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Elena Thurston
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2017 Photography Classes
Once a year, I open up Photography Classes at my home, here in Gilbert AZ.  I try to become an open book and teach you everything I know about my passion.  I keep the classes small and intimate, and I keep them affordable.  Each class is $50.  Tempe Camera ...

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How to do a Lifestyle Photo Shoot...
"Lifestyle Photography" is a term that lots of photographers use, and almost no non-photographers.  And the definition probably falls on a spectrum depending on who is using it. To one photographer "lifestyle" is any portrait photography that isn't done in ...

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Evolution
2011.  I had just started photographing people other than my own babies.  It hurts a little bit to look back on these photos.  It's probably a little hard for the Mom, to be reminded of such sweet days.  Emma was still in diapers, falling down about every f...

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Super Powered Dads
My life just returned to normal.  Like today, like just this morning when I woke up without a fever for the first time in 6 days.  The Flu.  It hit my home like a ton of bricks.  I've never been worked over like that and then to see my kids go down, one by ...

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Smile and move on...
As Moms, we learn how to make life work.  We learn how to make sunrises fun instead of torturous.  We learn how to make frowning faces a game and how to find smiles instead of tears.   And even when we can't (because kids do know their own minds and just ex...
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