Archive for March, 2010

Fun Photography At Desert Shores Pediatrics

I had to take Sophie for her 2 year check-up and to get her immunization shots a few weeks ago. Sophie loves the pediatrician, she talks about Dr. Mohler and how excited she is to get a sticker… amazing.  What a brave little thing, I make Jon go with me so he can hold her during her shots and I can slip out to  “settle up” at the front desk . Yeah, I admit it; I’m a big chicken.  I can remember my mom taking me to the doctor as a kid.  It must have been traumatizing, because to this day, I really hate going to the doctor, and tend to avoid it even when I shouldn’t. I think I even fainted once because I had gotten so worked up over getting a shot.   Not my Sophie, she likes to go. I’m grateful that she won’t have the same “phobia” about doctors as her mom.  Maybe it has something to do with our wonderful pediatrician and her staff at Desert Shores Pediatrics.

The office has a super cute beach theme, with Disney like beach murals, cool surfboards and fun décor. Their waiting rooms look more like play rooms, with great kid movies playing and fun toys and stuff to do while you wait.  Did I also mention the awesome giant beach photos of really cute kids on their walls?  What a wonderful idea to feature photography of her kids as well as her staff’s kids and some of her little patients in the photos gracing the walls of both their offices. When we were asked to do the photos we were thrilled.

That was a really fun shoot.  It was a little chaotic at times with so many little guys running around in the water and sand.  So we just stepped back and let all the fun happen.  The result was magical.

Anyway, it’s a very fun, welcoming and happy place and I’m glad Dr. Mohler has been a long time client of ours.  She is a great pediatrician and friend, and for some reason, Sophie can’t wait to go back. ~Bethany

To see more photography of the kids playing click here.

Paisley’s Senior Portraits | Senior Pictures Gilbert

Meet Paisley.  (Don’t you love that name?) A beautiful Mesquite High School Senior from Gilbert.  Not only is she beautiful, she’s smart, talented, (a gifted dancer) and she has a fun personality…. I thought the pretty ones didn’t get to have talent and great personalities!!!  Life is so un-fair….  Anyway, Jon and Mary had a great time doing senior portraits with Paisely and her mom. It was one of those beautiful, cloudy breezy days, great for senior photos in spite of the wind.  Best thing is she brought oodles of clothing changes that gave us a lot of variety and inspiration.  Nice job Paisley!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from her senior photo session.


She looks amazing and check out my awesome snap dragons!

Even in black and white her eyes are stunning.

Seton Catholic Prep Groundbreaking In Chandler

We had the exciting privilege of photographing the groundbreaking ceremony for  Seton Catholic Preparatory High School’s new building.  It will be a three-story, 55,000 sq. ft. classroom building and will be built to the west of the chapel. The new building will provide a new fine arts level, a black box theater with seating for 400 and 16 additional classrooms.  When completed they will be able to increase enrollment to 700 students and eventually house 1,000 students.

Lamar Studios has been the official photography studio for Seton for over ten years. I’m always impressed at the quality of the Seton students that come through our studio. We photograph them for their school pictures as timid and awkward freshmen  and then  one day they come walking into the studio for  their senior portraits confident and ready to conquer the world. We really get a kick out of  watching them grow up.  Everyone at the studio has been made to feel like they are part of the Seton family.

This project has been years in the making and it’s finally happening.  We are so thrilled for the Seton families and faculty members and can’t wait to see the finished result.

Click here to see more photos of the groundbreaking .