Portrait Photography { Jordan – Utah County }

I am happy to add portrait photography to my sessions listed, not just for seniors.  It seems that after senior pictures and wedding day pictures, women rarely get pictures taken of themselves (and I’m not taking about selfies) Why is this? I think there are a few reasons. We don’t like to be in front of the camera because we don’t feel photogenic, or we don’t feel beautiful, or we don’t feel confident enough, or we don’t want to spend the money. WOMEN STOP IT!  You are all beautiful and have so much talent to share and give. When will we start being so hard on ourselves.  We tend to look at ourselves and see every tiny flaw, we dissect our face and our bodies with a magnified glass from the outside in.   My goal with women is to help them see themselves the way other people do.  I get really close and personal when I edit and I see the beauty in you that you don’t always believe.  I hope that when I hand your session back to you you can see that too, and then maybe, just maybe, you’ll start to look at yourself from the inside out and let your beautiful light shine.

This session that I did with Jordan is the first of many I hope will come and choose to pamper yourself. This is not vain, this is fun. Jordan woke up early got her hair and makeup done my the fabulous Courtney.portrait_session_before

Brought a few outfits with her and then we went out and shot for about an hour, and tried to capture Jordan in both a beautiful and fun light.  Jordan doesn’t know just how gorgeous she is, she feel awkward in front of the camera, and likes to pull faces!  Which I love to capture as well!  I love to get the client feeling comfortable and by the end of the session they really don’t want to stop! We even got some great dancing pictures.Blog-Collage-1387215253778Portrait_photography_Utah_County_Jordan

Fall Family Mini Session { Salt Lake City Photography }

Here are some of the pictures from my fall family mini session in November.  Blog-Collage-1387036542861

Baptism Photography { Salt Lake City Temple – Miss B}


S Family { Star Mill Utah County }

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Fall Canyon Senior Pictures {Shantelle}

The moment I met this gal I just knew I had to take her senior pictures!  She is so adorable and I LOVE her short hair cut. It was a fun session in the fall up in the canyons.

Utah County Hills {Portrait Photography – Catelin}

This is more from my shoot out with Camilla Binks Photography.  We were scheduled to shoot and then it started POURING rain, the whole area had a flash flood but it finally slowed right before the sun went down and we had about 20 min to shoot.

Flowers: Flower Afternoon Utah_county_Hills_portrait_photography

My Favorite Things Giveaway!

People are always asking me, what do a shoot with, whats in my bag.  As much as I would LOVE to give away a 5DMII its just not possible, but I do want to share some of my other favorite things I always have when I shoot! So I am pulling an Oprah, and doing a – these are a few of my favorite things giveaway!  These are items that I have reviewed and blogged about before.

I LOVE my Jo Tote camera bag, its fashionable, and large enough to carry my needs.  Made with great quality they don’t just look good they feel good!

Then I have my Fotostrap, with my business logo on it, I LOVE the look and the feel of it, and I love that the company gives back to fotolanthropy!

And I love cute camera nick-knacks including my charm necklace!

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So I am happy to bring you a giveaway so that you can share my favorite things with me!  Jo Totes is giving away a $75 gift towards any bag of your choice.  Fotostrap is giving one of there classic fabric straps and a monogram of your choice in color (this excludes the James and the Bear), and I am giving a charm necklace like the one I have!

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J Family { Utah Fall Family Photography – Fall Provo Canyon }

Ah, fall family sessions are just the best! Early fall has the perfect weather, the leaves are just starting to change, dressing in layers, scarves, boots, hot chocolate. FALL is wonderful.  This session was no exception, I just loved this it!  This family is so adorable and just dressed so cute.fall_family_photography_small_family

Marissa and Cole {Utah County Engagement Photography – Dry Creek}

I was so lucky to get to do Marissa and Cole’s  engagement photography. They are getting married out of state the day after Thanksgiving and I am not going to be able to do their wedding, but had the pleasure of at least spending some time with them and wish them luck with everything!  They have a cute story on how they became a couple and were just a pleasure.  My favorite thing to photography is couples hands down.  My favorite picture in my own family pictures are ones of my husband and I.


Velour Music Hall { Utah Portrait Photography }

I had the opportunity to mentor with the fabulous Camilla Binks.  It was the most amazing session, and she is just the humblest and kindest women ever!   I can’t even begin to describe how great the session was.  I was so excited and so nervous.  I am way more take charge in my own sessions but once I got around Camilla I was so nervous and start struck!  But I will keep at the great details to myself since although I find them fascinating, I’m sure you don’t want to hear me ramble on and on. I wanted to start taking my photography to some new levels and during this session I was able get hands on chance with the flash.  This location was a dream, and I can’t wait to shoot there again.  I am so excited for this next year and where I can take my photography.  I love the moodiness that this room brings, and think it would be fun to shoot some senior sessions here!