Friday, December 28, 2012

camera shy

In October, when I found out that all of my siblings would be getting together for Christmas, I really wanted to set up a family portrait session.  The last time we were all in a photo together was Steve's wedding in 09 when Simon was 6 weeks old. Since that photo, 6 kids have been added to the family.   (Isa, Vicky, Ella, Carter, Austen, Benen)

I set out to find a photographer in the Salt Lake/Northern Utah county area, so that it would be easier for the majority of the family to get to.  After asking for several referrals, and scouring pinterest and websites, it came down to Camera Shy.  They had an adorable studio, they gave printing rights, and had two studio rooms full of different back drops and amazing props.  I called and set up the appointment. Despite the fact that they lost our appointment, and so we had to show up 2 hours earlier than we had planned for our shoot, and that the disk they gave us had 1/2 the photos missing, I would use them again...and here's why.  The photographers are really great!  I mean, there were 14 kids and 14 adults.  The oldest kid was 10, we had 3 (almost) 2 year olds and 3 babies.  We still ended up with beautiful shots.  We still ended up getting every shot that I had asked for.  We were done in 90 minutes.  We shot every individual family. We shot the whole gang. We shot all my siblings with my folks. We did Great-grandma shots with her grandkids.  We didn't dare shoot 14 kids with just great grandma ;) but we did get a shot of grandparents with the kids.  We shot just the kids. (this one wasn't on the disk, but it's hilariously accurate of what 14 kids feel like at the end of a photo shoot).  The whole session cost $190 after tax and I have a disk with a release to print.  They kept the stress low, and really were fun with the kids.  If you're looking for a studio for winter photos, and a great experience, I'd recommend camera shy.  Just be sure to call and verify your appointment a week before, because they didn't have us in their system even though I had scheduled in October.  And be sure to review the disk before leaving.  Thankfully, my brother will be in Lehi tomorrow and will grab the disk for me.  It's worth the drive if we could see Bryant, but he's in St this girl is staying north.

Grandkids with Mimi and Papi aka Opa  

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