Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wedding Themed KID GAMES for the Reception.

Wedding days can be so long for child guests. Katie (the Bride's) creative sister came up with these fun games for the kids table.  And I mean she came up with them herself, because she couldn't find any ideas on the internet.  What a great idea.  The games were based on trivia about the bride and groom, so it was a great way for the guests to get to know the bride and groom a little better. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Samantha + Ben Wedding. {Utah Wedding Photographer}

I was so lucky to get to be there to capture Ben and Samantha coming out of the Salt Lake Temple and all of their friends and family there for the celebration.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Schlosser Family 2013 - Winter Wonderland

I've been photographing this family for the past several years, and each time, I'm so excited to hear what Jimelle's concept for the photoshoot is.  These little girls are unbelievably beautiful, and now that their mom and dad are in the shoot for the first time - you can see why! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Baby John

My longtime friend Amy just had her 5th baby boy!  When we lived together at BYU people used to call us "chocolate and vanilla" - probably because we were always together, she's brunette and I'm blonde.  I was so happy to get to meet this little guy.

Also, I enjoyed this baby shoot much more than usual.  I love shooting weddings and families because I like capturing what happens naturally.  I love looking at pictures of babies in cute little settings with props, but the whole process of creating a set and positioning props made me (and the baby) miserable!  It just isn't my creative forte and makes me feel confined when I'm shooting - I don't like the feeling of "making" the baby be in a certain position in a fake setting I created.  It doesn't feel authentic to me.  Over the past few years, I've kind of avoided doing baby shoots, except for special friends, because of that.  But this time, we just kept it simple, did minimal positioning, let the poor baby keep warm, and his mommy be near him - and I think we captured the magic of a tiny newborn and his mommy's love for him.

Welcome baby Johnny!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Brimhall Family - Mini Session

Could not BELIEVE the gorgeousness of the weather, and how well behaved these cute boys were. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Evans Family - Christmas Card Mini-Session

I had a big dorky smile on my face while staring at the computer editing these - how can you not laugh out loud when you see this cuteness? 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tateoka Family 2013

Ironically, on my 5th wedding Anniversary this week, I happened to be photographing my wedding planner's family!  I've been photographing them for the past 4 years, and it's been so fun to watch this little family grow right along with mine! We hit a beautiful fall day at the lake and I just followed them around while they played.

Ummmmm - Christmas card? Could we finagle some mistletoe in here?!


Ingram Family