I feel so lucky to be friends with this amazing gal.  Not only is she an awesome mom, who I connect with on all sorts of levels, and our kids all play together awesomely,  AND she is an awesome friend. (Can you use the word “awesome” too much???)

She is always willing to be my guinea pig :)    Letting me try out all sorts of crazy ideas, even when I have no clue if they will work.  See, when you are my subject, I can get a little, umm how would I say this…. demanding? ha haaa.  I know what I want, and I run with it.  Tonii here always lets me :) I feel so spoiled! I took over when I saw her GORGEOUS purple shirt and how her eyes popped, so I did her make up really bold to accentuate it.   Then threw on the bold contrasting jewelry to bring out the color of her eyes.  Needless to say, we had a blast at this shoot from start to finish.

Tonii you are radiant. And you make 36 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy look so easy and carefree.

You always have the most fabulous shoes!

You could not have rocked this shot any more! AMAZING!!!!

You prove that pregnancy is very sexy.

I know, she’s ridiculously gorgeous right?

Thanks for always being willing to try my crazy ideas Tonii! You are one awesome chic! Love ya!

PS- and thanks for laughing with me as I shot you one handed while holding my crying 3 week old baby! :D Yes, we moms are THAT multi-talented!

The fun didn’t end here. Nope.

The very next day Tonii gave birth to this BEAUTIFUL baby girl.

And that post is coming up soon!!!





Jayme and I had an awesome afternoon/evening Bridal Session. Starting off inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and working our way down to the beautiful park under the shadow of the Capitol Building.

There really are no words needed here. Jayme, you are absolutely stunning.  You have a beautiful glow of happiness. I am so thrilled that I have had the chance to spend so much time with you!





I know right? I am so lucky that I get to photograph such gorgeous people!

Jayme and Brandon are a match made in heaven. One of those couples that just flows together. They have more than just their obvious great looks going for them.  Genuinely sweet and kind.  Laughter that is infectious, and smiles that go on for miles.

We got away from the cold outdoor weather and went inside the Salt Lake City Capitol building.  The dark overcast skies outside made shooting natural light a tad tricky but I could not be happier with the turn out!  We just bumped up that ISO and spent the afternoon playing and laughing and having an awesome time!

RAWR!

Jayme- you are such a natural beauty!

A little personal touch. Brandon proposed with handcuffs! So, how could we not include them? :)

I am so happy for these two. Not just for them, but for their new family they are starting together.  Both of them coming from marriages before, these two are each blessed with two beautiful children of their own.  Doubling their family, doubling their joy.  The kids are already best friends, you would never know seeing them interact that they were not all siblings already!

They make one big happy family {LOVE}

So of course we had to throw in a second mini session to get them all together!  Sleepy Ridge Golf Course provided a gorgeous setting!

I am so excited for your new journey! I can not wait to see where life takes you and your beautiful family!!!





I suppose it’s because it is fast approaching 3am here, and my 35 weeks of pregnancy has caught up with me, that I have been inspired to make this session my next share.

I have had the privilege of knowing Kate and Will for several years now.  A couple full of talent and tenderness.  For the years I have known them they have always wanted children.   Like many couples, this did not come as they had hoped and tried for.  I sat and watched as they struggled.  I felt pangs of guilt as I was blessed with 2 more of my own as they fought to get even one.

I watched as they went into foster parenting and when things looked so great for adopting, it came crashing down. I wanted to cry for them.

Then I cheered  AND cried at the news spread of their own miraculous joy!  Could this really be happening? Indeed it was!

Kate and Will.  You are both so sweet and so beautiful.  Words cannot express to you, what my heart feels seeing you get that chance to be parents to your own beautiful little girl. So deserving you both are.

Kate you emanate every ounce of the word RADIANT





Some people just have that natural flow about them.  Annie was no exception.  This girl just emanates fierceness.

We started off our rainy October day inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building downtown.   One thing I do LOVE about rainy days, the dramatic atmosphere and lighting. Absolute perfection!

How about this dress? I mean textures galore! So stunning you are Annie, really.

Dress is from Bridal Image in Bountiful, UT.

A touch of personality

We were having so much fun! Then the Groom came, and it was an all out super model session :)

As if I haven’t shown you enough, we headed out into the streets after the rain left us and we were graced with some beautiful sunshine!

Greg, you are such a handsome charm!

All this red could not have been more perfect! Did I mention her wedding colors were red, black and ivory? :) I love red!

Two of my favorite shots from the urban streets of Salt Lake….

There is nothing better than a day full of love, and capturing that love for the keeping!





A little while back I had the awesome chance to spend a cold (but not quite freezing) evening out with Spencer.  An awesome young man who is preparing to serve a mission.

He comes from the sweetest family, that I have had the privilege of knowing for the last few years.  His mom is a total sweetheart and funny to boot.   His dad is absolutely hilarious, and genuine too.  And Spencer is the perfect combination of it all. One of the most well rounded young men I have ever met.  He has already spent time over seas and has no fear of going to unknown lands.

I wish him the best of luck to where ever he is called to Serve. Though I have no doubt he will do awesome!





