Miss Madeline | Utah Photographer | LDS Baptism Photos

Turning 8 years old is such a special time in a childs life, especially if you are LDS. I can remember when I was younger that my 8th birthday was my favorite birthday growing up. I can't tell you exactly why, but maybe because choosing for yourself to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is such a big deal. You feel important and like you have made a lot of people proud of you at such a young age. 

Madeline has such a sweet spirit and it definitely shines through! She totally killed her baptism photo shoot! Congratulations on your baptism day pretty girl! 

Why Professional Hair & Make-up | Utah | High School Senior Portraits

The start of this year I am so excited to congratulate my good friend Sadie Ross on graduating from Paul Mitchel! She is incredibly talented at what she does, and I have the pleasure of adding her to my team! 

Sadie and I have known each other since Jr. High and I always known she had a talent for hair. I couldn't be more excited for her to start offering professional hair and make-up for all my clients, but especially for my high school seniors! 

What high school senior doesn't want to look picture perfect for their senior pictures?? I look back on my senior pictures, 7 years ago (holy cow!), and wish so so badly that I would have had someone dress me, do my hair, and help me out in the makeup department! haha who else wishes this? I know i'm not the only one! haha. 

So, I have teamed up with this talented women to help out each one of my seniors rock their senior pictures. Add on professional hair and/or make-up to your senior collection for an awesome price!

 Top 5 reasons to get professional hair/makeup done for your senior photos:

  1. A professional makeup artist knows the right colors and amount of makeup to put on so that your makeup doesn't wash away in the photos. A lot of the time makeup tends to fade in photos. Let a professional help you look natural and beautiful with applying the right amount. 
  2. A professional also knows what type of makeup to use so that your not glowing in your photos. A lot of makeup can make you look shiny, and every girls knows we don't want that to happen!;) 
  3. You don't have to stress about making sure you have a perfect hair day when getting your senior pictures done! Going to a professional is stress free, you get to relax and sit back while they work their magic to make you look stunning. 
  4. A professional can do a hair style or makeup look that, lets be honest, most of us can't, but dream of having in our photos. Bring your Pinterest ideas and let her create the look you dream of having! 
  5. And last but not least, who doesn't want to feel like a million bucks walking into their senior photos? Show up to your photo shoot with confidence that you are not going to regret getting your hair and makeup professionally done, and rock your senior photos! I promise you will have more confidence in front of the camera and your personality will show through in your photos much better!:) 

Check out Sadies work on her Instagram account here 

I am passionate, innovative, and artistic. This industry brings me so much excitement! I am looking forward to being creative and being a “Day Maker.” I love to learn and be inspired by different looks every day.
— Sadie Ross

Kaitlyn | High School Senior Photos | Utah | Artist Photo Shoot

I had the privilege to work with this very talented painter the other day! It was incredible to watch her passion for painting as she made each little brush stroke. She definitely inspired me to put my uniqueness into my own art of photography. She said her passion is people, but recently discovered a new love for painting animals. She has been working so hard at school to earn her degree as an artist. She is going places people! 

You can check out her amazing work on her Instagram account here. She is currently in the process of finding a place to sell her work, so keep an eye out for that! 

2017 Goal Accomplishment | Utah County Photographer

As I planned out 2017 for my business, I wrote down all the goals that I wanted to be able to accomplish this year to grow my business. One of my goals was to get my work good enough to be at least featured by a photography blog or organization. 

On my photography Instagram account, I follow so many amazing photographers that I look up to and want to become like one day, and also many photography business/organizations that feature talented photographers work and help them show off their work to more people. This helps photographers gain credibility as a photographer. I have always dreamed of getting one of my images chosen to be featured on these blogs/accounts. 

Well, as you have probably seen if you follow me, I recently have had TWO of my images featured on the Life and Lens Blog. You guys, TWO! My goal was to only get featured at least once this year (because it's really hard to get featured) but already I have had two different images from this year featured. You should have seen my happy/shocked/in denial dance I did when I found out my image was featured. Seriously a dream come true haha. 

I know this is probably something that happens to big time photographers on a daily basis, and it's no big deal, but to me it was a huge deal. It helps me feel like I have come a long ways from when I first started doing photography and that all the hard work and long hours I have put into my work and creating a business is finally starting to go somewhere. 

Check out the Life and Lens Blog to see my image that was featured. Click on the photos below! 

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Milk Bath | 6 Month Photos | Utah

What a blast it was photographing this adorable six month old cutie! This was my first time doing a milk bath shoot, and well, I think I am hooked!! How gorgeous are these photos? It doesn't get better than fresh flowers and fresh babies. 

If you are looking for six month photo shoot ideas, here is a great option! There's not a whole lot of things you can do with six month olds, because they aren't as mobil and steady yet, so I am in love with this idea! I think it's safe to say all babies love baths, so what better way right??

Contact me today to set up your babes six month photo shoot! 

OH! And those eye lashes?! Like seriously? Just beautiful. 

