Published in Utah Valley Bride Magazine!

I am so excited that Utah Valley Bride magazine picked up some of my images to publish in their magazine!  Utah Valley Bride Magazine is available on news stands now, and you can view it on their website.   The image below shows my ad in the magazine.  Featured in the ad are Kari Ann and Jared and their beautiful bridal session at Thanksgiving Point Garden, and Christina and Christopher and their engagement session and bridal session out at Daybreak.

The magazine interviewed me for some photography tips as well.  To read my responses, you’ll have to pick up the magazine or read it online!  To see these images bigger and better, please check out my Utah Photography Blog.

Hannah is in a Book!

About six months ago, Hannah took a job modeling for a craft book and it’s finally out!  I can’t wait to get it!

Here she is on the table of contents under the “April” heading:

And look!  She’s also on the back cover!  (She’s holding the rainbow fan.)

I’m excited to see what other pictures they used of her, and I know she can’t wait to make everything in this book!  (Have I mentioned she does art like eight hours a day around here?)

This book is called “Make and Takes for Kids” and you can buy it at every major book seller, and Amazon.

Lens + Flash For Sale

Did I mention I just bought a new camera?  YES!  I DID!

I just bought the Nikon D700 a few weeks ago!  If you are interested, you can read about my new purchase and how the Nikon D90 and Nikon D700 differ on my photo blog.

One of my lenses is not compatible with my new camera.  This lens is made for a DX sensor, and my new camera has a FX sensor.

I am selling my Nikon 18-200 mm VR lens.  This lens has been my go-to lens for a lot of reasons.  I’m sad to see it go!

This lens is compatible with the Nikon D40, D60, D70, D80, D90, D5000, D7000, D300, D5100, and D3100.  If you are interested, go here to check out it out.

I am also selling a Nikon SB400 flash.  It comes with the case and a diffuser.  This flash works on any Nikon DSLR camera.  Interested?  Check out my listing here.

I’ve also listed a Lexar Firewire (for speedy downloads) as well.  Check out the listing here.

Our Easter Race

You know when you have a full day ahead of you and you pack everything you need and you’re feeling pretty good about yourself and then you realize you forgot the most important thing?


Well. That happened to me.

We had a busy day on Saturday with our schedule filled every hour.  Of course I brought my camera (HELLO!  It is my third child!) but I forgot to put an SD card in it.

People, that is like taking your newborn somewhere and forgetting to pack diapers.  YOU MAY AS WELL CALL THE OUTING A FAILURE.

Fortunately, the phone can take pics, right?

David signed our family up to run in a race.  David ran a 5K and I ran a 1 mile race with the kids. (I use the term “ran” very loosely here, it was more like Hannah ran and walked, while I pushed Dallin in the stroller.  I stopped to take a few pics of them running, and Hannah pooped out just before the finish line.)

Here’s the kicker . . . I WON A FIRST PLACE RIBBON.

WHAT?!  I know, I was just as confused as the rest of you are!  I ran a 12 minute mile pushing and chasing my kids and somehow that got me first place in my age division.  Oh, yeah . . . the other thing  . . . somehow I was in the 25-29 age group, so apparently my skin care regime is working!  I thought about setting the record straight, but what the heck . . . (And for the record, I do not have a third child.  The baby belongs to my friend, it is one of her twins, I’m not sure which one I’m holding, but he likes me.)

Check out Hannah rippin’ up the pavement in her Crocs and a dress of course!  Go Hannah!

Dallin thought all of his little boy dreams had come true: I ALLOWED him to run IN the street.  Ah, life was good for him at that moment.

After our race, we headed out to Thanksgiving Point to attend their Easter egg hunt and other Easter festivities.

NEVER doing that again.  Kids were trampled and they cried as the PARENTS grabbed as many eggs as they could.  IT was over in less than 5 seconds.

To top it off, it was freezing and the lines for the bouncy slides rivaled the rides at Disneyland.

Not worth it I tell you.

Plus, the Easter bunny was kind of scary to Dallin.  Come to think of it, the Easter bunny is sort of creepy.  He just doesn’t have the same appeal as Santa.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!