JWilsonPix: Blog https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog en-us (C)JWilsonPix (JWilsonPix) Mon, 22 Nov 2021 19:35:00 GMT Mon, 22 Nov 2021 19:35:00 GMT https://www.jwilsonpix.com/img/s/v-12/u872036516-o58322577-50.jpg JWilsonPix: Blog https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog 68 120 Need content imagery but don't want to be in the picture/video? These tips are for you! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/12/need-content-imagery-but-dont-want-to-be-in-the-picture/video-these-tips-are-for-you Ideas to Try at Home if you DON'T want to be in front of the camera! 

As IG transitions in competition with tik tok, as video becomes all the rage... 

Many of us, myself included are struggling with being comfortable IN FRONT of the camera! I get it.. the struggle is real!!! Here are some ideas you can use to take images, take video for reels etc, that don't have to include your face! (Unless you want it to of course :) ) 

 

  • Think of things specific to you and your brand, what tools do you use in your industry? Take static images of those and talk about why you love to use those tools. Share how they make your life so much easier. Get bonus engagement on social media by tagging the store you bought them at as well as the brand makers of said tools. 
  • Set up phone and do a behind the scenes type session. You can get both images and video clips from these types of set ups. Showcase different steps in what you do to create. For example... if you make jewelry... showcase how you design the pieces, share a bit about the processes you go thru to put everything together. 
  • Show images and/or video clips of before and after. Example: you are a wood worker. Show how you start with a piece of wood, and then what it looks like after you have created your masterpiece! 

I hope this is helpful to you all.... and of course if you'd like some custom one on one help with your particular business, I would love for you to set up a consultation with me to discuss more in depth. 

A few things to remember.. social media is about being social. Let people see what it takes for you, a real person, to create and put your stuff out into the world. 

 

Here is the link if you'd like to book some one to one help!

 

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(JWilsonPix) branding custom content images jwilsonpix personal branding photography photography portraits utah utah county https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/12/need-content-imagery-but-dont-want-to-be-in-the-picture/video-these-tips-are-for-you Fri, 03 Dec 2021 07:45:00 GMT
Tips for a fabulous sweetheart session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/tips-for-a-fabulous-sweetheart-session            

Who says you need to get engaged or married to capture beautiful photos of you and your sweetheart? Couple shoots have become increasingly popular and if you’re thinking about scheduling your own, there are a few things you should consider.

Your Theme

While a theme isn’t absolutely necessary, it does make it easier to plan your shoot and share your vision with your photographer. Having a theme will guide your outfit, location and prop choices and ensure they blend together perfectly. Some couples feel that a theme is too cheesy, but this is only the case if you make it so. Some examples of fun themes include young, wild and free, wilderness or home sweet home.

Timing

Make sure you plan to have plenty of time on the day of your session. Don't book anything super important before or after your session time. You want to be able to enjoy each others company, do the session, and not be rushing. What’s more, make sure that you’re on time for your shoot so that your photographer has as much time as possible to capture photos of you and your partner.

Choose Your Location Carefully

Your location should fit in with the theme of your shoot. It should also be a place where you feel at ease and comfortable. For example, if you or your partner generally feel uncomfortable in front of a camera, it might not be a good idea to choose a very public space. Wherever you choose to have your photo session, make sure it’s easy to be yourselves.

 

In the weeks leading up to your photo session, don’t forget to spend some time deciding on your outfits. They don’t need to match but they should definitely be coordinated. Don’t opt for clothing that you’ve never worn before or anything you feel uncomfortable in – it will show through in your photos.

If you’re uncertain about anything else before your shoot, rather speak to your photographer instead of feeling uncertain or uncomfortable on the day.

These tips can be applies for sweetheart sessions in person as well as remote/virtually. 

If you'd like to book a session of your own... visit my calendar here to see what spots are available! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Printing your fav images from an Apple device! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/printing-your-fav-images-from-an-apple-device Whether you’ve decided now is the perfect time to create a scrapbook or print some of your favorite Instagram snaps, you can do so directly from your Apple device.

You won’t need any fancy software and it only takes minutes to print images for your home or albums. What you will need to do is make sure that your printer is compatible with AirPrint. This will ensure you don’t need to transfer files between devices. If your printer isn’t compatible, simply search for an accompanying app.

 

Printing Photos Using AirPrint

Here are the steps to follow to print your photos:

  1. Make sure your device and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  2. Open the Photos app on your Apple device
  3. Select the photos you want to print and click on the Share icon
  4. Once a menu pops up, look for the Print option and click on Select Printer
  5. Now, choose the printer you want to use, and the number of photos copies you want
  6. Ready to print? Tap Print

 

Tips for Printing Good-Quality Photos

To ensure your photos look great, here are a few helpful tips.

  • Choose good paper. The paper you print your photos on makes a big difference. Sharper images need glossy photo paper, while matte paper is better for softer images.
  • Pay attention to image size. Printing larger images could reduce the quality. If you want bigger prints, you may want to opt for professional printing services.
  • Upgrade your printer. Not all printers are able to connect to other devices via Wi-Fi. If you think you will be printing a lot of photos in the future, you may want to consider upgrading to a color printer with scanning capabilities. Portable printers are also handy if you want to print from your iPhone.

 

Once you realize how easy it is to print photos off your mobile device or laptop, you can even start creating photo gifts for the special people in your life. Bring more memories to life in your home and a smile to the faces of those you love by printing your photos more often!

 

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Remote Photography/ Family Pictures/How to get the most out of your photography session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-photography-session      FaceTime Photo      FaceTime Photo      

 

 

Hello friends!  

With the holidays coming up, many are considering doing family photos while everyone is together!

That all being said.. whether you book me or someone else.. please take the time to consider these things! 

 
Family is everything. The special moments in life for your family are important moments to capture in as real a way as possible. There are several things you can do to ensure that your moments are captured professionally, affordably and in a way that you will be brought back in time to that moment and will cherish forever.

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY!!

Contrary to popular belief the first thing when considering how and who to capture these moments for your family is NOT about cost. Everyone wants the biggest bang for their buck, because we all work hard for our money. Going for the cheapest prices though can sometimes bite you in the bum. There is nothing worse than getting back the final images and not being happy with the quality, or having certain special moments not captured. I hear it all the time where people say that looking back they wish they hadn’t skimped on the photographer for their special life/family event.

DO YOUR RESEARCH!

It is important to do your research. When deciding on who to use, you want to check out their work. Look at their portfolio and see what their style is like. Do you like the style, do you like the portfolio work? If so then check out their reviews from previous customers. Check out their yelp page, their social media pages, see what others say about working with them. 

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION!

Once you have narrowed your choices down, request information on packages and prices and what all is included. Most photographers will customize packages to fit your needs and budget. Let them know what you want and need specifically and if you like the info they send you set up a meeting. With today’s technology you can email, text, do a phone call or even a facetime call if you are too far away or too busy to meet in person. 

BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEEDS!

It is very important to be clear on what you want to do with your final images. Do you plan to get a huge canvas to hang in the living room over the fireplace? Are you looking for something to hang in your office at work? Will you be making announcements or cards to send out to family and friends? Will you be making gifts to send to family and friends? Are the images for your family only and will go into a 
family album to pass on to your kids? Are the images going to go on your wall at home? When you know what you want to do with your final images, it is important to relay this to your photographer to make sure they understand and will be able to provide you with products and images fitting your purposes. 

ALWAYS GET A FORMAL CONTRACT!

When you have decided on your photographer it is important to make sure they offer some sort of agreement contract/model release that both parties have to sign. This allows both parties to be on the same page with what’s going to happen and what is expected. Once you’re all booked and set to go you can move on to the next steps to prepare for your session. 

WHAT TO WEAR

One of the most commonly asked questions is what to wear for your session. There is no set universal answer to this. It depends on your families’ style, the location, the weather. I always tell my clients that there is no need to be matchy matchy. You want to stick to colors that complement each other. No that hot pink zebra striped dress will not compliment the rest of the group in blue. No plaids, no extreme bling, no florescent colors (unless that is the theme and your all wearing it). 

You will want to think of where your location is, and what the weather is like in the area, and dress accordingly. Choice of footwear is of utmost importance when considering your location. You wouldn’t want to wear your best set of high heels for a location out in the woods. Be yourself, be comfortable. 

Many of the photographers I know, including myself have ideas they can send you for outfits and styles if you need somewhere to start. I send a Pinterest board with a large variety of styles and colors for the whole family based on the season. 

HAIR CUTS & COLORS AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OUT

Once your session is booked, if you have at least 2 weeks, then you will want to do everyone’s haircuts and color if needed. This allows time to let the color relax, and everyone to feel comfortable with how they are styling their hair. 

NOT THE TIME TO EXPERIMENT

This is NOT the time to try to do new makeup techniques. You want to look like you, you want to be comfortable, and you want to feel pretty and at your best. I always say do your make up the way you would for a girl’s night out or date night. If wearing open toed shoes, you want to make sure the toenails are trimmed and painted pretty. Fingernails should be clean, neutral and pretty. Men’s grooming should be done at least three days before…unless they don’t shave, in which case you want to make sure beards and eyebrows are trimmed/groomed neatly. 

 

RELAX & HAVE FUN!!

The most important thing is to relax, and have fun. Enjoy the time with your family, enjoy the moments of the adventure. No moment happens exactly the same ever. It is not a time of stress or worrying about being perfect. It’s about you and yours and what makes you all unique. When your being true to who and what your all about, your photographer will capture that in all its perfect glory and deliver to you images that will last a lifetime and will be cherished memories of that particular moment forever. 

I hope you have found some of these tips helpful. 


xoxo

Jess
480-238-9443
www.jwilsonpix.com

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5 Ways to Motivate Your Children Using Photography

Children love looking at photos of themselves and the people they love, which is why photography is such a great motivational tool.

If you’re a parent who wants to encourage a child to feel more confident and express themselves or you’re simply looking for new ways to spend more time together, photography can help you do that.

 Here are a few ways that you can use photography to help inspire your child.

  1. Create personalized portraits. Collect a few photos of family members and ask your children to draw some personalized portraits – you’ll be amazed to see their interpretations of each family member. Ask them to explain their drawings to you for extra insight. Once they’ve completed the portraits, create side-by-side images that you can store in an album.
  2. Allow your child to be the photographer. If you’ve ever wanted to see the world through your child’s eyes, give them a chance to be a photographer for a day.  Whether you let them use your cell phone or your old camera, allow them to capture anything and everything they want. Spend time going through their photos with them – you may even want to print one or two to display on the fridge as an extra confidence boost.
  3. Create a collage. Get their creative juices flowing by allowing your child to create a collage using printed pictures. While you may think that this activity is only suitable for younger children, you’ll find that even tweens and teens enjoy the creative aspect of this project.
  4. Share your family history. If you’ve got some time to spare over a weekend, why not get some of your old family photo albums out of the closet and take a trip down memory lane. Sharing memories with your children allows them to connect with your experiences and share their opinions with you. As a fun twist, you could even recreate a few of your old photos with your children.
  5. Indulge their fantasy. Children love dressing up, so why not use this as inspiration for your next photo session at home. Let them live out their dreams while you get to add updated photos to your collection from the comfort of your own home. Print at least one of the photos for your child’s bedroom to remind them of their unique powers.

Photos can be used for so much more than just decorating your home. Make this year the year you use photography to inspire and motivate your kids. There is nothing more heart warming then to see the smile on that little face when they see that they are important enough to you to have their picture on display for all to see! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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Alabama Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/alabama-remote-photo-session  

This beautiful client is getting ready to do a new launch and needed some custom content images for her social media. We did this session in her own home and had a lot of fun while shooting these images.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please check out the investment tab here on the website for all the information and

the book now button to get to my calendar. 

 

                       

   
 

 

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Do you have a contract? Why not? And why you should! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/do-you-have-a-contract-why-not-and-why-you-should

 

 

 

Talking about why it is important to have a contract for EVERY business deal you do,

every photo shoot you take!


   
 

 

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Find your side photo challenge! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/find-your-side-photo-challenge

 

 

 

Did you know you have a side??

It's true!

It is a proven fact that when you see images of yourself, from your preferred side, your brain acknowledges and likes the images better then from the opposite side. 

Use this photo challenge to figure out what side is YOURS! 


   
 

 

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Don't Ghost and Post! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/dont-ghost-and-post

 

 

Don't ghost and post!!

Don't know what that means??? Come watch my video and find out! 


   
 

 

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(JWilsonPix) branding custom content images jwilsonpix personal branding photography photography portraits remote sessions utah utah county virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/11/dont-ghost-and-post Mon, 01 Nov 2021 19:15:00 GMT
SC Family Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/sc-family-remote-photo-session I had the pleasure of working with this fun little family! 

I am located in Utah and they are in SC!

They hadn't been able to have the whole family together due to the pandemic in quite some time! So knowing they would all be together, and it would be a short time/trip, they booked a remote session! 

We were able to take 15-20 min of their time before they went out to dinner, and capture some sweet keepsake family images of them all together. 

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please check out the investment tab here on the website for all the information and

the book now button to get to my calendar. 

 

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Maldives Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/Maldives-remote-photo-session I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful friend all the way from the Maldives! 

I'm in Utah and she's on the other side of the planet practically! lol

She needed updated images to use for her content.

It has been several years since she did pictures that weren't images she took for herself.  

Our session took place on her terrace, overlooking the beach, in her own space. 

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please check out the investment tab here on the website for all the information and

the book now button to get to my calendar. 

               

   
 

 

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Free up space in your camera roll https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/free-up-space-in-your-camera-roll

   
 

 

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Toronto Canada Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/toronto-canada-remote-photo-session I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful Mom Boss, CEO.... 

She wanted to have some content images showing how she relaxes/recharges, 

in her favorite spot on her couch. She wanted to share a glimpse into her sweet plant babies. 

This session took us 30 min. IN the comfort of her own space. 

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please check out the investment tab here on the website for all the information and

the book now button to get to my calendar. 

 

           

   
 

 

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AZ Boudoir Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/az-boudoir-remote-photo-session I had the pleasure of working with this hot fire wifey! 

I am located in Utah, and she lives in Arizona!

She wanted to do a boudoir session to have some beautiful images to gift her hubby

when he came home from his fire assignment.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please check out the investment tab here on the website for all the information and

the book now button to get to my calendar. 

 

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Why and how to lock your sd card https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/whyandhowsdcardtip

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know you can lock your sd card? 

Why would you need to do that? 

This simple tip I share on your video will increase the chances of you getting your card back should

you ever have your gear lost or stolen. Would love to hear if this helped you at all! 
   
 

 

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Canada Just for Fun Remote Photo Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/canada-just-for-fun-remote-photo-session I had the pleasure of working with this amazing business woman. 

I am located in Utah, and she lives in Canada!

She is launching her own business, that's ALLL about sustainable fashion and more! 

We did a just for fun session for her from her home office. 

The objective behind this session was to provide a few updated custom content images

she could use on her social media.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please shoot me a text or an email via the contact tab! 

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Let's go to Nashville!! Mini Personal branding Remote Branding Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/lets-go-to-nashville-mini-personal-branding-remote-branding-session I had the pleasure of working with this amazing business woman. 

I am located in Utah, and she lived in Canada, BUT was on a work trip to Nashville! 

She was unable to take her regular photographer with her and so booked a remote session to capture some images of her time on this trip! The bonus?? She can go about her business knowing that when she gets back to her email, she will have custom content images to share on her social media as she pleases! Easey peasey! 

We did a remote mini personal branding photo session from her Air BNB. 

The objective behind this session was to provide a few updated custom content images documenting this business trip she was on so shed have images she could use on her social media.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please shoot me a text or an email via the contact tab! 

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Transitioning https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/transitioning Have I mentioned lately that I'm transitioning?  

 

I'm actually really super stoked about it. What?

You didn't know I was doing something?

Well I know you are busy, and I didn't want to bother you with the details until I had it all worked out. ** shrug.... I'm telling you now tho so does that count? :)

 

So between my journey with thyroid cancer (I've been pretty much sick since we left AZ and moved to Utah up until surgery in Nov 2020.) and then the pandemic, it was getting to be pretty hard to go OUT and do photos for people. The pandemic itself brings so many crazy what ifs with everything we do in public now adays.... plus recovering from surgery and such, it was just hard. Add in helping take care of my sweet grandbabies... well... I needed to figure something out. 

 

I did share awhile back that I was now offering remote services. So it may not be that big a surprise. Well after a lot of consideration, a lot of praying, a lot of researching what this would look like big picture... I decided to run with it. 

I will be transitioning my services to all remote! 

 

Did you know some people are still on lockdown? Some people are homebound. Some people are just scared to go out. Some people just hate having their pictures done and are happy that it's super hard to find and book a photographer depending on where you are. 

 

With these remote sessions, I was able to document a family in S.C., coming together for the first time in like 1.5 yrs. They did a quick, fun remote session together on their way out to dinner. 

 

With these remote sessions, I was able to document a business woman from Canada, going on a trip to Nashville who couldn't take her regular photographer with her. We got content images she could use on her social media from her air BNB. 

 

With these remote sessions, I was able to create content images for a business woman in CA to use for her reel cover images because with lockdown stuff going on she couldn't get booked with her regular photographer. 

 

I have a session coming up next week when I send this to you, with a CEO working on a new launch and wanting fun content images to use for her promotions. She is in Montreal. I will get to "see" locations I prob wouldn't ever get to go see in person and the people I work with get to have custom content images all their own!

 

After that I get to work with  mom boss in Alabama, who has never done professional pictures before!!!

 

The possibilities are really endless! 

 

So here is your official notice. 

I am remote. 

My message of having your own custom images,

of how important it is to have true to you documentation of your loved ones... Its all the same. 

It's just now the implementation of it is slightly different. 

I redid the website... If you want to go check it out and let me know what you think... Catch any grammar or spelling errors for me... :) 

 

So there you have it there you go. 

The holidays are coming. 

What are your plans? 

I know in some places travel is allowed and in others it is not. 

Id love to hear about what you and your family will be doing. 

Feel free to hit reply and let me know! :) 

 

 




   

 

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SLC Utah Mini Remote Branding Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/slc-utah-mini-remote-branding-session I had the pleasure of working with this amazingly thoughtful business man, Matthew! 

We are both located in Utah but several hours away from each other. 

We did a remote mini personal branding photo session. 

The objective behind this session was to provide a few updated custom content images

he could use on his social  media.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please shoot me a text or an email via the contact tab! 

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LA, Calif. Mini Remote Branding Session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/mini-remote-branding-session I had the pleasure of working with this amazing business woman, Miss Kamille. 

I am located in Utah, She is located in LA. 

We did a remote mini personal branding photo session. 

The objective behind this session was to provide a few updated custom content images

she could use on her social  media.

If you'd like to book YOUR own REMOTE/VIRTUAL Photo session

please shoot me a text or an email via the contact tab! 

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Episode 10 of Picture It Podcast! with Thea Eskey https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-10-of-picture-it-podcast-with-thea-eskey  

As a survivor of child abuse, addiction, self harm, abusive relationships and more… Thea has turned her trauma into her mission. She’s determined to do her best to leave the world slightly better then she found it. Come listen in as she shares with us how she uses her trauma to serve others and make a difference. Today we are talking about how there is systematic failure in protecting our children from abuse. 
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-10-of-picture-it-podcast-with-thea-eskey Fri, 15 Oct 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 9 of Picture It Podcast! with Zavanna Dova https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-9-of-picture-it-podcast-with-zavanna-dova  

Zavanna shares with us her story of triumph over chronic health and mental illness issues. How despite her struggles she still gets up every day to do the work. She doesn't give up, she continues to show up.  
 

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yfXRab9S2wuLFUgZIO9I4?si=Vd7ee4cGTeu-Aq4q6xiQZg&dl_branch=1
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-9-of-picture-it-podcast-with-zavanna-dova Tue, 12 Oct 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 8 of Picture It Podcast! Puppy Love with Bri! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-8-of-picture-it-podcast-puppy-love-with-bri  

Today we are hearing from Miss Bri- who is the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) at Fashion Empire and Personal Stylist at ButterflyGirl Style. She is going to share the story of how she found her soul mate in her sweet puppy Ellie, the trials that came along the way, but how in the end they were back together, and moving forward!  
 

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hW8N9LQiRtjT5yZjbPn5y?si=Mh-RI5NBSoO8m_P5DWdRIA&dl_branch=1
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-8-of-picture-it-podcast-puppy-love-with-bri Sun, 10 Oct 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 7 of Picture It Podcast! Family History Edition https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-7-of-picture-it-podcast-family-history-edition  

In this episode we discuss the importance of family history, the photography edition.
 

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https://anchor.fm/pictureit/episodes/Ep--7-Family-History--Photography-Edition-e12neh8
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-7-of-picture-it-podcast-family-history-edition Thu, 07 Oct 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Its Fall ya'all!!! October is here!!! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/its-fall-yaall-october-is-here Woohooo!! Fall is here!!

This is my favorite time of year, ngl..... I love the chill weather, the smell, the colors of the leaves all changing.... We do fire pits out in the backyard, go pumpkin hunting and have fun family times this time of year. It also happens to be my birthday and anniversary in October so that is an extra perk lolol. 

Id love to hear about what you and yours do during fall..... reply back and tell me about your adventures!!

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(JWilsonPix) 2021 couples photography family photography family portraits headshots jwilsonpix remote sessions true to you Utah County virtual pictures virtual sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/its-fall-yaall-october-is-here Mon, 04 Oct 2021 20:10:21 GMT
Episode 6 of Picture It Podcast! with Emma Lou! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-6-of-picture-it-podcast-with-emma-lou  

When one door closes and another opens. In todays episode we talk with Miss EmmaLou. She share with us an experience she had that was unexpected and very much a trial for her. She choose how to react to this situation, and was able to flip the script on it, and make it into something positive. So positive in fact that she stayed with her new circumstances and then used many of the things she learned during her time there to help her in her own business ventures after retirement.  If you would like to connect with EmmaLou you can find her here:   - www.facebook.com/healingyourfamilies  - www.instagram.com/emmaloufamilycoach  - www.linkedin.com/in/emmalou-pendrod/  - On her website www.healingyourfamilies.com you can find an ebook she has available for parenting a child with special needs, her Power Parent program, and an ebook on managing stress. 

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/0yujUOLIu8dkzRbqVjSL7T?si=RlFpobW0TI63iGNbG1EG3w&dl_branch=1
 


 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/10/episode-6-of-picture-it-podcast-with-emma-lou Mon, 04 Oct 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 5 of Picture It Podcast! with Kiki Lazz- Onyenobi https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-5-of-picture-it-podcast-with-kiki-lazz--onyenobi  

In this episode we have the beautiful Kiki as our guest speaker.

She has lived in a lot of places... and now resides in Texas ... But totally doesn't sound like she's from Texas. lol...

She shares her story of having faith and a life plan that didn't go as she expected and how she turned that anxiety and worry around from something negative into a stronger faith and connection with God, as well as a more connected, in the moment attitude towards her family. 

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WLCCTTJMzHxvUOzZ8zn0M?si=oh5WjbaeSaKngfPmXFUwNQ&dl_branch=1
 


 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-5-of-picture-it-podcast-with-kiki-lazz--onyenobi Thu, 30 Sep 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Announcing Virtual/Remote Photo Sessions with JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/Announcingremotephotosessionswithjwilsonpix Have you heard about remote/virtual photo sessions?

Remote photo sessions are great for: 

  • Lock down memories
  • Photo gifts for your partner
  • Updated images to use on your social media
  • True to You photos you can print in small format sizes
  • Update your social media or dating profiles
  • Doing something different and fun because you are bored
  • Working with a professional photographer without having to leave your house

Due to covid and many being on restrictions OR let's face it jut not ready to go out into the world and deal with the new level of crazies that have surfaced... I am now offering Virtual/Remote Photo sessions!! 

I am so excited to share this new offering with you all!! You can find out more specific info here!

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/Announcingremotephotosessionswithjwilsonpix Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:13:21 GMT
Episode 4 of Picture It Podcast! Can you fire your doctor? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-4-of-picture-it-podcast-can-you-fire-your-doctor  

In today’s episode I’m sharing a little bit about my cancer journey.

The biggest take away from this episode is to know that you can question

your doctors diagnosis,

nobody knows your body better than you do.
 

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/3haasSUgutjAhSW81luKct?si=k_JMMmD8SRKgaZYG3O_gag&dl_branch=1
 


 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-4-of-picture-it-podcast-can-you-fire-your-doctor Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 3 of Picture It Podcast! Prep tips https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-3-of-picture-it-podcast-prep-tips  

Just sharing some things to think about when you’re prepping

for a personal branding photography session for your business.

I’m also sharing my top five personal branding tips
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-3-of-picture-it-podcast-prep-tips Fri, 24 Sep 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Episode 2 of Picture It Podcast! Imposter Syndrome... can you relate? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-2-of-picture-it-podcast  

Sharing my thoughts on imposter syndrome with you,

as I work through it myself.
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photos family pictures headshots JWilsonPix personal branding Picture It Podcast remote photo sessions Utah County Utah County Photographer virtual photo sessions https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/episode-2-of-picture-it-podcast Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Hi Im Jess!! And I started a podcast :) https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/9/hi-im-jess  

Who is Jess and what you can expect to hear from Picture It Podcast!
 

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https://anchor.fm/pictureit/episodes/Episode-1-e12mt3c
 

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Printing images from an Apple device! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/printing-images-from-an-apple-device Whether you’ve decided now is the perfect time to create a scrapbook or print some of your favorite Instagram snaps, you can do so directly from your Apple device.

