William Witkamp {Salt Lake City Newborn Photographer}

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of capturing baby William at one month! When Megan contacted me about her newborn session, she was a little concerned that he had already grown too big for a newborn session and wanted to schedule as soon as possible. I was able to schedule a time that worked for her family’s schedule as well as mine. Typically newborn sessions are held within the first 7-10 days after a baby’s birth. However, I have done sessions when the baby is already a month old. I’ve found that it just makes for a slightly different sessions where the baby is awake in more of the photos.

For Megan’s session, she wanted to include her parents’ and grandparents’ hands into a photo with her precious son William. I love how she wanted to show the generations with the newest member of their family, William. Another interesting family connection I loved was her and her husband Steven bought her childhood home. Imagine all of the memories that house holds for them! I love that could hold the shoot in this special house for her family.

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Kat + Cal {Salt Lake City Couple & Engagement Photographer}

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During the winter, it’s sometimes hard to find adventurous couples that are willing to go all out and make the most of the snow. Kat and Cal were one of those couples that had no issues getting a little (or a lot) snowy for the sake of some fun photos! They met through their work at CHG Healthcare. Even though they only started dating about 3-4 months ago, you can tell they are a great match for each other and spend a lot of their free time climbing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and any other outdoor activities they can find together.

When we arrived at Millcreek Canyon, Cal and Kat both seemed a little nervous and unsure of what to expect. I remember feeling this way when Brighton and I first had our engagement photos done back in May 2015. I assured them that I wanted them to just be themselves, and even though they didn’t realize it, they were excellent at posing even without direction! This is one of my favorite reasons I love being a photographer. I love when couples and families are just natural and let me capture the magic of their emotions!

The session was a lot of fun, including for Brighton (my awesome husband and photo assistant), who got to shake and kick trees to “make it snow” on Kat and Cal! By the end of the shoot, they were having snow fights and kissing in the snow. Even though sometimes snow sessions can be cold and uncomfortable for some, we made the most of it and made photo magic! Can you tell?

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Walsh Family {Salt Lake City Pet & Family Photographer}

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A few weeks ago, Mike and Chelsea contacted me to photograph their two boxers at home to get some photos of their family together. They have two dogs, Cobb (the dark brown and white one) and Tess (the light brown one), who are their fur-family members. Unfortunately, Tess was diagnosed with a terminal disease and only had a few weeks to live after they found it. Mike and Chelsea have had Tess for almost as long as they’ve been married— 9 years! They wanted to make sure they got photos before she passed in their new home in Saratoga Springs.

Tess and Cobb got to do all their favorite things at home— snuggle in bed, play in the living room, do “the lean” (noted below), and eat their bully sticks. It was a fun morning at the Walsh household, and their fur children had fun too!

If you’re looking for a pet friendly photographer in the Salt Lake City area (and beyond), please feel free to contact me today! I’d love to photograph you and your fur babies!

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Rachel + Joseph {Salt Lake City Engagement Photographer}

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Rachel and Joseph were such a fun couple to photograph because straight away they were having fun with each other, forgetting that they were being photographed. Rachel is also a local photographer, and she’s also a newlywed! They got married in May of last year. They live up in Layton, and we headed over to the Adams Canyon trailhead and played in the snow for a while. I loved this location because we got the snowy tree scene in the beginning and the open views of the city the further we hiked up. There’s just something special about looking out onto your city with your loved one.

It also helped that Rachel and Joseph are both so photogenic and model-like (I swear they’ve had experience or something!)! They went with the flow and just had fun rolling around and running through the snow. Joesph is a gymnast so he also got to show off his strength and carried Rachel around without difficulty. How fun!

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-Hilary

Baby Henry {Salt Lake City Fresh 48 + Newborn Photographer}

Jacob & Sarah welcomed their first child into the world January 30th at the Intermountain LDS Hospital in the Avenues! Sarah is a fellow photographer, and I wanted her to sit back, relax and enjoy their first moments with their new son and let me capture them. Henry was a couple weeks late, and just as they were going to induce labor, he decided to make his grand entrance!

For those of you unfamiliar, a “Fresh 48” photo session is a special session at the hospital within the first 24-48 hours of a newborn’s life. This is a great option for families who want photos in the hospital, but not the whole labor or birthing process. It’s a lifestyle-type session, which captures the family meeting and greeting the new baby, as well as capturing the special and tiny details of the hospital and the mother & baby’s room.

-Hilary