Family photos in downtown Chandler

If you’ve followed Zeffler Photo for any length of time, you’ve seen this family and have likely got a kick out of their fun kids. I love the shoots when the kids are into it and have a ton of ideas they keep kicking at me.

Are they perfectly posed with pristine JC Penney photo lab smiles? Not so much.

They’re much better than that!

These are just a few of my favorites from the shoot.


In progress: a photo wish list

IMG_5243This is a quick update to my ongoing wish list of stuff I’d like to photograph and/or film. Some will likely be easy to make happen, others might need a little magic.

Photographing people is my favorite, so just assume that any of these will be connected to people.

  • Artists in action (painters, sculptors, carpenters, etc.)
  • Boxing
  • Dancing
  • Pro wrestling
  • Human statues
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Offbeat road trips
  • Snow
  • Sumo
  • Album cover
  • Circus/Sideshow
  • Elderly cosplay
  • David Bowie

Some end of 2017 favorites

It’s 2018 now, but that doesn’t mean I’m quite done with 2017. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the last few weeks of photo shoots leading up to the holiday madness.

Hope you all have a wonderful new year…and may we get to work together in the near future.

Fun with a cheap ring light

I recently snagged a cheapo ring light to mess around with. After knocking out the serious family photos during the Thanksgiving holiday, I had my girls and their girl cousins pose for a few shots before we lost all the light.

Just a bunch of bright, sweet and funny girls who will take over the world soon.

We’re back and why not?

IMG_5243It’s been about two years since I announced I was shutting down Zeffler Photo. Not really shutting down but definitely walking away for a time.

There were a number of reasons to do. Most were reasons I had no idea would be a reason. In the moment I simply felt like I needed to step away. Call it intuition.

My intuition was right on as following that announcement my family had some strange circumstances go down in life…on top of just life itself. Last year was marked by too many funerals and too many trips to see family in a hospital, and then, “hey, let’s have a baby,” and maybe we’ll move across the country. Or not.

The baby is a wonderful circumstance, by the way. Sublimely wonderful.

Along with the baby’s arrival, we decided to stay in Phoenix and plunge our roots even deeper. I also started to get the itch. I missed photography and all the wonderful people I’ve been blessed to work with because of it.

Not that life is any less crazy today, but I’m excited to say Zeffler Photo is back and prepared for a lot of photography fun this fall. It’s nice to be back.