Welcome to Photos By Thunder
Tucson's Premiere Sports Photography & Family Portrait Business.
Quality Professional Photographs of Your Family That You Can Afford
I take all kinds of pictures professionally, with my specialty being portrait pictures of fun activities where the essence of the child can be preserved and enjoyed forever more. (Football games, soccer games, days at the pool and just playing outside, etc..)
My name is Robert Anderson and I'm a 43 year old part time professional photographer. The fine looking little man in the above picture is my son, Thunder Anderson - whom the business was named after.
I've been taking pictures since I was a child and I entered into and won my first adult photography contest when I was in 9th grade in about 1980. Since then I've taken over 50,000 pictures - including contest winning skydiving photos - in free fall with a helmet mounted camera, nature photographs, wildlife photos, and children's action photos. I've won several photography contests and had several photographs published.
After becoming a parent I quickly realized my favorite type of photography is children's photography with an emphasis on fun activities. Since I'm still a kid at heart, I seem to be able to catch that special moment in picture form.
Pricing & Scheduling
If your a working parent then pricing is probably going to determine if you actually get that once in a lifetime photo. The great news is the pricing is reasonable. Prices range from $295 for a football game photo shoot, to as low as $100 for pictures at the playground or park. I take great pleasure in taking high quality portrait pictures I know are going to be cherished by a parent for a lifetime, and this reflects in my lower prices. Call around and you will find I have great rates for the type of photographs I shoot. Click Here For More on pricing.
How It Works
Call me at 406-5900 and book a time for a photo shoot. I'll show up and take anywhere from 100 to 500 pictures (my camera shoots up to 6 pictures a second). After the hour long photo shoot I'll go through the pictures and delete most of them. Typically there is about 50 good pictures from this, with from 3 to 10 being GREAT. Then I'll upload the pictures to Wal-Mart in a high resolution .JPG format. I'll email you the link and you can print as many as you want to.
Unlimited Access to your pictures (I.E. No additional charges if you want to print a bunch of them)
If you go to the pricing page you'll see my story of how a local photographer tried to charge me $6,000 for a nice christmas family portrait. He did this after we paid the sitting fee of a couple hundred dollars. This not only made me mad since we had budgeted $300, but it made me sad for people who can't afford to get a quality image worth keeping for a lifetime.
World Class Portraits
The vast majority of my pictures are taken spur of the moment and are not staged. Most kids don't work well as actors, but if they are doing something they enjoy and a knowledgeable photographer is close by.... then there are the makings of a picture of a lifetime. Take a look through the web site and see for yourself.
AA Brite 24/7 Answering The phone
I'm also the owner of AA Brite 24/7 painting and roof coating company here in Tucson and answer my cell phone as "Rob Anderson with AA Brite" - so now you won't be surprised and wondering if you called the wrong number. As mentioned earlier I work part time as a photographer and my hours are flexible. Obviously as the owner of another company I have to put a plug in for it here - in case you also need some painting or roof coating. Plus the next lens I want to buy costs $7,000 and the more work I get the sooner I get the lens. (smiling)