sister. We set up time to have some family maternity portraits and then a propped and styled 3-year-old birthday photo session. Here are some of my favorite moments!

 

The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma. The Kranz Family await the arrival of baby boy Kranz. Three Year old photo session for Emma.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona documentary family light maternity natural phoenix photographer photography portrait https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/spring-maternity-and-3-year-session Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:45:00 GMT
BFF One Year Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/bff-one-year-session One of my favorite things about being a photographer is watching children grow each year. I had two clients return when their sons were about to turn one year old. We met at one of my favorite parks and had an afternoon session with the boys. Here are some of my favorite moments from that session!

Spring session with the Mendiola family. Spring session with the Mendiola family. Spring session with the Mendiola family. Spring session with the Mendiola family. Spring session with the Mendiola family. The Pace Family Spring Session. The Pace Family Spring Session. The Pace Family Spring Session. The Pace Family Spring Session. The Pace Family Spring Session. The Pace Family Spring Session.

 

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Happy Easter and April Fools https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/happy-easter-and-april-fools Two holidays on one day. I know I'll get a trick played on me at some point. Will I know when it's happening? Probably not. One year my husband left a note on my new car saying it had been scratched and they couldn't wait around to talk to me about it. He kept a straight face while I freaked out and walked around the car several times becoming more upset and emotional as I began to notice every little ding and dent. Two years ago he told me to hurry to the back yard to help him wrangle a rattlesnake, when I got there, he asked me to shine a light on the side yard, and as I did he made a hissing sound and I screamed. The joke was on him when there really was a snake in the yard about one month later and I didn't believe him and ignored his calls for help.

Jokes and pranks aside, the kids are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Easter Bunny and reading some scripture of Jesus and his resurrection. When I was a kid, we used to watch Jesus Christ Superstar after hunting for eggs and eating pancakes. I'd  always try to collect the most eggs. My daughter seems to be following the same big-sisterly moves when it comes to egg hunting. It will be exciting to see how they act this year! I'm also wondering when it's appropriate to begin the tradition of Jesus Christ Superstar with my own kids. (Have you seen the sweet fashions and dance moves? Plus, the music is pretty darned good.)

We are still in the process of developing traditions. For now I'll take the time to bring the kiddos together for a portrait session. The kids spent some time playing in the desert in their finest outfits while I chased after them. By 5:45 they weren't in the mood to listen, well, my son wasn't. He kept running away from me and throwing rocks. To any parent who has had a child not want to participate in photos: it's normal. Eventually he listened after I started putting rocks on my head. He thought that was pretty hilarious. He began laughing, it also helped that Meemaw Mimi sent some candy and sister shared the jellybeans.

Happy Easter to you and yours! May you have a beautiful celebration.

 

went to Daniela Jay (http://danielajay.com/), this awesome boutique around the neighborhood, and picked up a beautiful set of little bunny ears. They are absolutely precious. I also scored some adorable clothes for my daughter to wear for the summer. She's growing like a weed and I love having a fashionable resale store nearby. For anyone looking to book a session, the owner said she would give 20% off to customers who have their kids wear some of the items she sells during a photo session.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona arizona photographer desert desert photo session documentary photography documentary portrait family family photography phoenix photographer photo session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/happy-easter-and-april-fools Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Easter Prep 2018 https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/easter-prep-2018 With Easter quickly approaching, the kids have been preparing for the Easter Bunny to make his appearance. This morning, after breakfast, the kids learned how to decorate eggs. Our daughter is the pro, and helped guide her brother through the process. He enjoyed tossing the eggs into the dye and eventually knocked one over. Oops! Documentary, day in the life, photography at your service. I love their messy hair, I love this age, despite its challenges. I love you kiddos.