You won’t need any fancy software and it only takes minutes to print images for your home or albums. What you will need to do is make sure that your printer is compatible with AirPrint. This will ensure you don’t need to transfer files between devices. If your printer isn’t compatible, simply search for an accompanying app.

 

Printing Photos Using AirPrint

Here are the steps to follow to print your photos:

  1. Make sure your device and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  2. Open the Photos app on your Apple device
  3. Select the photos you want to print and click on the Share icon
  4. Once a menu pops up, look for the Print option and click on Select Printer
  5. Now, choose the printer you want to use, and the number of photos copies you want
  6. Ready to print? Tap Print

 

Tips for Printing Good-Quality Photos

To ensure your photos look great, here are a few helpful tips.

  • Choose good paper. The paper you print your photos on makes a big difference. Sharper images need glossy photo paper, while matte paper is better for softer images.
  • Pay attention to image size. Printing larger images could reduce the quality. If you want bigger prints, you may want to opt for professional printing services.
  • Upgrade your printer. Not all printers are able to connect to other devices via Wi-Fi. If you think you will be printing a lot of photos in the future, you may want to consider upgrading to a color printer with scanning capabilities. Portable printers are also handy if you want to print from your iPhone.

 

Once you realize how easy it is to print photos off your mobile device or laptop, you can even start creating photo gifts for the special people in your life. Bring more memories to life in your home and a smile to the faces of those you love by printing your photos more often!

 

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Tips for a fabulous sweetheart session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/tips-for-a-fabulous-sweetheart-session            

Who says you need to get engaged or married to capture beautiful photos of you and your sweetheart? Couple shoots have become increasingly popular and if you’re thinking about scheduling your own, there are a few things you should consider.

Your Theme

While a theme isn’t absolutely necessary, it does make it easier to plan your shoot and share your vision with your photographer. Having a theme will guide your outfit, location and prop choices and ensure they blend together perfectly. Some couples feel that a theme is too cheesy, but this is only the case if you make it so. Some examples of fun themes include young, wild and free, wilderness or home sweet home.

Timing

Make sure you plan to have plenty of time on the day of your session. Don't book anything super important before or after your session time. You want to be able to enjoy each others company, do the session, and not be rushing. What’s more, make sure that you’re on time for your shoot so that your photographer has as much time as possible to capture photos of you and your partner.

Choose Your Location Carefully

Your location should fit in with the theme of your shoot. It should also be a place where you feel at ease and comfortable. For example, if you or your partner generally feel uncomfortable in front of a camera, it might not be a good idea to choose a very public space. Wherever you choose to have your photo session, make sure it’s easy to be yourselves.

 

In the weeks leading up to your photo session, don’t forget to spend some time deciding on your outfits. They don’t need to match but they should definitely be coordinated. Don’t opt for clothing that you’ve never worn before or anything you feel uncomfortable in – it will show through in your photos.

If you’re uncertain about anything else before your shoot, rather speak to your photographer instead of feeling uncertain or uncomfortable on the day.

If you would like details on booking a sweetheart session of YOUR OWN... Here is the link!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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(JWilsonPix) branding custom content images jwilsonpix personal branding photography photography portraits utah utah county https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/tips-for-a-fabulous-sweetheart-session Fri, 20 Aug 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Fun Family Photo Display Ideas https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/fun-family-photo-display-ideas Fun Family Photo Display Ideas

If you want to turn your house into a home, it all starts with adding personal touches. Artwork and photographs are just two ways that you can make a home all your own. It’s not always easy to decide how to incorporate photos into your décor though. Frames, photos, colors, and display styles all need to be considered in conjunction with your décor.

  • Beyond the living room. Most people display their family photos in their living rooms but why not change things up by creating a collage of frames on a wall in your kitchen. Fun frames and photos can bring some extra warmth and love to the area where you make meals together.
  • Big and bold. If you want your photo wall to the next level, extend it and use bright frames (a red and black pairing is always a good choice). If you want to build a photo wall along your staircase, take the display wider and higher than you normally would for an eye-catching effect.
  • Black and white blend. If you would prefer something simpler, print some of your favorite family photos in varying sizes and in black and white. Next, place the photos in a combination of black and white frames and scatter them along a focus wall.
  • Let your wall colors guide you. Another great way to get your photos to blend in with your existing décor is to choose frames that complement your wall color. For example, red frames against a teal background stand out and blend in perfectly. If you love color, this is the ideal way to add more of it to your home.
  • Floor to ceiling. Have you ever seen a family photo display that fills an entire wall? It’s the perfect way to personalize a section in your home. If you do go the floor to ceiling route, choose frames that are more or less the same or your wall may end up looking a little too busy.
  • Create a photo ledge. Your family photos most certainly don’t need to be on a wall. If you have an appropriately sized ledge in your home, add photos to frames of different sizes and scatter them along the ledge. This could be a ledge of a window or a fireplace.
  • Add a wall-sized photo. Photo murals that take up space across an entire wall can be real statement pieces. You will need to get assistance from a professional printer for this.

Make this the year that you display some of your best memories and moments with your family in fun and creative ways in your home.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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How good are you with keeping your images organized? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/how-good-are-you-with-keeping-your-images-organized

Photo organization seems easy enough but very often, people end up getting discouraged and don’t end up finishing at all.

Your memories deserve to be organized and safe, particularly if you want to pass them down to your kids later on.

So, where do people go wrong and what is the biggest mistake they make during this process?

The answer: Only focusing on organization and forgetting to plan.

How you organize your photos will be key in successfully completing the project.

Organizing photos can be a daunting task but when you have the correct workflow in place, it becomes a lot easier and more pleasant.

 

The Photo Organization Formula

Step 1: Gather all of the photos you want to organize in one place. This could be physical prints that are sitting in drawers and boxes or digital prints on your hard drive.

Step 2: Decide on categories and sort through your photos accordingly. You can sort your photos according to events and holidays or year and month – whatever makes more sense to you.

Step 3: Edit the photos that need correcting if you know how to do so. There are a number of programs and apps that make editing quite simple, Lightroom and Snapseed being two examples.

Step 4: Organize your photos using captions and keywords by renaming your images. This could include the category, month, and year.

 

In the same way that you follow a recipe, this simple process will ensure you can easily gauge your progress and better plan your photo organization sessions. When you have a system in place, it’s very difficult to get discouraged, simply because the process feels more structured.

In fact, this organization formula can be applied to other areas of your life such as sorting through your closet or spring cleaning your kitchen.

If you happen to have a LOT of images on your phone.... one of my favorite apps to use is called Clean up (its on iphone). It goes thru allll your images, including the ones in the cloud, and lets you sort thru duplicates and such. Very hand IMO. 

 

If you found this topic helpful please share, like, comment! :) 

 

 

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We are going VIRTUAL! *** https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/special-announcement

 

OK folks.... I started doing research on remote sessions during covid when I saw that a few other photographers were going this route. I was intrigued. I put together a package for it and then due to health reasons put it on the back burner. As I have made connections all around the globe (thank you Club House) during covid... I decided to get serious about this offering. I have so many of you amazing people back in Arizona, here in all parts of Utah, and now across the world... that I would absolutely love to work with but due to location, couldnt. 

 

UNTIL NOW. 

 

JWilsonPix has gone virtual! YES Im still offering on location sessions in Utah County, Utah. And I would love to go back to AZ and do a weekend full of sessions anytime of the month but its just not feasible.  NOW... though... thanks to modern technology, that is no longer going to be a problem! 

 

I introduce you to my version of remote/virtual photo sessions. 

You can find all the info here!

I would absolutely freaking LOVE the opportunity to introduce you to the what and how these types of sessions work! if you are so inclined... please book yourself a spot! If you know someone who might be interested... please share it with them! 

 

I am offering a discount to ANY of my returning clients, Utah OR Arizona when you book a remote session. This discount would apply to your first session only. I say that because these sessions are such an easy, fun way to get some really fabulous images, that I'm positive you will be coming back for more sooner then later! :) 

 

There you have it, there you go! Holler if you have any questions... otherwise... feel free to click that link above there, ready thru the info, and then you will find a link at the bottom of that page for the booking calendar. 

 

Sending love and light to all! 

 

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Need content imagery but don't want to be in the picture/video? These tips are for you! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/8/need-content-imagery-but-dont-want-to-be-in-the-picture/video-these-tips-are-for-you Ideas to Try at Home if you DON'T want to be in front of the camera! 

As IG transitions in competition with tik tok, as video becomes all the rage... 

Many of us, myself included are struggling with being comfortable IN FRONT of the camera! I get it.. the struggle is real!!! Here are some ideas you can use to take images, take video for reels etc, that don't have to include your face! (Unless you want it to of course :) ) 

 

  • Think of things specific to you and your brand, what tools do you use in your industry? Take static images of those and talk about why you love to use those tools. Share how they make your life so much easier. Get bonus engagement on social media by tagging the store you bought them at as well as the brand makers of said tools. 
  • Set up phone and do a behind the scenes type session. You can get both images and video clips from these types of set ups. Showcase different steps in what you do to create. For example... if you make jewelry... showcase how you design the pieces, share a bit about the processes you go thru to put everything together. 
  • Show images and/or video clips of before and after. Example: you are a wood worker. Show how you start with a piece of wood, and then what it looks like after you have created your masterpiece! 

I hope this is helpful to you all.... and of course if you'd like some custom one on one help with your particular business, I would love for you to set up a consultation with me to discuss more in depth. 

A few things to remember.. social media is about being social. Let people see what it takes for you, a real person, to create and put your stuff out into the world. 

 

Here is the link if you'd like to book some one to one help!

 

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Have you heard we offer mini family sessions? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/7/weirdest-pregnancys-cravings  

Did you know I offer mini family photo sessions?

Its a great alternative to a full on photo session that saves you time and money.

Contact me directly at jess@jwilsonpix.com for more info!

 

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5 Reasons you need to do a personal branding photography session https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/7/5-reasons-you-need-to-do-a-personal-branding-photography-session

 

1. Your headshot is 10 years old.
First impressions, whether online or in person.... are everything. You want your profile image to LOOK like you NOW. 

 

2. You’re the boss/owner or leader in your industry.  Depending on your business and your role, you may need more than a selfie or iphone picture as your profile image. If you are at a level where professionalism is everything, you will want professional images for those platforms where that image needs to be sustained. 

 

3. You need printed material.  If you are looking to do print outs for a campaign, promotions or business cards, You will need a quality image to use for those materials.

 

4. Increase Your Conversion Rate  If you want to attract attention and customers to your brand, you need to make a first impression your audience considers seriously. Make them do a double take. Professional high-quality photos that make your audience do a double take, will increase the chances of them to looking more into your product or services.

 

5. You are being serious about your marketing strategy

Sometimes as business owners, we get to a point where we realize we really need to buckle down and be serious about our marketing strategy. Just as there is a time and place for stock images vs custom content images, the same rings true for iphone images, selfies and professional images. If you plan to be serious about how you  market your business, it's inevitable that at some point, you will have to cave in, and get professional images done. You can only level your marketing up so much without them. 

 

I hope you found this list helpful! If you did please like/comment/share! 

 

If you'd like to chat about your business/brand and personal branding photography and if that's something you should consider at this time, I would love to chat about it! Feel free to email me or connect with me on social media and shoot me a DM. 

 

 

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July 2021 Headshot Promo!!! Limited to 10 spots!!! They wont last long! https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/7/july-2021-headshot-promo-limited-to-10-spots-they-wont-last-long We made it to July Headshot Promo!   

Limited to 10 spots.. 
Home studio in Payson, Utah 
20-25 min shoot time 
$99 paid in full at booking via online invoice to hold your spot
5 fully edited, hi resolution digital images with print release 
You’ll have 5 backdrop colors to choose from

5 spots Saturday July 10th 1 pm-5 pm 
5 spots Saturday July 17th 1pm -5 pm 

DM/Email ME TO GET YOUR SPOT!!! πŸ‘πŸ“Έ

 


 

 

 

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5 ways to use your personal branding photo session images https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/7/5-ways-to-use-your-personal-branding-photo-session-images

 

A personal branding session is a great way to create a ton of content for your business in a short amount of time. Often times, my clients are excited for a personal branding photo shoot to update their headshot.

However, a personal branding session is SO much more than that.

Here are 5 ways to use your personal branding photography images.

1. Update your social media profiles

2. Use on your website

3. Campaign/Promotion pages

4. Pinterest graphics

5. Blog posts

The possibilities are endless.. there are many more ways besides just these five. Can you think of other uses for your branded images? I would love to hear what you have to add to this list. Comment below to tell me what you would add to this list! 

 

 

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What makes a good brand photo? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/6/what-makes-a-good-brand-photo

 

Good personal branding photos can transform your business. They provide a simple way, for your audience to connect with you on a deeper level. They can showcase your expertise, increase your credibility that you are who you are and do what you say you do, which all build trust. People support businesses they trust. 

 

When planning your branding photo session you want to think about a few things. 

- Your Why

- What you offer

- What problem your offer solves

- How you do it that is specific to YOU

- What is your vibe 

- How can you portray that in images

- How you will be using the images

 

 

If you are working with a professional photographer, they will usually talk with you about these things to get a good idea about you and your story. This allows them to give suggestions of ideas to help showcase these things.

 

In some cases, if you are working with a Branding Expert, they will give sometimes have a brand book you can share with your photographer to work off of for your images to ensure they are lined up and on brand point. 

 

If you found any value in this post, please like/comment/share.

 

 

 

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You booked a personal branding photo session. Now what? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/6/you-booked-a-personal-branding-photo-session-now-what

 

Let's be honest here... not too many people really enjoy taking pictures. Even when its for your business. 

With that in mind.. here is my checklist of things to do on your end to ensure a fabulous photo shoot. 

- Be super clear on what you want your goals for the shoot to be. Make a list. Communicate that list with your photographer. 

- Figure out what you will be using the images for. Make a list if need be so you don't forget or miss anything upcoming that you could utilize the images for. 

- Make a mood board off of Pinterest for example, showing the vibe, your brand colors, examples of what you see in your head when you imaging YOUR images. 

- Practice posing in the mirror so you get comfortable, and also so you can figure out what side is your favorite side for pictures of yourself. 

- Talk to your photographer about outfit and prop ideas. Also discuss the shoot list so you both are on the same page for what images you will be creating. 

- Have fun!! 

With a little pre planning, and a lot of communication, you will go into your session prepared and ready to go! This will help with the outcome of your images and will get you the biggest bang for your buck! If you're going to spend the money doing them, make sure they are fire!!! 

 

Like these tips? Please comment/like/share! :) 

 

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3 things to NOT do for your branding photo shoot. https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/6/3-things-to-not-do-for-your-branding-photo-shoot

 

A professional branding photography session is one of the smartest investments a small business/entrepreneur can make. Having custom branded images that no one else is using, that showcase all the awesomeness specific to your business/product/brand is one of the most genuine ways to put your message out to your audience and the world. However.... it can go wrong fast.... so its important to go into it knowing exactly what you are about and what you will be sharing in said images. 

 

Here are my 3 tips on things to NOT do for your branding photo shoot.

 

1. DON'T  fake it. As in don't get all over dressed up, and "create" a look just for your photos that is not really how you normally are. Be you. Show who you are. Its one thing to be professionally dressed up for your session, maybe buy a new outfit, or get your hair and make up done professionally, but still looking like you. Its another to overdo it and end up with pictures that look nothing like you in real life. You want people to recognize you in the grocery store or when you go to in person meetings. 

 

2. DON'T wait until last minute to plan your outfit.  It can be overwhelming, I know. But plan ahead and it won't be. When I am doing a branding session with a client, I will always ask what they intend to wear. You want to look like you, you want to be comfortable. I always suggest to use accessories and bring a jacket or a couple of top changes. This allows you to switch up your look in seconds by switching a jacket or your top and then adding/swapping accessories. We want to make sure that at least one of your outfit switches is your brand color, but the rest can be what you feel good in, feel pretty in, and that will allow you to have a few options of different "looks" in your images.  

 

3. KNOW exactly what you will be doing with these images. Again this is something that should be discussed with your photographer before hand to ensure the shoot list. HOWEVER.... it is not uncommon for a client to have one idea in mind when they speak with the photographer, show up and get the images done, and then change their mind on what they are doing. There is nothing worse than spending money on images you don't end up using. Be super clear in what you want the images FOR... so that when you do shoot them, there is no doubt or hesitation in your mind on moving forward and using them for what they were created for. 

 

I hope you found this tips helpful! If you would like to discuss if a branding photo shoot is something your business needs at this time, I would love to chat with you about it! Feel free to shoot me an email or connect on social media and DM me there. 

 

Please like/comment/share this post if you found any value in it. :) 

 

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Tips for Taking a Killer Selfie

Here are some simple tips that anyone can apply.

Selfies are so much fun and you probably have several stored on your smartphone. How many times have you had to take a dozen different shots just to get one that you’re happy with? Below are some easy tips that you can try the next time a selfie moment strikes.

  1. Double check how you look. Before shooting your next selfie, give yourself a quick once over to check your makeup or for any bits of hair that might be sticking up.
  2. Check your lighting. Any good photo needs great lighting so pose in a place that is well lit or has lots of natural light.
  3. What’s in the background? We have all seen selfies where the background was filled with dirty laundry or had another person in it. Make sure that your background is flattering.
  4. Play with angles. Not everyone looks the same at different angles. Play around with what works best for you and use that going forward. Try taking photos from a left or right angle and from above. Some say that holding the camera just above your eye line is the perfect angle. You can also try angling your shoulders differently for a more flattering effect.  
  5. Use your neck. To avoid any double chins, extend your neck and chin forward slightly to accentuate your neck and jawline.
  6. It’s ok to edit. Once you’re happy with the shot it’s ok to crop it slightly or even add a filter or effect for a more unique selfie. If the background is too distracting, you can even crop it out completely.
  7. Have fun with it. While there is a place for your more posed selfies, don’t be afraid to get a little silly, laugh and have fun. If you happen to be doing something interesting such as trying a new smoothie or putting on your snorkeling gear, take a quick shot.
  8. Use a filter. Part of the have fun with it process, can be going into snapchat for example. Mess around with filters and practice the other tips there, and then save that image to your camera roll to use. 

Ultimately.. it's a selfie. And selfies are supposed to be fun, or funny. Some can be glam and some can be used for profile images depending on the platform. Apply these tips and keep practicing and you will get it! 

 


 

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6"Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer"

 

1. How long have you been a photographer?

The longer the photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that this is not just a hobby for them. 

2. Which types of photography do you specialize in? 

It is uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography. Asking this question gives the photographer and yourself the opportunity to decide if you are a good fit for each other for the project at hand. For example, someone who specializes in wedding photography may or may not be good at seniors or head shots.

 3. Do you have many repeat clients?

This one is a great test of not only the quality of the photographers work but also of their customer service. People will come back again and again for both. 

 4. What is your policy on rescheduling a session?

An experienced photographer will have a cancellation policy in place when it comes to a customer cancelling or needing to reschedule a session. A photographer with  policies in place indicates that they have had experience working with many types of customers and situations and have created said policies accordingly.

5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)?

If you have any specific concerns regarding your session, such as the photographers ability to work with special needs children, or pets, or even grumpy husbands, just ask. Find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before and what they did. Given adequate notice of any sort of special situations that may apply to your session, any experienced photographer should be able deal with whatever comes up in a kind and professional way. This is the ultimate hallmark of a seasoned pro. 

6. Silent Question: Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport.

The photographers job is to capture you in your realness, in the emotion of the moment. If you and your photographer don't mesh well on the phone or in person, you wont mesh at your session and it will show in your images.


 

 

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How to Take Better Sporty Shots of Your Kids Using Your Smartphone

If you tend to spend a lot of your weekends on the side of a field or court to support your children, you’re no stranger to sporting events or the fact that it can be next to impossible to capture a decent shot of your child in action.

Moving shots are notoriously some of the hardest to capture, especially on a smartphone, but there are a few tips that you can keep in mind to make this a little easier going forward.

- Try to forget your zoom is there at all It’s important to remember that pinching a screen to get closer is not the same as zooming in with a professional camera lens. When you use the zoom function on your phone, you’re essentially just blowing up a portion of the image, which takes away from the overall quality. Instead of zooming in, try getting closer to the action. You can always crop your photo and zoom in later in when you go to edit the photo.

- Burst mode works wonders Most smartphones have pretty impressive cameras, but they’re not built to take action shots. However, burst mode is one feature that will increase your chances of capturing that perfect shot mid-kick, jump or bat. Most smartphones will activate burst mode when you hold the shutter button. If that doesn’t work, check your settings or download a burst mode app. - Focus on the photos first Focusing on taking as many great shots as you can, then once all the excitement is over, you can start sifting through your photos and choose the ones you want to edit.

- Stay alert If you want to capture better photos, you’ll need to be on the lookout for key moments in the game. You never quite know when something exciting is going to take place so have your camera ready to go. What also helps is to have more knowledge of the sport you’re watching too.

- Don’t forget about lighting Lighting can make or break your photos so if the weather doesn’t look too good on game day, take a few minutes to adjust your exposure to compensate. Increasing your exposure will force the camera to let in more light as you capture your photos. The sun icon is what will adjust the exposure on most smartphones.

Now that you know how to take better photos using your smartphone, you can look forward to a year of sporting accomplishments and exciting photos of your child that both you and they can be proud of.

 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Be more comfy with pics https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/5/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/photogenictips Simple Ways to Feel More Comfortable in Front of Any Camera

Whether you’ve always disliked posing for photos or it’s something you’ve recently become self-conscious about, there are steps you can take to change this.

Getting over your discomfort might not happen overnight but taking small steps every time you happen to be in front of a camera will eventually lead to a permanent change.

Here are some simple-to-implement tips:

       -Dress for Comfort and Confidence If you know you might be in front of a camera, don’t wear something you haven’t worn before or an outfit that you don’t always feel comfortable in. Wearing all of your best items might not be the right approach either. Since you don’t wear those items all the time, you might actually end up feeling more self-conscious.

     -Choose the Right Photographer It’s always easier to have your photo taken when you get along with and feel comfortable around your photographer. If you’re planning any form of professional shoot, take your time to find a photographer that makes communication easy, someone who doesn’t make you feel judged. If your photographer is easy to talk to, you might also want to mention that you’re feeling nervous about the shoot. Getting it out there will ensure your photographer will take additional steps to guide you and make you feel more confident.

    -Select a Location That Feels Comfortable As much as you want to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, you also want to choose a location where you don’t feel out of place. For example, if you already don’t like the thought of being the center of attention in front of s camera, having your shoot in a busy street or café is probably not the best idea.

   -Keep Your Hands Busy People who are nervous in front of the camera often don’t know what to do with their hands. If this tends to happen to you too, keep something in your hands during your shoot. This can be anything from a cup of coffee to a phone or a pair of sunglasses. Naturally, if your whole body will be in the shot, this won’t be an option. If you’re taking headshots, however, this can be a good distraction.

  -Practice at Home If you’re worried that you’ll look weird in your photos, practice posing in a mirror at home. You can even ask your partner, a friend or family member to help you out by taking photos with their camera or smartphone in the days leading up to your shoot.

Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in front of the camera, especially if you’re investing in a professional shoot. Ask for help from those around you and keep practicing to gradually start feeling more at ease.

 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Be more comfy with pics https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/4/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/photogenictips 5 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Be More Photogenic

Not everyone is naturally photogenic and if you tend to be the awkward one in photos, know that you’re not alone.

If you don’t love having your photo taken, you’re probably no stranger to having an overly wide smile or your shoulders creeping up to your ears. The good news is that you can feel more comfortable in front of the camera and look more confident in photos.

Here are a few tips how:

1. Keep Practicing The one way to get better at something is to keep practicing. Whether you set up the timer on your phone to take selfies or pose in the mirror, the more you do it, the better you’ll get. Plus, you can build up your confidence without having an audience.

2. Choose an Angle It’s very rare for someone to have a symmetrical face, which means everyone looks better from a different angle. Spend some time comparing your face from a right or left angle to see what looks better. Now, practice posing in the mirror or in front of your smartphone with your face at the appropriate angle.

3. Think of Something That Makes You Happy While you’re practicing at home, try showing different emotions to see how it changes your face. You will find that if you make your eyes too wide, you might end up looking slightly wild. One foolproof way to look more natural in photos is to think of something that makes you happy. This will soften your eyes and your face, resulting in a naturally joyful look. Another approach is to think of someone you love right before you smile.

4. Prepare If you know there might be a camera or two around on your next outing, do a little preparation. Think about how you want to do your hair and makeup and what you can wear to feel more confident. Opt for colors that complement your skin tone, hair and eyes to really stand out in your photos.

5. Angle Your Body While it’s fine to face the camera head-on, angling your body is usually more flattering. For one, moving your arms away from your body can make you look slimmer. Slightly angling your body can also show off your waste and placing your hair to one side can show off your neck. Again, experiment with this in the mirror when you’re at home.

These tips might sound simple, but they’re effective and eventually, more and more of your photos will start to turn out the way you want. 

 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Printing from your iphone https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/4/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/printing-from-your-iphone A Quick Guide to Printing Photos Using Your Iphone

Whether you’ve decided now is the perfect time to create a scrapbook or print some of your favorite Instagram snaps, you can do so directly from your Apple device. You won’t need any fancy software and it only takes minutes to print images for your home or albums.

What you will need to do is make sure that your printer is compatible with AirPrint. This will ensure you don’t need to transfer files between devices. If your printer isn’t compatible, simply search for an accompanying app.

