Saturday, December 27, 2014

Family photos and snow!

I have been busy this month! It's been so great!
I got to photograph this lovely couple the week before Christmas.

Dustin and I met our freshman year at USU.
Now he and his wife live basically down the street from
Travis and I so we see them around occasionally.

We headed up to 2nd dam to take some photos and found snow!
I love the above photo, the snow with that beautiful green moss...mmmmm. :)

Plus, we could not have had better lighting. It was beautiful!

Our second location was an old building here in Logan. I don't even know what it used to be.
I've heard it's a hot spot for photos so we tried it out, and I think I'm sold, it's got some
pretty good variety.
Had a ton of fun with these two though!

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 OK, different day, same location, I got to work with this awesome family. 

And we had snow down here in the valley which I was so thankful for!
I think it just made the photos a bit more magical.

I was really nervous that these little ones were going to freeze
but it actually turned out to be fairly warm.
And this little baby on the left had an adorable sweater outfit to keep him warm anyway. :)

Also, I could not get enough of these little kids.
So adorable!!

LOVE that little hat!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

50 years of marriage

I got to photograph this family of Giants fans over Thanksgiving break.
They were so much fun and made my job a breeze.
They wanted an indoor location since they were wearing t-shirts
and we weren't sure what the weather would be like. 

So, the mom decided it might be fun to do bleachers.
We ended up at an indoor swimming pool in Kearns.
That was definitely a first for me.

However, it ended up working out just fine!
Surprising sometimes to see what things you can come up with. :)

These kids were so great, and that youngest girl, such a doll. She loved the camera.

I also had the opportunity last weekend to photograph a 50th wedding anniversary party.

This couple got married in Logan and then had their wedding reception at the Bluebird in Logan.
So, they had their party/reception/open house 50 years later at the Bluebird with their family.

It was so neat to see this couple with their family.
It's amazing what 50 years can bring.

I love this photo of them with all of their grandchildren!  So sweet. 

Also, their were so many cute kids there.

And this was probably my favorite photo of the day,
he may have been a little bored. :)

Congrats to this couple! 50 years and going strong.
They are such an inspiration, I loved getting to know them a bit.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Baby Henry

Two years ago my Sister-in-law asked me if I would like to be in the
hospital when their 3rd child was born so that I could photograph
those first moments after his birth.
I was a little hesitant and hadn't given her a firm answer...
then she went into labor and gave birth on my wedding day,
so it didn't even matter.

A few weeks ago she asked if I would like to do the same thing with their 4th child.
I decided that it would be a neat experience, and since I have a child
of my own now, I wasn't as nervous.  So she told me they'd keep me updated on everything.

They were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and it was looking
like Henry wouldn't come until the middle of the night.
After talking it over with Travis I decided to drive down to Ogden so that
I could be there when the baby arrived.  

I left my house in Logan at 9:30 pm and arrived at the hospital just over an hour later.
I called my brother to figure out where they were and he told me
they had a baby! He'd come 10 minutes ago!

Sigh, so I didn't get all the shots we wanted of their first meeting, 
but I went and took some photos of this cute little baby anyway.
It was still a neat experience.  I love newborns.

Welcome Henry :)

Those hands though! And already a thumb sucker... 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Night Photography

I've always been a bit fascinated with night photography and long exposures.
Last year Travis and I spent some time experimenting
with long exposures and had a ton of fun with it. 
Here's some of the shots we got up on campus.

We really enjoyed this fountain.
I love the soft effect of the running water. Especially with the dramatic lighting.
This is actually Travis' shot--the prize of the night. :)

Travis did a great job holding still.
He's basically an expert model at this point.

We also went to the fair just to take photos of the rides at night.
Some of them turned out pretty neat.

This one is definitely my favorite.
Mostly because the whole frame is just filled.
I feel like that's one thing I've learned while taking night shots--the less masses of black
you have in your photo, the better.  After all, it's all about the light.

I went to the temple last week and as I was leaving I looked back at the temple
and it was just gorgeous! It was just starting to get dark and the temple
was being lit up and I thought, "I need to come take some photos."
So the next day while Travis was at meetings, Sam and I went back up to the temple.