AZ Young Artists' Competition

The Arizona Young Artists' Competition was held Saturday evening March 27th at the Herberger Theater. Apatrou Photography was a sponsor and the official photographer for the event. Preliminary competition was held earlier in the week in each of three categories; Acting, Voice, and Dance. The top four finalists from each category then competed on Saturday night. Awards were given in each category plus a people's choice award. Kate Nernhauser was the winner in Acting and Joshua Redfield won People's Choice in Acting, Aubrey Noble won both awards in Voice, and Torrin Turley won both awards in the Dance category. You can see one of my photos of Torrin taken during her winning performance below. I would definitely have to say each and every finalist was very talented.


Tina's Cinderella

This shot of Tina was taken in a new area of the studio called the French Corner. Tina came back for a second photo session and is modeling a Cinderella Dress from Not Too Shabby. We had a fun photo session with lots of great outfits. Tina has great taste in clothing. Antique tiles from France were used to line the walls for an interesting texture. This area is great for High School Seniors and fashion shots.


Bettina in the Garden

This image shows Bettina in our updated outside garden feature. I guess you could call it the entrance to the secret garden. You may have seen our arbour but you won't believe how great this new element fits in and creates a unique backdrop. Bettina was the first one to model for us at this spot.

Photo Boxing Study

  • Published January 25th, 2010 by Allen Patrou
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I have been working on a project at the Joe Diaz Top Level Boxing Gym in Phoenix. Here are two of the boxers, Freeman and Juergen. Both are great photographic subjects as you can see. I have enhanced the gritty detail to add to the style of the images. These two fighters, among others, will be participating in exhibition matchs for charity this Saturday, January 30th at 9:00 am at the gym. The charity will benefit young adults and help stop underage drinking and drug use.


Natalie's Senior Video

  • Published December 31st, 2009 by Allen Patrou
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This newest video is of Natalie, one of our Senior Ambassadors, who is attending the Arizona Agribusiness & Equine school. She is an awesome young lady and a very accomplished award-winning rider. If you have been watching this blog you've seen sample images of her in previous posts. You will see photos and HD video clips of her from her studio session and her on-location session with her horse Tiana. Please watch in HQ mode!

Tina ASU Grad

Here is one of my favorite images, although I have about five or six from this shoot, of Tina. As part of her graduation celebration from ASU she came in for an extensive studio photo session. We had a blast and created a portfolio of amazing images of her in one afternoon, shooting both inside the studio and in the outside posing areas. Let me know what you think.

Young Ballerina

You may have seen some of the video clips in this new video, but you haven't seen all the wonderful images that we captured during this photo shoot for KNTR. These were shot in the Biltmore Estates in a beautiful home by the golf course. We had the entire home to use for our project and as you can see, took advantage of the 14,000 sq. ft. home. Please enjoy this video in "HQ" mode for the best viewing. The outfits our young ballerina was wearing were compliments of Ballet Arizona.