I'm scared of snakes. I hate snakes. They are the worst creatures on the entire planet. They suck and I hate them. Like, I kind of wish Noah would have just left them behind during the flood. They are nasty.
When I was a little girl, I ran into three rattlesnakes in one summer. And my dad said if I ran into one more that summer, I would have to kill it myself. Luckily, I didn't have to! So yeah. I have a huge fear of snakes. So here goes my most embarrassing moment as a photographer.
So! I get an inquiry for a session. It's a family from my husband's mission! I was super excited to meet them! We met at Big Springs Park up Provo Canyon. We are walking down into the field, and low and behold, a Gardner snake slithers across the path. Of course, I freak out and make everyone aware that there are little snakes. This was an older family with no little kids, so they handled themselves just fine! Too fine in fact. Because the son started looking for them and trying to capture them!!! I can't quite remember, but I don't think he actually caught one. Or maybe my memory is just blocking that out.
So I get them all situated and posed for that first picture, and I take a step back and the dad goes, "CAREFUL SNAKE!" I jumped so high and yelled, "OH SH**!!!" They luckily thought it was hilarious and quickly forgave me. I recovered and continued the session. And it turned out awesome. I love Big Springs Park in the fall. It is gorgeous and perfect for any kind of session.
So let's review some of the information here. I'm terrified of snakes and I sometimes swear. In fact, sometimes a swear a lot. Especially when snakes are involved.
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Paisley certainly loved her new little brother. She was all about kisses and loves. One of my favorite parts of this session was towards the end when Paisley and her dad showed me all of their dance moves! They even had their own routine! I hope that they will continue to dance with each other over the years!
We met up Provo Canyon so early in the morning! But in order to get the best light and have a happy baby, we decided that an early morning session would be best. And it was! It was the BEST!! We got there at 7 am and the grass was still dewy. It was just peaceful! I love this location in Provo Canyon because it looks amazing all year round. That tall grass and beautiful mountain view make the perfect setting for any kind of photo session.
You may have decided to do your lifestyle newborn session in the comfort of your own home. I love doing this!! Thank you for considering me! I know that this is such a beautiful time in your life and you want it beautifully documented.
I love photographing in this field. It’s in a really unexpected place in Highland, UT and it is perfect! The golden fields bring such a warmth to the pictures. It is one of my favorite places to go for the family mini sessions I photograph! It's great because it looks the same all year round, so it is great if you want a location that looks great during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer!
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If you didn't know, Wyoming is GORGEOUS! Sometimes you have to look for it. But it is there! Hannah and my mom scouted out this area about a week before I went up there to take Hannah and Cade's Bridal photos. When we got there, I could not believe how gorgeous this place was! The purple flowers and the pond, plus that amazing golden sunlight turned this session into one of my favorite bridals of all time.
I came back to Cheyenne often because I had family there. When I told them I was coming to town, they suggested we go to the Rocky Mountain National Park which was about 2 hours away in Colorado. And let me tell you, it was worth every mile! When we arrived, it was misty and dark. It almost seemed like rain. After we left the town of Estes Park and then headed to the park, we immediately saw Elk! It was amazing. We drove finding the perfect spots for their engagement session. And oh boy we did! Traveling around Rocky Mountain National Park, we saw the most gorgeous scenes full of pine trees and beautiful stormy skies.
I love babies!!! I love photographing newborn lifestyle sessions. I love capturing sweet moments with brothers and sisters and with mom and dad! I love how comfortable people are in their own home. I love seeing a family in their surroundings. People, especially children, are at ease! They don’t have to worry about making a mess in someone else’s space, or not bringing the right snack for their kiddos, it is seriously a win-win!
I know I can't teach my children how to be good people, unless I am that example for them. So that means, I have to be my best self. And this is ever changing. I am not the person who I thought I would be five years ago. I am constantly trying to learn how to be better. This doesn't mean I have to be perfect. Oh heck no! This means I try my hardest to be the best I can be with the tools I have.