Beautiful Sydnee | Tucson Senior Photographer
You can’t forget this gorgeous face from the sneak peek I posted last week. Here are more of her beautiful senior pictures. We took these out in Gilbert in a junk yard. She was such a natural behind the camera and was great to photograph. I love working with this age group and seeing their confidence grow as the session goes on. They get more comfortable with being behind the camera and really become natural. Her eyes are so beautiful and she has the most gorgeous smile!
I will post the rest of the other senior girl I photographed, next week.
What Moving Looks Like |Tucson AZ Family Photographer
After my children were born, I had a huge desire to learn photography so I could take better pictures of them. Not styled sessions, Christmas card pictures, or before school pictures, but every day real life pictures. So I dove in and learned all I could and was so happy when I gained the knowledge to be able to take better pictures. Of course I went crazy and started taking picture after picture of every ridiculous thing they did, I was infatuated. Well eventually this new love of mine turned into a business. I was so excited to finally have something in my life that gave me the opportunity to stay home with the kids, but also make money. Business started picking up quicker then I ever expected. Some Saturdays I had back to back shoots. Holiday’s were a blur of session after session. And guess what happened? I stopped picking my camera up at home. Although I loved my job, it was now a job and no longer the hobby that benefited my children and our posterity. Some days I would sit down at the computer to download a card from a session, and I was so ashamed when I realized I have several folders filled with pictures for other peoples memories, but very little in my own families folders. There were months that went by when I wasn’t taken any pictures of my family. I knew that needed to change but I was too overwhelmed to do anything about it.
I was beyond thrilled when I was invited to do a new project with some fabulous photographer friends I have met along the way. We all stay busy photographing our clients and knew that we wanted to sit back and capture the real life moments that were happening every day in our own homes. We decided that our project would be very personal to us and would allow us to capture our families in a personal way. Not posed pictures, but every day real life pictures. That means that you might see pictures where my kids are in their pajamas, with food on their face, throwing tantrums, but hey that is real life, my real life.
We came up with the idea that every month you will fill in the blank to the following sentence, “what _______ looks like”. This month, since we were moving and life was hectic, I decided to capture what moving looks like. There was so much emotion that went into this move. We have been living down south for the past 6 years and finally get to move back to AZ where we are both from. It is always bitter sweet to leave behind new friends to come back to old ones. But this was such an exciting journey for us. I am so grateful for the last 6 years. We have grown closer as a family than I could of imagined. We have memories to last us a lifetime. And now we get to make new ones, in a new house, with family less than 2 hours away.
Once a month I will be documenting a new theme. There are no rules but I am challenging myself to take pictures with my timer that include me in them. I am so ashamed of how many memories I have captured of my family that don’t include me. So as part of this project, I am hoping to add myself to many more of our pictures.
There are 12 photographers doing this project with me. At the bottom of this post, you will see a link to go to the next photographer, Andee Tate’s, site! Be sure to visit all photographer’s sites, we have incredibly talented women in this group!
We said our goodbyes to Tennessee
The kids loved our huge Penske truck
Enjoying the 24 hour drive in the passenger seat
Crashing at the hotel in Oklahoma
Welcome to Arizona
The men putting furniture together
Finally having their own room after sharing a room the past year in Memphis
Spending every night at the park we scored right next to our house
I am so grateful for this project that allows me to capture every day moments with my family. Stay tuned for next month to see what I capture. I have a fun idea in mind I can’t wait to share.
Now head over to the fabulously talented Andee Tate from Crave Photography’s site to see what she documented!
Andee Tate Crave Photography|Utah Photographer
Fifty-two on Friday (week 34)|Tucson Baby and Newborn Photographer
It’s week 34 of our Friday project. I can’t believe it’s the end of August and we are almost into September, I wish time would slow down a bit. We are in Tucson now and nice and settled. The boxes are unpacked, there are pictures on the walls, and it feels like home.
This week our project theme is bokeh. If you aren’t a photographer, you probably aren’t familiar with the term bokeh. I looked it up on Wikipedia and Bokeh is defined as “the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur,in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” You see bokeh in images all the time and just don’t realize that’s what it is. Here are some examples of pictures on my blog where you can really see the bokeh in the background of the image. Example one, example 2, and example 3.
