December 9, 2017

Basic Photography Class 2018

UPDATE:  February 21st was a typo, the third class date is actually February 20th (Tuesday)

Are you or someone you know getting a new camera for Christmas and are wondering how in the world to use it?  Maybe you have an DSLR sitting in your closet and you've been meaning to learn how to use it the right way?   You are in luck!  I am now taking sign ups for my Basic Photography Class in February   

NOTE:  This will be my only Basic Photography Class this year!! So if you were considering taking it, now is the time.

My Basic Photography class is for beginners.  You will learn:

1.  How to use the manual settings on your camera.
2.  How to take great photos indoors and out.
3.  How to compose your pictures so they look fabulous.

And so, so, much more.  You'll be "wow"ing your friends and family before you know it.  Not to mention that the class is F.U.N and you'll meet fabulous people like yourself.

Here are the details:
Basic Photography Class

February 6 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and
February 13 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 
February 20 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 
 February 24 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All classes are taught in my classroom at HighMark Charter School in South Weber (just south of Ogden) however the last class is a Saturday morning class, on-location, with models. 

Class tuition is $150.00 for all four sessions and is due immediately to reserve your spot.  Class fee is non-refundable.  To register email me  Class size is very limited so tell your friends and family and be sure to sign up ASAP.  Can't wait to meet you!

August 24, 2015

Mini Sessions 2015

Im sooooo excited for my Mini Sessions this year!!  I have two dates to choose from:

Saturday, September 26 or Saturday, October 10th.  Sessions last 20 minutes and run every half hour from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  

This years mini sessions will be located at a beautiful white natural light studio in downtown SLC.  The good thing about the studio location is that the light is beautiful all day long and we won't have to cancel for unpredictable weather!  

The cost for the session is $300.00 and includes your session fee, and a CD of 30 images from your session with print release.  This is a savings of $300.00 off my normal session and CD prices.  

If you are interested in booking a session please email me what day and time works for you.  My mini sessions get booked quickly every year so in order to book the time that works best for you please let me know as soon as possible what time slot you'd want.  

Your full payment is due upon booking and is non-refundable.  If you have to cancel your session, I will reschedule it one additional time at no cost.  If you have to reschedule it again, you will required to pay an additional $100 sitting fee.  

Thanks!  Hope to see you at this years Mini Sessions!!

December 21, 2014


Yep...this was fun.

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November 10, 2014

October 22, 2014

Halloween Photo Tips

Check out my latest Studio 5 segment on some tips for taking your Halloween photos this year:


October 16, 2014

A Boo-thday Party

Today we celebrated the 5th birthday of my little girl Hazel.  It was her first friend party and she decided that she wanted to dress up and have a Halloween themed birthday.

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Invites + doughnuts on a string ready to be eaten.

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The haunted house cake/cupcakes were made by the same super talented gal that made Jack's superhero cake/cupcakes.

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Mummy juice boxes.

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We played Halloween Bingo.

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Decorated mini pumpkins with stickers - less mess and still fun.

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My little helper setting up the next game - ghost bowling.  

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We also played a "Monster Mash" freeze dance game and danced like different Halloween characters (zombies, ghosts, and skeletons)

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Our favors were a few Halloween essentials in a spooky little homemade owl bag.

October 7, 2014

Jack's Superhero Birthday

My little man turned 3 years old this week.  Here are some photos from his super hero themed party.  I just did a simple lunch, favors, and cake and ice cream since his little buddies are still so young for games.

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They had favors waiting on their chairs - capes, masks, and some superhero candies

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Then we opened presents

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Everyone had a lot of fun!!

September 20, 2014

Lilia's Room

So a while back we decided to finish a room for my oldest daughter Lili.  Upstairs at the end of the hall is a room that was originally meant to be a storage space, but somehow in the building process turned out to be a full sized, albeit oddly shaped, bedroom.  It is quite charming actually, with a window that looks out the back, and a little dormer window that looks out the front of the house.

I knew what I wanted, but I am no good at putting things together.

Enter:  Danielle Oakey

Danielle is amazing.  She has a beautiful, classic, simple, colorful style that is just what I wanted for this room.  I told her my budget, gave her an idea of what I like and don't like, and she took it from there.

So here is what she had to work with:

9 year old girl
Loves turquoise
Loves art
Great imagination/creative
...and that's it.

When Danielle got back to me with the concept for the bedroom and the pieces she picked out I was blown away.  It was like she read my mind when I didn't even know what I wanted.  Which doesn't even make sense now that I type it out.  But it's true.  She nailed it.

The room is not quite finish - we still have the finish work to do, built ins, a closet, window seat - minor details ;)  but we love love love it and are so pleased with Danielle and what she came up with.

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