Printing Photos Using AirPrint

Here are the steps to follow to print your photos:

1. Make sure your device and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network

2. Open the Photos app on your Apple device

3. Select the photos you want to print and click on the Share icon

4. Once a menu pops up, look for the Print option and click on Select Printer

5. Now choose the printer you want to use, and the number of photos copies you want

6. Ready to print? Tap Print

 

Tips for Printing Good-Quality Photos

To ensure your photos look great, here are a few helpful tips.

- Choose good paper. The paper you print your photos on makes a big difference. Sharper images need glossy photo paper, while matte paper is better for softer images.

- Pay attention to image size. Printing larger images could reduce the quality. If you want bigger prints, you may want to opt for professional printing services.

 - Upgrade your printer. Not all printers are able to connect to other devices via Wi-Fi. If you think you will be printing a lot of photos in the future, you may want to consider upgrading to a color printer with scanning capabilities. Portable printers are also handy if you want to print from your iPhone.

Once you realize how easy it is to print photos off your mobile device or laptop, you can even start creating photo gifts for the special people in your life.

Bring more memories to life in your home and a smile to the faces of those you love by printing your photos more often.

 


 

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Surviving a Family Photoshoot

How to make your next family photo session a stress free one.

Family photos are truly timeless and such a great keepsake for future generations.  Getting the family together to take those perfect portraits can turn into chaos if not approached correctly.

There is usually a lot more to consider when it comes to a family photoshoot since there are members of all ages, which means that there is some extra coordination involved.

Below are some family photoshoot ideas and tips to keep you and your loved ones calm and smiling the whole way through.

 

  1. Timing is everything. If you have younger children involved in the shoot, try and arrange the photoshoot at a time when they would be well rested. A rested child makes for happy photos. On that note, make sure that all family members have gotten enough sleep the night before as this helps with the fun and relaxation aspects of the session.
  2. Dos and don’ts of bribery. Get your family excited about the photoshoot instead of offering a reward in return for their cooperation. This tends to lead to forced smiles and an irritated bunch of people. If you do have small children coming along it’s not a bad idea to give the photographer some bribery options in the form of toys or small food items to make those difficult moments a little easier
  3. Relinquish control. As much as you’ll want to direct your children on where to stand and how to pose, it’s best to leave that to the photographer as they know what works best. Not having this pressure will also make you feel more relaxed.
  4. It’s not just about the posing. The best photos happen when you’re having fun so joke and play with your children, hold your partner’s hand and just let the moments happen.
  5. Plan ahead. Discuss all of your requirements with your photographer beforehand so that the family photo session can just flow. Let your photographer know if you want specific pictures taken.
  6. Keep those sugar levels up. If everyone is well fed, the photoshoot will also run a lot smoother. It’s also not a bad idea to take a few snacks and some water along for those who might need it

Enjoy capturing your memories and remember... it's all about capturing you all together, here and now... for future generations of your family to get to enjoy! <3 

 

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How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

Top tips for getting the most out of your professional photography session.

If you are prepping for your first photoshoot you probably have a couple questions about what to expect. A common concern for people having their photos taken for the first time is what to wear. Heck let's be real here... people who get pictures done every year still struggle with this one! 

 

7 Top Tips for Deciding What to Wear for a Photoshoot

  1. What is the purpose of the photoshoot? This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality.
  2. Keep the location & season in mind. Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice and you might end up looking a bit out of place.
  3. Mix and match. Don’t be afraid to wear patterns or prints for your photoshoot but keep them to a minimum and try to pair them with solid colors. If you’re having a family photoshoot for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.  
  4. Co ordinate to Mom. A good rule of thumb I always tell my clients is: let Mom pick out her outfit and get that figured out first. Then everyone else can co ordinate, or match up to her as she sees fit. One of the worst things to happen is for a entire session of images be considered awful because Mom didn't like how she looked in her outfit. SO MOMS ALWAYS get dibs on setting the outfit theme. 
  5. Make your photos timeless. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing?
  6. What to do about makeup. This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup natural and to a minimum.
  7. Fit is more important that you think. If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type. If you cant move or barely breathe... then you shouldn't wear it. 
  8. Try not to go brand crazy. Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos.  

Remember to have fun on your photoshoot, be yourself and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for guidance.

 

 

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A Basic Guide to a Great Headshot Photo Session

Professional headshots are the first introduction to you, your business and your personal brand.

Around 93% of HR professionals and recruiters turn to LinkedIn to find quality candidates, 2 in 3 turn to Facebook and more than half utilize Twitter. This just proves that a headshot plays an important role in your professional life. Your headshot should be a powerful, compelling and confidence-instilling headshot that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to reach out and connect with you.

Before you head out to meet your photographer for your professional headshot photo session, think about the things that you want others to see when they glance at your profile page.

Think about some of the characteristics that embody your personal brand. Are you a chef, an educator, a writer? Write down some keywords and phrases. If there are certain props that could help tell your story, bring them along to your session too.

We will usually take a few different shots using various outfits so that you have a good selection to choose from. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might even want to tailor it to fit that site.

It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey.  What you wear on a daily basis is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. We suggest that you wear clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones and it’s best to stay away from very bold colors too. Even though you’ll only be photographed from the shoulders up, it’s important for your entire outfit is professional as you may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body.

Even though this is a more professional shoot, remember to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.

 


 

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A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions

The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. It has their name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive.

 

1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are however also respectful of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes. 

 

2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and have been edited and are in JPEG format.  

 

3) Image altering of portrait images. While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies. This is all usually clarified in your photo release forms that you signed before the session. 

What constitutes image altering?

  • Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop
  • Removing our logo or studio name
  • Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white
  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations.  When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. That could cost the photographer business if potential clients base their decisions to hire or not on your version of their altered work. So please don't do it. 

4) Non Exclusive Commercial Use License. This is specifically for personal branding, headshot, product and food pix created by JWilsonPix. While we shoot specific to the customers wants/needs occasionally images will need to have some cropping done to fit and or text/call to actions to be added on. This type of thing is allowed for these session images ONLY due to them being custom content images specific to the clients business. While JWilsonPix retains all ownership of images, this license allows the client to adjust the images slightly to fit what they need (if adjustment is needed) for their marketing. 
 

 

 

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This Sunday spotlight is Hannah with Skin Influence. 

Master Aesthetician of 11 yrs...chemical peels, micro needling, waxing and more! She’s based in Salem Utah. 

Connect: 

https://glymedplus.io/home/index

https://instagram.com/skin.influence?igshid=fg3sb2304xyq


 

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Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

If you’re preparing for a photo session with your children, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive. Children aren’t always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will definitely come in handy before your upcoming photo session.

1. Don't make a huge deal out of it. If you're stressed out and cranky, your kids will usually pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if you are relaxed and having fun. You may have to make some compromises to keep the peace such as letting your energetic daughter's hair stay straight instead of curling it into because she won't sit still. Focus on the big picture and don't sweat the small stuff.

2. Make it fun. Let the kids have a couple “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose or props. You get to keep the more serious photos while they get to keep their silly photos. This way everyone wins.  If you are struggling to get your kids to sit still, turn the photo session into a game. Simon Says usually works like a charm.

3. Be prepared.  If you're going to be out for several hours, ensure that your children are well rested and have had their nap. Bringing some snacks and activities along is also a great idea. If you are having your own photos taken too then you might want to bring a babysitter or family member along to watch the kids. If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues or a first aid kit so bring that along too.

4. Be patient. Save your sanity by trying not to control the photo session too much. Sometimes the best photos come from kids just doing their own thing. Work with your photographer and your photos will look fantastic.

5.  Have a chat. Get your children talking to both you and the photographer about topics such as school or their favorite songs. This allows them to feel more comfortable around your photographer and will also give your photographer a chance to capture a few candid and cute expressions.

 

More often than not... I will get parents who are worried if I am getting good pictures of their little ones, especially when they are running around playing. Rest assured.. usually those images are some of the family favorites. The biggest thing is to always, always focus on it being something fun you all are doing together. As soon as its not fun, its time to end the session. 

 

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This Sunday spotlight is Caveman Candy Shoppe. 

Guys... just go look at the images of what they are making over there. I think I gained 10lbs scrolling. Talk about mouth watering. 

Connect: 

https://instagram.com/cavemancandyshoppe?igshid=t0qobdiz3ej0


 

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Tips for Beautiful Fall or Winter Photos

There is a special kind of magic that comes with outdoor, winter photo sessions. The snow lightly falling and icicles hanging from the branches create a lovely backdrop for any photo session. Here are some tips to make your winter or fall photo sessions go smoothly.

  1. Dress warmly. You will be surprised at how often this is overlooked. Since you’ll be standing outside for a long period of time, short sleeves, thin fabrics, and open toe shoes will not be comfortable for very long. Shivering makes it hard to look happy and pose properly.
  2. Wear sunscreen. Protecting your skin should be a priority throughout the year, not just in summer. Use a good moisturizer to protect your skin from chilly winds.
  3. Watch the weather. Warmer days may seem more pleasant but melting snow can change the entire look of your backdrop. If you are looking for light snow flurries, try and keep an eye on the weather forecast to make sure that you don’t end up with melting or heavy snow.
  4. Be flexible. If the weather isn't exactly what you had hoped for, see if you can still make the photo session work. If you are however scheduling this session in advance, you may just have to work with the weather on that particular day.
  5. Incorporate color. Even though fall and winter have some amazing colors to work with, why not wear a splash of color to really stand out in your photos? For example, vibrant shades of blues and greens look amazing amongst crunchy brown leaves.
  6. Plan your day. Taking your photos just after the sun rises or just before it sets will provide you with amazing lighting so try and plan your session around those times.

Take some hot tea or coffee along to make your photo session even more enjoyable and get ready for some beautiful results.

 

 

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This Sunday spotlight is Hannah with Skin Influence. 

Master Aesthetician of 11 yrs...chemical peels, micro needling, waxing and more! She’s based in Salem Utah. 

Connect: 

https://glymedplus.io/home/index

https://instagram.com/skin.influence?igshid=fg3sb2304xyq


 

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What to Expect When You Book a Documentary Family Photo Session

Documentary photo sessions have become increasingly popular and they’re quite different from portrait and lifestyle sessions. If you feel that a documentary-style shoot is the right option for you, here is some of what you can expect.

  • None of the photos will be posed

Every photo that is captured in a documentary family photo session is natural and happens in the moment. The goal of a documentary family session is to capture real life, whatever that means for your family. This could mean spending time together baking cookies in the kitchen, sitting on the couch, helping your child brush their teeth or hugging your spouse after a long day.

  • It captures your environment as it is

When you schedule a documentary family session, it’s highly recommended that you leave your home as natural as possible. Your home in its current state is what tells your story as a family in that moment.

  • You won’t need to bribe your children

Unlike posed shoots that require a little coaxing, documentary shoots allow parents and children to just be themselves. This gives your photographer the opportunity to capture genuine moments. Even if your child is a little cranky during your session, let your photographer capture real family life. Use this time to really bond with and enjoy your family. There’s absolutely no need for you to worry about how the photos will turn out, your photographer knows what they are doing.

  • You get to be in the photos too

Too many parents are left out of family photos because they’re the ones taking the photos. A documentary shoot gives you and your spouse the opportunity to be in as many photos as you want to. These are the types of photos that your children will also cherish years from now.

  • There’s no need to worry about clothing

Posed portrait sessions do require a little more planning in terms of clothing but because the aim of a documentary session is to capture your day-to-day life, you can dress as you normally would. This also allows your children to pick out outfits that they really feel comfortable in too.

  • The camera is going to follow you

Whatever you decide to do on the day of your shoot, know that you’ll have a camera following you around. Whether you’re taking your little one to dance lessons or need to pick up some items from the store for dinner, these moments will all be captured on the day – this is the nature of a documentary photo session.

 

A documentary photo session will capture your memories in the places where you spend the most time, in a way that truly represents what your family is all about.

 

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This Sunday spotlight is Payson Lock. 

Words from them:

Does your car key fob need to be reprogrammed? Do you need a car key replaced? Are you locked out of your vehicle? Do you need another set of car keys? Call us when you need a locksmith and we’ll come to you for all of your automotive locksmith needs. Avoid an expensive tow with our mobile service. We are local Utah locksmiths that you can count on for your vehicle key needs. Licensed and insured. Emergency service available 24/7.

Connect with them:

https://www.paysonlock.com/


 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/HangingTips https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/2/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/hangingtips Easy Tips to Help You Perfectly Hang Photos on Your Walls at Home

 

If you’ve ever strolled through a gallery, you’ll know how picture-perfect those walls look. If you’ve recently printed photos for your home and aren’t sure how you should be hanging them, this article will help.

 

Step 1: Decide on a theme

Before you begin, decide what theme you want in each area of your home. You might want to add family photos to your staircase or wedding photos to your bedroom. Whatever you decide, deciding on a theme beforehand will make the process a lot easier.

 

Step 2: Measure out your wall space

 Before you can start hanging photos, you will need to measure out your wall space. For this, you will need a tape measure and a pencil. Ideally, your photos should be placed about 55 – 60 inches from the floor and at least 8 inches away from major furniture items. Once you measure the entire wall that you want to use, you can determine how many prints you’ll be able to fit.

 

Step 3: Create a photo wall layout

Craft paper and some tape make it very easy to create a layout that you can follow. You will need 3 – 4 hours to do this but it will be worth it once your photo wall looks amazing. Once you’ve laid some craft paper out, trace each frame or canvas before cutting them out. Next, arrange the frames on your floor. Once you’re happy with the layout, you can transfer it onto the wall. Aim to leave at least 1 inch between each frame. You can now start placing the actual frames on the wall. Don’t forget to use a level to make each frame or canvas straight.

 

Bonus Tip: Before you hang any of your photos, determine what hanging tool will work best based on the weight. Nails, j-hooks, eye hooks, and adhesive strips are all options.


 

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This Sunday spotlight is Beauty Bar Boutique in Payson Ut. 

So many things.. where to start. They have cute and comfy clothes, hair stuff, skin stuff, make up stuff and more! 

Go check them out! 

https://shop.theworldaccordingtoheidi.com


 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/SessionLocation https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/1/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/sessionlocation Is a Studio the Best Location for Your Family Photo Session?

We all take day-to-day snaps of our loved ones but it’s hard to replicate the quality that you receive from a professional photo session. When you hire a professional photographer, you get to benefit from their high-end equipment as well as their eye for a good shot.

If you’re in the process of scheduling a professional family photo session, you may be wondering whether a studio or a unique location is the best option. Here are a few things you should consider when making your decision.

 

Shooting at home is better for babies and toddlers

If you do have very small children that you want to include in your shoot, arranging your photo session at home will be much easier. With this being said, be prepared to tidy up to ensure your photographer has a clean and attractive setting to shoot in. However, if you want beautiful portraits of your new baby, a studio does work better as it already has everything you need for the perfect photos.

What is the weather doing?

Depending on when you will be scheduling your shoot, the weather might be a factor you need to consider. If you don’t mind dressing up according to the weather predictions, a location shoot can be fun. However, if you would prefer to be in a controlled setting that will allow you to plan your shoot perfectly, a studio is a better choice.

Are you willing to travel?

If you want to shoot at a very specific location, you need to be willing to travel and to haul everything you need with you. Keep in mind that certain locations may also require a permit so be sure to check this beforehand. A studio shoot is definitely more convenient if that is important to you. You have everything you need right where you are and can easily change into different outfits. However sometimes doing a session on location may be a tad bit less cost wise, AND in times such as we have going on now with covid... on location may allow for better social distancing for your family. 

Lighting matters

Lighting plays an essential role in photography. If you would prefer a location shoot, you will more than likely need to schedule your session at a time when the light is at its best. As you can imagine, it’s much easier to control lighting in a studio so you can be more flexible in terms of timing.

How comfortable are you in front of a camera?

When you schedule a studio shoot, you will need to pose in front of a camera. In the case of a location shoot, you have more freedom to move around, interact and have fun, so decide what your family would feel more comfortable with.

The final product will differ

Since you will only be able to choose from a number of very specific backdrops at a studio, your photos will look slightly more staged. When you choose a location of your own, the photos are more natural and candid. However, your photographer’s skills do play a role in the final results, which is something you should consider too.

 

Now that you have a better idea of what you can expect, it should be easier for you to decide whether a studio shoot is the right choice for you. 

 


 

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Today’s Sunday spotlight is Jays Beauty Styles. 

She is located in Payson Utah and I hear tell does amazing things with hair, lash extensions and everything else beauty. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š start your new year off right with some self care, feel like a million bucks, and support a local small business in the process. It’s a win win win!! 

Connect with her here: 

https://m.facebook.com/jaysbeautystyles/

https://instagram.com/jj.lash_studio?igshid=oc5990bzkfm


 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/INstagramPixHacks https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/1/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/instagrampixhacks 13 Instagram Hacks That Will Help You Take Better Photos

Instagram is a photo lover’s dream and one of the most popular social media apps around today. It’s amazing what people are posting and how professional and creative their shots are. If you want to step up your Instagram game, here are a few hacks that will help.

  1. Use Your Eyes First. Instead of looking at an image on your phone’s screen, use your eyes first. Taking the time to plan and frame your shot using your eyes will ensure you get the composition right the first time around. Draw the viewer in using a point of interest. You can even use multiple points of interest; just don’t make your photo too cluttered.
  2. Be On the Lookout for Moments. Moments are gone in an instant and we are often so busy on our phones that we miss the perfect Instagram-worthy shot. Many Instagram influencers say that being in the moment is one thing that helps them capture eye-catching shots.
  3. Combine Instagram with Other Apps. There are a number of other apps out there that can create the effects you’re looking for. For example, sometimes you need a slow shutter speed to capture the photo you want, an app like Slow Shutter Cam really comes in handy here.
  4. Take It From a Different Angle. Sometimes the angle is the one thing that makes a shot unique. Try taking a photo from a completely different perspective to change up your feed and add a touch of creativity.
  5. Use Portrait Mode. Instagram now has a portrait mode, which helps add more length to the scene. Simply changing the shot to portrait mode can help you tell your story in a different way.
  6. Stay Out a Little Longer. Too many people miss some of the best lighting and photo opportunities because they head inside once the sun starts to go down. Staying out just a little longer will give you an array of amazing photo opportunities.
  7. Get Up Close and Personal. Want to add more emotion and intimacy to your photos? Get a little closer to the people or subject you are shooting. This can even apply to inanimate objects. If you want to capture something in more detail, don’t be afraid to get much closer.
  8. Don’t Over-Edit. When we have so many apps and filters to choose from, it becomes easy to over-edit our photos. Most photos don’t need as much editing as you think they do.
  9. Play with Colors. When you use the right colors together, it completely changes an image. If you struggle to find the right combinations, keep a copy of the color wheel on your phone for easy reference. You can even use different shades of the same color or solid blocks of color.
  10. Don’t Forget about the Grid Feature. Every camera gives you the option to shoot with a grid on. Basically, a grid makes it easier to analyze the composition of your photo before you take it, which means you can more easily apply the rule of thirds.
  11. Bring in a Background. If you happen to be shooting something plain, find a colorful or textured background to add more interest to the shot. The right background can instantly change the tone of the photo.
  12. Get Active. This is where your camera’s burst mode really comes in handy. Capturing a subject in action adds a touch of fun and movement to your Instagram feed.
  13. Embrace White Space. White space will give your photos a little breathing room and places the focus on the subject of the photo.

Whether you want to grow your followers or just want to take photos that will change up your feed, these hacks will certainly make a massive difference.

 

 


 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/ Personal Branding Photography/sundayspotlight/D.Kennedy https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/1/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/-personal-branding-photography/sundayspotlight/d-kennedy

 


 

This Sunday spotlight is Dan Kennedy of The Kennedy Real Estate Group. 

Words from Dan: 

Our team is dedicated to putting our clients first. Please allow our experience and local knowledge to work for you in all steps of your real estate transaction, from start to finish. Find out why The Kennedy Group is one of Utah's most respected teams for buying and selling real estate.

We deliver the very best in Utah real estate. Let us prove that to you!

Connect with Dan: 

https://www.utahhomehub.com/


 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/SmartphonePix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/1/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/smartphonepix 8 Easy Ways to Take Better Photos with Your Smartphone

It’s no secret that smartphone cameras are more advanced than ever. Unless you take photos professionally, there almost isn’t a need to invest in a DSLR camera when you have the right smartphone.

If you are always snapping away on your phone but wish your photos could be a little better, here are a few tips that will help you upgrade your skills.

 

1. Forgo the zoom and get closer instead- While a zoom is helpful in some instances, it can actually take away a lot of the finer details in an image. If possible, rather get closer to your subject – you’ll be surprised at how much quality it adds.

 

2. Make use of gridlines- If you want your photos to look more balanced, turn on gridlines. If you have some photography knowledge, you might be familiar with the rule of thirds. Gridlines will place lines across your screen that will help you break your shots up in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing. You should find gridlines under your settings menu.

 

3. Keep your lens clean- It might sound obvious, but you quickly realize how much your photos improve once you give your lens a quick clean. We use our phones multiple times a day, which means it’s easy for dirt and grime to build up without us realizing it.

 

4. The filters can go- If you have some free time and you wouldn’t mind learning a new skill, why not skip the usual filters that everyone else around the world is using and edit your photos using a program such as Photoshop Express or Snapseed.

 

5. Forgo the flash- Unfortunately, using the flash on your phone won’t give you the best photos. The flash is generally located right next to the lens, which means photos tend to come out quite blurry. Not to mention the effect it can have on the skin and eyes of your subjects. Rather look for a natural source of light or an indoor light instead of using a flash.

 

6. Don’t be scared to try some new angles- When you start using your smartphone at a different angle, you get to capture people and scenes from an entirely different perspective. For example, capturing an image from a bird’s eye view can give you a totally different take on the same scenario.

 

7. Make things easier by using your volume button- If you aren’t already, use the “up” volume button to take your photo instead of trying to press the button at the bottom of your screen.

 

8. Take photos horizontally- Lastly, another easy way that you can change things up and capture more elements is to turn your phone on its side and take photos horizontally.

 

Overall, the more you keep learning and practicing photography using your smartphone, the easier it will be to find methods and techniques that work for you. There are so many options for learning how to read light, different ways to edit and more! What a wonderful easy way to learn something new, that you can and will implement right away! 
 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/New Year Who This? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2021/1/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/new-year-who-this Hi there! I’m Jess! Since it’s the new year i thought I’d re introduce myself for those new here.. πŸ˜Šβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Printing on Wood or Metal https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/12/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/printing-on-wood-or-metal Printing Your Photos on Wood and Metal: What You Need to Know

Not many people know that it’s possible to print your favorite photos on metal or wood – perfect for those who want to try something other than canvas or standard photo paper.

Wood and metal offer a modern way to display your photos in high quality and eye-popping color, with the added bonus of an interesting texture. If you had to try and look at a wood or metal print next to a regular photo print online, it would be difficult to tell the difference but you can definitely see it in real life.

Printing Photos on Metal: The Basics

If you want your photos to look really contemporary once they’ve been printed, metal is the way to go. Metal prints look amazing in most areas of the home, including the living room or bedrooms. Not only do metal prints bring your photos to life but they always make for good conversation pieces too.

Since metal prints are frameless, the end result is clean and has a modern look and feel. Naturally, this is also a durable material, which means you can expect your prints to last for much longer, provided they are protected from the elements.

Many people are surprised by how well their photos turn out once printed on metal. Since the image is infused into an aluminum sheet, the colors are more vibrant and clear.

Metal prints make it easy to play around with color and texture, which makes it ideal as a focal point in almost any room.

Printing Photos on Wood: The Basics

The grain that’s present in wood is what really makes your photos special. In fact, many people print their photos on wood because of the intense effects that it offers.

Not only are wooden prints durable but they add a touch of warmth and relaxation to almost any space. If you want to incorporate a natural feel into your home or outdoor area, wooden prints are the best fit.

Wooden prints are designed to bring texture into the mix, which either adds something extra to the print’s surroundings or it further enhances the room by blending in with the walls and décor.

 

Overall, if you want to try stepping away from some of the more traditional printing materials, you may want to look into wood and metal.

 

 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Album Ideas https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/11/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/album-ideas 9 Photo Album Ideas for Families that Love Capturing Memories

If you are someone who loves creating and capturing memories with the people you love, you’re probably always on the lookout for creative printing and photo storage options.

Family photo albums are not only great for looking back on your memories whenever you want to but they make for amazing gifts for loved ones too. The fact that you’re printing your photos is a good start – not many people do. However, general photo albums can make it difficult to keep track of memories from a specific period or of a particular milestone or vacation.

If you want to get more organized with your photos, here are a few family photo album ideas that you’ll love.

  1. The Annual Album

So much happens during the year. From birthdays and graduations to vacations and sporting events, there are a lot of photos to keep track of. Creating an annual album allows you to look back on some of your best moments from a specific year. Customize the album covers to indicate which year the photos are from.

  1. The Milestone Album

A milestone album will contain all of your child’s achievements, including concerts, graduations, and sporting awards. This album is also the perfect gift for grandparents who want to look back on and show off the achievements of their grandchildren.

  1. The Seasonal Album

If your family loves seasonal shoots, you can create an album that just includes your seasonal shoots from different years. The changing colors make for an eye-catching album and you get to see how your family has changed over the years.

  1. The Generational Album

This also makes for a great gift for grandparents and future generations. A generational album showcases photos of great grandparents all the way through to the youngest grandchildren. Not only is the album sentimental but educational too.

  1. The Vacation/Roadtrip Album

If family vacations are your thing, take the time to create a small photo album for all of your trips. If it was quite a large family vacation that included people from afar, creating an album makes for a wonderful gift that they can take home with them.

