Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bliss {Kelly & Mark}

     When I was in Vegas attending WPPI, I was able to see Jesh de Rox speak. It changed my life! I am always interested in capturing who people really are. I love when people finally let their guard down and give me a glimpse of their soul.
     Jesh's whole concept which he calls "Beloved" is to celebrate couples who have been together for awhile. It is to remind us why we fell in love with that person in the first place.
     I have photographed Kelly and Mark a few times and have loved working with them. They were in town over the weekend to do family portraits and I asked if they would be interested in doing this for me. They obliged and these are the images.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vegas Baby!!

I just got back from Vegas. It was AMAZING!! I went down for a WPPI Convention (Photography). I learned so much it was insane. I have so many new ideas and projects I am ready to try. It is always nice to see how other photographers are doing things.
I went down with two amazing girls. We had a great time and were completely exhausted and laughing at everything by the end of the week.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Tips for Taking Good Senior Pictures

My lovely sister in law, Jenna helped me write up this article. The Payson Chronicle published it. I thought I would share it with all of you in case you didn't see it.


Believe it or not, the Payson High graduating class of 2010 will be taking the stage in just a few short months. In addition to ordering graduation robes, sending out announcements, and savoring the last few weeks of high school, it’s also time to think about senior portraits.

The tradition of taking senior portraits date back to the 1920s as a way to commemorate and cap off the accomplishment of graduating school and moving on to “adult life”.  The once formal senior portraits with subjects donning formal wear and stiff smiles have certainly adapted over the years. It’s now a great way to capture the personality, accomplishments, and memories of the graduating senior.

Jami Broadbent, owner of Click by Jami Broadbent Photography, shares these five easy tips to make sure your senior pictures in 2010 turn out just the way you want them making both parents and seniors happy campers.

1)      Plan ahead. Pick out several outfits and “props” that will help convey who you are—your unique personality and your high school experience. Practice in the mirror.

2)      Relax.  Bring a friend if that helps you loosen up and have fun. If you are uncomfortable, it will show.

3)      Make Mom and Dad happy.  Even if it’s just this once. Put effort into your clothes and hair. Make sure one set of clothes is neutral/classic. Make sure you capture some shots that will please everyone—parents, grandparents, etc…

4)      Research photographers.  Look at their work. Make sure you find someone who understands you and your style. Discuss ideas, locations, and styles together. Make sure you know what’s included in your package.

5)      Be yourself.  Don’t worry about what your friends are doing/did for their senior pictures. Be different. Be you!

Senior pictures are something you’ll always be glad you did.  Congratulations graduating class of 2010!