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29Jun/111

Shore Photography | Portrait Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Shore Photography
  • Located in: Leicestershire, UK
  • Started in: 2007
  • Status: Part Time whilst I am at University
  • Types of Photography: Wedding, Portraits, Families, Kids, Nature and Scenery, Cars
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Nikon D50, favourite lens - 1.8 50mm
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I got interviewed on national TV at a baseball game in Texas because I was English and had never eaten peanuts from a shell.

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I am a 20 year old University student from Leicester, UK and started off when I was 16 photographing weddings with my Dad. Since then, I have gained my own reputation and clients and continue to do so. I love journalist photography - those photographs where you just had to be at the right place at the right time, Harry Benson being one of those photographers that I truly admire. People would be my favourite to photograph over scenery and nature because I love how different everyone looks! From the old to the young, rich to the poor - I will never get bored of it. However, since getting my Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens, I have found a growing love for all things natural and scenic.

I have travelled a fair amount for someone my age, climbed the 4 highest mountains in the UK and Ireland, Ben Nevis in Scotland being the most enjoyable, but have only been to the states once where I went to Texas for a month which was an incredible experience

At University, I am studying an art and craft course which I thoroughly enjoy, but hope one day to be a teacher or, of course, a full time photographer.

28Jun/110

Jenisse Photography | Portrait Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Jenisse Decker (Jenisse Photography)
  • Located in: Provo, UT
  • Started in: 2005
  • Status: Hobbiest
  • Types of Photography: Senior, Family, Wedding, Portrait, Creative Concepts
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 60D, 50mm 1.8
  • Interesting Personal Fact: Featured on 365project.org

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I started photography as a hobby when I was 15 and grew to love it.  All through high school I was determined on being a professional photographer. After many photo shoots for my friends and family, I was able to have a website made for all my work. In 2009, I decided photography was just a hobby rather than a career. I changed my major at UVU to Deaf Studies, where I studied signed language for 4 years. Then I decided that wasn't for me either. So now I'm settled on Graphic Design and Web Development, with photography still a major hobby. I still take pictures for any one who needs them, just at a very low cost, because I'm not trying to make a living off of it. I don't charge little because I'm not good at what I do, but because honestly I just love doing it, and would like to be paid just a little for my time that would have normally been spent at work. I've recently gotten into creative concepts with my brother Clint, Louish Pixel, and strobism. I still prefer natural light though. Now that I'm 20, Ive decided to start shooting weddings. Ive been very blessed with my talent and the opportunities that have come with it. I feel very special to be featured on All The Photographer's blog! I just love photography and post production! There's not much else to say!

27Jun/1115

Grin And Share It Photo | Family Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Tessa Desharnais / Grin & Share It Photography
  • Located in: San Diego, CA
  • Started in: 2008
  • Status: Full Time
  • Types of Photography: Child & Family Photography, Newborns, Maternity & Senior Portraits
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Nikon D700 / I couldn't function without my 50mm 1.4
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I have an obsession with flip flops & watches. I'm sure my husband would say that I have far too many of both!

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Being a professional photographer was never on my radar, even though I've been taking pictures my whole life. I always say that I was forced into it by the Moms in my daughter's playgroup, and now I can't thank them enough for believing in me more than I believed in myself!! After I shot my first paid session, I called my husband immediately and said, "THIS is what I am SUPPOSED to be doing!" I am forever grateful that I get paid to do what I love and love what I do. I think it shows in my work.

I have an addiction to Starbucks. Seriously, I'm not sure what they put in their chai tea lattes, but if I don't have one every.single.morning, my family doesn't like me very much :)

I suppose you can say that I am a bit of a late bloomer since I didn't meet my husband until I was 32, had my first child at 33, became a photographer at 38, and had my second child at 39. And you know what, I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!

24Jun/110

Janica LaRea Photography | Family Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Janica Ellsworth / Janica LaRae Photography
  • Located in: American Fork, Utah
  • Started in: Digital -May 2010; Film – March 2011
  • Status: Part Time
  • Types of Photography: Portrait, starting into Weddings
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon EOS 1v / 50mm 1.4
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I've had the same toe ring for 5 years straight and have never taken it off :)

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Short Bio -

Like many, I've always adored photography and grew up with a point and shoot almost always tucked in my pocket or bag. It just never crossed my mind to learn the techniques or even do it as a part time job. It was one of those things to me, that seemed out of my reach. I was constantly searching through photographer's sites and my husband noticed it. He surprised me with a DSLR for my birthday 3 days after my first son was born and told me it was time for me to be able to learn! Almost a year later, I became intrigued with film photography; the look, process, post-process, etc... and jumped in head first and have been shooting pretty much 100% film since March and have LOVED it. My favorite is the fact that photography in general is a never ending journey of learning and progressing!

