I have three loves in my life; family, sports and portraiture. It seems only natural that I would combine them to serve a group of people I find to be the most incredible; wives and families of professional sports. I have been on this adventure since 2009 and I have won some awards along the way. But, nothing has been more rewarding than the women I have had the opportunity to serve. My travels have taken me all over this great country of ours and parts of Canada.
Professional sports wives are some of the strongest women I have ever met in my life. It takes great inner fortitude to hold down the fort while a spouse ventures off for weeks and months at a time for their sport. There is more to their lives than assumed glitz and glamour. The women of professional sports are doing whatever they can to provide a normal life under not so normal circumstances.
That is where I come in. As a portrait photographer for pro-sport families, I document family life and not the athlete's accomplishments for sports. At the end of the day, pro-sport families are a family and the family will remain long after the trophies are won and the Halls of Fame engrave names in a wall. The family deserves a portrait of who they are together.
It is my joy to create that for pro-sport families. It is my greatest honor to give them a slice of autonomy when everything in life has the potential to be so public.
Additionally, I have a luxury studio space in beautiful Cottonwood Heights, Utah. I serve a local clientele here that I have come to love very much. Family is everything to me and I enjoy capturing portraits that will out live us all.
Before your Photo Shoot. Either over a cup of coffee in the studio or Skype, we will discuss you specific goals for your photo shoot. Whether you are requesting a family session, a custom newborn session or something sweet and sexy to send to your beau while he is away, we will make a plan to create something special for you.
The Day of your Photo Shoot. You will meet with my extraordinary team for professional hair, makeup and wardrobe styling. This process takes approximately an hour and half. After meeting with my team, we will spend approximately one to three hours creating your portraits. During our longer sessions, we also provide a light lunch or snacks to keep you going. This will be a perfect day to share with someone you love. I usually tell my clients to schedule a night out after their portraits session, because you will look fabulous!
After your Photo Shoot. I will retouch your images and create artwork for you will love. Two weeks from the date of your portrait session, we will meet in person or via Skype to review your images. It is my objective to create portraits you cannot live without; therefore, only purchase the ones you love.
Wall Portraits, Collections, Albums. We offer an array of beautiful mounted and framed wall portraits starting at 16 x 20 thru 30 x 40. We have gorgeous 11 x 14 Italian leather reveal box collections with matted 7 x 10 portraits and stunning Italian leather albums with thick art pages inside. Our premiere album comes with an Italian leather box containing a behind the scenes video of your experience. (This item is most popular with our engagement and wedding couples)
In the world of professional sports where your life is so public, we offer you a slice of privacy. Every portrait session is accompanied by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The only images posted to social media are the images you authorize. Your personal moments are not shared unless you authorize it in writing and only the images you select will be displayed. I WILL NOT post your images on social media or my website without a signed waiver by you. Those images are only posted by you to your own account and tagging is optional. Your images are never used in marketing for our studio, unless you authorize it. I typically do not use your images for marketing, because your lives are already so public and I want to offer you some autonomy in your home life. I believe in creating trust and connections for you as a family for years to come.
Our staff also signs an NDA when working with you and are forbidden to disclose information under contract.
Understanding the Needs of Professional Sports Families.
I understand carving out time from our busy schedules is no easy task; particularly, when one of the family members spends a majority of their time on the road away from home. Your schedule is my priority. I do my very best to accommodate road and off-season schedules. I travel nationwide and to Canada. All travel expense are built into my packages. I create archival, high quality portraits for your wall and box collections you may hand down to your children one day as a legacy. Every package includes a printed element and digital copies of selected images.
Custom Services Provided with Every Session
If there is one thing I have realized over my career, it is no two family’s needs are the same. We all want to live the best life we can live and to hand down a legacy to those we love the most. With this in mind, every session is designed with your unique needs in mind. I am committed to creating an amazing experience customized to your unique needs. I have a team that travels with me to provide professional hair and makeup. I have a relationship with vendors and designers to provide wardrobe styling assistance. In many situations the wardrobe is provided by our design team. You as the client are able to walk in on the day of your session in sweat pants and no makeup then walk out ready for a night on the town.
Studio and Travel Accommodations.
In addition to a studio location in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, I have travel built into my packages when it is required. I have scheduled travel dates to various destinations throughout the year to accommodate both in season and off season needs. We are available for travel year-round Nationwide and Canada during planned and unplanned travel schedule dates. I understand athletes have road schedules that make it difficult at times to make space for the simplest of pleasures. For this reason, I consider your availability to based on both your season and off-season schedule. What is best for you is best for me. We will make it happen together, I promise. In most situations, I attempt to schedule your session around your off-season calendar. This is sometimes difficult for families whose teams are entering the playoffs. When this happens, I do make accommodations for those families where I can.