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10 Fish, 5 Dogs, 1 Cat and 2 Kiddos https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/10-fish-5-dogs-1-cat-and-2-kiddos I mean it when I welcome pets in all of my sessions. Pets are 100% part of the family and I love when my clients include them in their photo sessions. This family was a dream to work with. My assistant, Julia, and I spent a few hours capturing stills and video at their home on a beautiful winter afternoon. The Gold Session is one of my biggest photo investment offerings, but it also gives clients a chance to see their families in a different light. For big families, or families with lots of pets, I'd highly recommend investing in a Gold Session.

This family has heart. All of their dogs have been rescued, some from horrific conditions. All of their fish are rescues (call me naive, but I didn't know  you could rescue fish!) Their cat? One day, he wandered in through the back yard and decided to stay. Despite all of the dogs, he was immediately a part of their pack! The kids? They are awesome caretakers to their pet-brothers and sisters. I really enjoyed our afternoon, this is definitely one of my favorite photo sessions so far! Thank you so much to this family for inviting me in and having the some of the best attitudes I have encountered when it comes to having family photos taken.

The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets. The Trummell family and their pets.  

 

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer documentary photography family photography natural light photography phoenix photographer photo session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/10-fish-5-dogs-1-cat-and-2-kiddos Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:15:00 GMT
Silver Session at Scottsdale Civic Center https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/silver-session-at-scottsdale-civic-center Of all the years I have been taking photos, this is the first time I had a session at the Scottsdale Civic Center in the East Valley. My cousins welcomed a new baby into their family and he is muy guapo! I love when families are a little adventurous and step outside to try a few photos. We met on a gloriously cloudy day and found a few spots to take photos of this beautiful trio.

An advantage of living in the desert is, February is gorgeous and on a cloudy day, you can take photos pretty much any time of day! Normally the Civic Center is so popular, it is hard to get a spot without someone photo-bombing. A weekday, during the day? Perfect.

Muchos gracias to my primos for having me be the first to document your baby boy's first time in the outdoors!

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer documentary photography family photography natural light photography newborn photography phoenix photographer portrait photography https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/silver-session-at-scottsdale-civic-center Fri, 09 Mar 2018 22:30:00 GMT
Guitars for Vets Live Concert https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/guitars-for-vets-live-concert Event photography is one of my favorite subjects to work with. You never know what is going to happen, you have to think quickly, and moments unfold at a rapid pace, giving you a treat when you sit down to cull and edit your captures. I had the pleasure of working with Guitars for Vets (http://www.guitars4vets.org/), the Phoenix Chapter. They were invited to perform with acclaimed musician and artist, Michael Masse (https://mikemasse.com/) during his recent stop through Phoenix, Arizona. The guys held a podcast before the event, then went out on stage to perform a few numbers. The crowd at Last Exit Live (https://www.lastexitlive.com/) was loud and supportive, and the house was packed! Thanks for giving me a chance to live out my dream of being a concert photographer for an evening. I can't wait until the next show!

 

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer candid potraits concert photographer concert photography event photographer event photography guitars for vets last exit live az live music michael masse michael masse music musician photography phoenix photogrpaher rock concert https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/guitars-for-vets-live-concert Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Arizona Desert Mini Photo Session https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/arizona-desert-mini-session When you have a family, you want to do your best to capture everyday moments and most of the time we do that with our cell phones. Maybe you want to have a little more polished look, so that's when you turn to a professional photographer. This year I began offering a mini photo session for families who are interested in a quick, local photo session to capture these ever-changing seasons of our children's lives. 

My Copper Session provides families with 15 to 20 minute sessions at local parks in the Northwest Valley. This family was so fun to work with. The twins have such a special bond, and they loved running around in the grass and on the trail at one of our local parks. We were not able to schedule around sunset, but the afternoon light, though bold, has a beautiful way of bringing out colors and making subjects pop against Arizona's iconic blue skies.

Contact me if you're short on time, attention spans and looking for a few beautiful moments of  your family.

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(Bailey Brown Photography PHX, AZ) arizona photographer desert photography desert portrait photography documentary photography family photography mini session photography natural light portrait phoenix photographer potrait photography https://baileybrownphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/arizona-desert-mini-session Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:45:00 GMT