A year ago this March, I was contacted by the sweetest couple from Tennessee to photograph their pregnancy announcement photos. They were married at Utah’s Canyons Ski Resort 3 years prior, and wanted to announce their pregnancy with images from the slopes as well.
We met for Paige & Garret’s photoshoot at Snowbasin Resort with perfect weather – sunshine and a mountain full of snow! They had printed up the cutest onesie’s with “Guess What?” and ” Best Day Ever” on them. I was able to borrow a toddler snowboard from the Lifthouse in Salt Lake City, along with the cutest little snowboard boots to use for props.
I had such a great time hanging out with these two on the mountain! They were so fun, easy to talk to, game for any ideas, and really excited to be new parents.
On the ski lift, Paige told me their story… they had been trying to build their family for a while now, and had gone through 3 miscarriages. This was their 4th pregnancy, things were going well, they’d made it past 10 weeks and were so excited.
Sadly, I heard from Paige shortly after their trip that they had miscarried once more. My heart just broke for them.
But guess what? They never lost their positive attitude and faith that someday… they would be parents. That struck me from the first time she had shared their struggle, and as sad as I felt for them I was equally amazed and inspired by their strength and positive attitude.
Fast forward one year…
I just received an email from Paige, AND THEY ARE PREGNANT!!!
You couldn’t peel the smile off of my face as I read that email! They are in their second trimester and are due in August 2017!
Still living their inspiring, positive attitudes, this is what Paige wrote… “I really don’t think I would change a thing about our story because it has strengthened my faith and truly enhanced my appreciation.” This couple is truly blessed, and not just with this new baby coming.
They are excited to share their joy with family & friends, and show their fun images!
I cannot wait to someday meet this little one on a future Utah trip to introduce that darling baby to Utah’s ski resorts! hint hint Paige & Garret 😉 come back out to UT anytime, I’ve got a huge hug waiting for all 3 of you!
Ok… now that you know the full story, please take a look at their images and see if your smile doesn’t reach your ears too!
With a new baby on the way, this adorable family wanted to capture those last days of their daughter being an only child. It was so nice to be welcomed into their beautiful mountain home to photograph them in their own space … a family excited to grow.
The best way to end a portrait session is to take off on your sweet ride! Thank you for a fun session!!!
This sweet family invited me to their home for their family session.
It was so fun to photograph their children while comfortable in their own space… playing in their rooms, and being together as a family.
The view from their yard was the perfect backdrop at sunset!
I love photographing this family each year and seeing how much their little ones are growing! It is such an honor to have repeat customers.
This family is so fun to plan a session with, and always up for fun locations. Antelope Island was the perfect setting on this Fall evening… the sunset was one of the most amazing I’d ever seen, and the Super Moon rose into the sky at the end of it! Perfect!
The flooded Bonneville Salt Flats and a beautiful sunset created the perfect setting for this family’s portrait session.
I just love this family! Sweetest couple, fun boys & their adorable dog! In fact, this was the calmest dog, and he did amazingly well in the water!
As the session ended and the sun set, the views just kept getting prettier… love those nights!
When this family contacts me each year for their family portraits, I am always so happy! I love to see these little ones and how they are growing up, and they are a really fun family full of laughs and love. I love their style!
The Bonneville Salt Flats had about a 1/2 inch of water on the salt that day, and it created some great reflections. It is such a unique location, and it looks different every time I go out there.
It is always inspiring to talk to high school seniors and hear what they’ve accomplished already, and what they dream about doing in their lives. This senior has such a bright future ahead, and I am so excited for her!
For Addie’s portrait session, we shot in some of my favorite downtown Salt Lake City locations. Her great sense of style and fun personality shines bright!
Thank you for a great session Addie! Have a fun senior year!
This high school senior loves the outdoors, and photography … it was really fun choosing a location with them that would be just the right fit! The Fall colors were peaking in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and it was gorgeous!
I had a great time hiking around in the forest with Jayden & his mom finding some great spots for his portraits, they were so sweet & fun to talk and laugh with! Congratulations Jayden, have a great Senior year!
Any chance I get to be in the forest, I’ll go… I love it there!
This sweet family is so fun to photograph each year – they are so chill, full of love for each other, and always up for adventure when choosing their location. Aren’t their little ones just the cutest!
I loved collaborating with this high school senior for his portrait session. He is a creative… a talented musician, artist, and loves photography. I really wanted to capture who he is, and in a style that he would love. Mission accomplished.
Jake. Class of 2017