  1. The Artwork Album

Instead of going the traditional route and putting your child’s artwork up on the fridge, why not create an album that will allow you to treasure all of these works of art? Simply scan the artwork and add them to an album of your choice.

  1. The Holiday Album

We celebrate so many different holidays throughout the year, including Easter, Halloween, and Christmas – and we take a whole lot of photos on each day. If your holiday-related photos are piling up, create an album that’s dedicated to just those memories.

  1. The School Album

You only realize how quickly your children are growing when you start comparing school photos from years that have passed. Creating a school album that includes one photo from every year makes for the perfect graduation gift for your children and is something they can show to their children one day.

  1. The Mother/Father’s Day Album

Mother’s and Father’s day is so special – it really does make you feel proud to be a parent. Whether you want to create an album that commemorates every year you get to spend with your kids or you want to give your partner a personal gift, an album is a great idea.

 

As you can see, there are so many amazing ways to organize and look back on your favorite memories with the people you love the most. Plus, these albums will inspire you to keep taking and printing your photos.

 

 

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Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding & Family Photography/Pet Portraits https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/11/utah-county/-jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography/pet-portraits Planning a Pet Photography Shoot: The Dos and Don’ts for Owners

Pets really are one of the kids for so many families, so it only makes sense for you to include them in your professional photo sessions and family albums. Pet photography is more popular than ever, which is why many photographers now offer this option.

Whether you have already scheduled a pet photography session or are still planning to, here are a few tips that will ensure things go as smoothly as possible.

Pet Photography Dos

  • Prepare. When you schedule a date for your pet photography sessions, be sure to ask your photographer whether there is anything you need to do to prepare for the shoot.
  • Bring along your own props and accessories. If you love dressing your pet up, bring some of their favorite accessories along. The same applies to any blankets or toys that they can’t get enough of. The more comfortable your pet feels, the better.
  • Schedule a potty stop. Accidents are going to happen but it’s still a good idea to schedule in a potty stop on the way to your session. Your pet will also be more relaxed once they get to the shoot, which will make for better photos. Also come prepared with poop bags and whatever else you would need in case of accidents. 
  • Use Pinterest to get inspired. Your photographer wants to make you happy so feel free to bring a few photo ideas to your session to use as inspiration. Pinterest has tons of ideas!

Pet Photography Don’ts

  • Worry about poses. Your photographer is there to guide you so don’t worry about figuring out how you’re going to pose with your pet or how you’re going to get them to sit still.
  • Force outfits. If you don’t usually dress your pet up, this is not the time to try it. Not all pets love wearing sweaters, bows, and shoes, which means most of your session might end up being a struggle more than anything else.
  • Forget the treats and water bowl. When you want to get your furry family member to cooperate, it helps to have a few treats on hand. It’s also highly recommended that you bring along their water bowl just in case.
  • Fret about pet size. Professional pet photographers have worked with pets of all shapes and sizes, so don’t worry about whether your pet is too big or small for a professional photo session.
  • Aim for perfection. Whether it’s people or pets, perfection is not something you should aim to pair with photography. The most heart-warming photos are the candid moments, so embrace imperfection before you head to your session.

Your pets give you so many memorable moments, so why not take a few that you can remember forever – they are an integral part of your family after all.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

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Lifestyle photography is the perfect approach for capturing the beauty and authenticity of childhood. Make sure your little ones are well rested, make sure they’re comfortable and confident in both their clothes and their surroundings, and make sure you come armed with patience—then let the magic happen. A favorite snack, toy or book doesn’t hurt either!

 

Believe it or not, the most successful shoots are often the ones that let the kids lead. It’s a magical, spirited time and there’s so much to take in. By sitting back and capturing those honest moments you’ll ensure a stunning shoot you’ll love for decades.

 

 

     

 

 

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4 Ways to Take Better Group Shots of Your Children

When you’re mom, you quickly become an expert at wrangling groups of children together but this doesn’t mean it’s easy to get them to sit still for a photo. Keeping kids in line when you just want one good photo of them can be a challenge but it is possible – these tips should help.

  1. You’re the Boss

You are an adult and a parent, so tell your kids what to do in order to get them to sit still and pose for at least one photo. Adding a little encouragement and a few compliments to the mix will also make your kids feel more confident. This should hopefully make them want to pose for a few extra shots. Sometimes you need to be a little bossy to get decent family photos. Dont be afraid to use bribery. 

  1. Make Sure Everyone is in Focus

Whether you’re taking the photo with your DSLR camera or your phone, make sure that your camera is set up to keep everyone in focus. This means having a larger f-stop number. You should also have a fast shutter speed or set your phone up to take multiple shots so that you can still get a shot if your kids decide to wriggle around.

  1. Keep Things Playful

If your kids are having fun, they’ll be far more willing to go along with whatever you have in mind. Sitting still is for adults, so the more you can turn the photo session into a game, the more smoothly it will go. For example, want to get your kids to sit still for a couple seconds? Tell them this is a contest to see who can keep their feet glued to one spot for the longest amount of time. Want them to smile and laugh? Ask everyone to look at the child who likes to burp the most – anything that fits in with your family should work.

  1. Get Comfortable with Imperfection

When you’re trying to photograph a group of people, particularly children, there is always going to be someone who moves or closes their eyes. Don’t get too hung up on the details and make peace with the fact that you may not get the perfect shot at all. Life is imperfect and so are children, so embrace this fact and snap away. You may want a perfectly posed photo but find that a candid shot ends up being the one you print for your wall at home.

Yes, photographing kids is a challenge but it’s also time you get to spend having fun with some of the most precious little souls in your life – enjoy it. If you find you just dont want to mess with it, give me a call. Id love to handle this for you! 

 

 

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Taking the Perfect Profile Photo: 6 Easy-to-Implement Tips

Everyone needs a profile picture, whether it’s for social media, a resume or an app such as WhatsApp, but how do you take a profile picture that looks good and showcases your unique personality?

Your profile picture is your first impression and a part of your personal brand. It can impact you both professionally and socially.

Whether you’re signing up on a platform for the first time or simply want to update your existing profile picture, these tips will help.

  1. Let them see your face. While this depends on where you will be using your profile picture, it’s always better to show your face. If you want to show off your passions through the images, place those type of photos as your cover image or background, not in your profile picture.
  2. It’s all about framing. Your head shouldn’t be too close or too far away from the camera. A profile picture should be framed, which means people can see your face but also a bit of the background.
  3. Think contrasting colors. Consider the colors that are most prominent on the platform you will be using this profile picture on and find a way to add a contrasting color into the background. You can even make your background and your outfit contrasting colors.
  4. Speaking of backgrounds. Your profile picture should focus on your face, so keep your background simple.  Having a profile image with a blurred background will help make your photo stand out more.
  5. Ask for opinions. If you don’t mind sharing your profile picture with a few friends and colleagues, ask people for their honest opinions. What would their first impression be if they didn’t know you and saw this photo for the first time?
  6. Add some branding. If you are running your own business, there is a way to sneak your brand into your profile picture too. You can place it in the background, wear a branded shirt or add a mini logo to your photo if there is some space. You could also include a prop in your photo that is symbolic of your career.

If you feel like you need a little guidance, contact us to set up a session and get your headshot photos updated.

 

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Printing Your Family Photos

It’s so exciting to finally get your professional family photos, so the last thing you want is for something to happen to those digital files.

The moment you receive photos from your photographer, make a backup of the files. Unfortunately, technology can sometimes fail too, which is why it’s highly recommended you print your favorite shots as soon as you can.

Printing your professional family photos doesn’t need to be a daunting process though. Here is what you should consider during the printing process.

  1. Where to Print Your Photos

Before you can print your photos, you will need to decide where you will have them printed. You can either take the files to a digital lab such as those you find in JC Penny and Walmart, or you can use an online photo processing service such as Shutterfly. And then there is also the option of asking your photographer to take care of the prints for you. Most photo labs are very helpful and will ensure you get high-quality prints that you can proudly display in your home. If you are more familiar with photo printing, the online route will work just fine.

  1. Choosing a Finish

When you’re printing your photos, you’ll be asked to choose between a matte, glossy or pearl finish. Glossy is the option that most labs will use because it makes the colors pop more. Unfortunately, glossy prints also show other imperfections such as fingerprints, which can be annoying. Matte will prevent marks from showing up but the colors often look duller, which is why it’s a better choice for fine art prints. One advantage of matte prints is that light doesn’t create as big a glare as it does with glossy prints. A pearl or lustre finish is the perfect in-between option.

  1. Selecting a Size

In most instances, photographers take shots in such a way that you can print them in larger sizes, ensuring the prints really showcase the expressions of the people in the photos. 4" x 6" and 8" x 12" are two of the most popular sizes but it all depends on what you plan to do with the prints. You may want to decide where you will be hanging or storing the prints before you decide on a size.

If you feel you would prefer some guidance from a professional, speak to your photographer about printing options prior to your shoot. Many photographers already include printing in some of their packages, myself included, so if you want to skip the hassle of printing your photos yourself, look out for these packages in your order album options.

 

 

 

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Full or Mini Photo Session: Which Option is Best for You?

If you love having photos taken and capturing memories with the people you love, you’re probably aware of the term ‘mini session’.

Mini sessions are a great option for some people but they’re not the right fit in every situation. If you’re considering booking a mini session, this is how to decide whether it’s the right fit for your needs.

Your Expectations

What you’re hoping to get out of a professional photo session is the first factor to consider when deciding between a mini and full session. Want a wide selection of shots at different locations, in different outfits? A mini session is not the right fit for you. If you just want a few good photos of yourself or your family, a mini session is a better fit.

Your Personalities

If you will be scheduling a family photo session, you want to take your personality and those of your children into consideration. Some children simply don’t warm up to strangers very quickly, which is when a mini session might be a better option. Also, if you find that your kids or certain family members get bored very easily, again, a mini session might be a better fit.

Your Budget

If you’re working with a relatively small budget, a mini session is right for you. You may have found a photographer you love but you can’t afford the cost of their full sessions – this is when you should inquire about a mini session instead.

Your Schedule

Just how flexible and busy is your schedule? If you are a very punctual person and have less than an hour to spare on most days, a mini session is definitely a much better fit for you. Basically, all you need to do on the day of your mini session is arrive at one location on time and spend less than 30 minutes with your photographer.

Your Setting Preferences

Most photographers that offer mini sessions will specify a location and include specific backdrops and props. You need to decide whether this fits in with what you envisioned for your photos. If you would prefer to have more choices and more of a say, you may want to consider a full photo session instead.

Once you work through the list above, you should have a clear idea of whether a mini or full session is better suited to your needs.

Here at JWilsonPix we offer a variety of full, mini and front porch session options! Message for more info! 

 

 


 

 

 

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3 Reasons Why a Professional Business Headshot is a Good Idea

As they say, you only get one shot at making a good first impression, especially in professional settings. Projecting a professional appearance is one way that you can thrive in your chosen career, regardless of the sector.

Social networking sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn allow anyone to find out more about who you are. Beyond that, most company websites now also feature headshots of their employees; ensuring customers can put a face to a name. Basically, there’s a very good chance you will need to submit a photo for one or more of these online platforms, which is why investing in high-quality headshots is never a bad idea.

Here are a few examples of how a professional business headshot can benefit you.

It’s All about the Networking

No matter where you are in your career, networking is incredibly important. Forming professional connections will help you find an array of new opportunities on an ongoing basis. Having professional headshots is one of those small but impactful details that will help you stand out amongst your peers. Not only can headshots be used online but they can be added to printed business cards and resumes too. Looking like YOU in your headshot can make all the difference in how you connect with others!

Grow Your Career

You might be focusing on making a good first impression during a meeting or interview but the reality is the process starts way before you meet someone in person. The majority of recruiters and employers will scour the internet before they meet with or even contact a potential candidate. Having the right photo on your LinkedIn profile will help you to stand out.

Boost Your Confidence

And finally, having a good professional headshot will instantly boost your confidence, which will benefit you during those networking sessions and interviews. When you take yourself more seriously, it’s only natural for others to do the same. When you know that you’re making the best possible first impression, you automatically feel better about your personal brand, which radiates outwards when you converse with others. 

 

Here at JWilsonPix we offer head shot options to fit your needs! Message me directly for more info! 

 

 

 

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It is so important to keep balance. 

Balance in our personal lives, balance with loved ones. Balance in business, and with all that entails. 

This quote makes me think of how much easier it is to keep the balance when we are always looking and moving forward. When we stop, when we get stuck.. it’s easier to lose focus, easier to lose balance. 

What are some things you do to keep your balance?

 

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It may not be today... or tomorrow. 

Heck it may not be this week or in the next 4 months.

But what you do... it matters... and when you share it with the world it causes ripples. And there is no way of knowing just how those ripples will spread.

So many articles you can read.. blog posts shared.. for example.. of how people who were feeling like they were so alone and had no other options, diverted from self harm plans by someones smile, someones kindness. 

In all things business and personal... we should all be striving to be compassionate, understanding, and heck why not just kind to each other. We are all out here trying to live our best lives, grinding to make those dreams come true every day! We are all working our butts off to make things happen. 

So consider this your reminder. Your service, your product, your smile, YOU.... KNOW that it ALL makes a difference somewhere, to someone. Dont give up! ♥

 

 

 

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Have you ever noticed this? 

Have you ever set a goal and worked so hard at it.. that it changed you.. as a person.. as a business owner? 

Did you love the you at the end or no?

Have you ever lost yourself SOOO much in your work, in a project.. heck even in another person... that at some point you dont recognize yourself?  Like you legit stop and look in the mirror and wonder how the heck things have gotten to where they are in that moment. 

 

THAT MOMENT. 

That moment is the key to what you become with all that hard work.. all the sacrifice, the dedication, the loyalty.. all the things that you poured into getting there. That defining moment tells it all. 

So... did you achieve that goal and grow in knowledge, in love, in compassion, in empathy, spiritually, as a human.... OR ... did you achieve that goal and only grow your bank account? Would you do it that way again or no? Why or why not? 

 

 

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9/11 Never forgotten. 

 

I was getting my kids ready for their first day of kindergarten when it happened. At first I thought it was one of those life like, action, scary tv shows. You know where it looks real for a min then you realize it’s just a show. But initially your heart is pounding in your chest so hard and your stand there kind of frozen not knowing what you should do?


Then I realized this wasn’t some new drama show, this was real. It was really happening. People were dying. Planes were being controlled by people with evil hearts and being crashed into buildings. On purpose. Planes with PEOPLE in them, buildings with PEOPLE in them. These were not warriors on a battlefront. These were everyday people... mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, children of all ages... going about their regular daily lives. Not one expecting to deal with so much evil on such a huge scale that day. I wasnt even THERE... I was watching it unfold on tv, and I wasnt ready with how to deal/process so much evil on such a huge scale. How the survivors of this national tragedy processed this all.... I will never even begin to comprehend. 
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My kids didn’t go to school that day or that week. I held them close and cried and prayed. I prayed for the people running to escape, the people in the planes, the people in the buildings... their families. Glued to the television to hear updates, to see what’s next, where would we go from there. 

I will never forget. We the people... will never forget. No one is promised tomorrow... and no one is promised safety today anywhere in the world with such evil in mans hearts. Hold your loved ones close.... stay safe. 

 

God bless our families... and God bless America. πŸ’œ

 

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The worst picture you could EVER take.... 
is the one you don’t. 

For reals! 

Everyone has a camera nowadays... in your hand, in your pocket, in your purse. 

Use it! Document all the moments. Document all the details. 

You can always go back and delete.... but some moments, once passed... are gone forever. 

Today’s technology allows for so much time to be captured. And we just don’t take advantage of it enough.

 

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“You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” – Nicolas Sparks

Let’s document your dreams together!  πŸ“ΈπŸ˜Š

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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

I’d love to be considered for your personal branding and family photography needs! πŸ“Έ


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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While many are returning to life “as normal”... many still prefer to social distance. I’m πŸ’― ok with both. I’m offering regular family photo sessions (where social distancing is naturally part of how I do them anyways) ... as well as front porch minis. 

Family documentation is always important, but more some in times of change, in times of history making, in times of needing family activities to keep sane and pull together. 

If you haven’t done family pictures in a hot minute... and are considering doing them soon.. I’d love to be considered as your photographer!! 

Visit my website for samples of my work, pricing info, and to email to ask questions OR to book a spot! πŸ‘πŸ“Έ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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SO we did a thing... https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/7/so-we-did-a-thing So we did a thing and bought a house!! Woohooo!!!

Which means we will be packing up and moving here shortly.. so please stay tuned for updates once we are all settled in and I can get more blog posts up and out! 

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Todays Sunday Spotlight is brought to you by:

Kate over at Rapid Fire IT:

 

At RapidFire IT, we are passionate about finding solutions to problems before they become problems!

We are forward thinkers and find simple solutions to complex issues. Our clients are successful business owners who do not want to have technology hold them back! Business owners who want to focus on their vision of what made them want to go into business for themselves in the first place.

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5 Ways to Motivate Your Children Using Photography

Children love looking at photos of themselves and the people they love, which is why photography is such a great motivational tool.

If you’re a parent who wants to encourage a child to feel more confident and express themselves or you’re simply looking for new ways to spend more time together, photography can help you do that.

 Here are a few ways that you can use photography to help inspire your child.

  1. Create personalized portraits. Collect a few photos of family members and ask your children to draw some personalized portraits – you’ll be amazed to see their interpretations of each family member. Ask them to explain their drawings to you for extra insight. Once they’ve completed the portraits, create side-by-side images that you can store in an album.
  2. Allow your child to be the photographer. If you’ve ever wanted to see the world through your child’s eyes, give them a chance to be a photographer for a day.  Whether you let them use your cell phone or your old camera, allow them to capture anything and everything they want. Spend time going through their photos with them – you may even want to print one or two to display on the fridge as an extra confidence boost.
  3. Create a collage. Get their creative juices flowing by allowing your child to create a collage using printed pictures. While you may think that this activity is only suitable for younger children, you’ll find that even tweens and teens enjoy the creative aspect of this project.
  4. Share your family history. If you’ve got some time to spare over a weekend, why not get some of your old family photo albums out of the closet and take a trip down memory lane. Sharing memories with your children allows them to connect with your experiences and share their opinions with you. As a fun twist, you could even recreate a few of your old photos with your children.
  5. Indulge their fantasy. Children love dressing up, so why not use this as inspiration for your next photo session at home. Let them live out their dreams while you get to add updated photos to your collection from the comfort of your own home. Print at least one of the photos for your child’s bedroom to remind them of their unique powers.

Photos can be used for so much more than just decorating your home. Make this year the year you use photography to inspire and motivate your kids. There is nothing more heart warming then to see the smile on that little face when they see that they are important enough to you to have their picture on display for all to see! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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Todays Sunday Spotlight is brought to you by:

Roger C. over at The Sales Zoo

Read more from Roger:

I help business owners impact their bottom line......"SALES".

My specialty, passion & experience is in face-to-face, B2B selling.

If B2C, I can absolutely still help. It's all about the system.

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3 Ways to Safeguard Old Photo Memories while staying home and staying safe

 

If you have a few old photo albums that are collecting dust on a shelf in your house, now is the perfect time to get organized. It not only is a great way to pass the time while staying home during this covid 19 stuff going on, but is also a super fun family activity! 

Unfortunately, many of the photo albums that people inherit from family members are paged through once or twice before they are left on a shelf or in a closet. If you’re about to tackle your annual spring clean, you’re probably wondering what you should do with these albums. The good news is that it is possible to preserve them without having to hang on to the physical album.

The reality is that before digital became a prominent part of our lives, absolutely everything was photographed on film and printed for an album. Today, everything is digital and photo storage is that much easier, which is why it only makes sense to find ways to digitize your older printed photos too.

This is not to say that you should get rid of your photo albums but knowing that your most precious memories are being kept in a safe spot offers additional peace of mind.

 

3 Photo Spring Cleaning Tips

  1. Scan the pages of each album. There are a number of apps that will allow you to scan multiple printed photos before they are uploaded to the cloud. Within a few minutes, you’ll be able to scan and store your most precious memories, knowing that whatever happens to the physical photo album, you will always have those photos.
  2. Organize your photos using stories, dates, and locations. If you’re going to digitize your old photo memories, why not tell the story behind them? Create folders that will help categorize the photos according to dates and locations. Folder names can be used to describe the theme of the photos contained within them. You can even include a text description in each folder that will provide more details on each collection of photos.
  3. Create a family website. If you want to be able to share these memories with all family members for generations to come, why not create a family website where people can access the photos whenever they want to.
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Taking the time to sort through old family albums takes a bit of extra effort but you definitely won’t be sorry you did. And just imagine all the family conversations this type of project will spark! 

 

 


 
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Professional food photography is a key ingredient to a successful restaurant or food truck service.  Whether you need photos for your menu, cookbook, advertisements or website, we can create appetizing images for all your marketing needs. We can also photograph you, your staff and your restaurant all in the same visit! 

Prior to the photo session we’ll meet for a consultation via facetime, zoom or in person.  We’ll discuss the specifics, carve out a plan and discuss the results you want from the session.  You are welcome to provide us with sample photos as a reference, but keep in mind that our goal is to create something new and unique and TRUE TO YOU!

 We want to turn photos of your food into a culinary masterpiece! 

Your photo session can take place at your restaurant or in our home studio. We will style your dish by giving careful consideration to color, texture, and density so that the food will pop in the image.  We’ll shoot from a variety of angles and use appropriate lighting to capture the mood your want your photos to convey.  After the shoot we’ll do a basic edit the images in Lightroom to make sure your food looks its realest, truest best.  You’ll receive the hi-res digital files along with a non exclusive commercial us

age license within 24 hours or less of our time together. 

Interested in getting true to dish images of your own? Call or message us today to schedule your appointment!

 



           

                          

                         

                                               

 


 
 
                                                                           
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Todays Sunday Spotlight is brought to you by Lee at PectoLite Photography.

Lee Pectol is the owner/photographer of Pectolite Photography, LLC. She has an eye for the lovely and striking in all of us. Her style of glamour is less about what you wear and more about the you-niqueness that you exude. 

Words from Lee: 

Pectolite Photography grew from my personal need to record the beautiful women, men, and families which surround me. I discovered that many have lost the ability to see their own amazing qualities because their vision of beauty has become distorted by marketing and media that only measures beauty by inches and pounds. Fortunately, God's view of us is not so limited.

By God's grace and mercy, I have the vision to capture and then reveal what makes you and your family so unique and therefore, stunning in this world. Our vision of beauty is only limited by the fearful boundaries of our minds. So, if you are willing to be fearless, then there is no perfect age, no required weight and no individual too flawed that an incredible image cannot be created for you, for your family and for those who will come after you.

Join me on this journey and together we will capture breathtaking moments of eternity in your life. I am Lee Pectol, blessed mother of 5, memory maker owner/photographer of Pectolite Photography. And I am here to serve you. To open your heart to how you can be . . . fearless in beauty.

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If you are anything like me, you like to take pictures of all of your adventures. But it is important to make sure you're LIVING in the moment and not just CAPTURING it. 
 
Here are my top 5 tips for getting beautiful, fun images while still being fully in the moment of the adventure itself.  
 
1. Do your research!
When we go on a trip, I always try to research and find out what is in or around the area we are visiting. Is there anything historical and ancient? Beautiful viewpoints? What is the history of the area and how can we check it all out? I will literally map out a whole days' worth of events starting with breakfast, then hitting any sight-seeing spots, historical spots, museums, nature spots and such. If there are any sorts of shows going on (for example if we were visiting a ghost town and there were gun fight shows that were put on there) I find out the times so we can be there to watch. GO into it with a plan and know what you want to do.
 
2. Don't rush!
This has to do with LIVING in the moment. For example, we went to Vegas and on the way home stopped at the Hoover Dam. Instead of just taking a pic as we went by, we stopped and took several hours exploring. We walked across it, read all the plaques, checked out the museum and gift shop, and then hiked up to the new bridge and walked across it. Take the time to really check everything out. Don't just go to one spot, snap your pic and then say ok done! You will miss out on so much doing that. Taking the time to really explore, leads to unexpected conversations with loved ones, finding cool spots you would have missed, learning something new about the area you're visiting. There are so many advantages to taking your time and really enjoying it all!
 
3. Know your equipment if you're taking it with you
This one is a big one! IF you are taking your equipment with you... know what lens you will be using for what and when. There is nothing worse than planning a perfect shot only to have it messed up because you used the wrong lens and had to change it and missed the moment. On the flip side of this... sometimes it's best to leave the equipment at home. At least 95% of the general population has a phone with a camera on it. Challenge yourself to use it instead of your big camera. It makes it easier to be in the moment, still capture it, and maybe learn some new tricks as well since you're using a smaller camera set up. This can be a fun way to capture your adventure without having to lug around an extra 10 pounds.
 
4. Trust your gut
Depending on where you are traveling and what you are taking pictures of, make sure you are safe. Some places in the world are not as safe as they should be. Always be aware of your surroundings, do not get lulled into a sense of security. Keep your eyes and ears open and if you are in a spot or situation where your radar starts to go off telling you something isn't quite right, trust it. Better safe than sorry and no image is worth your safety.
 
5. Have fun!!  
Yes, getting that shot may be of utmost importance to you, but stop and be aware. Be thankful that you have the opportunity to even be where you are at that moment. Pinch yourself if needed, take a really good look around, and add this experience to your memory catalog. Remembering to have fun and be in the moment will help you stay relaxed and the pictures and stories you have from your adventure will be all the better for it.
 
