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My photography business grew from a desire to learn how to take incredible portraits of my babies and toddlers, while also capturing the cute and sweet moments of their childhood. Both types of images are such a treasure to me now which is why my photography style has evolved into what it is today - family portraits with candid moments mixed in to capture personalities and family relationships

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utah family photographer

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Did your family just move to Utah? So many of my clients were new to the state this year, or had returned after a long absence. The cool part about being new here is that I could take your pictures for the next 30 years and never run out of amazing places to go for […]

Moving to Utah? Utah Photography Locations

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Park City Photographer

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Are you planning a trip to Park City, Utah? Most of my Park City clients are from out of town and want to take a family picture while they have everyone together. If you don’t see your family regularly, of if you’re coming from several different states, it’s a great way to spend an hour […]

Park City Extended Family Photographer, Winter Shoot

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I have amazing photography clients in Utah County, SLC and Park City who trust me year after year, and let me do my thing. This is one of those families. If you have teenagers, here’s what you can expect from your session: A family portrait, five(ish)different ways: close and cuddly, mid range (shins and up), full […]

What to Expect From Your Family Photography Session

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Are you searching for a photographer in Utah, but worried about having an active kid that wont hold still for pictures? Stop worrying and find the right photographer that doesn’t need kids to be still for family pictures. Kids will be happiest when they are allowed to play and be silly during their shoot. Not […]

Alpine, Utah Family Photographer, Family of Three

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There are many choices when it comes to picking your photographers in Utah, I’m always honored when a client trusts me enough to document their family. Here are two reasons that could mean we are NOT a good fit: If you just want a few quick group photos. Whether your shoot is 20 minutes or […]

Utah County Family Photographer, 2 Reasons to NOT hire me

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Want some ideas of how to pose a family of three for your next family photo shoot? Or are you wondering what the best camera settings are? Check out what I did with these three at their family photography session in the hills of Alpine, Utah.   Camera Settings: 1/320 f3.5 ISO 250 Camera settings: […]

Alpine, Utah, Family Photography

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If you are looking for a neutral color palette with contrast, take some notes on what they were wearing. The youngest daughter was in a black dress which really tied everything together and added balance, since many of the other family members were wearing black or dark pants. We had to kill some time waiting […]

Photographer in Alpine, Utah

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This family does sibling pictures everyone year, and then family pictures the years in between. If you don’t want to get in the frame with your kids every year, then this is the thing to do! Kids change so much, it’s nice to have new photos of them each year. Sibling is basically another word […]

How to do a Monochromatic Color Scheme Right, Sibling Photography

utah senior photographer

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Calling class of 2022, it’s time to book your senior session. If you want your session to really show who you are, then choose a location that fits your personality. Are you really into mountain biking like this client? Then why not choose a spot with awesome mountain views and a few trails to ride […]

Mountain Biking, Senior Photography Session, Highland Utah

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Utah Family Photographer, Lehi, Utah

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I’m a photographer based in Northern Utah County, so Lehi is one of my favorite cities to shoot in. I love this spot for it’s lush green tree-tunnel, beautiful back-lighting (when it’s not cloudy) and it’s foresty look. Most of the time there is a creek, but since the drought has gotten bad, it dried […]

Lehi, Utah Family Photography Session

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This photography location is about at scenic as they come, and really accessible if you live in Utah County. Its only a 20 minute drive from the American Fork area which is pretty great. There are so many different ways to shoot up there too so you can have a lot of variety in your […]

American Fork Canyon

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utah newborn photographer

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Have you thought about ditching the posed newborn session for a newborn lifestyle shoot which includes pictures that are more natural and include the whole family? I wish I had, when I had my babies. Since you may have heard me talk about, how much I love a classic portrait, you might be wondering “what […]

4 Reasons to Ditch the Poses and Opt for a Lifestyle Newborn Shoot

Saltair, Utah Photoshoot, Utah Photographer

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Saltair is one of the coolest places for family pictures, engagement pictures, senior pictures, basically all forms of photography in Utah. The wide barren expanse, the incredible sunsets, and the reflections are all amazing! You can get a super cool minimalist look, much like what you can get at the Salt Flats (only a little […]

Five Things You Should Know Before You Shoot at Saltiar

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Utah County Family Photography

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BYU Campus was a great spot for this family’s pictures. They have a couple of kids attending the University and it was close to home. It’s also a really great place to shoot if you have a family that likes a green, manicured-grounds look. It’s a little more classic looking than the wild-field which appeals […]

