This is me dreaming about #offcameraflash Just kidding, it’s Haley looking beautiful on the floor of the @mccunemansion but this IS how peacefully I sleep before weddings. 11 years ago I used to stay up at night, stressing because I didn’t have my flash game down and I dreaded receptions so much. This was the most important day of someone’s life and the feeling that I might miss a moment because of my flash was NOT OKAY. It was a terrible feeling. But at the time I didn’t know what to do about it. Thank goodness I figured it out. Now receptions are truly, 100% my favorite part of a wedding. I have so much fun letting loose with my couples and being completely sure that no matter what lighting situation I’m put in, I got it, easily. If you don’t feel this way, please come join me LIVE, this Monday the 10th at noon and let’s talk about flash!
My favorite way to pose people - watch what they do when they think I’m not watching, have them recreate that, and sneakily take all the credit for coming up with awesome poses that feel so authentic. But really, if you want to look natural in your photos, turn on some music, and try to distract yourself by doing something, like fixing your hair or take your earring off and put it back on. If your hands are doing something real you won’t get “awkward hands by the face” poses. Your natural movements are so beautiful.
In April of 2017, I wrote this... Goal: Visit Europe for the first time Deadline: 18 months That deadline is coming up in October and by some miracle the opportunity recently presented itself. I’m headed to Paris mid October. Just in time to keep my word to myself. My sweetheart, my daughters, and my momma are all coming with me. We are very excited around here! If I wouldn’t have been clear and specific with my goal, I know that I wouldn’t be going so soon. Thankful for this life and the knowledge that we can make it what we choose. Do you agree that when you have a clearly defined goal, you are more likely to make it happen?
Just started an Instagram account to share all of my favorite Utah photo locations. If you’re in Utah or ever plan to be (you really should, it’s breathtaking) come follow along and maybe we’ll run into each other at one of these pretty places. @locationsutah
My soul yearned for this shoot. And now that it’s over, I want to say that my craving to shoot something dark and romantic has been satisfied, but I don’t think it ever will be. I’m 11 years in to my photography journey and my deep desire to find a window in a dark room and explore how the light curves around and falls off of my subjects in stronger than ever.
Photographing feminine beauty in window light will never get old to me.
Heaven help me. This smart, talented, beautiful man came and assisted me at a few shoots this month and was hands down the best assistant I’ve ever had. The combination of being a photographer himself + understanding my gear + knowing me so well + caring about my success + his attention to detail + his incredible intellect + his physical capacity + his love for me, made for the dreamiest of shoots. Now I’m not sure how I will be able to shoot without him ever again! These photos are from the first time we met. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this genius human beings work, go right now. @knowledgeableidiot
Downtown Salt Lake City with beautiful Sara just a few weeks before her wedding. Forever thankful to be able to spend summer nights outdoors, chatting about wedding plans, making new friends and showing them how dang beautiful they are.
Once you look into her eyes, you can never forget them. @thewrightkenna on black and white film. #gaze
Feeling so thankful for a job where I get to meet new people in the most up close and personal way. In the few hours we spend together I get to look in their eyes and see them deeply. I get to watch how they watch me and each other. I get to come in closely and feel their energy. What a gift. This girl here, her heart melts my heart.
At any second, you can decide to leap. Choose something new and watch your wings form along the way.
Redamancy (n.) The act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full