Merry Christmas

Things have been slowing down and I'm ready for Christmas! I love this time of year and love getting together with friends and family. I want to thank you all for visiting my blog and for some of you, being my clients. You've become my friends and I've loved getting to know each of you. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Byron & Tracy {Engaged} | Utah Photographer

I'm feel so privileged to photograph their upcoming wedding. I've known Tracy since she was a baby. I'm BFF with her older sister so I was ecstatic when they asked me to shoot their wedding since I know the family so well. It's going to be great! And for the little bit that I've met Byron he's a great guy. And you can tell by the way he looks at Tracy that he loves her deeply. You guys are gorgeous! Just a little more than a week away!

Dayton Family | Utah Photographer

Can I just say what an awesome family this is? A few months ago, they got news of their mom having breast cancer. It's been a rough few months for these SIX kids and their dad while their mom (rough for her too!) has had to have chemo. I can't even imagine how hard/awful that must be. But, they all have the best attitude about it...mostly because their mother has been such a good example to them. She has taken whatever has come her way with such a determined and happy attitude. She has embraced it...even having a hair shaving party. :) They are such a fun and loving family. Everybody wants to help them somehow and I was no different.  I'm sure their family has become closer and stronger through this trail.
You all are amazing! And THANK YOU for letting me have the privilege of documenting this stage in your lives right now. You are a great example to me too. Love you guys! You're beautiful, DeLayne.
Can't you just feel the love!
A few weeks before this shoot, we did some shots of just the kids. We didn't know how cold it might get and didn't want the kids to be miserable!

Devan & Brooke's Family | Utah Photographer

Still posting family sessions...still a little behind. :)
This family was pretty darn fun to work with. I had my work cut out for me photographing 5 kids (and the little one we found out later was sick! poor thing!). Luckily I had Shawn there with me coming up with whatever he could to get the kids to laugh. A fake spider on my head does wonders! Everyone was so fun and easy-going. We had a great time. The kids did really well considering it was cold. I LOVE the tractor one! The littlest boy also did. Look at his big grin.
Told ya we had some fun...maybe it was just the adults??? :)

i Heart Faces Self Portrait Entry

Oh boy...the self portrait entry. I don't know how I feel about this. But I'd been wanting to try this. A little twist on taking a picture of myself in the mirror. What do you think for my self portrait? I hope this counts. :)

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Austin-6MO | Utah Photographer

It's about time we interrupt all these family shoots with some baby sweetness! This is smiley-boy Austin again. He's 6 months old now, so it was time for a little mini-shoot. The day we scheduled it was really cloudy and we were doing an indoor shoot, which is very hard being a natural light photographer! I was a little worried, but it all worked out just fine. And we've even got the smiles to prove it!

Sampson Family | Utah Photographer

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? I've been MIA lately, haven't I? The holidays are already getting crazy! I should be posting a few sessions here within the next few days so keep checking back. Then hopefully I'll have a nice break for Christmas and spend time with the family.
This family came from out-of-town and we really had a limited amount of time to do a shoot, but it all worked out...thanks to the buildings providing some shade since it was almost noon! Yikes! The pressure was on. Good think they were all so easy-going and relaxed. We had a great time. Megan kept asking me if I was going to put this on my blog and she would be on the internet. So, here ya go Megan!