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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last-Minute Steals (Utah Family Photography)

Now through October first, I am running an Early Bird Christmas Card Event. Any portrait session is only $125, and that will include 50 of my stunning Christmas Cards (size and design limits apply.) My regular $400 deposit requirement will be waived for this event. Also, if you have already had your portrait session, and want to do a custom Christmas Card (any size or design), and if you order before October 1, you can receive 20% off your entire card order. Call me at (801) 556-1661 for more details.

Please note that I only have 3 days left available for Early Bird Sessions: September 27, 29, 30. Sessions are typically scheduled for around sunset to take advantage of the best light.

In conjunction with the Early Bird Event, I am spotlighting two locations: The first is Silver Lake at Brighton. The aspens and low brush are just turning gold, and I anticipate the leaves will peak in about 7-10 days. The advantage to this location is it's accessibility (nice level boardwalk - no hiking required. Great for older adults or young children.) The disadvantage will be it's accessibility (ironic, huh?) It will probably be fairly crowded. If you book one of my late September days, and choose Silver Lake as your location, I will waive the regular $30 travel fee. (Excuse the poor photo quality - all I had today was my iPhone!)

The second location I love right now is Fairview Canyon. Picture rolling hills of grass and sage accented by huge groves of Aspens. My sister lives nearby, and every time I visit her, I long to do a family session in this stunning scenery. The leaves will probably be prime in about 7-10 days from now, and will feature that signature Aspen gold. The disadvantage of this location is its 2.5 hour drive from my base in West Jordan. It would be a half-day adventure, but the drive through Spanish Fork Canyon is breath-taking. You could make a day of it complete with a picnic and your own photographic safari. If you want to take advantage of this unique, one-of-a-kind location before October 1, I will only charge a $30 travel fee, instead of my usual $100.
(Again, forgive the iPhone photo.... I was trying to relax with the kids and forbade myself from bringing my real camera. You can even see my fishing line on the left! For the record, one good nibble, no fish.)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Utah Child Portrait)

I have The Children's Ballet Theater to thank for this session. Their end of the year performance of the Wizard of Oz prompted me to get the movie on Blu-Ray (insert angels singing and glorious light streaming from heaven - this movie is absolutely breath-taking on Blu-Ray!) and ever since, my youngest has become Dorothy herself. If you ever want to hear the sweetest thing in the world, come over and listen to her sing Over the Rainbow - guaranteed to make your troubles will melt like lemon-drops.

I have to give another big shout out to my costume designer who is so amazing and talented and totally gets me - words fail. Another thumbs up to both Lara and Cornbelly's who lent me their cornfields. Of all the corn mazes in Utah, Cornbelly's is by far the coolest and most family friendly I've ever seen. I can't wait for them to open October 1.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Goodbye, Summer! (Utah Family Photography)

Summer is gone, chill is in the air, and I'm not ready for the cold yet. Fortunately, there are a couple of fabulous months of autumn coming before the snow. I am already booking for September and October. If you want those amazing fall colors, you need to call me NOW to secure a session date.

This is my last garden event this year. I loved how casual and fun this family is! I have some really funny action shots to go with these. I can't wait for you to see the rest, C&A! We need to do Mazza again soon!