Monday, March 26, 2012

laura & john

there's no place quite like home.

no couple quite like john and laura hendricks.

and i had the absolute pleasure of photographing them recently in their own space.

these pictures are organic, unique, fun, a peek into their every day world. they tell more about who they are as a couple than any cool location i could've have dreamed up would have. laura and john are gearing up to open their own hair salon this summer. it's super exciting. check them out and follow along here.

i LOVE photographing people in their own space.


all images were shot with the new portra 400, or delta 100

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

sakura bloom: sling diaries: LOVE

the theme for this month's sakura bloom sling diaries:
below are my two interpretations of the theme, love. the first was a stylized shoot, shot at the charcoal loft, a photo studio in salt lake. (if you're in the area and need a great place to shoot, check it out!)
the second:

i love my baby.

"I know of no other way to perfection but love." —St. Therese Of Lisieux

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

an announcement...

approximately 7.5 months ago my life changed forever... on a warm summer afternoon, my little emerson was born at home. since then- everything -including this blog, has taken a back seat to my baby boy. i've been taking all the time i can find, learning to adjust to life with emers. it has been surreal. i had NO CLUE how much i would absolutely love being a mom. no clue!

and so the daily grind of our lives continues on... and i'm obsessed with my sweet boy. between him, my husband, my photography, and teaching (yes- that is a new development as well... i teach now, a university photography course.) i am quite busy.

it's time though... to continually improve at this thing i call my juggling act. and so, with that- comes the rebirth of my blog. if you've hung on with me through the drought, i thank you dearly. stay tuned, cause there are fun things on the horizon!

the first of which is known as sakura bloom's sling dairies.

here are the basics
around here-
we birth at home
we cloth diaper
we make our own baby food
we breastfeed
and yes, we wear our baby

when leigh, from marvelous kiddo, invited me to participate in the sakura bloom sling diaries, i was so thrilled. i love wearing my baby. love keeping him close. love doing what i love to do with him in tow. (HUGE CONGRATS TO LEIGH BY THE WAY!! she just gave birth at home to a beautiful baby girl)

what exactly are the sling diaries, you ask? well it's simple: they are "a photo-documentary chronicling the art of babywearing in the lives of thirteen families."

and i just so happen to be one of the thirteen! :) for the next six months i will be posting photos showing our adventures in the land of baby wearing. i'm excited. and thrilled. and ready to have you take this journey with me. stay tuned... cause tomorrow will be my first post and it's one that you WON'T want to miss :)

BTW- head on over and enter to win your very own sling! follow this link. (HURRY! the giveaway ends wednesday at midnight!)


Emerson, 7 months
shot at the Charcoal loft, in Salt Lake (need a studio for a shoot? i highly recommend it!!)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

julie, james, and savannah

i've had the pleasure of photographing julie for a handful of years now. it's been a wonderful relationship. i've loved seeing her sweet little savannah grow.

this session was particularly meaningful to me because she asked that i photograph her with her beau james. up until this past year julie has been a single mom. she's now found a very special someone to share her life with and it's a joy to see her so happy. james sure impressed me! he was so good with savannah and so sweet to julie. it's little things like seeing ones you care about find love that brings so much inner joy. i'm truly happy for them both and for their sweet little family. james will soon be deploying to afghanistan. i know that julie will miss him terribly, but she will have these photos to cherish while he's away. enjoy!

all of the images were taken at the springville museum of art in springville, utah.