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Martin Family {Farmington, UT Family Photographer}

With the boys in school and many activities I meet all kinds of new people regularly.   I love where we live and meet really great people often.   And, occasionally, I’m lucky enough to meet a mom that is not only a great person, but someone that I just click with.

That’s the way it was with Bernie… right from day one.    Ricky and Tatum played baseball together and we chatted and cheered together at many games.   Then we realized that Ricky and Tatum got along great too.   It was an added bonus when we figured out that Benny and Nolan were the same age as her daughter, Azzi.   It took about 5 minutes for the 3 of the little ones became inseparable.   Our husbands can talk to each other for hours.  We live in the same town.  We go to the same church (really rare for us where we live) and Ricky & Tatum made their First Communion together.  The boys play the same sports on the same teams almost year round.   We all run.   We all love the Utes.   And more than just happy to have some new friends, we felt truly blessed to have met the Martins.   Sometimes things are just meant to be. :)

So, meet this dear to our hearts, beautiful family:

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We love you guys!



Rian - You guys look gorgeous! Great pictures!!

Santa Sessions

It may not be Halloween yet, but if you know me at all you know I’ve been counting down the days til Christmas for months now. :)   So you shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that I’m partnering to bring Santa to town early this year.   I’m so excited to announce my first ever Mini Session…  SANTA Mini Sessions.

Beat the rush, avoid lines and get your wish lists to Santa early this year with this unique, one of a kind collaboration between 5 amazing Utah portrait photographers.   Let your kids experience personalized attention from Santa, PLUS have gorgeous images!

Space is very limited, as we only have our wonderful Santa-school trained Santa and Mrs. Claus for this one day!
Contact me to book your session or with any questions.  Sessions must be booked and paid for by November 1st.

Santa Sessions

*The real Santa, pictured here, WILL be the Santa photographed in your session.


Gina & Family {Salt Lake City Family Photographer}

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking this beautiful family’s photos.

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In my mind, these guys looked exactly the same as the last time I saw them, just a little bigger, but when I went back through looking at old photos, I was shocked at how grown up they’ve all become!


I had so much fun with you guys.



Blood Moon

Last night Ricky begged me to set his alarm for 4:30 am.    I debated, knowing how tired he would be at the end of the day but gave in, thinking there was no way he’d actually get up at 4:30 am!   But I was wrong and he came bouncing into our room at 4:32 am to wake us up to see the moon.    Although tricky to photograph, it was very cool to see the Blood Moon this morning.



DeEtta Bird - Ricky,
I wish I had remembered to get up, but I think there will be another one soon. What a good memory for you and with a great picture also.
Grandma DeDe

Debbie & Ezra {Salt Lake City, McCune Mansion Wedding}

I had the honor of photographing the wedding of Debbie and Ezra at the elegant and impressive McCune Mansion a couple of weeks ago.   Every bit of this wedding from the venue to the tiniest details was nothing short of spectacular.

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Debbie got ready for her big day at the Mansion surrounded by those she loves… including her maid of honor and best friend and her adorable girls.   Her hair and make up were done beautifully by Frank Armstrong from Salon MC.

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Ezra seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.

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While Deb and Ezra had a few moments to themselves before the ceremony, guests continued to arrive, greeted by the grandeur of the mansion and amazing flowers at every turn.   I was in awe of all of the unique details in each floral arrangement, from the tiniest boutonniere to the largest bouquet.   Pamela Olson from The Native Flower Company did a fantastic job everywhere.

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I love that Deb and Ezra included the families of the best man and maid of honor in the ceremony.  Both walked down the aisle with their family.

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And Deb, Ezra and their girls walked down the aisle as a family.

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Cocktail hour and dinner followed the ceremony.

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The party continued in the grand ballroom with toasts.

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Deb’s father and Ezra’s mother had a short and sweet toast of “Finally!” Along with a big Hooray!

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Their cake was gorgeous (Granite Bakery) and was topped by a cake topper that also topped Deb’s parents wedding cake.  The cake was made complete when they added the Hummel figurine of the two little girls.

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They had Vegan and Gluten free cakes as well (City Cakes), and Debi surprised Ezra with a Groom’s Pie, made by her good friend, Jennifer Dobner.

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And then they danced, sang and partied the night away.

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Ezra surprised Debi with a song.

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The Way Downs, a Portland bank with lots of Utah roots came in to town for the big event!  They were awesome and kept the party going strong all night.

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I’ll end this post with this… I love this one. :)   Congratulations!

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Pamela Olson - You did such a fantastic job, Heather! You really captured the sweet personalities of Deb and Ezra. Thank you for getting such great shots of the flowers! :)

Suriya - these are sweet – you did an awesome job, it looks like a beautiful wedding. I love the hummels too!