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About

300x300_Sean_OpenshawMy name is Sean Openshaw and this is my site.

By day, I’m a website manager and integration architect for Northern Arizona Healthcare. The rest time I juggle many other roles and responsibilities and try to keep everything in balance. Sometimes things fall out of place, but that just makes life interesting and a challenge to get back in line.

I’m not a landscape photographer although I do occasionally turn my camera towards a beautiful scene.

I’m a photojournalist by trade and a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. I’ve worked 15 years as a staff photographer for various newspapers and a combat photographer for the Arizona National Guard – deploying once for nine months to Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia mission).

Sometimes I wish I was back to being a full-time photographer, but I love what I do at the hospital and wouldn’t trade anything for where I’m at right now. We are deploying new beautiful websites and working to tell the story of our colleagues, patients and the communities we serve. Stay tuned for some amazing things.

My specialty is capturing big events, whether they be corporate, fundraising or sporting events. I also do a lot of team photography for schools and clubs such as NPA, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff Microsoccer, NJB, Flagstaff Northstars and Upward Basketball. And my favorites lately have been senior portraits and family photography.

I know being photographed isn’t always the funnest thing to endure for many people so that’s why I like to set the scene with lights, mood and background and then just have fun. I love making people look good in photos and leave them feeling great about the process. I often break out tricks and poses and stupid little things that help shed the normal hesitations to bring out personality and attitude.

I don’t nickle and dime my clients with add-ons, minimums or complicated packages. I charge what I feel my art is worth and don’t hold your images for ransom. You will get the high resolution images for personal use and all images will be online (password protected) to share with family and friends and to order prints at a very reasonable price.

There are many photographers who will do it cheaper and may appear more affordable but I really believe you get what you pay for. I’m in a place where I’d rather focus on those who see the value in the images I capture.

I absolutely love what I do and the images I’m able to take for families and businesses.

Please contact me if you’d like me to capture those images for you.