Thursday, June 8, 2017

Utah Wedding Photographer Bridals

 Here are the rest of my sisters pictures!  I am so happy she has found someone that makes her happy!  They deserve all the happiness in the world!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your happy day!  We love you guys!
















Monday, June 5, 2017

Orem, Utah Bridals


My little sister found the guy that will make her happy forever!  They are a super cute couple and it was so fun taking their bridal pictures!  Here is a little sneak peek of some of the bridals.  She was a beautiful bride and I think I'm just going to post every one of these pictures throughout the week because I love them so much!!














Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring Flowers

 April showers bring May flowers!  I am so happy it's Spring!  Winter was so long!  The last couple days have been beautiful and I LOVE it!!  I am so thankful for the promise of Spring.  The colors, the smells, the beautiful world coming back to life!  I love it!!




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Things are Coming!

I'm working on some super cool things for photographers and decorating, I'm super excited!  I will tell you more when I get more done:).  As for right now I just want to leave you with this super cool picture of my little boy down in Southern Utah.  I love these red rocks, I can't get enough of how unique and different they are!  These small narrow hikes are so fun.  If you have time, go down to souther Utah and check out all this awesome hikes!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Decorate with Your Pictures!!


Time to get your pictures off your computers and into places and spaces that you can enjoy them!!  It is important to see the memories that you've captured and reminded of the fun times you've had together!  I just finished this wall in my son's room(yay)!  I really liked how it turned out!  He loved it, and that's what is really important.

The big picture of my little guy was printed at Staples.  I know, I know you don't normally hear of professional photographers printing their pictures at Staples, but I do, at least the engineer prints.  I love using the "engineer prints."  They are super cheap and I just print them off and replace the pictures as my kids get older!  I love them!  I think they are like 5$, they are not on fabulous paper but they still look good, you can upgrade and do it on photo paper but the whole purpose for me is to have it cheap and replaceable.  I've printed a bunch of big pictures with the engineer prints and I have loved them all!  I always do them in black and white so that I don't have to worry about the color matching or looking off.  I have printed my pictures at a bunch of different places but the price point for the engineer is so cheap so I don't feel bad doing it often:).  I love big pictures in my house and this is a way I can have them without breaking the bank!  Also, just a note for the people who are interested in doing them for their house.  

I made the Lego guy holder out of an IKEA frame.  I saw the idea on Pinterest and really liked how it turned out!  Too bad my little boy loves his Lego's too much to leave them up on the board(it drives me crazy!) but you get the idea of what it would look like with the three Lego guys that are up there:)!

The awesome Star Wars Print was made by an awesome designer that has an ETSY shop 
called NicholeMariePrintery and here is a link to her shop!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/nicholemarieprintery
I got the print printed at my favorite print shop called Pro Digital, it's a local print shop in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  They do such a wonderful job withs prints, I really love their work.

I think that presenting your photography in a meaningful way makes such a difference on how your house feels!  These memories of the places you've traveled and the people that are most important to you should be out for all to see and enjoy.  It is such a good reminder of past fun and special times.  The picture of my little boy is when he was in his "super hero" phase and he never wanted to take his costumes off.  It's only been a couple years, but it feel like a lifetime ago when he was so little!  It is a lot of fun for me to look back at those times!
Anyway, moral of the story:
 Print your pictures!  There are so many options on the good places to print your pictures and I'll try to go over more later.
I'll keep posting about the best way's I've found to print and display pictures around my house!




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Desert Flower(Goblin Valley Utah, Utah Family Photographer)

When I was young I thought there really wasn't much to the desert here in Utah.  I thought it all, kind of, looked the same.  The truth was I wasn't looking for the beauty.  I didn't care to see the beautiful carved mountains, and vast landscapes.  



I took a geology class in high school where my teacher really opened my eyes to how amazing Utah is, it is so different from the rest of the world.  There is so much to see and do.  He taught me to see things differently(I am so thankful for amazing teachers).  I still am not the best person to see the beauty around me, and still take advantage of my surroundings.  I don't acknowledge the amazing world around me, as much as I should, but I'm working on it.  I try to point out the beauties to my children, and open their eyes to this amazing world that we live in. 

I've always heard people talk about the beauty of a desert flower, but I never really saw it.  This time on our trip to Goblin Valley, when all the kids were playing I noticed the plants we were walking around and trying to avoid and I was amazed at the beauty of these plants.  They are simple and the color didn't stand out as much against the red rocks but they are beautiful!  I wish I took more pictures of the vegetation, it is so unique and different! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Panoramas of Goblin Valley(Utah family Photographer)

More of Goblin Valley!  We had a beautiful sunset on our first night there!  I loved the purples and pinks in the sky, it was simply beautiful!  


The main part of Goblin Valley was simply amazing!  I had never seen anything like it!  The day we went down to the main part of Goblin Valley there was so much wind it was crazy!  All that sand flying at you was pretty rough!  The poor kids were not happy(the adults weren't happy either but they usually don't complain as loud).  We didn't want to pass up the chance to see this crazy, beautiful place so we told the kids to though it out and enjoy it(like any good parent would:)).  They did end up loving it but we were cleaning out sand from their ears for the next couple days!




