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Pugmire Family Session | Utah Photographer

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” -Brene Brown

Ain’t that the truth? There have been times in my life when I have wished the days away because I had something coming up on the calendar that I was excited about. That’s no way to live though, at least not for me. I’m challenging myself to live more in the moment, and to feel more joy in the ordinary, sometimes monotonous everyday life.

In other news, this beautiful family was a dream to photograph. This is my sweet friend, whom I don’t see nearly enough, so it was amazing to document a little bit of her beautiful family for her.

I pour my heart and soul into my work, and I hope that my clients can feel that. Every picture I give them feels like it has a little piece of me etched into it, and it’s hard not to get too emotionally attached.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the beauty wrapped up in these ordinary moments.

Capri’s 6 month Session | Utah County Photographer

I can’t believe summer is really over. I seriously blinked and it was over. How?? Why?! Good thing I love sweaters and hot chocolate and all things Fall. Luckily I’ve been squeezing in a few last minute sessions while there is still some green/flowers outside. This sweet little chick—I die! I really feel like I just photographed her as a newborn last week, and now she’s 6 months! This girl has the chunkiest cheeks and biggest blue eyes, and is probably the smiliest baby I have ever seen. Unless you are blowing bubbles at her…then she just looks shocked. Ha…I just love her! And her sweet mama and brother! It was so fun to spend the afternoon with them, and getting a tiny glimpse of the love this sweet woman has for her babies. I just dare you not to swoon at these…

Fotheringham Family Session | Highland Utah Photographer

I love when I get to photograph one of my St. George friends! This girl and I go way back and she is such a sweetheart! When her family got out of the car my jaw about hit the floor–so beautiful. It was so fun to spend time with them and see the special, sweet relationship they have with each other. And this Dad–he was so chill and happy and cool with whatever odd thing I asked of him, it was the best! Love you Brandi, and your sweet family!

Bayley’s Senior Session | Highland Utah Photographer

I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes when this beautiful young woman stepped out of the car–last time I saw her was when she was a little chick, tumbling across the floor of the apartment above me years and years ago! Senior sessions always make me feel so old and reaffirm that time is going by This cutie was a little shy at the first of our session, but I worked my magic and now I’m her favorite person ever. Wahoo! Oh Bay, you’re so bae. <3 you girl!

Brooklynn’s Senior Session | Lehi Photographer

Brooklynn! How are you already this old?! You weren’t supposed to grow up and not want to babysit for me anymore….waaaah. Oh…this girl…she is my favorite. THE total package. She is everything I want to raise my girls to be! So kind and funny and sweet and smart. AND GORGEOUS. For reals. Inside & out and all that stuff. Anyway, I giggled like an idiot our whole session and died when I looked through her pictures! <3

Little Adventures Lifestyle Session | Utah County Photographer

I had such a fun time shooting product in a lifestyle session for Little Adventures and Baby Laundry! If you haven’t checked either of them out—do it now! Little Adventures makes the cutest dress-ups and play clothes for kids–super comfy & you can just throw them in the wash. Love. And Baby Laundry……oh my goodness. The.Best.Minky.Blankets.Ever. Like, ever. I need one for every member in my family so people will quit fighting over them–seriously–it’s crazy. It’s even a problem with company staying at my house…!??! Anyways, my gorgeous friend Whitney volunteered her family’s cute little faces and we had a blast cuddling and dancing.

Brinkerhoff Family Session | Utah County Photographer

This right here is my type of party. Seriously. I just die over these pictures every time I look at them. So, crazy story…this fam got everyone all ready for long overdue pictures on a glorious summer day, when out of NO WHERE, the craziest rain/wind storm flew in and turned the sky black. We were in shock! I felt like crying, and so did this gorgeous mama. They were only in town for that night! Well low and behold, about 30 minutes later the clouds passed and the most beautiful golden sunset showed up. ??????!!!!!! This pretty lady must be living right or something! Anyway, it was the best session, like, ever. I hardly had to say 2 words, they just ROCKED it at connecting with each other, and it was so beautiful to see.

