Friday, November 27, 2009

Getting around to it... - Utah Family and Children Photography

I took a bit of a hiatus, because I was a bit preoccupied with this little sweetie.
But I definitely want to talk about this family and show some of my favorite images from their shoot.
Jana is a good friend of mines sister. I've seen her at family functions here and there but haven't really had the opportunity to talk to her a lot.
I did this shoot the day before I went into labor. I'm glad we were able to get it done because Jana really wanted family pictures.
You know they've gotta be nice people if I was a day before giving birth and still able to enjoy myself.
Jana and I talked a lot about life while doing the shoot. It's easy to get frustrated with your kids while doing pictures. They aren't smiling, or they're running around. Basically they just don't listen.
But that's what I love so much about being a photographer. I get to capture your family as it is, right in this moment.
I get to capture your daughter with her hair glowing, playing in the leaves.
In this shot we were trying to get a special daddy daughter moment, but the second dad laid down the kids were tackling him. And I couldn't love it more. It was perfect. Mom climbed in and we got the perfect family shot.
Besides, we ended up getting that special moment we were looking for anyway.
Now that I'm starting my own family, I hope that I can be like Jana and really roll with it. At one point she even said, "I don't care if Beau is smiling, as long as he's looking at the camera." I hope that even though everyone might not be smiling in every picture, that we were really able to capture what your family is all about right now. Thanks for letting me get to know you a little better.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Madsen Crew - Utah Family and Children Photography

I don't even need to talk about how much I love these people because I'm pretty sure they already know. All I want to say is I'm so grateful to have such good friends in my life.
Enjoy the pics!
Heidi, I appreciate your friendship more than you know! Love ya!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sneak Peak - Salt Lake Family and Children Photographer

Heidi, I know you're waiting so patiently to see all your cute pictures. I thought I'd tease you with just one for now. Love you guys!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lucky - Salt Lake Family and Children Photographer

We're so lucky to have friends like Corey and Janeen. I know I've mentioned them before and how cute their little boy is. But really, we're lucky.
Janeen is the kind of person I can say pretty much anything to, and not feel awkward or judged.
They're strong people. Sometimes life doesn't give you what you're expecting, but you move forward and you make things work.
We're lucky to be a part of their lives.
I'm lucky that I get to capture memories for people. So that when they pull these pictures out they can say, "Wow remember where we were at in our lives at this time? Those were amazing times and we were really blessed."
I hope that I've captured something important for you guys to look back on.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sampsons - Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography

This family was so awesome. I had really been stressing out about this shoot about a week prior to going and doing it.

I think it was just because normally I shoot kids (that sounds bad), and with little kids all I do is follow their busy little selfs around and snap shots of them in their element.

I don't tell them what to do or how to pose or when to smile.

And with little kids you're not afraid of what they're thinking of you, or if they think you're stupid or ugly. I'm kidding but essentially you know they're not judging you.

But man, I was really stressing out for no reason at all. This family made me feel SO COMFORTABLE. I think that's supposed to be my job as the photographer, making the family feel comfortable, but it was definitely reversed.

They had a lot of their own ideas, they looked fabulous, they had super laid back personalities, and overall were just a beautiful family to photograph.

We laughed a lot. Most of the time they were laughing at me, because I'm this 7 month pregnant lunatic running around trying to get the perfect shot, but that was alright with me. I need a little exercise.

I'm so glad we were able to round you all up for these pictures. I'm sure you'll be able to cherish these memories for a long time.

Don't even get me started on Stephanie. This girl was gorgeous and hilarious to boot. Sorry Steph, I couldn't photoshop Brad Pitt into your arms. But I have a feeling that that space will be occupied before too long. I don't see how it couldn't.

Thank you guys so much for the fun day. In only an hour you made me feel as if I had known you for a long time. And I hope that I do!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

The many faces of Owen.... - Salt Lake City Children's Photography

Man, I love this little guy. You might remember him. He's the son of some really good friends of ours, and he was the very first session I ever did.
I can't believe how much he's grown. He's a year old now, and just running and exploring everything he can.
I only pray that I can have a child this happy. All you have to do is say his name and he gives you a big old smile. It really makes for an easy session.

I can't believe how time flies. It makes me a little sad to think that before I know it my little gal will be running around just like Owen.
Corey and Janeen, we sure love you guys and appreciate your friendship!