With all these tips you are getting, I hope your taking more pictures!! Or if you don't usually, that you are doing more! In the next email we will discuss things you can do to extend the life cycle of your memory cards. SD cards aren't exactly cheap, so it's important to know how to get the biggest bang for your buck!
 
                                                                          
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3 Family Pix things to avoid/UtahCounty/JWilsonPIx/Personal Branding & Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/4/3-family-pix-things-to-avoid/utahcounty/jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography 3 Common Family Photoshoot Mistakes to Avoid
 

When you speak to people about family photos, everyone has very different opinions – some love getting everyone together while others would prefer to avoid it altogether.

It’s no secret that family photo sessions take a lot of time and effort. From getting siblings to play nicely to ensuring everyone gets to the location on time, family shoots are a lot of work. However, there are ways to make the experience more memorable and fun.

Here are the mistakes to avoid if you want to feel more excited about family photo sessions in the future.

 

Mistake 1: Picking the First Photographer You Find

The key to having a pleasant photoshoot is finding a photographer you feel comfortable with, which is especially important if your family is more introverted. When everyone in your family feels comfortable, your photos look natural too. Before you schedule your shoot, take the time to meet with at least two professional photographers to decide who is a better match for your family. If neither of them is,  continue your search or ask someone for a recommendation. The photographer you choose should specialize in family sessions and should show a keen interest in your family and the types of photos you want to take.

 

Mistake 2: Trying to Control the Session

Naturally, you want the family photo session to go smoothly but when you try and control every single detail, you’re only going to end up having a negative experience. It’s better to come to terms with the fact that you’re dealing with a large group of people that includes kids and trust that your photographer will know what to do to get the best photos.

 

Mistake 3: Not Coordinating Your Outfits

Coordinating your outfits does not mean wearing identical clothes – it means wearing the same style of clothing and complementary colors. If there will be more than one family in the shoot, make sure that everyone is on the same page in terms of not wearing bright colors, bold patterns or clothing with logos. Adding patterns and textures to the shoot is perfectly fine provided it doesn’t take the attention away from the people in the photo. 

 

If you are located in my area, I would love to be considered as your photographer! Let's chat!


 

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Todays Sunday Spotlight is brought to you by Rob Hutton, who describes himself as: Husband, father, baseball fanatic, music snob, word geek, and generally malcontent optimist.
 

Rob is a all around awesome human, and a financial advisor. He and his family live in Daybreak Utah, and just recently opened up a Riverton Utah office. 

When I say all around, its because he offers SO much more than just financial advisor services.

He has a huge heart and really cares about people.

He represents Edward Jones and loves being able to help people learn how to invest smartly, and also how to create financial stability. 

His family immigrated from Scotland, and he use to follow the Ringly Brothers Circus around working as the Animal Cruelty specialist.

I highly recommend you get to chat with him yourself to get more details on how he can help you in addition to the fabulous stories/adventures he has to share. 

You can connect with Rob Here: 

 

 

 


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Every parent knows how frustrating and challenging it can be to photograph children.

While it would be great if you could get your children to pose in front of your DSLR camera, sometimes your iPhone is all you have to capture a shot as it happens.

So, you might as well learn how to master your iPhone camera – these tips will help get you started.

 

9 Ways to Take Better Photos with Your iPhone

  1. Stick to the native camera app. Since time is of the essence when you’re trying to take a photo of your child, it’s best to stick to the native iPhone camera app. Searching through all your other apps to find the one you’re looking for means you’re going to miss the perfect shot.
  2. Be on the same level as your child. If you’re photographing small children, always take the photo at their level if you can. Shooting from this angle makes the shot look more natural and it provides you with an interesting background.
  3. Don’t forget about burst mode. If it’s a real action shot, use burst mode to capture every movement. Holding your finger on the camera button will allow you to take multiple shots.
  4. Focus on the eyes. If you will be capturing a portrait of your child, focus on their eyes as it makes the photo more engaging.
  5. Try out new locations. If you will be going on an outing with your children, keep your iPhone within arm’s reach. It’s important to try out new backgrounds and settings if you want to improve your photography skills.
  6. Keep it simple. Some photos definitely call for extra details such as props but in most other cases, simpler is better. Lighting and composition are two of the most important factors in any photo – get those right and your photo will look great.
  7. Show scale. If your child is in a very unique setting, making larger objects the focus of your photos will add a sense of scale and give them an interesting edge.
  8. Change the mood. Don’t be afraid to experiment with filters. Using a black and white filter can really highlight the mood of the shot.
  9. Have fun with candid shots. Posed photos have their place but candid shots are a great way to capture the essence of childhood as your child grows, so don’t forget to add them into the mix.

If you do want to capture professional photos of your child, and I am in your area.. I would love to be considered! Let's chat! 


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Take more pictures! /UtahCounty/ JWilsonPIx/ Personal Branding & Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/4/take-more-pictures-/utahcounty/-jwilsonpix/-personal-branding-family-photography How to Make Sure You Take More Family Photos in 2020

Years come and go so quickly and the rate at which your children grow is usually the clearest reminder of how quickly time passes.

If you feel that you simply don’t take enough photos of your children or as a family, 2020 is the year to turn that around.

Every photo is a meaningful keepsake, regardless of whether you take it at home or at a professional studio. As long as you’re taking photos on a regular basis, you can capture every moment, both big and small. These moments combined turn into a one of a kind, true to you family history for you to share with future generations, so don't NOT do them. 


 

Here are a few of the ways that you can make sure you take more photos in 2020.

 

  • Create a schedule. If you want to take photos more regularly, schedule them in. Along with highlighting special events and milestones in your calendar, you could also set weekly reminders on your phone to take a new photo. Creating a schedule will also ensure that you can book a professional photographer well in advance for special events.
  • Always have a camera ready. By making a point of keeping your phone or camera close by, you’ll always be ready to capture a memorable moment. Even if you’re simply heading out to the park with your kids like you always do, keep your camera at hand and make sure your phone’s battery is charged.
  • Download a new app. If you love being creative, why not download one of the many popular photo editing apps so that you can get creative with your family pics? Plus it’s the perfect excuse to take more photos.
  • Have some fun at home. If you’ll be spending the weekend at home, why not use this time to play dress up with the kids and have some fun in front of the camera. You can even get your kids involved by getting them to take a few shots.

 

If you’re usually the one who ends up taking all the photos, make sure that you don’t forget to get in front of the camera too. Your loved ones will want to see that you were happy, and loved and that you existed for reals instead of just as a person in all the stories. 

With our phones always being within arm’s reach, it’s never been easier to take more family photos. Don’t forget to work in a professional photo shoot or two for some extra-special shots of milestones or other important family events. 

If you are in my area, I would love to be considered to help you document these times for your family! Contact me today and let's chat details! 

 

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Chris and his family are originally from California but have been in Utah for several years now. His Wife and he met at a community service project. His favorite part of his job duties is the getting to go out and meet new people, and getting to do the feel good stories for the paper, that bring happiness and joy to everyone's hearts. 

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How to extend the life of your memory cards/Utah County/JWilsonPix/ Personal Branding Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/4/how-to-extend-the-life-of-your-memory-cards Memory cards, SD cards, whatever you want to call them, are not cheap to come by. Do you know how can you care for your memory card and get the best results from it, extend the life cycle of it and save yourself some money?

 

Top 5 Tips for Extending the life of your memory car

Do you know how can you care for your memory card and get the best results from it?

Here are a few tips, with at least one I bet you had not thought of before!!    

 

1. Delete images on your computer NOT on your camera

This can actually SHORTEN the life of your card!! 

It is best to erase all images from the computer vs doing it one by one in camera. The rule is that the fewer times you add or remove data on your card the better and longer life you will get out of it. Another good way to do this is to FORMAT the card and wipe it clean all at once.

2. Remove cards from your computer properly

After uploading images to your computer from a card make sure you follow the proper procedure to eject the card before removing it from your card reader. This means right clicking the drive assigned to your card and hitting 'eject'. 

3. Have back up cards!

I personally always have at least 4 cards in my bag, formatted and ready to go. I write on each card, labeling it 1-4 and then when I use one I have a set slot in my card holder it goes into, so that I KNOW that one is full and needs to be moved to the computer.  

4. Format your Memory Card In the Camera You Want to Use it on

It is best to have specific cards used only with one camera/device. Keeps it easy and less confusing. SHOULD you have one or two that you switch back and forth, make sure that before taking your images that you format it to that device.  

5. Protect yourself from card loss

Take a pic of your business card with all your contact info. Then LOCK that image so it doesn't ever get deleted.  Should you lose a card and it is found, the first image the person who finds it will see is how to get a hold of you!! Awesome ideas right!!  

 

Depending on your specific type of card the financial cost could be a lot or a little. Either way, the memories your capturing are priceless and should be protected to our best abilities. These are only a FEW tips... that should help you get the most life out of your memory cards. If you have other tips for this, Id love to hear about them!!  

 

xoxo

Jess

 www.jwilsonpix.com

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Among the many wonderful services she offers, She has a fabulous game to play together. It helps you really think about communicating your feelings better and shows exactly how easy it is to misread things! 

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Scheduling a professional photo session is always exciting but you want to make sure to find the right person for the job before you book your session.

Whether you’re planning a family or a personal branding photoshoot, your photographer is going to provide you with custom images, and lasting memories, so you want to take your time when making this important decision. A little homework on your end can really go a long way.

 

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Photographer

  1. Photographic Style

Photographers all do things slightly differently and you want to make sure that they’re able to produce the types of photos that you had in mind. Your personality as an individual or a family will determine which photographic styles will appeal to you the most.  Decide whether you’re looking for something traditional, something a little funkier or you have your heart set on a particular type of location. Spend time going through the galleries of the photographers you have in mind to decide if their style is a good match. No matter the price or how nice they are as a person... you want to make sure you pick the one whose style you see for your own images. 

  1. Personality

The more relaxed you are during your photo session, the better your photos will turn out. Meeting with potential photographers before your session is an important step because it allows you to decide if your personalities are a good match. If you will be including children in your photo session, make sure that the photographer you have in mind is actually good with kids. If you are bringing along a fur baby, make sure your photographer knows and that you're both on the same page about it. You want to find someone who is happy, and helpful, and communicates clearly with you every step of the way to ensure you have the best experience! 

  1. Clear Communication

Before you start searching for a photographer, set a budget. This will help you narrow down your options quite quickly, making it easier to select the right photographer for your needs. If your photographer will be sending you a quote, make sure that you understand exactly what is included in the package. You always want to be aware of any additional costs. Make sure that communication between the two of you is clear and prompt. Don't be afraid to ask questions, it should be a collaboration with your photographer. Make sure that you have a quote, a model release, and some sort of signed agreement between both parties that clearly says the specifics of what you will get, what you will pay, and what sort of usage rights you are allowed. 

  1. Product Options

What do you want at the end of your session? Are you happy with digital files? Do you want to prints or canvases to hang in your home or a custom album? Will you be printing off fliers and business cards with your images? Make sure that the photographer you choose offers the products you’re interested in. Even if your package doesn’t include the products you’re interested in, find out whether it can be added on as an extra.

 

If you’ve found a photographer that ticks all of the right boxes, book your session as soon as you can. Good photographers that check off all the boxes are sometimes hard to find and you want to make sure you get on their schedule before they are all booked up! :) 

I would love the opportunity to serve you and yours and be considered for your next photography project! Let's chat about it! 

 


 

 


 
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Hello friends!  

I know I have shared these tips before, however, these tips are priceless as well as timeless. We can all use a reminder once in awhile! Especially if it saves us money AND heartache!  

When looking for a photographer for your event, your family photos, or business/branding photos, please think of all these things! 

 
    

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY!!

Contrary to popular belief the first thing when considering how and who to capture these moments for your family is NOT about cost. Everyone wants the biggest bang for their buck, because we all work hard for our money. Going for the cheapest prices though can sometimes bite you in the bum. There is nothing worse than getting back the final images and not being happy with the quality, or having certain specific things not captured. I hear it all the time where people say that looking back they wish they hadn’t skimped on the photographer for their special life/family/business photography event.

 

DO YOUR RESEARCH!

It is important to do your research. When deciding on who to use, you want to check out their work. Look at their portfolio and see what their style is like. Do you like the style, do you like the portfolio work? If so then check out their reviews from previous customers. Check out their yelp page, their social media pages, see what others say about working with them. 

     

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION!

Once you have narrowed your choices down, request information on packages and prices and what all is included. Most photographers will customize packages to fit your needs and budget. Let them know what you want and need specifically and if you like the info they send you set up a meeting. With today’s technology you can email, text, do a phone call or even a zoom meeting call if you are too far away or too busy to meet in person. 

BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEEDS!

It is very important to be clear on what you want to do with your final images. Do you plan to get a huge canvas to hang in the living room over the fireplace? Are you looking for something to hang in your office at work? Will you be making announcements or cards to send out to family and friends? Will you be making gifts to send to family and friends? Are the images for your family only and will go into a family album to pass on to your kids? Are the images going to go on your wall at home? Will they be going on your e commerce website, will they be used for social media postings, or printed on business cards? When you know what you want to do with your final images, it is important to relay this to your photographer to make sure they understand and will be able to provide you with products and images fitting your purposes. 

               

    

ALWAYS GET A FORMAL CONTRACT!

When you have decided on your photographer it is important to make sure they offer some sort of agreement contract/model release that both parties have to sign. This allows both parties to be on the same page with what’s going to happen and what is expected. Once you’re all booked and set to go you can move on to the next steps to prepare for your session. 

WHAT TO WEAR

One of the most commonly asked questions is what to wear for your session. There is no set universal answer to this. It depends on your families’ style, the location, the weather. I always tell my clients that there is no need to be matchy matchy. You want to stick to colors that complement each other. No that hot pink zebra striped dress will not compliment the rest of the group in blue. No plaids, no extreme bling, no florescent colors (unless that is the theme and your all wearing it). 

You will want to think of where your location is, and what the weather is like in the area, and dress accordingly. Choice of footwear is of utmost importance when considering your location. You wouldn’t want to wear your best set of high heels for a location out in the woods. Be yourself, be comfortable. 

Many of the photographers I know, including myself have ideas they can send you for outfits and styles if you need somewhere to start. I send a Pinterest board with a large variety of styles and colors for the whole family based on the season. 

 

     

 

RELAX & HAVE FUN!!

The most important thing is to relax, and have fun. Enjoy the time with your family, enjoy the moments of the adventure that IS your photography session. No moment happens exactly the same ever. It is not a time of stress or worrying about being perfect. It’s about you and yours and what makes you all unique. When your being true to who and what your all about, your photographer will capture that in all its perfect glory and deliver to you images that will last a lifetime and will be cherished memories of that particular moment forever. 

I hope you have found some of these tips helpful. If you are in the Utah County area and looking for a photographer, I would love to be considered!  


xoxo

Jess
480-238-9443
www.jwilsonpix.com

 

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Did you know we offer food/product photography services!!

Professional food photography is a key ingredient to a successful restaurant/food biz.  Whether you need photos for your menu, cookbook, advertisements or website, we can create appetizing images for all your marketing needs.

We’re also available to photograph you, your staff and your place of business. We can tie it all together in a personal branding photography content package. 

If you would like more info on this option, please message me directly and lets chat details!

 

If you are on Instagram.. I invite you to look up #Jwfoodpix to see tons of my food images. 

 


 
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I want to introduce you all to Barbara! She is the owner of a sparkler business and is the only company in Utah that specializes in wedding send off sparklers. They carry a large supply of them year round and brides can pick them up at the last minute, if needed. 

Your wedding is for most... the culmination of years and years of adolescent dreaming and planning. Every detail for most, must be perfect. Here is what Barbara says: 

"Your send-off is the culmination of your entire wedding. No one wants their send-off to be anti-climatic with just a few guests standing around awkwardly. There is little worse than guests milling around wondering what’s next, or if there is going to be anything else at the end of a joyful celebration. That’s when people get bored and decide to leave. Don’t let this happen to you on your big day, it’s worth taking every precaution to make it a finale worth waiting for!"

 

This sounds like a fabulous finale to me!!! Read more here about Utah Sparklers and how they recommend you let your guest know to prepare for an amazing send off on your special day!! 


 
 
                                                                           
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So I booked a photo session,what do I wear??/Utah County/ JWilsonPix/Personal Branding Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/3/so-i-booked-a-photo-session-now-what-do-i-wear One of the most commonly asked questions I get is what to wear for your session.

There is no set universal answer to this. It depends on your families’ style, the location, the weather.

I always tell my clients that there is no need to be matchy matchy.

You want to stick to colors that complement each other. No that hot pink zebra striped dress will not compliment the rest of the group in blue. No plaids, no extreme bling, no florescent colors (unless that is the theme and your all wearing it).

 You will want to think of where your location is, and what the weather is like in the area, and dress accordingly. Choice of footwear is of utmost importance when considering your location. You wouldn’t want to wear your best set of high heels for a location out in the woods. Be yourself, be comfortable.

Many of the photographer I know, including myself have ideas they can send you for outfits and styles if you need somewhere to start.

I send a Pinterest board with a large variety of styles and colors for the whole family based on the season. It gives you a starting place to figure out what you want to do. The MOST important thing however, is to make sure everyone is comfortable and feels good. This will show in your photos and will make your session much more enjoyable! :) 

 

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3 PBP Pix things to avoid/UtahCounty/JWilsonPIx/Personal Branding & Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/3/3-pbp-pix-things-to-avoid/utahcounty/jwilsonpix/personal-branding-family-photography 3 Common Personal Branding Photography Mistakes to Avoid
 

       

When you speak to people about personal branding photography (PBP), everyone has very different opinions – some understand the what, why and how of it all, and others have no clue what its even about! 

It’s no secret that PBP sessions take a lot of time and effort. From co-ordinating schedules, deciding location and story lines, PBP sessions are a lot of work. However, there are ways to make the experience more memorable and fun.

Here are the mistakes to avoid if you want to feel more excited about PBP sessions in the future.

 

Mistake 1: Picking the First Photographer You Find

The key to having a pleasant photoshoot is finding a photographer you feel comfortable with, which is especially important if you and/or your team is more introverted. When everyone feels comfortable, the photos look natural too. Before you schedule your shoot, take the time to meet with at least two professional photographers to decide who is a better match for what you need and want done. If neither of them is,  continue your search or ask someone for a recommendation. The photographer you choose should be open minded, creative and clear in communicating discussing the types of photos you want to take. They should also offer a quote and some sort of signed professional agreement of services, to help ensure everyone is on the same page with what will be happening. 

 

Mistake 2: Trying to Control the Session

Naturally, you want the session to go smoothly but when you try and control every single detail, you’re only going to end up having a negative experience. It’s better to come to terms with the fact that you’re dealing with many different variables, that include things out of our control like weather, and trust that your photographer will know what to do to get the best photos.

 

Mistake 3: Not Coordinating Your Outfits to your story lines

Coordinating your outfits to your story lines is very important. If we are shooting behind the scenes images of what you do, at your business, and you want to use those images for something super specific in your content, dress accordingly. For example, if you KNOW you want to use 1-2 of your images for a printed flier or business card, then make sure your outfit for those images is on point for the expected finished project. Adding patterns and textures to the shoot is perfectly fine provided it doesn’t take the attention away from the purpose of the images. I always tell my clients to wear what is appropriate for what we are shooting, and what makes you feel powerful/good! I've only had a few times where people picked something to wear in their images that they ended up NOT liking in the final product. You want to make sure to always get this as on point as possible, as some photographers would consider that something not their problem and charge a re-shoot fee etc. This of course would also be something to make sure is discussed in the initial getting info part.  

 

If you are located in my area, I would love to be considered as your photographer! Let's chat!


 

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Country Craft Creations/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/2/countrycraftcreations/utahcountypersonalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix Let me introduce you to Country Craft Creations. 

This is Tamra and Wilbur and they are the dynamic duo that is part of the team over at CCC. We have been working together to create custom content for their marketing for almost a entire year now. We shoot new content every quarter. This is a wonderful way to keep fresh, consistent content coming in if you are a product based type of business. 

   

 

We always have a great time planning and plotting in our planning calls, and then so much fun with Wilbur and his antics when we are shooting. You can find Country Craft Creations over on FB, IG, and Youtube! Stop by and say hello, and feel free to oooo and ahhhh over all the beautiful things they are creating over there! You wont be sorry you stopped by! :) 

 

If you're looking for consistent custom content for your business, Id love to chat details with you! I am your personal branding photographer located in Utah County. 

 

   

 

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Why your photographer is charging that much/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/2/whyyourphotographerischargingthat/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Why Your Photographer is Charging That Price

Let's discuss what you’re really paying for when you hire a professional photographer. So many people find fault in the amount photographers charge for a session but are they really thinking about what all is going into this service?

 

The HEART value of photography would take up way more time than this one blog post.. so today we will only discuss the monetary value.

 

     

When you start shopping around for a professional photographer the prices can sometimes seem quite daunting. What very few consumers realize though is that there is a lot more to photographing your family or event than just clicking a button at the right time.

So what are you paying for when hiring a professional photographer? Here are just a couple of things to think consider... 

 

Time is money.

Just like any other professional, a photographer needs to put in the hours to get the job done. This includes the consultation, traveling to and from the location, arranging childcare for their own kids,time away from their family, shooting the photos, editing, processing, and delivering the orders. You’d be surprised at how much work it takes to get to the end result that is finally delivered to you.

Once they shoot the photos, it’s not as simple as uploading and downloading the images and delivering them to you. They have to process the files, convert it to the correct file type as well as make sizing and color adjustments to make each image pop.

You hired them because you liked their style, their creative eye. They are creating unique, one of a kind images for you and yours, using that creative eye and so the details of the final images matter. 

If your photographer is also creating a book, album, or other custom product for you, they need to spend time designing that too.

 

Equipment/Tools are expensive.

Even though this is a very small part of why photographers charge the prices they do, it’s important to remember that quality equipment plays an important role in being able to produce the photos that they do.

Professional equipment not only allows for the production of high quality images, it also gives photographers the ability to work in areas with less than favorable lighting conditions or at venues where using a flash is prohibited. And just like any other industry that uses equipment... sometimes things break and need to be replaced and have regular upkeep that goes into keeping things ready to go! 

Then you also have apps and software that they have purchased or pay fees for, that allow them to give the quality effects and editing processes that you are expecting in your final images.

 

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They have spent years acquiring a very specific skill.

Photography, like any other profession, requires experience and specific skills. From knowing what lighting and camera settings to use, to knowing how to pose people, finding the perfect angles and helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Many photographers are still paying off debt for continuing education and schooling for their craft!

 

It’s still a business.

A professional photographer is still running a business, which means they will more than likely have overhead costs such as rental fees for their studio and the upkeep of equipment. Photographers also need to budget for professional association fees, equipment and liability insurance and fees for courses that will allow them to stay ahead by continuously honing their craft.

 

So as you see by just these few things, it is about way more than just clicking the button on a fancy camera. A professional photographer who is dedicated to their art and willing to go the extra mile for their clients is always well worth the price.

If you're looking for a professional photographer for your most precious moments, Id love to be considered! I am your true to you photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah.   

 

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Why Hire A Professional/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/2/whyhireaprofessional/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer?You can have your friends be in charge of pictures or have your Uncle Joe do the pictures for you! Right?? Wrong.... Below are just some of the reasons why hiring a pro is a better choice. 

 

An expensive camera does not automatically result in photographic skills.  PLEASE RE-READ THAT AND LET IT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE.

Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative has a high-speed, top quality digital camera doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing behind the camera. While quality equipment does help the average consumer improve their photography game, a professional photographer offers an artistic approach, creative eye and years of experience that cannot be purchased at a camera store.

 

Professional equipment has its perks.

Shooting with top of the range cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us to take the best shots, even in less than optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur photographer but a professional knows what’s required to capture those types of shots. A true professional can spend anywhere from $10,000+ on their gear. They mean business! While gear alone does not equal amazing photos.... having quality equipment def can make a big difference. 

 

Capturing the perfect candid images and Posing is our thing.

Ever tried to get friends and relatives, including kids, to stay still and pose for a big group shot? It’s easier said than done. Need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? A professional photographer can help. Photographers perform these tasks sometimes daily, so they have perfected the skills required to get the best results while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

 

They’re hired!! It's not personal!! 

Using a friend or family member to take your photos could mean missed moments. Think of all the drama in your relationship that may cause!! You'll NEVER get that moment they missed back!! A professional photographer is exclusively hired to capture the day and won’t miss out on photos because they’re chatting with the other guests, grabbing a drink or dancing. Hiring a professional photographer guarantees they will capture as many perfect moments as possible. 

The end result is part of the process.

Professional photographers not only capture your photos, they also edit and retouch images in order to achieve a beautiful finished product. A perfect moment stopped in time for all eternity.. there in your hand. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints and canvases. Here is where the eye for the details and knowing what to do about them comes in. You just won't get the same quality from friends and family even if they are photo shop pros! 

 

If your worried about a professional costing you a house payment.. shop around! There are so many different photographers out there, offering so many different price points!!! If your located out in Utah county, I would love to chat details with you and be your photographer! I am your true to you life and family photographer in Spanish, Fork, Utah. 

 

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5 tips for getting Candid Shots of Your Kids

Those times when your kids are just being kids make for some of the most precious photos. There’s something about capturing those naturally playful, thoughtful or silly moments that are so different from posed photos.

If you are looking to capture more candid shots of your children, here are a few tips that will help.

Tip 1: Get down to their level.

As adults, we’re always taking photos from our height, but if you really want to capture special shots of your child so that their emotions come through in the photos, you need to take the shot from their level. Sit, crouch or lie down so that you’re at their eye level.

