Sadie Jane Family Session | Salt Lake City | Whitney

Hello everyone!  Long time no posts… from me…. whoops!  For some reason putting together blog posts is a real struggle for me.  I’m a person who hates doing anything I HAVE to do, but DON’T have to do.  You know what I mean?  I would say it’s a big character flaw for me.  I’m also a know it all, but that’s another story for another time.  It feels good to be back on the blog and I have a bunch of other posts I am putting together at the moment before the crazy season begins again.  So watch out for me!

 

I don’t know if many of you have heard of Simply Sadie Jane, but she is an incredible fitness blogger!  I met Sadie at an Albion Fit fashion show, but it was very brief.  When I really got to know Sadie was during a sweat session at the Albion Fit Soulstice Retreat.  We were paired together in a little HIIT workout so she got to see me fall to my knees during pushups and watch my bad form on my squats thanks to my awkwardly long legs and high center of gravity.  Luckily I was in pretty good shape at that time so I could kind of keep up with someone as amazing as her!  Sadie is everything that you want in a person and blogger…. incredibly down to earth and sarcastic, genuinely nice, realistic, beautiful, and a hot bod that she works HARD for (she lost 80 pounds years ago and has kept it off).

 

Sadie was nice enough to let me come up with the concept of her shoot.  At the moment I was feeling very inspired by the vibrant colors that Kodak Portra 800 gives off.  So I based the shoot around that.  I had her and her family wear jewel tones and told her to put her husband in tweed.  She hired a stylist and the rest is history.  We had a great time taking these photos…. other than the INSANE amount of wind that made the kids hate life… but other than that…. pretty good ha!  As you can see Sadie is no stranger to the camera and it loves her!  Throughout this shoot I have both color and black and white film.

 

Enjoy!

– Whitney

 

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Jessica Janae Photography | Backstage Pass | Family Shoot

Hey guys!! This week I wanted to just you take along on a family shoot I did recently so you can see what the little daily shoots look like! We haven’t done just a behind the scenes video of a shoot in a while so I thought it would be kewl whip. This shoot was at Antelope Island with the most stunning family. The sky was super moody that day which I have actually been loving lately.

A regular family shoot goes like this: right after the family books we start chatting about locations. a few weeks later I have them send me the outfits they’re thinking of wearing and I give suggestions. One week before we finalize the exact time and spot to meet. The day of I usually get multiple texts from the mom stressing and confirming everything and asking about her outfit haha. I arrive to the shoot and meet the fam. I always chat with the kids for a while. I learn their names and ages and just walk along with them getting them super comfy with me. And then the shooting chasing madness  begins! Family shoots with kids usually last an hour tops. These kids were awesome and hung in there for almost an hour and a half! We shot right up until it was completely dark. The sun was bright red… You can even shoot after dark the trick is you face your subject where the sun just went down and raise that ISO!

Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think, let us know if you have questions, or give suggestions for future videos and let us know what you want to see next!!!!

xoxo

Jess

Rosser Family Pictures | Utah Mountains | Lifestyle Family Photographer

These family pictures turned out so stunning I just cant even handle. They’re the sweetest family first off, and Lorena is just a knock out. Her incredible dress from free people combined with magical makeup skills by Vivian Makeup Artist and miles of mountains covered in wild flowers was just ridiculous. I feel like my 3 year old could have gotten pretty pictures of them cuz it was just so dang perfect.

We explored lots of the canyon for this shoot, just pulling off to the side of the road when we saw something amazing, which was every 3 feet. Utah is such an amazing state to live in. I feel so lucky when I’m in the mountains. It is so breathtaking I feel like pictures will never do it justice. But I sure tried haha.

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Cara Brook Family Shoot | St George, Utah | Family Photographer

As many of you already know I shoot a lot for this beautiful woman! Cara Brooks also known as Maskcara the makeup goddess of the universe! She has her own makeup line which is the coolest I’ve ever seen. Her contour kit is revolutionary haha. but seriously. http://www.maskcara.com/

I got to shoot her sweet family a few months back in St. George, Utah. It was gorgeous. Her boys are perfection. Ive never seen a baby that I honestly think is as cute as my kids hahahahha

I was on my way home from a girls trip in Vegas when I stopped off to do their family pictures and I was late!! So by the time we got to the location we had a half hour or less of light to shoot in so I was secretly stressing cuz light is my jam. But of course it just turned out to be perfection because Cara is the hottest mom on the earth apparently and because they are just all so sweet together, their interaction made for some gorgeous easy natural shots. exactly what I wanted. Just a family in love and playing/enjoying an evening in the desert; while just happening to be dressed up to the nines!

