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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Playing in the Studio

Big - no HUGE - things happening for me this fall. I am now renting a studio for portraits and ordering appointments. I have dreamed of owning my own studio since I started pushing the shutter button, but it has never worked out. Now that my youngest child is in Kindergarten, I'm yearning for the space and separation I need to make crazy awesome art. The rental situation that I have found is so awesome and so ME that I just might explode with excitement. I now have space to do large groups in the winter!! Yay!!! I spent the morning training with the incomparable Randy Collier, and learning the ropes. How lucky am I to have such a cute and willing model at my beck and call?

She's my disco queen!

Black foam core anyone? Mr. Collier is a genius!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yearly Back to School Portraits (Utah Child Photography)

It took my kids a couple years to figure out why I didn't buy the contract school portraits that everyone else gets at the beginning of the school year. I had to explain to them about the quality of a good photograph, and why I prefer to create their portraits myself. This year, I let them choose their own outfits (which all matched each other coincidentally!) from their school clothes, and we headed up to the stunning Albion Basin for their 2011 school portraits. I think they get it now.

I Wonder....I Wonder.... (Utah Child Character Portraits)

Briar Rose. My very favorite Disney Princess since I was a little girl. There was always something so dignified and sweet in her poise, and maturity far beyond her 16 years. I'm afraid when I went to capture her portrait, all her little woodland creatures scampered away, which is really too bad because they would have been awfully cute props. Rose, you can't hide your obvious royalty behind your peasant clothes. You are a princess to your core! I love you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Wedding Fun

Here's a few more from N+S's Mesa Arizona Wedding. Fun kids, old and young!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hot-Cha! (Arizona Wedding Photography)

Just got back from Mesa, Arizona and my amazing cousins' wedding at the LDS Temple there. I have hundreds of images to go through, but thought I'd give a quick peek at a few of my favorite. More coming soon!