Superheroes and a Whole Lot o’ Color

Festival of ColorsI started out this past weekend totally bummed because the weather messed up a shoot on Friday that I was over the moon excited for and it looked like Saturday was going to be iffy as well. I woke up Saturday and headed for Spanish Fork hoping for the best and was rewarded for my optimism by a smiling universe that proceeded to grant me a truly spectacular day.

First stop the Utah Festival of Colors. I have been wanting to go to this for ages but have never made it before. It is absolutely delightful. My friend Josh and I made it for the 1 p.m. color throwing. I decided to stay up on the balcony because I wanted a shot from above of the colors being thrown in the air. I only took my little point and shoot camera. This year was for scouting, I’ll probably take my back-up DSLR next year. If you haven’t been you need to go. It is so much fun!
p.s. wear old clothes 🙂

Josh’s head was a total chalk magnet. People loved throwing color at him, it was hysterical.
As we were walking back to the car we kept getting the funniest looks, it took a bit to realize everyone was staring at his head.

Next up was the ProvoCreative Superhero shoot. It was cloudy and cold but oh so fun. Here are just a couple of my favorite shots from the day.

I love hangin’ out with fellow photogs. It’s so fun to have days like this where you just shoot to play and get the creative juices flowing.

By the time I got home I was so exhausted I could barely move but it was that fantastic good kind of tired. Such a great day!! 🙂

The Froerer Family (Utah Family Photography)

I am SO excited about this session! I love pictures in the snow but find it strangely hard to talk people into doing them, so sad. Luckily my friend Jamie wanted to take her families pictures in the snow so it was a perfect match! We were thinking about doing colorful scarves and hats (which I would still love to do hint hint lovely friends) but I love the colors they chose. We’ve actually been watching the weather since last fall, literally! We wanted fresh snow and that’s harder to coordinate than you might think. So last week when it stormed we threw this session together and I love how it turned out!

This is actually the last photo I took but it represents a triumph for me so I’m starting with it. Yes, there is a little photoshop magic going on but I’m not tellin’ what exactly. 🙂 They were all such troopers. By now they are freezing, especially the youngest. I love hand holding to show connection between family members but it’s also awfully handy when your little girl is about to cry because her hands are so cold. I’m so sorry sweetheart, you did great!

I love when kids look like themselves in pictures. I absolutely love how she is standing because it’s so “her”. As soon as she stood like this I was like “DON’T MOVE, you’re perfect!” and then I had to happy dance when I saw the shot.

I love this picture because he’s in this awesome perfect kid hut place that we found. You can’t see as well from the picture but it is the perfect boy spot, heck I wanted to crawl in there and start building a fort. It was just the perfect spot for him. I know they’ll most likely pick a different shot for the wall portrait but I had to post this one ’cause it makes me happy.

Hahaha, I probably don’t have to explain this one. I’ve known these kids for ages and they are a riot, I wanted to do a shot of them just being themselves and having fun.

SO cute, look at you two. I’m not sure I’ve ever been able to get Nick smiling this much, I had to make them laugh and shoot fast. Happy, happy, happy!

And now the greatest triumph shot. There are not words for how much I love this picture. This is my third time photographing this family but I’ve done the children twice more and I’ve never been able to get this little cutie to smile like this. She’s cold, and tired, and so done but she was patient enough to give me just a couple more shots and it’s the best I’ve ever taken of her. Her Mom and I were both so excited I can’t wait for Jamie to see these, I’m over the moon!

I love my job!