Saturday, May 31, 2008

baby K

This one was not too happy with me coming to take his picture. We managed to get this one that I love and I am sure mom and dad will as well. He is almost 2 months old and spent the first month of his life in the hospital with tubes all over him, he is now home with his family.
It looks so awesome in color, but blogger is making it look really crazy and washed out, so you get to see it in B&W.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Logo Help

Okay, so for over a year I have been struggling with what I want to do with my logo... I actually got one designed, loved it and then changed my mind the next week because it was too frilly... Anyways, I need help from you photographers on who designs awesome logos. I want something simple, sassy, yet elegant. If you would just leave a comment and a link to any sites you recommend I will love you forever!

Kari and Ryan... Married!

Congrats to the happy couple! Your pictures are almost all done!

Check Tanner out, he is just the perfect little model!!!

Kari and Ryan looking fierce! Kari loves ANTM as much as I do!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I promised to post more for Lauran, so here you go! It rained like crazy and these two were tough, unlike me who complained about being cold the whole time.

look at this cute little guy, of course I had to get a few of the closest child around!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wow that was fast!

Ursula Page Won! Their birthdays are on July 20th. Thanks for playing!

Just email me your info Ursula and the templates will be on their way...

Damask Calendar giveaway!

The first person to guess my twins birthday will get the new damask calendar templates for FREE!
Just leave a comment, guess their birthday and the person who guesses correctly will win. I will post it on blog who wins and you can email me your info to send the files to.

Hint: They will be turning 2 this summer...

2009 Damask Calendar Set- $40

click to enlarge!
I am so excited to introduce these templates! These are perfect to offer as desk calendars for your clients. They fit perfectly in 5x7 clear desktop frames (links of where to buy will be provided).

There are 12 layered templates (January-December), mostly customizable (cannot change the color of the damask but you can remove it if you would like). They are all sized as 5x7's.

I am including instructions, links of where to download free fonts also.

This is a great incentive to offer to clients, ie.. if you spend $XX you get the calendar set for free or a discounted rate. Mom's love these and they are also great for dad's office too!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Congratulations Chelsea and Greg

Perfect light, beautiful couple. Congrats, you two have fun in the warmth!

Love these templates!

I just bought these templates from Image Garden and I love them. I also bought some calendar templates that I have been wanting forever and will share those later.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ANTM anyone?

So, I have to admit that I am totally obsessed with America's Next Top Model (even though Tyra makes me feel embarassed for her when she speaks). So, today when I showed up to photograph this wedding Jeana, my assistant, pointed out that the bride totally looked like the winner of this last season. So then I kept calling her Whitney (the winner), so funny. Good times even with all the rain and cold.

Don't they look a ton alike? Gorgeous eyes! I will post more I promise, I got a ton of really romantic/moody pictures of this couple.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

for Whitney & Russell

No misquitos this time~ These two were up for whatever I had in mind, like laying in a field of dandelions or sitting up in an old window and standing in the middle of the street. I always say, just trust me and for some reason they do. I am really having one of those days where I could just watch movies all day and not answer the phone, you know when you feel sick and just don't really feel up to anything. That is my boring day, at least I had these pictures to play with. I think the best thing about being a photographer is when I get home and get to download the pictures, that is my favorite part. I usually stress about the session and light and all that stuff but then I get home and just be in my element. My head hurts so bad so I must go, here are some fun ones, thanks Whitney and Russell, I feel so lucky to be your photographer!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

For the Tax man...

This is for the great man who does my taxes, isn't she sweet!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Out of town

I will be out of town this weekend. All emails and calls will be returned when I get back on Monday.
Off to pack the car! Moab here we come, it's going to be really hot...

Matilda Jane Trunk Show!

If you are a client looking for great clothes for your session with me, this is the place to go. If you are a photographer that loves great clothes this is also the place to go! They have the most amazing vintage inspired & original children & women's clothing. You can also take a peek at their website to see more clothing: Matilda Jane Website click here.

Here are the details:

The show will be on Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th from 1-5 p.m. Private showings are available by appointment. Please call 801.583.8381 to RSVP or email me at
My address is 1746 E. Yalecrest Ave., SLC, UT. (approx. 1020 So.)

Here is the promo I am doing with this show:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mentoring update

My June spots are full, if you are interested I have a few dates in July open.

Thanks! I am so excited for this.

for Kassi

This session was so great and I loved every minute of it. I have photographed these three girls 3 times now and every time I love seeing them grow. I have a canvas of the oldest one in my studio (which is under construction and I am so excited to share the outcome!). Enjoy the sneak peek!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blog Contest

Family photo contest:

Okay, so I have been trying to think of something fun for my next contest and today it just hit me. I love photographing families that have a lot of personality and are open to unique settings and ideas. So, this gave me the idea to have a contest to win a free family sitting with Simplicity Photography!

The Rules: Come up with a unique idea for a family session (location, posing, clothing).
{Example}: Family photo in front of a hot dog stand, kids wearing red with polka dots and ruffled skirts, dad wearing red bow tie and mom (wearing red high heals of course) walking dog with red studded collar.

Of course, if you win we will be using your idea in your family portrait! Email me your fabulous idea by May 31st to
Be specific and include as much detail as you want. I want to hear all your creativity from start to finish!

The prize: One free session with Simplicity Photography ($150 value).

The winner will be announced on June 1st, 2008. Family session will take place late June or early July.

I am excited to hear what ideas you all come up with!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Fun family!

I loved this family, they were so fun. I usually don't shoot large families because it's not really my thing, but I couldn't say no to this family because I knew they would be fun and just be themselves. The best part is they all really love each other and it shows.

and look at this little looker, he just knew exactly what to do...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Father's Day Mini Sessions

I have been getting a lot of emails about mini sessions so here is a date coming up soon!

What better gift can you give to your husband or father than a picture with you and your children. I love photographing mothers with their children. I am offering mini sessions for one day only.

Cost: $375
What you will get: 10 of your best images on CD with copyright release and an 10x20 Custom Storyboard (you will get your print by Father's Day!).

Friday, May 30th
4 sessions available


Each session will last approx. 30-45 min. You can choose urban or studio, up to 2 children, each additional is $25.
Session must be paid in full at time of booking.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Whitney & Russell

These two were SO natural in front of the camera. Poor Russell got eaten alive by misquitos, sorry! We had some fun new spots to photograph which I always love. I want to post more, but I am so tired and I think photoshop needs a break from me!

something different...

This is different for me, water and full sun. I usually don't get to shoot in the water and I always wish I lived on the beach, so I got to have a not so glamorous day on the water (misquitos, mushy sand, heavy couches, and a full bladder!). Thanks Jess for all your help, you are the best! I love the last photos we got from this session, the sun was setting and perfect for the mood I was looking for. Here is a little preview for you guys!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Eyre Wedding Continued...

I know, I know, so many images. I just had a hard time picking just a few! This makes me excited for all the weddings I have booked this year!