Patty's Vivaldi

This is a live music and video recording from Apatrou Studio of violinist Patty Waxman playing a "short" version of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor. Patty performs with the Phoenix Opera, West Valley Symphony, Musica Nova and the Mesa Symphony of the Southwest. Patty has her own music studio where she teaches violin. She can be reached at 602-908-2929. Patty's website is

As you can see, we are moving into offering music videos and other artistic video specialties along with our award winning still photography. Please contact us with your projects to see if we can help you.


Balance of Perfection and Beauty

This video contains images and video clips of Mikayla, a 2011 high school senior graduate. Mikayla came to us from the School of Ballet Arizona who provided her beautiful costume. The music track is called Fall by Jasmine Ash used by license for this video project. This video really came out beautifully and portrays some of what we find in one of Mikayla's quotes, "Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty." We hope you enjoy this video!


Favorite shots of Lexi

Here are my two favorite shots of Lexi. She is a high school senior with a great sense of style and knows how to have fun. We had a great session with her and created many very nice images.

Mikayla Catches Some Air

  • Published October 18th, 2010 by Allen Patrou
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Here is another image of MIkayla from her photo session at our studio for School of Ballet Arizona. Here she is performing a beautiful jump. Please see another image of her below and keep an eye on this blog for a video.

Mikayla makes an Impression

This beautiful image is of Mikayla from School of Ballet Arizona. She is an advanced ballet student and certainly made an impression on us. This is only one of her images but was one of my overall favorites. I think you may be seeing some of Mikayla's images in other places soon. Please watch this blog as we will be working her images and HD video clips towards a Memory Music Video. Mikayla's beautiful costume was courtesy of the school. You can find out more about School of Ballet Arizona here:

Let it Go by Jason Gerardo

  • Published September 1st, 2010 by Allen Patrou
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This is the release of a new song by singer songwriter Jason Gerardo titled Let it Go. This is part of Jason's new CD 108 Beads. These images and the video were created by us in studio and on location in Jerome. We created many outstanding and unique images for Jason that you will see in the video. These images were used for his CD cover, insert and website. You can find out more about Jason and his music at We hope you enjoy Jason's song writing and singing as much as we do!


Dance in Motion Study

Here are several samples from a long term project we are working on called Dance in Motion. This is a study of the beauty and movement of dance frozen in time by my camera. I intend to explore this style and see where it takes me. If you are a dancer you may contact me for an interview. We are looking for young, experienced & advanced dancers who may have something to add to our gallery of Dance in Motion.

The top image is Torrin Turley, winner of the 2010 Young Artist's Competition Dance category. The middle image is Patty Hernandez, also a participant and finalist in the same event. Both are remarkable dance artists! I'm going to add one more image below of incredible beauty. The third image is of Torrin again, on pointe in the studio. I could go on but it would take up too much room on my blog!

UPDATE: Please see my Dance Gallery for more images at the main website!