Britney and her husband Rob were a very calm and easy going couple to photograph. We did the photo shoot in a breathtaking air BnB down in Salt Lake City and it was so fun to do. Britney and Rob have been married for a while now and their relationship is amazing. They were shy and unsure of what to do at first, but I quickly helped them become more comfortable in front of the camera. I think it’s so nice to have photos after you are married so you can see how much your relationship has progressed and how much stronger your connection is. These shoots are fun as you take a moment from daily to-do lists to enjoy each others company and remember why you fell in love.
I love this girl!!!! She is also a photographer. She’s become a friend and I adore her to the bones! She is gracious and so sincerely kind. She loves her kids with such a fierceness, and she is so down to earth and easy to be around. I love getting to document her in her happy place - right along side her family!
Dance, and you come alive!
I adore my senior dancers. I am sad overtime I see them graduate however, because then I know they will be moving on and I won’t get to watch them dancing anymore for the Cache Valley Ballet. I love watching how they grow and achieve their dreams though! Open your wings and fly!
I love how big her smile is! She is such a beautiful senior, full of life, and so giggly and fun! I hope that all your dreams come true!
I love when dancers want senior photos. We had so much fun on this shoot! I love dance photography, so this gives me the chance to do more of what I love. They always know how to move their bodies, and keep movement flowing during a shoot. Really I love when any senior incorporates what they love to do be it music, cheer, dance, sports - into their shoot. This is such a big part of their lives through those teen years, and it’s something that sadly often falls away as you grow up. It’s fun to remember what you loved and what made you YOU.
I love watching as Seniors bloom in front of my lens. They start shaking off their discomfort as the shoot goes on and they become THEM. I love hearing their future goals and plans, where they plan to go, what they plan to do, and then I love sitting back and watching them work towards their goals and watching where life takes them. Have a goal. Dream big. Reach far. Life is too short to just settle.
E.E. Cummings said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
I would have never understood that quote when I was younger. I was sure I knew it all. I was sure I knew my future and how it would all be laid out. I didn’t have a clue how much the years would teach me. And teach me they did. When I’ve been in the moments of learning lessons, I have often wanted out quickly. But when I look back at the heartache. The hurt. The trying times. These are the times that required me to stretch the furthest, to go the distance, to really find out who I was.
Find those experiences that will stretch you and walk through the fire. It will refine you and break you, but you will find who you truly are meant to be.
These years seem to go so slowly when you are in it, but then you look back and it’s gone in a flash. No more high school. The friends you made move to new schools, or travel, or change. Everything happens so quickly from there on. The experiences you had during those years will be all you take with you, and hopefully a few really great friends. I once saw a quote - I don’t know who it is by but I liked it…
“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”
Keep having fun and enjoying life, experiencing all you can, and making a difference in the world!
It’s been such a fun couple of weeks photographing these awesome seniors. This was not a thing when I was a senior but I wish it had been. I would have liked to be able to look back and see me during that time, my personality, how I looked, been able to dress up and have fun. It’s such an exciting time in life, new adventures, growing up, experiences that you’ve never had before, moving to new places. You feel so much older and so unencumbered by life. It’s a good place to be.
I get a lot of requests for family reunion photography and I absolutely love these sessions! I love seeing a whole family come together, being able to laugh and enjoy each others company. Being from a large family (baby of 11 here :) ) I know how hard it can be to get everyone together, and how rewarding it is when it actually happens. If I can ever get my WHOLE family together and do a professional photoshoot that will be a dream come true for me. Make it happen when you can. Life is full of unexpected turns, and every moment together counts.
From a favorite engagement session, a touching birth story, to a fun family session! I hope to photograph this family for years to come. The love they have for this little man is abundant. He is their world. And look at that little face! Can you blame them!?
When you have littles that don’t have much of an attention span, a mini session (15-20 min session) is absolutely perfect. Most of the best photos are going to happen in that 15-20 minutes anyhow, since that is when your little ones are the most engaged. After that they are ready to get down and run around. So if you just want a quick session with a few fantastic photos, and have little ones who melt down quickly, this is the option you will want to choose. We will have fun, get smiles, and they won’t hate photos the next time around! I love this family, they are always so shy, but so much fun to photograph and so so beautiful!
