Archive for November, 2009

Thankful

November 24, 2009

It is thanksgiving this week, and I have been thinking a lot about my life and all that I have. Last week I was able to hear a wonderful photographer speak about giving back through photography. A few weeks before that I was the accompanist on the piano for a musical number by Josh Groban called “Thankful.” Both of these events have given me a lot to think about, so I would like to give back this holiday season with my photography skills. If you know of an organization that is non-profit, a family, or an individual that is in need of photography services, you may nominate them for my “Thankful” package. (The details of the package will be determined by the situation of the recipient, but there will be no charge for the full resolution digital files and a small sampling of prints will be given as part of the package. Full wedding packages not available for nomination.) To nominate, please leave a comment on my blog without the names of those involved, or send a message to me through Facebook. All nominations must be in by December 31st. I hope that each of us can think of something to be thankful for and pass on our thanks to those around us. Lots of love to you all! Andrea

Ryan and Chelsey

November 23, 2009

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Yes, I know a lot of pictures. I couldn’t narrow it down any more…believe me I TRIED. I even left out a bunch that I really like too. So, before I get to the story of Ryan and Chelsey, I have a preference question for you. Would you prefer to see the images as stills or in a slide show on my blog?

Alright here comes the part you really want to know about…the shoot! I photographed a wedding in Washington State when I first started my photography business. Jay and Erin flew me out to be a part of their wedding on the lake in the mountains. It was gorgeous and I was in picture heaven. Well, this is part II of the Morris Family Weddings for me. I am going to be taking photos of Ryan and Chelsey in Nauvoo, Illinois in the spring for the wedding and then off to Wisconsin for their reception. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I get to fly into Chicago and will have some time to play there. (Any suggestions?) For these photos, Ryan flew in from Washington and Chelsey came in from Idaho. We then traveled some more to this lovely little spot in Tremonton. Loved the bike, loved the couple and loved the lighting. Chelsey, I can’t wait to see you again for your bridal session!

Fashion Shoot with Keith Bryce

November 23, 2009

I was fortunate enough to have been able to do a fashion shoot with Keith Bryce from season #5 of Project Runway with Heidi Klum. We had some awesome models who work all over the world, hair and makeup done by Enzio, and the entire event was put together by the lovely and talented Julie Parker. Enjoy! If you would like to see all of the pictures from the shoot click here!

A Birthday Party for Angelina

November 23, 2009

Many of you know I work for a company called Circlepix, which is a real estate marketing and photography company. Because I am one of their photographers I have the opportunity to work with a lot of real estate agents. There are a lot of really good agents out there, however I have to say of all of the agencies I have worked with and all of the homes I have photographed, one agency consistently sticks out. It is Sold By An Angel.

Every time I photograph houses for this company they are in model home condition. Everything ALWAYS looks amazing. At one point I started to wonder what they did that was different from many other agencies. Here are just a few of the things that I have learned.

1. An agent from this company meets with you personally and either helps you stage your home for optimal selling or tells you exactly what to do. This is a biggie, and let me tell you it WORKS! 2. They are professional and their customer service is amazing. 3. They treat you like you are someone really special even if you don’t end up buying or selling a home through them. 4. This team has a lot of experience and credentials in the business. This is their full time gig. They do NOTHING else. 5. They are selling homes left and right even in a RECESSION. That says something. They really do ROCK! Need I say more?

Angelina is the owner of the company and I was lucky enough to photograph her 40th birthday bash in August. The party was held at Canyon Rim Park and guests were treated to a catered luau. The evening ended with dancers from the island of “Layton.” If you are ever in the market to buy or sell a home, you will not be disappointed if you choose to use Sold By An Angel for your real estate needs. (I get nothing from plugging this company. I am sincerely passing on information about an amazing team!)