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P. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Antelope Island, UT

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P. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Antelope Island, UT

THAT BODY LOVING JOURNEY..

..is a long and winding road, am I right? With left turns, round-a-bouts, and treadmill-esque one way streets, the path to accepting the beautiful eco-system that is our body is anything *but* straight forward.

I have found, though - through direct experience - that getting intimate portraits done is like dropping an anchor into a stormy sea; the images gave me something solid and tangible to reflect on in order to further accept, like, and respect the place that gives me a home on planet earth.

P. wanted to incorporate nature into the images and Antelope Island (and sun/clouds/sky) never ever ever disappoints. We trekked about a mile out onto the salty bed and managed to erect a backdrop that produced some of my favorite images to date. Enjoy! Xo

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ANDERTON FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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ANDERTON FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

Sometimes when everything (seemingly) goes 'wrong' it all adds up to a big, fat, right - am I right??  That's where we categorize this session.

Enter the wild winds of a mid-summer thunderstorm, a wee fussy babe, and a guitar, and you've got yourself the magical formula for spontaneous family togetherness and comforting love to present themselves.

These two had a date to be married in a few months and wanted images of their blended family to decorate the ceremony.  I'd say we nailed it eh? Xo.

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ALE + DYLAN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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ALE + DYLAN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

BARE BUMS AND BAND PRACTICE

I have an obsession with people (surprise surprise).  My intense interest in the way in which we relate to each other has only increased over the years, seeping into every aspect of my life. 

Seven hours at the Apple Store this past weekend made that very apparent to me when, waiting patiently for my files to back up, I found myself observing the throngs and (creepily) documenting the love connections I spotted on my insta stories.

You know the saying ‘what you focus on grows’?  Well, my chosen career path seems to be perfectly suited for my ‘love radar’, and it has indeed grown, to the point where a hug between strangers can render me misty eyed.

About a year ago I stumbled across a video on Vogue’s YouTube channel called ’73 Questions’ in which the videographer rapid fires 73 questions to a celebrity.  In Emma Stone’s segment he asks ‘What can’t you live without?’, to which she replies, ‘Love. In whatever form it takes.’ 

I never watched another from the series but that line stuck to the inter-webbings of my brain since first hearing it, and I’m happy to have a reason to share it now.

Back in March I visited my cousin and his family in San Diego and proceeded to follow them around for a day with camera in hand to whip out whenever I saw an interaction or love connection worth documenting.

The final story tugged at a whole new set of heartstrings, and I decided right then that I needed to add 100% documentarian style family sessions to my arsenal of offerings. 

Because when it comes down to it, those little tiny moments shared between mom and daughter, brother and sister, and mom and dad, during the seemingly long days that pass us by in the blink of an eye, are the proof that our lives are actually full of love.

And that’s the thing you know?  Love.  Overflowing, never-ending, family love, in all of it’s expressions.

Below is the gorgeous Ale, Dylan, and family, hanging at home while I did my best to capture the love I witnessed.  While I’m still new to this style and have room to improve, I’m sooooo happy with how they turned out, and can’t wait to meet my next documentary family subjects.  Xo

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K. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

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K. INTIMATE PORTRAITS | Salt Lake City, Ut

WOMAN

I'm turning 31 next month and as an adage to one of the most transformative years of my life, I've scheduled a boudoir photo session, for myself.  

Numerous women come to me for nude photos of themselves to give to their partners and I'm always so humbled and honored to be chosen for the task, but being on the other side and facing a photoshoot of my own has my nerves tingling.

I think what I'm most excited for is to experience myself through someone else's eyes.  Whenever shooting my ladies, I observe observe observe, and then shoot.  I aim to spot the unique and subtle mannerisms that I find charming, a turn of the head, the resting of a hand, and memorialize that feeling into a photo.

To me, women are the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and helping them see themselves that way is the most satisfying part of what I do.

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What K.R. had to say about her boudoir experience with me:

"The photos are really amazing and even better than I imagined. It was actually kind of an interesting experience to look through them. My first reaction was to be critical, but as I kept going I couldn't help but appreciate the photos and find myself beautiful. Jen has managed to capture me in just the light I hope to see myself in. I cannot wait to give these to [my husband] on our wedding day. I hope very much for Jen to take pictures of us again in the future, maybe when we have our first child :).

You can't put a price on something that will be meaningful for years to come.  Jen is a professional and well worth the price.  I would absolutely encourage anybody to do this, just for themselves. Jen will be able to see in you things we forget sometimes."

When was the last time you invested in yourself?  

Boudoir photos are one of the best ways to learn to accept and love yourself just as you are, click here to setup your session with me!

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RADCLIFFE NEWBORN AT HOME | Holladay, Ut

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RADCLIFFE NEWBORN AT HOME | Holladay, Ut

FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS GET GREAT PHOTOS

You know those people in your life that are always recommending things to you?  The ones whose conversations are usually full of 'oh my god you have to read this book I just read' and 'I just tried the most amazing bath salt!'?  I am one of those people.

I didn't go to business school, and embrace the fact that I have the most room for growth where my 'marketing' skills are concerned, but, I do know the power of word-of-mouth, and being on the receiving end of referrals since starting my business has been crazy cool.

Like most small businesses, mine runs on almost 100% word-of-mouth referrals and the knowledge that someone loved my work enough to recommend my business to their friends is enough to bring me to my knees with gratitude.  I consider it the ultimate compliment.

So when Liz contacted me for an in home shoot and told me she was referred by her friend Brooke, I already knew I loved her.  Birds of a feather flock together, am I right?

Liz and Robbie had recently welcomed a baby girl into the world, and we scheduled the session in Robbie's childhood home on Walker Lane.  Walking in to the light filled home and meeting the Radcliffe's for the first time had me feeling like I was entering a quiet bubble of love, the kind that seems to be palpably present whenever new life is around.

With little Charlie's effortless modeling skills, the newness of miss Taylor Jude and the overall zen-ness that Liz exudes (and Robbie soaking alllll of it up), I can't say I've shot a more relaxing session since.  Anyone who knows these guys knows the feeling I'm talking about, and I left their session feeling warm and happy.

(This session was shot in October of 2015 - I'm doing my best to catch up on blogging!)

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