You would think with the coronavirus shutting everything down I would have plenty of time to write blog posts! Well, I have a slew of items in my bucket list if there was ever downtime. This is the first blog post in a few months and like always, I hope to be better.
I photographed the Isom family in Provo Canyon’s Big Springs Park. It’s a great location with some mountain backgrounds. There is a big rock for people to sit on. There is plenty of foliage and not a lot of photographers. It’s a great spot for people in Utah County.
We shot a few group photographs of the family in different spots and we shot individual photos of each person. Dallin will be going on an LDS mission to New Zealand and they wanted a family photo before the 2 year absence. It’s smart to have regular photo shoots. People change over time and it’s fun to see the change as kids grow into adults.
You can see the epic skyline in the valley. We had deer running through the valley at one point. Since the deer didn’t pay, we didn’t photograph the deer.
We also broke out into small groups of the brothers, the sisters, and the parents. People want prints that will decorate their home and offices.
The family brought their two huskies for several of the photos. Fur babies in family shoots, yes please! They brought some friends to watch the dogs during the rest of the photo shoot.
We even faked some candid moments with “everyone laugh.” You take enough photos to hopefully photograph some candid glances and some more natural reactions. There are a lot of outtakes, but we found some fun moments.
Last photo! I keep my gear ready until everyone is packed away in the car. You never know if there is a spot that works perfectly for a portrait. Sometimes we just have to turn around to see what is behind us.