Poornejad Family & BYU Graduation {Seattle Graduation Photographer}

Can I just say how much I love repeat clients? It’s so much fun to develop a relationship with a family and watch their family evolve over the years! Nafiseh was one of my first clients, and I was disappointed to hear they were moving to Pennsylvania, so it was quite the surprise to hear from them when they came back for their graduation from BYU! I had the honor of finally meeting Lena (their daughter).

It was good to catch up with them and discover that everything was going very well for them up in Pennsylvania! I wish them nothing but the best now that they’ve both graduated with their PhDs!

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Grand Opening: Seattle, Washington

I have big news! My business has moved to Washington!

I am beginning the new year in a brand new city and state — Seattle, Washington! We’re actually living in Issaquah (outside of Seattle). Our family has relocated for a great opportunity for Brighton in a major video game hub, Bellevue. We’re very sad to leave our home, friends, and family in Salt Lake, but life has its way of sending you down unexpected journeys.

Our December was spent celebrating the holidays with my visiting parents, packing up a trailer, constantly moving between an empty house and a hotel room, and finally, moving to our new home with our three animals, my parents, and two stuffed cars! We landed here on January 2nd, and we’re now getting settled in to a new lifestyle.

With that being said, I am now open for business in Washington! Give me all of the mossy green forests, alpine lakes, and big city life. If you’d like to book a session, please reach out via the Contact form.

Janke Family {Salt Lake City Family Photographer}

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Katie contacted me wanting family photos in a beautiful setting that were vibrant in color! We planned for July 1st, the Saturday of 4th of July weekend and went up to Little Cottonwood. Her little boys showed their personalities. My favorite moment of the session was when Duncan got up on Cameron’s shoulders and then LICKED the top of his head! Oh man, kids will be kids! Dad took it in stride and it made for a memorable moment.

Enjoy the colorful summer moments of the Janke family!

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—Hilary

Crouchet Family {Utah Valley Family Photographer}

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My friend Chasten, his wife Alysse, and his son Wyatt are some of the biggest Disney fans I’ve ever met! In fact, Chasten and Alysse met while working at Disney World in Florida where they fell in love. What a perfect fairytale ending for them! Alysse is a dancer which was really fun to see in her poses. I was pretty impressed with her skills!

While we were aiming for a beautiful poppy-filled session, we ended up getting a different treat of this beautiful sunset in Alpine, UT. Their son, Wyatt, was so happy to play the entire time which was just the icing on the cake!

To infinity & beyond!

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Elisabeth & Thomas {Ogden Couples + Engagement Photographer}

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In June, Elisabeth & Thomas celebrated three years of blissful marriage! They wanted to capture their love in both their home city of Ogden on Historic 25th Street and at Ogden Botanical Gardens as both places are special to their history as a couple. Elisabeth is a school teacher and Thomas is an engineer. They used to go to the Lighthouse Lounge for Elisabeth to read her poetry, so we incorporated that into their photos as well.

Another awesome tradition they had was every year on their anniversary, they take a photo holding the previous year’s photo. So, for the first year of marriage, they held their wedding photo, and the second year they held that first year’s photo, and I was honored to take their next photo! 🙂 What an awesome tradition for them to commemorate another year together. Do you think it’s too late for Brighton (my hubby) and I to start doing something similar? We take so many photos and we’ve only missed one anniversary so far 😉

If you have any neat traditions with your spouse/family, I’d love to hear about them! Feel free to shoot me a message on my Contact page.

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