23Jun/110

Laurel Parker | Senior Portrait Photography

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  • Name: Laurel Parker
  • Business Name: Mama Laurel’s Photography
  • Started in: Summer 2010
  • Status: Part-time
  • Types of Photography: I enjoy all kinds of photography; however, my very favorites are weddings and high school seniors!
  • Primary Camera/Favorite Lens: Nikon D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70mm 2.8
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I have won several cooking contests for my mad cheesecake baking skills, resulting in prizes of trips, dinners, and kitchenware.  The funny part is that I have made up all the recipes in my head and submitted them to be judged before I ever tried cooking them myself!

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It is an honor to be highlighted on you website, because some of my very favorite photographers have been featured here in the past.  I have loved photography since I was just a little girl, but it wasn’t until I had a family of my own that my opportunities to begin shooting and experimenting with photography became more serious.  Now that my six children are mostly grown, with the youngest being 14, I have more time to pursue things that I really love to do in addition to being a mom, and photography is it!  My family is relieved beyond measure, since I no longer have my camera stuck in their face for every event that they are involved in.  I am able to get my photography fix on other people now!

When I was young, my family did a lot of traveling overseas.  My mother trusted me enough with her camera that I became the designated photographer on many of our trips.  On one occasion, when I was about 9 or 10, a plane we were flying in over Africa was asked to delay landing for some unknown reason.  To pass the time, the pilot flew the plane around the top of Mount Kilimanjaro a couple of times, and my mother handed over the camera for me to start shooting.  I took an entire roll of images through the plane’s window and they came out beautifully.  To this day, one of those photos is enlarged and framed in my parents home.  Ever since that experience, I have always felt like I was capable of taking a pretty good picture!

I enjoy all kinds of photography, but focusing on individuals and couples is my favorite thing to do.  That’s why I love to shoot wedding photography, as well as high school seniors.  They are by far the most fun to be with.  They have to many interesting things to talk about and such big dreams to share.

I have enjoyed creating my business, and am continually trying to learn all that I can to improve my skills.  I prefer not to get locked into one kind of style, but I tend to be drawn to rich and vibrant colors, and I absolutely love a slightly over-processed look to my editing.  If you are ever in Salt Lake City and are looking for a photographer, look me up and let’s go have some fun!

22Jun/110

Jake Garn | Whimsical Fashion

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  • Name / Business Name: Jake Garn
  • Located in: Layton, Utah (just outside Salt Lake City)
  • Started in: High School (1995ish), really got underway in 2002
  • Status: Part Time Hobbiest
  • Types of Photography: Whimsical Fashion
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 5D Mark II - loving the 50mm 1.2L lately
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I shoot as a hobby, for work I own a restaurant. I love sharing my love of photography and especially love educating and inspiring other photographers... I'm in the process of launching a monthly online photography course/workshop at www.shootforlove.com

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Short Bio - from a friend

Jake has been filled with an insatiable need to create for as long as he can remember, whether it was a drawing, building a fort, or even writing stand-up comedy. The photography bug was planted in the mid-nineties during a simple Introduction to Photography course. The dark room, the camera, the chemicals all screamed out with possibilities and the next year when Layton High School added a computer lab, complete with the extraordinarily advanced Adobe Photoshop (version 2.5) a long term love-affair was set. As photography meandered it’s way into the digital age the format became increasingly custom-tailored to Jake’s love of instant gratification and attention-deficit tendencies.

Purchasing his first digital SLR camera in 2002 began the transformation of photography from a casual hobby into a bit of an obsession.

Jake Garn is a published photographer and international award winning photographer, but photography is not a full-time profession. More of a passionate hobby. Jake Garn is co-owner/operator of Corbin’s Grille, a steak and seafood restaurant just north of Salt Lake City and a marketing consultant for a select group of clients.

21Jun/110

Memory Montage Photography | Wedding Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Memory Montage Photography
  • Located in: Yakima, WA
  • Started in: 2008
  • Status: Full Time for both Tavis & Amy
  • Types of Photography: Our focus is weddings, but we also photograph seniors, families & engagements.
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 5D mk ii / 50mm 1.2L
  • Interesting Personal Fact: We go to Starbucks at least once per day :)

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Short Bio - Word from the Photographer

We are a husband and wife photographer team and we are absolutely passionate about people & photography.  We are seekers of God, creative expression and adventure. We were married in 2008, graduated from CWU in 2010, and we love to travel the world.

