Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tips for a Successful Family Photo Session {Utah Photographer}

  This cute family were so fun to photograph! I had a great time working with these spunky little girls and their fabulous parents. I wanted to share a few tips that the client can use to help ensure a successful family session. 
  • Schedule your session during the time of day that is best for your kids. You want them rested, happy and with a full tummy. A good photographer can take great pictures in any time of light. It is a lot harder to get great photos of grumpy kids.  Don't forget to make sure Dad is also fed before the session. Usually Dads are not that excited about family pictures but they handle it a lot better if they are not hungry! ;) 
  • Make sure that what you choose to wear you feel FABULOUS in! It will show in the photos. 
  • Allow for plenty of time and come in a good mood and ready to have a positive fun experience. My family session tend to take about 2 hours. This allows me to capture all the relationships, give the little people breaks when needed and ultimately provide you with a fabulous gallery. My goal is to capture genuine smiles by playing games and asking funny questions. Be ready to play along and the reward will be a gallery full of fabulous images that capture the spirit of your family.

  Here are few more of my favorite shots.

    If you live in Cache Valley, Utah and would like to schedule a family session with me please contact me via email or phone. ( ~ 435.764.3598)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

September 2012: National Stamping Month

 Our national stamping month promotion is in full swing! Check out this short video of Monica from Close To My Heart as she shares the details about this fabulous promotion and some fantastic art work. Then head on over to my website to order your set for just $5 with a qualifying $35 order. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

2008 is in the Album! Thank You Studio J.

  The last event I needed to scrapbook to finish 2008 was our trip to Oregon. It was a big event with lots of pictures! This could seem like an overwhelming task especially when you factor in that I would need to duplicate these layouts 4 times (one set for the family album and each of my 3 kids' albums). Not with Studio J. I got right to work creating all 11 layouts. They came together so fast with the help of toggle accents and a few stickease. Then when it came to duplicating I just adjusted the number of the project and submitted.  Within a few days I had a fun box in the mail with all my layouts ready to slide into my album. Can I tell you what a great feeling it is to know that our fabulous memories from out trip are recorded so everyone can enjoy it. Here are just a few of the layouts I created from our trip!

  Would you like to create you own layouts with this super easy, user friendly, free, online program? Just head on over to my website, create your free account and start playing. You only pay to have your layouts printed.  Now everyone has access to all of the layouts and kit without a membership*. The layouts are only $6.95 and there are TONS of great kits. 

  Another fabulous addition to Studio J is the new Expressions Collections! You can create an entire 10 layout (20 page) album in less than an hour with themes such as Year in Review, All About Me, Little Miss, Little Man, School Days, and Travels! Pick and choose among the professional created layouts or make them all! Either way you will have a beautiful album for all to enjoy. Just add your photos and journaling and you are DONE! They are available now, so be sure to check them out here, on my website.

  Also, when you purchase a printed layouts from Close To My Heart you will be able to download the jpg version of your layouts. Everyone now has the option of just purchasing the jpg files for just $2.95. This is a great option for those who would like to make a bound book with their Studio J layouts. If you have any questions or need help please contact me (435.764.3598 ~

Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Stamping Month!

September is National Stamping Month and as usual, Close To My Heart started the celebration a little early.  They are celebrating by offering you this gorgeous double stamp set (value of $35.90) for only $5 with a $35 purchase (Before shipping and tax. Clearance items don't apply). I can hardly wait to get my hands on this fabulous set! Every time I look at it I just love it more.  Start shopping on my website. You'll be prompted to add this stamp set (and the awesome August Stamp of the Month if you spend $50..this set is valued at $17.95) for only $5 before you check out. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Great to be EIGHT! lds baptism photographer

  It is Great to be Eight! Especially for this gorgeous girl.  She if full of personality and life.  We had a great time taking pictures, laughing and enjoying the beautiful spirit of the Logan Temple grounds.

  I had to share a few of my favorites from her gallery. This is such a wonderful milestone and I was honored to be asked to help document this moment in her life as she is making the decision to be baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

  Do you have a major or minor milestone coming up? I would love to photograph that moment for you.  I photograph newborns, children, seniors, baptism, families and couples. Give me a call or email me for pricing information and package details. (435.787.0125 ~

Monday, August 6, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

  Here is a great video highlighting the fabulous exclusive stamp sets that come in the workshop on the go kits in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 idea book.

  Have you checked out all 13 new workshop on the go kits? View them in the online copy of the idea book or contact me and I will send you an idea book.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It is HERE!

You heard me right. It is here! The new Autumn/Winter 2012 idea book. Here is a list of just a few of the fabulous finds in this new idea book:
  • The Cricut® Artiste collection: a brand new, project-centric cartridge loaded with themed shapes and 3-D items galore, grouped by key for fast and simple creations.
  • 13 new Workshops on the Go® kits, including 2 cardmaking kits, 2 unique home décor kits, and 1 fun-filled Halloween party Cricut® kit.
  • New marker sets with alcohol-based ink, each featuring an Exclusive Inks®marker accompanied by a coordinating lighter or darker shade marker for gorgeous shading, blending, and coloring.
  • A preview of 6 new Express Collections now available in our Studio J® online design software.
  • A wooden Display Tray with hangers and a My Creations® Star—just a sampling of lots of new home décor offerings.
  You can view the idea book online or if you would like your own copy give me a call or drop me an email and I will get one mailed out to you.

  After you check out the new idea book and if your wish list is as long as mine you will love this month's promotion. When a new Consultant joins my Close To My Heart team in August not only will you receive a fabulous discount as a consultant you will also receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! This offer has limited availability, so if you are considering joining my team do it now! This offer is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last). Yes, this is the same cute bag Consultants who attended Convention 2012 in Dallas received.

   With a new month we also have a new stamp of the month. August SOM is called Baroque Borders. Just like the name it is filled with beautiful baroque images that are perfect for creating your own pattern paper, boarders or accent flourishes.
  You can pick up this set for just $5 when you place a $50 order from the new Autumn/Winter 2012 idea book. Or you can just order the set for regular price $17.95. I will be sharing more artwork throughout the month so stay tuned.