Rilee’s Senior Session | Utah Senior Photographer

This guy…he’s such a sweetie! So cute and funny, and fun to be with. We went to Timpanogos Harley Davidson for our shoot, it’s a great place for senior guys. The building has a lot of texture and color, and is more masculine looking. Rilee and I had fun teasing each other, and I’m sure I made a fool of myself trying to get him to laugh! But hey, it worked!

MaKiah’s Senior Session | Utah County Senior Photographer

Wow…I feel like I keep saying this but people did not look like this when I was in High School. This girl is GORGEOUS. Inside & out. I’ve been taking pictures of her for years, her family was one of my first clients, and it’s crazy to see them all grow up into these amazing adults! It also makes me feel old. Love you MaKiah!

The Westwood Family | Lehi Family Photographer

It’s been senior picture season around here, so it was fun to change things up and photograph this cute family! We went to this beautiful little park in Lehi that is becoming my new favorite location, and we had so much fun! These cute kiddos have the most beautiful white/blonde hair that glows when the sun shines  through it and makes them look like little angels. Here are a few of my favorite shots…

The Anderson Family | Utah County Lifestyle Photographer

Friends come and go, like the waves of the ocean…but the true ones stick, like an octopus on your face.

Really though. I love these guys. We have been friends for years and they have stuck with us through ups and downs, been there for us, supported us in all of our special times, and also our not so special times. They are an exemplary family that we have tried to model, and I am so grateful to have them as friends.

Over the years we have usually shot outside, but this year I talked them into a lifestyle session in their home. I’m so glad they went for it! We got such great, natural, candid shots that make my heart beat a little faster when I look at them (which is my goal). I absolutely love to document people in their own element. It brings an ease and comfort to the session that you can’t find anywhere else.  I hope that one day Asher can look back on these images with his children and say “Hey look, there’s Grandma tickling me on her bed when I was your age!”. Lifestyle sessions are such an amazing gift that I know your family will treasure, and can be passed down through generations.

Capri’s Newborn Session | Utah County Newborn Photographer

I love Newborn Photography. Kudos to all the newborn photographers out there, you guys are amazing!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…there’s not much sweeter than holding someone that just came Earth-side. I don’t usually do newborn sessions, but I couldn’t pass up on my sweet friend and her gorgeous little angel! I’m so glad I did too because come on, look at these pictures! Pure heaven right there. I just love being able to see these sweet families grow & witnessing how their dynamic changes. All the heart eyes!!!

The Brinkerhoff Family | Utah County Lifestyle Photographer

It’s hard to put into words the sweet feelings that came over me throughout this beautiful lifestyle session. It’s always so amazing and inspiring to go into a home and feel the love that a family has for each other…especially when they have just brought a new little person into their home. This family was so fun to be with. I hope these pictures will help them to always remember the feelings they had when sweet Capri joined their adorable family!

The Halliday Family | Utah County Family Photographer

I love family photography. It’s my passion, my favorite type of photography to do. It inspires me to be better with my own family. Especially when I get to be with families like this! Funniest, happiest, sweetest people ever! I’ve known them for about 6 years now and I just can’t get over how cool they are. They are always traveling and going on fun adventures together, spending time with each other, laughing like crazy–I love it. It’s so fun to be around them because they all seriously have the best sense of humor and make me laugh so much. Also I’m pretty sure the mom could write a parenting book and it would be worth gold. She’s amazing. #familygoals


The Lamb Family | Utah Family Photographer

I absolutely loved spending time with this sweet family! They are such genuinely nice people, and you can tell that they all have a really close bond. Their son had come from New York for the holidays, so it was really special to be able to capture them all together. Oh I love photographing families, and seeing their unique dynamics, and their love for each other! It’s so fulfilling to me.

