Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Debbie and Michael
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Family Portrait Testimonial
"We had come to the decision that now that our two boys were on there way to college it was now or never if we were to have a chance of getting the whole family together for a portrait. Once that decision was made we had to figure out who would do it. In the past we had never had time to do anything other than whip into a department store to get our holiday pictures taken. This time was different, firstly there was no department store to whip into and secondly this was a once in a life time opportunity to have an art grade portrait done. After researching the many options in Sedona we selected Bob. Not only where his qualifications way above any other in town, his style was just what we were looking for.
The extra challenge we had given him was to include our two dogs, Bandit and Opal, as we considered them “family”. Our whole experience could not have been better, what a fun session we had. Not only were the dogs a little challenging to get to pose, but our two identical twin boys decided to do some clothes swapping outside just to throw Bob off. Of course Bob, with his eye for detail, cottoned onto it pretty quickly. He took it all in his stride and everyone including Bob I suspect, had fun.
As to the result, stunning!!! Not only did we take “the family portrait” but we ordered a series of portraits of family members and family groups: kids, boys, mum and dad etc and now have them proudly displayed around our home. We also have some of the out takes, not perhaps for display, but certainly a fond reminder of our session with Bob. Mark Charlesworth Creekside Inn Sedona, AZ"
The dogs were definately a challenge. As soon as the first flash went off it was basically over! The dogs were running around and crazy. Luckily we got a good portrait from the first exposure. Here's one from when we were still trying to get the dogs in place after the first flash.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Bride's Mom & Dad Thanks
"Dear Bob, Jim and I want you to express thanks for the wonderful photographs of Tami's wedding in Sedona. It was very dificult to choose. Your photographers and you captured so much. There was a variety of backgrounds, outside photographs have such a beautiful background. So many individual ones of the family and friends will be cherished! Bob you were pleasant to work with. Good luck in the future. We would recommend you at any time! Sincerely, Jim & Ellen Close"
Here are a few images from Tami and Christopher's wedding. It was held at the St. John Vianny Catholic Church and the reception was at the Tequa Ballroom at the Hilton in Sedona.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunfellow Family Portrait
Date: October 16, 2006 8:55:09 PM MST
To: Bob Coates
Conversation: Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
Subject: Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
2 AM and time for me to head for bed, but before I do I want to thank you for the outstanding prints you made for me and my family. The 20x30 print was especially fabulous. It turned out better than I expected -- so good, in fact, that I dropped everything I was doing so I could take it up to Flagstaff to show my oldest daughter, and then drop it off to be framed. I can't wait to get it up on our living room wall and expect that it will be in our family for many generations to come...
Thanks, Bob. Really nice.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Cristin & Mark's wedding album
We love the album. The only change that we wanted to make was the large picture of Mark and Morgan on page 40-41.
Do you have a different picture with the kids or maybe we could make the picture of the 3 kids the big photo on the page and the one of Mark and Morgan smaller?
Please let me know what our options are. We would really like to have this for Christmas.
It is wonderful, we love it!
Here are a few album spread images from their wedding album. I love the emotion that comes through when a couple is really in love and not afraid to show it! They have chosen to get the wedding album that we produce in Italy. Every page is a spread with no break in the middle and is printed on textured linen paper. This is a stunning treatment for saving wedding memories and since it is printed on a press the book will last generations.