Our photography style is eclectic. We prefer a combo of uniquely posed portraits with candid snapshots. Photojournalistic, modern, and fresh. We specialize in creating timeless images of genuine laughter, candid emotions, and real fun.

20Jun/110

Photography By Donna Kay | Lifestyle Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: DonnaKay Johnson / Photography by DonnaKay
  • Located in: Shelby, NC (greater Charlotte area)
  • Started in: 2011
  • Status: Full Time
  • Types of Photography: Lifestyle: newborns, children, maternity, family...also commercial, nature and landscape
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 7D/50mm f/1.2; 85mm f/1.2; 70-200mm f/2.8; 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I'm shy and have major anxiety over being around new people or groups -- yet I've gone into a profession that has me around both, and I LOVE it!

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Short Bio - Word from the Photographer

I have 3 grown kids - now in the their 20's - so I know how quickly time passes, and how important it is to have the special moments recorded. My parents gave me my first 35 mm camera when I graduated high school, and I think I must have spent every extra penny I had after that on film and developing. I have boxes and boxes of photos of my kids as babies and toddlers, and too many photo books to even count. So, I guess I've been "into" photography for quite a while. I got my first DSLR - a Canon 20D - about 7 years ago. I would subscribe to all of the photography magazines, and read every book I could get my hands on. But while my kids were still growing up I never found the "right time" to really pursue my passion for photography. Still, I was always with my camera, taking pictures all the time. Suddenly, though, it seemed my kids were grown, and I reached a real point of finally having the time to fully pursue my dreams. So despite some anxiety - I started classes to learn my camera better... and from there it just blossomed. Now I am shooting with a Canon 7D, have more lenses and equipment than I could ever use, and rarely will you catch me without my camera. I'm sure some of that could also be from my extreme love of camera purses... I think I have them all!! When I got serious about starting a photography business, I had to do it all by the rules: taxes, licensing, logo, branding...even making sure I didn't break any copyright rules with the music I play on my website!

Lifestyle would be the best way to describe my photography style. I'm not crazy about the studio-look photographs, although I do have a studio in my home with backdrops and lighting - the works. I do realize there is a need and desire for the traditional, but it's not where my heart is nudged the most. My favorite photos are always the ones of the special moments... the photos that you almost feel you need to look away from, as if you are intruding on a special moment. Those are the photos that I find in the frames in my house, and the ones that my kids always pick as their favorites of themselves and each other from growing up. I love to capture moments that show more than just a picture, but rather tell a story...The ones that evoke emotion and make you want to keep looking over and over again. My heart melts with every newborn photography shoot that I am blessed enough to do. I fall in love with every new baby! And with every photo shoot - whether it's a family, business, maternity, etc. - I feel I come away with a new friend. That's the best part of the job - meeting the people, getting to know them and hopefully capturing their moments that will last for a lifetime. It is truly a blessing to get to do what I'm doing -- and I have been blessed in return meeting so many wonderful people.

17Jun/113

Missy B Photography | Newborn Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Melissa Benzinger, Missy B Photography
  • Located in: Walnut Creek, CA (25 miles East of San Francisco)
  • Started in: Feb 2011
  • Status: (Full Time, Part Time, Hobbiest, etc) Part Time
  • Types of Photography: Newborn, Child & Family Photography
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Love my Canon 50mm for newborns but my all around go to lens is my Tamron 17-50mm
  • Interesting Personal Fact: When I’m not behind the lens, I work as a San Francisco Police Officer in the Bayview/Hunters Point District

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I grew up around photography. I can remember growing up and thinking my Mom’s Canon AE1 was the coolest
thing ever and took every opportunity to be a big girl and use it. As I got older I became “that girl,” the one behind
the lens capturing every Birthday party, Christmas, Bridal Shower and every social event in between.

I remember the days of film, taking my prints to the lab and anxiously waiting for them to come back. Every time
it was like opening a present, sometimes you’d get photos that were like the socks you get from your Aunt, but
every once in a while you’d get the awesome radio control car or video game you’d been obsessing over all year.
Those photos are what always kept me excited about photography-the ability to capture that awesome moment
and preserve it in time forever. When digital first arrived I was a skeptic but now I’m in love- there’s nothing like
the satisfaction of finishing a shoot and literally running through your front door & loading that card to see how
the photos turned out.

