Chantelle was in studio to make some fun maternity photos soon before she’s ready to deliver. As in very soon. In fact she was almost thinking she wouldn’t make it to the session! We had a fun time making a variety of photos, mostly ones that are a little atypical to the traditional maternity portrait. Sure, we got some that are pretty normal, but we were looking to do a few things different and fun as well.Read More»
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
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.
One service I enjoy providing is making portraits for soon-to-be missionaries about to leave on their two year LDS (Mormon) mission. This is a significant time in their lives, and of course for their families. Getting a “before” photo seems natural, plus there are plenty of opportunities to use the portrait in their application, sending to a mission, and in many areas a traditional plaque that is posted in their local ward (congregation) during their service.Read More»
You could say Landon Cooper is a fit athlete, and you’d be right. But, Landon’s goals are much higher and with more purpose than just being in shape. Landon is an ultra-runner, meaning he runs much longer distances in a day than most of us think of doing all month, or year in my case. After having lost a friend to cancer, Landon is now running with more a greater purpose, and hopes you will join him in the effort.
Read more about Landon’s effort to raise awareness and funds for Sarcoma Cancer research at his website Miles2Give.org and perhaps even participate by donating as little as a penny per mile toward his 3,000 mile run across America for charity. I had Landon in studio to do some promotional photos for use during this campaign, and collaborated with fellow studio co-op participant Lyman Winn. Our goal was to capture a wide variety of looks for any possible use, most often highlighting Landon’s physical commitment to this effort. See below a few more images from the shoot.Read More»
Season opener, #2 BYU Mens Volleyball hosted Hawaii in an entertaining match as we’ve come to expect with every outing. My family had not been out for a game in some time, in face never having taken everyone at once because the difficulty with wheelchairs in the Smith Fieldhouse. Because we just had general seating tickets, we were looking for a way to get my son’s wheelchair up into the cheap seats. After asked a few ushers, we discovered there was no way up, so instead they set up some chairs behind the home team at floor level. Thanks Taylor!Read More»
Taken on the way home from vacation. I believe this is Utah Valley. Handheld at ISO 25,600. one of those cool moments I barely caught as I hurried to get my camera out of the bag at my feet. I used to always love the aisle seat when I flew, now it’s window every time for moments like these.