The Behrmann Family | Utah County Photographer

I’ve been doing so many fun holiday sessions, I haven’t had time to keep up on the blog! I met this awesome couple when I was selling some puppies, and I’m so glad I did! They braved the early morning cold for this shoot, and it was so worth it! We went to this gorgeous tree farm, that is one of my new favorite spots for pictures. The sun was shining through the trees, golden and beautiful, and I love how their session turned out. They brought their adorable dog and I could hardly pay attention to anything else because he is the cutest thing! I may have even talked them into letting him father my future pup’s pups! Ha! Hey, I can dream…


The Loveless Family | Utah Family Photographer

It was a beautiful, stormy, breezy day for this session with my sweet friend & her adorable family. I’ve know this girl for years and we have kept crossing paths in life in unexpected ways, until finally she became my neighbor! So fun!

I have loved being able to take their pictures many times…I just can’t get enough of her sweetie’s cute little perfect face! Her little sweetie, not her big sweetie. ha! Love that little almost-2-year-old!

Fowler Birth Story | Utah County Photographer

This sweet little angel came earth-side in the quiet hours of the morning. It was so beautiful to be there and witness the miracle of a new little person being born! I’ve been waiting for this day to come with anticipation and excitement, and then it all happened so fast I barely made it in time!

It’s hard to put into words the amazing feelings I have when I photograph a birth, and I’m just so grateful to this tiny baby girl’s parents for trusting me enough to share those moments with them.

The Johnson Family | Utah Family Photographer

This session. This Family. The light. It was all amazing. And, oh man, I love this girl to pieces. Once in a while you come across someone who inspires you and makes you want to be a better person. She is one of those people. She is so beautiful, inside & out. One of the most genuine, kind, caring people I know. I’m so lucky to have her as a friend!

Side note: Someone may or may not have peed in the field, just saying. And I may or may not have caught that bare bum on camera. Too funny!

Easton’s Sr. Session

I’ve known this family for a while now, and have spent a lot of time with his mom and sister, but I’ve never really spent much time with Easton until now. Not sure if he was just born this way, or if his parents know some special secret about raising men, but he is seriously such a sweet/cute/funny guy! We laughed and talked and watched funny youtube videos, it was great. I can’t wait to see what he does in life!


The Michaelis Family

I love this sweet family! It was so fun to spend time with them again this year! I think I said it last time…they have the best dynamic in their family, and such a funny sense of humor! I just giggle the whole session, I love it! And those boys with their mom…so sweet! Love them.

The Turner Family

It’s time to update the blog! I’ve been sending off a lot of galleries lately, and needed to show off this family! I’m sure that Grandma & Grandpa Turner couldn’t be prouder of this awesome group of beautiful grandkids, and super sweet adults! You can tell they all have a blast together, such a fun family! I loved spending time with them, and all those cute kiddos were a dream to photograph. Such a fun night!

The Redmon Family

It was a beautiful, breezy Wyoming evening for this awesome session! This sweet woman is so beautiful, inside and out! And these kids…they couldn’t be cuter. The first thing sweet little Carly did when she got out of the car was pick me a flower…it was so cute! Love her.

Harper’s Newborn Session | Utah County Photographer

I don’t do newborn photography a lot, so I forget how good it is for satisfying my baby cravings! This little tiny sweet thing was such a dream. Her mom says she never cries and is so content. It was amazing. Almost made me want another one! Almost. She was such a little angel, she slept so good for me, and I was able to get some great shots for her mama. Look at that sweet little smile!


Harper’s Birth Story | Utah County Birth Story Photographer

It’s so hard to put into words the feelings I have whenever I photograph a birth story. Each time is so special and unique to the family, and their story, it’s difficult to do it any justice.  It’s such an honor to be asked to witness and document these sacred moments. This family is so sweet, and they have such a fun dynamic between them. It was so fun to see the sweet way they interacted with each other, and the special relationship they have.  To top it off, they didn’t know the gender of the baby, so those first moments when they found out it was a girl were priceless! Thank you to this beautiful family for trusting me with these special moments, and congrats on that gorgeous little one!

Krista’s Maternity Session | Utah County Lifestyle Photographer

This beautiful girl is one of my good friends and I was so excited to capture her glowing beauty before her life forever changed! I love lifestyle photography. There is something so special about photographing someone in the comfort of their own home. I feel like it gives the images more meaning to the people in them. They can look at back at them and be transported back to that time in your life and the feelings that you had. I love the simplicity of these images, and also her hair is to die for.