Paws For Will

I met Will and his mom when Will was about 9 months old. In fact, he was born on the same day as my son. Will is a sweet, silly 5 year old boy who loves trains and desperately wanted to show me his trains when I came to his house for this photo session.  Will’s family found out pretty early on that he has autism. I know it’s been quite a journey for them all since then, but last year they were able to raise enough money to get Will an autism assistance service dog, which will be a huge help to them! In July of 2016, they will be traveling from Raleigh, NC to Xenia, OH for 10 days of class training to receive Will’s service dog. This is expensive, though, so they are looking to raise money for lodging, gas, food, unpaid leave from work for the family to travel together.

Will’s mom approached me a little while ago to do a photo of their family for a jigsaw puzzle. It was wonderful to see them again, and capture a couple images of the family!  They are selling each piece of the puzzle they had made as a fundraiser for their travel expenses. People can purchase puzzle pieces to complete a 500 piece puzzle:

Corner pieces =$100 donation
Edge pieces = $25 donation
Inside pieces = $5 donation

On every piece, they’ll write your name on the back (or you can choose to remain anonymous). Once it’s done, they’ll frame the 16×20 photo puzzle.  Please consider donating even just $5 for a puzzle piece! You can read more about Will’s story and help this sweet family out here.  https://www.youcaring.com/family-fundraiser/paws-for-will-travel-expenses/299876

 

–Marisa Park

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This is a photo (not mine) from the Paws for Will site, showing the puzzle!

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Gone Fishin’

I love doing photo sessions in locations that mean something to the clients.  For this family, we were able to do the entire session in the family’s beautiful new back yard.  From hitting t-ball to throwing leaves to fishing in the creek, … Continue reading

Christmas Time is Here…

We love our clients and all the joy they bring to a session. Sometimes we have the pleasure of meeting fur-babies. On this lovely Veteran’s Day, we enjoyed a fun walk through the JC Raulston Aboretum and captured some fun moments climbing on rocks, in trees, sliding in mud — yes, that happened, too! — and more. Last year, our time together was brilliant. This year was even better. We took a few posed shots and then had some fun. Here are a few images to enjoy.

We only have a few weeks left before Christmas card sessions can be completed in time to receive your personalized Christmas cards. So, give us a call. That’s $75 for a session – this includes 3 digital downloads for the purchase of your cards through a highly recommended site that we use for our own card purchases.

Have a blessed week.

Mom: All love, laughs, and long lasting memories begin with her.

I know I can do anything...because Mom taught me.

I don't take many posed shots, but this has to be one of my favorite. All natural light with natural beauty.

Who doesn't love a fur-baby on set?

 

Best Friends Forever

 

Celebrating Birthday, Family and Christmas All in One!

Ok, I love capturing moments with my girls, and like any other parent, I believe they are the most photogenic girls in the world:) But Baby V has the title of the cutest expressions ever. She is so photogenic and gorgeous. And how about this….mom crochet this little pink and white number for her before she was even born. Talk about faith and skills. I don’t know the first thing about sewing, let alone crochet a cute dress like this. Here are a few images from today.

So, for those of you not familiar with my photography, I enjoy capturing those moments where the family poses and looks straight at the camera. At the same time, I love having images that tell a story as they are hung in your home gallery. Check out these various pre-edited images and let me know what you think.

Something that we are trying at AriZoe images is giving clients more options with their custom boutique sessions. For example, you can either opt for us to select images to edit, or you can have full view of all of the images and you select which images you would like edited before you even purchase. That’s right, you are not obligated to purchase every edited image, but why not get a CD or photobook?

Contact us for your next family session just in time for Christmas card pics.

This is the start of the session. Baby V is wondering who I am with this camera in her face. lol

This is the start of the session. Baby V is wondering who I am with this camera in her face. lol

Just a little loving before we start the session.

Just a little loving before we start the session.

Who's the center of mommy and daddy's world. Baby V!

Who’s the center of mommy and daddy’s world. Baby V!

Just a little stroll with mommy and daddy.

Just a little stroll with mommy and daddy.

"So did she really try and sneak these antlers on my head?"  - Gone in 7 seconds

“So did she really try and sneak these antlers on my head?” – Gone in 7 seconds

"Yea! I got this!"

“Yea! I got this!”

Can you believe she's only been walking for 2 days?!

Can you believe she’s only been walking for 2 days?!

Anytime is a great time for snuggles with mommy and daddy.

Anytime is a great time for snuggles with mommy and daddy.

"Cheese!"

“Cheese!”

I'm ready....

I’m ready….

No, I'm really ready for my close-up:)

No, I’m really ready for my close-up:)

Cheese!

I usually end up laughing and having fun in any photo shoot, especially when kids are involved, since you never know what they’ll do once the camera is pointed their way. But this was one I laughed in more than … Continue reading

Father’s Day Is Around the Corner

I have a few spots open for Father’s Day Sessions. Some are during the week and two are open for the next weekend. Here are a few sneak peeks from today’s session. I love natural light sessions outdoors. Children prefer being outside, running around, smelling flowers, blowing bubbles — you name it. Their candid expressions are the best for your home gallery. Check out these beautiful girls. I think all of these make for a great father’s day mini album for the wallet or desk at work.

– Candace Laughinghous

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Family Forever

Last year, I had the privilege of photographing this family as they welcomed another baby boy into their lives. Mom and dad are very open about their adoption success and I have trouble trying to find the words to describe their love for one another. This family is my model of love, happiness and compassion. In every session, I find myself taking away an awesome family value that I want to focus on at home. Sometimes, I see two sisters enjoying belly laughs and hugs. And I say to myself, “I want that for my girls.” With this family, our session was at a boat house. Big brother was in true big-brother mode. He was quite helpful and curious of everything. He was taking the lead and I love it. The parents consciously are aware of their children’s wants/needs and lovingly encourage them to be themselves. This session, I take away the mindfulness of smiling at my girls being girls. Enjoy some of the images below.

– Candace

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