Couples Valentine Mini Sessions | Utah

I am so excited to start my very first mini session! I thought it would be fun to do something unique, and since I can't get enough of in home couples sessions, I thought it would be fun to do couples in home valentine mini sessions! 

What better way to give your lover a unique Valentines Day gift than to capture your love for a lifetime? You will look back on these photos when your old and be so happy you were able to freeze your true emotions towards each other in time. This is a gift that will last a lifetime and will be able to bring back all those feels you have for each other! 

Mini sessions are limited, only 4 Saturdays left before Valentines day, so book yours today! Surprise your lover with a mini album full of your photos to cherish forever. This is a gift you will never regret! 

Couples Valentine Mini Session Ideas:

Playful/romantic cooking/baking session 

Romantic cuddle session

Fun/playful pillow fight session

Activities unique to the two of you

Maternity session

First home/apartment session

Sexy lounging session

The possibilities are endless!! Lets have fun and capture your love in a unique way that you will both cherish throughout your life. Contact me today to book your Mini Valentines Day Session. 

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In Home Couples Photo Shoot | Utah

In home couples session have got me drooling over here! I can't get enough of them!! It is so fun to be in your own environment and be able to interact with your loved one the way you normally would. Capturing your love is such a special thing that the both of you are going to cherish for the rest of your lives.

How fun would it be to look back on a session like this when you are old and be able to bring back those playful/loving memories you had when you were newly weds? 

I love the story and mood that these photos give. Thank you Alex and Makayla for letting me capture you two! It was beyond a blast:) 

If you are wanting to have a photo shoot like this with your loved one, you are in luck! From now until February 4th I am booking Valentine mini sessions. Let me capture your unique love to remember for a life time. There is no better gift you could give that special someone. Concat me soon because spots are limited! 

2016 Favorites | Utah Photographer

What an incredible year it has been for my business! I seriously can't tell you guys what amazing clients I have, and have met this last year. I feel so blessed to be able to meet so many great people and create friendships through doing what I love most. 

One of the biggest confidence busters was having the privilege to photograph the Miss Salem contestants. Each one of those girls deserved to win! I am so proud of the 2016 Miss Salem Royalty. Each one of them is so talented and have the biggest hearts. Thank you for choosing me to photograph such a wonderful event! 

I can't wait to incorporate heirloom products to each of my collections. It is so important to have tangible products from such a special moment in your life to pass down from generation to generation. I can't wait to share with you the gorgeous products I have to offer you in 2017! 

Lets all have a fantastic new year! What are your goals for 2017? I would love to hear! Comment below:) Thank you so much for a wonderful year, I owe it all to you guys! 

Some of my favorite sessions in 2016, soooo hard to choose just 9!! 

 

Richard + Gabrielle | Couples Photography | Utah

So excited to announce that I am now adding couples photography to my portfolio this coming year!!! I have absolutely fallen in love with photographing couples. It is so fun to capture each couples unique love. 

This past weekend I shot this couple in their cute little apartment with a lifestyle shoot. It was so natural and unique to them. They are completely obsessed with their cute dog (who wouldn't be??) so it was something new to me to photograph an animal, and I don't think it could have turned out any cuter. Their dog has his own Instagram account! haha I could tell because he was all about getting his picture taken. He was Mr. Photogenic! 

One of my favorite things about photographing couples is hearing about their love story and how they met. Gabbie and Richard were high school sweethearts, they have such a sweet love story. 

For those of you who love this lifestyle couples sessions, I have something I am working on coming up in 2017 so stay tuned!! I can't wait:) 

I want to thank all of my clients and followers for an incredible year. I wouldn't be where I am today in my business without you. I wish I could thank each one of you personally, but know that I truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I love reading your testimonials and comments on my photos, it seriously melts my heart and makes me teary-eyed sometimes! Thank you, thank you!! 

I'm excited to see what 2017 has in store for my photography business. Have a very Merry Christmas everyone, and I will see you next year! 

Ross + Kari | Couples Photography | Utah

I can't even tell you how much I LOVE couples photo shoots! This session was a dream. Miss Kari brought some adorable Christmas props that really brought the whole session together. Kari and her husband are still completely in love with each other and couldn't have been any cuter, they totally made the session easy on me! 

It was an honor to photograph Miss Kari. She is a very talented videographer here in Utah County. Give her a follow over at @k.allysefilms 

I want to wish all of you a ver Merry Christmas! I hope this season is full of happiness and love. Cliche I know, but I mean it. I hope everyone has someone to love or be loved by and that you can find happiness throughout your day. This time of year is my favorite because of the joy you can find on anyones face anywhere you go, and the happiness the simple little things can bring someone. Make an effort this season to show someone you care about them and you are thinking of them. It can be a hard time of the year for some, but every one of us can change that for someone. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I can't wait to see what next year brings!! 

