Professional Headshot Photography, Phoenix Real Estate Professional | [en]frame photography by rachel boyer

I loved photographing my stunning and dear friend and Real Estate professional, Anthea for her newest business card and professional media. This girl not only knows her Scottsdale and Phoenix area real estate, but she knows how to prep for a photo session! Her hair and makeup game was on point (as always!) and she’s always perfectly polished and accessorized. Match that with her beautiful smile, her warm, caring  personality that shines through and she made my job easy! I’m thrilled to share these with you not only because I loved taking them but because I love my dear friend and because I am thrilled for her to be taking her next big steps in her business. If you are looking for a professional, knowledgable real estate professional in the Phoenix and surrounding areas, this is your girl. An Arizona native with tons of experience in the local market, this girl knows her stuff and she’ll work hard to take care of you.  Professional Headshot Photography, Phoenix Real Estate Professional | [en]frame photography by rachel boyer Professional Headshot Photography, Phoenix Real Estate Professional | [en]frame photography by rachel boyer Professional Headshot Photography, Phoenix Real Estate Professional | [en]frame photography by rachel boyer Professional Headshot Photography, Phoenix Real Estate Professional | [en]frame photography by rachel boyer

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Family Photo Session | Phoenix Audubon Center | [en]frame photography

I love meeting new people through my growing photography business and getting to know them throughout the process of planning for and photographing their session. This adorable family is no exception! A pleasure to meet and work with and it didn’t hurt that I just wanted to take a bite of this sweet baby’s adorable cheeks. Baby R and his moms made for a super fun, relaxed, loving and adorable photo session at the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. I loved all the cute accessories they brought for their son and the focus that was on loving him up and capturing some special family moments together – some of their first photos as a family of three. I don’t take lightly what an honor and responsibility it is to capture such special images for families and I thank you for putting your trust in me.

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Pregnancy Announcement Photos | enframe photography by rachel boyer | Phoenix Family Photography

We do love our cowboy boots here in Arizona and this is the CUTEST pair of cowboy boots I’ve seen! I’m excited to share these pregnancy announcement photos with you, especially now that Mommy- and Daddy-to-be have shared them with their friends and family. We took these photos after a larger family photo session at Papago Park. When Sarah snuck me over to show me the tiny little cowboy boots I was immediately over the moon! I can’t wait to meet the lucky little baby who will someday wear these adorable boots and have these adorable, loving parents!
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70th Birthday Family Portrait Session |Phoenix Family Photographer | enframe photography by rachel boyer

I know you’re not going to believe me when you see these images because she doesn’t look anywhere near 70, but today I am sharing with you a recent family portrait session that was purchased as a gift for their Mom’s 70th birthday! Family portraits make such a great gift, especially for milestone events and I of course always love when older children contact me to take family photos together as a gift for their parents, as was the case for this session.

This beautiful family did a fabulous job coordinating their outfits for the session – never easy when it’s a larger group of varying ages but they knocked it out of the park! The coordinating and complimentary colors look great together without being “matchy matchy” and the accessories on mom and daughter add a layer of visual interest. The saturated colors in all of their outfits really stand out against the desert landscape of Papago Park. And I of course love the cowboy boots (which also play a role in some very special images I will posting soon!)

I’m so honored and appreciative that I got to photograph these meaningful portraits for this dear family along with a few lifestyle images we snuck in as well. Enjoy!

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Three Generations Photo Shoot | Royal Palms Resort and Spa |Phoenix, Arizona

Family Photo Session at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona

In preparation for a very special Mother’s Day and giveaway, I was honored to photograph a “generations” photo session with a beautiful mother, daughter and grandmother in the historic orange groves at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Below are just some of the beautiful images we captured for this session with Jacque, Royal Palms’ Director of Revenue Optimization and her beautiful daughter and mother.

Family Photo Sessions with multiple generations are some of my very favorite family moments to capture. What a blessing it is to be able to take these kinds of pictures with your family, and an absolute honor to be the one photographing these special relationships. This session made me want to schedule a photo session with my own mom as soon as possible. (Mom, you game?!) Kennedy is a lucky girl to be surrounded by her loving, strong, beautiful mother and grandmother…and that she gets to hang out at the Royal Palms when visiting her mama at work!

[en]frame photography is honored to be partnering with the Royal Palms Resort and Spa on a very special Mother’s Day Giveaway including a resort stay, a spa treatment at Alvadora Spa, Mother’s Day brunch at T. Cook’s and a family photo session on the stunning Royal Palms property with [en]frame photography. Please visit the Royal Palms blog for more information about how to enter.

