Posh Skeleton Halloween Shoot // Idaho Photographer

What a fun and creative shoot. Every photographer needs to have fun once in a while. Shooting these I knew I wanted them to have a very fashionable posh look. We shot in the Idaho Falls area and found locations that had good architecture to match the look we were wanting. I shot with my Canon 5d miii and a 50mm f1.4. Most of these shots were shot at a low 1.8 or 2.0. We shot in low light and shadows to try and keep them a little more creepy.

Hair and makeup was done by the amazing Tiffany Dalling.

Enjoy :)

 

 

Kaylee // Maternity photos // Idaho Falls photographer

This is Kaylee, she is my bestie <3 we don't see much of each other now that we are married, and there are little ones, but when we do get to see each other I cherish every moment. She brings out this crazy weird psycho side of me that loves to be nuts, sing loud, talk in weird accents, and just have fun. We went out a bit a go and shot some pretty insane maternity pics. I mean seriously who looks this good pregnant? All I know is that when I do get pregnant I will look much more like a beach whale than a glamorous model like Kays. Anyways take a look, and enjoy. :)

Mountain Wedding Shoot // How to Style a Shoot // Idaho Photographer

This summer my husband, our friend Mark, and I decided to do a styled bridal shoot in the mountains of Idaho. Being the girl of the group I was tasked with the Style portion of it. We wanted it to have a very relaxed, non traditional look so we went very simple with a gown and bouquet. I thought it might be interesting to some to know the steps I took to get it all set up.

1. Finding Models- It can get extremely difficult to find models in a small town. I lucked out with these two because they are my family. If you don't have brothers or sisters who are down to model for you then take to your social media pages and post a model call. More than likely you will get hundreds of replies from people all over your area. Ask them to send a head shot and voila, you have options.  Another option is to ask the gorgeous people you see day to day. This can be awkward because there are so many "photographers" around these days, and when you ask someone random off the street to model for you, they may not take you seriously, or worse, think you are creepy. When I find someone in town who is absolutely gorgeous I say " Hi I'm a local photographer and I'm always keeping an eye out for potential models. I think you have a great look. Here is my business card, check out my website and if I'm someone you would be interested in working with send me an email!"  This puts the ball in their court. They will check out your work to make sure you are legitimate, and more than likely they will email you. Lets face it, who doesn't want to model for free pics. 

2. Finding Vendors - I love to work with local vendors. It's a hard business these days to offer goods that have to do with weddings. The internet is the number one competitor, so if you can find a local vendor and work together to become more relevant, its a deal made in heaven. We worked with Shae's Blooms in Idaho Falls for this shoot. She made this incredible bouquet. If you are looking for a florist in Idaho Falls she has my HIGHEST recommendation. Seriously she is incredible.   Asking vendors in town is easy, dress shops, florists, cake makers, they all need photos for advertising. Ask them to contribute for the shoot in exchange for images they can use.

3. Location - We knew from the beginning that we wanted a mountain/wilderness vibe. We took off in the car and headed to the hills. You really can do no wrong in location scouting. We drove and drove, then pulled off in the middle of no where and set up camp.

Styling a shoot is no more than picking items that you would use in your dream wedding. We had so much fun shooting the photos, and making a video of it all. Thanks to all who were involved. Enough of my rambling, check out the photos.

Cassie and Fletcher // Washington DC Photographer // Engagment Photographer

My husband and I are getting ready today to shoot a love story video for Cassie and Fletcher and it reminded me that I never blogged their engagements.

I grew up with Cassie and I always remember thinking of her as one of the most motivated and intelligent girls in my class, which was totally right. Next thing I know we are graduated and Cassie is off being amazing in lots of different places (she even lived in Turkey for a while) until she ended up in our final meeting place, Washington DC. I hadn't ever visited the nations capital until then, so I would walk around with stars in my eyes. We spent a lot of time sight seeing. My husband came along with me to help out and I'm so glad he did. 

We shot so many photos of these two my camera was worn out by the end. This session will definitely be one of my favorite memories in my life. I love this job and the opportunities it presents. So without further adieu, the most amazing engagement session of my entire life.

Idaho Falls Engagement Photographer // Rachael and Mitch

These two are most certainly in love. Working with them was an absolute dream, because they are so stylish. I always say " If you want romantic photos, you must have romantic outfits." Check them out and you'll understand. I mean come on there is a man bun. Oh and if you absolutely cant live without her dress there is a HOT PINK VERSION someone please buy it and let me take photos of you. You can get it here.

Jessica Janae Photography's editing seminar // Part 1

When I first started seriously thinking of becoming a professional photographer (back in 2011) I would spend hours, and hours looking through other photographers images. I was obsessed! I spent so much of my time looking, and following photographers that they all became a slight blur. All except Jessica. I swear when I came upon her page I was hypnotized by beautiful images. She has such a romantic, clean look to all of her photos. Since that day she has been my number one inspiration! I know I'm totally going all fan girl on you but, seriously she is just that good.

I've had the opportunity to meet Jessica on a few occasions, the first being when she took my own photos! Here is a sample:

    The next time we met was at one of my friends weddings, my husband was shooting the wedding video and Jessica was doing the photos. I seriously watched how she took control and was so professional. I was starstruck. Ugh total fan girl I know. The last time I saw her was at a seminar she held on editing. It was such an amazing experience and I truly learned alot.  She had different set ups for us to take photos of. The first was of a beautiful couple dressed in wedding attire. This is what today's blog post will feature. I'll have a few images below so you can see the extent of detail Jessica went to when setting up her seminar. I feel so blessed to have been able to learn from one of my photography idols! Seriously guys it was totally amazing. Welp here are the pics. Enjoy  

 

 

The next time we met was at one of my friends weddings, my husband was shooting the wedding video and Jessica was doing the photos. I seriously watched how she took control and was so professional. I was starstruck. Ugh total fan girl I know.

The last time I saw her was at a seminar she held on editing. It was such an amazing experience and I truly learned alot.  She had different set ups for us to take photos of. The first was of a beautiful couple dressed in wedding attire. This is what today's blog post will feature. I'll have a few images below so you can see the extent of detail Jessica went to when setting up her seminar. I feel so blessed to have been able to learn from one of my photography idols! Seriously guys it was totally amazing.

Welp here are the pics. Enjoy

 

Wright Wedding // Salt Lake City wedding photographer

I've never  had a blog before, and to be honest I've never really read any! So lets just hope I don't completely bore all of my wonderful client and friends. The Wrights are such an incredibly beautiful couple. I had the best time shooting their wedding! Enjoy!