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Behind the Scenes | Family Sessions

 

So this week we videoed some of the family shoot madness thats been happening! Whitney and myself have had 2 family shoots almost every day the past 2 weeks! Insane right?! I’ve come to love family shoots more and more as I’ve been shooting them so I wanted to share some tips on how I interact with families to make them feel comfortable and how I pose and approach the shoot etc!

Both families we shot up Little Cottonwood Canyon in SLC, Utah because its one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen! Its nice and open with lots of places to explore for kids.

The first family was a family I knew because I had shot the mom and dad’s engagements, bridals and wedding day a few years back! I love when I get to see my couples grow into little families!

The second family in the video I had never met but I made sure to chat with the kids before the shoot and during the shoot so they felt like they knew me. PS isn’t that mom STUNNING?!?!?!?!

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Koren and Emma Mother Daughter | Salt Lake City, UT | Whitney Kofford

This mother daughter shoot was so much fun and so different than anything I have ever done!  Koren called me and told me she wanted a really specific look for a shoot with her youngest daughter.  Emma is the most beautiful 17 year old you have ever seen and she was SO photogenic, and would you ever believe that Koren has a child that is 30 years old?  She looks amazing!  They both looked so great and I loved their vibe!  They were so natural together and you could tell that Emma totally loved being with her mom.  It’s kind of hard to find that in a 17 year old these days, so that was really awesome!  We shot these photos at Tibble Fork, but it was so busy that I didn’t even use the lake to photograph by.  I had also never actually done a shoot there so it was nice to have my own perspective on things since it is such a highly photographed area.  I loved these two and was so happy I got got to do this awesome shoot with them!

Whitney

 

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Christmas Family Pictures | La Caille | Utah family photographer

I cant get enough of this family!! They are all so beautiful and so kind.

if you remember, I shot their christmas pictures last year as well, you can view them here-

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They really are insanely stylish and whenever I post their pictures people think I did a celebrity family shoot. They could totally be famous for being s0 good looking like the Kardashians.

Location- La Caille in Cottonwood, Utah

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Bell Family Shoot | Salt Lake City, Utah | Whitney

After this cute dads battle with cancer, his wife’s only request was to capture some fun moments with their dad.  When Megan called me and explained that the last family photos they had taken were when her husband was very sick and in chemotherapy, I was so flattered that she picked me to capture this now joyous time.  I can’t even imagine how cherished these photos will be to them.

Their cute little family was so fun to photograph!  The girls were darling and had such personality.  After about 30 minutes of shooting the weather started getting CRAZY, but made for some pretty awesome clouds.  We all had a great time (until the cold came in and the little girls were freezing), but all in all a great photoshoot with incredible people!  Thanks Bell family.

Whitney

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Cauffman Family Shoot | Salt Lake City, Utah | Jessica Janae

These guys drove all the way from Colorado to SLS, straight to the location to shoot! I was shocked I could even get the kids to look at me! They were so awesome.

This family is stunning. The mom, I mean come on. heart eyes. And the baby was an ANGEL the whole time. Didn’t make a peep. It was cold and windy and even started raining at one point haha. But they drove all the way here so I was gonna make sure we got awesome pics no matter what!2014-10-17_0042 2014-10-17_0043 2014-10-17_0003 2014-10-17_0004 2014-10-17_0005 2014-10-17_0006 2014-10-17_0007 2014-10-17_0008 2014-10-17_0009 2014-10-17_0010 2014-10-17_0011 2014-10-17_0012 2014-10-17_0013 2014-10-17_0014 2014-10-17_0015 2014-10-17_0016 2014-10-17_0017 2014-10-17_0018 2014-10-17_0019 2014-10-17_0020 2014-10-17_0021 2014-10-17_0022 2014-10-17_0023 2014-10-17_0024 2014-10-17_0025 2014-10-17_0026 2014-10-17_0027 2014-10-17_0028 2014-10-17_0029 2014-10-17_0030 2014-10-17_0031 2014-10-17_0032 2014-10-17_0033 2014-10-17_0034 2014-10-17_0035

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Kamille and Christian Family shoot | Jessica Janae

THIS family.

Christian is my best friends big brother 🙂 He is such an awesome guy. I’ve known Kamille for a long time as well, she does my hair! She’s the mastermind who did my blue ombre this past year. it was sick.

Their cute round human is named Millie. She is the chubbiest ball of sweetness.

So this shoot was just crazy and awesome. all the ideas we had turned out exactly how I wanted. It even rained the day we shot. like a lot. but we still pulled it off 🙂 and can we talk about how they both look like greek gods?! ya just wait till the last pics..

you can follow Kamille here ! http://www.bubsyandmo.com/moblog/2014-09-15_0002

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