Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sneak Peak of Ashley & Tanner - February 26th, 2011, SLC Temple

Ashley & Tanner were married this morning in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. It was snowing and cold but the photographs came out beautiful!! The are now heading to Mexico for their honeymoon! More photographs to come!!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Come to the Provo Bridal Fair TODAY!!!

We are excited to be at the Provo Bridal Fair today from 10am to 5pm! Come check out the festivities of the fair (including prizes)!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recent Happenings

I apologize if I have been hard to reach this week. Some unexpected things happened. Early this month my husband and I had the opportunity to use two free day passes at Sundance Ski Resort. We were really excited! This was my second time boarding and my husbands first.

The day started out with high hopes!

But ended abruptly when my husband landed wrong and hit his head on the hard packed snow. He was an avid sports player in high school and so this was his 6th concussion.

You may be wondering why, when my husband is on a stretcher, did I take photos? In my defense I didn't even think about photographs when it first happened. But there was a couple minutes where we were waiting for the man with the toboggan to get there so we could get him to the ambulance. At this point he was awake and responding to us. I knew he wasn't paralyzed because he could move his toes so all there was to do was wait.... and I got to thinking that one day we will look back and laugh at this moment... so why not have photographs to remember this moment that will later be funny!

Apparently his mother did not enjoy these photographs too much (not that I blame her. I am sure when I have children I will never want to see my children like this) but I think of it as remembering the good AND the bad moments in life. :)

My husband is recovering, but there are some complications that need additionally doctors visits, tests, and most of all time. Thus I will try to reply to your emails and phone calls in a timely matter. Please know that if it takes me longer than normal I apologize. My husband comes first in my life and I will prioritize my time accordingly.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Amy and Peter November 11th, 2010

Amy & Peter were married in the Draper LDS temple on a bitter November weekend. Amy had a great sense of style that is evident in the details of her reception.

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Blue Lemon was the perfect location for the reception!

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My favorite part of the reception was the purple glass!! It set the mood for the whole reception. I loved it!

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The Face of Autism Exhibit

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I have spent the last 6 months photographing over a dozen families that have one or more children on the Autism spectrum. It has been a wonderful project that I have enjoyed learning from. These parents simply amaze me! They deal with the everyday struggles of raising a child with unique development delays that look like they are just regular children. Because individuals with Autism look like everyone else, I have heard heartbreaking stories of children having meltdowns at stores because of sensory overloads while onlookers cast judging looks to the "parents who cannot control their child." Some parents have said people tell them right to their face that they need to control their child.

In an attempt to help the public understand these children and their parents I put together an exhibit about Autism and its characteristics. It's first home is on Brigham Young University Campus in Provo, Utah. It is in the B.F. Larsen Main gallery on the main floor of the Harris Fine Arts Center until February 11th. Then it will be on the University of Utah's campus in March; exact dates will be decided soon. And beginning April 15th some of the photographs will be apart of the "Paint it Blue" art exhibit fundraiser for Autism at the Salt Lake City Museum of Art. Other gallery shows are in the works and I will post when they are.

Please contact me if you know of a gallery, library, store, etc that will host the exhibit. We can all work together to get this show to as many viewers as possible! Let's empower the public with knowledge of Autism!