When I had my son last July, I took photos constantly; it was amazing to see the changes in him every day.
As I began posting photos of him, friends started to ask me if I’d take photos of their family, baby or child. I
finally decided this lifelong passion was more than just a hobby. I never would have known how many steps it
takes to start a business; branding, taxes, licenses etc. I got it all squared away and officially launched Missy B
Photography in February of 2011 & I’ve been snapping ever since!

I love working with families and especially love being able to hold little tiny newborns and capture those first few
days when they are so fresh & new. With every shoot my goal is to create beautiful photographs that capture true
emotion and personality that I hope will be treasured for years to come!

15Jun/110

Rebecca Connolly Photography | Portrait

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  • Name / Business Name: Rebecca Connolly Photography
  • Located in: Willoughby, NSW, Australia
  • Started in: 2011
  • Status:  Part-Time
  • Types of Photography: newborn, babies and children
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 500D (about to upgrade to the 5D Mark II / 50mm 1.4
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I have a phobia of birds - spiders and snakes are ok, but I am scared of birds!

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I am Rebecca. I am a mother of 3 wonderful kids. I was lucky enough to be given my first camera by my parents for my 11th birthday. I still remember my excitement at finishing my first roll of film. Although many of my images were probably blurry, I was ecstatic and intrigued about the ability to capture a moment in time in a photograph. When my first child was born, I became interested in digital scrapbooking and created an album documenting her first year of life. This activity led me back to my love of photography. Quite simply, I wanted to be able to take beautiful pictures of my beautiful children. As my photography skills improved, I started taking photographs of the children of my friends and family. Soon I started receiving more requests for my photography and so my business was born.

My style of photography is true to my original objective – I want to give other mothers beautiful photographs of their children. Ultimately, I hope that my photographs will be loved and treasured by my clients long after their children have grown up.

14Jun/110

Morgan Photography | Portrait

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  • Name / Business Name: Jill Marlow/Morgan Photography
  • Located in: Flathead County, Montana
  • Started in: 1999
  • Status: Full time
  • Types of Photography: Wedding and all other types of portrait
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Nikon D200/50mm
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I am a life long vegetarian. :)

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Short Bio - Word from the Photographer

I LOVE my job! I used to take sheets and hang them from closet doors to take pictures of my little cousins in front of when I was a little girl. I continued to have a love of photography growing up and was the editor for the yearbook in high school. From there I went on to go to a photography school and start my business. I strive to make my clients feel comfortable and have fun! I love every type of photography from the newborn babies to the 50th Anniversary parties!

10Jun/110

Cold Creek Studios | Motorsport

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  • Name / Business Name:Ken Spurgin /Cold Creek Studios
  • Located in: Cottonwood Heights, Utah
  • Started in: 1978
  • Status: Full time
  • Types of Photography: MotorSports, Architectural, Industrial and Product
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Sony a-500 / 75-300mm
  • Interesting Personal Fact: Going around in circles makes me sick !

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Buildings and Cars can’t yell at you ! Love the HotRod culture and MotorSports.

Love to shoot anything that goes fast ! Cut my teeth on moving objects in the USN shooting aircraft.

Started shooting film back in the late 70’s on a Pentax K1000. Developed my own shots for many years. Entered the digital era with a Olympus E-500, loved that camera until it landed on the Salt Flats one afternoon, never worked again.

9Jun/110

Stephanie Sunderland Photography – Wedding Photography

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  • Name: Stephanie Sunderland
  • Business Name: Stephanie Sunderland Photography
  • Located in: Lehi, Utah
  • Started in: 2009
  • Status: Full Time
  • Types of Photography: Portrait, Weddings.
  • Primary Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II
  • Interesting Personal Fact: Also loves interior decorating

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My name is Stephanie Sunderland but feel free to call me Steph. I have been photographing for almost 2 years now and I have never been so happy. It is truly a blessing to be able to do this and call it my job.
I fell in love with photography during my first semester as a freshman in college. Having no idea what I wanted to major in I decided to take a photo class just for fun. Little did I know that course would change my life. After discovering the passion and love I possessed for photography I knew I couldn’t do anything else. I have been photographing ever since…

7Jun/112

Rafael Sotomayor Photography | Wedding Photography

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  • Name / Business Name: Rafael Sotomayor Photography
  • Located in: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Started in: 1988
  • Status: Full time
  • Types of Photography: Wedding and Portrait photography
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon 5D, I have several lens but 70-200mm 2.8L IS is my favorite!

