Willden Family {Salt Lake City Family Photographer}

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One of my favorite things about family session is allowing the family to choose places that are important to them as a family. For the Willdens, that’s the International Peace Gardens located in Salt Lake City near their home. They also wanted a dog friendly location since they wanted to bring their three rescue dogs for some of the photos as well. It was like a mini-extended family shoot since they have 5 children, 3 dogs, and 2 parents! Their friend took the dogs for the second half of the shoot so we could focus on the family portraits for the second half though.

I had never been to International Peace Gardens before I had talked to them before, but it’s a cute park that you can walk through all the different countries and the countries have themes that are displayed in the park. It felt like you had been transported somewhere other than Salt Lake because it was so different than other parks in the area.

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-Hilary

Sanovich Family {Salt Lake City Family Photographer}

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Sometimes gathering your young children together for portraits can be difficult, but so it’s so important since they grow up so fast! I know that I am thankful that my parents took lots of photos of my sister and growing up because now I have something to look back on.

Amanda wanted photos of her three beautiful children in an outdoor setting! Haydn, the youngest, had lots of energy and her older siblings spent some time chasing her around, which made for some great candid shots. I like to work with however the session goes. If it means organized chaos, then we’ll go with that! As a photographer, we roll with the punches.

At the end of the session, we ventured out to the beach for sunset and Amanda and her husband even joined for a couple photos! I think it made for a great family portrait for them.

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-Hilary

Artis Family {Salt Lake City Family Photographer}

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In November, Betsy contacted me in a panic about needing to get her family photos done for her Christmas cards. She wanted something “out of the ordinary” but close to her home in Layton. We decided on Antelope Island because it gives a different feel than most Salt Lake area landscapes— the beach and rocks! She also wanted to make sure that her goldendoodle puppy could be in their family photos as well. I love when people include their furry family members, and can you resist that face?!

Oakley (their little girl) wasn’t thrilled about being out in the chilly November weather, but once we got her jacket and hat on, bribed her with snacks, and turned off the noise of my camera’s shutter going off, she was ready to go! I also found out that she loved looking at the photos of herself. I showed her how to switch between the photos with her tiny fingers on the camera’s touch screen.

After an overcast day throughout the shoot, the clouds finally parted for the beautiful sunset as you can see peeking through in the last photo.

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If you’re looking for a photographer in the Salt Lake area and beyond, feel free contact me today to set something up!

-Hilary

Enjoying the Fall Colors {Personal}

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Even when I am not doing sessions, I like to snap shots of my family and my cute little nephew, Leo! Recently, we were up at my mother-in-law’s cabin in Tollgate Canyon having a Sunday dinner. The aspen leaves were a perfect yellow, and Leo was a couple months old.

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park city lifestyle photography

I love taking photos of anything and everything so our family can look back and reflect. I know that sometimes I have the problem where my memories begin to fade as time passes, but photos just have this ability to take me back in an instant. That is why I love photography.

I also have a personal blog, separate from this site, if you’re looking to see some more of my husband and I’s adventures! It’s called Next Stop Adventure.

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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