Tip 2: Prepare for those candid shots

If you know that there’s a special event coming up or that today’s weather means your children will spend time indoors reading books and playing, have your camera ready because you never know when the perfect shot might present itself. It also helps to know your camera and its different shooting modes to increase the chances of capturing quality photos using the right settings.

Tip 3: Don’t aim for perfection

Candid shots aren’t meant to be perfect, they’re meant to capture everything about a certain moment so when one of those moments arise, snap away and find your favorite shot afterward.

Tip 4: Keep your distance

Sometimes the best candid shots need to be taken from a distance. Once your kids are aware that you’re taking photos, it can ruin the moment. It helps to have a zoom lens for these instances so that you can keep your distance but still get quality shots.

Tip 5: Lighting is everything

Natural light does wonders when it comes to achieving the best possible photos so try to capture shots of your children while they’re outside or in a room with lots of natural light. If possible, stay away from the harsh midday light and if that’s not an option, some shade should help soften the images.

Capturing candid shots of your children allows you to relive those special moments time and time again and is something YOU can do anytime, anyplace! Sometimes the candid images will tell more of a story than any posed image of that person could and that's what photography is about! At least for me it is! Its about that person, in that moment! 

 

I am your True to you Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah and I would love to capture YOUR candid moments! 

 

 

 

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What is personal branding photography?/Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/1/what-is-personal-branding-photography WHAT is personal branding photography/ Utah County/ JWilsonPix

A Personal Branding session is simply put, a lifestyle session, with head shots plus extras, with the focus being on your business, your voice, your brand.  

This is a session for small businesses, entrepreneurs and social media influencers who are looking to create images specifically customized to their brand for using on their social media and online marketing platforms.  

If this is you, and you are tired of using stock images and taking selfies to create your image contents, a branding session is just what you need!! These sessions are a mix of traditional and candid style head shots, and then a mix of action, candid, and product shots for your product/service/brand.  

The images created in these sessions are all about telling who YOU are.. giving voice to your business, your services, your products, a voice that is unique to the what, how and why of what you bring to the table. They are shot in a way to allow space in each image for you to add custom text etc. so you can not only update your head shot/profile images but also have content to create whatever you need for your marketing!  

The images created will be licensed specifically for commercial use, allowing you to manipulate, edit and use however needed for your online marketing and social media purposes, without having to worry about giving photo credits.  

Interested in a personal branding session for your own business/brand? Let's chat! 

 

 

 

 

 

The Process: 

 

When you decide a personal branding session is for you, here is our process:

  •  First we have you book a date on the calendar (find that at the book now buttons)
  •  Then you will get a questionnaire about you and your business goals/needs via email
  •  We will set up a time to get together in person or via video call (fb video or zoom) to plan the details of your session
  •  We meet up and shoot your stories
  •  Your images are delivered to your email within 24 hrs or less of your session 

 

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 Layering For New Looks During Your Photo Session

 

During your photo shoot, you don't want to waste time making constant outfit changes. Most photographers will limit the number of outfits you can change into. Location can also limit what you'd be able to change into as well, but layering items of clothes can help resolve this problem. By adding on some simple pieces you can completely change your look in just a matter of seconds with little to no fuss.

What to layer.

Tops are the easiest way to layer. Start with a lightweight top like a tank top or fitted short sleeve shirt. Then add a cardigan or a pullover shirt. You can do a third layer by putting on a jacket. Keep the jacket simple and basic in color such as navy blue, beige or olive green. A scarf or hat can also be added to change your look easily and even make a great prop to keep your hands occupied. Belts can also help change your look but will most likely be concealed as the layers come.

 

In the summer it can be a little more difficult to layer but you can always add on a wrap, hat or thin scarf for a new look. Accessories can also be a way to transform your look. Put on some bangles, a watch, necklace or hair accessory that will take your casual outfit to a more formal look.

 

How to layer.

When layering you want to make sure everything goes together and that you have different textures. Make your first layer a neutral color. It should be more form fitting so you don't have extra bulk when you add to it. Your second layer can be more bold and colorful. Wrap a textured scarf to complete a whole new look.

 

Some last minutes tip to help transform your look and help your shoot go off successfully. Keep your hair down at the beginning of your shoot and then tie it back. You can even use a stylish hair wrap or headband to keep it away from your face.

Keep your layers simple and easy to carry around, you don't want to be digging through bags to find what you are looking for. These tips can help you add more style and depth to your wardrobe without taking time away from the actual shoot.

I am your True to you life and family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah.


 

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5 tips to keep your photos organized/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/1/5-tips-to-keep-your-photos-organized/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Images on your computer or your phone, can take up a lot of space and easily become a chaotic mess that you spend hours trying to sift through. From the images you take personally, to the ones you have professionally done, keeping your digital photos organized on your computer may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some quick and easy ways you can keep your images organized and make finding the ones you want a quick process.

 

5 Tips To Keep You Digital Photo Library Organized.

 

1. Date and Time

Most often you can set the date and time on your camera and this information will automatically show when you upload new images onto your computer. But, if you are uploading digital files from your professional shoot then you will want to make sure you add the date to the files before you begin the upload.

 

2. Name

Create folders for your images with the name, date or occasion you had them taken. It is always a good idea to add in the year that they were taken as well. You can create sub-folders in the pictures folders on your computer for images you upload from your professional shoot. I like to label my folders as such: April 2019 HR Wilson Family or April 2019 LR Wilson family. This allows me to know which ones are for sharing online (LR= low resolution- watermarked and non printable) and which ones are for printing. (HR= high resolution- printable) 

 

3. Face Recognition

Most photo software allows you to tag people in your images using facial recognition. This can be an easy way for you to find specific images of your children and significant other.

 

4. Keywords

It can take a little extra time to tag your images with keywords but this can make finding the images you want significantly easier. Use keywords that you will be able to remember and be consistent with them. Keywords can be single words or phrases. Some ideas for key wording your images can include the event, date, location, season and people in the images.

 

5. Rate and Delete

You'd be surprised how many images are on your computer that you simply will never use or feel the need to look at again. Do you have images that are out of focus, have poor exposure, or random images of your hands, feet or the inside of your bag? Spend an afternoon going through and deleting the images that are pointless to keep. While you're at it, you can go through and rate the images as well. This will allow you to easily find the images you like the most. If you are already behind and have tons of photos.. just start now, today implementing these tips. And then on stuff from before, you can go thru a little at a time and eventually you will have them all set the way you want! 

 


 

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(JWilsonPix) Head Shots JWilsonPix Personal Branding Photography Product Photography Spanish Fork Utah County Utah County Photographer https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/1/5-tips-to-keep-your-photos-organized/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Mythic Valley dec 2019 / Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/1/mythic-valley-dec-2019-/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix This is Mythic Valley.

They are a Neo-Folk/Indi rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah.

These guys are the complete package. They rock and roll... amazing musicians and vocalists, and they are super nice as well!

      

                                                


You can find out more about them here: https://mythicvalley.com/com

Copied from their website:
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mythic Valley set out to combine the earnest intimacy of folk with the grit of indie music. Their sound is eclectic, yet warm and personal, echoing the timeless storytelling of Americana, with a modern twist. Inspired by contemporary artists as diverse as The Shins, My Morning Jacket, or Fleet Foxes. The band blends in lush melodies with introspective lyrics and beautiful soundscapes, as shown in their most recent release “A Monument, A Dream” released in May of 2019.

Make sure to follow them on social media, check out their new release!

Interested in a personal brand session for yourself? Let's chat!

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Dean Kids/Utah County/Family and Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2020/1/dean-kids/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix Sometimes, you just want updated images of your kiddos. And that is 100% ok! 

It is important to document how they grow and change every year! And I know for a fact, for myself and for my own kids, nothing makes them feel more loved and precious than seeing their images on the wall in frames, or on grandmas fridge! 

The Dean family had gone a bit since having their pictures done, and it was time. Time to update the kiddos! So we did! 

Keep in mind.. you can get true to you updated images of how they REALLY are here and now, and still get beautiful images. Gone are the days or prim and proper picture perfect. <3 

 

Do you have a special family event you want documented? Want to update your kiddos images?  Let's chat details and get you on the calendar! 

 

 

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Scadden Insurance /Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/12/scadden-insurance-/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

Do you like bowling? DO you need insurance? 

Maybe you should talk with Keaton over at Scadden Insurance. He bowls on the regular and is called the shredder. (You ask him about that story lol)  Here is his FB link: 

https://www.facebook.com/Scadden-Insurance-Agency-114902416548298/
 

We recently did a personal branding photo session to showcase his personality and get him some custom images to use for his  marketing. Here are a few sneak peeks below! 


Interested in creating custom stock images of your own? Lets Chat!

Message me today! 

 

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Couples session /Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/12/couples-session-/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

For many people, your person, is your spouse. Your best friend. SOmetimes your sibling. BUT ALWAYS your person. 

 

How many images do you have together? When was the last time you took pictures together? 

Why are you waiting? If they mean so much to you, you should document as many moments as you can with them! 

 

Here is my favorite image from a sweet couple I got to work with last week. 

 


Interested in some couple images of your own?

Lets Chat! Message me today! 

 

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IDrive Entertainment/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/12/idrive-entertainment/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix This last week I got to do a product image session for iDrive Entertainment. 

Here is some who and what info from their fb page about section:

iDrive consists of 4 main products: Team Drive, DriveCon, Drive to Educate, and iDrive Entertainment. Each one is unique, however our ultimate goal is to help people and businesses by creating an environment to be able to work together, learn together, and have fun together.

 

For this session we were doing product images of their small version track for the home. This set up is fabulous to have in the game room or basement, at the family cabin or even just in the bachelor living room or man cave! 

Here are just a few LR images from our shoot! 

 

If you would like to learn more about IDrive Entertainment you can find them here: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/idriveentertainment/about/?ref=page_internal
 

 

 


Interested in creating custom stock images of your own? Lets Chat!

Message me today! 

 

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2019 TottenMemorial/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/11/2019-tottenmemorial/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix So back in October I had the honor of shooting a family memorial event. Miss M and her sweet baby were wanting to do a celebration of life for the one year anniversary of her husbands passing. He passed unexpectedly, and before their sweet little baby was born. It was so sweet to see how the family all came together in love and support. I shot this event for them with the goal of having images to use for scrapbook purposes for family history. It was a bitter sweet event to be a part of and I am thankful I was able to be the photographer for this amazing little family. Here are a few of the images from the day:

 

Do you have a special family event you want documented? Let's chat details and get you on the calendar! 

 

 

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2019 Humanijam/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/11/2019-humanijam/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix 2019 Humanijam

 

So I was lucky enough to be the official photographer for the 2019 Humanijam event! Talk about humbling and exciting! The humanijam event is something that takes place every year in honor of all the people who help and contribute to causes via 100 humanitarians. 

 

Their motto is what sort of changes can 100 people coming together make in the world? If you havent heard of them before then you need to go check them out because they are definitely making changes in the world for many families in Kenya! They help the communities there with food and water and jobs and so much more!! Not only can you donate to causes and help that way but you can also GO on humanitarian trips and be there physically to do things as well!! Such a wonderful organization!! 

Here are just a few shots from the nights events! 


Have an event you want images of?  Lets Chat!

 

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Country Craft Creations/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/country-craft-creations/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  


Meet Miss Tamra and her lovely assistant Wilbur. They are the awesome owner/operator/creators of Country Craft Creations located in Hooper Utah.

 

  • At Country Craft Creations I love to cultivate the creativity in everyone. Memories are made when we all come together and share our love for paper crafting. Bringing crafters and scrap booking together is my goal and encouraging you to try new ideas and products.

  • Crafting is more than just a hobby, it is a way of life. Bringing people together is what I love doing. I have always wanted to share my passion for creating scrapbooks to showcase all of our precious memories.

  • I offer top of the line scrap booking paper, tools, adhesives and tutorials to help the customers learn how to create their own books.

  • In the beginning it was just a way for me to craft with people in the social media world, online and on YouTube. Little did I know how much I was helping people thru my YouTube and live videos. customers who are shut ins, handicapped, alone and retired found enjoyment in knowing that I was providing them with tutorials that were free.

  • Being on a fixed income it was hard for them to purchase tutorials from others who charge. I have received emails from customers telling me how knowing I was going to be live, helped thru depressing and lonely times they were going thru. That meant the world to me. I started to doing Scrapbook retreats and this is what one and now many of my customers are saying "Sallie Phelan: If I may chime in..... A Country Craft Creations Retreat feels like coming home - like sitting on a huge porch with big wooden rockers , having warm apple pie and coffee ( and perhaps a shot or two)

  • If you are not connected with Country Craft Creators.... what are you waiting for!! Find them here:

  • https://www.countrycraftcreations.com/

  • http://countrycraftcreations.blogspot.com/

 

 

 


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Product Images/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/product-images/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

Have products you need images of? 

 

I have a home studio set up just for product images! You drop off or ship your products...  I shoot per your specifics, you get images to your email within 24 hrs., then we pick up/ship back your products. 

 

Easy peasy!! Interested in rates? Let’s chat! 

 

 

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Cici-Ovary Reacting/Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/cici-ovary-reacting/utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix  

This week I got to work with Miss Cici... she is the owner and founder of Ovary Reacting. We set up and did some basic flat lays of her different box options. These images will be used as background images that she will add call to action buttons and text onto. She will be able to throw her own edits on these... add filters and more to adjust them how she wants them for her marketing purposes.
 

  • The surface 'why' is simply that I wasn't satisfied with the products already on the market so I improved it.

  • Monthly subscription boxes packed with tampons/pads, snacks, and if your feeling extra, beauty and home spa products.

  • I want to communicate through my products that periods aren't something we have to be shy about, they aren't a handicap even though they're rough. We can still kick butt all we need is a chocolate bar.

 

 

 

 



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17Paths/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/17paths/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

Everyone please let me introduce you to John. Founder/Creator of a brand new business called 17 Paths. Its still a work in progress but man oh man.... hold on to your hats once its completed!!!

Learn more about John and what he is doing below!
 

  • I don't have one yet as far as a mission statement goes, but let's talk a little about where this came from. The inspiration began as a prompting to read children's stories and record them to post online for kids who don't have a dad to read to them. I call that "path" - "Pop's Place". I always called my dad "Pop", so it makes sense to honor his memory with a name. Where did the number 17 come from? It's my favorite number. I latched on to it while playing senior amateur soccer and didn't let go. As a goalkeeper you normally have 1 as your number. That's fine, but it didn't work, so I chose 17. I have plans for each of the 17 to include things where I can be considered an expert (coaching, training, real estate, organizational behavior, soccer, etc.) and things where my wife is an expert (interior design, homeschooling, professional preschooling, etc.) and paths for my kids (animal husbandry for one daughter, cooking for another, undecided for my littles), and where I have relationships with other experts and will cross-promote other professionals. Additionally, I am involving family members who are pros in other arenas...like my father in law who is developing a curriculum for old people who need plans on how to retire and live off the interest of their savings. It's a broad plan, but I'm being guided and directed to do so...I've just been slow getting going over the last few years. I feel a need to get this done NOW. So, if you ask me, my mission is to provide pathways to education for people on their journey through life.

  • My "why" is my family. I spent so many years working long hours spending time away from them when I wasn't supposed to be doing those jobs. I had one 6 figure income job with great benefits where I would leave before sunrise and return after sunset each day. I only saw my kids 20-30 minutes a day. I said to myself...when I die, I'm NOT going to look back on my life and wish I had worked MORE hours. It was the lowest point of my life. Honestly, depression and suicide were very real and on my mind. At the same time, after mutual separation from that job (i wanted gone and they wanted me gone), I lost both parents within 8 months of each other, lost my home because my income had changed too much, lost another 2 jobs because they ran out of money and went out of business and felt pretty much like a loser. What I realized was each one of those items was freedom in disguise.

  • Leaving the jobs created HUGE benefits of working from home with my family (my most important why). Having both parents pass away freed them from the pain of suffering in an old worn out body and for my mom the torment of Alzheimer's. They were FREE and I will see them again. Selling the house helped me to pay off thousands in debt and get freedom from that as well as provide enough income to live for quite a while. Finally, leading me to gratitude. Being a coach is a natural thing for me. I started my coaching career in 1988. I've been doing it off and on for years and am always looking for tools to add to my utility belt of knowledge to help others. Even my corporate jobs had an aspect of coaching that I pursued. It was always my goal to improve the lives of my employees. I know, a LONG WINDED why, but it's me.

  • Primary services are coaching/training. Life coaching, business consultation, and helping improve the leadership and soft skills of people.

  • Gratitude is the key to REAL happiness. I have a strong belief in the Savior Jesus Christ. As a result, I believe in his second coming. To that end, when I embarked upon this path, I was given a blessing and the message was very clear that this program will help prepare the world for that second coming, in a good way.

  • A little preachy, I know, but reality is I want people to be better when they are done working with me. For kids, I want them to feel loved...by someone! For professionals, I want them to see their potential and reach that top level. For individuals, I want them to see what God sees in them and for them to identify and follow their purpose.

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Feel good Mama/Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/feel-good-mama/utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

 

  • Ultimately I want to inspire and empower moms to take time and focus on themselves. I sell "feel good" products in my shop, but also have a big focus on my brand and the content I can offer my audience. I'm building a community of women that want to be amazing moms, but also focus on personal development growing themselves.

  • We offer active-wear, high energy jewelry, crystals & energy tools, high vibe tees, tanks & hats and bathing suits.

  • Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. My company encourages women to take their power back, and invest in themselves and their own well-being. Because a mama that feels good is going to show up better for all those in her life. Every mama deserves to feel good, and I want to help her on that journey.




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My Leather Legacy/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/my-leather-legacy/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix This is Amanda. She is the owner/artist/bookmaker extraordinaire behind My Leather Legacy.

She creates beautiful, custom leather journals and also does amazing book repairs!! Here are some images from her personal branding session and more info about her offerings. You can find her on IG, and FB under @myleatherlegacy!
 

  • To craft and preserve the legacy of your moments, art, adventures, and life.

  • To work with flexibility and benefit to my family and their lives, and be able to enhance my own life with pursuing my vision.

  • Unique and personalized leather journals, sketchbooks and artist books ; and DIY workshops to teach others to create their own.

  • We love empowering people to learn bookbinding, giving them the ability to work with leather, and the creative outlet for them to personalize something that will hold

 

 

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Miss Brookes Art Class/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/miss-brookes-art-class/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix It is summer time!! Woohoo!! Many people are trying to find things for their kids to do instead of sitting at home watching tv all day long. One of those things to do is Art classes!

Specifically art classes with Miss Brooke.

She got her art education at Utah State University, and her secondary Art education at UVU.  She is a wifey and momma to two sweet little angels. She LOVES being able to teach art to kids! We did a personal branding session for her today so she could have true to her, art specific images to use for promoting her classes!

Here is a sneak peek!
 

 

 

 


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Taylor/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/taylor/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix Meet Taylor.

She is a #momboss. Life has thrown her some curve balls but she continues to rise above it all
and do good things for herself and her family.


She is the founder of The Magnify Company. A blogger at Healed not hardened, and a fabulous speaker!!

Her mission statement:

  • Help people rise above their current circumstances and become better people. To empower and enable women and men to become their best selves and live the life of their dreams, because they’d said so!

  • To enable the human beings of this planet to create great wondrous joy and happiness.

  • Events, T-shirt’s, Accessories, Art, Speaking, Small Group discussions.

  • Enabling true self expression and connection.

 


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Hilary/ Natural Head Shots/Personal Branding Photography/Utah County/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/10/hilary/-natural-head-shots/personal-branding-photography/utah-county/jwilsonpix This is Miss Hilary.
She is super mom to four awesome young ladies, and a Community Organizer for Life Leadership.

We did a family shoot and decided to throw in a few candid head shot type images for her to work with.

I love that color on her! SO pretty!!

 


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Mythic Valley/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/mythic-valley/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix This is Mythic Valley.

They are a Neo-Folk/Indi rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah.

These guys are the complete package. They rock and roll... amazing musicians and vocalists, and they are super nice as well!


You can find out more about them here: https://mythicvalley.com/com

Copied from their website:
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mythic Valley set out to combine the earnest intimacy of folk with the grit of indie music. Their sound is eclectic, yet warm and personal, echoing the timeless storytelling of Americana, with a modern twist. Inspired by contemporary artists as diverse as The Shins, My Morning Jacket, or Fleet Foxes. The band blends in lush melodies with introspective lyrics and beautiful soundscapes, as shown in their most recent release “A Monument, A Dream” released in May of 2019.

Make sure to follow them on social media, check out their new release!

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KasheleWongPhotography/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/kashelewongphotography/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

OK folks!! Meet Kashele Wong, owner and photographer behind the lens at Kashele Wong Photography! 

Find her here on FB:

 https://www.facebook.com/KashelePhotography/?ref=profile_intro_card

  • When my son was little, he was really shy. Even around his grandparents, who he saw often, he would just watch them closely with a blank stare. We tried getting professional photos taken of him on multiple occasions, and it was always that stare. The only photos I have of his smile before he turned 1 are the ones I took of him (which are not great quality because that was before I learned photography). I wanted to provide a service that was catered to the photography experience for young children like my son. I wanted milestone sessions to be fun for children. I later branched into newborns, and fell in love! It is such a sweet and precious time that you can't get back.

  • Newborn, Milestone, and family photography services. Digital files, wall art, and albums

  • I love that a photo allows you to hold a moment and helps us remember and cherish a time that is long past. It has been so fun that my son has recently taken an interest in my husband's baby book. He loved looking through pictures of when Daddy was little like him. When I told him that he had a baby book of his own, he got so excited and looked through all of his albums everyday for at least a week. He loved being able to see the old pictures and hear the stories about him that he obviously didn't remember. That is why what I do is important.

 

 


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Propane Shuttle/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/propane-shuttle/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix  

Meet Robert and Jake.

Robert is the owner of Propane Shuttle. A local business in the Salem, Utah area that delivers propane, pellets, and water softener salts. If you run out, you simply call or text him and schedule a delivery. He comes and picks up the old empties and leaves a clean, new, full bottle for you to use!

 

  • We will come to your house and exchange out your empty BBQ tank for 1 of our field ones we also deliver pellets for your smoker and salt for your water softener. Our mission is to eliminate the need for you to have to put that dangerous propane tank in your car or left all those heavy bags of salt. I guess the supply superb customer service

  • We found a big hole in the industry that hole is the whole safety factor of people putting propane tanks inside their car and we wondered eliminate all that as best as we could. I love working with people and have always been intrigued of running my own business

  • BBQ tanks delivered to your home as well as smoker pellets and water softener salt

  • It makes a huge difference people don't have time to go do all this stuff anymore cuz we're so busy with everything else, that's where we come in we take that stress off that Mom or that Dad that is trying to get everything done


How awesome is that!

Interested in a personal branding photography session for yourself? Let's chat! 

 

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5CheckTech/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/5checktech/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix Today I want you to meet 5 Check Tech!

 

They can be found on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/5CheckTech/

They are all about protecting families from online threats to their machines and to their sense. They help protect against online icky stuff like porn and viruses and pops up and also malware and other things that can bog your system down. You really have to check them out yourself to really understand the many ways they help! 

They are an awesome family owned business, and they provide these services remotely while they travel the states in their RV! 

Make sure you stop by and check them out! Oh and they also offer a free initial scan to see what is going on with you stuff and wont try to sell you on their services if you don't need anything! That's hard to find now a days! 

here are a few images from their personal branding photo session! 


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Chaparro Family /Utah County/Family Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/chaparro-family-/utah-county/family-photography/jwilsonpix  

This weekend the weather was hit and miss.. but mother nature allowed us a window of opportunity to do a session for this adorable extended family. They were from opposite ends of the world and met and fell in love in Utah. How cool is that! 

 

Interested in a family session of your own? Let's chat! 

 

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Miss Edrina/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/miss-edrina/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix Meet Miss Edrina.. She is an amazing young lady... super nice.. and an excellent real estate agent!!

She is also a real estate agent in Running Springs, California. Her FB tagline is:

CADRE #02014622 Coldwell Banker ABR πŸ’™ The “Wine Realtor”

LOVE it!!

 

 

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CoachJudiSays/Utah County/Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/coachjudisays/utah-county/personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix  

Let me introduce you to Miss Judi! We recently worked together on a personal branding session so she could have custom images for her social media and website. 

 

  • A healer in every home.

  • I have a passion for health and nutrition and have all of my life. I love empowering others to either know where to find answers or know the answers to their own health challenges or of those of their loved ones.

  • Essential oils, Supplements, Skin Care, Diffusers,

  • The finest, purest essential oils in the world. ZERO competition.

 


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Dawn/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/dawn/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/-jwilsonpix  

Meet Miss Dawn.

CEO/Private Investigator at National Fugitive Task Force, LLC dba Wilson Investigative Services
Don't let her pretty face fool you.. this lady is one tough cookie and gets stuff done!

Interested in a personal brand session for yourself? Let's chat!

 

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My Pride Tattoo/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/my-pride-tattoo/-utah-county/-personal-branding-photography/jwilsonpix My Pride Tattoo/ Utah County/ Personal Branding Photography/ JWilsonPix

This is Frankie. 
He may look scary to some .. but he really isn't... unless you get on his bad side of course.
He is a gym nut, family man, tattoo artist extraordinaire and all around nice guy! 
He is owner and artist at My Pride Tattoo in Lindon Utah. 

