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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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Want to know how to be the best photographer for kids and families? Read on! The best family photographers don’t need kids to “cooperate” to get a good photo. Why? Because good family photographers will interact with their littlest clients so they can have fun while having their pictures taken. And if they are having […]

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Want to know how to choose the right Aperture during your family photoshoot? Here are a few tips on what settings to adjust. I will pretend I’m using my Nikkor 24mm-70mm f:2.8 and NikonD850 for this example. If you want to alter the blur in the background, there are three things to consider: Aperture Zoom Distance to […]

Utah County Family Photographer

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This family photography shoot was in July in Highland, Utah! I love their casual summery dresses, the mom’s dress was from Amazon if you are looking for what to wear ideas. Long flowy dresses always have a nice summery look. Both Mom and Dad did a great job having fun with their girls which made my job […]

Utah County 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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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 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

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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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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 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

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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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If you’ve spent more than a minute on my website, you’ll see that I put “Utah” as many places as I can! It’s amazing how many times in my own search for a photographer, that it takes some real digging to see what area of Utah they shoot in, or even what state for that […]

Utah Family Photoshoot

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Want a winter family photo shoot? This family photography session shows it doesn’t have to be all about the pine trees. I love me a good snow covered pine, but I also love snow with pretty backlight shining through the golden reeds/weeds. Park City has this awesome white barn (which is frequented by photographers) with […]

Winter Family Photography, McPolin Barn, Park City Utah

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One of the requests from this mom was that she liked the mountains to be a part of the story in the family photograph. So we selected this Utah County spot with gorgeous views! It happened to be windy there so I had to do a little hair editing after the fact. We started with […]

Utah County Family Photography, A Family Session + Missionary Picture Add On

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How do you choose a location that’s right for YOU? That’s a topic that seems pretty straight forward, but sometimes what we really want is not what we initially think. The grandma in this image was originally thinking she wanted a mountain location. Perfect, I thought, I have about a dozen awesome ones to choose […]

Extended Family Portrait, Which Print Size and Location Is Best For You?

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Check out this family photo session I did last August in Highland, Utah. These clients found me through the mom’s hair dresser @hairandmakeupbycourtneysmith (who is a literal wizard if you want some help getting ready for your photo session). I was really excited for their session because it would be their first photoshoot with their […]

Documenting an Important Milestone

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Want fall color for your photo shoot? Check out this awesome spot in American Fork Canyon, it has lots of pine and pretty much every color of fall mixed in. I’m lucky enough to photograph this family year after year. I love it when the kids goof off and have fun together. My favorite image […]

Utah Family Photography, American Fork Canyon

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Extended Family

I love McPolin Barn in Park City, UT Here’s an extended family photography session I did there, in the grove of trees away from the barn. This location has so many different looks to choose from, and it’s great for families, extended families, seniors and everything in between. I always look for versatility in places […]

McPolin Barn, Park City Utah Photographer

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Do you spend a lot of time in your back yard as a family? Doing a back yard photo session is a good idea for these reasons: It’s important to document places that are meaningful to your family. A session done at a place you spend a lot of time as a family will bring […]

Why a Backyard Shoot Could Be Right For You

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Want to know what my biggest advice is for your family shoot?  Don’t fight on the way there so you can all have fun together during your shoot. Family pictures are HIGH stress for Mom who has coordinated schedules, what to wear, and helped her kids get ready if they are young enough. Try not […]

Advice for Mom, Utah County Photography + Provo River Trail

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Loved their outfits and the dreamy light at Saltair                                                             Utah County Family Photographer, Salt Lake City, UT Instagram @lexiraephotography Press Contact Button to email hello@lexiraephotography.com

Saltair, Utah Photography

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