Beard Family 2014

Thanksgiving weekend I had the opportunity to take my sister’s family portraits again.  She has such great children that are easy to photograph and are very photogenic! For this photo-shoot we went to Memory Grove Park in downtown Salt Lake City.  My sister Bonnie and I had gone here a few days earlier on Thanksgiving …

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Liz and Anita Fun Photos

While we were doing their serious portrait shots these two sisters also had a lot of fun playing around and hamming it up. Here is the classic “titanic” pose 🙂 Had such a great time taking these photographs.  You can tell from these shots that they also had a great time in such a beautiful …

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Liz and Anita

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/1600 sec This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to do some portrait work for two very lovely young ladies, Liz and Anita.  They also happen to be sisters! ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec We went first out to the Shasta Valley Wildlife Refuge which I knew would provide …

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LDS Young Women Portraits

My wife Taunya serves with the Young Women of the Yreka Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She asked me to take some portraits of the young women to put up on their bulletin board. ISO 100, 85mm, f/2.0, 1/125sec I took these photos against a black curtain with an off …

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Cowley Family 2013

ISO 200, 34mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec I had the awesome opportunity and pleasure to photograph the Barbara and Jack Cowley extended family this evening.  When your photographing a group of 32, inside, the lighting can be a little tricky.  Many thanks to my friend Linda who loaned me her speedlight and light stand so I could use two …

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Olivia L

When Taunya and I went to Colorado and Utah last month I took some time to do a portrait shoot of my very cute niece Olivia! ISO 200, 50mm, f/2.2, 1/5000sec I find that sometimes you get a more natural portrait if you have them doing something rather than just sitting there posing. ISO 200, …

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Bakes Family Portrait

A few weeks ago Margret Bakes asked me to take a family picture for them.  They needed one of the family with a plainish background for an extended family picture where someone is going to combined separate shots into one using Photoshop. Then we did a shot with a much better back drop for their …

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Morp 2013

ISO 100, 85mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec Jeff, Miriam, Ryan, Anita I was pleased to be asked by Anita to take pictures for her and Miriam and their dates for Morp.  Groups are always tricky to get everyone in focus with a wide aperture for good bokeh. ISO 100, 85mm, f/3.5, 1/400sec Couples are a little easier …

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Nicole Cowley Photo Shoot

ISO 100, 85mm, f/1.8, 1/500sec Saturday afternoon I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a beautiful young lady, Nicole.  The weather was overcast and raining on and off for the start of the shoot.  The wind was also blowing briskly. ISO 100, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2000sec Both of these situations I think added rather than detracted …

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Hill Family 2013

The other day I had the pleasure of photographing the Hill family.  They are good friends that enjoy sailing so we decided to do their shoot on their sail boat! This provided some awesome backgrounds for photographs, but it also posed some very difficult shots to getting all 6 of them in focus:) The individual …

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