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Monday, February 19, 2018

Phoenix photographer celebrates moms


Photos courtesy of Mara Blom Schantz.

After her mother’s death several years ago, Phoenix photographer Mara Blom Schantz was inspired to create a book that would honor not only her own mom, but others, too. She was also thinking about her two sons: Nicholas, now 16, and John Henry, now 13.

She published A Celebration of Motherhood: Stories of the Nurturers, which includes an assortment of 2013 photographs featuring Arizona women with their children. For the women she profiles, she shares something to help readers get to know them better. Often it’s a reflection on parenting.

A portion of the proceeds from book sales benefits several charities, including Ryan House, which Blom Schantz calls “a beautiful place for children who are ill or have special needs.”

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Lynn Trimble

Lynn Trimble of Scottsdale is an award-winning arts writer and mother of three grown children whose work has appeared in Raising Arizona Kids and Phoenix New Times.

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