Canon Father’s Day Circular

September 6, 2014

It was such a HUGE honor when Canon chose to use my image on their website and the cover of their Father’s Day circular in June -  millions of people received this insert, perhaps you were one?  I am only posting about it now because a) this summer went by so incredibly fast I don’t even know where the time went and b) I only recently received the PDF from the ad agency :)


It’s just amazing to me to think that my work was seen by so many people. Something I could have only dreamed about when I actually shot this image 4ish years ago. Thank you Canon for your faith in me and for your amazing cameras and lenses that make doing what I do such a pleasure!

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And One More Makes Four

September 6, 2014

I had the great pleasure of photographing Danielle’s maternity and newborn session from her first pregnancy with Samiyah, so I was absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to photograph her again with her gorgeous family for her second pregnancy:














One of the best parts of my job is getting to know and getting to capture these special memories for families as each major milestone happens – thank you Danielle, Sean and Samiyah, your family is so beautiful and it is my great privileged to document it as it grows!



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Lulu – Seven Months

September 1, 2014

I get calls all the time from parents that their baby is 1 month old and they are looking for newborn photos ASAP.  The bad news is that it’s almost impossible to achieve the curly sleepy newborn poses after 14 days.  But the good news is that if you’ve missed that 2 week window after birth, there is still an amazing time to capture images – in fact my most favorite time which is when baby first starts to sit!  At this age (typically 7 months or so), baby is full of expression and curious and eager to make eye contact -but best of all,  new sitters can’t yet crawl or walk away, so it’s truly a “golden” age from a photography viewpoint!

If you missed the chance to have professional newborn photos taken of your little one, I strongly encourage you to call to schedule a “sitter” session – you won’t be sorry because look at the cuteness!









Photography gold I tell you!

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Paige & Leo

July 31, 2014

This was one of my absolute favorite shoots that I’ve ever done in my studio.  Ms Paige was just overflowing with personality, a complete natural in front of the camera and we had SO much fun playing dress up and tea party!  I just can barely narrow it down to my favorites so this will be a long post.

First, the tea party (with Mr Bear dressed in Drag, what a trooper!)





 And then there was just more general gorgeousness from Paige…








And then, cute as can be little brother Leo makes an appearance!



He’s got this crawling thing DOWN!


And he’s oh so cute playing with his tiny feet!


And just loved when his big sister read one of her favorite books “The Napping House” to him. Paige is an amazing reader for her age!



He didn’t object to a little snuggle either!


This is one of my favorite shots from the session:


Before they left, I couldn’t resist a few outdoor shots on the way to their car.  The grounds of my studio have some unexpected little nooks that are perfect for pictures!



That last image dates the session, yes I’m playing blog catch up as usual. Can’t wait to share a few more of the amazing sessions I’ve had this year!

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Voice Collection

July 14, 2014

I am so thrilled to announce that two of my images were chosen as Selections in the VOICE digital print competition and will appear in the VOICE gallery at the Click Away conference in Salt Lake City this Fall!   There were over 8000 entries which were narrowed down to just 254 for the collection, so to have two of my images included is a huge honor.

This image of my twins is included in the “Connections” category:


And, in a rare appearance in FRONT of the camera, this self portrait I made is included in the Self Portrait category:


It’s so humbling to see my work along side all of the gorgeous images that make up the complete collection and I can’t wait to see them in print and in person in Salt Lake City!

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It’s no secret that I love Canon, so when I was approached for inclusion in their Mother’s Day ad campaign I was incredibly honored and of course thrilled!  You may have even seen it as it was circulated in approximately 8 million papers nationwide.

I’m so happy that they chose to use an image of my son Jasper with his Bear.  If you are familiar at all with my past work you have probably seen many Bear appearances throughout the years – he’s practically a 6th family member!  I’m a big believer in including lovey’s in photoshoots- so if you  have a shoot scheduled with me do not hesitate one BIT to bring your child’s favorite toy.

And, keep an eye on your local paper the Sunday before Father’s day for another image of  mine- yay!

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