Snow! The snow had fallen the day before, dumping 8 inches of the beautiful white stuff on our location spot. Hallelujah! It was beautiful! This shoot made me want to go into the canyon and take some more styled snowy pictures. Anybody up for it?
In the meantime, here’s the pictures from the Eichert/Watts extended family shoot (my Aunt and her kids, and grandkids. To be exact.) I had done Jocelyn’s senior pictures a few months before. You can see her session here. Love these guys!
We headed to the park above the American Fork Amphitheater for this session. Gorgeous giant pine trees behind a gorgeous family is a no-fail recipe for some gorgeous pictures.
My sweet family knows that every year we get our family pictures taken. By me. Well, this might be the last year I stick the camera on the tripod, set the timer and run. It might have been the epic new shoes I was wearing that made me not enjoy it so much this year, I don’t know. But I’m asking one of my 105 photographer friends to take them next year instead! HAHA!
I love these guys. <3
It was really cold this day. We even saw a snowflake or two. The boys were so cooperative and sweet we got this family session done in record time!
Remember that on-location heaven I was talking about in Hailey’s senior pictures post? Well, this is part of that. We had to hike a teeny bit (I love hiking!) but the colors were so beautiful and so worth that teeny hike. And this is OCTOBER!
I’ve been doing little slideshows here and there over the years and I’m always so surprised at the emotions they bring along with them. To me and all those who were involved in the videos, it’s always made a big impact.
I knew a long time ago that I wanted to make slideshows but didn’t know how I could get them into the hands of those who would love them. And also how to do it in shorter amount of time. I would spend weeks on a slideshow getting it just right. But now, I’ve done my homework, and with the help of some photographer friends and other companies, I’m able to finally do it in a reasonable amount of time.
I wanted my first slideshow to be a throwback to 2013 to one of my favorite families. They are my clients, but mostly they are my friends, and they’re moving away soon. Not too far, but it’s not just down the street either. I’ll miss them. So, without making you read more, here’s the slideshow.
These slideshows can be purchased with family and senior sessions. Just let me know, when we have our first phone call together, that you’d like a slideshow and I’ll make it happen. But also I have to warn you, when you see you and your beautiful family’s pictures set to music, you’ll cry.
As a Mom of 5 kids, getting a pedicure is difficult and painful. Difficult meaning, finding the time. And painful meaning, why are you rubbing in that one spot on my leg over and over and over? I almost said something. ALMOST.
But, last week I was able to find the time to use the pedicure gift certificate I had been given 6 months prior. It was only good for 10 more days before it expired and I knew I needed to just do it. Pedicures for me, are not very relaxing. BUT, they do let me just sit there and think. Think about whatever. Which is so nice. And makes it so worth it. Sometimes being a Mom and wife, I feel like I don’t get to have very many of my own thoughts.
This day, I was thinking about my photography business. I was thinking about how I’m going to change the way I do things soon. And thinking about how much work it’s going to take to get me there. Offering prints, canvases, and keepsakes along with digital files and pricing it all, and getting it all ready. It has been a lot of work. But I’m almost done and it’ll be worth it. I know it will. As long as one thing happens. I don’t quit. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. And I’m going. And being tough. And for who? Me. Me and my awesome family.
One other thing that I thought was bizzare. They had the TV on at the salon and I don’t even know what was on because I was so lost in my thoughts. But suddenly it busted me out of my thoughts when I heard two guys talking. I had to google it later to find out what it was from. It was from the movie Boyhood. And it must have been edited somehow because there was some swearing in it that I didn’t hear. But it went like this (edited):
Mr. Turlington: Who do you wanna be, Mason? What do you wanna do?
Mason: I wanna take pictures. Make art.
Mr. Turlington: Anybody can take pictures, Mason. Art, that’s special. What can you bring to it that nobody else can?
It just reiterated what I already know. I need to have something that makes me different. Some things I can bring to it that nobody else can. I can tell you what I’m going to bring to it. A great experience! An experience that’ll knock your socks off. Experiences that include not only a great photography session but desserts and slideshow presentations after that session that’ll help you decide where to put your new art on your walls.
Am I nervous? Heck yeah! But we, as humans, don’t get stronger unless we push ourselves. And push that fear and nervousness aside. Here’s to a great 2015!
This little one has the best serious face. Those smiley ones are fun but the serious this girl brings, is unbelievable.
Look at this gorgeous family! The snow was coming down in unbelievably large flakes the morning of our shoot so we brought this one indoors too. I had my doubts about fitting 7 adults into the studio but we made it work. 🙂
Our elementary school was in charge of a boutique. They asked if I would offer family mini sessions. The package included 3 images for a very affordable price. Here are a few of my favorites from that day.