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family portraits // Jason & Mikelle

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 For one thing, how could anyone not love this adorable baby face?!? Also, not only are they old friends but, they were also two of the first people to trust me with taking photos of them. And I am forever grateful!! It makes me so happy that they would still come to me for their family photos!

I had so much fun photographing this little family! So, here are a few photos of Jason, Kelle and Kinsley! :)

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Provo Engagements // Raquel and Taylor

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Engagement photos are my absolute favorite!! And I loved taking photos of these two! I guess I just love love :)
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Final Portfolio

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I just made my Portfolio page for my website. Because…dun duh duh…the semester is coming to an end!! Crazy! So, the portfolio page and this blog post feature some of my best work and some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken this semester. I tried to include a variety to showcase how many different kinds of photography we experienced the the last 4 months. It’s been a wild ride….but I have loved it! In these photos I included: portraits, engagements, fashion, macro, landscape, light painting and even some food photography.

This semester has definitely been a growing and learning opportunity for me with photography. For one thing, it taught me to expand my skills with photography. I had never really done any landscape photography before this semester…and to be honest, I didn’t think I would even like it. Turns out, I love it! It has been one of my favorite things to do. I also dabbled in macro photography for the first time. And, it won’t be the end of my macro photos. So…here’s to learning!

Let me know what you think! The good, the bad, the ugly….I love critiques! Please critique this portfolio so I know how to get better. Are there any photos that you don’t think should be in there? Or have you seen other photos on my site that should be? Let me know :)

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Park City Engagements

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Bailey is one of my most favorite and best friends in the whole world! So of course, I was super excited when she asked me to take her engagement photos! :) Bailey and Keawe are getting married in April…I’m so happy for them! We went to Park City for the photos. It was perfect! We started on Main Street and then drove to the McPolin barn in Park City. I tried to get a variety of shots so they can have lots to choose from. We were lucky that it wasn’t TOO cold that day…but once the sun went down behind the mountains there it started to get pretty chilly! But they were troopers. My favorite spot was definitely by the barn. The landscape was amazing! The mountains looked fabulous and there were some great, gnarly trees. :)

I just used natural light for all of the photos. The lighting was perfect that day. Plus, the snow sort of acted as a reflector!

I had so much fun taking Bailey and Keawe’s engagements. They are such a fun couple. Engagements are some of my favorite photos to take! I just love love! :)
Enjoy the photos and let me know which one is your favorite!

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Photography Lessons

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We spent this last Thanksgiving in Utah with Matt’s family. It was a much needed long break! :) Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I was able to give two of my sisters-in-law a little photography lesson. I didn’t go into the technical things about the camera or editing, but we talked about composition, light, and focus.

After teaching a little, we went out into the front and back yard and they just practiced! I followed them around to help and answer questions. They did an awesome job!!

Here is a quick shot we took of their front yard. Isn’t it an awesome view? You can see  Utah Lake from their front yard. Photography classes, contribution photography, utah,

This is a photo I took before I gave Lindsey the camera :) Photography classes, contribution photography, utah,

This is Ellie:

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And this is Lindsey:

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And this is me!

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Here are some of my favorite shots that they took. Didn’t they take awesome photos?! I was so impressed with them! They composed every shot well. All of their photos are interesting and in focus.

Here are some of Lindsey’s:

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Here are a few of Ellie’s:

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My two favorites are Lindsey’s flower/sunset photo and Ellie’s photo of the mountains. I had so much fun doing this with Lindsey and Ellie! I was happy that they were willing to play with me.

 

Later that night, there was a beautiful sunset…so of course I had to take a quick pic. :) Photography classes, contribution photography, utah,

Portraits // Idaho Couples

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These two are my good friends from college. Juliette and Scott :) I always have a lot of fun with them…and taking family photos of them is no exception! Juliette was my roommate in college. I met them when they were dating, watched them get engaged and went to the wedding. Needless to say, I love them a lot!

We did some fall family photos. I love doing couples photography. Especially with the Idaho fall colors. So beautiful! We started at Beaver Dick in Rexburg, Idaho and then moved to Warm Slough, near  Henry’s Fork. Idaho really is so wonderful.  There are tons of rivers and trees. It is easy to find a fabulous location for taking family photos. I tried to do plenty of different spots and poses with Juliette and Scott. I also got a few candid photos :) I’m glad because I love to capture people’s personalities in photos too. My favorite photos are not when I have posed someone but when I was able to catch them in the moment and being themselves.

I did not use any off camera lights…just natural light. For most of the shots I was using my 50mm lens. I love the 50mm! It gives me a wide enough aperture to let it a lot of light and get a nice bokeh but also it is great for portraits.

Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a comment! :)

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Fine Art Photography // Salt Lake City

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Here are just a handful of fine art photos I was able to take on our second class excursion to Salt Lake City. I loved experiencing Salt Lake and taking advantage of the fine art photography opportunities. The first photo is from the sunrise on the way there. Except, rather than shoot into the sun I turned around to find the moon, and some nice color that the sunrise was bringing into the scene. After that, you will see some photos from the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market and Gardner Village. Oh, how these photos make me wish that fall was still here! I love the fall leaves :)

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Grand Teton Fine Art Photography

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With my photography class, I have been able to go on excursions. This excursion was our trip to Victor, Idaho and Grand Teton National Park. Along the way, there were plenty of opportunities to take fine art photographs of our surroundings. It seemed like everything around us just looked like a picture perfect scene. I absolutely loved the experience and I hope you feel the same about my photos!

Can you tell that I love my fisheye lens? I hope it isn’t too cheesy to do the fisheye thing…I think it looks cool! :) Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography

These first few photos were taken at Fall Creek Falls in Idaho on our way to Grand Teton National Park. Waterfalls are so fun to photograph because there is something so majestic about them. They always look beautiful. This photo is one of my favorite fine art photos of the trip. Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography

This starry sky photo was taken in Victor, Idaho right outside the cabin where we were staying. It took many, many tries to get a photo with sharp stars. I love how this one turned out! Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography

When we got to the Tetons, it was super foggy. Only the base of the mountains was visible. So, no Ansel Adams photo for me…but it was still a beautiful sight! Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography

I love this mama mountain goat and her baby!! We saw them from the van as we were driving home and had to stop and run to get a close shot of them. So cute! Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Photography, Fall Creek Falls, Grand Teton Wildlife, Grand Teton Fine Art, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Photography