Posted by Stephanie On June 15, 2022
Posted by Stephanie On December 22, 2020
A week ago I went to take photographs of an extended family all gathered together for Grandpa Dick’s birthday…. But it was sooo cold! Like my phone said “feels like 18 degrees” COLD. So inside we went! Moved everything we could so all of the family would fit by the couch, and the photographs are gorgeous! Such a wonderful family! Sandy, Kent, Dick, Amber, Dayne, and family, thank you so much. I hope we can do it again really soon!! (Perhaps on a slightly warmer day;)
Posted by Stephanie On November 17, 2020
So every year I think I’m going to get someone else to photograph my family… would be less stress, and less preparation. I would only have to focus on the clothing, which as you all know can be stressful enough!! But here we are, another year, and here is my family… photography by me!! I am so grateful for my beautiful mama who stood by to make sure all eyes are on the camera, and with dog treats ready in hand! She also happen to dress perfectly in our colors so we could have her in a few images. We love you Grandma Bonnie!:)
Posted by Stephanie On November 13, 2020
I was able to go out with the Christensen family last Friday. I’ve known Shaundeen for years. We used to exercise together when our kids were really small and ran their scooters around us in the gym of the church. We served in the Primary at church together were able to watch our kids begin to form their testimonies of our Savior. It was so fun to go out with them and capture gorgeous images of their beautiful children at this time in their lives. They are so talented, so smart, and so kind. Devon and Shaundeen you have a wonderful family! Thank you for sharing the afternoon with me!
Posted by Stephanie On November 6, 2020
You know when you meet people, and it’s like you’ve known them forever, and then all of the sudden what you are doing is over you realize you really just met them and you might not see them for a long time… That’s what it was like the other day when I met Adam and Cindy Buck. Such a great family!! Adam used to work at the same law firm as my brother-in-law Paul Shakespeare, and got my information from Paul. Now I’m best friends with the Bucks and all of their children!:)
It was so much fun to take their images last Friday, and now I know of another park that is really close that didn’t have a lot of people! It was amazing for a Friday night we had the park to ourselves!
Adam and Cindy you have such a beautiful family, and such wonderful kids! I hope that these images help to capture them now so that you might be able to remember these moments always!!
So wonderful to spend the evening with you Buck family! I hope you love your images and that we can do it again soon!
Posted by Stephanie On May 8, 2020
So in 1989 my family moved from Tucson, Arizona to Clearfield, Utah. Right next door was a girl my age and we became instant friends. I remember Carrie and I watching Jazz games together, scary movies (like The Changling! Ahhh!), cartoons like Animaniacs, sewing the same pants, going to district science fairs together, high school dances, choir concerts, weddings, game nights… we’ve been in each other’s lives forever. She’s one of my very best friends. Still we are there for each other. We always get together at the beginning of the year for our birthday celebration at Zupas, lately we’ve been having a summer BBQ on the lake with tubes and paddleboards, at Christmastime Carrie hosts our annual Fondue dinner and dessert. We’ve had wonderful times.
I’ve also been able to watch her 4 beautiful children grow up. Braden’s one of the oldest of my friend’s kids. He was born more then 6 years before my oldest so I’ve looked at him, and the way Carrie and Jared have raised him, as an example for my kids. I’ve been able to watch a small boy who would color all over basement walls with permanent marker and worried his parents to pieces in elementary school to a young man ready to graduate from high school and go on a mission. He is such a fun, loving, respectful young man. Carrie and Jared you have such a remarkable boy! You’ve done such a great job! Thank you for letting me take his portraits today. I think he loved it!! lol I love you Both!
Posted by Stephanie On October 11, 2019
I met a wonderful family the other day, and had the privilege of spending the evening with them and capturing a very special time of their lives. Edward, one of their awesome sons was leaving on a mission a few days later and they wanted to make sure they captured the special time before he left.
What a wonderful family they are! Loving, sweetly sarcastic, respectful and encouraging of one another. It’s because of families like the Standing family that I spend time away from mine during this busy time of year. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to spend an evening with you! What wonderful people you are!
Posted by Stephanie On September 17, 2019
We did it again!! I took my families photographs…. again!! Every year I do this I am soooo very relieved when it’s over! Yes, I get worried about clothing, and location and hair, and getting there on time… like every other family getting photographed (including my clients;). However, taking photographs of your own children adds a whole other dynamic…. are they going to listen/ smile/ runaway from mom and play a game like “hide and go seek!?” Ah!! Yes to all of that. We bribe, and bribe, and bribe… and plead! In the end they usually turn our OK! (It helps I have beautiful little fellas to photograph!) Well here goes! Dasek Family 2019!
Posted by Stephanie On August 3, 2019
Elanor Jean Bowler was born June 24th, 2019! Congrats Brittany and Micah, she is beautiful!! I wished I could keep her!!! (or at least hold onto her for a very long time!) She is so lovely, and so sweet, and such a good sleeper for photography!! I’ve known the Bowlers for awhile and I’m so grateful I’ve able to photography there adorable children and there beautiful family! Thank you guys so much for trusting me with making these memories for your family to love and share! I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to watch your boys grow, and so excited to watch Elanor grow. Enjoy every minute, she is such a blessing!
Posted by Stephanie On August 3, 2019
After a couple years I was able to take the Schroeder’s portraits again! Grandpa was in town and they wanted a special extended family portrait as a gift for him. We met at Kays Creek Parkway and walked up the path to the area on the very north end where I usually like to take portraits. The path was closed… but we went there anyway!;) (We’ll do anything for good photographs!!) Well we braved the construction, and the mosquitos (and there were a lot) but the portraits are gorgeous! Salina, thanks so much for having me! I hope we can do it again really soon!!