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Family Photo Session With Adult Children | Scottsdale, Arizona Family Photography | “A Real Mensch”

In Yiddish/Jewish culture we have a word that we sometimes use to describe people that, as with most Yiddish words, is hard to adequately define in English without understanding and defining the feelings that come with it. That word is “mensch.”  Formally, the word is defined as “a person of integrity or honor” but that doesn’t quite paint the whole picture. A mensch is not only a nice person and a role model but when you call someone a mensch, the term speaks to who they are in their soul; their character. It’s the kind of person you not only want to be like but you also want to be around. The highest compliment you could give a parent is to say they are raising/have raised a child that is “a real mensch.”

Meet the Berkley family. Those two handsome sons there? TOTAL mensches! Yes,  I MIGHT be a bit biased having grown up with this family and those boys but that only means that I know what I’m talkin’ about when I call them that. And I think that these images will support my claim. Because that’s what being “menschy” is about — it’s a way of being that others can feel and understand just by looking at you. It is my hope that I captured that for them and especially for their parents.

And speaking of parents…. it’s also my hope that I’ve captured THEIR pride and love — for their boys, for one another, for being all together and for having the kind of sons that coordinate a family photo session to celebrate and preserve those memories with their parents (See? Mensches.)

What I can’t quite capture since I’m on the other side of the camera, is my own gratitude not only for having the opportunity to take these pictures, but for knowing these people, for having these role models in my life. I probably haven’t told her enough but the beautiful mom in these pictures — she’s been a role model for me for a LONG time. Way before I had boys of my own but especially now and especially because I know we share such a huge love and appreciation for our role of being moms to wonderful boys and for the challenges and celebrations that come with that.

I am deeply honored to have photographed this family photo session in Scottsdale recently. Not only because I love this family, but because I love the idea of  family photo sessions with adult children. We are never too old to take photos with our parents/children and family photo sessions shouldn’t be something that is limited to when our children are young.

It is with great joy that I share these photos here —  Because we all need more “mensch” in our lives! xo, Rachel

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Extended Family Photo Session | Scottsdale Phoenix Tempe Family Photographer

Hang around here long enough and you’ll no doubt get a sense for my obsession with Pinterest. Well, now I have one more BIG reason to love that site as it brought me this beautiful family that I got to meet and photograph last month.

Erica, the stunning new mom that you see in these images, was looking to arrange a family photo session as a gift for her mom/doting grandmother to her ADORABLE son Ty (seriously, do you not want to just eat him up?!) She and her siblings were all going to be traveling in from out of town to be with their parents for the holidays and since it’s not often that they are all together, they wanted to be sure to capture some family memories. Erica hopped on Pinterest to find some Phoenix-area photographers and I’m honored that she found and reached out to me to help with the task!

We decided to meet at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve for their extend family photo session; what a gorgeous spot this is that I’m looking forward to returning to for future photo sessions. As you can see, Erica and her family did a great job preparing for their shoot ( i.e. this is great inspiration for what to wear for your family photo session — coordinating colors, but not “matchy-matchy;” incorporating some textures and patterns into your wardrobe choices; and could you not just die over baby Ty’s cuffed jeans and moccasins?!)  Immediately upon meeting them I could tell how happy they were to all be together and that this would be a awesome group to photograph! And it was easy to see that baby Ty was surrounded by LOTS of love from his parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles! Such a lucky and delicious little boy! I’m pretty sure at one point all ten of us (this gorgeous fam, me and my awesome sister who was also in town and made the BEST assistant!) were singning “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” . . . but I’m not sure if it was for Ty’s benefit or for the adults.😉

Erica and family, it was SO wonderful to meet you all. I hope you had lots of fabulous family time together here in Arizona and that you will all have the chance to be together again soon. Until then, I hope the images from your family photo session will be cherished mementos from your visit and for years to come.  xo, Rachel 

 

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mini accordion family photo album family photography by enframe photography by rachel boyerps – Sent Erica’s mom a little something extra along with her complimentary print and USB of images that is always included with a full family session. Thought she’d love this mini accordion album that she can keep in her purse or next to her bed whenever she wants to look at or show-off her loved ones. I’m really pleased with the way it came out and I’m thinkin’ about making these the complimentary item with sessions from now on instead of prints…thoughts?

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