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Radiant Love Supports… Christian Family Care Agency (March ’09)

Founded in 1982, Christian Family Care Agency is a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) social services agency that provides adoption, foster care, and counseling programs focused on meeting the needs of children and families. CFCA’s fundamental belief is that a nurturing family is essential to every child’s success and as a result, hundreds of children who were in crisis situations are now part of loving and caring families.

Christian Family Care Agency offers:

Foster Care
* Providing children with temporary, loving and nurturing homes.
* Helping potential foster parents receive guidance, training, and licensing.

Counseling
* Offering individual, child, and family counseling from trained and licensed Masters-level therapists.
* Providing specialized counseling for children who have been abused and neglected or have suffered other severe childhood trauma.
* Helping women with an unplanned pregnancy think through the choices they face.

Adoption

* Helping prospective adoptive parents find everything they need to know about adoption…how the adoption process works, what open adoption is, educational resources, and more.
* Assisting with matching children and adoptive families.
* Confidential Intermediary – working with adopted individuals to locate their birth family.

Christian Family Care Agency is licensed by the State of Arizona, accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and has offices in both Phoenix and Tucson ready to serve you. For more information please visit their website at:

http://www.cfcare.org

To find out more about Radiant Love supports click here.

A day on the town with JoEllen and Ryan

If there’s an award for the cutest couple, I think this couple has a good shot at it!  Their interactions during their engagement photo session were just priceless.  They were constantly being all cute together and cracking each other up.  If you look at the pictures carefully enough, you may be able to see actual stars in their eyes!  OK, maybe not, but that would be so cool!

We went to one of our favorite places in the downtown part of Phoenix Arizona to get the “urban” kind of feel for this photo session.  It turned out perfect because her bright yellow shirt contrasted so well with a lot of the backgrounds.  And a sidenote: JoEllen, you are SO beautiful!  I (Breanna) was totally stunned when you first got out of the car! It didn’t take much talent to pull off great pictures of you guys!  The beautiful bride-to-be combined with this  super in love couple made this session a piece of cake! Click to see the rest of the photos from JoEllen & Ryan’s engagement session.

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Adrienne & Mike’s Engagement Session

We went out with Adrienne and Mike to get a few shots of them before their big day so they could have some photos for their save the date magnets as well as some prints hanging in their home for visiting relatives to see on their wedding day. They decided to go for a more romantic style with a lot of close ups and a fairly gentle feel, so we picked Tempe Beach Park (in Tempe, Arizona) since it has the lake and a few other prime spots to catch some great lighting to give that glowing, in love look! We spent a little bit of time hanging out on Mill before the shoot getting to know them so that once we started taking pictures they felt more like we were just having fun with their photographers, and less like they were being attacked by the paparazzi!

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My Little Brother’s Engaged!

I never thought that taking engagement pictures of my baby brother could ever be described as feeling “natural” (I mean, I used to change his diapers, you know?!) but it was one of the most comfortable and relaxed sessions we’ve ever had… not to mention it was a ton of fun!  Within the first 5 minutes, Paul had dipped her for a kiss, added in his own props, grabbed her butt for a photo (when my mom wasn’t watching), and manufactured his own super-random brand of poses!  Not to be outdone, Anna threw in her own hottie-toddy style and was able to accomplish some poses that I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to demonstrate to brides for awhile now! It was fantastic… both of them made our job totally easy!  We went over to downtown Mesa, Arizona and did our entire photography session around back alley ways, an old mill with railroad tracks, and the new Mesa Arts Center (which we love)!

We got to try out our whole “prop” idea that we’ve been working towards incorporating into our photos (you’ll have to look at the entire session to see what I mean).  They definitely understood that concept, she even brought a “bride to be” tiara that her maid of honor bought for her bachelorette party… and we didn’t hesitate to use it!

Thanks Paul and Anna, we are very excited to do your wedding photography and we hope it is an amazing day for both of you!

Click to see more of Anna and Paul’s engagement session from these Arizona engagement photographers.

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Oh man, I love this last one!!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Anna and Paul’s engagement session.

Senior session with Lindsey

We met up with Lindsey and a couple of her family members at the Tempe Beach Park.  Lindsey had seen some other sessions we’d done there and she fell in love with that location!  We started out at the park to get some of the shots she knew she wanted and moved up to the place she was most excited about… the railroad tracks.  Lucky for her, at this point we were still doing sessions on the railroad tracks.  We have since found out that it’s illegal and photographers are starting to get fined for it!  A bunch of distracted people hanging out on active tracks with killer trains speeding towards them is illegal?!  Go figure!;-)For all of you who are so disappointed to hear this news… don’t worry, we’re in search of some INACTIVE tracks near our usual locations so that we can still get that look for you!

So after the life-threatening railroad stunt, we decided to take them on a hike.  A pretty LONG hike!  Scottie was totally excited to get them down to Mill Ave. and we underestimated the distance between the park and the back alleyways he had in mind.  So hats off to our good sports who trusted us enough to make the trek over there!  I think they were happy they did when they saw some of the street shots he got with Lindsey on the corner of 5th and Mill with cars whizzing behind her.  I think I can say they were pretty impressive without being arrogant… after all, I was just a human light stand for those pictures!

Thanks again to Lindsey and family for working well with us and for making our photo session a fun time for all!

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