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Engagement Session for Keller-Brown

September 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

These two love birds have had many adventures together and are embarking on the greatest adventure of all: Marriage! We went to the State Capitol Building for their engagement session. In the 14 years I’ve been in Utah, I’ve never been there before so I was pretty excited to get some great shots of this lovely couple around all that history and great architecture!

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And we also hit up City Creek for a pretty amazing cinemagraph!

Fall Portrait Special

September 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

Fall colors are here!!!! Don’t delay or it may be too late to get those gorgeous colors. Last year a fungus made the trees lose all their leaves super quick….within days….reports are the trees are healthy this year! So we’ll have a few weeks with those amazing colors we all love so much, but they’ll be gone before we know it and the snow will start. :P Does anyone else feel like time is just going faster and faster? Our summer went by way too fast. But we also had lots of fun!

This fall I want to give a little extra to my wonderful clients! So with your session you’ll also be receiving a FREE 16×20 Luster Print, printed at my local pro lab! If you need a different size, just let me know and we’ll work it out! This offer is only valid for the month of September through October! As always you will receive your edited images by digital download and you will have printing rights to use as you’d like. Get ready for your Christmas Cards by getting your family portraits done early!!! ;) Let’s get those portrait sessions booked! There are limited spots!


Test Shoot with Model Alex Shuey

August 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

This shoot was for testing out a new product that I’ve fallen in love with recently. Younique Makeup, I first heard about it through a friend, then a cousin, then another cousin, then another friend….well, you get the picture. I finally tried some basic products and loved it! But there was another side to just how it felt that I noticed…..I noticed that it photographs really well! Just as well as another beloved cosmetic product that the industry loves so much. I hear time and time again, that the ‘beloved’ product felt horrible. It weighs you down, makes you break out. Yes, photographs beautifully and has a great staying power. A little too great actually, I once tried a lip stain of their for a Film Awards Show. I wanted a cherry red to match the dress I’d be wearing, but it came out pink against my skin color. :/ It lasted for 3 days even after trying makeup remover, rubbing alcohol, and lots of elbow grease. I hated it, wanted it off. The foundation and powder looked great yet just as everyone’s reports, it was heavy and felt cake-y. When I tried Younique’s Liquid Touch Foundation, I was sold! It didn’t feel as any other foundation that I had tried before! I hardly felt like I was wearing any at all. Then I learned about the Younique Foundation and all the good that they do for those who have been through traumatic experiences in their lives from sexual abuse. Younique Products exist because of the foundation! But they took it one step further, these products are all natural, and because they are all natural, they don’t need to test them on animals! They just keep blowing me away! The 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is my favorite product!

Anyhoo, I wanted to try it out on someone else. I set up with my friend and model, Alex Shuey, to come by for a photo shoot. She mentioned that her eyelashes were in recovery from multiple eyelash extensions. Perfect! So here’s my “test” shoot! Testing these great products…..you really need to try them out for yourself! Looking through these, keep in mind, minimal editing has been done. No retouching of the face has been done.

Younique Products Model is wearing:

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara

Mineral Touch Liquid Foundation in Taffeta

Addiction Eye Shadow Palette 1

Splurge Cream Shadow in Elegant


And we can’t forget the cinemagraph! *teehee*

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