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Ryan Leasure

Storybook Fairies

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Come experience our BRAND NEW Storybook Fairies and help out kids in need as well.



Our mystical fairyland begins with a sprinkle of pixie dust on our enchanted garden, transforming each child into a beautiful winged fairy. The timeless “storybook” feel of your child’s fairy portrait will capture your heart and those of friends and relatives.

We have created an awesome outdoor garden designed specifically for fine portraiture. Your daughter or granddaughter will feel so beautiful and special. They will always remember this special time when they got to be a fairy.

We are so excited about this that we decided to partner up with Make-A-Wish Arizona.
All we ask is that you make a $99 donation to Make-A-Wish and in return you will receive a $600 Portrait Gift Certificate for your Storybook Fairy Session. ($300 of that covers the session and $300 goes towards your portraits)

The spots are very limited and are expected to go really fast.

– Private 60 minute session
-Ages 3 to 6 year old girls
– Costumes and props are provided.

Friday April 7th 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00,
Thursday April 13th 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00
Friday April 14th 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00

How Much?

It has been our experience that clients interested in multiple gift sizes for themselves and family typically invest $500 to $900 or more. Clients interested in a framed wall portrait or album typically invest $1300 to $1900 or more. We specialize in creating beautiful works of art to hang in your home for a lifetime. Each portrait is a work of art whether it is large or small, they are art enhanced and hand finished. We don’t offer Digital Files. 


Click Here To Fill Out Our Guest Form and we will call you to discuss more details.
































4 Reasons why you have to get your family portrait taken this fall in Arizona!

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Now that the holidays are just around the corner – its family portrait time! If you are like most moms we work with then you are the only one planning this very special time and of course you want it to come out absolutely perfect. At Leasures Portraits, we have been taking family portraits for 20 years now and have photographed over 100,000 families in Arizona. We are the premier portrait studio that all the local celebrities use when they want their family heirloom portrait taken.

Here are 4 Reasons why you have to get your family portrait taken this fall in Arizona.

1. Your kids aren’t getting any younger

The kids grow up so fast and even if it has been a year or two since your last family portrait I am sure they have changed a lot since then. You want to make sure to capture this special moment in time.


2. Portraits change how your children view themselves

There was a study done on what the effect of having portraits in your home does to your children. They found that children that grow up in a home with family portraits on the wall have a greater sense of confidence and belonging. In fact, portraits on the wall can increase your children’s self-confidence by more than 35%. One of a child’s biggest needs is being accepted for who they are. When you child sees himself on the wall every day that sends the message of him being something of great importance.


3. The weather is beautiful

Now that fall is here the weather is starting to cool off making your family portrait session amazing. You don’t have to worry about being hot and sweaty.


4. We have a special deal for you

At Leasures, one of our main core values is to give back and help others in need. Every year our goal is to help raise over $250,000 for the local charities and non-profits. That is why we have partnered with Make-A-Wish Arizona to help raise funds for the kids in need. It’s simple, all we ask is that you donate $99 to the Make-A-Wish Arizona foundation and we will gift a $400 Gift Certificate to go towards family portraits. ($200 covers the portrait session and $200 goes towards your portrait selection)

For more information fill out the guest form here and we will follow up with you to answer any questions.

Top 12 Seniors of 2016 – Chandler Senior Photographer

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We had an amazing class of 2016. There was so many great images to choose from. Here are the top two images we chose for each school. It’s still not to late to get your senior portraits taken. Call the studio now to book your appointment. (480) 786-4585


Taylor Diaz – Basha High School



David Robertson – Basha High School


Deanna Apodaca Rocha – Chandler High School

CHS_apodaca rocha_deanna

Malique Shivers – Chandler High School



Vanessa Marchus – Chandler Prep Academy



Michael Melvin – Chandler Prep Academy



Mercedes Escobar – Hamilton High School



Seth Lind – Hamilton High School


Marin Bridges – Highland High School


Kyle Young – Highland High School


Kammi Harrion  – Perry High School


Ryan Hildreth  – Perry High School


Creating a Gallery Wall Part 1 | Choosing your Items | Chandler Photographer

By Family, Uncategorized

We’ve all seen the amazing and inspiring gallery walls on Pinterest.  It makes us want to find every frame in our house and hang it all….you know this would result in a terrible outcome.  So, we’re going to help you out, and give you a couple tips to choose items for a cohesive and beautiful gallery wall.  Just like Pinterest!

1. Pick a Theme

The easiest way to choose items for your gallery wall is to pick a theme.  This theme can be color related, such as all black and white photos and items.  Or it can be more specific – like all abstract art, or all wedding photos.

gallery wall from pinterest

This image is from Pinterest.  You can see how well the black and white images work with the other items.


2. Use the Same Frame

Sometimes, you may want to use lots of different portraits and snapshots.  They may be all color, all black and white, or a mixture.  To keep the wall from looking like a cluttered mess, choose all the same frame, or choose frames that are different, but all in one color.

gallery wall same frame

This image is from Pinterest, isn’t this wall so beautiful and simple?


