Sunday, December 5, 2010

This was one of my favorite shoots ever!
Taken this summer, they asked me to make a movie from their shoot...and of course I was happy to...this is my wonderful brother and wife...and they will be moving next door soon!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Loved this shoot....think taking pics in the snow isn't awesome...think again!

I loved this shoot!  Not only did the snow offer something new and the family was darling, but you should have felt the love this family had for each other! It can be hard to leave my family to go do a shoot, especially when James is home (which is hardly ever) but this family reminded me what a family should be.  Watching them also made me grateful for my own family. The kids were so kind to each other and you could tell they were really friends. And the parents! Every time I turned around from shooting one of their kids, they were hugging and cooing at each other. I couldn't decide whether to gag or to go throw my arms around them and say thank you! I went straight home and gave James the biggest hug ever.  In fact, we may or may not have gone a bit farther than that (wink! wink!) Thanks Cathy and Neil and kids! Can't you just feel the love through these pics!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New In-home Studio!

I will be opening my in-home studio in the next few weeks and I am excited! It will be a place you can come, not have to wait in line, and have a more enjoyable portrait experience. We will be able to get to know eachother a bit. I practiced this morning, thinking I could get a jumpstart on this little girl's one-year pics. She kills me...

Oh goodness! This kid drives me crazy, but I adore him!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seniors 2011!

I really love shooting seniors! Who wouldn't? The models are extremely willing to look their best. This senior (like all of the seniors I have shot thus far) was an absolute beauty! One challenge I tend to have is helping the model feel comfortable in front of the camera. I haven't perfected this yet but I am really excited to practice this a lot this coming year!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This makes me happy

I have had a very rough 24 hours. It may have something to do with a momentary lapse in judgement which has cost me a lot of money and some of my dignity. That post will come tomorrow if I can not cry about it as soon as I start typing. For now, enjoy this video I made for client who booked a session for her grandkids. She is from New Zealand, so I thought it would be neat for her to be able to send this to people who have never seen her grandkids. Enjoy....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thought of the Day
I made a goal to be totally engaged with my children all day and all I can say is, "How in the sam hill do mothers for whom this is normal, do this? I can only take so many games of Duck and Goose!" My 2 year old insists on calling it, "Duck and Goose" and insists on playing it constantly. He even plays it in the car...he pats the heads of his sisters', seated on either side of him. And for the running part? We yell, "Run, Run, Run!!!!" while he laughs hysterically in his carseat. It's a riot. Don't you wish you had my life? He is pretty cute, buck teeth and all.

Image of the Day

Challenge for tomorrow
Get my fat rear end on the treadmill and off of facebook. I'll let you know how that goes. Thank goodness you can hide yourself when you are on that stupid addicting site.

P.S. How many hours of the day do you estimate you are engaged...I mean really engaged with your kids?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Seniors 2010!

I have one goal when I take shoots for seniors-- I want to capture their true style and personality at this time in their lives. I want their picture shoot to reflect the person they are at this age. For "C", I chose a downtown urban location for the bulk of our time...can you see why? Can you stand what a doll she is? She really is as beautiful inside as she is outside. Know any seniors that need their pics taken? Send them my way, I love shooting them!

The K family....

One of the things I love most about what I do is that I get to see old friends again. For friends that live far enough away that visiting often is impossible, I am able to get to know their families when I take their pictures. It is strange, after editing 10 photos of my friend's child, I feel like I have connected with them all over again. Of course, they probably don't feel that way...but I enjoy it. I love these pictures! My friend really likes urban locations so we headed to downtown Salt Lake!

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