Friday, December 27, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 52: Christmas Tradition



 Our Christmas Tradition is that we stay home and we LOVE it! We love being home as a family for Christmas eve and Christmas day. We have a nice traditional candle light Christmas Eve dinner. Then we open a new family game to play. We read a Christmas story before heading to bed. The next morning bright and early (actually it is usually still very dark) we get up to see what Santa brought. Then we spend the day playing, grazing on yummy appetizer type treats, Christmas candy and leftovers from the night before, and spending time as a family. Congratulations it is the last week of the 52 week photo challenge! I had to play catch up a lot but I am grateful for all the photos I took this year and the memories I made. Stay tuned for a video recap and details on next years challenge!

Friday, December 20, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 51: Favorite Christmas Decoration


My favorite decoration has to be the Christmas Tree. I love the lights, the memories that the ornaments hold and the spirit of the season. After we decorate the tree I always take pictures of the kids in front of the tree. This little session is always entertaining! Here are few of my favorites from this year's session.




Friday, December 13, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 50: Hands


My amazing and dear friend Cindy had a baby in November. I was able to go up to the hospital and take pictures. I captured this photo of his little hand around her finger. Oh I love this image. I do love baby hands.

Next week's theme is Favorite Ornament/Decoration

Friday, December 6, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 49: Family Photo


I have family photos taken EVERY year! Fortunately my kids are good sports about it and my husband is totally supportive. This year my amazing and talented friend, sister of a different mister, and photographer Lynette took our pictures. She did a fabulous job and if you live in the Salt Lake area I would highly recommend her. (click on her name to go to her website)

Now if you live in Cache Valley then call me. I would love to take your family photos or wedding, newborn, senior, individuals ect. ;)

Next week's theme is hands.

Friday, November 29, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 48: Something I am Thankful For


I am thankful for music! I love listening to music especially when it is being created by my kids. December was a month of recitals. We had ballet recitals, guitar recitals and piano recitals. It was a joy to hear and see my kids perform and excel.

Next Week's theme is Family Photo



Newborn Hospital Session {Utah Newborn Photographer}


WOW! What a whirlwind of a month! When it comes to blogging it has been put on a the back burner. All my time these past 6 weeks has been put into taking, editing and putting together print orders for clients. I have posted lots of sneak peeks on my Facebook page so be sure to check it out and if you want to be notified of updates just like my page.   That said I had to share this newborn hospital session! I was able to go up to the hospital within the first 24 hours of this handsome little man's life and take pictures capturing those little newborn details. Babies change so fast and they sometimes even lose their newborn look by the time they have their 1 week photo session.  For those who don't want a photographer in the delivery room scheduling a hospital session in your recovery room is a great option. To schedule your hospital session just give me call or drop me an email (435.764.3598 ~ iotamaker@gmail.com). Here are a few more favorites from this session.








Friday, November 22, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 47:Something Old


Ha Ha! Ok maybe she isn't really old but she is 10! That is a whole decade! Happy Birthday to my amazing, spunky, fun oldest daughter!

Next week's Theme is "Something You are Thankful For."

Friday, November 15, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 46: Shoes


Oh the shoes that clutter this house! We have a front entry closet and everyone is allowed TWO pairs of shoes in the closet! No one keeps that rule. There are usually two dozen pairs of shoes scattered all over the entry way. It drives me CRAZY!!! They don't stay in the closet either. They are usually scattered all over the entry way so every time the doorbell rings I have to quickly collect and toss shoes into the closet so I can open the door. That also drives me CRAZY!!! SHOES!!!

Next Week's Theme is Something Old

Friday, November 8, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 45: Family TIme


My kids seriously have the best Aunts and Uncles. As mentioned we hosted Thanksgiving this year for the Norris Family. My kids love Bree,  James and their girls. They had a great time playing games, having a nerf/balloon turkey shoot and eating lots of yummy food.

