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Hello fellow PUG Members! Our March PUG meeting will be at The Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork on March 25th from noon to 4pm.

The address is:  311 W 8500 S

Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Here are directions to the temple:,+Spanish+Fork,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.07583,-111.660072&spn=0.005147,0.011362&sll=40.003362,-111.54683&sspn=0.659566,1.454315&t=h&z=17
Please arrive early as you will have to take a shuttle bus to the temple!
I need an RSVP to know who to plan on attending!
Now some tips on How to protect your camera, courtesy of Scott Jarvie.
People always ask me about keeping the camera safe??

The safest thing you can do is to not own a camera to worry about.

Personally, I really don’t worry about it… tons of people that bring their camera and if they’re not stupid they’re just fine.

I will NOT try to convince you to come… some people will remain paranoid no matter what. I will not try to talk sense into you. If logic can’t save you then just don’t come, or come and don’t shoot, or come and buy a underwater bag.

But below I will give you the perfect TIPS on how to be SMART

BTW it’s not smart to be in the middle of the crowd with no protection and a external zoom lens… but you can always NOT be in the middle of the crowd.

For those that are concerned

I would NOT recomend the following

  • Using external zoom lenses
  • Going into the middle of the crowd
  • Changing lenses
  • Changing memory cards
  • Using a neckstrap you don’t want stained
  • Not using gaffer tape on sensetive areas

As for me

  • I wear an open jacket to tuck the camera
  • I put filters on the lenses. (Even a cheap one just for the day)
  • I don’t use an external zoom lens (so no 24-70) and I’d be risky to use my 14-24 but the other 5-6 lenses are fair game.
  • I gaffer tape flash pop up, battery area, memory card area and external plug in sections.
  • I put syran wrap around where the lens connects and remove it when I want to change lenses
  • I change lenses in a safe environment
  • I air compressor or comressed air to blow off entire camera prior to changing lenses and when I’m done for the day.
  • I get a sensor cleaning

Thanks for the great information Jarvie!!!!

I hope to see you all there!!!


Let’s end our 2011 PUG year with a bang and get together for food, fun and a little bit of planning for 2012!

We will be meeting on December 28th at 6:30 p.m. at The Sonora Grill in Ogden!  The PUG will be providing chips, salsa, drinks and hors d’oevres!  Let’s review 2011 and talk about the upcoming 2012 year and what kind of topics, meetings and events you would like to have for our Salt Lake City PUG! This is your chance to have your voice heard!

The address to The Sonora Grill is: 2310 S. Kiesel Ave. Ogden, UT 84401

PLEASE RSVP so I know how many to count on! or 801-349-0718.

Happy Holidays and here’s to having a wonderful 2012!

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Lily Bride Designs

PURE . SIMPLE . ELEGANT . Follow my adventures in taking the Utah Bridal market by surprise with my unique wedding gowns and accessories.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The fabulous Andrea Hanks, helped me create these beautiful images last month; so I could have some amazing images for my portfolio for the fantasy tutu I created for Ballet West’s fundraiser. I was chosen to create the tutu earlier this year and after a sleep-less night or two to figure out how to sew up that amazing skirt, this is the end result.

The model who wore it at the fashion show asked me what inspired me to make the tutu. I was inspired by many things, using what I had on hand, a friends wedding dress I recently altered, Film Noir and I wanted to use feathers, as I was entranced by all the beautiful tutus the costume designer made for the Oscar nominated film The Black Swan. Here is the blurb I attached to the sketch I turned in.

This asymmetrical designed two-piece corset and skirt in iridescent red taffeta, and black tulle skirt in descending layers and feather accents is inspired by old Hollywood, and features a playful twist on the classic tutu. The bodice is ruched with bias strips folded to add dimension, an off the shoulder fan of tulle and feathers nicely frames the décolletage bringing the eye to the mini full circle skirt with it’s descending and angled layers of black tulle.

IEA Scholarship Banquet

April 15, 2010

I am excited to post this slideshow of an event I photographed last July. (Yes…I am really behind!) The event was sponsored by IEA and was held at The Grand America Hotel. It was a scholarship awards banquet with Coach Jim Boylen of the University of Utah Men’s Basketball Team as speaker and presenter. I added just a few highlights from the event, and look forward to photographing it again this year!

The Sonora Grill

December 31, 2009

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Some of my recent work is being used by the Sonora Grill! Check them out and sign up for the Sonora Club. When you join the Sonora Grill club you will qualify for all of the amazing benefits it offers: a free birthday meal, a free anniversary dessert, special members only promotions, etc. Stop in and tell them hello, and don’t forget to tell them Andrea Hanks Photography sent you!

Sold By An Angel Real Estate

December 19, 2009

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Here are some photos that I took of The Sold By An Angel Real Estate Team. These photos are going to be used for their business cards, marketing materials and website. These ladies have a selling average of about two homes per week. That is unheard of! I am so lucky to be able to work with them both through my photography and also with my future real estate needs. To see behind the scenes footage of the shoot, go 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!)