Baby Brighton + Baby Skyler | Lifestyle Newborn | Utah

Where do I even start on this session? I am absolutely in love with this lifestyle newborn session I did a couple weeks ago. I love the perfection and simplicity of this nursery. My clients are so talented and have the funnest nurseries! 

The natural lighting in this little house was perfection. There is nothing I love more than beautifully light homes. It makes for the prettiest photos:) One day, I hope to have an in home studio with gorgeous natural lighting! 

Prepare yourself, for baby hunger to kick in with these two adorable twins as you look through their session! It was so fun to watch their little personalities shine through already. They are completely different haha, and you could tell! 

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Miss Sydney | High School Senior Pictures | Utah

Downtown Provo is one of my favorite places to do photo shoots! It has become pretty popular with my seniors, and I love it!! There are so many fun little spots all over the city. I love the uniqueness it gives my clients. 

How pretty is miss Sydney? Her beautiful hair and makeup goes to the talented Megan Greenhalgh! Each of my high school senior packages include hair and make-up done by some very talented girls. 

Finish out your senior year strong cute girl! Your going to do big things:) 

Noah's Senior Pictures | Utah

I can't believe it is December already! Where did fall go?? This fall was such a busy couple months with photo shoots that I couldn't keep up with blogging each session! I'll do my best to back track and catch up;) 

Can I just tell you how much fun it was doing male high school senior pictures?! It was a blast! It was so fun to mix it up and try something I don't do too often. 

Noah was so cool and fun to photograph. He has such a fun style about him! Check him out!!

Miss Hailee | Senior Pictures | Utah

The seniors this year are killing it you guys!! I have had so much fun with all my senior sessions so far this year. They are all so confident in themselves, and really have fun with me. Don't let the year end!!

Hailee chose to go downtown Provo, and boy did she choose a good pick for her personality. These photos turned out stunning. The whole time I was photographing her, I couldn't stop drooling over her hair!! Like seriously who has hair like this in real life?! I sure don't lol. 

If you haven't seen my new custom graduation announcements for this year, head over here to see them! I am loving the watercolor/gold foil theme! How fun are these?! Make sure to get your senior pictures book soon! The weather is getting cold, and the greenery is dying so contact me today to schedule before winter comes!:) 

Miss Krissy | Senior Pictures | Utah

I couldn't have asked for a better start to the senior year than with photographing Krissy! She was so confident in her self, and really had fun with her session. I loved every min of it! 

Downtown Provo is becoming one of my favorite places to photograph! There are so many fun little spots everywhere. I can't help but fall in love with all the old unique details. 

Seniors, don't wait until spring when everything is dead to get your senior pictures done! Now is such a pretty time of the year. Make sure to book your senior pictures soon! Spots are limited:) 

Krissy I hope you have an amazing senior year! You are such a beautiful girl inside and out. 

NEW Graduation Announcements!

Class of 2017, I am so excited about these new custom graduation announcements I have to offer!! How fun are these? I am so in love with the gold foil and watercolor theme! 

These announcements are customizable with text, colors, etc. We will make sure they are perfect for you:) 

Who is ready to out with a bang?! 

Me!
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Angelyn + Lee | Couples Photography | Utah

I have had the chance to mix up my usual photography a lot lately, and it has been so much fun!! I absolutely love photographing couples, I hope I get to do a lot more;) 

As we were taking this cute couples pictures, we exchanged stories of how we both met our spouse, Angelyn and Lee met at work, and so did my husband and I. haha. It was fun to hear their stories, and tell them mine. 

I have  now shot in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and Big Cottonwood canyon! I wish I could photograph up there every time, they are beautiful canyons with a ton of locations to choose from. 

Lee and Angelyn I wish you the happiest life together:) You two are an adorable couple and I could feel how much he cares about you. Word to the wise, make the most of every day before kiddos come along;) Enjoy being spontaneous and do so many fun things as a couple! Congratulations! 

Dance | Senior Portraits | Utah

Playing dolls, watching movies, and being harassed by older brothers was how I got to know this beautiful little dancer! Baby sitting her and her siblings was my favorite thing to do growing up. Such a sweet family. I always knew one day she was going to be a talented dancer, and I was right! 

Working with the lighting we had at his old school building called Peteetneet was something I had never done before. I was nervous how they were going to turn out, but I absolutely love how they turned out! It was so fun to mix up my style a little bit and go for a more "moody" look. What do you all think?? 

Miss Faye | Lifestyle Newborn | Utah

Walking into the Neilson's home was like a dream com true! With the beautiful natural light, crisp clean master bedroom, and a picture perfect nursery, I was in heaven!! Not to mention this family was the cherry on top:) 

As I was snapping away at all the cute little nursery details, dad told me that mom made their headboard on their bed while she was on bedrest for 4 months, and she made Faye's crib! This mama has got serious talent. I think I might need to hire her my next go around;)

Every minuet of this lifestyle newborn shoot was beyond perfect. It was so nice to meet this sweet family, and baby Faye. Watch out boys, she has two older brothers that love her too much;) Congratulations to the Neilson family!