When I noticed Kelsey's phone cover at our meet and greet event for senior reps, I had to ask if she liked Paris. Her eyes lit up and she said "YES!" The idea immediately started working out itself in my head, if you can say that, and in the next couple of weeks, we organized a Paris inspired photoshoot by Utah State Capitol Building. The spring was in full swing, so the trees around the capitol were absolutely beautiful. Naturally it was crowded, so we had to get a little creative of how to make it work, but I think we succeeded in bringing Paris a little closer to home.
I had such a joy to photography this family in their home. It is fun to capture memories at the location where all the fun happens. First we photographed their daily activities... Yes, these guys sing daily!:) The mom wanted me to capture them making brownies together, because it is another thing they do a lot. And let's face it: living happens in the kitchen. I know MY favorite place to be is the kitchen. Gathering around the counter or a big table, talk all night, play games and eat good food - a true memory making time is in the kitchen. So, you better be sure, if I come to your house, we will be shooting there.
Light is super important to me and I always say with the right light any background will look great. So these pictures were taken at the nearby city park, which might seem not a place for pictures, but I've taken a few pictures that were beautiful and I always love the results.
Noah plays cello really well and I wanted to photograph him in action, so to say. So I asked him to play right there in the middle of the park. He didn't blink an eye and it was so cool. It's not everyday you get a little concert at the park:)
I'm so glad I got to photograph this wonderful family. The youngest son/brother was leaving to join the army and being a military wife myself, I feel deep respect for the guys who join and for families that support them. Hope you, guys, will get together again soon! Best of luck!
Allison wanted fall colors for her pictures. Session with Allison at Mueller Canyon was worth the wait. Maybe it's because we were in agreement on the matter of the world needing a zoo, or maybe it was that we both needed hot chocolate, because it was a bit chilly by the time we were done. In the end, we had a lovely conversation and had fun getting to know each other. Allison, you are such a beautiful young woman. Can't wait to see you in Fidler on the Roof!:)
A few weeks ago I had a privilege to have a session with two sisters. Their mom just wanted updated "school" pictures. I was happy to do that.
Well, it might be started with that idea, but it turned into a completely different and fun opportunity for them and ME:) I knew that they were dancers. And did a folk dance, so I suggested to use their costumes as one of the outfit change. Not everyone goes for it, but I'm so glad they did. I think the location by the Great Salt Lake was perfect of what we intended to do and it looked beautiful and was a lot of fun.
I thought it was going to be a usual family session, but even for family pictures the reason behind it more than just to put it on a Christmas card. This family was celebrating 5 years living in the Northern Utah and wanted to take the same photo as at their first session the year they moved here. So, I met them at the Exchange place in Salt Lake City and we had a lot of fun around that area.
The urgency was real for this family's photo shoot. The kids are old enough that most of them are off to their own new things anywhere from Arizona to China. Coming and going. Staying only for two weeks under the same roof.
We discussed the location and agreed on Tunnel Spring Park in North Salt Lake. I've been there before a couple of times, but this is my first time to do a full photo shoot there. That park is beautiful, you'll see below, but one tricky part is that for these beautiful photos we needed beautiful, even light that was only available for a short amount of time. That's why we all sacrificed our sleep. 6 a.m. photo shoot here we come!
One thing I love about shooting families is to see family dynamics. And this family is my #familygoals kind of family. They were so good to each other. I could tell that even though they had roles as parents and children, they were also friends. They love spending time together and they love to have a good laugh!
Girl Power right there!:) Or Sisterhood of Traveling Pants! Cassidy is carrying her little sister and the parents should watch out because she might take her all the way to China where she lives for a period of time right now.
I was a cub scout leader and I remember Kip as a "Bear" running around with friends. Now he is entering his teenage years and it is crazy how time flies, kids grow, and 18 summers passed us flying by.
Enjoying each other and creating family memories that will last a life time, that's what it's all about.