The Kunz Family {Utah Family Photographer}

Posted on January 10, 2011

This is just how behind I got with bed rest, this adorable family was shot back in October! I know! Better late than never on the blogging right? :)

An absolutely fun family for sure! We caught the last bit of beautiful sunshine weather before the Utah winter blues set in.  These adorable kids had me not only working up a sweat, but they had me laughing! You will see, so many shots that just show how much personality they have!





Four and a half years ago I met an amazing chiropractor, Dr Bruce Nielson, who has changed my life in more ways than I could ever thank him enough for.  I began seeing him after I was hit head on by a pizza delivery boy.  To make a long story short, I had lost my ability to enjoy any single day in my life. I was plagued with pain from my neck down through my spine and daily migraines.  There were days so bad I could not even get up to get my little newborn baby boy to nurse. I had to have him brought to me. Doc worked his magic and has given me the ability to have a life again. To function and enjoy my life and my family. Even more than that, I began using him for his naturalistic healing.  When 2 years had passed since the birth of my son and I had had my 4th miscarriage I had all but given up. Until I talked to him.  With his help 3 months later I conceived and carried full term my little Lillie. And once again this year, after my 7th miscarriage, I went to him again. Here I am 15 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. Miracle worker? I would most definitely say so.  I get teary eyed just thinking of how grateful I am for Doctor Nielson and his care he has given me.  It isn’t often you come across someone so dedicated and passionate about what they do. He is truly gifted in his ability to heal.

So if you ever need an amazing chiropractor/kinesiologist I highly, HIGHLY recommend him!

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Now, on to his awesome family! Every now and then I get a chance to spend time with amazing people.  People who remind me of things long forgotten. This  gorgeous family was a total flashback to my years growing up. I loved every second of it! We had so much fun we shot until the very last ray of light came through the trees and I still could have kept going!

It’s not hard to see where these gorgeous kids came from.

These handsome boys had me rolling. They reminded SO much of my older brothers.  Which of course made it easy for me to get what I wanted out of them ;)

And then there is little Miss Chloe.  Really no words are needed, but I will give you one.

FIERCE

I know right?

Seriously, I had too much fun!

What else would you expect from a bunch of boys??

There is just something about little girls, they really are Sugar & Spice

As always, I have to end with the laughter!





A family full of boys! I love it! Shy at first, these boys couldn’t fool me! You see, I have 4 older brothers, I know how they work ;)

They were so cooperative throughout the shoot. And trust me, I asked a lot of them.  hee hee  Of course, when you tell them they get to have a balloon fight, it most certainly helps!

A super family that gave me a super fun evening!

Don’t tell me they don’t know the word FIERCE





Have you noticed how gorgeous it is outside? I sure have! Slightly cooler temps, gorgeous sunlight, green trees… It is the perfect time of year for portraits. And trust me, it isn’t going to last! The month of September is going to be stunning!

So in celebration of the beautiful look Utah is giving us right now, the start of school, and my birthday (yes, I am celebrating, despite the fact that it is on Saturday and my wisdom teeth are being pulled Friday, I will celebrate!) I am having  all out specials on every session!

Let’s start with what seems to be the hot item right now :) Back to school! Did I mention that my oldest is starting Kindergarten? Don’t worry, I am not the cry over it type of mom. Instead I am thinking of what all I can get done in that whole 2.5 hours she is gone. hee hee

So, if you are sick of the school portraits where you have no clue what face your child will be making, how their hair will turn out and the basic, shoulder up shot, Let’s do a Back to School Session for just $100! That gives you a mini session of a child Pre-k through 11th grade. One outfit, on location. You will receive a full resolution CD of 10-15 images. With the print rights!

Let’s not forget our Seniors! It’s the most exciting time of their lives! (thus far) You need to show off all that they have accomplished. What they’re interests are, their style. Them.

Choose from a mini session for $150- 1 outfit on location. 15-20 images full resolution on cd with print rights.

Or choose a full Senior Session for $250. Unlimited outfit changes, multiple locations. 30-45 images full resolution on cd with the print rights!

Maternity and New Bundles- get a full session for just $150! That’s on location. 15-25 images on cd in full resolution with the image release!

Couples & Engagements- Choose between a mini session- for just $150- that is on location, one outfit and 10-15  full resolution images on cd with the image release,

or,

Get a full Session, unlimited outfit changes, multiple locations, 30-45 full resolution images on cd with the image release for just $250!

Families- thought about Christmas cards yet? I know, what?! When did that happen?! That’s what I realized when I saw Halloween items at the store yesterday. It really is right around the corner.  Right now it is gorgeous for pictures! Sure, you can chance trying to get those perfect fall leaves shots- which you will only have one good week where the weather is actually perfect for that. Or you can brave the frosty winds and snow for those wintery shots. Which I actually LOVE, but not many do :) But now, really is, the right time!

Choose between a mini session for $150- group shots, 10-15 full resolution images on cd with the image release, OR

A full family Session- breakdowns included for just $300. 30-45 images in full resolution on cd with the image release!

Let’s not forget our beautiful Brides! Get a full bridal session for just $250.  25-40 full resolution images on cd with the print rights!

These are deals you don’t want to pass up! And they will only last for a short time!

So call, text or email me to book your sessions!

Hollie Hanson

801-735-8008

holliehanson@gmail.com

or catch me on facebook!

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