Next week's theme is Shoes

Friday, November 1, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 44: Halloween

I have a confession. I didn't take a single photo on Halloween! I know terrible. I don't know what happened. Oh wait yes I do. I have 4 kids going 4 different directions all at the same time! Well after Halloween I did a photo session with my kids in their costumes and with my new lights and back drop. It was fun practice for me and I think the kids had fun too! I have around 200+ photos of Allie. She kept posing herself in different ways and kept saying take my picture like this and this and this.... I finally told her she killed my camera. Lucky for you I am only posting two of each kid well except for Allie. I think I narrowed it down to 4. ;)

Mikele - Le Bellatrix Lestrange (from Harry Potter. She was Hermione a few years ago. Apparently she has gone to the dark side.)
Allie - Cat (she wanted to be a cast ghost. No idea what that is but we convinced her to just be a cat.)
Kassie - A cute witch
Brock - Sophisticated old man.

Next week's theme is Family Time-Activity









Friday, October 25, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 43: Something Orange


What do you think of my fruit turkey? It was very yummy! We hosted Thanksgiving this year and for breakfast I served this fruit turkey with Idaho quiche. I couldn't believe how much fruit the kids ate! This turkey was picked clean!

 Next week's theme is "Halloween"

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Man Enough for a House of Girls! {Utah Family Photographer}


After many reschedulings because of weather, sick kids, difficult schedules and basically life I finally had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous family! This amazing Dad has his hands full with these spunky group of girls. Each of their personalities are so unique and it was fun to capture not only their personality but also the family as a whole. Enjoy a few ok more like quite a few of my favorites!















Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CTMH October Workshop: Huntington


Fall is in the air and what better way to embrace the changing weather then by some fabulously fall scrapbook layouts.  At this month's workshop we will be creating these three 2-page layouts featuring the Huntington WOTG kit and coordinating accessories.  All items can be purchased from my website and a complete shopping list is below.  Also as of today you can not only order from the Autumn/Winter 2013 idea book but also the Holiday from the heart gift guide! With every $100 order you can also pick a "star" item from the gift guide for FREE!



October Workshop “Huntington” Shopping List

BASIC Kit G1069                                                                              Page
¡ X7174B        Huntington Level 2 Paper Pack                    43                  9.95
¡ Exclusive      Huntington Workshop stamp set                  47              17.95
¡ Z1881           Huntington Assortment                                43                  5.95
¡ Z1753           Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment            117                  2.95
¡ No#              2 Sheets Goldrush Cardstock                      139                  1.40
¡ No #             2 Sheet of Colonial white cardstock           139                  1 .40
¡ No #             Workshop Guide                                                                1.00
                                                                                                            $40.60 You Pay $29.95!!

BETTER (Basic Kit + More Accessories)
¡ G1069          Basic Kit                                                           43             29.95
¡ Z1867           Jute Ribbon                                                        120          7.95   
¡ Z1769           Glitz Glitter Gel Almond                                131               2.75
¡ Z1857           Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood                   119               5.95

Add ons:
S1308              October  SOM: Scandinavian Wishes           13               17.95 or Free!
Z1151             **3-D Foam Tape                                        133                 5.95
Z1114             Piercing Tool Kit                                          132                 5.95

Z1906             Cricut Artbooking Collection                         59               99.00

Friday, October 11, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 41: Kitchen


Kitchen: My Mom and I traditionally make candy every December. This year we really out did ourselves and the kitchen was sticky from floor to ceiling by the time we were done! We made Pecan Rolls, toffee, turtles, fudge, suckers, peanut brittle, chocolate covered pretzels, and almond joys. It was a long but fun day!

Next week's theme is Sunset

Friday, September 27, 2013

52 Week Photo Project - Week 39: Eyes

 Gorgeous Eyes. . .

 Sad Eyes. . .

Crazy Eyes!!!

Next week's theme is Bad Habit.