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Goblin Valley Utah(Utah Family Photographer)


Exploring Utah is one of my favorite things to do!  I have never been to Goblin Valley, and it is crazy amazing!  I have never seen anything like it!  We watched some Youtube videos on what to expect before we went down there, but I don't think anything could prepare me for the sites!  
The Youtube video we watched compared it to being on Mars, and that is a pretty good description, but when you walk out and see the "Goblins" it is unreal.  It was so different then anything I have ever seen!  The kids were so excited that they could play on them, it was like a huge playground!

 It is only a couple hours away from where I live, and I have never made it down there(honestly, I haven't made it a lot of places, but I'm trying to fix that)!  I am so glad we took this trip, it was beautiful, and so different!  It was a pretty windy weekend this past weekend and the wind/sand down there in Goblin Valley was killing us, so we ended up leaving early, the kids were pretty sad about that.  
I always say this but I wish I had my camera with me the whole time(I get sick of carrying it everywhere) but when I get home I'm always sad I didn't take more pictures!  
I did take more pictures then this but I just needed to get a blog post up(it's been a while) hopefully I can get more up on the blog sometime this week, but this is the first of them!  
I love camping(in a motorhome with toilets, beds, a fridge and shelter:)) because you are right there, playing in some of the most beautiful places in the world!  
The kids just run free, after a long cold winter!  The fun and exploring is never-ending!  Too bad soccer is keeping us here for the Saturday's for the rest of the month, but soon we will be out again!  I love when the temperatures get better and we can play in these beautiful places.


Here is another one I can't decide if I like it in black and white or in color!  I love the red rocks but I also love the black and white shadows it makes it look pretty mysterious!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Black and White or Color



 I'm trying to update some pictures that I have around my house.  I can't decide if I want to stick with black and white or do the color print instead.


My kids are big into piano.  They have an excellent teacher and it is so fun to see them improve and work hard on something!  This little guy of mine feels a little left out that he doesn't get to take piano(he still has a couple years:)).  He gets on the piano whenever he can and it's super cute to see him sing songs and play as he goes!  I just love it!

Family photography is my favorite because each family and each person in the family unit adds to the uniqueness of the family unit!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Baptism Portraits (Utah Family Photographer)


These pictures were so fun!  It was FREEZING the day we went out to take these but this sweet little girl was an angel!  No complaints out of her!  It was 17 degrees in Provo the morning we went to take these photographs, but you couldn't tell by her face, she was so good at not looking cold:)!  The sun was shining and it was such a beautiful morning!


This super cute little girl has been a great friend to our family!  Her and my daughter became friends in kindergarten and even though they don't even go to the same school anymore they love to play and spend time together!  It is so fun seeing these cute little girls growing up and choosing this wonderful step to be baptized!
I love seeing her in her white dress and her sweet countenance!  I think the flower crown was the perfect addition for this pictures!  




I ended up really liking the pictures with her blessing dress!  It was interesting taking these pictures at the new Provo Temple and seeing these dresses and all the brides coming out the door next to us!  Time just goes by so quickly and it is so important to capture these moments forever!


I love her cute little smile, she did such a awesome job with these pictures!  It was so fun to see her in her baptism dress and go down to the temple and capture these moments!  This is the reason I love taking being a family photographer times change and the kids grow so fast!  It is so important to document these special moments!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Yellowstone


Yellowstone is awesome!  I want to go up there every year!  It is beautiful and full of life and action all the time!  It was so much fun!
So this trip to Yellowstone was a little while ago, but I'm just trying to get it all on the blog!  It was over Memorial Day weekend  and the park was super busy with animals and tourists!  I could not believe how much I loved this trip!  We saw so many animals with their little babies, it was so beautiful!  It did rain a lot but when the sun was shining it made up for all the rain!
I had only been once before with my family when I was growing up, I didn't love it, but I wanted to give it another chance as an adult and not a snotty teenager.   I am so glad that we went back with my little family and were able to see so much!  We saw 5 bears(that was the coolest thing!), deer, Elk(I think), a beaver, buffalo and their little babies it was awesome!!  It is such a beautiful place I really want to go back and do more exploring and picture taking!    



Seeing a mom and her three baby bear cubs was the coolest thing ever!  I was pretty scared of going to Yellow Stone because of all the bear stories but we were in the car and there were like a milling people around, everyone was going crazy, it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be!  It was pretty cool to see!  There were rangers directing the traffic and trying to keep people away from the bear(they were crazy) but it was so fun to see the cute baby bear cubs with their mom!



This is a huge Grizzly bear, or brown bear, I have no idea!  It was across the lake from us and it was pretty hard to see he looked like a big furry rock.  I thought it was so cool to see him(from far away, I'm totally scared of everything).  Whenever you get into a lot of traffic at Yellowstone that probably means there's some kind of cool animal around(or the buffalo are blocking the road).  It was so fun to be there and see all the amazing animals!


 This waterfall was beautiful!  I loved that the rainbow showed up right before we were leaving!  This is such a beautiful land we've been given to enjoy, how lucky we are!

This trip was a blast!  I've mentioned that I am not an outdoorsy girl but staying in a camper, having a toilet, and showers is my kind of camping!  I want my children to know and enjoy this beautiful world we have been blessed to live on!  I'm trying to be better about being outside and getting my family to do it with me!  It has filled my life with more purpose!