scottsdale portrait photographer

Don Fitzsimmons Photography

Sleepwar Promo Shoot

Sleepwar is a local indie band and several members happen to be old friends. I really wanted to give them some variety for their promo shoot so we did several different looks. The look with the bright colored lights matches their stage presence where…

Sleepwar Live

Shooting a live concert is no easy task. You never know what the conditions will be like. Will the light be good? Will I have access? In this case I did have access, but the light was very tricky. Because the lights were constantly moving, I had to frame…

Sometimes They Stay Still

Mostly, I photography candid images of my kids. At first, this was out of necessity because little kids are constantly on the move. Soon, I realized that this whole candid images of my kids was a thing. Like a project. Documentary photos of their…

Sony RX100 For Concert Photography

I have long wanted to use my tiny Sony RX100 for concert photography. It's perfect. It's so small that most concert security guards wouldn't think twice about letting me in with it. In fact, that's what happened to me last night at the Violent Femmes…

Sydney Harbor Bridge in the Fog

Sometimes it's fun to go back and look at photos I shot years and months in the past. A funny thing happens: what I thought was a mediocre shot upon initial evaluation turns out to be more interesting later. That's one reason that I rarely delete photos…

Hopi Salt Trail: Grand Canyon, AZ

Even though I live in Arizona, I have only been the Grand Canyon 2-3 times. So, when the opportunity came up to do a 6 day hike in the Canyon, I was all for it. I thought I was physically prepared, but WOW was I wrong. This hike was awesome, but way over

Lifestyle Jules Fitness Shoot

I finally blew the cobwebs off my camera and did a shoot last night. I've done one fitness shoot in the past for my friend and coworker, but I don't consider myself a fitness photographer by any means... yet. I really like this genre. Fitness photography…

A Trip to Australia

Last week I went on a business trip to Australia. The company I work for creates software for forensic crime labs and we had some work to do with the Australian Federal Police. As part of the trip, my co-worker and I got to spend a few days in Sydney…


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