Archive for December, 2009

Getting to know Matt and Mitra was a lot of fun. The thing that was most impressive to me though, was how tough Mitra was, out in the below freezing weather. I felt like my hands were going to freeze off and I had a coat and boots on.
Matt lives in China while Mitra lives in California. So as you can imagine when they get together its hard to separate them. We did this shoot at Matt’s grandparent’s cabin. The location was just beautiful.

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2009

I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Keith Bryce Shoot

December 23, 2009

This shoot has been sitting in my to-do list for months now. So long, that I can already see an improvement in my pictures.
A while back I seized the opportunity to do a shoot with the designer Keith Bryce. His name might sound familiar, if you are a fan of Project Runway on Bravo. Julie Parker and Keith Bryce, organized seven photographers, including myself, four models, and three stylist to meet at an old sugar factory in North Ogden. We spent a few hours exploring the place, shooting, and just having fun. Out of no where, this dude in a truck pulls up, and starts screaming obscenities, and telling us to get off his property. Before we could even think he whipped out his rifle, from the passenger seat of his truck, and had it pointed at the obviously threatening models. As we cautiously approached this lunatic, he was screaming so hard, spit was spraying all over us. After a few minutes of trying to calm him down, and trying explain to him that we were given permission to be there, we gave up and decided to find a new location. Thankfully we were all able to get out of there unscathed.
When I got home and told my wife the whole story, I also discovered that in the whole confusion, I had also lost an entire 4gb card of pictures. I was more sick about losing those pictures, than I was having a crazy guy point a gun at my face.
Crazy story aside, I had a lot fun and learned a lot about what goes into a fashion shoot. I also think I got a few cool pictures to show from it.

Texie and Cole Wedding

December 22, 2009

Last week I had the awesome opportunity to second shoot a wedding with the great Julie Parker. It was a lot of fun to see her in action and to get more wedding experience. Weddings are so much fun. I love to be a part of the couple’s special day. Thanks Texie and Cole and especially Julie for inviting me.

Last Family of 2009 The Jacobs

December 22, 2009

This year has been a lot of fun. I got to know a lot of great people and have done some fun, interesting shoots. Here is the last family session of 2009. I don’t do a lot of indoor locations, but when its below freezing and the family has a beautiful little new born baby, you’re forced to find a warm windowed location. The Salt Lake Library was a perfect solution. The little girls were perfect little posers. Without any direction they would put their hands on their hips and throw their chin towards their shoulders. It made me laugh every time. Thanks again Jacobs.





St. Thomas Family

December 9, 2009

Sometimes its hard to be happy and smile when its freezing cold outside, but this family did a great job. When looking at the little girl you might think she wasn’t very happy, but I think if you considered how cold it was, I am amazed she didn’t bawl her head off when the blanket was taken off. In fact, I loved the stoic look that she would give me. I never had to fight for her attention though, her eyes were glued to my camera. I love finding new places to shoot, and this blue wall was really fun.