3. Mix Decorative Items with Your Frames

If you’ve followed the above 2 steps, you can easily add items to your wall as long as they still fit your theme, or your color palette.

add items to your gallery wall

This Pinterest image is very eclectic with the use of natural elements and the wooden shelf.  The frames, items and images all have the same theme and color scheme.

Hopefully you found these tips useful for choosing your gallery wall images.  Stay tuned for Part 2 – How to Hang Your Gallery Wall.


Portrait Attire Inspired by Your Home Decor | Chandler Family Photographer

By Family

“What am I going to wear” is usually the first thing that anyone thinks when they are having a portrait session.  Today, we’re going to help you find the perfect outfits for your family, using the decor in your home.  I agree, it sounds silly to think you will be picking your shirt based on the couch you own.  Keep reading, and you will see why it will be successful.

Where Will You Hang Your Portrait?

Before we can discuss your clothing options, you need to decide where your family portrait will be hanging in your home.  Above your couch?  In the dining room?  In the den or study area?

Look for Common Color Schemes

We all have colors that we naturally gravitate to.  Take a look around the areas of your home that you might want to hang the portrait.  What colors do the areas have in common?  What colors are your walls?  Your furniture?  Your curtains?

wall grouping over sofa

Some people choose to keep their decor very neutral, but have decorative items that bring in pops of color.  In the example photo above the images they chose are black and white.  But what color would you wear if this was your living room?  An easy answer would be black.  The room has black in the pillows and the tables.  But the pop of color they use is dark teal.  Wouldn’t those portraits look breathtaking in this room if their outfits were dark teal and black?  Or dark teal and camel (the color of the rug)?

family portrait above bed

Do you have a bold colored wall where you are planning to hang your portrait?  If your wall is red, or eggplant or another bold color stick with neutral colors in your attire.  Of course, black or white always are going to look nice with anything, especially if you have black or dark wood furniture.  You could also wear browns, or creams if your furniture is lighter.

For more tips on choosing clothing colors for your outdoor portrait click here.

We can’t wait to see what you wear!

10 Tips to a Successful Session | Arizona Portrait Photographer

By Family, Seniors!

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Everyone wants to look and feel their best during family portraits.  So, we created a short and useful guide with our top 10 tips to help make that happen.

Can you guess what topics we included?  Everything from your appearance to the walls of your home – it is all important to the success of your session.

So download them now by clicking here!

Make sure you also sign up for our newsletter to stay updated with the latest trends and promotions by clicking here.  When you sign up for the newsletter you will automatically receive our 10 tips!


Photo Size Comparison: 8×10 versus 32×48 | Chandler Portrait Studio

By Family

It is very common for someone to think that an 8×10 image is “big” or would make a good size for wall hanging.  But, when you think about it, an 8×10 is actually very small.

The size you decide to print your portraits is going to be relative to where you are going to put them.  A small side table would look silly with a 16×20 framed print sitting on it next to a lamp.  In this instance the 8×10 might be the perfect size.

For wall hanging portraits bigger is better.  Here’s a visual example to help you see the comparison.

8x10 versus 32x48

That looks pretty silly hanging above this queen sized bed.  An average queen size bed is 60 inches wide.  Your family portrait will look shrunken above large furniture as an 8×10.

8x10 versus 32x48

But a 32×48 looks great!  It covers most of the wall space, creating a feature point in the room.  For more tips on choosing the right sized wall portrait check out this post here.

family portrait above bed


Create Wall Groupings with Your Family Portrait Favorites | Chandler Photography Studio

By Family

Our carefully designed wall groupings are simply the best value you’ll find. What is a wall grouping?  That’s just what we call it, but basically it is a unique collection of three or more portraits, designed to enhance and compliment your decor. A perfect way to decorate a large wall over a sofa, fireplace or stairway.

wall grouping over sofa

We follow a few simple rules to create a cohesive wall grouping that has balance and coordinates with your home.

1. Choose Color or Black and White

Most of the time our wall portraits are chosen to be printed in color.  But, depending on the portrait, your personal taste, and the decor of your home, a black and white wall grouping might be your choice.  Generally, we’ll choose closer images of only one or two people, or details shots from your session as black and white images, those types of shots work really well in black and white, and add interest to your wall grouping.

2. Choose Poses that Compliment

In a wall grouping, you will probably find the display more appealing with a large family portrait in the middle and two smaller grouped shots, or individual shots of children, flanking the larger middle portrait.  If you had 3 or more large family shots hanging together, the wall grouping won’t be as dynamic.  So, we will take your favorite images from the session and make suggestions to create wall groupings that have impact.

3. Frame it in Style

Choosing your frames is always fun.  The right frame will compliment your decor and your portraits.  We have so many to choose from, and we’ll help you choose one you love!  You can also select a canvas wall grouping, forgoing the frame all-together.  This creates a look that is very modern, and clean.