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Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids!

Summer vacation is here and while the kids are ready and excited for their time off, you may be having a hard time coming up with ideas to keep them busy. Well lucky for you at Photography by Jodi Lynn and Co. not only are we team of fantastic professional photographers but also great mothers! This summer we are helping you out with some great activities to do with your little ones.

Tea Party for Two: Mother and Daughter Photo Shoot

Inspired by her daughter’s favorite play date, one of our wonderful clients created a sweet tea party photo shoot for her daughter’s second birthday! This photo shoot was such a beautiful way to celebrate her daughter’s milestone and spend quality time with her too. With yummy cupcakes and cute props Miss C was ready to have some fun at her photo shoot. By tailoring the session to match your little one’s favorite activity they’re more likely to forget the camera is there and really enjoy themselves. Maybe your kiddo loves his pup, bring them both in and let them wrestle and play in front of them camera! These photos will turn into some of your favorite memories that you’ll look at for decades to come. Schedule your session with us this summer and start creating some beautiful moments.

Summer Activities for Families in Phoenix

After your little one’s photo shoot grab a sweet treat at a local creamery like Churn, Sweet Republic, or the adorably decorated Sugar Bowl. You and your kiddo will certainly appreciate the cold treat on the hot summer day. If ice cream isn’t quite what you’re looking for bring try heading to a night time food truck fair. The whole family, especially your kids, will love all the different themed food options! From savory mustache pretzels to delicious waffles, everyone can get their favorite and see which food truck had the best offering.

Is your kiddo a fan of teddy bears? Take a tour at the Stuffington Bear Factory and learn about the manufacturing process and the history of the teddy bear. Your kids will love getting a behind the scenes look at how their favorite toy is made. Not the type of tour you little one would find interesting? Call your local fire station and schedule a tour. Your adventurous kid will love the seeing the hustle and bustle of a real fire station and will love seeing all the big trucks.

Let us know which activity was your kiddo’s favorite. We always love hearing from our readers!

Photography by Jodi Lynn and Company

At Photography by Jodi Lynn, we are proud to offer packages that include a wide range of beautiful products; from canvases, digital files, and gorgeous custom designed books to treasure for a lifetime. Head over to our packages page for more details, and contact us to book your milestone photo shoot!

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Beautiful Couple’s Maternity Photo Shoot

Pregnancy is a time to reflect on the journey that led you to become a family in the first place. And whether this is your first child or your fifth, honoring the foundation on which your family has been built is an important, and delightful, thing to do. During this time, as you and your partner begin to envision your new life. Wonderful questions start to unfold like, “will they be more like me or more like you?”. Whether they get “this” from their mom, or “that” from their dad, ultimately the answer is that they are a perfect union of the two. The best of both of you combined to form a person better than yourselves – further adding to the beauty of the world. By scheduling a maternity photo shoot you are honoring the journey that ends in a special new life.

Summertime Maternity Session in Arizona

This indoor summertime maternity session truly highlighted the joy and passion these two have built their relationship on. We love how their brightly colored outfits stood out in our natural light studio and how mom glowed with confidence while sharing the spotlight with her hubby. With outside temperatures exceeding the 100’s our indoor studio is the perfect way to get stunning maternity images while escaping the heat! Just because your pregnancy is in the hottest time of the year doesn’t mean you should miss out on capturing this special time in your lives.

Scottsdale Newborn Photographer

Not only do we photograph maternity sessions, but we specialize in newborn photography too! We are now booking our summer calendar for newborn sessions, contact us, or give us a call to learn more at 480-495-5455!

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5 Great Date Ideas to do in Phoenix

At Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co. we know how hard it can be to plan a date night with your man, especially after you’ve had a kiddo or two. Babysitters cancel, the kids get sick, or just good old fashion life comes up. But we believe it’s important for both of you to still “date” each other even when you’ve been together for years! Which is why we created these creative date ideas for your next night (or day) out. Whether you’re sporty, artsy or bit of both we hope these 5 date ideas will help you and your beau keep your relationship strong and romantic!

