The following are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken over the last several years. I love the ability photography gives to capture a moment and share a story!
1. Newborn Jenna: 8/27/14, 4:30 pm; Rexburg, Idaho; 1/320 sec; f/2.2; ISO 400; Canon Rebel T3i
This shot is one of my favorites in the series of shots we did with Jenna when she was only 2 weeks old. Thankfully she slept like a champ and didn’t care what I did to her! We positioned the props in the room so that the warm afternoon sun would flood the shot. Edits included levels and hue/saturation.
2. Playing on the Swing: 7/4/14, 2:00pm; Grace, Idaho; 1/640 sec; f/8; ISO 320; Canon Rebel T3i
We were playing outside in the water, and then the kids started playing on the circular swing- I couldn’t resist the chance for a photo shoot! I had on my 75-300mm lens, and was zoomed at 300mm for this shot, which gave me a narrow window of opportunity to take the picture each time she came around. Edits included only very minor levels.
3. BYU-Idaho Gardens: 9/11/08, 8:30 pm; BYU-Idaho; 1/118 sec; f/2.7; ISO 80; Kodak C330
I love BYU-Idaho! I created a photo book of my photography of compus, and this image was one of my favorite in that series. No edits.
4. Truck in the Brush: 4/30/08, 6:00 pm; Bannack, MT; 1/215 sec; f/4.6; ISO 50; Nikon D70
That was a fun day at Bannack, Montana! I got tons of shots, and spent much of my time trying to get a unique shot. This was one of my last pictures I took before leaving, and quickly became one of my favorites. Edits include levels and a slight vignette.
5. Wagon outside the Hotel: 4/30/08, 9:00 am; Bannack, MT; 1/320 sec; f/4.0; ISO 100; Sony Cybershot
This was taken the same day as the truck in the brush- but it was one of my first images. I especially enjoy a tint on this image, and the way the images play together. Edits were a little more heavy, and included: levels, vibrance, Black and white, and vignette.
6. Cabin by the River: 4/30/08, 11:30 am; Bannack, MT; 1/350 sec; f/4.6; ISO 50; Nikon D70
Again, part of the Bannack Ghost town series in April 2008. I just enjoy this view of a lazy river next to the log cabin and have it hanging on my wall. Edits include: levels, vibrance, black and white filter (tint), brightness/contrast, and vignette.
7. Flowers and the bee: 4/5/14, 8:30 pm; Grace, Idaho; 1/320 sec; f/5.6; ISO 2000; Canon Rebel T3i
Shortly after I got my new Canon Rebel T3i, I was shooting the flowers in front of my mother in law’s home while I got familiar with the camera. Just as I was way zoomed in and snapping the shot, I noticed a bee working its way over to the flowers and into my shot. Edits include levels and vignette.
8. Salt Lake Temple in Winter: 2/23/07, 11:15 am; Salt Lake City, Idaho; 1/300 sec; f/6.8; ISO 80; Kodak C330
I love going to Salt Lake, and take pictures there every time I can. I especially love shots of the Salt Lake temple that don’t have the buildings around it- that way I can get a feel for what it was like back in the 1800s after it was built. Added bonus here: the snowstorm had gone all night and morning, and let up just enough so I could get the shot. Edits include levels and black/white filter.
9. Caryn Esplin: 4/30/14, 3:00 pm; Bannack, MT; 1/108 sec; f/4.9; ISO 50; Nikon D70
I took this picture of Sister Caryn Esplin while she was guiding our tour in Bannack, Montana. Edits include levels and crop.