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»
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»
In preparation for another shoot with Scott Jarvie and the Utah Symphony the next day, Lindsey Stirling was kind enough to come and join us as a model for our lighting practice. After we had run through the practice shots we needed, we changed focus and had fun doing some creative portraits. Lindsey is a lively, energetic personality, which is what I hoped to capture in the portraits. After some various looks, we broke out the mini-trampoline to get some “Air Lindsey” jumps, which turned out to be my favorite from the set.Read More»
Faxon Mulder is a visionary. He has created a product that makes our photos look their absolute best, looking more like what we want them do, illuminated and beautiful. These are Backlitbox and they are beautiful.
It’s truly difficult to appreciate the product unless you see it in person, particularly so because it is hard to show the quality and how the LED lit images look when you photograph them. Faxon has had this profile photo taken some ago on all his various accounts that I have wanted to recreate, only better. I told Faxon we would light him carefully independent of the boxes, then do a long exposure for the box look. I was happy with the result as was Faxon, so look for this or one of the variants we shot on his profile soon!
With recent events I have been involved in organizing – PhotoCamp & it’s associated activities – I have been sorely neglecting my own photography. Sometimes I have found though that putting photography aside for a bit is a good thing, giving me an opportunity to restart with fresh eyes and enthusiasm.Now that those events have passed I hope to get back to making photos & catching on some other tasks & goals.
Last night I took some photos of a neighbor’s newborn baby girl. She was a little fussy, but did give us a few minutes of sleeping, closed eyes. Between some holding to calm down we snuck in a few other angles & closeups.Read More»
Last night I had the opportunity to photograph the kids of a family for the second time. It is always a compliment to me to have repeat customers, telling me they must have enjoyed the first batch if they are back for another set!
The Madsens have a full clan of beautiful children, making my job an easy one to capture some great smiles and sharp eyes. Unfortunately this time the youngest boys were having a rough day (one had recently had his tonsils out) so we were unable to get photos of all of them the first day, so I came back the next day to get the group photo we really wanted to capture.Read More»