You can connect with him and see more of his work on FB here: www.facebook.com/mypridetattoo 

 

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What is personal branding photography? https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/9/what-is-personal-branding-photography WHAT is personal branding photography/ Utah County/ JWilsonPix

A Personal Branding session is simply put, a lifestyle session, with head shots plus extras, with the focus being on your business, your voice, your brand.  

This is a session for small businesses, entrepreneurs and social media influencers who are looking to create images specifically customized to their brand for using on their social media and online marketing platforms.  

If this is you, and you are tired of using stock images and taking selfies to create your image contents, a branding session is just what you need!! These sessions are a mix of traditional and candid style head shots, and then a mix of action, candid, and product shots for your product/service/brand.  

The images created in these sessions are all about telling who YOU are.. giving voice to your business, your services, your products, a voice that is unique to the what, how and why of what you bring to the table. They are shot in a way to allow space in each image for you to add custom text etc. so you can not only update your head shot/profile images but also have content to create whatever you need for your marketing!  

The images created will be licensed specifically for commercial use, allowing you to manipulate, edit and use however needed for your online marketing and social media purposes, without having to worry about giving photo credits.  

Interested in a personal branding session for your own business/brand? Let's chat! 

 

 

 

 

 

The Process: 

 

When you decide a personal branding session is for you, here is our process:

  •  First we have you book a date on the calendar (find that at the book now buttons)
  •  Then you will get a questionnaire about you and your business goals/needs via email
  •  We will set up a time to get together in person or via video call (fb video or zoom) to plan the details of your session
  •  We meet up and shoot your stories
  •  Your images are delivered to your email within 24 hrs or less of your session 

 

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Layeringfornewlooks/UtahCountyFamilyPhotogaphy/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/layeringfornewlooks/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix  

 Layering For New Looks During Your Photo Session

 

During your photo shoot, you don't want to waste time making constant outfit changes. Most photographers will limit the number of outfits you can change into. Location can also limit what you'd be able to change into as well, but layering items of clothes can help resolve this problem. By adding on some simple pieces you can completely change your look in just a matter of seconds with little to no fuss.

What to layer.

Tops are the easiest way to layer. Start with a lightweight top like a tank top or fitted short sleeve shirt. Then add a cardigan or a pullover shirt. You can do a third layer by putting on a jacket. Keep the jacket simple and basic in color such as navy blue, beige or olive green. A scarf or hat can also be added to change your look easily and even make a great prop to keep your hands occupied. Belts can also help change your look but will most likely be concealed as the layers come.

 

In the summer it can be a little more difficult to layer but you can always add on a wrap, hat or thin scarf for a new look. Accessories can also be a way to transform your look. Put on some bangles, a watch, necklace or hair accessory that will take your casual outfit to a more formal look.

 

How to layer.

When layering you want to make sure everything goes together and that you have different textures. Make your first layer a neutral color. It should be more form fitting so you don't have extra bulk when you add to it. Your second layer can be more bold and colorful. Wrap a textured scarf to complete a whole new look.

 

Some last minutes tip to help transform your look and help your shoot go off successfully. Keep your hair down at the beginning of your shoot and then tie it back. You can even use a stylish hair wrap or headband to keep it away from your face.

Keep your layers simple and easy to carry around, you don't want to be digging through bags to find what you are looking for. These tips can help you add more style and depth to your wardrobe without taking time away from the actual shoot.

I am your True to you life and family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah.


 

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The heart value of childhood images/UtahCountyFamilyPhotogaphy/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/the-heart-value-of-childhood-images/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Talking about the heart value of photography vs it just being about how much it costs. 
Do you have a baby book? Do you have childhood images? What do these types of photographs mean to you?

Imagine not having any of that, and not being able to fix the fact that you dont have any of that? Having no connection.. no history documentation.


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Let's swap book lists/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/lets-swap-book-lists/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Are you a bookworm? Do you love reading? What are you currently reading? 
 

 

I love me a good book! I read real physical books... there’s nothing like the smell of a book... as well as a lot of books on my kindle app. 

It doesn't matter if it is self help, health related, sci fi, historical mystery, true crime, autobiography... I read it all!!! I would love to exchange reading lists with you and see what I can find to add to my list from yours!! 

Let’s be friends on goodreads?

Private message me your goodreads link and I’ll add you! 

 

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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Styling Your Photo Session/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/styling-your-photo-session/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix  

One of the most common questions people have when preparing for a photo shoot is what to wear and what to bring. You want everyone in the photos to be comfy and  look their best, and still look like themselves... but you also want all the details in the photos to tie together so it looks cohesive but not overly matching.

These simple tips will give you a better idea on how you can style your own outfits, accessories, and props so that everything meshes together but still pays tribute to who you are as a family.

Styling Your Photo Session

 

  • Coordinate Colors

Most families tend to match their outfits by pattern or color but for the best results, you'll want to skip putting everyone in matching clothes and colors and instead coordinate their outfits to play off of one another.

Let one of the family members secretly be the star of the photo shoot. I usually recommend this be Mom... because let's face it... you would be a hot mess without your momma.

Have her decide on her outfit.. the color, the style, and make sure she feels fabulous in it! Then do the rest of the family outfits simple with pops of color that coordinate with hers. And don't forget to take the shoes into consideration as well. Keep them appropriate to the outfit. 

 

  • Accessories

Skip the jewelry and instead think about hats, scarves sweaters, vests, jackets or even flowers to hold or put in the hair. Consider accessorizing your kids in layers, textures and offer something for everyone to interact with. You don't want the accessories to overwhelm the image but they can be a great way to offer a lot of variety throughout your shoot. Think of things that can be easily taken off or put back on. Even better is if you accessorize with what that person usually wears! For example... if big sis loves scarves and is always wearing them, then have her bring one along to use for her images! 

 

  • Props

It can be easier to work with children especially if they have something to play around with or hold for some of the images. Think about adding in some props that are meaningful to you and your family, maybe a favorite stuffed animal, family quilt or heirloom or even the family pet can be a great addition to your photo session. When choosing props ensure that they fit in well with the photo session and coordinate with the colors in your outfits.  Flowers, apples, or pumpkins are also a few great ideas for props. 

 

The most important tip of all is to remember that your photo session should be all about you and yours! About capturing you all in your here and now. Keep it simple, keep it real and keep it fun! If you book a session with me, I can guarantee all those things! :) 

 

I am your true to you life and family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah.


 

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Phone apps to use to print your phone images/UtahCountyFamilyPhotogaphy/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/phone-apps-to-use-to-print-your-phone-images/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Talking about a few of my favorite phone apps that I use to print images from my phone. Free prints sends 100 images free per month, chat books plus more!!
 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography utah county utah county family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/phone-apps-to-use-to-print-your-phone-images/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Chinese Food delivered to your front door/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/chinese-food-delivered-to-your-front-door/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix This is how I feel like I look when I get a notification that my door dash from costa is on its way!!
 

 

 

We don't get uber eats or any other delivery services in our area. It's just door dash.

I wonder if they give out rewards to customers who use them the most at the end of the year. Sometimes I am scared to think of how much money I have spent ordering food... but dangit... It is awesome to have chinese food delivered to your door when your in charge of dinner and that's what you want and no one else wants to help make it or go get it for you! 

Do you get door dash or something like it in your area?

If you do... where’s your fav place to order food from? 

 

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF MAY 2019/ personal branding photography/ Utah County/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/special-announcement/-utah-county/jwilsonpix SO I just want to make sure everyone following me here is aware that I have shifted the focus of my business to personal branding for small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

I WILL still offer family photo sessions as my schedule permits! :) 

I am so excited for this new direction in my business... I've been shooting families for a lonnnng time!! The opportunity to change things up at this time was something I just could not pass up at this point in my business rebuild.

I thank you all for your support over the years.. and hope you will join me for this next chapter in my adventure!!

Much love and brightest blessings to all!! 

This site will still be active until my hosting runs out in one year.... You can still always find me at www.jwilsonpix.com and all my regular social media channels.  

 

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5 tips to organize your photos/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/5-tips-to-organize-your-photos/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Images on your computer or your phone, can take up a lot of space and easily become a chaotic mess that you spend hours trying to sift through. From the images you take personally, to the ones you have professionally done, keeping your digital photos organized on your computer may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some quick and easy ways you can keep your images organized and make finding the ones you want a quick process.

 

5 Tips To Keep You Digital Photo Library Organized.

 

1. Date and Time

Most often you can set the date and time on your camera and this information will automatically show when you upload new images onto your computer. But, if you are uploading digital files from your professional shoot then you will want to make sure you add the date to the files before you begin the upload.

 

2. Name

Create folders for your images with the name, date or occasion you had them taken. It is always a good idea to add in the year that they were taken as well. You can create sub-folders in the pictures folders on your computer for images you upload from your professional shoot. I like to label my folders as such: April 2019 HR Wilson Family or April 2019 LR Wilson family. This allows me to know which ones are for sharing online (LR= low resolution- watermarked and non printable) and which ones are for printing. (HR= high resolution- printable) 

 

3. Face Recognition

Most photo software allows you to tag people in your images using facial recognition. This can be an easy way for you to find specific images of your children and significant other.

 

4. Keywords

It can take a little extra time to tag your images with keywords but this can make finding the images you want significantly easier. Use keywords that you will be able to remember and be consistent with them. Keywords can be single words or phrases. Some ideas for key wording your images can include the event, date, location, season and people in the images.

 

5. Rate and Delete

You'd be surprised how many images are on your computer that you simply will never use or feel the need to look at again. Do you have images that are out of focus, have poor exposure, or random images of your hands, feet or the inside of your bag? Spend an afternoon going through and deleting the images that are pointless to keep. While you're at it, you can go through and rate the images as well. This will allow you to easily find the images you like the most. If you are already behind and have tons of photos.. just start now, today implementing these tips. And then on stuff from before, you can go thru a little at a time and eventually you will have them all set the way you want! 

 


 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/5-tips-to-organize-your-photos/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:15:00 GMT
Prints vs Digital/UtahCountyFamilyPhotogaphy/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/prints-vs-digital/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Talking today about printed images versus digital images. I ran a poll and more people who responded to the poll prefer digitals over prints!

WHich do you prefer? I share my thoughts in todays video!

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography utah county utah county family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/prints-vs-digital/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
4 ways to preserve your photos/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/4waystopreserveyourphotos/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix 4- Ways to Preserve Your Photos

 

In the attic, in the closet, in boxes on the bookcases.. Many of us have photos scattered around the house that we just don't know what to do with. While most opt for the shoe-box method of storing their loose printed images this isn't always the best way to ensure they aren't damaged or lost. For all those random photos you keep finding around your home that you want to keep safe, try one of these ways to preserve your printed memories.

 

1. Photo Storage Boxes

One of the best and quickest ways to get loose piles of photos organized is with a photo storage box. They are easy to find as well and can be purchased at any local craft store. Just be sure the photo boxes are of archival quality. Some you can even customize! 

 

2. Albums or Scrapbooks

Putting your printed photos into an album can seem like a long process. You don't have to get fancy or specific just slip your photos into an album in the best chronological order you can. If you want to get creative and add in some extra special memories create a scrapbook of your photos.

 

When choosing albums make sure they are made with acid and lignin free paper, they use non-PVC plastic, and that they do not have magnetic or sticky backed sheets. The best albums are ones that can accommodate various sizes of photos from wallet size to 8×10. Refrain from gluing or using an adhesive to keep your photos in place as you may change your mind.

 

3. Wall Art and Frames

Don't forget about the picture frames around your home. You can rotate the pictures in your frames or buy some new ones to hang on the walls as well. This is a great way to give your walls a quick and simple update while also enjoying the memories you've captured.

 

4. Online or Digital Album Back ups

A super easy way to preserve your prints is to transfer them into a digital album or folder. This is the best way to protect your images from damage and ensure you always have a backup copy..Make sure to have a few copies stored! For example, I store mine on a drive on my computer, then on an external hard drive, and then on an online storage site! 

 

 

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Do you have a box of images in the closet/UtahCountyFamilyPhotogaphy/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/do-you-have-a-box-of-images-in-the-closet/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography utah county utah county family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/do-you-have-a-box-of-images-in-the-closet/utahcountyfamilyphotogaphy/jwilsonpix Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
What does your life mean to you?/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/what-does-your-life-mean-to-you-/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix

 

Do any of you ever stop and think where the hell did time go??

Do you look at your kids and have to remind yourself to not correct them on something because they are now grown and can do things their own way? 
Do you ever feel like your still 20 until you look at your kids or look in the mirror and then say,”oh yea... hey there.. “
Am I the only one? 

I feel like some days just drag ass oh so slowly.... and then others I blink and it’s over and I can't think of anything on my list that I got done! 

I am so thankful for my love for photography and my obsession with taking pictures of everything.

All these odds and ends and random images will someday tell the story of daily life from my perspective.

My family will “see” exactly how important they were and how loved they were because of all these images I create and save for them. They will see that I noticed the little things. Like Bree singing and dancing to her kpop when shes cleaning. Or how Hunter and Tiana always have to be touching even if its just toes when they sit on the couch together and are playing on their phones. Or how guy always puts his feet up on the coffee table when no one else is in the living room to watch tv and how the cat ALWAYS comes and sits on his legs when he does it. It’s how I’m documenting my family history. πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠοΈπŸ’œ 

What are you doing for yours? 

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography utah county utah county family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/6/what-does-your-life-mean-to-you-/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:30:00 GMT
MyPrideTattoo /PersonalBrandingPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/mypridetattoo-/personalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix  

This is Frankie. He may look scary to some .. but he really isn't... unless you get on his bad side of course. 

He is a gym nut, family man, tattoo artists extraordinaire and all around nice guy! 

He is owner and artist at My Pride Tattoo in Lindon Utah. 

You can connect with him and see more of his work on FB here: www.facebook.com/mypridetattoo 

 

Interested in a personal brand session for yourself? Let's chat! 

 

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) branding photo session branding photography jwilsonpix personal branding product photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/mypridetattoo-/personalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix Fri, 31 May 2019 22:30:51 GMT
What IS personal Branding /PersonalBrandingPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/what-is-personal-branding-/personalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix A Personal Branding session is simply put, a lifestyle session, with head shots plus extras, with the focus being on your business, your voice, your brand.

This is a session for small businesses, entrepreneurs and social media influencers who are looking to create images specifically customized to their brand for using on their social media and online marketing platforms.

If this is you, and you are tired of using stock images and taking selfies to create your image contents, a branding session is just what you need!! These sessions are a mix of traditional and candid style head shots, and then a mix of action, candid, and product shots for your product/service/brand.

The images created in these sessions are all about telling who YOU are.. giving voice to your business, your services, your products, a voice that is unique to the what, how and why of what you bring to the table. They are shot in a way to allow space in each image for you to add custom text etc. so you can not only update your head shot/profile images but also have content to create whatever you need for your marketing! 

The images created will be licensed specifically for commercial use, allowing you to manipulate, edit and use however needed for your online marketing and social media purposes, without having to worry about giving photo credits. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in a personal branding session of your own, let's chat! 

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Product Only Session /PersonalBrandingPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/product-only-session-/personalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix  

For those of you with product image needs.... JWilsonPix does offer a private studio set up with various colored backgrounds. 

If you have products you would like shot in studio

please message me directly for details! Studio location is in Spanish Fork, Utah.  

 

If you are interested in a brand photography session of your own please

contact me! 


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Echo Boutique /PersonalBrandingPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/echo-boutique-/personalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix  

If you are located in North Eastern AZ... Echo Boutique should be on your list of shops to visit! 

They are one of the best clothing and accessory consignment shops on the mountain. 

Make sure you stop in and check out the latest inventory! 

If you are interested in a brand photography session of your own

please contact me!

 

 

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MythicValley /PersonalBrandingPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/mythic-valley-/utahcountypersonalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix  

Meet Mythic Valley. 

They are a Neo-Folk/Indi rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

These guys are the complete package. They rock and roll... amazing musicians and vocalists, and they are super nice as well! 

You can find out more about them here: https://mythicvalley.com/#home

Make sure to follow them on social media, check out their new release! 

 

If you are interested in a branding session of your own please contact me! 

 


    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) branding photo session branding photography jwilsonpix personal branding https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/mythic-valley-/utahcountypersonalbrandingphotography/jwilsonpix Fri, 31 May 2019 20:38:52 GMT
Whyyourphotographerischargingthat/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/whyyourphotographerischargingthat/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Why Your Photographer is Charging That Price

Let's discuss what you’re really paying for when you hire a professional photographer. So many people find fault in the amount photographers charge for a session but are they really thinking about what all is going into this service?

 

The HEART value of photography would take up way more time than this one blog post.. so today we will only discuss the monetary value.

 

     

When you start shopping around for a professional photographer the prices can sometimes seem quite daunting. What very few consumers realize though is that there is a lot more to photographing your family or event than just clicking a button at the right time.

So what are you paying for when hiring a professional photographer? Here are just a couple of things to think consider... 

 

Time is money.

Just like any other professional, a photographer needs to put in the hours to get the job done. This includes the consultation, traveling to and from the location, arranging childcare for their own kids,time away from their family, shooting the photos, editing, processing, and delivering the orders. You’d be surprised at how much work it takes to get to the end result that is finally delivered to you.

Once they shoot the photos, it’s not as simple as uploading and downloading the images and delivering them to you. They have to process the files, convert it to the correct file type as well as make sizing and color adjustments to make each image pop.

You hired them because you liked their style, their creative eye. They are creating unique, one of a kind images for you and yours, using that creative eye and so the details of the final images matter. 

If your photographer is also creating a book, album, or other custom product for you, they need to spend time designing that too.

 

Equipment/Tools are expensive.

Even though this is a very small part of why photographers charge the prices they do, it’s important to remember that quality equipment plays an important role in being able to produce the photos that they do.

Professional equipment not only allows for the production of high quality images, it also gives photographers the ability to work in areas with less than favorable lighting conditions or at venues where using a flash is prohibited. And just like any other industry that uses equipment... sometimes things break and need to be replaced and have regular upkeep that goes into keeping things ready to go! 

Then you also have apps and software that they have purchased or pay fees for, that allow them to give the quality effects and editing processes that you are expecting in your final images.

 

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They have spent years acquiring a very specific skill.

Photography, like any other profession, requires experience and specific skills. From knowing what lighting and camera settings to use, to knowing how to pose people, finding the perfect angles and helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Many photographers are still paying off debt for continuing education and schooling for their craft!

 

It’s still a business.

A professional photographer is still running a business, which means they will more than likely have overhead costs such as rental fees for their studio and the upkeep of equipment. Photographers also need to budget for professional association fees, equipment and liability insurance and fees for courses that will allow them to stay ahead by continuously honing their craft.

 

So as you see by just these few things, it is about way more than just clicking the button on a fancy camera. A professional photographer who is dedicated to their art and willing to go the extra mile for their clients is always well worth the price.

If you're looking for a professional photographer for your most precious moments, Id love to be considered! I am your true to you life and family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah.   

 

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Have you gone outside yet?/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/have-you-gone-outside-yet-/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix

 

April showers bring May flowers!!! 

Have you been outside lately??? Are you taking in the wonders of Mother Earth?? I have been loving all the tall grasses and wild flowers coming up in my back yard. The blue skies, the white puffy clouds.... it's perfect hiking weather!!  

If not.. take some time!! Just do it!!! Make the time to get out and do some Earth grounding. Relax. Breathe. Soak it all in. 

You’ll thank yourself laterπŸ€—πŸŒ» 

Tell me what you’ve done recently to get grounded? 

 

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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WhyHireAProfessional/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/whyhireaprofessional/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer?You can have your friends be in charge of pictures or have your Uncle Joe do the pictures for you! Right?? Wrong.... Below are just some of the reasons why hiring a pro is a better choice. 

 

An expensive camera does not automatically result in photographic skills.  PLEASE RE-READ THAT AND LET IT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE.

Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative has a high-speed, top quality digital camera doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing behind the camera. While quality equipment does help the average consumer improve their photography game, a professional photographer offers an artistic approach, creative eye and years of experience that cannot be purchased at a camera store.

 

Professional equipment has its perks.

Shooting with top of the range cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us to take the best shots, even in less than optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur photographer but a professional knows what’s required to capture those types of shots. A true professional can spend anywhere from $10,000+ on their gear. They mean business! While gear alone does not equal amazing photos.... having quality equipment def can make a big difference. 

 

Capturing the perfect candid images and Posing is our thing.

Ever tried to get friends and relatives, including kids, to stay still and pose for a big group shot? It’s easier said than done. Need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? A professional photographer can help. Photographers perform these tasks sometimes daily, so they have perfected the skills required to get the best results while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

 

They’re hired!! It's not personal!! 

Using a friend or family member to take your photos could mean missed moments. Think of all the drama in your relationship that may cause!! You'll NEVER get that moment they missed back!! A professional photographer is exclusively hired to capture the day and won’t miss out on photos because they’re chatting with the other guests, grabbing a drink or dancing. Hiring a professional photographer guarantees they will capture as many perfect moments as possible. 

The end result is part of the process.

Professional photographers not only capture your photos, they also edit and retouch images in order to achieve a beautiful finished product. A perfect moment stopped in time for all eternity.. there in your hand. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints and canvases. Here is where the eye for the details and knowing what to do about them comes in. You just won't get the same quality from friends and family even if they are photo shop pros! 

 

If your worried about a professional costing you a house payment.. shop around! There are so many different photographers out there, offering so many different price points!!! If your located out in Utah county, I would love to chat details with you and be your photographer! I am your true to you life and family photographer in Spanish, Fork, Utah. 

 

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Hello Monday/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/hello-monday/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix

 

Hello Monday!

Today is the start of a new day, and a new week!

It's a new opportunity to make healthy food choices, a new opportunity to wake up on time and get your workout on. A new opportunity to live your life, full of #love and #gratitude! A new week of goals to work for, action steps to take, prayers and vibes to send out.. so many possibilities!!! 

What do you have planned this week?? Tell me something your looking forward to! 

I’m feeling a bit emotionally exhausted after the last two weeks, so I plan on taking at least one day, ok I really want to shoot for two.. this week to sleep in and do nothing as much as possible! How about you? Then I have laundry to catch up on, and reading to do. 

Take this day and show it who’s boss!! You got this!! #bossbabe #bossmom #kickbutt

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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Natural Remedies for Allergy Relief/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/natural-remedies-for-allergy-relief/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix  

Today's post is brought to us by: Jason . See more of his writings HERE 

Natural Remedies for Allergy Relief

Whether spring is in the air or the leaves are changing colors in the fall, millions of people suffer from the discomforts of seasonal allergies. Some of those symptoms often include the “greatest hits” of nasal congestion, running noses, sore throats, itchy eyes and watery eyes.

While there are a number of options out there for relief, in many situations, I prefer to try to go the natural route if possible. That being the case, here are several methods I use to get some sort of relief when the allergies take hold.


 

Perhaps the easiest and most affordable options are the ones I use for nasal issues.

The first and easiest method won’t even cost you a dime and you won’t have to go anywhere to purchase anything! It all comes down to hot water. When you take your morning shower, make sure it’s a hot one. Put your face into the water and breathe in the steam through your nose. This helps open the nasal passages and contributes to relief of your symptoms. You can even do this throughout the day by heating some water in the microwave or on the stove and breathing it in from a coffee cup.

The next few methods are the ones I use to tackle the issue of sore throats.

For me, this can be one of the most uncomfortable parts of any allergy season and thus one I want to get a handle on as quickly as possible. One thing you can do is to take a cold bottle from your refrigerator and hold it directly against your throat. Alternatively, you can drink something cold slowly just sipping and letting it sit in your throat for a while before swallowing. The cold helps to numb your throat and soothe the pain. Just don’t drink anything highly acidic or caffeinated because that will defeat the purpose.

You can also use heat for a sore throat.

While the cold will numb it, heat relaxes it. That’s the reason for products (like IcyHot) that make use of both for muscle and joint pain. You can drink naturally caffeine-free or decaf teas and even put in a little bit of honey to enhance the taste. Again, drinking slowly and letting the liquid sit for a second is key. There is also a specific tea designed for sore throats that I highly recommend.

A friend who was the lead singer in a metal band (and did her share of scream-o vocals) used it after shows and practices. It is called Throat Coat and made by a company called Traditional Medicinals. And for those of you who are fans of organic products, this will fit right into your diet. Any of the heated drinks can also be used for their steam to help the symptoms discussed earlier.

Last but not least, allergy pills.

While you may be asking yourself why I am including these in an article about natural remedies, I can assure you that there are options that are from natural sources. The one I have been using for a while is an all-natural chewable Allercetin, Allergy and Sinus made by Source Naturals. This should help with the above symptoms as well as itchy and watery eyes.

It’s unlikely to conflict with any other medications but does contain ingredients that could be problematic for those with certain food allergies so check the label before buying. One of the best things is that it basically doesn’t expire. So, if you have some left over from last year, you can use it again.

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) allergy family photography photography relief https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/natural-remedies-for-allergy-relief/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Sat, 18 May 2019 18:15:00 GMT
6tipstolookfabulousforanyphotos/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/6tipstolookfabulousforanyphotos/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix 6 Tips to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

These are just a few photography tips and tricks to help you look your best. From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain, and thought wtheck is my face doing... then this post’s for you.

 

If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are six simple ways to get better results.

