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Friday, March 7, 2014

a day in the life of year-old twins

This was a departure from my usual portrait photo shoots.
I spent the day shooting "a day in the life" of my year-old nieces. 
It was enjoyable capturing the different aspects of their day--both with their mom (my sister) and with their nanny, my daughter, Taryn.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

adorable product shoot

I just completed a fun product shoot. One of my friends is a vendor at this gorgeous shop, Sweet Gatherings in Roosevelt, Utah. She is introducing a vintage children's clothing line to the shop, and asked me to do a promotional shoot of some of the clothes. I was able to do two shoots--one of just the clothes and another using an adorable model. I loved using some of my vintage props to highlight the clothes. I loved shooting these very vintage clothes on a cute little girl!

Here is our model shoot. We shot it at my niece's townhouse. Her bedroom had great light and a simple backdrop that was just the right setting to highlight the clothes on my great niece...

Here is the clothing...

band concert

My youngest son is in the band at his middle school. Each year, the advanced band, choir & orchestra perform concerts for five elementary schools to stimulate interest in the music programs. I enjoy chaperoning these concerts and like the challenge of shooting in a variety of space & light scenarios. Here is just a sample from the concerts.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

holiday buffet

We have a hutch & buffet combination in our  front hallway. To keep my holiday decorating simple, I try to confine our decor to this area. I also try to incorporate some of my vintage finds into this seasonal decor.  This was one of my first holiday "sets". I created the burlap spooky banner and added a variety of Halloween elements.

I used one of my vintage scales, some of my old books, old frames, and old bottles to add to the design.

 Orange touches add a spot of color.

I am not fond of glitter (it's gets all over EVERYTHING),
but I could not resist this glittery skull from Dollar Tree! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

charming family shoot

This is my third year shooting this family and I always enjoy each session!
We had great weather (cloudy--so no harsh shadows) and there were still some colorful fall foliage!