Archive for the ‘Studio’ Category

Just one fabulous portrait of an amazing woman…Miss Victoria Dahl. How do you go about taking a portrait for a beautiful, sophisticated, mother of two, wife to one, somewhat naughty (she called herself that…for the record), very funny, extremely smart novelist who is up for a national award for her newest present day romance series? I have no idea how you sum all that up with one portrait. Thus, I took many…many…many portraits for her.  

Victoria,  you were an absolute pleasure to work with.  You’re  fun, refreshingly real, kind, and inspiring! I think its marvelous that you are up for yet another faublous award! Best of luck with all your future plans. 

 Her two newest series are set in mountain towns and thus we both thought it only fitting to explore a bit of mountain air ourselves. For now, just one…but more to come!


Its official, I haven’t been the best lately at keeping updates happening. We’ve been prepping our basement for carpet, getting the studio finished, participating in the anual olympics at the charter school where my little ones are…etc. etc. etc…  For those who are waiting for a little glimpse into their sessions, I promise, they ARE coming. However, for now, I have some “studio” images of my own.  My poor kids, whenever its time to try something new, they are my go to peops!  No wonder family pictures don’t often go as smoothly as hoped for us. Regardless, I love images of them in my home. They are everywhere…they adorn our walls and make me smile daily. I think I’ve said this on here before, but I ADORE looking at their sweet  perfect (to me) faces when they can’t talk back, cry, or want something.  Don’t get me wrong, I love their faces when they’re doing the above mentioned as well…its just a nice change to see them smiling at me and happy.

For those who have been to my home, you know it has a “rustic elegance” to it.  New sparkly, frills are mixed with old pieces of wood and furniture. I love it this way. SO…we got the wooden backdrops out, set up the studio lights and had a bit of fun. I wanted a rustic…almost vintage feel…without making them look too much “unlike” themselves, if you will.

AND, for those of you who have been asking, the studio isn’t quite done yet. Its still waiting patiently for carpet…which should be here in two weeks! Please tell me someone out there feels like things take atleast a few months extra than planned, ALWAYS!  However, in about three weeks, check for my “GRAND OPENING” Studio sale for children. It’ll be huge…and I’m thrilled to be offering it.

SO, I talk to much. I know…I’m sorry. One last thing… OOOHHH,I just LOVE them!








Even though my full studio isn’t completed yet (my hopes is by February…just in time for a cold spring in Heber), I do have a smaller portable set-up. It now includes some new pieces that I’ve been working on for awhile now. I love old wood…LOVE IT!  Thus, I found it rather fitting that some of my custom studio options would include it. I really do love it. I also thought it might be fun for clients to see some of the different edits that can still be done in studio. There are many options that make for great unique custom portraits. A Just because we’re in studio doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun while still keeping it simple and focused on the beautiful faces of our little ones. So, here are a few options done on my little peops. One set of these will hang large on my walls up and down my hallways eventually.

PS. I had my board tilted for these the the wood isn’t completely straight….for studio images, it will be. Why do we, as photographers get lazy with our own kids shots sometimes?

The beautiful Little Mrs….



Mr. Cute Cheez Man…



Fast Movin Gray Man…


You’d never know he had a huge gouge below his lip and a bruise on is cheek from a recent fall! Poor little dude’s mind moves faster than his legs right now…


And The Pouty Little Miss…


AND, here’s some with texture on it. I have a variety of different textures I like to use to help with the “mood” of a picture.