We are offering a summer special Heirloom Children's Portrait Sessions starting at $79, June through August, 2015.
Call to book your session! Fine Art child, family and adult sessions can be scheduled throughout the year in studio or on location. We offer a customized session for your specific needs and will be happy to give you some ideas to start. See our galleries for some ideas. We plan each session just for you and your needs and can create prints, albums, wall canvas prints and even mixed media canvas art portraits. We can also create a mixed media video with portrait images and video clips set to music presented on a DVD.
We will be booking next for our award-winning Enchanted Forest sessions over the Labor Day weekend of September 4-8, 2015 for girls 4+ to 9+ years old. We build an elaborate set just for your little fairy to enjoy as we capture beautiful one of a kind fine art portraits and videos. Call if if you have questions or if your child is older so we can be sure and fit her. Sign up on our Contact page to be notified when we start booking.
Spaces are limited and we only offer this 2 times per year. Your session, use of our hand-made costumes and wings, and one 8x10 print are included for $149 per child for the regular session. We can accommodate sisters depending on ages. Please call for details. We also offer an extended Enchanted Forest session for those who would like more session time for us to take video clips along with still images for $179.
To enjoy your video clips you will need to invest in one of our video packages starting at $295. Video prices are based on your print order. While we don't offer fairy outfits for boys, we now have a renaissance style woodman's costume in a child's medium to fit an average size 5 to 7 year old.
We look for senior models each year to help represent us with their friends and at their school. Senior models are very active in their school and at home in sports, dance, music, and other activities. Senior models receive a free session, rep cards, Facebook images and credit for referrals. Senior models will pay only the investment amount for the session they select. Senior models invest towards their print order and help spread the word about our services to their friends and other students.
To apply for a senior model position please contact us by email and tell us about yourself along with contact information for you and a parent. Call 602-821-5307
Watch one of our recent senior model videos below:
Sedona's Fashion Session from Apatrou Photography on Vimeo.
We're posting a new type of image called a cinemagraph. It's a combimation of still and video merged together with software to see how people respond. This one is from a session we had the the now famous Haley Lu Richardson, star of the big and small screen! Let us know what you think.
Allen Patrou was awarded the Top Ten Photographer of the Year award for 2015 at the annul AZPPA State Convention January 15, 2015. He was presented the award by AZPPA President David Smith. Allen was ranked number 2 in the state and also won 2nd and 3rd place in the Portrait Division.
We have been working with a wonderful young ballet dancer. We scheduled both a studio session and on-location session at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Lexie is a very talented young dancer as you will see in the video. Both sessions yielded amazing images and videos which were combined to make the beautiful music video below. The music is courtesy of Dr. Lynne Haeseler from her CD "Chase the Moon."
Get ready for our Winter Wonderland this fall. We have developed a unique setting for children, pets, and small family groups. We will be offering this in the fall in plenty of time for Christmas and Holiday photos. So far it's been a hit with kids having fun "going down the hill" on one of our sleds with hats, scarfs, gloves, and even a few snow balls to throw! Sessions start at just $129.00 for a child or pet and includes an 8x10 print. Check out some sample images below.