How Balance Can Help Your Family Photos, Utah Photography

utah graduation photographer, University of Utah

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I was asked last spring to take pictures for this cute girl graduating from the University of Utah. I was pretty excited about the opportunity because I’ve never done college campus graduation sessions before. Since I’ve been doing this for 10+ years, I don’t get to try new things as often because I’ve been doing […]

Utah Graduation Pictures, University of Utah Photography

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Utah County Family Photographer

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I just booked another newborn shoot and I can’t wait. Here are six tips on how to prepare for a newborn shoot: Pack Your bag the day before. Taking care of your baby is enough to keep you busy the day of your shoot, you don’t want to be stressed trying to remember everything right […]

Six Tips to Prepare for a Newborn Shoot | Utah County Photographer

Utah Extended Family Photography

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I’ve had so many amazing clients this year, and feel so privileged that they’ve trusted me to take their family portraits, I don’t take that responsibly lightly. This Summer has been pretty brutal for me as a Mom, but I worked through a crazy summer anyway and have so many shoots to share with you. Here’s a […]

Utah Extended Family Photography at Wheeler Farm

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Utah Photographer

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Calling Class of 2022. If you want green grass and trees in your photos, most of my locations don’t green up until late April or early May in the foothills. This spot is one of the earliest to be pretty (usually ready towards mid-April). If you want to avoid the rush to get pictures taken and […]

Utah Senior Pictures at a Utah County Orchard

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How about them mountains? Scroll down for some epic views. This spot is one of my farther south locations and is a great option for families wanting to stay in the Provo or Orem area. Also, I loved their neutral color palette, it looked awesome with the surrounding area! During every full family photo session, I […]

Provo Utah, Family Photography

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I’ve avoided these fields for the last few years because I’m a little bitter about all the development up there, not to mention the crowds of people wanting to get a photo for their Instagram feed. BUT guess what, I actually really enjoyed this session and loved how it turned out! I especially loved working […]

Utah Family Photography, Wild Flower, Poppy Field

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Still looking for the perfect location for your family or senior pictures? If you don’t love the wild field look and you’re into a lush green scenery, this is the perfect Utah location for you from late April to late October. There are winding paths with lots of well kept flowers, trees and bushes and […]

Lush, Green, Utah Photography Location

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I did this Mothers Day Mini Session a few days before Mother’s Day. The pink blossom tree is always a show stopper. I was worried it wouldn’t be in bloom but it ended up blossoming just in time. Mother’s Day is a great time for mom’s to have a session done with their babies. There […]

Mother’s Day Mini Session

Utah Senior Photographer

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So you wake up on the morning of your shoot and the forecast of “100% chance of rain” has come true. The clouds are thick and the rain is strong and steady all morning. You might be thinking, “Welp, I guess we’ll have to reschedule our photo shoot“, but you in many cases would be […]

What If It’s Bad Weather For Your Shoot?

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Utah Senior Photographer, Utah County Senior Photographer, Draper Utah, Highland Utah

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In the Spring time, I have a lot of Seniors on my schedule. If you want to shoot in March before the world greens up, my advice is to do an urban shoot, or go for epic mountain views. We did managed to get both urban and nature settings during this shoot which is a […]

Utah Senior Photographer, Utah Valley, March Location Options

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This family had a son leaving Utah on a mission to Alaska so it was important to get a family picture taken since they wouldn’t all be together again for a couple of years. They’d done mountain sessions in the past so we did Saltair for a change. The white building wall, and the white […]

Utah Family Photography at Saltair

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I’ve been enjoying shooting for several small businesses in Utah. You may have seen my first shoot for Bailey’s Protein Bites. Since she’s added a bunch of delicious new flavors, we did a second shoot to document all of those and then added in a few seasonal flat lays for Spring, Valentines, St. Patricks Day, […]

Brand Photography for Baileys Protein Bites

LDS Baptism Photo Session

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You may have seen pictures of girls dressed up in beautiful white dresses or boys in suits. If you aren’t familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ culture, you may have wondered why. Members believe kids are born innocent, so they aren’t baptized until they are able to understand right from wrong (traditionally at the […]

How to Take LDS Baptism Photos

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utah missionary pictures

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Do you need pictures while it still looks dead outside? You aren’t alone. If you are still really wanting that lush green look, shooting at a greenhouse is a great option. This shoot was done at Cooks in Lindon, where we didn’t need a reservation and it was only $15 to shoot there, win-win. It’s […]

