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COOMBS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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COOMBS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

Every once in awhile someone comes along and concretely changes the course of your life.  For me, it was this big-hearted woman.  She knows it, but I could never tell her enough times how glad I am that our paths crossed.

Wanting to document her new family dynamic, she invited me into her cozily chic, Sugarhood home and let me witness the incredible bond between her and her boy.  Cue heartstring tugs.  Xxo

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SHARP FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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SHARP FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

The absolute *best* part about shooting kids?  Personality.  Some of my greatest photos aren't ones that I dreamt up, pre-meditated, or planned - they're ones that simply emerged from the moment.  And at those times, I thank god I've been blessed with wicked fast reflexes and a keen eye.

Sailor and Goldie (and mom and dad) couldn't have given me more in terms of personality, and I can already see them 50 years down the road, flipping through these photos and having a laugh remembering the good 'ol days. Xxo

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JORGENSEN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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JORGENSEN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

'It's time to come inside!'....cue meltdown.  I 100% feel you little dude. As kids that grew up on three acres of property, filling our days (and sometimes nights) with the outside air and living in our imaginary worlds was the norm - which meant that the phrase 'it's time to come in' was *death*, and we dreaded it every evening.

Specifying that they didn't want any direction at all and wanted their photos to be 100% real life, here is an authentic glimpse into the life of a one year old named Aiden. Xxo

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VITEK FAMILY AT HOME | Holladay, Ut

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VITEK FAMILY AT HOME | Holladay, Ut

WE'RE TOO OLD FOR PHOTOS - SAID NO ONE EVER

Parents: when your kids are grown, you should still get family photos done. 

Though the expressions of love will have evolved from snuggles, tickles, and kisses, to conversing, hugs, and (loving) teasing, photos representing your unique family bonds are still just as important because guess what, before you know it your cubs will be grown and itching to leave the den.

With the oldest heading off to college, this session was tinged with a deeper sense of togetherness that was incredibly palpable,  and I was floored by this family’s intelligence, kindness, and heartwarming 'ness'.

Privy to their incredible friendship - a rarity amongst older families - this session holds a special place in my heart. Xo

See 'before + after' photos of the design and print project I was commissioned for, below.

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To freshen up the outdated framed canvas images around the house (and spruce up a few places begging for some wall art) I settled on a combination of bamboo mounts, custom frames, and a stunning acrylic piece.

See the before + afters below:

 

BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space

AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space

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MAY FAMILY AT HOME | Murray, Ut

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MAY FAMILY AT HOME | Murray, Ut

BATMAN AND BREAST IMPLANTS

This post originally started out with 'nothing is better than when a client invites me into their home for a second time to capture their growth'........and then I read it, and wanted to barf.  The thing is, there really IS nothing better than a return client, but somehow, with this family, those words fell flat and the meaning became lost in translation.

So I'm just going to give it to you straight.  These guys have been through hell these past two months; illnesses, a breast removed (and replaced) due to cancer, and yesterday morning I learned of the passing of their beloved cat. ?!??!  When it rains it pours??

Lately I've been thinking a lot about our inner and outer worlds and how they relate.  For example, say I'm having a hell-ish day and there's a storm brewing inside, when someone asks how I am do I say I'm fine?  Bear the burden myself?  Tell the truth?  Put the storm on them?

I think oftentimes we hold in the crazy (talking for myself here) because we don't want to seem a certain way, but if I've learned anything from the great teachers at Pixar and the geniuses behind Inside Out, it's that the only way out is through, and the only way through, is to invite others in.

I had no idea what these guys were dealing with during our time together (and none of us knew what was to come) but the minute I found out about the cancer, my first thought was 'Why didn't she share the news sooner??'.

Life get's rough, and sometimes it's downright treacherous, but we don't have to do it alone.  We can choose to invite others in to help keep our boat afloat and we don't always have to be so damn heroic.

Round two with these guys was just as fun and somehow this little guy aged 3 years over the past 12 months, and turned into batman.

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RIP Samuel Bean

 

I'm curious, what do you wish you had photos of?

PHOTO WISH LIST
Check all that apply.

 

If you're interested in a spring session at home, contact me here and let's chat! 

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