Monday, November 28, 2011

Keepin' it real

And this, my friends, is why I love my job.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Minis

It's that time again...Christmas mini-sessions!  Because I have had a lot of requests for these this year I've decided to break up the minis into two days which will not only open up more spots but will also give you more options on the location. Both spots will be in the Salt Lake area. I have some really fun and festive ideas in store for both.

These are perfect, and I do mean perfect for holiday cards. The turn around time for these minis will be 3 days, which will ensure you will have plenty of time if you intend on using them for cards.

Saturday, December 3th (Urban)


Friday, December 9th (Traditional)


Email me at to grab your spot. Each mini is $35 and includes a high res. disk with 5 pictures and a print release.  And... are you ready for this?... If you refer and have a friend sign up you will get $5 off.  Can't beat that.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

On my mind and in my heart

This morning I have something weighing heavily on my mind so I think I will take a short break from all of my Fall editing and post one of my favorite e-sessions baby sister's. 

Kevin and Crystal were married a good 6 months ago (which gives you a glimpse at how insanely behind I am on the ol' blog-o). Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous and I may or may not have cried big, ugly, awkward tears all through the ceremony. It happens. Now to the weighing heavily on my mind part...Kevin is in the Air Force and was just deployed to Kuwait.  My heart hurts for them. Yes, it is part of his job and yes, he is happy to do it but I can't help thinking about how they will miss their first Thanksgiving, Christmas and even their first Anniversary together.  That's a lot of time apart and a lot of missed firsts.  And the thing is I know there are many, many others who have and are currently making the same sacrifice. My dear old dad, who was in the army for years, missed out on his fair share of firsts. I guess what I am trying to say is that this morning, in this month where we concentrate on giving thanks, I would like to say thank you to all of the servicemen and women and their families.  My heart is spilling over with gratitude for the sacrifices they make.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The {C} Family

I am in the middle of editing this session and couldn't stand it a moment longer, I had, yes had to share one.  And I can't wait to share more. Think amazing lighting, one of my favorite families, lots of laughing while playing in the sand and water and ending it all with a few fun sunset shots. Is "work" allowed to be this much fun?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween mini-sessions.

It's getting to be that time of year again. My favorite time of year!  You know... colder weather, crisp colorful leaves, a plethora of pumpkins and of course, my Halloween minis.  Oh, how I love seeing all my favorite little people dressed up in their costumes.  This year the minis will be held at Wheeler Farm.  They are $35 for a disk with 5 pictures and a print release. Grab your spot fast. These babies usually fill up quickly.

Saturday, October 22nd


Email me at And don't forget to bring those trick-or-treat bags. I will have plenty of sugary goodness to hand out ;).

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vintage Lemonade Stand

At the beginning of the summer we held a couple of days of mini sessions...vintage lemonade stand style.  I have to admit, they were my favorite batch of mini sessions yet.  The kiddos all came, played, laughed and some of them even ate. Because I fear it would be a bit overwhelming for you (okay, okay overwhelming for me) if I posted all of the pictures at once, I'll be posting several of the sessions over the next little while. First up..little miss Sunnie!

And speaking of mini sessions, stay tuned, I will be posting the dates for some fun Fall and Halloween ones soon!

Monday, September 5, 2011

My girl

The thing is, I don't take nearly enough pictures of my own kids. Which is shameful considering I first got into photography so I could document more of their little lives. The other day I was reading the amazing Nichole V's blog and I laughed out loud when she mentioned she is usually the only one without a camera at family events. That is me. But, I've vowed to do better. A few months ago, armed with my new goal, I followed my oldest out into our "yard" to capture her in her element and document this stage in her life.  I stalked her as she wandered one her favorite paths with my camera in hand.  The result?  Pictures I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The {H} Family

It was 124 degrees on the afternoon of this shoot. Joking. But man, was it toasty! We still had a lot of fun, though.  What an amazing little family! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mad Hatter Tea Party

This one, well, it was a fun one.  And hats off to this gorgeous little girl's mama for putting it all together. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Babes

You'll recognize the little dude in these pictures as my one true love.  And the girl?  My adorable little niece.  The two monkeys were due about a month apart but ended up being a mere 2 1/2 hours apart. I was ecstatic.  We like to joke about how they are better than twins.  All the fun, but the "work" is split between four adults instead of two.  All you Utahans will get a kick out of this...their names are Parley and Canyon. It wasn't until they were a day or two old that we realized the humor in that. Anyway, from the day they were born I was dreaming of their joint cake smashing session. And what an adventure it was.  Allow me to narrate...

Okay babies, go ahead eat up...

Yeah, I'm not so sure about this

Oh come on, it can't be that bad.  Hey Parley, it's cake!  CAKE!!  Come on, you gotta' try this!!!

Oh for crying out loud... it's delicious. 

Heeeelp! It's ooey!  It's gooey!  Why oh why are you making me do this?

Well, if you're not going to eat it...
*take notice of little dude starting to slip into his sugar daze*

Cant. Stop. Eating. Sugary. Goodness.

It's all over me! This is by far the worst day of my entire life.

Huh, yeah, well good luck with that.  I'm off to find a cold sippy cup of milk.

Wait a minute.  Are you saying that if we EAT this STUFF we can LEAVE?  There.  Are you happy now?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bright Colors = Happy Me

Alright.  I admit it, my blog has fell to the wayside of lame again.  But don't you worry, I have every intention of bringing it back. Ha! Now, lets start with this gorgeous family...  as the title suggests I was thrilled by their choice in outfits.  For some reason I seem to be drawn to vibrant colors. Yes indeed, bright colors = a very happy me.

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