But she really does. Enough to let you put gold leaf in her hair.
Brooke Schultz Photography Utah Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer
I’ll confess I’ve been down on my words lately. Seeing so clearly where I’m weak (too flowery! not practical! where’s the concrete?! all the professors’s critiques come back) and writing about the photos I make is often hard. There’s so much that goes into the creative process–but then, too, it’s another world. I get in the “zone” and don’t think, just shoot. Trying to assign words to that intuitive process makes me feel like poking out my eyeballs and I want to just let the photos stand on their own. But the stories of how they were made is part of the story of what they are.
I’ve been dealing with a huge big mondo thing personally that’s sent me reeling and crashing with waves of grief and hope and loss and uncertainty. I promise soon I’ll be ready to name it all. On a particular day I got some hard news that stung with finality and I determined to infuse more fun and play into my life right that very second. Samantha Kelly and I decided to collaborate–push our creative boundaries, get out of our “typical” boxes, try to be unsafe. I didn’t perfectly succeed in making only mind-blowingly creative, dazzlingly different images–but the process nourished every piece of me.
If you wish for beautiful photos of your family, let’s chat about your session.
Emily’s bright soul and expressive heart drew me to her immediately. She’s one of those people–infectious smile people. Make you immediately feel like her best friend people. To see how she and Daniel love each other was a real treat, and I’m so grateful to have been part of such a perfect match’s union.
Flowers: Soil and Stem
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Aubrey–yes, that Aubrey, hair whisperer genius painter Aubrey–is someone you love before you really have a reason to. She’s warm and kind and down to earth, even though she’s exquisite. I admire her on so many levels, so getting to photograph her with her adorable Franklin in their home was a treat beyond words…only emojis can describe, you understand.
Can I even tell you how much you need these photographs, of your family? Can I overstate the import enough? Of course the answer is no. But if these images speak to you, and you’d like to make some of your family in the best place, where all the memories are made, send me an email and I’ll hold your hand through all the details. Cause I get it. It can be hard to let someone in when there’s an eternal list of things you want to change about your house or your dress size before you commit to photos. But I’ll croon the essentialness of this experience for as long as you need to help you understand the love that comes through. The love I could never orchestrate or pose. If your family is full of love, we’re set. Let’s do this.
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On top of the world, or just the top of Harmon’s downtown…
We laughed like old friends and they worked the camera like crazy. There was an inappropriate amount of squealing (from me) because of how much love they let themselves show.
Two gem souls knit in lotsa snuggles, for you.
If you love somebody and you wanna make photos, I just might be your lady. Let’s chat about your session.
Faith and Jordan. Gosh, when someone you love and have loved for a long time finds someone she loves and wants to spend forever with…you make them do a lot of hugging and take pictures of it. They’ve known each other since high school (they went to prom together! At Sundance!) but it wasn’t until recently that the fates aligned–but when they did, oh-oh, it’s maaagic! (do you know that song? if not, that was probably strange to read…)
Faith and Jordan, thank you for bringing me to your love and soaking yourselves in the snow. Can’t waiiit for the big day!
Emily and Daniel trudged through the snow in the name of love and I loved them for it. They have contagious laughs and the sweetest caring for each other–Daniel treats Emily like gold, and Emily feels the same toward him. What a bundle of happy beauty.
If you’re in love and overflowing about it, let’s make photographs.
Flower crown: Soil and Stem
Okay, two bridal sessions in a row at the state capitol…I should hang my head in photographer-novelty shame. But I’m not gonna because the sky was blue and their connection was perfection and pluuus the both of them are like a bomb of love and beauty went off and showered the whole world in its gloriousness. Bam.
welcome dear baby girl to the evans family and the sweet world. you’ve got it good with this group–they’ll show you laughs and dancing good times and a whole bunch of love.
Whether or not you’ve recently welcomed a new babe to your family, your people need photographing. So. I do that kind of thing. Let’s chat about your session.