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!


  1. You're so nice and the pics are GREAT! I'm so excited to print them up and display them! And you make me want to have a baby just to have you take some great pictures! Haha, thanks again for everything; you did an awesome job and we will recommend you to friends for sure!

  2. Jess, You did a fabulous job! I'm so glad the Sampsons didn't give you too much trouble, cuz that would make me look bad;-) Thad really is getting so big and I can't wait to have you take his one year pics...that's in February, so I guess we'll see if you're up and running by then with your little gal. That bedding you made for her is absolutely adorable! You are so talented! Keep in touch!