Do you want a great farm theme for your family pictures. A great place to get it is actually at Tumbleweed Rec Center. There is an entire farm set up in the back just for pictures. Trackers, a barn, and other equipement that is great for shoots. I have never seen anyone shoot there before but this time I had a few visitors. We had to wait our turn but the shots came out perfect especially with the sun coming down. Another tough aspect to deal with in AZ, the blazing sun in all your pictures.
Another great place to shoot in AZ is the Groves Church in Gilbert. Highly popular you may have to compete for a spot but trust me it is worth it. I love how the trees filter the sunlight and the rustic colors come out. Beautiful, woodsy and the perfect solitude for great pictures.
The iconic LOVE statue in Scottsdale AZ is one of my favorite places to do family shoots. The color and boldness of the statue is amazing and it reflects exactly what a family should feel...LOVE for one another. Everyone looks great in front of it.
Thanks to these two families I got some really great shots. Even with all the other photographers gathering around watching and waiting for their turn.
I am not really big on props. Mainly because I haven't invested any money in buying any. However sometimes a small prop can bring a new look and some life to a picture. For instance a balloon gave this little girl something to laugh and smile at which when captured can be beautiful.
I am a stay at home mom with a passion for crafting. I also teach high school health and photography online. Right now I am living in Albuquerque, NM with my husband and two beautiful children. My hobbies include sewing, crafting, photography, scrapbooking, graphic design, cooking, and working out. I love my life and my family.