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Short & Sweet Family Mini Sessions | Utah Senior Portraits

Short & Sweet Family Mini Sessions | Utah Senior Portraits

Back by popular demand, it’s time for Short & Sweet Family Mini Sessions!

This year, there will be two options! Take your pick of Fall Colors or Winter Snow & Pine.

Open to a very limited number of families and designed for 4-6 people. Spend 20 minutes in a gorgeous country location with me and my camera. You’ll receive at least 15 images via a download link and a print release.

While you’re at it, holiday cards are the perfect add-on. Heavily discounted if purchased at the same time as your session. You’ll receive a link to an online catalog to choose your design. We’ll customize your message, add your gorgeous images, and send them to press.

Gorgeous family portraits AND holiday cards checked off the list. Boom!

FALL COLORS – SEPTEMBER 30

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WINTER SNOW & PINE – DECEMBER 2

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Click here to reserve your spot. You’ll receive an information packet with a what to wear guide, directions to our location and more.

 

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Kathryn, Judge Memorial Catholic High School | Utah Senior Portraits

Kathryn, Judge Memorial Catholic High School | Utah Senior Portraits

Kathryn graduated from Juan Diego Catholic High School last year. We took her senior portraits early last spring right when the snow melted.

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Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

Juan Diego High School | Utah Senior Portrait | Salt Lake Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Volleyball |

 

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5 Steps to Reduce Flyaway Hair

5 Steps to Reduce Flyaway Hair
In preparation for your senior portraits, there are some tips and tricks to help you feel and look your best. Here are 5 steps to reduce flyaway hair!
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Flyaway hair is a product of frizzy dry hair or static in the hair. To reduce flyaway hair during clothing changes or the humidity in the air, follow these steps to ensure
no flyaways on your picture day!
1. Wash
Wash with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner like “Purelogy Hydrate” (good for all hair types)
2. Condition
Condition damp hair with a light spray of leave in conditioner. “Its a 10” is a great one.
3. Before Styling
While styling, use a smoothing product like “Unite Blow and Set” before drying your hair (always dry your hair with the dryer pointing down your hair shaft to not frizz the cuticle)
4. Styling
After you curl or straighten your hair depending on the look, finish by coating the palms of your hands with “Kuene Shaping Fibers”.
5. Finish
Finish with a working hairspray like “Kenra Platinum Working Hairspray 14” so your hair will move in the photos but NOT look like a helmet head
Quick on set tricks – to reduce fly aways on location:
1. Spray a toothbrush with hairspray and lightly push them in.
2. A thin layer of hand lotion on your palms and lightly wipe the flyaway down
3. Put a dryer sheet over/into a hairbrush and brush lightly
4. If it’s a curly fly away, scrunch with a dryer sheet

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Rachel | Utah Headshot Photographer

Rachel | Utah Headshot Photographer

Summer break awesome because sometimes I get to see my past senior clients and take their headshots! Rachel and I headed downtown to get some updated portfolio shots.

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Urban Headshots

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Urban Headshots

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BOOKING YOUR HEAD SHOTS: Fresh on-location headshots. To book your session, call [801-870-4132] or email me.

SENIOR PORTRAIT CATALOG: Get your exclusive Senior Portrait Catalog! It has everything you’ll need for the perfect senior portrait experience. Get tips on hair and makeup, what to wear, and much more! Get yours when you book your session with me.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: I have an amazing selection of graduation announcements. They are printed full color, two sides and include envelopes. We will customize them to fit your session perfectly, from the copy to the colors. Catalogs are available in February with all of the latest designs.

SNOW SESSIONS: Snow sessions are here! I’m excited to bundle up with my camera and play in the snow with you! Get in touch for dates available.

SOCIAL: To keep up with the latest announcements and deals, come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Miranda & Elyse, Judge Memorial High | Utah Senior Portraits

Miranda & Elyse, Judge Memorial High | Utah Senior Portraits

Miranda & Elyse are Judge Memorial High School Seniors. This was a first for me. Twins AND Judge Memorial.

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CLASS OF 2016: The search for 2016 Senior Models is on! Being part of the ANP Senior Model Team is EASY & FUN & LUCRATIVE. I’ve created an amazing program complete with a styled group photo shoot, the opportunity to earn your personalized boutique senior portrait session, and cold, hard cash. This will be an experience you won’t want to miss. Click here to apply!

UPCOMING STUDIO SESSIONS: Studio sessions will be announced soon! Keep your eyes open for dates.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: I have an amazing selection of graduation announcements. They are printed full color, two sides and include envelopes. We will customize them to fit your session perfectly, from the copy to the colors. You can see them here.

SNOW SESSIONS: Snow sessions are just around the corner! I’m excited to bundle up with my camera and play in the snow with you! Get in touch for dates available.

SOCIAL: To keep up with the latest announcements and deals, come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Jessica | Utah Fall Portraits

Jessica | Utah Fall Portraits

I have absolutely loved photographing Jessica over the years. So I was excited when she scheduled me again this year.

