Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen {Addie Brotherson} Utah Portrait Photographer

I have a really cool job, I am on the board of directors for the Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  It is such a great job and such a rewarding experience to work with some remarkable young women.  I can’t say enough amazing things about this organization.  I love being involved because it allows me to do something I love that is not photography.  I get to basically plan all the parties! It’s the best!

However this year the pageant was in need of a photographer at the last minute to do the official headshot. So I was asked.  Of course playing dress up is my favorite, so how could I not say yes.

 

So let me officially introduce you to Addie Brotherson, the most awesome 2017 Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen.

 

XOXO-Kandis

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Mr. Emmitt {Newborn} Utah Natural Light Studio Photographer

Oh my goodness….Mr. Emmitt had me swooning.  He is the new son of my good friend Celeste.  Celeste and I were cheerleaders together in Junior High School…and we sure did rock our pompoms!

Celeste is also the coach of my girls in Dance, and when she asked me to photograph her son when she found out she was pregnant I was scared.  I mean…I’m a good photographer, but I don’t photograph too many babies.  So I spent the next 8 months preparing to photograph him.  I took courses and did all my research so the session would go perfectly..and it did.  I must say that education is key!

 

Although it was a warm day in Utah and I have ginormous windows in my natural light studio my studio was still a little chilly that morning.  SO I cranked up the heat in my studio…I mean…I was pitting out…(if you know what I mean).  I turned on some fetal sounds on the sound system and it was the most soothing environment for baby.

 

The session was perfect….and so was Emmitt!

 

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Courtney and Zach {Autumn Engagement Session} Utah Photographer

Oh my goodness…Zach and Courtney are seriously the cutest ever!   Well first they are a freaking gorgeous couple…but beyond that they are so kind and down to earth.

After they booked me as their wedding photographer they expressed the desire to have their engagement session up in the beautiful mountains to capture the lovely fall colors.  I had scouted out the location 18 hours prior and the colors were bright, beautiful and the trees were packed with leaves.  The next morning when I arrived to the session my heart sunk as I discovered in the night the wind not only blew the leaves off the trees, but completely blew away most all the colors from the ground 🙁  It was a super sad moment.  But we still got some beautiful colors and images…and I’m so happy with this fall feel.

The session took place up Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City.  It’s a beautiful private canyon and my favorite location for fall colors.

I can’t wait for Courtney and Zach’s wedding next week.  It’s going to be beautiful.

 

XOXO-Kandis

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Nicole Senior Portraits {Cyprus High School} Utah High School Senior Photographer

Nicole was so much fun to photograph.  Her vibrant red hair is killer and such an amazing personality.  She is so sweet and kind and just fun to be around.

 

We started her senior session at her high school Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah.   It was fun to shoot on the bleachers of the football field and then down on the field itself.  After we finished at the school we went to a nearby private location to finish up.

We had such a good time laughing and chatting that the time escaped us.

 

Nicole, I wish you all the success you will ever desire!
XOXO-Kandis

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Rebecca and Jake Engagements {Utah Portrait and Wedding Photographer}

How cute are these two?  Seriously they couldn’t stop giggling the entire session.  They were like lovestruck teenagers and it was so freaking adorable.  It didn’t matter what Jake said, Rebecca laughed.  It didn’t matter how silly of a request Rebecca made; Jake was thrilled to help out.  Watching them together was so sweet and so joyful.

We started their session at a hip little neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah and finished it up on the hills of the east bench of the city that held a spectacular view of the sunset.  I can’t ever get enough of my beautiful Utah mountains, sunsets and life!  These two add such spice to everything…they are totally going to have a long and happy life together!

 

XOXO-Kandis

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