My start to my career in Photography was a long one, I was always interested in photography and took a film course in high school but just didn’t love film and sort of lost the spark for a bit. When I had my first son we were broke, in college and had zero dollars for a newborn session. Lucky for me I had a cheap DSLR I had gotten for Christmas and thought “how hard could it be”….
Turns out photography, especially newborn photography is HARD! We were sweating to death trying to keep the room warm, trying to position him without making him scream and thought we were pretty cleaver with our black sheet backdrop. HAHA. My shooting and editing talents were limited to putting the camera on manual and throwing a VSCO filter on there. After this experience I decided I wasn’t very good and jumped into being a mom.
I spent the next 8 years having babies, 4 in total and spending all of my time taking them to museums, parks, playdates and basically trying to survive!
In 2018 I came across a facebook ad for a course that looked perfect for me,( Hiiii Amy and Jordan). I still had that DSLR in my closet and was interested mostly in being about to take good photos of my kids. I signed up immediately and dove in with crazy enthusiam, I watched the learning modules during every spare second and practiced on my babies and family as much as I could. By the time I was finished with the course I had the newest Canon DSLR and my first non family client. I took photos like this maternity photo for my cute friend.
I was getting a little better and learning more EVERY SINGLE SHOOT about composition, editing, posing and light.
Then I got a major bit of luck. I found a local photographer looking to built an associate team. She had built a super successful business and was willing to train. I couldn’t even believe it when she picked me! I worked with Photography by Tasha Rose for a year and a half and learned SO MUCH. She taught me how to shoot weddings, all about flash, how to communicate with clients, composition and so much more. I am incredibly grateful for that opportunity. Below are some photos I took and she edited during my time working for her!
After that I decided it was time to strick out on my own. I have been learning and growing still and am SO proud of where I am today. Theres been a huge learning curve on the business and marketing side and its been fun to learn all about these new aspects of the business. I’ve spent the last 3 years since I’ve been on my own building, learning and expanding, I love this business and am so grateful all of my clients and their continued support! Below are some of my favorites from recent shoots!
I’m excited to learn and grow and I cant wait to see what my work looks like in 5 more years!
March 28, 2023
I cant wait to tell you all about our girls weekend in Saint George, I was raised in a family that loved to travel. My mom is steadily making her way around the world and lives for traveling, whether its near or far she is always up for an adventure. A few years ago my cute mom starting putting together girls trips to keep me, her and my sister in law close and to be able to create some incredible memories together.
For our first trip we visited San Diego and stayed on Coronado Island. It was so fun to ride bikes all over, eat all the yummy food and enjoy that California weather. We visited Waco Texas for our next trip. We saw all things Magnolia and of course visited Buccees. Saint Thomas was next on the list and we had a total blast, we jewelry shopped, island hopped and had fun in the sun. Last year we visited South Carolina, we stayed in Charleston we got to tour the gorgeous gardens and historical homes before we headed south to Beaufort, Hilton head island and finally ended our trip in Savannah, Georgia.
We decided to visit more of our own beautiful state so we booked a stay at Red Mountain Resort, at the base of Snow Canyon. This girls weekend in Saint George and the resort were so much fun, they offer all sorts of fitness classes, meditations, yoga and stretching classes and excursions out to all of the gorgeous surrounding parks. My mom had one request for the week, she wanted me to bring my camera and do a photoshoot in Snow Canyon, I think we nailed it!
March 28, 2023