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Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona

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Guest portrait photographer, Shaun Tarr

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When I told a friend from work that I was going to photograph a wedding that weekend with my brother, she then asked me if I also photographed family portraits.

I explained to Valarie that I was once a photographer on my family’s portrait and wedding photography business and that I still like to shoot to keep myself sharp.

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona

I love photographing people because I get to be their family historian for part of a day.

Valarie asked me if I would drive out to the west side of Phoenix to shoot her and her three children’s portrait.

Her mother had a birthday coming up soon and it had been a long time since she had a portrait taken of them all.

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona

We discussed locations around the Tolleson area which is just west of downtown Phoenix and east of Goodyear and Litchfield Park.

She told me that she had a large greenbelt that surrounded her housing subdivision.

I love green belts because they do not only have a place for people to walk and ride bikes but they have many interesting backdrops to take portraits from.

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona

I meet Valarie, her oldest son Andrew, daughter Beth and her youngest daughter Allanna on a late Saturday afternoon at the beginning of May before the temperatures really started to sizzle like they can in the summer in Arizona.

I wanted to take advantage of the late afternoon sun and its gold glow that makes portraits so attractive.

The green belt was all I had hoped it would be.

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Four Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona
Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona

The only pose that Valarie requested was one that would have the four of them walking from the front and behind while holding hands and then turning to look at each other.

She said she would leave all other poses up to me.

I found a number of very interesting backgrounds.

As we walked to different locations on the green belt, I could feel the love between each of them that only families that share many things in life show.

They turned out to be so much fun and I enjoyed making wonderful memories for them.

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona

Shaun Tarr Photographs Mother and Three Children in Tolleson, Arizona

Beyond The Shutter Photography Specializes in Wedding, High School Senior, and Family Portraits.

Jason Tarr

(480) 369-2761

jtarrzek@gmail.com

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