Saturday, September 29, 2007


I am looking for a few models/Seniors to get my High School Senior portfolio ready for my new website that will be coming out in a few months. You will recieve a free session with Simplicity Photography and a 11x14 of your favorite print. Please email me if you are interested at

Also, I am really working hard at focusing on Custom Children's Photography, with all my changes I will still offer weddings, but it will be very limited.

Remember, if you want your pictures on CD you have one more day to book your session. My prices are changing on Oct. 1st! I am really excited to offer fine art canvases, coffee table books, and print collections to my clients. There will also be an option to buy your high resolution images on CD. Also, to make things even easier for everyone I will have an option where you can view and order your images online in your pajamas! There will of course be the option of meeting with me in person as well to place your order.

Those of you that live in Salt Lake and Sugarhouse, look for your Hometown Values magazine on Oct. 5th, Simplicity Photography will be on the front cover!

More to come...

Friday, September 28, 2007

Canyon Rim Academy

I had the opportunity to take some photographs of this wonderful class at Canyon Rim Academy. It was my idea of fun! The kids were so excited to get their pictures taken, always love a willing subject. When I came into the room they had questions prepared for me, it was funny and it made me feel like such an adult... Anyways, after all the fun we got a few shots of each child, they were all so adorable and fun. Thanks each and every one of you for making my day! This is for your Amanda...


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Studio/Urban sessions

She was such a natural and absolutely georgeous...

He was sooo expressive and adorable!

These two sessions I had back to back. We tried out urban a little as well since I can walk right outside of my studio to an urban setting. I will be offering Studio/urban sessions for my clients, they will last about 1.5 hours and be lots of fun!

Monday, September 24, 2007


This is my favorite image from today's shoot. We got up the canyon and it started to snow, but these guys were totally up for it. Aren't they so cute! I mean tough...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sweet baby

Isn't she a doll? She started out screaming for the first few minutes and then she was a complete Angel! She could have done this all day, I think she really liked all of the attention and the big huge softbox... Just another sample of my studio work and a reminder to book you holiday sessions now. October is filling up. If you book before Oct. 1st you will still get your portraits on CD with copyright release.

Also, thank you so much for all of your comments, it really makes me feel so good and keeps me working hard.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Crazy Pink chair

Okay so my wonderful mother found this chair at a thrift store and bought it for me! I was so excited to take Chloe out and get a few pictures. There was little light left so I only got about 10 images, but here are 3 that I liked. I know that her hat is a little crazy, but that is how we do it in the Monson family! My husband just rolled his eyes when he saw the chair, I think he is sick of me bringing home random furniture that is on it's last leg. Oh well...

Monday, September 17, 2007


This is Braxton, he has soooo much personality. I have done sessions with him a few times, it is crazy how fast they grow up. He seem like a teenager already. He wasn't diggin' all the picture taking but we still got some fun shots. Isn't he a heartbreaker?

How cool is this??

I just ordered these wall display templates and I am SO excited about them. It takes all the guessing out of how to set up your prints. There are around 20 different options too. Here is an example of a display above a bed. This makes it really fun to put all your photos together without the headache, and everyone knows I can do without any more headaches!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

First Studio Pictures!

I was so excited to try out my new studio so I borrowed a photographers daughter, who by the way is the cutest, and we had a little impromtu photo session. This is one of my fabric backdrops, I have a few different ones and my fabulous new couch which isn't in the photo. Anyways, just too excited to wait, I had to share a few. I would love to know what you think.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Things are a changin...

Change is good, right? Well, just wanted to let all of you know that my pricing will be changing with the arrival of my new studio. I will no longer give pictures on CD, well there will be an option to buy them on CD, but my main focus is delivering high quality portraits to my clients. I have found that by giving pictures on CD people have no idea where to start to print or organize their pictures, so a lot of the time they just stay on CD. I really would like to give my clients beautiful artwork for their homes. I will be offering gallery wrap canvases, wall displays to take all the guessing out of which ones to print, and custom books for your family. So, my prices will change the 1st of Oct. If you would like your photos on CD you must book your appt. by Sept. 31st. Photoshoots can be booked up to Dec. 1st for my old prices, but act fast because Christmas is coming and I am not doing any family photo shoots for Christmas after Dec. 1st!

More to come...

Greece & Rome it is!!!

Thanks for your voting! We are officially going to Greece and Rome in May, not March so hopefully the weather will be a little warmer. I am soooo excited. I have been wanting to go to Europe since I was 12 years old. The history and the architechture is absolutely amazing and not to mention the photo ops there! Now I really have something to look forward to.

Friday, September 07, 2007

For Natalie and Dave...

Enjoy! Thanks for letting me do your family portraits, your kids are so adorable! I know you know that already, but I thought I would give you a little reminder.


Early Sneak Peek...

These are for you Kassi~

3 teens

We had an amazing time at our photography get together, these teens were so fun. I love shooting seniors, this was actaully my first official time. I think I am addicted!


My favorite image from yesturday.. Will post more later.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Isn't she stunning?

I was editing some photos from the Workshop and found this one.