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Short Bio- Done by a friend

  • Light and Passion are good words to describe the way Rafael feels about photography. His roots are in portrait and wedding photography. He currently makes his career in wedding and children photography. Rafael has a natural, hands off approach, which allows his subjects to relax and allows him to capture the heart and soul of the moment. Rafael is a native of Bayamon,Puerto Rico. He travels the country attending photography seminars to quench his thirst for knowledge. Rafael continues to distinguish himself in many photographic fields and truly feels he has a gift, a gift he loves to share. Currently, he photographs about twenty weddings a year.

6Jun/110

Abbie Rufener | Family Photography

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  • Name: Abbie Rufener – Abbie Rufener Photography
  • Located in: Arlington, VA
  • Started in: April 2009
  • Status: (Full Time, Part Time, Hobbiest, etc) Part-time
  • Types of Photography: Families, children, newborn, maternity
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Nikon D90, 24-70 2.8
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I love traveling, food, and family.

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“My many loves in life include: good food, traveling, Paris, my family, cooking, running, reading, and finding the beauty that is around me. When I started my business 2 years ago I didn’t realize that I would meet so many amazing people with incredible stories and backgrounds. Photography has brought me so much joy and my goal is to bring joy to my clients when they see the finished results of a session.”

1Jun/112

ljholloway photography | Portrait

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  • Name/ Business Name: Lisa Holloway / ljholloway photography
  • Started in: 2007
  • Status: Part Time
  • Types of Photography: Maternity, newborns, babies, kids, families, and high school seniors
  • Primary CAmera / Favorite Lens: Canon 5d Mark ii and the 85mm 1.2L, though I just picked up the 70-200mm 2.8L II and am excited to test the waters with that as well!
  • Interesting Personal Fact: WE're expecting our 9th child around Halloween

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I’m Lisa...a 34 year old stay at home mom to 8 (soon to be 9!) children and a wife to my sweet husband, Jeff. I love traveling, camping, hiking, archaeology, studying ancient civilizations and their cultures, cooking (especially things exotic and unusual), and spending time with my family. Oh, AND photography...how could I forget that! I LOVE photography!

I graduated from high school in 1994 and enlisted in the United States Navy. I went through their Nuclear Power Program, which was a huge challenge, but also such a growing time in my life. After my time in the Navy, I became a mother, and have been a stay at home mom ever since. Our kids range in age from 13 on down to 1, with another expected this fall.

My start in photography is a pretty typical one. When Adrian (kiddo #5) came along in 2006, I suddenly had the urge to take better pictures of my own children. I’ve always been artistic, so this was a perfect creative outlet for me. It all started on a birth board I was part of. We had a little photography group and would post pics, give each other tips and critique, and work on different techniques. It all grew from there! What started out as a little hobby soon grew into a full fledged passion. It’s the perfectionist in me! I am not happy until things are *just right*...and obviously, photography is one of those things in which you never stop learning or growing, so here I am today, still plugging away. When I realized that all of those amazing lenses and other photography related equipment didn’t come cheap, my ‘hobby’ slowly morphed into a money making business. I do this very part time as my large family takes up most of my time. Thankfully, I have a very supportive husband and family. My 12 year old daughter has become a wonderful assistant, reflector holder, little kid smile inducer, and test model herself. I couldn’t do it without their support!

That’s me, in a nutshell! I look forward to many more years doing the things I love, enjoying life, and helping others capture amazing images and memories of their loved ones.

27Oct/102

Scott Jarvie

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  • Located in: Lehi, Utah
  • Started in: 2005
  • Status: Full Time Professional (as of 2007)
  • Types of Photography: Primary: Wedding. Others: Travel, Portrait, Concert, Family Lifestyle
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Nikon D700 / Nikon 70-200 2.8
  • Interesting Personal Fact: Speaks 5 languages and studied a dozen.

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A Word From the Photographer:

You can read more about how I got into photography on a post I wrote here:

I keep very busy doing weddings and enjoy doing them a lot.
One of my big passions is in traveling and I'm lucky that weddings take me all over the country.
I take a lot of travel pictures but will need to wait until later down the road to find time to do much with them.

I feel very thankful that I am able to make a good living doing full time the thing I love to do.
I love that it means helping people and providing a valuable service.

I try to make my blog a great place to come and learn things about photography and see what I'm up to in my own photography.

