Everyone has a story to capture. Here’s ours...


Providing the valley of the sun with timeless portrait photography since 1993.


Captured Moments is founded by Rita Sherman, an award-winning photographer and mother of two.


With 3 full time photographers and a continually growing clientele, Captured Moments moves into it’s first 600 sq. ft studio space in the heart of Scottsdale.


Captured Moments continues to become a household name in the valley for fine-art portraiture, expanding to a 1600 sq. ft. studio and office space.


Observing the growing demand for our high-quality portrait services in the business world, we launch CM Elite, a luxury headshot division of Captured Moments, taking on corporate clients such as PepsiCo, Nationwide Insurance, Integrated Care Partners with Honor Health, Launch Real Estate, Wells Fargo, and more.

Present Day

For 30 years our photographers have been recognized as some of the foremost portrait photographers in the valley, offering dynamic portrait sessions, personalized viewing presentations, and unmatched artistry in the production process. At the heart of it all has been Rita's distinctive warmth, and her eye for the moments that matter. 















Behind all the cameras, lights, and editing monitors, you will find four hard-working women living their dream: providing you with portraiture to treasure for a lifetime.

Rita Sherman


About Heather

Heather joined the company in 2004, shortly after earning her BA in Photography from Arizona State University. Heather is a true creative marked by her eye for detail, exceptional technical skill, and peaceful demeanor. Besides being a professional portrait photographer for nearly 20 years, Heather specializes in custom album design, printing, and gallery design for your home. In her free time, you can find her enjoying the company of her husband Tom, and their beautiful daughter, Maya!

Heather Montasir


About Allison

Allison came like a breath of fresh air when she joined the company in 2019. Having earned her BA in Photography from Northern Arizona University, we somehow got her to leave beautiful Flagstaff to come down to the valley and work with us (don’t worry, she loves the desert!). Aside from being a truly exceptional photographer, Allison's uplifting disposition makes her stand out from the rest, as she consistently helps people see the best in themselves. You will often find her exploring nature, or at home with her partner Dan and her kitty Stella!

Allison Jourden


About Brionna

Brionna skipped into our studio one summer day in 2019, and it was a match made in heaven. NY born and AZ grown, she earned her BA in Communication & Film from the Barrett, Honors College at ASU. She wears a lot of hats around here, including: content creator, portrait packaging specialist, office admin, receptionist, lighting tech, professional reflector-holder, “Max’s favorite”, and occasional photographer. In her free time, Brionna enjoys writing music, going on coffee dates with her friends, and adventuring with her husband, Nathan.

Brionna Consalvo


About Max

“Technically I’m Rita’s dog that comes to work with her every day, but technically, aren’t you supposed to be getting back to work? That’s right. Now where is my treat?”



Now that you’ve heard a little bit about us, we would love to hear about you!


“I am always amazed at the photos they take…

...and my family and I are never disappointed. Whether the photos are posed or candid, they always turn out stunning! They are the most welcoming, enthusiastic, and professional people and they make my family and I feel comfortable every time we get our photos taken."


“What an amazing experience!

I used Captured Moments for my daughters senior pictures. From my first phone call they were wonderful to deal with. The photographers were outstanding! They worked with a very antsy horse and I was shocked by how many beautiful pictures they were able to get. I will always treasure the photos they took and I have no doubt I will use them in the future."


“They are professional, fun, and inviting!

They have a great eye for detail and are able to make family pictures (which are most times very stressful) relaxing and organized."


Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of portrait sessions do you do?

Here at Captured Moments we are proud to offer a variety of portrait sessions, including but not limited to: family portraits, senior portraits, professional headshots, complete branding sessions, pet portraits, and engagement portraits.. Have a specific need that’s not listed? Send us a message and tell us about it!

what happens if I don't spend my entire studio credit?

Most of our clients find that they want to order more than their minimum order credit covers, however, if you do not exhaust the entire amount, the remainder will remain on file for you until your next session with us.

how much does a session cost?

Classic portrait sessions range from $899 to $2899. CM Elite headshot & branding sessions begin at $399. Wondering which session is right for you? Send us a quick message and we’ll make our best recommendation based on your needs.

what kind of print products do you offer?

Our most popular products are our custom coffee table albums, ready-to-hang portrait art for your home, loose prints for framing, and custom cards and announcements. We are also proud to offer specialty items such as glass photo blocks, gallery blocks, ready-to-hang collages, folio boxes, and more.

what is included in each session?

When it comes to our Classic Portrait Sessions, we make everything completely custom to your needs. You get to decide what’s included in your session by means of the “studio credit” included in the cost of your session. Think of this portion as a deposit on your favorite products. After your photoshoot, we will invite you to our studio for a viewing and ordering session, at which point you will put your credit towards purchasing only the portraits you love. (Our CM Elite headshot sessions and pet portraits are the exception, as they do include a pre-determined end product.)

where do you photograph?

We primarily photograph in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, but are more than willing to travel! For photoshoot location inspiration, head to our locations gallery here.

Have questions?
Let’s chat!

Email Brionna at brionna@capturedmomentsaz.com, call 480-607-1688 or click the button below.