Saturday, July 27, 2013

Josh & Luisa's Maternity *SNEAK PEAK*

Behind our new house we have this AMAZING field that I have wanted to photograph someone in it, since I laid my eyes on it! When Josh asked me if he could surprise his wife with a maternity session he asked that it be in a field. Instantly I thought PERFECT and what an amazing husband to surprise her with that! More pictures to come! Thank you so much Josh and Luisa for letting me take these beautiful pictures! I hope when I am pregnant I look AMAZING like Luisa!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Virgil & Raquel's First Glance // Logan, Utah

I just got back from North Eastern Idaho and the North part of Utah from an amazing wedding! It was a perfect day yesterday and today to take pictures! This post is the first glance from their wedding! Don't worry there are much more to com! I just couldn't help myself. 

Also I would love to thank Virgil and Raquel for allowing me to take their pictures! Such a wonderful couple on such a perfect day in the perfect place! You will make each other very happy!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

First Home Pictures // Vineyard, Utah // Confessions of a House Owner

My husband and I got married a little over a year ago and right then we decided that we needed to buy a house ASAP! We didn't want to put money down the drain renting and we knew that owning a house is a great thing to accomplish for our future.

After looking for a year we had finally found the home that we wanted to start our family and our dreams in! It's a cute little four bedroom home with lots of storage space, and an unfinished basement for growing room! I love the idea that we could do whatever we like to the basement part. Another thing that we loved about this place, is the location. We are SUPER close to a lake and farming fields are all around us. Seriously I feel like I am in a small town, which we are! I love looking out my windows and seeing the mountains. I can not begin to tell you how thankful I am for this house.

I know that we would not be able to purchase this house, unless Heavenly Father had a hand in it. I am very thankful for a job in order to purchase this house, and I know that God lead me to the current job I have. I work from home and have a very flexible schedule. Anyway, I cannot express enough the love that I have felt from my Savior as we have purchased this house. We could have not done it with out him.

Here are some pictures that I took of my husband and I. One day when we get new furniture and such I will show pictures of the finished product. But I think we will be buying those things a little at a time.

Oh and did I mention I LOVE being married and a home owner!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Nature

I was looking outside the front window of Steven's grandma's house and I thought WOW the sun is beautiful right now outside! Thankfully I had my camera on me, whoot whoot! I only was outside for a short minute and got some really neat images, well three to be exact.  These were my three favorites.

I love this image because of the bee! That bee was just kept on doing it's thing! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tutorial to taking photos of Fireworks

Fourth of July is the brightest time of night you will find a year, well aside from new years! I always love seeing the fireworks up in the sky. The black background makes a perfect canvas for the fireworks!

Here is a tutorial of how to do it. Just to let you know I didn't do any editing to these. I actually thought, hmmm how can I edit these in a way that they can look cooler. You guessed it, I couldn't think of any way to edit. These fireworks are just amazing with out it.

1. Make sure that it is completely dark outside.

2. Keeping the image in focus is also kind of important. What I did for this, is I put my camera on the highest aperture. I put mine at 20, which I think might have been a little excessive! You would be fine with an aperture of 12 plus. I focused on an the trees that were right above the fireworks.  That worked well for me.

3. Make sure that you aren't close to a light post. Even if you feel like it wont be in the way, most likely it will be. We were kind of near a light post, so I thought it was going to be okay, but it ruined a few of my pictures. Sigh haha :D

4. Always bring a tripod (you will see why in the next number). 

 5. Have a long exposure (shutter speed) so that you can get the trail of the lights. Because of the long exposure you need to make sure that you aren't moving your camera at all. I also click the shutter when I hear the firework go off, which can at times be easy or hard to hear.

All these image were shot with my Canon 6D with my EF 24-70 F2.8. I kept the aperture at 20 and the shutter speed around 3-5 seconds.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Barton Family // Maternity Session // Utah

Brooke has been a really good friend of mine for quite some time. I moved my senior year and she was instantly super nice to me! Brooke is super friendly and has a gift to be friends with anyone. What a great opportunity I had to take their family pictures.

Brooke makes a BEAUTIFUL pregnant woman, as you can see! I hope I look as amazing as she does when we starting having children. Brooke is just beautiful inside and out and will make a great mother of two beautiful children!

 Dugan is their little boy who is full of energy! I was so thankful for an awesome husband who was able to make him laugh and smile. Such a cute family! Good luck in Washington you guys!!

OH and they are having a sweet little girl and will be having her in September! YAY for bumps and babies!!