I’ve known this family for quite some time now. Some families you photograph over and over again start feeling like family. Such is the case with this sweet girl. And I fell in love with her mama too. She was always so kind to me, would come to many of photoshoots for her grand babies, and would always give me heartfelt thanks and hugs. I was so sad when I heard she had passed away. Having lost a parent myself, I knew the grief this little family would be going through. It is never easy to lose someone you love so dearly. I know they have missed her so much. Especially these sweet little kiddos!
I know I know! You are seeing a million blog posts from me coming through. I’m playing catch up! I hate for any of my beautiful shoots to not be shared. My business had to be put on hold the last few mths for any of the little extras like blogging, facebook and instagram. I took what time I could and spent it visiting my brother in law and spending family time before he died in November. Then it was grieving time, then Christmas, and here we are. Months behind on posting, but it was needed. Thank goodness I work for myself and it allows me to take the time I need to put family first. But now I’m loving going through all my past shoots and getting them out there for the world to see.
First let me start off by telling you how much I love this pretty mama! She is strong, amazing, kind, gracious, talented, and such an amazing mom! She does all the things with her kids that I wish I could muster up the energy to do. Her kids are so kind, and so talented. I had such a wonderful time on this shoot with them all, and it turned out so beautiful thanks to these sweet kiddos participating in the experience so well!
I might be pretty biased because I love this family so much, but they are all gorgeous people!! And so much fun! This is my sister in law Angies family and they are all so fun, I think I’ve about photographed them all. They love to travel all over, and Angies mom bought the girls all hats while they were in England, it was so fun to incorporate them into the photos! And this was right before my nephew left on his mission. It was fun to all be together.
I was waiting to share this cute families session until she announced her pregnancy!! They are such a gorgeous little family and they were so tough about hiking to this location to shoot. Sweet Jessica hiked pregnant without any complaints and we got the best views! Thank you for letting me take your darling families photos! And a huge congratulations on your new one! Can’t wait to see that baby!
This family has been my friends for years now. I love Khristen! She has such a big amazing heart! She is always reaching out and always so good at keeping in contact and checking up on me to see how I am. She is a tough mama who has been through so much in her life. She lives for her little family and loves being a mama. Its always so much fun to do photos for her family. They are so good at bringing out the silly and the laughs :)
I never knew a time without Jack being part of my life. He was there before I was even born. It was always Jack and ShaMayne. He blessed me as a baby. He and ShaMayne took me in every summer and off my parents hands so they could work with their 9 other children who were still home, and my grandparents who lived with them, my grandmother needing much care with her alzheimers.
I loved to visit ShaMayne and Jack because they had babies for me to play with and spend time with, and I loved the babies. I also very much loved every moment I could spend with Jack in the yard working, or singing songs with him while he played the guitar. Or watching Star Wars or Pride and Prejudice. John Denver became one of my very favorite singers from spending so much time singing the songs with Jack. Jack knew how to listen, and he knew how to give gentle guidance and correction. He was always so inspired in what to say and how to say it. He didn’t rush the process and would sit with you until you understood what you needed to.
I always knew he loved me. He was always like a second father. I've never really considered him an "in-law" because he has been in the family longer then me. He's just always been there. Always and forever has been brother to me. Imaging life without him is very difficult. The future family get togethers where we won’t hear his guitar playing or hear his gentle voice singing. The tickles he gave to everyone. (It was a tender mercy that the last day I got to see him, was his last good day, and even though he was on Morphine, he was in a good mood, and he knew who I was, and he even reached over and tickled me when I hugged him goodbye.) We will miss the wisdom he shared with us and the time he’d put aside when we needed someone to talk to. I texted him more then once with things that were bothering me, and he’s always get back to me and explain and talk until I could feel better and understand. I loved how much he loved my sister and how good he was to her. He was so gentle with her, you could always see how much he adored her. He loved to give her gifts and surprises, and he was the most respectful, loving husband to her.
I will miss him so much. My life has been blessed to have known him my WHOLE life. My life was blessed because he was in it. He left a wonderful legacy behind.
Till we meet again…
They were unsure how the shoot would go at first, they had not had a formal shoot together before. But by the end of our shoot they said it was so easy and that I made it fun and easy for them. They asked if I did birth stories but I was so sad I’d be in Tennessee on a job when she was due. They were so cute together and I loved how he would keep complimenting her and wanted to just keep kissing her. He was gentle with her and got a shy smile everytime I had them do a romantic pose together, you could tell how much they love being together.