Cooks Greenhouse in Lindon Utah – Photography Location

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One thing to consider when selecting a photo shoot location is what makes your family unique, or what spot tells part of your family story? My family is really big into skiing, so I’ve been dreaming of hiring someone to take photos of us on the slopes or at least incorporating skiing into our shoot […]

A Location You May Not Have Thought Of

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I took this families pictures years ago when I was still relatively new in the photography world. It was fun to see how my images have progressed since then. Owning my own business can be time consuming and progress feels frustratingly slow sometimes, but I’ve noticed if I compare my progress from year-to-year, rather than […]

The Most Amazing Utah Mountain Views, Utah Family Photography

Utah Family Photographer

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Calling all Mom’s with Babies! This post is for you. It’s bit a hot minute since I’ve had the privilege of doing a one year old photo shoot, so I was REALLY excited for this one. Especially after Mom texted me all the outfits she was contemplating bringing. I urged her to narrow it down […]

One-Year-Old Photo Shoot, Lexi Rae Photography

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Utah newborn photographer

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I completely enjoyed photographing this newborn session full of family cuddles and newborn sweetness. Being a new parent is such a lifestyle change, it’s important to document it. I ditched posed newborn sessions years ago, because I love this style of shoot so much more. I’d much rather capture a new family, enjoying each other, […]

3 Tips for a successful lifestyle newborn shoot, from a Utah Photographer

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I’ve posted a few images from this shoot already here, but the whole shoot deserved a post too. Because I live in Utah, I shoot in the snow a lot. Here are a few things I’ve learned from lots of experience freezing and shooting during the snowy months, which in the Utah Mountains, can be […]

Tips for Shooting in the Utah Snow

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Utah can have some pretty unpredictable weather in the Fall. This shoot had clear skies but it was one of my coldest of the whole year even though it hadn’t snowed yet. You never know, it could be 30 degrees or 60 up at Tibblefork and there’s really no way of knowing what the weather […]

Late Fall Photography, Utah, American Fork Canyon

Utah Brand Photographer

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Not sure which commercial session is right for you? This shoot of a velvet bow collection is an example of a full branding (or collection) session looks like. It includes product shots, flat lays, and lifestyle photos which show the fit and use of your product with several different models. I did the shoot for […]

Full Branding Shoot

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Why did I become a photographer? There’s a few reasons. I love taking pictures, and started because I wanted to be able to take pictures of my kids like this (see below) Because kids are expensive. I’ve got four kids, two boys and two girls, and the extra income is nice to be able to […]

My Why, from a Utah Photographer

Utah Family Photographer

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Do you have a hard time getting your kids to smile naturally? Check out these faces! Not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of this picture. These natural smiles came right after I had them scream something. It doesn’t really matter what they scream, any word will do and sometimes I have them come up with […]

Natural Smiles, Thoughts from a Utah Photographer

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I did 4-5 shoots at this mountain setting in American Fork Canyon. This year was the year of resurrecting a few old spots I used to shoot at to update my portfolio. I was so surprised at the response I got to those spots once I updated my portfolio and posted a few on my […]

What to Wear for Family Pictures, Utah Family Photographer

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This session was chilly, but so much warmer than it could have otherwise been in January up at Tibblefork Reservoir in Utah. I did this photo shoot for Kristen Morley, of https://www.lightenmylifenaturally.com  She has built quite a following on TikTok, helping others with energy healing. You can also find her on Instagram here: @kirsten.morley. Her […]

Winter Tibblefork Reservoir, UT, Family Photography Session

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utah family photographer, snowbird resort

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About this time last year, I was hatching plans that would be worthy of the effort that Mysha (of Remington Avenue) would pour into her session. This girl does NOTHING half way, if you follow Mysha on Instagram (@remingtonavenue), or read her blog www.remingtonavenue.com, you’ll understand what I mean. She seems to have boundless energy […]

Mountain Top Shoot for @Remingtonavenue

Utah Family Photographer

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Before each shoot, I send out a consult form asking you for more information about your family or senior. If filling this form out stresses you out, then skip to the bottom of this post and read what’s in bold type at the end. If you want to know how these details help me and […]

How and why you should fill out your consult form

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Utah Wedding Photographer

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I photographed four weddings in 2020 in spite of the havoc from the pandemic. I honestly felt bad for all the brides having to make constant adjustments based on the latest governor’s orders. It was a tough year to be a bride, among many other things. I will say, though, that this bride enjoyed her […]

Backyard Wedding Photography in Utah