Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sneak Peek Boudoir Session - Boudoir Photographer, Utah

For now I am keeping this blog as family friendly as possible, but if you'd like to see a sneak peek at a boudoir session, follow the link below. There is no face to these pictures as it is still a surprise for her hubby!

Let me know if you'd like a fun, dreamy session, too!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Beautiful Moment

There is beauty all around us if we look. I was taking Nicole's hair out of a style that had been in for about 4 weeks, and half way through I saw this, and had to take a picture. This is an experimental image with my Holga camera, but I love it.

And, to add more beautiful thoughts to your mind, here are some quotes I like...

Clarity of mond, body, and spirit is the key to creativity.
Dan Wakefield

There is nothing wrong with taking time to just sit and think.
Stephanie Goddard Davidson

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Girls, on Film

This is the first roll of 35mm I have taken in about 8 years! I used color film at ISO 400 or 800 (I can't remember). I don't get all the technical data written down for me like I do shooting digital. You can tell they are grainy, but it is real grain, not digitally added grain or yucky noise. There is a certain softness to film that I love, and you can't reproduce that any other way, other than to shoot with film.

I will be incorporating more film into my work with client sessions. I want to remaster this basic medium that started my love affair with photography!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lukas & Blair - Utah Children's Photography

These little cuties were so fun to photograph; so energetic and big personalities. You can see that anything goes in the studio, there are no rules, just play time! Mom did such a great job on their outfits, too. Bright colors look amazing here in the white studio!

People say that photographing pets and kids are the toughest specialties, and they're right, to a certain degree. You just have to know how to work with them. Photographing kids is like a step aerobics class, weight lifting, acting, juggling, and duck hunting all rolled into one (I'm usually sweating by the end). haha What the? Let me explain....I'm usually running around, getting down on the floor just to jump up a second later and run to get another shot, "flying" kids into their spot, making animal noises, acting like a clown, holding a camera and a puppet, changing lenses, etc, and then waiting for the perfect expression.
The final result is worth every part of it, don't you think?!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I never had a sister growing up, I was a tom boy running around with my 3 brothers. I am glad Natalie has a little girly friend to play with and to fight with! : ) 

Two little monkeys jumpin on the bed...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Lovely Room

So here is the official reveal of the room! Nicole is now in a matching big girl bed like Natalie (now if we could get her to STAY in the bed).
It is a very small room with only one small window, so not much light or room to photograph, but you get the idea. I took two rolls of film, too. I can't wait to see how they turned out. For now here are some digital images.

Natalie is modeling both beds. : ) The colors for the room are purple, green, and blue.

Nicole sitting on her bed.

The cat just couldn't help himself, he wanted to be in the pictures, too. Sweet little details.

You might recognize the chair from some of my photo shoots, this is where it lives when not being used in the studio.

Princess shoes and princess toes! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What Else Do You Do On a Cold Winter Morning in Utah?

Beisdes  photograph your children? Just kidding. I've been hard at work getting the girl's room all cute and stylish so I finally photographed THEM,  IN it. More coming soon.