Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ancestors in a Box

Ancestors in a Box...

When I was young, a highlight of visiting my grandmother's home was having her retrieve the boxes of loose photos and allowing me to peruse the family legacy. 

Boxes...images casually tossed into a box, labeled on the white border in a perfectly scripted penmanship who the person was...

Posed pictures...
...from a professional photographer, with the studio name emblazoned on the bottom in a fancy cursive.
...labeled with all family members.
...dog eared from years of grandkid's handling

Random snapshots...
...in the wheelchair, her mother, who had polio.
...in front of a car, a proud brother, with his new car.
...in a yard, siblings, standing frozen for the camera.

And on the back, the date and often the location of where the image was taken.

Photographs are a family history passed down to a new generation. Photographs are shared family memories.  Photographs offer a better understanding of family - where they were from, the trials, birthdays, and celebrations that brought them together.

Ancestors in a box.

After awhile, the story wasn't told by my grandmother to me, but from me to a younger sibling.
...and this is Dominica, who had polio.
...and Joe was very proud of his first car.
...and this is Joe, Ida, and Rose when they were young.

When we print images, we are creating a history to be shared, a legacy of lives lived, a personal history lesson, of memories captured for time.

Why do I photograph?
Because I am a keeper of time.
Because memories need to be preserved.
Because it is a way of keeping time in a bottle...or in a box.

Let me create memories for your future generations.
Wall art, books, or even a box.

Contact me today...

Park City Photographers
c: 435.513.3814

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Make your session as unique as you!

We first photographed Emma when she was thirteen.
Fast forward to this soon-to-be high school senior's session.
Intelligent: (Emory, Amherst)

Honored to capture images of this young lady for two lifetime milestones.

Location: Park City, Utah
Nikon D810
24-70 2.8
Strobes: Paul Buff Alien Bees
Think Tank
Black Rapid

Soft box placed upon the ground. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Family Photos

What are you looking for in your family photos?

The word "family" implies a connection - and therefore, a photo showing that connection is important to many families.  Hugging, holding hands, moving in tight generally creates bigger smiles, laughter, tickling - and a great happy image.  Add the fun personalities of family members, a superb Park City location, excellent lighting, Park City Photographers - and voila.

Here, after about an hour and a half session, we chose to do "one more" photo - and this was it.

Contact us today for your one of a kind session. We create memories every day. Let us create one for you. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Behind the Scenes

What does it look like BEHIND the scenes?
Thanks to a few parents, you now know!  Studio equipment on location is standard for Park City Photographers.  

Senior Nicole painted this great underpass, so it was only natural that we took some of her senior image here!

Model and gymnast Addie shows off how flexible she is.  

Location Scouting

Tried and true locations are often cliche - EVERY body has taken an image THERE, and while "we can too", we like to create artistic portraits in other amazing places as well.  At Park City Photographers, I scout for the perfect location for you and your family.  

I'll be scouting more spots in the next week or so, but in the meantime, take a look at this awesome location right here in Park City.  Imagine your family here.  

Call me today. We can make it happen! 

                                           Superb location!  Mountain Pond

                                          Location: Long Boardwalk with bridge

                                                      Location: Aspen Grove #1
                                                             Location: Aspen Grove #1
                                                        Location: Hiker's Way

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Superb article detailing why one MUST charge what he/she does...

Too often, I hear, "Wow. I was hoping to spend less for a photographer." But the following article found on DIY Photography explains why a photographer charges what he/she does.

Link:   http://www.diyphotography.net/much-photographers-charge-per-hour/)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Regrets...of these, I have a few...

As I look around at an "almost" empty home (my boys are now 18 and 23), there are few things missing, but one that stands out sharply in my mind: photographs of my sons. As a photographer, I have favorite landscapes on my walls;  images of vintage cars and trucks, huge florals, and "house themed" western-styled "placed by decorator" art. I have artistic imagery of strangers - shot in Chicago, NYC, and SLC.   But what I am sorely lacking in are photos of my boys: photos of them at all of life's different stages of growing together.  Sure, I took plenty of "snapshots" - at ball games and ski races, at parties and "just because".  But I have few real "photographs", and what I am painfully aware of, and cannot go back and time to do over, is the fact that I have very few professional images of my boys together.

I have an image of my older boy hugging his newborn baby brother; a sepia image of the two of them dressed up in "old time" baseball outfits, taken by another photographer.  I have a framed photo of them as young boys, calmly sitting together on a bough of a tree; and a photo (somewhere) of my "three" boys, all sitting shirtless on a rock.  And, my newest image, of my "grown" boys, standing together as friends. These, I treasure.

Here is what I've learned: of all the images I have taken, those that are my most treasured are not stored in my computer, or burned upon a disc.  They are not the hurriedly nabbed snapshots, the images with their faces obscured by helmets, stored on social media sites, cell phones, and old hard-drives.  They are the ones that I have printed, framed, and placed upon my walls. They are the ones that cause met to smile daily.

Take the time to have professional photographic images taken and framed.  Time is fleeting. Kids won't be kids forever.

Call me. Let's photograph your kids now.