Wasatch County, Utah

Before I make you smile and pose for me for the better part of an hour, lets get to know each other a little first.

First off, I am a wife to a work-from-home husband and mother of four small children. We spend every day all day together, and spend more than our fair share of time rolling on the floor laughing... literally.

I have had an interest in photography for the better part of 12 years. Capturing the picture perfect landscapes around us are where my interest started. As I planned my own wedding, I saw a new beauty in preserving the fresh look of new love. And then of course as I became a mother- I saw nothing more beautiful in this world than my son and daughter... and now another daughter... and then another daughter. They have  became the constant subjects of my upwards of 1000 images a month. I recently backed up my recent images to a external hardrive and found that my 4 month old daughter has 1200 images to her name- this is pictures of just her, not with other people in them, that would had several hundred more certainly. It is ridiculous.

From there it seems once people know you take pictures, you never have a free night.  Portraits for so many family and friends began my portfolio, and soon I began taking new clients once or twice a week.  small families,extended families, events, children, newborns, portraits, seniors.  It has been so fun to grow and learn and meet so many new people.

Boy am I lucky to have a hobby turned job I enjoy so much!

I look forward to working with you soon.


How to Prepare for Your Photo Shoot

Preparing with Kids-
As a mom, I know all too well how stressful photo shoots with kids can be.  Don't let it be! If you are stressed your kids will pick up on it and act the same.  Try to ensure everyone is feed and napped as usual that day, don't hold dinner because you don't want food on their clothes, or wake a kid up to come to a photo shoot.  I am flexible and don't want it to be a miserable experience for you and your kids.
You know your kids best, but I don't usually recommend bribing for smiles or behaviour.  I find this usually makes kids more emotional than they might be (the thought of loosing the ice cream cone promised makes them cry)  Instead of bribing to give something after the photo shoot, treat the photo shoot like it is a fun  and special thing and young children especially should follow your lead.  If you think bringing a favorite item or toy to show them and make them smile will work- believe me, this is how you get family pictures with a baby doll or a ninja turtle in them.