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Pet Photography Now Available – Franklin Studios – Scottdale

Things are really coming together now at Franklin Studios.  Over the last few months we added another hand painted canvas backdrop to our shooting bays, and beautiful little coffee bar in the lobby.  I’m not sure if the photography studio will ever be officially “done”  but all of the details are coming together.


Aside from the work we have done on the studio in Scottsdale,  we have been busy in the studio with photo shoots as well. Old Hollywood Sessions, inishing up 2018 Senior portrait sessions, a few women’s beauty sessions, a kids couture session, all AMAZING fun!


One very rewarding thing we have been working on is the addition to our website of Pet Photography.  Back in January I lost a beloved pet, our Rottweiler of 13 years.  I looked through all of the photos I had of her to show my son, and was disappointed I had not taken the time to get her into the photography studio and photograph her in a portrait.  All I had were cell phone pictures and old low resolution images.  Because of this I made it a point to bring my other pets into the studio and have some real professional photos done to celebrate and document  them.


The idea took off from there.  After seeing my images of my dog, a lot of friends were interested in having Pet Portraits or “Pawtraits” (as we like to call them around here) taken.  This led to an overwhelming response from people on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.  From there things really exploded.  I set up a new Facebook page just for pet portraiture and added a new section to my website for  pet photography.


I hope you enjoy these sweet fur babies images as much as I do.  If you would like to see more

the new Pet Web Page is here:

And the  new Facebook page could use some more likes and shares :








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A Prom Dress, A Beautiful Girl, A Perfect Day & A Camera



I was privileged recently to photograph a beautiful young lady not only in my studio, but at an outdoor location as well. Thank goodness the weather was still nice then!  Before this awful heat set in we were able to take full advantage of the amazing day, that happened to also be the day of her High School Prom.


I met this gorgeous young lady several years ago when shooting headshots when she was just 14 years old.  Time goes by so quickly!  It is hard to believe that little girl with braces has grown up so much in what seems like no time at all!

This is exactly why I love my job so much.  I can think of no better honor than to be a part of documenting milestones with images that will be cherished for a lifetime.


On the day of the shoot it was beautiful and sunny.  I had a fantastic assistant and MUAH helping out (Thanks Kimberly Tocco).  Everything was perfect! My client brought several outfits and her prom dress.  While her make-up and hair were done we determined her outfits and what order we would shoot.  I decided we would take the Prom dress images both inside and outside since the dress, and prom were the main reason for the shoot.  Getting creative we also used my new studio space that was under construction, with beautiful natural light for yet another option for her portraits.



I know it is too early to mention Christmas,  but booking a shoot now for fall ensures you aren’t scrambling for ideas and spaces that have all been filled when it comes time to take images for Christmas cards, or gifts.



Shelley Franklin – Photographer Wanderlust Photography Az



Wanderlust Photography/Shelley Franklin is a Scottsdale based, established photographer who specializes in producing timeless images. She has had her business over 4 years and produces images of pregnancy, newborn, babies of all sizes, children, teenagers (seniors), dogs and also owns Scottsdales most original Photobooth,  a Vintage “Glamper” 1961 Retro Reissue Shasta Airflyte retrofitted with a Photobooth for Weddings, parties and practically any event.


Shelley’s studio is based in Scottsdale, Arizona however  she does travel to do photography in the following areas : Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Chandler, Prescott and Sedona.


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To contact Shelley about your requirements – please email her at or call her at 480-221-2851.  Text messages welcomed.


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