April 2013

The Little Mermaid by the Center Stage Youth Performers

My daughter Allison (the tentacle on the left with her arm raised) has been practicing for months with the Center Stage Youth Performers group to perform the play The Little Mermaid. Last week was finally the time for their performances, 7 in 5 days. They did a wonderful job, everyone showing the fruits of so much hard work in their great job and the wonderful set and costumes.

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Utah Lake Sunset, Again

I never consider myself a landscape photographer. In fact most often I don’t consider myself a photographer, rather a guy that really enjoys trying to be a photographer. This is especially true of landscapes. I enjoy a beautiful photo, and whenever I get a chance I will snap a sunset or scenic view when I’m out and about when my camera.

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Kids & Chicks on the Funny Farm

Our family added a few new members to our funny farm. We’ve been planning for some time to get a few chickens for a backyard coop, both for the kids and to produce some farm fresh, free range eggs. We had chickens when I was a teen, and I remember how good those eggs were! So of course with these cute young ones in the home, a few photos sessions are going to be in order.

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Friday Night Lights

In March we decided to hold an open studio night in coordination with several other local studios. Studio o2o, NSL Studios and ProvoCreative all joined with Utah County Studio Co-Op to put on this fun event that was attended by well over 150 people. Photographers were welcomed to come check out the various studios and enjoy some lighting, great models and wonderful styling by hair and makeup artists. Some models and photographers even bounced between more than one studio, taking full advantage of the evening! Our studio was full of great people, and many excellent photos were made from what I’ve seen popping up all over various Facebook groups and streams.

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Forsyth Grandkids Christmas Portrait

I pretty much consider any reason to have portraits made a good reason. I was asked this last Christmas season to make a portrait of all the grandkids for a family to give to the grandparents. What a fun session.

With plenty of little ones, I always expect a bit of chaos to be a part of the experience. Though of course there was some, these kids did great and followed directions quite well. Using the studio layout to out advantage, we staged each layer of the kids in waves, starting with the oldest and ending with the youngest. Keeping the other kids in the lobby until we were ready for them created a great atmosphere of getting ready and set the expectation of entering the studio to make a photo and not just play around until things set.