Archive for October, 2009

Its been awhile since I’ve been able to do a true “urban session”.  Mom A knew exactly what she wanted. I met her in SLC and she led me to this funky little street in the middle of town. The colors were bright (and ofcourse I made them brighter)…they were dressed so fun with a tweak of funky, kids were so very cute, Mom and Dad were fun and very nice looking themselves, Mom A had the most gorgeous skin I’ve ever seen…what more can a photographer ask for.  So thrilled you chose me…

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I don’t always do this, but I wanted You…Miss Angie…to be able to see some of the different edits on one image in a row….especially since you’ve had some unfortunate experiences with “past photographers” {smile}

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Seriously, aren’t they cute?! At one point, Miss A said something like…”I don’t know how to do this…” Little did you know you already were…

NOW…I must put a small plug in here. With the photoshop world being so prevelant in portraits, it is very easy to masacre your skin tones and really take the “clarity” out of a picture. I see it ALL THE TIME…even on photographers blogs that are supposedly pretty dang good and who have been around for awhile. I love to pop my colors…and it can truly make a picture amazing. But…PLEASE make sure your photographer has the “know how” and will spend the extra extensive time it takes to use layers, erase back, etc. etc.  and really make your fun colorful portraits something you will be proud to hang on your wall. I do my share of blog surfing.  There is alot of unfortunate “yucky stuff” (for lack of a better word) going on out there. Just be careful….even though someone has been around for along time and has a “great name” doesn’t mean they are good. Sometimes, it just means they are great at the business aspect of photography and know how to advertise and get their name out there. Really look at their images before you book a session with them… OK, I’m done. On the opposite note, I see so many fabulous people out there that truly deserve to be called professionals. If you aren’t interested in using me, please email me for a list of some of my favorites. I’d rather you use them than someone your “friend tells you is good…”

ALSO…I know I have a great deal left to learn.  I am far from perfect with my skills…Its part of the reason I’ve picked photography…never ending in the learning department.

Oh yes…and a quick “philosophy’ by Anne….Its better to have a smaller portion of amazing images you’d like to hang on your wall than a whole slew of mediocre ones that sit in the drawer….

You can still “do fall Portraits” once the fall leaves are gone.  Find yourself a fabulous red or deep brown old barn, get jeweled tone or fall colored scarves….wear knits, use rustic old props, apples, gourds, fields… and leave the rest to me!  This session is the perfect example of “fall looking portraits” without a great deal of “fall leaves”!

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Truly, this family is so amazing. Every time I get to do a session for them, Miss A gets them dressed in the coolest outfits. They always “go” but don’t “match”….she’s always dressed for the “location” we’ll be shooting in…and I could go on forever. She’s a graphic designer and does amazing work. She makes custom wedding albums, photo books, cards, sews (yes, her little lady has one of her pieces on) amazing outfits, and is just plain good at what she does. I am always honored when someone with an eye like hers seeks me out to take her portraits. I love working with you and your fabulous family.

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xx17Miss Momma L started out the session with showing me a picture of their little Mr. with his hands over his eyes at a recent wedding. She said he wouldn’t, for the life of him, look at the camera or the photographer. I assured her that I’d try my hardest as he walked around the corner. I smiled at him and hung out and talked for a bit while the rest of the family was getting ready. Its always amazing to me what a little bit of “hang out time” can do at the beginning of a session. This little guy might have just been the best one of all of them… no, they were all fabulous…but he did SO GOOD! We got fabulous fall colors…and even an old old OLD truck that matched their shirts. I don’t have any of those done yet, but I must post atleast one later…Enjoy L Family.

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And…a bit of a softer one…

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SOME of the Details…

October 18, 2009

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y2I say some because this Fabulous wedding had SO MANY! The bride went “vintage flair” for her day. It was amazing. It was fabulous. It was stunning! She had on a beige couture dress with a black lace “shoulder jacket”. Her lips were red, her hair was “just so”. The Groom had on a fabulous black tux and their props for their individual portraits were perfect. I know I posted a few, but there portraits were AMAZING. Anyway, I promised I’d post atleast some of the details for them to see…since I’M STILL WORKING on your FABULOUSNESS! Thank you for allowing me to capture your day…I am honored.

Feathers, ballroom, vintage pieces, rustic wood with pearls, old musical instruments, feathers to throw instead of rice, enchanting piano playing, pillars, amazing old couches and deep rich colors. AMAZING…

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