Affordable Date Ideas in The Valley

  1. Take in some art: Phoenix has tons of great museums to visit around all year round. Make the most of them and visit them on their free admission days. The Phoenix Art Museum has free admission on Wednesdays and The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursday’s. Also, don’t forget about our local artist! You can find some great hidden gems at Downtown Phoenix First Fridays.
  1. Find a new restaurant: The Valley of the Sun has an amazing array of dining options. So why not try some place new! Some of our favorite restaurants include, Joyride Tacos, Postino Wine Cafe, and Water Chestnut(open Thursday-Saturday.)Try out one of these spots for your next date night and maybe you’ll find a new favorite restaurant.
  1. Have a sweet couples photo shoot: Let’s face it you probably have tons of selfies with your hubby or beau but how many of them do you want to see over and over again? Or maybe the last time you took professional photos was on your wedding day, but you’ve grown into a beautiful couple that goes beyond that first day as man and wife. Schedule a photo shoot and showcase what makes your relationship special today. Make things more personal by picking a fun theme that relates to your relationship like your favorite coffee house. Or pick a location that is meaningful to the both of you like your number one hiking destination.
  1. Fever Pitch: With the summer temps rising one way to stay cool is by heading to Chase Field (they close the dome when it’s over 90 degrees outside) where you can enjoy a nice cold brew at The Draft Room and watch the Diamondbacks play ball! Looking for something more interactive? Top Golf is an affordable date that’s fun for the both of you! Tee off and see who can hit the longest range- nothing like a harmless competition to keep those flames going!
  1. Cool off in the Salt River: Grab your suits and hit the water! The salt river is open for tubing until the end of September. Don’t forget a cooler and LOTS of sunscreen! Temps are scorching but the water is refreshing.

Why Date Night is Important

Dating, whether it’s your 15th or 150th date, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your relationship healthy and long-lasting. It’s important to remember who you both are and what you mean to each other no matter how busy life gets.

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How to Display your Arizona Family Photos

Capturing the significant moments of life for you and your family is important. Finding beautiful ways to display and look back on them is just as essential. At Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co. we think cluster canvas arrangements are a great way to show off a few of your favorite family portraits.

Turn your Family Memories into Art

Turning your favorite family photos into a gallery display is sure to attract the eyes of all your guests. Canvas cluster arrangements capture a moment in time and allow you to share multiple photos in one glorious arrangement. Have a photo shoot on the calendar? This is an excellent way to decorate your walls and draw attention to your loved ones. Featuring your most cherished moments where family and friends can appreciate them, will bring smiles and sweet memories back to life. We know your outdoor or indoor family photos will be admired by anyone who sees your canvas prints!

Custom Canvas Cluster
Create a Canvas Cluster to Fit Your Home Decor

Hanging photos on your wall doesn’t have to create a break in the style and chic look of your cozy Valley home. Decorating with gallery wrapped canvas prints creates a flawless finish to any space and is sure to add warmth to the room. If you are trying to warm up a modern apartment or home, try arranging a set of canvas prints with a modern contemporary look, to both add interest and color to your space. Our photographers love to design new and unique clusters to match your design needs. We have a great variety of cluster all available for one low price. Build a cluster with them and see how perfectly your family photo shoot fits in your home!

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co.

With Father’s Day coming up, what better time to book a fun and loving photo session for your special man and the sweet little ones he helps take care of!

Even from the start of a pregnancy it seems like dad falls out of the spotlight to make sure his momma to be is happy and taken care of. From the big announcement, to her maternity photo shoot, and even your newborn’s first portraits it’s all eyes on momma and the baby (who can blame them- nothing is sweeter than newborn and with their mom.) Which is why at Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co. we have been specializing in Daddy and Me sessions for over 2 years! We love capturing the special relationship between fathers and their children – whether it’s holding a tiny newborn in dad’s arm, snuggling up close to a little baby, spinning a toddler round in the park or simply having a cuddle. The glances between daddy and daughter are so adorable, the little jokes between father and son often so cheeky and mischievous.

Daddy and Me Photography in Phoenix

Personalize your session with fun props that show off the fun hobbies your kiddos share with their dad or pick a location that is meaningful to your family. We know dad will appreciate the one on one time with the kids and cherish the photos long after they leave the nest. Our photo sessions are candid, casual, and full of love! Book your session this month and receive a FREE Canvas. Click here to book using this special!

Arizona Family Photographer

Dads are basically superheroes to their kids, take a moment to embrace that relationship more than just on Father’s Day. Contact us or call 480 495 5455 to book a session today!

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