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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sandberg Family

Last year was the first time I ever photographed this adorable family, and it only happened after like 2 reschedules due to weather and when we finally thought we'd caught a break it started rain/snowing on us (snow is one thing--wet nasty soaking rain/snow is another!) and we had to sneak into a local little store to finish up.  But they must have earned a break after last year, because this year was GORGEOUS.  Today was the perfect day.  Great weather, great location, great light and some super photogenic kids...amazing shoot.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tacy and Enoch's engagements!

The best engagement sessions are when the bride and groom totally forget I'm even there and get lost in their own little world.  Or, they are just reeeeeally good at pretending I'm not there.  
These guys were good at both!

Thanks you two! You rock. :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ryan and Erin engagement sneak peek

A girl needs a guy who can make her laugh.  That's all there is to it.
Laughter was definitely a key factor in this super cute engagement session from last night!

See?  Here they are enjoying a rousing game of 52 card pickup. :)
This time, the joker finished first. :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jeff and Taryn

Today I got to shoot my second wedding at this beautiful Park City home (remember Scott and Debbie from last year? loved them).  And it was absolutely lovely.  Simple and yet so sweet.  This is probably the last outdoor wedding I will shoot this year, but it was perfection...the quintessential fall evening in the mountains.

 It should be illegal to have so many gorgeous girls in one family!
 Congratulations you two.  And thank you!  It was a beautiful evening.

Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Holiday Sessions

I have decided, in an attempt to maintain some time for myself and my family during the holiday season this year, that I need to limit the holiday sessions I do.  Last year was a liiiiiiittle bit on the crazy side!

That said, there really are only a handful of sessions available--all on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve your day/time, a $50 deposit is due at the time of booking, the remainder due at least 1 day prior to your session.

SOOOOOOO....I also have another, very important announcement to make.  As of January 1st I will be changing my business structure a little bit, and with that comes some policy and pricing changes, especially for family and portrait sessions.  I am shifting some of my focus to my design products (check out to see what I have been working on)  so that I can spend a little bit less time out shooting and hunched in front of a computer editing, and a little bit more enjoying life with my boys.

So what does this mean for you?  Weddings will remain my primary focus, and while the pricing will stay pretty close to the same with only minor adjustments, there will be some policy changes.  Family and Portrait sessions will have some pricing changes as well as policy changes, and I will be restricting how many of those I book a month as well.

Booking prior to these changes will ensure your pricing and guarantee the policies I use for your photo sessions.  I strongly encourage anyone considering me for their 2012 wedding to contact me asap, as I am already booking into fall of next year.

I love you all!  Thanks a million times over for your business and encouragement...I cherish every word you send my way!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Product Spotlight: Photo Guestbooks

One of my most popular products is the photo sign in book.  Basically we take your enagements (or in some cases, bridals as well) and put them into a fully designed 20 page book for your guests to write messages to you on your wedding day.  I love creating them, and they can become such a valued keepsake from your wedding day!

The best part is, you get to dress it up with stories, poems, quotes, lyrics...anything that is special to you.

And, because it was requested, I will share Jeff and Maren's full story-book style guestbook:

The cover:

Now, here is the fun part....

For the next 3 days only, I will be throwing in a photo guestbook* with any wedding package as a booking bonus.  This is a $299 value.  To receive this bonus, you must contact me for a consultation within the next 3 days (before the end of the day Monday the 23rd) and your wedding must be booked before the end of the month of October.

*You can sub the guestbook for a 10% discount if you would prefer that instead.  Offer does not apply to previously booked weddings.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jeff and Maren's groomal sessions

There is something inherently autumnal about the story of Cinderella.
The evenings spent at the fireside.
The fat, orange pumpkin that becomes a glittering coach.
A masked ball.
Rushing out into the cold night.

I know it's out of order--I still have many, many beautiful sessions that I am dying to post--but I couldn't think of a better time to share these two session than a cold autumn night.  It just has the right spirit.
Wouldn't you agree?

It took two separate sessions: one for the grand, elegant ballroom scenes,
where Cinderella meets and falls in love with her Prince,
and another more organic session, featuring a pumpkin patch
and the pivotal reunion scene.
If the shoe fits, right? :)

Thank you so much Maren and Jeff for bringing this idea to me in the first place and being so adaptable and enthusiastic about helping me make it happen.  :)

One last note....Maren's wedding ring, and her bridal jewelry, were all passed down from her grandmother.  Jeff's belt and buckle came from his grandfather.  Part of their love story includes a long journey and two special books that bonded them...they brought one of these books, called Aspire, with them to the session.  It also paid homage to another Cinderella classic--Ever After.

I thought those were all beautiful touches.

So here you go...

Next up: their to-die-for photo guestbook.