Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NIDO: international publication

i received a lovely little package in the mail this week. it came to me all the way from germany.

NIDO is a family and lifestyle magazine that circulates in the german and swiss markets. a bit ago, they contacted me about my pregnancy series and expressed interest in having the images as part of a future publication. the time for that future publication has finally arrived and i was so thrilled to see my images together in their lovely magazine. despite being in a language that i do not understand- it's still a beautiful publication and one that i feel honored to be a part of! here are a few shots of how my images are all laid out. enjoy!

i love how they labeled under each image what week it was. and then, the concluding image: SOHN EMERSON. xoxo

Monday, February 20, 2012

baby's first valentine

valentines day isn't too big of a deal in our house. we love on each other daily so a specific day set aside to dote isn't really all that different than our every day. maybe there's those of you out there who feel the same way. regardless of this though, i'm super big into giving gifts. and if there's any sort of a special reason to create and gift- you bet i'm going to capitalize on it! and this year... the perfect valentine for my sweet little 6 month baby boy kinda just fell onto my lap!

i had the pleasure, in january, of attending alt summit to photograph the girls with glasses go to paris party, put on by the lovely summer and brooke, as well as the awesome ladies over at pinhole press. the party was a total hit! see pictures here.

anyway... pinhole press is what i'm talking about here peeps- it's a great database of personalized gifts and items. i had heard of pinhole press from other blogs (like cup of jo) but hadn't ever taken the time to inspect their products. and honestly, when you're talking photos- products and print quality are everything. if not everything, a pretty big deal. i don't just take my work to be printed anywhere. i'm pretty specific and picky. my color has to be spot on. the paper has to be archival. it's got to do justice to the work overall. i've had many a photo from a less-than satisfactory printer and it just doesn't do. so when i saw all of the pinhole press swag at the party- i was impressed. they use great paper. their colors are bright. their books are beautiful. did i need one in my life? you bet! the timing was perfect- and so i created a beautiful book, filled with pictures which i have taken of all of my baby's aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. pinhole press made this real easy with a template for baby's "big book of names and faces." all i had to do was to plug in the photos. (being a photographer comes in handy sometimes).

so here it is- a few of the pages from Emerson's "I am loved" book. and would you know, it arrived on valentines day. xoxo

oh, and just in case you were all wondering- it's a big hit! Emerson LOVES reading his new book!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SL7- another exhibit

So, I have one other exhibit that will be happening in the next month. It's at the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City. This exhibit is also a collaboration with SL7. I love my association with these incredible photographers and am really excited about this opportunity. If you're in the Salt Lake area this spring- stop in and check it out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

SL7- Exhibit at the Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

SL7 is a group of photographers who meet on a regular basis in Salt Lake City. We're headed up by Kent Miles, the Coordinator for Exhibits & Collections at The Center for Documentary Expression and Art (Formerly Center for Documentary Arts). We meet and discuss our photographic and artistic endeavors and have collectively worked towards a couple of group exhibits. I'm honored to associate with the incredible photographers who are part of this group and am excited about our current exhibit. (We will be exhibiting again this year, more information on that show to come).

At any rate, if you're in the Salt Lake area and would like to come by to take a look at the show- it will be on display till the 24th of March at the following locations: The Anderson-Foothill branch library (1135 S. 2100 E.) and the Day-Riverside branch (1575 W. 1000 N.) You'll definitely want to stop by both locations since different work is at each.

If you make it to the show, drop me a line! I'd love to hear your thoughts.