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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-Hilary

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

Hannah & Jay {Salt Lake City Engagement Photographer}

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Funny story, I met Hannah (and Jay) through Instagram this year! We had been following each other and commenting back and forth here and there on each other’s photos. I loved that she always was adventuring! In August, we actually met. We went rock climbing at the gym and a few hikes, and we were fast friends.

She’s been engaged to her fiancé since last February, and needed her engagement photos done so we could work on her save the dates. She’s planning on getting married in January 2018 back in her home near Seattle, Washington. She and Jay love to go skiing and play in the snow, as well as camping and hiking during the warmer months. She was actually a ski instructor back in Washington!

When a big storm came through the canyons in December, we weren’t scared off by all of the snow dumping! When we arrived about halfway up Big Cottonwood Canyon, the “snow” was more like rain that melted instantly. So we did some shots in the tree cover and decided to travel up to the top of the canyon for real snow. We went to the Silver Lake area, which apparently turns into snowshoe & cross country skiing during the winter and requires a pass for entry. We took photos next to the building, and it turned out perfectly— a winter wonderland!

Hannah & Jay had a snowball fight, cuddled in the snow, and watched me fall face-first into the snow, camera and all! Oops!

Their “thing” after skiing is eating fries & drinking coffee, so we stopped at Silver Lake Lodge and took photos near their fireplace while Jay fed Hannah fries. When we were finally done, we took some photos of them snuggling in the cover of the lodge. It was a perfect, Hannah & Jay type of day!

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Carlos {Salt Lake City Headshot Photographer}

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Carlos found be via Instagram over the summer. In the fall, he reached out wanting to have professional photos done for his modeling portfolio. He’s originally from the Dominican Republic, but then moved to Florida — my home state! — and then to Salt Lake City, Utah for his master’s degree.

He wanted to be able to get a few different looks and outfits in for his shots, so we chose Wheeler Farm in Murray. It happened to be Election Day, so the parking lot was very busy but the actual grounds weren’t too populated. He’s such a fun-loving individual and he was a natural at modeling!

You can find him on his Instagram here!

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-Hilary