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Red hair & freckles

Meet Gwen or Super G, as her family calls her. This pretty little thing wanted a shoot just for the heck of it & I was glad to oblige. We chose the Ogden Train Station as our location & up until the last minute everything was fine & dandy. It started pouring rain…like torrential downpour. No matter though! We were under cover by the train area & just kept on shooting. Here are a few of the shots we got!  Gwen2015 - 019 Gwen2015 - 031 Gwen2015 - 127 Gwen2015 - 194 Gwen2015 - 276 Gwen2015 - 299 Gwen2015 - 367 Gwen2015 - 466 Gwen2015 - 491

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K & D: Engaged!

Meet  Kaitlyn & Dallin, engaged to be married in May 2015

These photos were taken at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Spring came early to Utah & the trees lining the entire building were in full bloom. What a beautiful day!

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The Kimball Family

Meet the Kimball Family.

Trying to plan for a fall photo shoot can be rather difficult. Many photographer’s fall schedules fill up before the tulips in the spring have bloomed. Booking your shoot at the peak of the colors isn’t rocket science but you are at the mercy of mother nature! If you have your heart set on a fall family photo shoot, plan ahead! WAY ahead…like book now.

The Kimball family grabbed one of my last Saturdays in October. The colors were starting to drop but after a lot of driving around & researching locations, I found one! The shoot was great: mother nature cooperated, the clothing was perfect, the people were beautiful, the colors were still lovely…success! We got a lot of great shots.

They decided on a photo that wasn’t as colorful as they wanted but everything else was perfect. Solution? Add more color! Here is what photoshop can do for you & your fall color dreams!


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And here are a few more shots from the day:

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Have a Koch!

Meet the Kochs (pronouced Coke, ha!) In keeping with the last post on twins, I thought I’d give you another set; this time a little bit older. Once twins are older than 3ish, photographing them is easy peezy, even combined with younger & older siblings. Kids in general are fun, fantastic, & lively. They give endless facial expression & almost endless energy.

Shooting the Koch’s was a highlight of my summer 2011 (yes, I’m behind on blogging shoots. Bare with me.) We laughed, we jumped, & they laughed at my jokes which earns them an automatic spot in my tender photographer’s heart, AND we got some really fantastic images. Enjoy!

And of course, the whole Koch bunch including the two responsible for this ciaos. Might I add too, that these parentals had no intention of being photographed that day. I forced them to jump into a shot or two promising if they didn’t, they regret it later.

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“Hi Julie, this is …. & we need photos & we have TWINS!”

Fear always creeps into my photographer heart when these words are uttered from the mouth of a client. These shoots always leave me exhausted & sweaty, but the resulting photos are tender & nothing short of a miracle. Shooting one baby is hard. Shooting two babies is …whoa.

If you have twin babies & you are planning family photos, here are a few tips:

1. Plan on the shoot taking extra time.

2. Be patient with the kids, yourself, & the photographer. Remember, all you need is one good shot but it might take 25 to get that one good shot when twins are involved!

3. Smile even when you don’t feel like it. Oh, & have fun. Photos won’t look fun unless you’re having fun!

Don’t forget the most important relationship in the family! Your spouse! It’s what got you into this situation in the first place! Document it!

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Graduating Senior – Shelby

What would I give to have been petite, brunette, blue eyed, & freckled. FRECKLES people! I love freckles. I really really love freckles. Shelby has it all & to top it off, she’s nice. And then to really top it off, not only does she have a horse & a dog that adore her, but she is joining the Army come August. I salute you, oh beautiful one!


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Graduating Senior – Vanessa

Oh, to be a graduating teenage beauty. To have the body, the new found freedom that comes with being 18 & headed off to new adventures. To be unsure of the future & what it holds for you. To hang out for 2 hours with a crazy lady behind a camera who makes rude sounds &  jokes that only she finds funny but you laugh at to be nice. Meet Vanessa.




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