I have been so lucky to work with the gorgeous Necaise family since almost the very beginning of my photography career! Melissa and Ricky have the sweetest family and are always so fun to work with! For this years session we decided to shoot at Lambert Park in Alpine. Its one of my favorite locations because its gorgeous year round and is super easy to get to. On this day we had tornado style winds and crazy storms all afternoon and we almost decided to postpone our shoot but decided to try and make it work, we were SO pleasantly surprised when we showed up to this spot and it was calm and overcast and perfect!
July 19, 2023
Its been on my list to shoot at Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon for a long while now and I’m not sure why I waited so long to shoot there! My husband grew up with Emilee and her cute family. Their families spent a lot of time together over the years and so it was only natural as I met and married my husband I got to know their family as well. To know Emilee is to love her! She is full of light and love and her little family is just the cutest. I was ecstatic when she asked me to take their family pictures last fall and even more excited to get to meet their cute daughter!
Drew is the sweetest little toddler on the block but I made her just a little nervous. This is totally normal for that age range and I thought I would share some tips on how I handle situations with nervous little ones!
May 2, 2023
I think I found my newest obsession!! I had this fresh 48 session at IMC and just fell in love with these types of shoots. There is something so special about getting to be there for some first moments in a brand new life. Stephanie reached out to me to come photograph this fresh 48 session at Intermoutain Medical Center to capture their newest bundle! I got to capture some of the first tiny yawns, baby toes, stretches and snuggles that Kruz had here on this earth. I am so honored they picked me to capture these special moments for them. Baby Kruz is so gorgeous and I had the best time capturing some memories for the Pattersons.
I asked Stephanie to share a little more of her story since her babies are absolute miracles and here is what she said: “Kruz is our second absolute miracle baby, after we already got a first miracle. Knox was our first born who came to us via surrogacy. After 5 years of fertility treatment fails our cousin offered to carry an embryo for us and it worked. 2 short months after he was born, my IVF doctor suggested we try one last time on myself before searching for another surrogate to expand our family. We were SHOCKED and THRILLED when it worked. But we didn’t know quite how to process that in just a few short months we would have TWO babies under ONE year old. We waited until birth to find our the gender of little Kruzy and were thrilled to find out he was a boy! If you have told me 2 years ago I’d have Irish twin boys, I would have never believed you!
April 14, 2023
Including your furry best friend in family photos is a great way to capture their place in your family. However, bringing a dog to a photo shoot can also be a bit of a challenge. Below I will share 5 tips for bringing your dog to your family pictures that will make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for both you and your furry friend.
March 31, 2023
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
It was a GORGEOUS sunset at The Great Saltair when I went out to shoot with The Whitakers! I love this location for a completely different look from typical Utah vibe, you can get a sort of a beachy beackdrop that is oh so beautiful. My friend Michelle chose this location for her yearly family photos, and boy oh boy it not disappoint! The water was so low from Utahs drought so we had to walk a good 20 minutes to get out to where the water line was, but not one person complained, even the ladies wearing heels! I was so impressed with their attitudes and willingness to get their momma the photos she had been dreaming of. I love this location because it looks like this all year round and is a great option during the colder months. If your looking for a beach vibe for your family photos this year, this is your spot!
March 28, 2023