This video is so great. I want so shoot some more content like this. Dark, moody, explorative.
Several weeks ago I was asked to collaborate on a project between Brittany Jepson of The House That Lars Built and Jed Henry a well known illustrator and the creator of the newly released children’s book, “Cheer Up Mouse“. The book is darling. My kids and I read between 30-60 minutes each night to wind down and I was eager to make this book a part of our collection. They love it. The language introduces fun new verbs to little ones using a sing-song language, features illustrations are nostalgic and a sweet story line of loving others as they need to be loved.
Jed and his wife Tanei Henry organized 10 children who were each unique and wonderfully easy to work with. Our team transformed the studio into a minimalistic forest where the children interacted and played out the parts of the adorable animals from Jed’s book. I cannot say enough about the savvy, forward-thinking styling of Brittany Jepson. She is amazingly talented with a personality perfect for large projects. She’s a calm, organized, visionary artist. She created each of these masks and sourced the costumes from local and international children’s clothing stores. She successfully extracted the essence of Jed’s book and translated it well for a small play for children.
To see more images and the entire content from this project visit The House That Lars Built where you may see 1) Instructions for doing a small play with children based on “Cheer Up Mouse” and 2) Instructions for making your own masks at home.
I was so happy that our work was featured on the Houghton Mifflin Young Readers Blog as well.
We were lucky to have Jocelyn Brown on our team who is truly the best and most professional hair and makeup artist I’ve worked with on a large production. We have worked together twice now and I hope to make a habit of that.
Thank you to my friend and assistant Meikel Reece for her support and work on this, and every project.
This workshop is designed for intermediate and professional photographers who have access to a DSLR camera, with some experience shooting in manual mode and a basic knowledge of aperture and shutter speed. Your time with us will be divided into three parts: lecture, mentored shooting and an open question and answer forum.
Topics and exercises will include but are not limited to the following:
• Finding confidence to shoot in manual mode in both ideal and and difficult environments.
• Composition, cropping and how to overcome common problems such as blur, motion, shadows and low-lighting.
• Creating the optimal atmosphere to encourage natural expression from even the most challenging children.
With 12 years combined professional experience, Ashley and Leah bring a wealth of knowledge and skill invaluable to any photographer looking to perfect their craft. Come for what surely will be an enjoyable afternoon of instruction, practice and defiantly a few laughs.
I am really excited about some new changes I am making so that I can offer high-quality, heirloom services and products that better serve my children’s portrait clients. Here are the changes that will begin this month!
- In the past I have offered Children’s Portraits as a promotion that runs 4-5 times per year. In order to accommodate the many requests I get between promotions I am happy to announce that I will be offering these sessions monthly!
- I will now be offering gift prints, albums, fine-art quality enlargements, and folios. As part of your session you will be invited back to the studio to view your portraits.
- For an additional and very reasonable fee, you may book your children’s portrait session at your home or another location of personal significance. Portraits of children in their own homes, rooms and backyards with sticky faces, outfit change piles and signs of their lives in their environment deepen the personal nature of the portraits and set the backdrop for my work to reflect the individuality of each child.
- I will be offering quarterly art portraits. These will be held in my studio or at unique outdoor locations. Art portraits differ from children’s portraits both in their availability and in their cost. The first of this series will be a collaboration with Erika Eddington of The Fleurist. I will post more information about session availability here in the next few weeks.
I am very excited to announce my latest collaboration with Harmony Provo. I will be teaching a Foundations in Photography class on Saturday May 18th from 12- 1:30 pm. During this 90 minute workshop I will help you learn how to take well-exposed meaningful images. You will learn the basics of shutter-speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. A model will attend so be prepared to shoot. Learn how to get the most out of your camera!
Call Harmony at 801/615.0268 to reserve your spot. Session fee is $60.
This is first come first serve and has a small capacity so call soon!