Circus School of Arizona, Special Event Photography, Scottsdale, Arizona

Occasionally I have the honor and pleasure of photographing events and performances for the Circus School of Arizona (CSA.) While it is often one of the trickiest shooting situations — very low light, fast moving people and objects, (In this case, I was shooting w/o a flash) among other challenges — it is also one of my favorite shooting situations and I welcome and appreciate the challenge and creativity it affords me.

Not only that, but it is SUCH a pleasure photographing these amazingly talented artist-atheletes (and that’s in no particular order as they are as much artists as they are athletes  as well as performers and crowd-pleasers) and the Circus School of Arizona team. The Circus School is made up of some of the nicest and coolest people you could meet.

Event Photography, Circus School of Arizona, Dawn of Time Event at Themers in Mesa

The friendly, professional, talented and fun culture of the Circus School of Arizona is due in large part to the owner and talented instructor, Rachel Stegman who returned to Arizona to open CSA after many years studying, performing and teaching aerial arts in the bay area of California and performing all over the country with numerous renowned circuses and artists. Rachel teaches Aerial Acrobatics (including Rope, Tissu and Static Trapeze) at Fitness Dynamics in North Scottsdale. You can find out more info here.

Special Event Photography, Circus School of Arizona Event at Themers in Mesa, Arizona, Aerial Acrobatics, Rope

Rachel and Circus School of Arizona also recently announced a new venture called CSA Events which “provides inventive concepts, unique spectacle acts, characters, fantastic multimedia arts, installations, antics, music and shows tailored to all audiences.” They recently put on a fantastic event for the community and for area event planners to showcase just some of what CSA Events can provide to make any event extra special. The showcase was held at Themers in Mesa in and amongst their amazing warehouse full of the many props and pieces that Themers owns.  The evening was truly an extravaganza — stunning from start to finish and I’m glad I got to be there and capture some of it through my lens.

All photos showcase:

  • Artistry/Performers by Circus School of Arizona
  • Costumes by CSA Events; some by Gregangelo & Velocity Circus
  • Makeup by AJ (Anthony Gutierrez) of Circus School of Arizona
Special Event Photography, Circus School of Arizona Event at Themers in Mesa, Arizona, Contortionist
Special Event Photography, Circus School of Arizona Event at Themers in Mesa, Arizona, Aerial Acrobatics, Tissu

Special Event Photography, Circus School of Arizona Event at Themers in Mesa, Arizona, Aerial Acrobatics

About enframephotography

fine art and lifestyle photographer in scottsdale, arizona specializing in children and family portraiture and special event photography and celebrating all families through meaningful imagery. visit my etsy store: etsy.com/shop/enframephotography follow me on twitter: @enframephoto pin with me on pinterest: www.pinterest.com/enframephoto
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2 Responses to Circus School of Arizona, Special Event Photography, Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. Love it. What a great opportunity to catch some equally great shots. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pingback: Circus School of Arizona does Steampunk for AzMPI | [en]framed

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