Scott Jarvie

29Sep/106

Crystal Smith | Wedding Photography

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  • Name: Crystal Smith - Envision Image Photography
  • Located in: Clinton, UT
  • Started in: 2008
  • Status: Full Time
  • Types of Photography: I shoot primarily weddings, though I do a little of everything when asked! :)
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: I shoot a Nikon d90 (though there's a d700 on the horizon!) and my primary lens is a Tamron 28-75mm 2.8.  My favorite lens to rent is, by far, the Nikkor 70-200mm.  Its amazing.
  • Interesting Personal Fact: Outside of photography, I love to write fiction.

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I am a twenty-something wife and mother.  That always comes first. I love art, especially the pre-raphaelite movement (Dicksee, Waterhouse and Leighton are a few favorites), and the "Golden Age of Illustration" (think Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielson and, of course, Maxfield Parrish) and many others.I studied art in high school, earning the Sterling Scholar in art for my school.  I then attended Weber State University on a full tuition art scholarship. After a year of art overload, I quit the art program in favor of my second love, English literature...I love fairy tales.  If WSU had had a folklore major, I might have considered that.  What I would have done with it is another thing entirely...I'd probably still be a photographer.   Who happened to know a lot about folklore. :)

I married my high school sweetheart.  We've been together nearly 10 years, married for 5 (though 2 of those dating years we spent apart while he served a mission to Canada for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  And yes, I wrote him the whole time.)  We have one little boy who is almost 2.  He probably is the most gorgeous being to ever walk the planet.I don't mind looking like a big geek most of the time.  I've embraced it, actually.  Looking cool isn't worth the effort!Last but not least, I love my job.  I grew up drawing princesses and princes and castles, and somehow found a job that lets me work with the closest modern equivalent to that every day. Plus I am a hopeless romantic.  Love moves me.  Intensity, vulnerability, contentment, passion, jubilation, serenity, joy...all things I get to witness every day when I'm shooting these young couples before and on their wedding day.  Can there be anything better? Photography, for me, was an almost accidental offshoot of my art background, but once I picked up that camera, everything fell right into place.I write in my spare time. (When I have spare time!)  Currently I'm working on a novel that may never see the light of day, but I don't really mind.  It makes me happy. :)

 

15Sep/104

Ali Hohn | Portrait Photography

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  • Name: Ali Hohn Ali Hohn Photography and Rock That OCF
  • Located in: Minnesota
  • Started in: 2006
  • Status: Full Time
  • Types of Photography: Seniors, newborns, babies, families and commercial
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: 5D Mark II and 70-200 IS L
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I got married to my husband when I was 21 and I only knew him for 9 months when we got married. We have now been married for 9 years. :)

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I have been shooting now for 4 years. I started when my daughter was almost 3 months old. I have no idea why I started a business when I had a newborn! Anyway, I've gone from working in my garage to a tiny studio in our old town house to building a home just for the studio and now in a retail studio place.

I absolutely love what I do for a living. I don't feel like it's a job. Well, maybe except during crazy season.

I also teach off camera flash to people all over the world. I've been to Australia, Salt Lake City 3 times and going for a 4th, Michigan twice, Las Vegas, Florida, New Orleans and going to be going to Sacramento in October.

I enjoy teaching photographers and meeting so many amazing people! I met Scott Jarvie thru my adventures in traveling and teaching!

10Sep/100

Corey Luke Photography | Portrait & Event Photography

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  • Name: Corey Luke Photography
  • Located in: Lehi, Utah
  • Started in: 2008
  • Status: Part Time
  • Types of Photography: Portrait & Event
  • Primary Camera / Favorite Lens: Canon EOS 1DMkIII / 70-200L
  • Interesting Personal Fact: I have personally owned over 26 different vehicles.

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Short Bio - Word from the Photographer

Corey started in photography when he took a photography class and was a photog for his senior yearbook in high school. The camera he used then and still uses on occasion now is a Pentax K1000. In fact one of the speedlites he uses in his portable "strobist" outfit is the very strobe used with the Pentax all those years ago.

He joined the U.S.A.F shortly after marrying his wife and traveled between 35 states and lived in four of them. They even had the opportunity to live a just over a year in the United Kingdom. He photographed primarily his surroundings, his wife and family, and was limited only by time and money. After the kids grew to be teens, more money was available and the move from film photography to digital photography was made with the purchase of a Canon 40D.

He originally had vision of capturing primarily motorsports but has found making images of people to be much more satisfying. Now he focuses on families, models, actors/actress, and the events that happen during all of our lives.