My best friend and I.
Wow I forgot how amazing it feels to be at home for more than two days at a time, how amazing it feels to have routine and your mornings with your husband. Already feeling so productive and at peace and just in awe at the opportunities I’ve had over the past two months. So many bride and groom’s flooding my inbox and next year is looking to be absolute magic. Just sitting here, drinking our favorite coffee and in awe at how loving God is, how He provides in the most unexpected ways.
745225 December, 2019
Red rocks for life
903414 hours ago
I’ve released all the details for my preset pack on my story! Check it out to see plenty of before and afters - and I want to edit yours too! Email me a couple of RAW files (not jpgs) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sharing some on my story!
3,252295 December, 2019
Just let me adore you 🖤
4,48115020 hours ago
Straight out of my camera!! Are they even real?!😍😍😍
Sneak peak of this snowy winter wonderland session! Who said winter pictures had to be bad? These are gorgeous 😍.
117 minutes ago
Happy Saturday! I can't believe I don't have a wedding today so I'm celebrating by sleeping in, wearing leggings, and spending time with the family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I've noticed in my older years... yes... I said older years. You guys. I'm freaking 36! I'm getting old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So what I've noticed is that I need to SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ellie is 12 and Harrison is 9. They're going to remember me not being around. Unlike when they were little, I had a shoot every single evening and weekend. I worked and worked and funny enough, I get paid the same amount but I don't work nearly as hard. Why? I raised my prices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So... dear #utahphotographers ... RAISE YO PRICES! Let's all get paid more together. No one should be charging less than $1500 for a wedding and $225 for a family session. Now that we all have Lightroom Presets and applications like Honeybook... there's NO reason to charge $75 for a session. And don't even get me started on mini sessions... You're still doing the same amount of work! Most of my family sessions are under an hour anyway because children can't give you more than that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That's all for today friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Raise your prices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🚨 REMINDER 🚨 a week from today my biggest deal of the year ends!! $300 off any wedding package, $75 off any regular session. It’s too good to not take advantage of, so hit me up ASAP if you want to snag some pictures while saving on that cash monayy. 🙌🏼💰
PS: if anyone wants to take me back to Copenhagen for their shoot that’d be swell. 😜
14143 minutes ago
Isn’t everything 10000x more romantic when there’s snow?
4151 minutes ago
people look real cute when they’re freshly engaged and layin’ on a blanket together. 🖤✨
139754 minutes ago
Can we just talk about how pretty these falls colors were?! Oh, and the people too 😘
i LOVE holidays. there are so many through out the year & they always bring me such excitement.
what is YOUR favorite holiday?! 👇🏽
56392 hours ago
Had a battery disaster during a shoot, but luckily my couple was so gorgeous that practically all of their shots up to that point were usable. What you can’t tell from the picture is that the wind was blowing so hard, the veil kept popping right out of the bride’s hair, and just out of the frame I have a big fist full of veil to keep the thing from flying away. Thank goodness for these two and their loving sense of humor that excused the wind, the cold, and the battery mishaps. Two weeks to their wedding and I’m so happy for them 😍
The text was from an unknown number but it was very clear to me that the text was from Jacob. My heart started beating like CRAZY. In that moment, I was completely and utterly shocked. I knew things were going well with Jacob, but I didn’t think marriage would be happening until maybe the Spring at the earliest. I loved Jacob more than I thought possible. The thought of marrying him was exciting and felt right even just a few months into dating. But was I crazy to go this fast?? I thought maybe he would talk to my dad during Christmas break and then propose sometime in January? at the earliest! But there I was late at night, laying in bed realizing that Jacob was ready to make a HUGE commitment to me. I don’t think I slept very much that night, my head was spinning. I felt incredibly excited, shocked, and euphoric. So many questions swirled around in my brain. Did he ask my dad for permission? Are we ready for this step? Does he really love me that much? How will he propose? Should I keep it a secret that I saw that text? Is Jacob THE one? And ...... Would I even say yes if he asked me ?
TO BE CONTINUED
Early morning boudoir for you all before I set off for another boudy adventure!🖤 Boudoir is one of my favorite genres of photography. 🖤
It puts together so many gorgeous aspects of femininity. 🖤
And I cannot get enough of the amazing way my gals own their beauty. 🖤
Here’s to many more of these incredible sessions. 🖤☺️✨
713 hours ago
A reminder of why I love my job! Is her reaction adorable or what?! She thought they were just doing family pictures.
