Anderson Extended Family at Wheeler Farm {Salt Lake City Extended Family Photographer}

Guess what– It’s extended family photo session season! As everyone gearing up for the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to get those big family photos scheduled to gift to grandma & grandpa, or even new parents! I’m a big believer in getting family photos done every year, if not every season– You can never have too many photos. Am I right?

The Andersons and their adult children haven’t had a family photo in something like 15 years! Can you believe it? Well a lot has changed since then, since now there are a handful of grandchildren in addition to the Anderson children.

We gathered at Wheeler Farm because they have a great diversity of backdrops, making it perfect for a family photo session. We did the whole family together, and then broke off into individual families. Each of the families chose the backdrop that they wanted for their individual photos. Isn’t that fun? (Also, I give them mad props for color-coordinating that many people! Good job, everyone!)

If you’re looking for an extended family photographer this holiday season, please contact me for availability and pricing!

 -Hilary

Graham {Salt Lake Newborn Photographer}

Ben & Genevieve (or “Benevieve”) as they have named themselves, welcomed their first child Graham into the world. I met them before the arrival for their maternity photos in the beautiful fall colors in Little Cottonwood Canyon a couple weeks prior. Their newborn session took place at their home in Herriman, Utah. Benevieve love the color blue, as you can see from their clothing choices and their house! Good thing they had a boy! 🙂

The reason I love lifestyle newborn sessions at home is that it allows the family to be comfortable in their own home and we can capture the nursery and all the cute little details like the changing table, crib, and anything special to the family in particular. Another reason I love them is that newborn sessions are unlike other sessions since we are on the baby’s schedule. That allows the new mom to nurse when she needs to without concern for time.

Graham has a very adorable maritime themed nursery. Ben plays guitar, so he sang Graham a little song while Genevieve rocked Graham to sleep. These are the precious moments that are special to their family.

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Megan & Sterling {Salt Lake City Pet Photographer}

My friend, Megan asked me if she could have photos with her dog, Sterling. Her dog is quite handsome, and he’s some sort of mixed breed that she rescued from a neglectful owner. He had lots of anxiety issues by the time that she adopted him when he was 10 weeks old, but after he’s been taken care of, he’s become a happy and energetic doggie that she likes to hike with and play with at the park near her home in Draper.

Since dogs are allowed in Millcreek, we took Sterling out to play in an uninhabited place up the canyon with the pretty leaves that were changing colors.

If you’re looking for photos with your furry family members, whether it be an individual pet session or with the whole family, I am a pet friendly photographer!

-Hilary

Nafiseh & Amin {Salt Lake City Maternity Photographer}

Nafiseh & Amin are having a baby girl in February! How exciting 🙂 When Nafiseh wrote to me about having some maternity photos done with her silk scarf, I was thrilled! I love photos with movement, especially with a fun silk scarf! She also was looking for sunset photos, so we chose to meet at Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. She wanted to make sure her husband was in many of them as well, and we had a lot of fun playing with the scarf on this crisp fall evening.

 We made a stop to take some photos with the aspens on our way to Guardsman Pass, and we finished the session with a romantic sunset complete with sun flares. How adorable are they!

 If you’re looking for a maternity photographer for your upcoming bundle of joy, please contact me today for availability and pricing!

-Hilary

Genevieve & Ben {Salt Lake City Maternity Photographer}

Genevieve and Ben wanted a fall colors outdoor session for their maternity photos in October. We headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon, and there were just so many beautiful trees for us to work with.

Funny story about this session: We had a brief scare that Genevieve was starting to dilate the week before this session. They were worried that we couldn’t get photos in time, so we moved the session up to a sunrise shoot up the canyon. We had plenty of time before Graham’s arrival though because it was 2 more weeks until his birth! The good part of us changing the time was that we had the trail to ourselves for most of the shoot and that same afternoon it rained. Everything worked out perfectly.

I love it when couples bring props to their shoots! They brought a little blue adirondack chair, his converse shoes (and they had matching adult versions), a chalkboard, and my favorite of the bunch: the onesie they were bringing him home from the hospital in. Ben is a programmer, and the onesie said, “Made with Love and Science.” How adorable!! We had a lot of fun with the shoot, and you can definitely see their personalities shine through in the photos.

If you’re looking for a maternity photographer in the Salt Lake area, please contact me today to schedule your session!

-Hilary