Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miss Nora's Cake Smash - Utah Baby Child Photographer

A child's first birthday is so momentous. It signifies that you, as the parent, have done your job for the last year. The child is still alive, learning, growing. I think it's a huge accomplishment. :) 

As a photographer, it's so easy to want to brush off your child's portraits. After all you spend most days taking pictures of other people's kids and families. When you have a day off, pulling out the camera is sometimes the last thing you want to do.

But I was determined to make this session happen. I knew I'd love to be able to look back and see how dainty and tiny my sweet girl was. So another set of cupcakes I made. Nothing fancy, but honestly, who doesn't love confetti chip frosting? YUM.

Some children love to dive into the cake. As much as I thought my child would be one of them, it turns out she wasn't. The girl loves her food, but getting messy is apparently something that's not as high on her list.

Oh well, no bath required at least.

Happy Birthday to my perfect girl!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Showcasing Your Memories

Everything in this world is digital now. And that's better, easier, faster, right? And yet there is nothing I find more depressing than when a family spends time and money on quality family portraits and leaves them sitting on discs, hiding in the closets. These are your memories, preserved! Remembering happy times boosts your happiness now and looking at photographs helps make those memories more vivid. Photographs capture what your mind sometimes forgets. That fleeting moment of childhood, the silly look your beautiful daughter used to make, how sexy you used to be when you were young. :) Don't hide those memories away. DISPLAY THEM! Sometimes I think people just have a hard time trying to figure out HOW to display them. Here are a few quick wall display ideas to get your family's memories up on that blank wall.

I will be out of the office until November 15th, making memories with my family. I will not be returning any calls or emails until then!