Paris is for love {Photography Workshop} Paris, France

In August I had the awesome experience to travel back to Paris, France to teach my second international workshop!  It was amazing!  I teach my international workshops with my dear friend Amy Cloud of Amy Cloud Photography.  Our workshop series is called Partyography Workshops.   We named it Partyography because we believe that ever moment of life should be a party.  We believe that women need to come together to learn and have fun together.  We share our joys with one another and we celebrate all the many awesome milestones that comes when one of our attendees reach another business and professional goal!  To put it lightly…we have a blast!  Our Paris workshop is always filled with awesome ladies, awesome locations, beautiful models, tons of learning…and really good food…(I mean we are in Paris!)

 

When we were looking for models for our workshop we found this gorgeous girl Ophelie’.  After talking with her we booked her for our workshop.  A few weeks prior to our workshop she told us she had a serious boyfriend…and he models too…so it wasn’t too hard to get him on board to model for us as well.

They were so adorable with their little French accents and sweetness!

 

I want to thank Gateway Bridal and Prom in Salt Lake City, Utah for sending us with this beautiful navy blue gown.  It was a dream!

 

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8 is Great! Allyvia Baptism Session {Salt Lake Temple}

In the LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints…aka Mormon) faith children don’t get baptized till the age of 8.  It’s a big deal for these little people because they are making the decision themselves.  So it was great to be able to photograph Allyvia, as she awaits her baptism this coming weekend.

When her mom came into the studio to proof her session, she had the hardest time selection which images she wanted….we both loved them all so much.

But in the end she narrowed down her digital selections…and here they are.

 

Congrats Allyvia!

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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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