Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Adam + Tiffany {Maternity Portraits}

I absolutely love maternity shoots. The anticipation, the excitement, the nervous soon-to-be daddy, and the glowing mother-to-be. What a wonderful time of life.

Adam and Tiffany have waited a long time for their little bundle of joy, and as you can see, they are absolutely thrilled. They were a pleasure to photograph from start to finish and we had more fun than we should have at the old Lehi Train Depot and the various obliging backdrops we found nearby. Adam and Tiffany made me feel right at home, and though we came as strangers, we left as friends. What a lucky baby to be joining this family. Congratulations, you two (and good luck)!

ps. My fabulous sister Erin was my second shooter and you can see some of her shots HERE. And just for the record, if you're interested in photography and you ever have a chance to second-shoot, do it! It's great to watch and learn, it's wonderfully stress-free, and you get to leave the hard jobs to the primary shooter (posing, making everyone feel comfortable, etc.) and focus on the details and candid shots. It's a blast and I highly recommend it. Though take a lesson from Erin because she's the best second I've ever had: don't shoot over the primary shooter's shoulder (find a different angle to capture), be a help when you can (fixing wardrobes, acting like an idiot to make a child smile in a family portrait, etc.), and do your best to be attentive and stay out of the primary shooter's way. The end.

Now on to the pictures:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A note to all of you...

I'm back! Thanks for putting up with my lack of posting recently. I sincerely appreciate all my fabulous readers and your comments make my whole week!

I saw this graffiti on a train car in Utah during a shoot a few weeks back, and the sentiment certainly applies to all of you:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Utah County Fair {Just for fun}

Just before we moved to NYC my little family and I visited the Utah County Fair with my mom and sister...

My favorite aspect of our visit was watching the 4H kids and how proud they were of their animals or the project they'd been working on (some even paused for portraits). We didn't have time to go to the Utah State Fair before we left, so I'm glad we went.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jake {Portrait of an 8 Year-Old}

My nephew Jacob turned eight today. When we visited last, Jake and I went out for a little photo shoot to take pictures for an announcement his mom is putting together for his upcoming baptism (in our religion, children are baptized at the age of eight). He's so excited about serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when he's 19 that he wanted to incorporate his new suit and "future missionary" badge into the shoot. How clever. The jumping shots at the end were his reward for being so cooperative during the shoot. Works every time with boys his age...

we shot at the Idaho Falls Temple and two sisters missionaries stopped by to see what we were up to... and I made them get in a shot. They were thrilled :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Applique Onesies {easy sewing project}

My amazing sister sent yet another package filled with homemade goodies our way. This time it was filled with 3 darling applique onesies. Similar to THIS darling gift she sent, she bought the onesies, appliqued a cute fabric shape using heat-n-bond lite, hand-stitched around the edge, and then hand-stitched words below. The obvious favorite was the football onesie with Jones' name on the back.

I'm definitely stealing this idea.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hold, please

You may have noticed that posts have been few and far between as of late... with a new baby, keeping our toddler entertained, apartment hunting in NYC, moving out of our apartment in Utah, helping our family with Swiss Days this weekend, having my sister and her family in town this week, a trip to ID to see the in-laws, and moving to NYC, it may be a week or two before you hear from me again.

Thanks for your patience!

Swirly straw silhouette 8.1.2010