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Monday, September 28, 2009

Sisters By Birth, Friends by Choice (Utah Child Photography)

I don't think you could get any sweeter than this. This portrait would make an awesome Christmas Card. I want to receive one with this image on it - maybe I'll make one up just for me...

Only 8 October Sessions Available! (Utah Family and Children Photography)

As of this afternoon, I only have 8 remaining sessions available for my Autumn Event. All sessions in the month of October are only $39, so they have been booking FAST. If I have talked to you about booking a session, and you haven't set the date or put your deposit down, call me ASAP to get on the calendar. I do have a couple Saturday morning sessions still available (all Saturday evenings are booked) but as Saturdays seem to get filled the fastest, don't wait to reserve one. I do have a little bit more flexibility during the week. I hope everyone who wants to take advantage of this great deal will call soon - I don't want to miss anyone! Call (801) 556-1661 or email kris@kdportraits.com.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Autumn Event 2009 (Utah Family Photography)

Happy First Day of Autumn, Everyone! Ok, so I know it doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but I couldn't wait one more day to post the exciting news. Throughout the month of October, I will be offering all portrait sessions for only $39. This is a savings of up to $160! In addition, if you pre-pay a deposit of $300 towards your portrait order (reg $500), I will waive all session fees.

KD Club Members: Use one of your club sessions in October, you will be eligible to receive 25 complimentary Custom Christmas Cards with any purchase of $150 or more. Restrictions on card size apply, so call if you are interested, call or email me, and I'll give you all the information.

Prime Autumn colors are usually best in the canyons the first couple weeks of October, and in the valley the last couple weeks. Great colors to wear are browns, pumpkin, tan, blue, golds and greens. Availability for this event is VERY limited, so call now to reserve your portrait date. (801) 556-1661.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Best of Show - Utah State Fair

I was so thrilled to end up with the Best of Show for Professional Photography in the Utah State Fair this year! I also received first place in the "botanical" catagory, and first place in the "architecture" catagory. Here's an article in the Salt Lake City Headlines Examiner that I am also very exciting to be featured it. Check it out - it's my fifteen minutes!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Best Dimples Ever (Utah Baptism Portrait)

I love this gal's dimples!!! I love the sweet innocence of baptism portraits. I can't wait to do E's Senior portraits... her bridal portraits... her newborn babies' portraits.... I love what I do.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Proud Mama

I just have to post a quick brag about my amazing kids. We are working on a Family Boy Scout patch, and for this, the kids and I all entered the Utah State Fair. My artistic boy entered a painting of Optimus Prime and Megatron. Alas, the judges didn't fully appreciate my son's talent, and he didn't get a ribbon, but he was such a good sport about it, and still very proud of his painting. My appologies! I forgot to take his photo with his exhibit.

My daughter entered photography with some of the images she took on our cruise. She won First Place!

As exciting as that was, it was even MORE exciting when she found she'd won First Place... again! Blue Ribbons on two of her three prints entered. That's my girl!

What better way to celebrate than with cotton-candy beards? My kids are so awesome.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Cycling Fun (Utah Bike Photography)

Man, I love my job. This is a continuation of the commercial work I'm doing for IDS. I got to photograph a race last week. It was last minute (we decided around 3:00 that I needed to shoot that day at 6:00.) and I had to throw my kids onto my poor friend who'd already had a rough day, and I had to sandwich the race in between another session, and a meeting - but it was SO worth the effort to get there! I had a great time, and was able to just relax and focus on creating art. Our goal with this session was to get a lot of movement, a sense of motion. So even though many of the photographs aren't crystal sharp like I'm used to creating, they are still very vibrant and very effective, i.m.h.o. Way too much fun!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dance is Love (Utah Dance Photography)

Kris + Camera + Ballerina = JOY! :-)

*SIGH* I long to photograph more dancers...

Let me show you my moves (Utah Child Photography)

Just a few more from that amazing session last week. I love how these girls' mom went all out in the outfit department. When we were planning her portrait session, we talked about achieving two very different looks in the same session. We went very formal and classical for the first half, and modern, hip and casual outside for the second half. Yes, we did lose baby to bedtime crankies, but overall, I feel like this was an fantastic way to do a session. I totally vote you consider the Highlights Album to showcase all these great images of your girls!

Heaven on Earth (Utah Child Photography)

A, my dearest cousin, I think I'm going to have to do two posts for this session. We got so much variety! Your girls are literally angels, and I think this first image of them looks like they just plopped down out of heaven. Thanks so much for this great evening. It was all worth it just to see you again! Here's a shout out to all Kitchen cousins!! I love you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Luck, Elder T! (Utah Missionary Portraits)

I just wanted to post a few quick images for T & his Mom, of his Missionary Portraits. This lucky guy gets to serve two years in Africa! How cool is that. Anyway, the rest of your previews should be ready in a couple days. I'll let you know when they are ready.