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Halloween 2014

As much as I love a family theme for costumes, I love witnessing my boys in costumes that they chose themselves based on their personalities and what they love.   This year we’ve got some variation.

There was no doubt in my mind that Benny would choose to be Robin for Halloween, given his obsession with Batman & Robin this year, but then football season started and there was no convincing him otherwise.   A Seattle Seahawks football player it is.


Nolan chose to be a green Ninja early on. He waivered for a few days when he saw a cool black and red ninja costume in the store and occasionally debated other options. Ultimately he came back to his favorite color, green, and the ‘sneaky’ ninja. He may have gotten some of his Papa’s acting talent … he can pull off the sneaky ninja pretty well. He also said that Ninjas are super quiet so he can’t talk when he’s wearing his costume. We may be wearing this costume year-round per my request. ;)




Ricky has reached the age of the scary costumes. While he hates scary things and does not like to be scared, he thinks it’s quite hilarious to scare everyone else.




Benny is our sports lover.   Ricky is at the age where he likes watching sports but it’s pretty fascinating to hear a 5 year old talk about the games, the scores and to see him sit quietly and listen to pre-game talk.


His favorite game at the school carnival… the football toss.


My tough, serious, scary boys:


They’re still pretty cute underneath it all:


Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!



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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Go Utes!Martin12martin14

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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Gina & Family 2

Gina & Family 8

Gina & Family 9

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