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Monday, June 30, 2008

When over-shooting pays off

I am a total "over-shooter." In photography lingo, that means someone who takes WAY too many images in one session. This session was no exception, but I realized why I over-shoot most of the time. I just keep triggering that shutter button until I feel like I've acheived something special. The little one in these images is only about two months old, and we had a tall bill to fill: Family portraits, sibling portraits, blessing-dress portraits... I knew it was a lot to expect going into the session, but I was determined to do the most that I could for this long-time friend of mine. Well, things started off well enough, but little A really didn't want to cooperate until the last five minutes of a nearly 2.5-hour portrait marathon. When she did calm down, though, she was GOLDEN, and I finally acheived that "sweet" mark when I feel like we're done. When clients ask me how long they should expect a portrait session to last, I always give a rough estimate, but the truth is we are done when I hit gold.
P.S. Many many thanks to the P family for being so patient with me the whole time, and for being so easy to photograph! Also, many thanks to our mutual friend A, for connecting us after so many years.

Mr. P turns One

Here's a quick sneek peak for Mr. P's mom. He's a member of my Angel Faces club, and these are his one-year portraits. I love the One-year portrait! Babies change so much in the first year, that I feel like this is the first real glimpse of what they are going to look like as children. This guy is a charmer, and I honestly can say that I miss him when I don't see him for a while.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pinhole Bottles

I had so much fun looking through some of my old school stuff, I thought I'd do a regular feature on it. It may not be on a regular day or schedule, but I'll try to post some of my first stuff once in a while for your amusement and my entertainment.

These are images from my one and only pinhole camera. I remember some students went nuts with this assignment, and made multiple cameras in different sizes. Me, well, I think by this time I was working full time at a hotel front desk, so I didn't have a lot of time, and couldn't get that interested in building my own camera. So I bought a six-pack of IBC rootbeer, and made a little 5x5 inch box into my camera. I cranked these prints out in one afternoon, and called it good. I actually really like these images, and was thinking I ought to frame them and display them somewhere. The actual size on the images themselves is only about 2x2 inches. They're kind of cute in a miniature way.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Wasatch Arts Center Portraits

I had the wonderful opportunity to create the yearly class and individual portraits for the students at Wasatch Arts Center this year. We photographed over 200 students in two days, as well as 34 class groups. I really wanted to be able to offer these students something a little different than what they had received in the past, and even though we only had 15 minutes per class, I think we got some really beautiful portraits. Here are some of my peronal favorites.

Everyone please be patient while I get these processed, finished, and packaged. I'm a one-woman show, so this is quite a project! I'm hoping your portraits will be ready to pick up by the first week of classes in August. I can't wait to see you all in the recital next week. It will be so much more meaningful to me this year, because I will know EVERYONE in it! Thank you so much, Shauna for this opportunity!
P.S. I'd love to hear what the students from WAC think, and would appreciate your comments!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I must be getting old

This is my baby sister...

This is one of her good friends she hangs with...
Is it just me, or are kids these days WAY better looking than when I was a senior in high-school? Well, except for my husband who's always been gorgeous. Anyway, I think the truth is that I'm just getting older and um... fashionably challenged. B, it was a real treat to be able to create these portraits for you. If that whole International Business thing doesn't work out, I'm sure you could always model for a living!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Angel Faces Event

Announcing Angel Faces at KD Portraits! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of newborn babies to have their child's first year documented in a series of portrait sessions every 3 to 4 months. The Angel Faces collections will save you up to $330 off regular A'la Carte Pricing, and everyone who purchases an Angel Faces collection in June will receive 25 complimentary birth announcements. June is already booking quickly, so call today! Check out the website for more information: www.kdportraits.com.