Friday, December 11, 2009

merry chirstmas mamma meloy!

i recently had the awesome chance to work with kierea and tanner meloy on some sibling pictures for their mama. kierea was my roommate last year, and i love the girl to death! needless to say i was super excited to take these pictures and am really happy with the way they turned out. this was my first experience with siblings and i was quite lucky to have them to work with. they were wonderful and were willing to try anything i asked [sit in the snow, please?], even in the bitter 8 degree weather!!

the place: downtown provo, ut
the peeps: tanner and kierea meloy
the date: december 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

gotcha! [actually i just found some pictures that i never posted before]

the following are some random pictures that i came across while searching through old files on my computer. ENJOY!
rancho santa margarita, ca

rancho santa margarita, ca

mission viejo, ca

mission viejo, ca

coto de caza, ca

irvine, ca

coto de caza, ca

palm springs, ca

palm springs,ca

Sunday, November 8, 2009

i would gladly hit the road get up and go

you know that maroon5 song? sunday morning? play it next time you go on a drive. it might just change your life.
technically speaking, i took these on a sunday afternoon. [let's just pretend that it was in the morning.] nothing is more relaxing for me than a good drive, good beats, and my camera. so i conveniently combined the three and came up with these.

the place: provo canyon, ut
the peeps: mother nature
the date: november 8, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

the women of plymouth three

these are the beautiful women that live in plymouth 3. they were a complete joy to work with! four lovely ladies and a quaint ski resort, the possibilities are endless. the sun was a little bright at times and the wind kicked up, but these girls were troopers [let's just say that hiking hills in stilettos isn't an easy task!]

the place: sundance, ut
the peeps: alyssa, kelsey, sydney and ashley
the date: october 24, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

i kinda maybe like you a lot more than i originally planned.

if you really know me. or probably even if you don't know me at all, you probably know that i LOVE adventures and i often plan random ones to feed my appetite. the past two weekends i have ventured to downtown salt lake and park city. i've been to both places countless times, but both trips gave me a new love for each of the cities. maybe it was because of the fabulous ladies who tagged along with me.
midway, ut

park city, ut

park city, ut

salt lake city, ut

salt lake city, ut

salt lake city, ut

salt lake city, ut

salt lake city, ut

Sunday, October 11, 2009

fall at it's finest

here's the thing: i have the two most beautiful roommates in the world. there is no competition.
it was a beautiful afternoon and we all know how i can't resist the fall colors. thank goodness i have two very willing roommates who are up for anything. old deteriorating buildings? sketchy pipes over freezing rivers? thick forests? not a problem! darn, i love these girls!

the place: provo canyon, ut
the peeps: carson and whitney
the date: october 1o, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

labor day 2009

last day of summer. would have been a sad day if it weren't for the amazing day trip we took down to the rope swings! who would have guessed that the middle of nowhere was so freakin pretty?? [seriously though, it's the middle of nowhere]
oh, and rope swings? the rope is tied up in the tree and then you hold on and swing down into the lake. deathly terrifying for those [like me] who are afraid of heights. but SO MUCH FUN. and even more fun to take pictures of!

the place: mona, ut
the peeps: lexi, carson, whitney and jay
the date: september 1, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

nothing better. [august 23, 2009]

who doesn't love a little family gathering? i personally think they're the best and i always love the pictures that come out of them. maybe it's just that my family is filled with a bunch of characters, but we seem to always make the most ridiculous faces! never the less, i hate how long it is in between these family gatherings.

the place: coto de caza, ca
the peeps: the carpenters and the phaneufs
the date: august 23, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

the beautiful danielle marie anderton [august 4 2009]

ahh! i love this girl! isn't she gorgeous?? that hair! miss danielle has got to be one of the sweetest girls i have ever worked with. seriously though, how many girls do you know will hike a dirty mountain at 7:30am in 5inch stilettos?
i can't wait 'til she moves to utah. bring on the snow photo shoots!!

the place: ladera ranch, ca
the peeps: danielle
the date: august 4, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009


i love people. and i love the beach. so if you put them together does that make me double in love? i vote YES! i normally feel like a creep when i take these pictures, but i think the dirty looks from parents are worth the moment captured. let's just pretend that i actually know all of the people that i photograph.

the place: californian coast
the peeps: sandy bodies
the date: july 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

the soon to be MR. & MRS. VICKERS [july 11 2009]

this is my beautiful sister and her handsome husband. i love them terribly. they're the cutest thing in the world and i'm so glad that she trusted me enough to take their engagements. they were so easy to work with and go together so naturally [almost like peanut butter and jelly]. to be completely honest, this was my first time taking engagements so i was super lucky to be able to work with such a naturally beautiful couple.
also, just incase you were wondering, their celebrity name is SCOBEE. they're gonna be famous one day.

the place: crystal cove, ca
the peeps: scott and briana
the date: july 11, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

an angels game. july 6 2009

for me, the best part about summer isn't the beach. it isn't no school and it isn't my tan. it's most definitely ANGELS BASEBALL. i treasure each of the games that i get to go to with papi. there are always the most interesting characters and let's not forget the hot dogs! for some reason i had never brought my camera to a game before. it gave me the most interesting angle to the things that i'd seen so many times!! it's crazy how a camera can so easily change something that you've seen countless times before.

the place: anaheim, ca
the peeps: the angels and co.
the date: july 6, 2009

the third and forth of july

happy independence day, america! fourth of july has always been one of my favorite holidays. i guess i just can't get enough of the bbqs, pool parties, parades and fireworks! these are just a couple of my favorites from the festivities. so freakin' perfect.

the place: coto de caza, ca
the peeps: lots of friends and family
the date: july 3&4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

the first and second days of july

i tend to spend a lot of time at the beach during the summer. [i need to work on my tan, duhhh] i always see the most interesting people there and obviously love to take pictures of them. these are just a few of the billions that i've taken recently. and for some reason, i love the old people.

the place: californian coastline
the peeps: sun tanned bodies
the date: july 1&2, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

rotary party.

papi is the president of the rotary club. this was his party to celebrate.
decor by briana, burgers by papi, beats by jack johnson.
a great evening had by all. and a true pleasure to photograph.

the place: coto de caza, ca
the peeps: rotary club of coto de caza
the date: june 27, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

surf sesh.

it's a good thing that i have lots of friends who can surf. i sure as heck cannot, but i absolutely love photographing them surfing. it's practically euphoric. i get to take pictures, work on my tan, and gawk at the sexy lifeguards. darn i love my life!

the place: san onofre, ca
the peeps: jen, summer, jay, danielle, the sexy lifeguard
the date: june 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

utah and back

1. trust me, there were a lot of pictures from this road trip.
2. calling this trip epic doesn't begin to describe it.
3. this picture sums it up [taken at 4:30am, breathtaking, spiritual, taken with the help of new found friends]
the place: manti, zion,, ut
the peeps: saddleback ysa ward
the date: june 19-22, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

laguna beach

i love photography because it helps me to remember and appreciate what a beautiful world i live in. briana and i decided to take a little walk through laguna beach the other afternoon and these are what i came up with. [and my favorite lollipop!] it was also one of the first times that i really started using my zoom lens. i learned on a standard lens so it was really great to try out a new bigger lens, the only problem is now i have such a hard time switching back to my little one!

the place: laguna beach, ca
the peeps: mother nature
the date: june 11, 2009