Friday, August 31, 2012

School Portrait Sneak Peek 2012 Part 3


This is why I LOVE my job!


School Portraits Sneak Peek part 2 2012

This is why I love my job!



Saturday, August 25, 2012

School Portraits Sneak Peek 2012

This is why I LOVE my job!




Still more dates!!!  Click here to see.

Friday, August 24, 2012

School Portraits by Shauna

Most kids don’t love getting their school portraits done. And why would they?

Imagine the line up in front of a canvas backdrop,

the pressure to smile good enough to make mom cry with happiness when she sees it 2 weeks later,

a big flash

and 10 seconds of fame in front of the camera with your whole class watching your performance.


That is why I love, love, love being able to go outside where kids thrive and crave to be even though it is still 103 degrees.

Their eyes sparkle in the natural light and the sun does pretty things to their skin and the fresh air is magical.

We we talk about their crushes and food and stuff.

And then I get amazing pictures like these.

broderick school portraits fall 2011

I think I am in school portrait heaven.

And, I just might cry.

So, here’s the deal. 

For $15 you get the very awesome 


which includes:


  • Mini photo shoot (approximately 5-10min.) with several poses!
  • Access to a private web album to view and choose your pictures!
  • 3 high resolution images with print release for personal printing at the printer of your choice and/or use on your blog, website, Facebook etc.!
  • JPEG images will be sent by E-mail.
  • Option to add custom text with name/school year/grade or special message.

Why you should choose my School Portrait sessions?

  • It is different.
  • It is at a naturally lit, beautiful outdoor location.
  • I will be using my super awesome Mercedes Lens.
  • You will get to be there and know what your child looks like the moment before the picture is taken.  You can spot clean off the crumbs, tuck away the turkey tail and help coax out the adorable smile and laughter that makes your child so unique.
  • You will have print permission to develop or share your high resolution jpeg images where ever.  When ever.  Any how ever many you would like.

And guess what?  It is not only for kids.  Any one can come for this mini shoot.





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Click here for 2012 dates


The photo shoot will take place at a location near Signal Butte and Elliot in Mesa.


Questions? Email me at

Sorry, no sibling discounts.

Cash payment due at beginning of photo session.



PS These are for your personal use and most likely not allowed to be published in your school yearbook. Your kids will still be getting their photos taken on school picture day and that is the photo that will be in the yearbook. The pictures you and I take will be treasured keepsakes to grace not only your memories, but that special spot on the living room wall!

School Portraits 2012 Dates


You can find the details here.broderick school portraits fall 2011


Thur. August 30th                                                         

5:10 booked MB                                                                               

5:20 booked MB                                                                                       

5:30 booked MB                                                                                    


5:50 booked CS

6:00 booked CS

6:10 booked SK

6:20 booked SK

6:30 booked SK

6:40 booked SK


Fri. August 31

5:10 booked MG 

5:20 booked LM

5:30 booked LM

5:40 booked LM

5:50 booked LM

6:00 booked KW

6:10 booked KW

6:20 booked KW

6:30 booked KW

6:40 booked KW


Sat. September 1st

5:10 booked CR

5:20 booked CR

5:30 booked LJ

5:40 booked LJ

5:50 booked LJ

6:00 booked LJ

6:10 booked LJ

6:20 booked LJ

6:30 booked TL

6:40 booked TL


Thur. September 6

5:10 booked MS

5:20 booked MS

5:30 booked MS

5:40 booked MS



6:10 booked RT

6:20 booked RT

6:30 booked RT

6:40 booked RT


Fri. September 7



5:20 booked SG

5:30 booked SG

5:40 booked SG

5:50 booked NC

6:00 booked NC

6:10 booked NC

6:20 booked NC

6:30 booked JP

6:40 booked JP


Sat.  September 8




5:30 booked BB

5:40 booked BB

5:50 booked BB

6:00 booked JB

6:10booked JB

6:20 booked JB

6:30 booked JB


Thur. September 13












Fri. Sept 21







6:00 booked CS

6:10 booked CS

6:20 booked CS


If there is more interest, I will open up more dates.


Email me at or message me on Face Book

Monday, August 20, 2012

A New Puppy Love {Utah Arizona Golden Retriever Pet Photographer}

Lily has found a spot on the porch and in the hearts of a family in Central Utah.  She has big paws to fill.




Anna Belle, pictured below, was the perfect farm dog.  She was friendly, calm, protective, active and always wanted to be in the middle of things.  She was extremely intelligent and was a pro at catching the dreaded gophers that threaten the sprawling lawn and luscious garden.  Anna Belle was free to run through the fields and neighboring farms but always came to meet the children when they got off the bus.  She patiently waited for the family to return home and greeted them at the edge of the driveway.  She had a penchant for chasing cars and had a close call after being hit by one.  The end of her furry tail took the brunt of that hit and it was thankfully the only casualty that day.




Her best friend, besides the children, was Chubby, the big black mutt that looks very much like a grizzly bear but is as calm as a spring lamb. They were partners in fun.  He lived next door, but he may as well have lived at Anna Belle’s home.  They raced thru the fields daily.  If he found a stray deer bone, he brought it over to share.  In true country dog style, he fathered her one and only batch of grizzly retriever pups.


Her end is one of those sad stories that makes me cry so I will be brief and quick.

Kids were on the other side of the tracks.  Anna and Chubby were playing at the top of the field.  The train came and separated them.  Anna Belle tried to get to the kids.  The end was quick as the kids watched from the other side.  She was clean and looked fine other than she wasn’t breathing right once they got to her after the train passed.  She died in the arms of the family that loved her so much.  Her trusted companion stayed by her body thru the night until morning light allowed the grave to be prepared.  Chubby grieved along side the family as she was buried.  He doesn’t come around much any more.


And now Lily is joining the family.  She is different. Cute but mischievous.  Annoying at times.  Finding her place on the farm and in the family.


And from those beautiful, soulful eyes, I am guessing it won’t take long at all.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Its All Relative. [Arizona & Utah Teen photography]


Beauty surrounds me.


And sometimes beauty lets me capture her.



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