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When she laughs

When she laughs

When she laughs, she has my heart.

I took Jos out for a little birthday shoot. There was a lovely patch of purple wildflowers on the side of the road near our home. We have been admiring them for a days.

What you see here aren’t the perfectly posed pictures we captured.  Instead, here is Joclyn’s heart and soul. She is happiness, laughter, silliness and love.

Can you hear it?

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What would I do without this precious soul in my life? And yes, she absolutely fell off of that rock in a fit of laughter.

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Lone Peak Best Friends Shoot | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Lone Peak Best Friends Shoot | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

These two cute Lone Peak High School Cheerleaders were the winner of my Best Friends contest I ran on Instagram. I loved seeing all of the submissions coming in, but Bailey and Kaitlyn’s stood out because it was in one of my favorite places on earth – Lake Powell!

With an astounding 912 votes, check out this adorable winning image HERE.

Meet Bailey and Kaitlyn, two of the most fun girls around.

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Thanks girls, for such a fun morning! And again, I apologize profusely for telling you to cowboy up and ignore the cold.  😉 What do you expect from a farmer’s daughter?

BOOKING YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS: So, for those of you who are awesome enough to read all the way down here, guess what? It’s your lucky day. Tell me you saw this and get 50% off your booking fee for a senior portrait session in the snow. Your reading prowess just paid off, yo. Give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: I have a lot of great printed products for you to order from wall prints and albums to graduation announcements. You can see them here.

SOCIAL: Come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Miklain and Lexi Best Friends | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Miklain and Lexi Best Friends | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

A few months ago, I ran a Best Friends contest on Instagram. It was AMAZING to see floods of best friend pictures coming in, but there was one that made me tear up a little. Which, for those of you who know me really well, know that it doesn’t make much to make me cry. Netflix even knows this – it says my taste in movies is “Emotional.”

But I digress.  The picture was of two lacrosse players in a victorious embrace that could only be between two best friends. Check it out HERE.

Meet Mikalin and Lexi, two of the most amazing girls around. We headed up the canyon for a walk through my personal favorite winter wonderland. And we were so stoked to have had a big storm the day before and loads of fresh powder.

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These pictures make me giggle every time I look at them. It’s no secret that Utah has the best snow on earth. It’s wonderful dry powder that lets you sail down the mountain. One thing it’s not good for? Building snowmen.  Bwahahaha. But they gave it a good shot.

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Thanks girls, for such a fun afternoon!!!!

BOOKING YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS: So, for those of you who are awesome enough to read all the way down here, guess what? It’s your lucky day. Tell me you saw this and get 50% off your booking fee for a senior portrait session in the snow. Your reading prowess just paid off, yo. Give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: I have a lot of great printed products for you to order from wall prints and albums to graduation announcements. You can see them here.

2015 SENIOR MODELS: Are you interested in being a Senior Model for 2015? If you’re hardworking, responsible, well connected and want to fun way to earn cash, I’d love you to apply! I’ll be accepting applications until January 31.

SOCIAL: Come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Samantha, Horses and Snow | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Samantha, Horses and Snow | Utah Senior Portrait Photography

Snow and Horses. I have been dying to photograph a senior in the snow with a horse. So, I did what any photographer would do, and put out a plea to the Insta-world for someone to help make my winter dreams come true. It’s a tall order, I thought to myself. How many girls with horses who are willing to freeze their tooshies off are even following me on Instagram? Crazy enough, within 5 minutes I had around 20 responses! Who knew there were so many awesome people ready to hang out with their horse and my camera?

Samantha was the first to email, so we met 2 days later during a light snowstorm to photograph her and her beautiful horse. I couldn’t have hoped for a better model. Thank you, Samantha!!

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I am in love with senior portrait sessions in the snow. When I was a senior, I begged my father (also a photographer) to take my senior portraits in the snow. It was a hard sell. It’s cold…..and it’s cold. He begrudgingly obliged and I quickly dragged him out of the house before he could change his mind. I was wearing a bright red sweater, borrowed from a friend, and cute mittens. They are my very favorite pictures of me yet.

So, I guess what I’m saying is – let’s take your senior portraits in the snow, people!

BOOKING YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS: So, for those of you who are awesome enough to read all the way down here, guess what? It’s your lucky day. Tell me you saw this and get 50% off your booking fee for a senior portrait session in the snow. It just paid off, didn’t it? Give me a call [801-870-4132] or email me.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: I have a lot of great printed products for you to order from wall prints and albums to graduation announcements. You can see them here.

2015 SENIOR MODELS: Are you interested in being a Senior Rep for 2015? If you’re hardworking, responsible, well connected and want to fun way to earn cash, I’d love you to apply! I’ll be accepting applications until January 31.

SOCIAL: Come hang with me on Instagram and Facebook.

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