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Monday, September 30, 2013

Location Spotlight - Autumn Canyons

Every year at this time, I feel like I should have botany and meteorology majors so I can predict the weather and when the leaves will turn. Yet every autumn I still end up just driving around trying to find prime leaves. It's a ritual that I do every year because I have to. Even if I wasn't creating family portraits, I would still feel compelled to find the prime autumn locations. It's a sickness… This splendid family is my brother and sister-in-law and my nieces and nephews. We have been trying to create portraits for them for a couple years now, and thank every lucky star out there we were finally able to find a day without anything scheduled so we could make this happen. You guys were marvelous and braved the chilly wind spectacularly. Thanks for the excuse for an autumn drive! :-)

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Location Spotlight - The Orchard

When looking for a location last spring for one of my Excalibur Portraits, my husband casually suggested I call his Uncle Mike who has an apple orchard. My response was something like this: "We've been married 15 years, 14 of which I've been a photographer, and you are just NOW telling me that you have an uncle with an apple orchard?!" After creating some exquisite Snow White portraits there last spring, I knew I wanted to feature this exclusive location when the apples were ready for harvest this fall. The unique thing about this orchard is its location - just in an unsuspecting neighborhood in Sandy. I have driven 30+ miles to find trees like this, and haven't used anything that remotely compares to it. I love the magical lighting that filters through the trees, the intense colors, and the long grass that makes the whole location a pretty spectacular place for portraits. The apples will be harvested in about 10-12 days from now, so if you want images like these, you better jump on it. Thank you a million times over, Uncle Mike, for being so wonderful, patient, and willing to share you heaven with me.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A new way for Newborns

It's not a secret that my specialty is not newborn babies. It's not that I don't like photographing the sweet tiny things, but it's more that I'm slightly disenchanted with the style of baby photography that is really popular right now. I'm not trying to ruffle feathers here - just personally, I love creating images with meaning and personalization, and most of the props and poses that I see for little ones' portraits leave me wondering, "What is the significance of that?" Anyway, when my sister had her baby girl, I asked if I could come into her home and create some images that I thought would fit the "meaning" and "significance" bills. I was very pleased with the result, and am now determined to carry this experiment further. All I need now is some more babies… Sisters? (ha ha ha!)

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm Back!!

Wow - what a roller coaster, eh? After a crazy year of changes, I'm right back here, same blog, same me, same unquenchable desire to create art for families. I'm very happy to be back working out of my home, and feel at peace, content, and grateful for the journey I have made. I have restructured my business - doing business strictly under my name - www.krisdoman.com - and the new website should be live this week. I have done some major adjusting in the prices/policies categories that I think many of my loyal clients and friends will appreciate. But really, its all about the faces, the relationships, and the art of portraits. I'm pretty active on Facebook, so if you want to catch up with my summer, check me out there as well. Onward ho to new adventures!!