“Becoming the man I wanted to be”

If you’ve followed my photography for any length of time, you’ve likely seen Jason and his awesome family pop up here and there. The kind of family I love to photograph because they always come back with a fun attitude and are just a genuine blast to spend some time with.

Jason has undergone a tremendous physical change the last two years when he started working out at Farrow Competitive Training in Tempe, AZ, and he wanted to take the opportunity to capture that change.

But it goes much deeper than losing weight and gaining muscle. We filmed some video with Jason telling his story about how this journey has been more than fitness, and has helped him overcome some difficult experiences.

He is a great guy and it’s inspiring to know what he’s accomplished.

I forgot to celebrate

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I would mark this photo shoot as the official launch of Zeffler Photo. I would probably do so many things differently on my part, but this family and this shoot game me the kick in the butt to think I could do it.

December 2018 marks 10 years of Zeffler Photo.

That’s something.

I can say I’m a much different person – hopefully better – thanks to this experience and the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people.

I’ve been blessed to work with many kind, generous and thoughtful people.

You invite me in to be a small part of your big moments or to capture your family for a moment. That’s a cool experience and I would never take it for granted.

You make this a fun and emotionally rewarding adventure.

So, thank you for 10 years.

Wrapping up 2018 in family photo shoots

Thank you to all the families who willingly let me take their family photos this holiday season.

It’s always fun to receive cards with pictures that I’ve taken and I hope the people I work for have Christmas cards that make their friends and family as green as the Grinch with envy.

That’s probably not appropriate.

I hope their friends and family enjoy the cards in a friendly and positive way.

Here’s a few of my final favorites for the year.

Somewhere in Northern Arizona (a Bride, a Groom, a Family)

I had the quite fun opportunity to spend a day photographing these wonderful weirdos and the fun occasion that brings them all together – Thanksgiving and marriage!

Congrats to the newlyweds who couldn’t stop laughing and smiling. And thanks to the whole family who took on the challenge of a large family photo shoot with great humor and a willingness to do whatever I ask. We’re pretty fond of these folks.

A few more recent favorite photos

Holidays all crazy up in here, right?

Along with the end of year madness at home, work, school and such, I’ve been busy with photo shoots too. It’s been a blast this year working with some returners and some new folks.

I’m always lucky to be able to work with such great people. Here’s a few recent shots.

Backyard Arizona Wedding

I’m consistently fortunate in being able to work with photo clients who are sweet, genuine people. It makes the prospect of spending an entire afternoon with them during one of the most important days of their life quite a blessing.

I met John and Jennifer the day of their wedding and proceeded to document their life the next four hours. They couldn’t have been more kind and gracious to me or certainly to their friends and family in attendance – who were all also quite kind and gracious.

It’s a little odd how much you get to learn about two people when you are their wedding photographer. You have a front row seat to the good and bad of wedding day.

This one was all good and I’m certain they will have a great life together.

 

Mini shoots available for a limited time

Get in on the only mini shoot opportunity for 2018. I considered offering this as a Black Friday deal but can’t wait until Friday to announce it.

So here’s the deal.

Your $75 will get you 30 minutes of photo shoot and 10 edited images. This is a first come, first serve, and the date is December 8 at the following locations and times:

  • Heritage Square (downtown PHX) at 7:30 / 8 / 8:30 a.m.
  • Mesa Arts Center at 4:30 / 5 / 5:30 p.m.

This opportunity is available until November 30 or until all six slots are filled.

A $25 deposit is required to save your spot, the remainder is due at the shoot.

Email me with any questions or to snag your mini shoot.