Jon's thoughts: What an incredible experience it was for me to get to know Bill and Lissa Staples and their sons. Everyone is so active and yet it was so emotionally exciting for me to feel the bond the boys have with each other as well as the love they show their parents. Michael was on vacation after just graduating from West Point. He is now serving our country as an officer in the Army flying huge attack helicopters. Douglas is doing well at the University of Arizona getting ready for a career in protecting our ecology. Conor is a Foothills High School student impressing everyone with his theatrical skills; singing and acting. Those who know Lissa may have been fortunate to hear her talents as a professional singer. I love the way their images capture the joy, warmth, and love they share with each other. As a bonus we discovered we are neighbors and have gotten together socially.
From Bill and Lissa: Jon was the consummate professional in staging us and preparing us for our portraits. His great sense of humor allowed us to be at ease and have fun with our session. We deeply appreciate the considerable time he spent with us selecting the best images and finishes. His expertise in creating a wonderful family feeling is evident in his work. Jon’s portraits are pure art. Our family will enjoy them for generations to come.
-The Staples Family