This week one of my dearest friends came to Tucson to visit for the day. We have been friends since 4th grade where I met her at our mutual friend, Jill’s sleepover party. She soon moved over by me and we went to middle school and high school together. We have always stayed close friends during the years but we have lived across the U.S from one another so haven’t seen each other as often as we want. It has been a year since we last met up and so I hadn’t met her ADORABLE little man yet. I was thrilled when she told me she was going to be in the Phoenix area and wanted to come up to Tucson for the day to play. We had so much fun. The thing I love about life long friends, is you can always pick back up where you left off. I took some pictures of her handsome boy, isn’t he a doll? I love the bokeh in the background!
Now head over to my talented friend Gina’s site to see how she photographed some bokeh! Gina Maxine|San Luis Obispo Photographer
My Boys |Tucson Family Photographer
One good thing that always comes from our moves, is a chance to slow down and enjoy time as a family. Being new to Tucson, the kids haven’t made many friends yet so they aren’t running off to friends houses. My business slows down for a little while, especially with this nasty heat. We feel like we lucked out that we have a playground and park next to our house. We have spent every night down there playing football, riding scooters, running races, and watching the kids play on the playground. Before we know it, our lives will be busy again and Tucson will become our home, but for now we are cherishing each moment we have together. Last night I was loving watching my boys play football. I ran home to grab my camera so I could capture these moments. I am so blessed two have two wonderful boys in my life!
Here’s to enjoying another month of down time before Holiday pictures begin!!! If you are wanting to schedule Holidays photos, now is the time to do so!
Gorgeous Senior Girls |Tucson Senior Photographer
I had the chance to photograph two beautiful girls a few weeks ago. They were so easy to photograph and did wonderful behind the camera. I loved their outfit choices and fun accessories. There colors and patterns really popped in the pictures. Keep in mind the importance of clothing choices when have your pictures taken, they really are one of the most important choices you will make for your session. I send all of my clients a “What to Wear Guide” that gives them ideas and answers questions about what they should wear for our session. I have on occasion even shopped for a client, I am always willing to help in any way!
Here is a quick sneak peek of these amazing girls. I posted one picture in color and one in black and white. I love the color in the pictures and how they pop, but I am a sucker for a black and white photo, they are my favorite!
I will post the rest from their sessions next week!
Fifty-Two on Friday (week 33)|Tucson AZ Photographer
It’s week 33 of our fifty two week project and our theme this week is gold OR silver. I decided to choose gold for my picture. We just moved to Tucson on Monday and we are loving it here. It is so beautiful, I swear we swoon every morning and every night as the sun rises and sets. With the gorgeous mountains so close, it makes the most beautiful pictures ever. It’s so fun to walk outside and see the mountains right from my yard. As I was out running the other morning, I was watching the sun rise and thinking it was the most perfect golden color. That’s when I decided to grab my camera and use that gorgeous sunrise as my project this week.
Now head over to the talented Gina’s website to see her gorgeous take on gold! Gina Maxine|San Luis Obispo Photographer
Officially in Tucson AZ |Tucson Family Photographer
I have been getting several inquiries lately wondering where I am located. I just wanted to take a minute to let everyone know I am in Tucson now. I no longer service the Memphis area. I live in Tucson and will be photographing in the Tucson area, but also will travel to Phoenix for sessions. Thanks so much for your patience with the move, I am looking forward to building new relationships with wonderful clients in Tucson!
Feel free to email with any questions. Stephanie@stephaniemoorestudios.com
Who Said You Could Grow Up|Tucson Children’s Photographer
“Who said you could grow up” is a line that is often said in my house. I say it to my kids all the time, to which they usually reply “Dad, or Nana”. I can’t believe how fast time goes, it seriously flies by way to fast. I remember packing our house 6 years ago to move Mississippi with our one year old daughter. Now here we are back in Arizona and just moved to Tucson with a daughter who has grown way to quickly, and my sweet boy. I remember how old my parents seemed when I was growing up, and now I am in their same place. I just wish I could slow the clock down and have more time to cherish each moment. It’s a reminder each day to live life to the fullest and appreciate what I have.
My sweet baby turned 7 on Saturday and I want to cry. I remember when she was just born with all her crazy black hair. We were told she had the most hair they had ever seen on a Caucasian baby. I am so proud of the girl she is growing into, I love her to pieces.
Here’s to hoping the next 7 years crawl by, because heaven knows I never told them they could grow up!