Lexi & Brett Engagements




  There are not words to express what it was like to do the wedding photos for this couple.  Lexi is a dear friend, an amazing person, a super-mom, and I couldn't be happier to see her with Brett, who is an equally outstanding human!  And the personality of Lexi's little girl... well, it doesn't get more adorable than her.  I'll let the photos do the talking now:












istockphoto - Family at Liberty Park

  This was a beautiful day at Liberty Park.  Green grass, blue skies, and the sun was shining!




We met up with Rob and his kids for a quick stock shoot and playing at the park!




Rob is good friend and amazing musician.  He is a dj, a saxophone player, does clubs and weddings. But beyond that, he's an incredible and loving father.  It was so sweet to see him with his kids here...



Life is good, isn't it?




istockphoto - Family at the Park


One of my highest selling photos on istock is of an adorable red-headed preschooler playing on a playground.  I was thrilled to spend an hour with little Collin and his siblings at Sugarhouse Park to do a second shoot last week!  Such happy happy kids.  And beyond that, I think this session proved to me that winter was over.  An hour at the park with the sun shining down... It's going to be an amazing couple of months!



Here's the best photo from last year:





And here are some of the photos from this recent session:

http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24245092/2/stock-photo-24245092-we-are-a-family.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24245485/2/stock-photo-24245485-siblings.jpg


http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24233842/2/stock-photo-24233842-talking-about-someone.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24235357/2/stock-photo-24235357-smiling-little-boy.jpg

http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24123775/2/stock-photo-24123775-adorable-little-girl.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24123526/2/stock-photo-24123526-happy-day.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24164952/2/stock-photo-24164952-day-at-the-park.jpg


http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24320474/2/stock-photo-24320474-preschool-boy-catching-frisbee.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24188408/2/stock-photo-24188408-croquet-at-the-park.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24188213/2/stock-photo-24188213-croquet-for-kids.jpg


http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24326952/2/stock-photo-24326952-young-love.jpg http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/24300520/2/stock-photo-24300520-preschool-boy-playing-frisbee.jpg





Provo Family Photos


Family photos... in the winter???  This doesn't look like winter!


I have been pleasantly surprised this year with the lack of winter in Utah.  Being a native Texan, I always dread shoveling the walk and defrosting my car, not to mention driving on those icy roads!  But that hasn't been a problem this winter (YET!)  It's made for some amazing Fall-looking photos even though we're several months past fall.  I'm a very happy person this winter because I get to see the sun, go outside without worrying about a heavy coat, and we have happy subjects for a photoshoots!


This family was amazing.  We shot all around south Provo - mostly by Nielsen's Grove Park.  The kids were full of personality, and I had a lot of fun trying to show that off.












See all of their photos HERE







McDougal Family

  I was so happy to get to shoot the McDougals and their extended family the Eichers.  Since shooting Holli and David's wedding earlier this year, we've become really good friends.  We've even got a regular pinochle game going.  What is pinochle you say?  Only the greatest old-person card game ever! Seriously, Thomas and I are completely addicted, and we were happy when we found another couple to share our nerdiness with.


I'm getting distracted though- back to the photos!



This fall was so awesome!  The colors on the trees just kept sticking around, even after we started to get some snow...






Whipped cream + tiny cookies + hot chocolate on a cold day=  yum.




Snowball fight!









Eichers Family

  We shot the Eichers and the McDougals together for some extended family potraits.  You may remember seeing them when I shared the photos from Holli and David's wedding earlier this year.



I love shooting in the capital building... lots of natural light, it's a gorgeous building, and best of all? It's warm in the wintertime.  :D



This family is so expressive!  It's awesome when family portraits include a healthy dose of silliness.





The red glasses made it around to most of the family members.  They add a certain amount of panache to the wearer, don't they?





And what better to finish pictures than with hot chocolate and humungous marshmallows?















Dunford Family

  What's more fun that taking family photos with awesome hats and a GINORMOUS dog?  Taking them in a snowstorm that combines the last bit of fall colors with the blustery weather of Christmas!


The Dunford family was awesome to work with, and one of their dogs is seriously about as big as I am.  It was great!


And look how adorable little Caroline was!  Between the hat, the boots, and the little bit of 'tude she's showing, she is one of the cutest little girls I have ever seen!
I loved how colorful this shoot turned out, and how it didn't matter how cold it was or if it was snowing; this family was up for it!
Plus, a return to extreme adorableness.

Ellwood Family

  As I am soaking up as much sun as my pale winter skin can take, I wanted to share this winter family shoot we did recently at Wheeler Farm.  There isn't any snow on the ground, but we sure felt like there could have been!



Alex is a financial planner with a local firm here in Utah, and he needed a new photo for the company website, so we did a few quick headshots for him as well.




If you're thinking about doing winter family photos, a good solid red is almost always a great choice for a color.  These ladies look beautiful, and really pop out in front of the background with the vibrant shade of red they went with.




After the more outdoorsy nature setting, we also got a couple of more formal portraits at the Capitol Building in SLC.  We got there just in time to catch the last bit of the light.  The night skyline was gorgeous!










Carlin Family- Downtown Salt Lake

  It's so fun to have more family living in Utah now.  Sandy is my sister-in-law, and she moved here with her family when her husband Kevin got a new job in Provo.  She has always been really supportive of my work, and so I was delighted when we came up with an arrangement for some trade work.  I would take family portraits of them, and she would come over several times to clean the house.  Given I would MUCH rather be taking photos than doing housework, I think this might be the best trade deal I've had to date!


It reminds me of the movie Julie and Julia, when Julie tells her boyfriend she knows why she's so bad at housework- she has ADD.  And he says "OH!  Is thaaat it?"  Yes.  I must have ADD.




I may be biased, but my niece and nephew are adorable.  You can't deny it!