Sunday, April 24, 2011

Another final

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Hayley is so awesome. Such a gracious model and friend. I love the way that these photos turned out! Here is a sneak peek.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How long do you want to be loved?

I never knew that this song existed until tonight. It's kind of cheesy but I like cheese. Anyway, this song makes me happy. It makes me want to hug my husband, A LOT... and never let go.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photo shoot

This is Moses, an aspiring model. He was very nice and fun to photograph.

I tend to get down on myself when it comes to my photography, even though I know that I shouldn't! I was a bundle of nerves on the way to the shoot. Yet once I started taking the photos I felt at ease and more myself than I did on the way there. My fabulous husband was my assistant today. He's so great!

Anyway, this is just one of many great photos that I took today. I am going to bed happy.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

At the end of the day

All I really want to do is curl up with my husband and our furry kids and watch movies. Doing nothing is sometimes the best time that I ever have!

Beyond that any time that I get to see my family makes me happy. I miss seeing my family all the time. Which is funny because when I actually did get to see them all the time I took that time for granted. The things that you learn when you grow up!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Photo this semester....

I had to do a self portrait assignment this past week. Mine is not very happy or creative because I have been very tired, stressed and generally emotionally and physically exhausted this semester.

I also did some "contemporary portraits" of my friend Christina and her daughter Cora for the assignment. I realized that portraits are NOT my strong suit. As a matter of fact I am terrible at giving people directions and posing. I just want to show people as they are in their environment. Maybe I'll get into documentary photography and photojournalism after all. That was what got me into photography in the first place!

I just can't be the typical Utah portrait photographer. I hate doing it! It is always my worst work. Unless I have a specific goal or idea in mind for a shoot then I just go with what is most comfortable for the person/people that I am photographing. And with that the photos always seem more personal and have more meaning and depth. The sad part is that most people here (Utah) want the commercial portrait photography. And don't get me wrong it is great for some people, some photographers, but for me it.... it just doesn't click. It might be a money maker but when I first started to become interested in photography it was because of a National Geographic magazine I saw when I was a little girl not because of some family/bridal/baby portrait.

Anyway.... enough ranting. Here are some pics of Christina and Cora. I have a lot more that I am editing right now too!