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Lantern Fest

August 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm

I’m super excited about these images! My good friend, Kimberly (and also my favorite model!) won 1st place in the Master Cosplay Contest at ComicCon earlier this year in Salt Lake City. So naturally, I have been wanting to do a shoot with her in her amazing costume!  I tried looking (still am looking) for the perfect tower for her and her “ruffian!” But then I learned about The Lantern Fest and I knew we had to try a shoot there! If you’ve never been – GO!!!! It’s magical and amazing! Worth all the traffic! ;) Without further ado, here’s our blonde beauty whose dream it is to see the floating lights! And yes…..her hair does GLOW!

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Welcome to Earth, Zion Baby S!!

August 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

This adorable little man recently came down to join his amazing family here on Earth! Baby S is the youngest of 4 and has an absolutely wonderful family to help him through this life!

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Headshots for Realtor Tricia VanderKooi

August 23, 2016 at 2:06 pm

I loved getting to work with this beautiful woman to update her Realtor headshots! I’ve gotten to shoot with two of her daughters and now I was able to shoot with her! She is with Coldwell Banker and I hear she is a fabulous realtor! If you’re needing a realtor, you can contact her through here!



2017 Senior Ambassador Program Begins!

July 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm

Calling all Class of 2017!! I am now accepting applications for my Senior Reps for the entire month of July! I started late last year, but this year we are starting our program on time! Giving our reps the full year to earn awesome rewards!  This is open to all Graduating Seniors in Utah County High Schools! You can apply below and also tag #zionsstudio or #zionsstudioseniorrep on social media (Facebook & Instagram) to let me know you are in the running! Every shout out to Zion’s Studio earns you a brownie point! ;) You will not only get your Senior Pictures FREE, but you have the opportunity to earn Prints & Cash Rewards!! Your job is simply to let everyone know who did your fabulous senior pictures! (wink, wink) Anytime you refer a new client, you earn a new reward! Easy Peasy right!? It is! So what are you waiting for?? Apply below today!

…..and don’t forget to hashtag me in your posts!


Mrs. C’s Portraits

June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

I’ve known this beautiful lady for about 10 years and she is amazing! Super charismatic and down-to-earth real! She recently came into town for a conference with Younique Cosmetics from Texas and we were able to connect again while I took her portraits! The wind was strong and the sun was high in the sky, but that didn’t stop us from getting some great images! She executed the cinemagraph idea I had for her perfectly! Check out these fun summertime portraits and then go check out those awesome cosmetics!! They’re becoming a fast favorite of mine to photograph!

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Monica Moore Smith

June 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

I met this adorably cute girl at the Utah Film Awards earlier this year and knew immediately I wanted to work with her! Later I found out she is one of the stars in Saturday’s Warrior! I’m so honored she agreed to work with me! I say work….but man, it’s seriously doesn’t feel like work! She is amazing! Check out this Sneak Peek from our shoot! Just a few of my ultimate favorites!

Sometimes I like to shoot through flower petals!
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She also humored me in helping me create another Cinemagraph!

The K Family

May 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Last week we travelled down to New Mexico where my family lives to celebrate my niece’s graduation. While we were down there, we met up with some good friends and I got to take their portraits! This cute couple moved to New Mexico last year and periodically welcome foster kids into their hearts and home when needed! They are a blast to be around and have such a contagious happy spirit! We found this amazingly green area near the Rio Grande and my parents’ house. I had no idea this beautiful place was even here!

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“Oh, if life were made of moments, even now and then a bad one, but if it were made of moments then you’d never know you had one” – the Baker’s Wife, Into The Woods

Miss C’s Senior Portraits

May 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I love working with graduating seniors! They have so much talent but also so much potential ahead of them in their lives. Being able to capture a bit of their personality in their lives and their future goals is amazing! This girl is no different. She is already working in the field of her choice as my husband Sound Editing Assistant! She is a big fan of ballroom dance, theater and the technical side of theater (the Behind the Scenes)! So what better place to capture a bit of what makes her up, than to start on the stage!

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Took a Chance and had Some Fun!

May 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

You can’t win if you don’t play. We’ve all heard this. I recently entered one of my latest cinemagraphs in a contest and won 3rd place! I am so jazzed about even just getting 3rd place! There’s so much talent out there, so I’m honored that they chose my cinemagraph as one of the winners!


This time we took to the mountains and hit up an awesome waterfall near us! My handsome husband graciously said he’d model for me! He’s much better at jumping than I am, so I opted to toss my hair, while he took the cooler route and did an awesome jump!

I’m looking forward to making many more of these. If you have an idea for a cinemagraph and want to collaborate, contact me and we can set it in motion!

And because I wanted in on the fun too…

Miss A’s Senior Portraits

May 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm

It was such an fun experience to be able to shoot this amazing gal’s Senior Portraits. For one, she’s the sister of my last bride! So that was super fun to reconnect with this great family! And for another, this girl had already started acquiring her certificate for Surgical Technology from Salt Lake Community College! Anytime I hear of a High Schooler getting a jump start on their further education I can’t help but throw my hands in the air! And then face palm, cause I didn’t do that when I was younger! lol This rising generation is amazing and I’m so elated to be able to capture their brilliance!

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