Let us just say that we aren’t the team for everyone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may be thinking what why did she just that??⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yeah, I said it we are not for everyone!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We thrive in situations that make us feel alive. We prefer the moments that are candid, genuine, raw, and real. We're all about the natural moments that happen at a wedding. Our creative spirit comes alive when we have the opportunity to connect with our clients and get to know them. For us, it’s really important to know what you’re all about, what your dreams are, how you met, and even how you see your wedding day unfolding.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our clients get us at our absolute best when we can thrive. Then we're able to provide them with a magical experience and give them exactly what they deserve.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A team that truly cares and a team that has your best interest in mind. One that’s been through the wedding planning process and the ones who have worked through numerous weddings. With us, you get the best of both worlds! I (Jessica) love those candid, laughing, and in-between moments. Corey enjoys standing back to capture the emotion and the things that you weren’t there to witness during your day because you were busy doing other things or saying hi to your guests.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For us, it’s super important that your final delivery is something that you can share for generations to come, full of real moments, genuine laughs, authentic emotions, and natural edits of what the day looked like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ultimately we don’t want you to feel like another client, we want you to feel like family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because how you spend your day matters to us. It’s stress-free, it’s fun, and it’s enjoyable!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I LOVE ALL OF YOU. Today started very bad for me. I don’t talk about this a lot, but I have depression. Years ago it was really bad, but I’ve worked hard in my battle with it and most of my days are good, but today was just plain BAD from the minute I woke up. Nothing bad happened to make me feel this way, my brain just refused to let me see any good in my life. The best way for me to explain it is that all I felt and saw was darkness. I saw myself as a terrible photographer, mother, wife, and person. I was upset about- and frankly just ungrateful- for everything I had and didn’t have. I was mad that I had another day of doing things I didn’t have the energy or willpower to do. I was mad I wasn’t thinner/prettier/smarter/richer/better and honestly questioned why God had made me who I was. YOU GUYS. I was so depressed that I wished to be someone else, be doing something else, be ANYWHERE ELSE. My logical side of the brain knew I was being ridiculous, but my illogical side just couldn’t stop the depression from setting in. So I reached out to you guys- I told you to tell me something happy- and you guys delivered because I felt the LOVE. I got messages, and responses, and texts, and my cute sister surprised me with a visit and brought me a present, and I had an amazing and heartwarming talk with a client, and YOU ALL CHANGED MY FREAKING WORLD. I cried, I laughed, but mostly I felt pure JOY in a time where I felt like joy was completely unattainable. Social media is seen as such an unforgiving and mean place sometimes, but you guys really brought such a light into my life through it today. Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to help me. Thank you for taking the time to think of me. I truly love and appreciate you all. 💛 Depression is such a real and scary thing. I know all too well how scary it can be. So if ANY of you ever need to talk- I am here 💛 #depressionawareness
Lindsey + Marc 🌲 They are the perfect example of why I love traveling for sessions. Lindsey is from Idaho, so that’s where they are getting married at the end of this month. But Marc is from Seattle so they chose Washington for their bridals! That way they get the best of 2 places that mean so much to them. I am constantly inspired by my clients and how willing they are to make their photo experience even more meaningful! Stop stressing about your photoshoot and think of it as a few hours you have an excuse to roam a beautiful location and spend precious time together while expressing crazy amounts of PDA! What more could you ask for! 💛 Feeling so grateful tonight for this amazing opportunity I have to capture these special, candid, once in a lifetime moments.
Tyler and I started this tradition to go to Lava Hot Springs every winter. We visit family, go shopping, eat super good food, and visit the hot springs. It’s such a great get away. Last year it was snowing while we were in the hot springs and it was just magical. I’ve been looking forward to this trip for weeks!!🤩
My view on physical affection has changed so much since I've become a photographer. I used to be the complete opposite of ooey-gooey and now I just tell people to make out all the time 😂😘💛
93116 hours ago
I couldn’t choose just one to post at first so here’s a lot and then just expect a lot more okay PEOPLE! || Guys, I’m so excited to share these. Thank you, @aubreebellephotography, for being the absolute kindest and most talented human being. Seriously, such a dream.
ONE freaking month until you can catch hubbs & I hopping a plane to honeymoon paradise✈️ Can you believe that we have never left the state together let alone the country🙈 and I am literally losing sleep with excitement for this adventure!
With becoming parents earlier than we expected, we kind of skipped over the adventurous years in our relationship, and 2020 is totally making up for that with 2 international trips and lots of fun adventures planned🖤
For anyone that has honeymooned with their love, give me all your best honeymoon tips👇🏼
🚨PSA🚨// I’ve decided that it is important that the world sees how cute my cat is, and to try to convince more people that cats are honestly just as cool as dogs. So moving forward, I will continue to post photos from my normal shoots, but you will now be able to swipe for an adorable video or photo of my cat. And guys... you don’t want to miss this first one. I think it’s honestly the cutest video I’ve ever taken in my life. So cheers to Betty’s new side insta ✨ 🐱
We want to celebrate your love ❤️ Let’s go on an adventure and document this time of your life for you look back on for the rest of time.
3031316 hours ago
follow your arrow wherever it points
30317 hours ago
FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! If there was one thing I was afraid of when I first started shooting, it was HARSH LIGHT!
I’m pretty sure 90% of the photogs I’ve met hate it, like DESPISE, but the other 10% love it. I never understood them, I thought “Why would you even choose to do this??? Their impossible to work with, everything’s too bright, and so on.....” WRONG. HOLY WRONG.
One of my friends made me go out of my comfort zone to just “try it”. And HOLY WOW. Some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.
So if your one of those struggling with harsh light, here’s some little tips I learned.
if your gonna go harsh, do it as much as possible. Eliminate all those harsh cast shadows so you can even out the skin
Mess around with your whites and blacks. Trust me tweaking those changes the game
If you don’t want a hella harsh BLUE, tone it down, but change the HSL to keep it as natural as possible
Keep the skin creamy, sometimes add grain to neutralize the contrast
Hope that helps 🖤🖤
Also this is @deliachatwin and she’s the ultimate queen