  1. Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photo-shoots as well as every day photos, even selfies. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.
  2. Easy on the makeup. While an evening out is a different story when it comes to makeup, if you’re having head-shots, family or maternity photos taken, go easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. You should also only stick to accentuating one part of your face so choose either your eyes or lips but not both.
  3. Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos. Especially if you are self conscious about your chin/jawline/nose.
  4. Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it. Just be careful to not tilt too far up or we will all see up your nose... and that's no bueno. 
  5. Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Pair bold designs and patterns with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable. If you FEEL good, your images will LOOK good! 
  6. Use lighting to your advantage. This is something that your professional photographer will be an expert at but the right lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face.  This is something I would help you out with because I have 20+ yrs experience at being the expert. I will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face. If you are shooting full sun just make sure the sun is coming in from the side.. not directly in front or behind you. 

As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photo-shoot as well as during your next selfie marathon, always remember the most important tip ever! And that is to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos. 

Don't worry though.. if you don't want to DIY, give me a holler! I am your true to you Life and Family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah and I would love to be YOUR photographer!

 

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/6tipstolookfabulousforanyphotos/familyphotographer/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Fri, 17 May 2019 16:20:00 GMT
No Smiles here/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/no-smiles-here/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix

 

It kind of makes sense now doesn’t it!!!

All those amazing old time black and white images and not a single smile to be found. Can you imagine having to stay still, in the same pose, for hours on end for the image to be captured!!! I wonder what they did to get those little kids to sit so still for so long!! 

Well then of course there ARE families that just don’t smile. No matter what. 

I have so many old photos in my family history binders and I cant think of any of them that have the people in the pictures laughing, smiling, and doing anything. In my family we always smile.. and then of course we have the obligatory members who feel it is their life's mission to make crazy faces in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE they ever take. lol

Which are you and yours?? 

If your looking for a fun photographer who will make you smile and won’t make you take forever to do the pictures.. give me a holler! 

Blessings!

xoxo

Jess

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography utah county utah county family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/no-smiles-here/utahcountyfamilyphotography/jwilsonpix Mon, 13 May 2019 17:15:00 GMT
What to wear/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix One of the most commonly asked questions I get is what to wear for your session.

There is no set universal answer to this. It depends on your families’ style, the location, the weather.

I always tell my clients that there is no need to be matchy matchy.

You want to stick to colors that complement each other. No that hot pink zebra striped dress will not compliment the rest of the group in blue. No plaids, no extreme bling, no florescent colors (unless that is the theme and your all wearing it).

 You will want to think of where your location is, and what the weather is like in the area, and dress accordingly. Choice of footwear is of utmost importance when considering your location. You wouldn’t want to wear your best set of high heels for a location out in the woods. Be yourself, be comfortable.

Many of the photographer I know, including myself have ideas they can send you for outfits and styles if you need somewhere to start.

I send a Pinterest board with a large variety of styles and colors for the whole family based on the season when requested. It gives you a starting place to figure out what you want to do. The MOST important thing however, is to make sure everyone is comfortable and feels good. This will show in your photos and will make your session much more enjoyable! :) 

 

(Image shared from Pinterest and not my own click on it to get linked to page)

 

If it makes you feel good to go out and shop for an outfit just for photos.. then I always say let Mom get the new stuff! Then co ordinate everyone else around moms outfit. But if you already have something that you feel good in, that makes you feel beautiful inside and out, then go with that! 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Fri, 10 May 2019 16:15:00 GMT
Why you need Mommy & Me images/Spanish Fork/UtahCounty/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/why-you-need-mommy-me-images/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix  

The bond between a mother and a child is unlike any other, one that can be beautifully captured with a camera. But if you’re anything like me, you’re always the one behind the camera in family photos and hardly ever in them. For my family even when we have our family photos professionally taken, I’m always too busy worrying about everyone else and don’t get to relax and enjoy the photo session. Even more so because I'm usually our photographer! lol 

 

 

 

 

I’ve recently been reminded that life is truly precious and filled with moments we sometimes take for granted.  I want to be in more photos with my children and this is why I have come to realize how important my Mommy and Me photo sessions are. Now is the perfect time to capture memories with your children, regardless of where you or your kids are in life. Please don't NOT do it because you are worried about your weight, or your hair isn't done and so on. Your  kids wont care about that... but they WILL care about whether they have images with you or not. 

 

I want to make this photo session work for you, so whether you want a few photos with your children, or you simply want some memorable pictures of you and your own mother; I am here to guide you. This is your chance to get creative and really make a photo session about you and your kids and the special bond that you share. Heck let's do a generation image and get you, your kiddo, AND your momma! 

Bring along anything that will make you all feel comfortable and will help you spend some time together during the session. For example, you might want to bring a blanket and some of your daughter’s favorite books so that we can capture your snuggles and story time. Maybe you want to stop and grab some ice-treats with your son or bring along a game that you both enjoy playing. This is all about creating a space where you can enjoy being together so that I can perfectly capture these moments for you.

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional family portraits, the Mommy and Me portraits are ideal. While a family portrait can be a wonderful way to capture those special moments of you and your children through the years, it does require some extra effort to get everyone together and in the same place. A Mommy and Me photo session is easier to style and coordinate.

I love that Mommy and Me portrait photography is intimate and sweet with very little fuss. These sessions don’t take very long and will free up your schedule to spend more quality time together. These sessions provide a space where those natural interactions and emotions can play out, resulting in a mini time capsule of your current relationship.  You might even want to make this an annual tradition so that you can beautifully document the relationship with your children.

 

I would be honored to be the photographer to capture this session for you! I am located in Spanish Fork Utah but will travel! We can do this Mommy & me session on location, or even in your home if that's what works best for you.

 

My Mommy & Me session special is:  

$65 sitting fee

30 min shoot time 

2 digital images with print release 

24 hr or less delivery time 

Custom mommy & me slideshow set to music

Private order album delivered to your email

Book your spot today!! 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/5/why-you-need-mommy-me-images/spanish-fork/utahcounty/jwilsonpix Wed, 08 May 2019 17:30:00 GMT
MissKelly/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/MissKelly/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix So I recently ordered a few themed backdrops to be able to use in my  home studio for mini sessions. I figured this would be fabulous for when the weather is cold and icky outside. 

I had the privilege of getting to capture the beautiful little Miss Kelly with my glowing hearts back drop. She is adorable and was so fun to work with! I look forward to getting to work with her more in the future as she grows!! 

   


 

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(JWilsonPix) Family photographer https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/MissKelly/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:40:00 GMT
WhyIlovewhatIdo/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/whyilovewhatido/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix  

Why I Photographer Love What I Do

Not everyone is nice, sometimes the grind really sucks. Sometimes the self doubt and anxiety start to creep in when your not getting any bookings. You worry about putting food on the table and keeping the lights on in the house. But besides all this... the love affair just keeps pulling you back in. You can't get rid of it.

If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion in spite of the daily struggles they face, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons your photographer wouldn’t change their job for anything in the world.

 


 

These reasons below are my personal reasons/opinions and may vary from other photographers you know. 

 

  • Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them. When we go on road trips and I'm not driving, I am constantly noticing details, angles, shadows and how the light hits everything. 

 

  • You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes. I sometimes annoy my family by stopping them to have them look at something they would have gone right past... but that I am seeing in a magical light. 

 

  • It's an amazing creative outlet. You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera's buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say.. and no people will see things in the same way! Being a photographer lets me capture things/people as I see them. Then I am able to create an image to SHOW how Im seeing it. 

 

  • It's a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that never gets boring. It is a challenge to bring to fruit on paper what I see in real life and thru my view finder. 

 

  • You get to meet new people all the time. A photographer works with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job a lot more fun! Over my 18+ years of shooting professionally full time, I have had the honor of meeting so many amazing people that I may not have met otherwise! Many have become dear family friends! 

 

  • The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means you get to work your own hours, around your family schedule, which is awesome. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, taking on new challenges and helping their clients achieve the perfect pictures. Continuing education and constant improvement is a MUST to stay on top of your game and what the current trends are! 

 

  • Providing Family History service. I love family history. My elevator pitch when sharing what I do with new people is: I help families and individuals capture their times together now, for future generations to see they existed, who they were, and what they were about. One of the building blocks of my business is all about family history. It is my hearts desire to provide families documentation of the loved ones and the adventures and events both big and small that happen in their lives. Regardless of budget, race, orientation, ect. I don't care about any of that. I care about making sure your future generations will have some sort of image of you and your awesomeness in this moment in your life when they are talking about you and how fun or crazy you were years down the road. Coming from a family that did nothing like this, creating a family of my own who is all about this...it is part of my driving force. There is nothing worse than having a child whose grandpa passed away unexpectedly and them not having a single image of the two of them together.... there is no excuse for that in my book. Not when I am available to be your photographer. 

When you decide to pay for a professional photo session, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful photos that you can treasure forever.

I would be forever grateful if I am considered to provide that sort of service for you and yours. I am your true to life Spanish Fork family photographer and I will be waiting for your call! 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/whyilovewhatido/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Fri, 26 Apr 2019 23:20:00 GMT
Whyte Family/Springville Park/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/whyte-family/springville-park/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Please let me introduce to you the Whyte Family. 

They are like a modern day Brady bunch, minus Marsha.. of course because theres more boys... They love to spend time together, and they love when they are ALL together. They love to spend time at the beach kayaking and just hanging out! Talk about adorable!! I loved working with this family! They were all making jokes, giggling, having a good time! I adore family sessions like theirs because the family comes away saying what a great time they had vs saying whew Im glad those pictures are done!! lol... Anyhows.. here are a few more of their sessions images! 

 

If YOUR family is super laid back and fun like the Whyte Family... Id love for you to give me a call so we can do your family session!! I am your True to You Life and Family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah county. 

 


 

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(JWilsonPix) Family photographer photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/whyte-family/springville-park/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:30:00 GMT
Choosing a camera for your kiddo/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/choosing-a-camera-for-your-kiddo/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix  

Choosing the Right Camera for Your Child

If your child has recently started showing an interest in photography and you are thinking about buying them their first camera, there are a few things you need to consider. As a parent you probably know that a kid’s interests can change tomorrow, next week or even next year but the good news is that you can still support their new hobby without breaking the bank.   


 

Here are my top 7 tips for choosing a camera for your kiddo photographer. 

  1. Choose a camera that will enable your child to learn the basics quite quickly. Make sure that the controls and buttons are manageable and that the size of the camera is suited to the size of their hands. The menus should also be logical, easy to read and have intuitive icons that are easy to understand.

 

  1. Children love to experiment and tend to learn faster when they can do so. I recommend starting with a simple point and shoot that offers high resolution capabilities. The Sony Cyber shot is my favorite point and shoot to take on family adventures and is perfect for the kiddo beginner. Once you know that photography is not just a passing phase for them, then you can look into a DSLR with special lens and such. It would be a waste of your money to go straight to the big guns right at the start unless you know 100% that the equipment will be used and not just stored in the closet after a few weeks. 

 

  1. When deciding on a camera for your child, take a look at the screen. It should be large, bright and have great color reproduction. It should also be easy to use both indoors and outdoors as there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to see your images clearly on the screen due to bright sunlight.

 

  1. Ensure that the sensor resolution is good enough and meets your specific requirements, especially if you want to print larger size images. In most cases a 10-14 mega pixel camera is a sufficient for an entry level photographer. Again though, with the Sony Cyber shot you get 20.1 megapixels! 

 

  1. As a first time photographer, your child will want to shoot every. thing. they. see...  so it’s important that you are able to extend the camera’s memory using a SD/SDHC memory card so they have adequate room for all the amazing images they will capture! 

 

  1. Next come the accessories. Your child will want to download their images from the camera onto a computer for editing so a USB cable will be an essential accessory. The alternative to a USB cord would be a card reader you can just insert into the USB port on your computer tower. 

 

 

If you aren’t sure that a brand new camera is the best route to go as your child pursues their interest in photography you could also easily start with something as small as the smart phone and use a camera app. There are some pretty fancy professional grade apps out there! OR you could splurge and spend less than $100 and get something like the Sony Cyber shot or similar before going for a full frame body and lens set. 

 

** please know I am not being paid for talking about the Sony Cyber shot... I just really love its compact size, clear quality and ease of use. As I said above... I have one for my personal family adventures when I don't want to lug all my equipment around with me! The only con to it is it does not do well in low light situations.  :) 

 

I hope you have found some of these tips to be useful! If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to give you good answers! Should you be in the market for a photographer, I would love to be considered! I am your True to You, Spanish Fork, Family photographer! 

 

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(JWilsonPix) Family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/choosing-a-camera-for-your-kiddo/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:20:00 GMT
Taylor Headshots /UtahCounty/FamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/taylor-headshots-/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix  

 

This is Miss Taylor. We are in the same networking group and she happened to be looking for someone to do some head shots for her. Lucky me, we clicked and walla!! These images were shot in my home studio in Spanish Fork. I offer solo head shot sessions as well as what I call head shot parties.  For the solo sessions typically I have you come to me to use the home studio. If your doing a party then I come to you. For the parties it's usually at your office and you have yourself and a few other people from your office participating. In and out and fabulous updated head shots all during lunch break!  

If your looking to get your head shot updated lets chat details and get you on my calendar! I am your True to You, Family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/taylor-headshots-/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:30:00 GMT
How to choose your family session location/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotography/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/how-to-choose-your-family-session-location/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn't have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location!


 

 

  1. What kind of theme do I want? If a particular building or natural backdrop would work well with your theme, look around your area for spots that meet your requirements. If you don't know what kind of backdrop you want, take an afternoon drive around your city for inspiration. It's easy to overlook beautiful spots that are practically in your backyard. Ask family, friends or your photographer for ideas too.

 

  1. Are you allowed to take pictures there? Make sure that you can legally take pictures at the location that you have in mind. If it's not public property or available to the public you will need to get permission first. Some places will even require a fee to be paid to shoot there. Rail road tracks are off limits! 

 

  1. Is it accessible? Consider that not all outdoor locations may be available all year round or you might not be able to get to them at all. Your safety is also an important aspect to think about before you decide on a location. Taking pictures on a mountain ledge may look neat but it’s best not to put yourself in harm’s way. Many of the outside locations on my list are all super easy access to get to and do not require any permits or fees to shoot at. 

 

  1. How do you get to your location? Will it be easy to walk to the session location and if not, are you able to change your clothing and touch up your hair and makeup before the shoot? You should also find out whether there is a restroom that’s close enough in case you need it. It is super important that you wear shoes that are appropriate for getting to the location and then the location itself! You wouldn't wear high heels to go shoot out in the woods! 

 

  1. Will the photo session be in a public place? If the location you have chosen has a lot of foot traffic, you need to ask yourself whether you are comfortable being photographed in front of others. If not, you might want to rethink your choice in location. Again I have a list of locations that I like to shoot at, that do have a degree of privacy and are super easy to access. 


Make sure that your location doesn’t become a distraction and that there is shelter nearby if you need it. Your location tells a story so it’s worthwhile to choose a meaningful spot. If you really don't have a preference or the time to go find one on your own, when we (you and I... not everyone does this) are discussing the details I will ask you specific questions to determine what sort of feel you are going for and then will present locations to you based on that information. That way we end up with the location we need for your session! 

 

When you are considering your next photo session location, I hope you will also consider me as your photographer! I am your True to Life, Spanish Fork, Family Photographer! 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) Family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/4/how-to-choose-your-family-session-location/utahcounty/familyphotography/jwilsonpix Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:20:00 GMT
Inspiration ideas for your next photo shoot/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/inspiration-ideas-for-your-next-photo-shoot/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Unique Photo Ideas for the Unconventional Family

Having a great portrait of your family is a must-have in every home but there are no rules that say you all need to be in white t-shirts and blue jeans while you pose in a straight line. Your family portrait can be anything you want it to be and should represent your family’s unique energy. We can do something off this list, something you come up with, something along the lines of documentary in home. The possibilities are endless! 

 

If you’re looking for a few alternative ideas for your next family photo shoot, here are a few ideas to inspire you:

 

A portrait within a portrait

Instead of having one photo of every family member together, why not incorporate three or four portraits into one? For example, get a fun shot of dad holding a portrait of mom, who is holding a portrait of their daughter. This fun effect will give you something really different to hang in your home.

 

Embrace Family Time

There’s nothing better than cuddling and laughing in bed or on the couch with your kids or sharing a meal with your family at a beautifully set table. Getting a few shots of your family spending quality time together can make for a beautiful, yet different type of family portrait. These sorts of sessions are what I call in home documentary style sessions. 

 

Replicate a famous photo

Create a unique family portrait by replicating a famous photo such as that of The Beatles crossing the street. Pick something fun and simple if you aren’t looking to spend money on extra outfits or props.

 

Take action

Action shots sometimes make for the best family photos. Have access to a pool in your backyard? Why not get a shot of everyone jumping into the pool. Other options could be a regular activity that you all enjoy doing. 

 

Show your superpowers

Does your family love to play dress up? Why not rent or make your own superhero costumes that you can use to create an epic family portrait.

 

Spend time brainstorming ideas with your family as you never know what fun photo shoot ideas might crop up. When your ready to do your session, give me a holler! I am your True to You, family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. 

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/inspiration-ideas-for-your-next-photo-shoot/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Fri, 29 Mar 2019 23:20:00 GMT
Springville Utah/ Game of thrones/FeaturedPhotographer/NaturalBournePhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/its-game-of-thrones-themed/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix    Today I am doing a blog post featuring another local photographer, Emily,

from over at  Natural Bourne Photography. 

She is located in Springville, Utah and does beautiful work!

She specializes in all things vintage and historically classic.

She has her own studio and offers fabulous sessions like 

fairytale portraits and themed weddings and events! 

 

 

She did some formals for a fabulous couple that were Game of Thrones themed!! How freaking cool is that!!! And then the wedding!! Oh My!!!! 

Go stop over at her blog post and see more for yourself.... heres the link for the formals! You can also find her here on FB.

Make sure you browse thru her blog there and check out the actual wedding day images as well and leave her some love! 

 

 

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(JWilsonPix) family photography Game of thrones photography Weddings https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/its-game-of-thrones-themed/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:30:00 GMT
TipsforToddlers/ Spanish Fork/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/tipsfortoddlers/-spanish-fork/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix  

How to Make the Most of Your Toddler’s Photo Shoot

There’s no denying that getting a good shot of your toddler can be quite a struggle. Not only are they always moving around but if you happen to catch them on a bad day, there’s almost no way that you’re going to get them to look at the camera.

Whether you’re working with a professional or trying to capture a few shots of your little one yourself, here are a few tips that will help make the photo session go as smoothly as possible:

 


 

Review your expectations. While a professional photographer does have more experience working with young children, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to get perfectly posed shots every time. Sometimes, you simply have to embrace the fact that your toddler is busy and energetic and that your photographer will be working with that fact to get you the best possible shots.

 

Make sure they are rested and NOT hangry. A tired and hangry toddler is an uncooperative toddler so make sure that they’ve had a nap and a snack before the shoot.

 

Bring a few props along. Sometimes the best way to get your child to sit still is to give them something to do with their hands. Bring some of their favorite books and toys along that can be used during your shoot. I have found that dum dum lollipops are excellent distractions! :) 

 

Bring a few different outfits. If you’ll be shooting outside, have a few extra outfits ready to go should your child fall or spill something on their clothes. Being prepared with wet wipes is also always a great idea.

 

Interact with your child. Help your photographer out by engaging with your child during the shoot. Sometimes calling their name will give the photographer those precious few seconds to capture their face as they look up. Your photographer will, however, guide you on what you should and shouldn’t do.

 

Remember, when you’re trying to photograph a toddler, patience is key. Your photographer will, however, be able to guide you during the session to ensure that you walk away with the best possible shots of your little one.

At photo sessions with ME as your photographer, I will constantly reassure you of the fact that it is OK!! I prefer to let little ones do their thing so we can capture candids of them along the way vs making them mad and miserable and thus stressing you out more!

If you interested in getting images of your sweet little one and don't want to worry and stress about it the entire session time, give me a call today!

I am your True to You, pain free, family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

Want to learn more about JWilsonPix? 

 
Ready to book your session? 

 
 

 

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(JWilsonPix) Family photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/tipsfortoddlers/-spanish-fork/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:15:00 GMT
Easter Minis/UtahCounty/FamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/3/easter-minis-style-1/utahcounty/familyphotographer/jwilsonpix  

I'm going to be offering Easter Mini sessions in Spanish Fork on April 5th and 6th... I will be offering two different styles/themes for backdrops. These mini sessions will be 15 min in length and will run $40 and will get you 3 digital images with print release.

Here I am sharing some test images from one style.. the other will be posted in another blog post later... (Im still waiting on the back drop to arrive) and my little model here just did not want to be in clothes at all! So we made do with his paw patrol diaper and some pretty yellow flowers. He is still adorable as all heck though. 

 

 

The second style of back drop will be a Easter colored wood wall. I will post the test images from that one once it arrives.

If you are interested in getting a spot for your eater babies, I would love to be the photographer you call! I am your True to You, Family Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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Fun 1st Birthday Photo Shoot Ideas

We all know how cute a cake smash photo shoot can be for your baby’s first birthday but if you’re looking to do something a little different, there are tons of other great ideas available to you.

Your little one’s first birthday is such a special milestone and with a little planning and inspiration, you can perfectly capture every second of this wonderful day.

Here are a few cake smash alternatives for you to consider as you plan baby’s 1st birthday:

  • Bring in the ball pit. A small inflatable pool and some colorful plastic balls are all you need for the perfect birthday photo shoot. Not only will this prop bring some lovely colors into the photos but it gives your little one something to interact and have fun with too.

 

  • Blow up some balloons. Balloons have been a part of everyone’s childhood and they also make for a fun and colorful addition to any photo shoot. Decide on a color theme and a setting and add some balloons for a playful morning or afternoon. Place the balloons in the garden, in your little one’s crib or tie them to the back of a unique chair or onto a basket for some great shots.

 

  • Bubbles! Incorporating bubbles into your photo shoot will give it a natural and playful feel. Place your child in a small tub filled with bubbles or have them sit in the garden while you blow bubbles for them to enjoy and play with.

 

  • It’s all in the outfit. Sometimes all you need for the perfect 1st birthday photo shoot is a cute outfit. This could mean putting your little girl in a sweet pink tutu or giving your little boy a cute cowboy hat to pose in. You can keep the background simple or create a backdrop to match their outfit.

 

Whatever you decide to do, have a nice outfit ready for yourself and your partner so that you can jump in a few of the shots and share this special moment with your little one. And remember that ultimately its about doing something that is low stress and fun for you all! Something that is not out of the ordinary for your family to do on such a special occasion. 

 

If you would like to chat details or share more ideas for your next birthday photo shoot give me a holler! I am your True to You Family Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

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 Cake smashes are not just for little ones anymore! They are now open game for anyone with a sense of humor and love for fun times. Oh and cake... because let's face it, if you don't like cake, you probably would not like a cake smash!

 

 

You can pick a theme, pick a color, do whatever you would like! Well within reason of course... after all there is always going to be a line somewhere that you should not cross.. but for the most part you should be safe in whatever you pick to do!

 

This is Jasmine, and like so many of us before her.... she could not wait to turn 21 years old so she could drink, if she wanted to. We all remember that feeling don't we? Just wanting to be old enough to decide for ourselves vs letting the law tell us we couldn't.

 

If you are interested in doing an adult cake smash session of your own, I would love to be the photographer you call! I offer True to You Family Photography in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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5 tips for getting Candid Shots of Your Kids

Those times when your kids are just being kids make for some of the most precious photos. There’s something about capturing those naturally playful, thoughtful or silly moments that are so different from posed photos.

If you are looking to capture more candid shots of your children, here are a few tips that will help.

Tip 1: Get down to their level.

As adults, we’re always taking photos from our height, but if you really want to capture special shots of your child so that their emotions come through in the photos, you need to take the shot from their level. Sit, crouch or lie down so that you’re at their eye level.

Tip 2: Prepare for those candid shots

If you know that there’s a special event coming up or that today’s weather means your children will spend time indoors reading books and playing, have your camera ready because you never know when the perfect shot might present itself. It also helps to know your camera and its different shooting modes to increase the chances of capturing quality photos using the right settings.

Tip 3: Don’t aim for perfection

Candid shots aren’t meant to be perfect, they’re meant to capture everything about a certain moment so when one of those moments arise, snap away and find your favorite shot afterward.

Tip 4: Keep your distance

Sometimes the best candid shots need to be taken from a distance. Once your kids are aware that you’re taking photos, it can ruin the moment. It helps to have a zoom lens for these instances so that you can keep your distance but still get quality shots.

Tip 5: Lighting is everything

Natural light does wonders when it comes to achieving the best possible photos so try to capture shots of your children while they’re outside or in a room with lots of natural light. If possible, stay away from the harsh midday light and if that’s not an option, some shade should help soften the images.

Capturing candid shots of your children allows you to relive those special moments time and time again and is something YOU can do anytime, anyplace! Sometimes the candid images will tell more of a story than any posed image of that person could and that's what photography is about! At least for me it is! Its about that person, in that moment! 

 

I am your True to you Family Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah and I would love to capture YOUR candid moments! 

 

 

 

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Hey all! Today I am going to reintroduce you all to Mythic Valley the band!

 

This is Tony and Tommy. They are Mythic Valley. 

 

They are life long friends, with the mutual goal of creating music and sharing it with the world. I have shared sessions done with them before. This particular session was a gig they played at Garage on Bec in Salt Lake City. Enjoy! 

 

They are local to Utah but do travel! Check out their website to hear some of their music, and also to see where they play at next! Go check them out and let them know I sent you! :) 

 

Mythic Valley Website


 

 

 If you are interested in doing a session of your own, I would love to be the photographer you call! I am your True to You Family and Life Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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Alternatives to Dull School Photos

We can never have enough photos of our children but let’s face it; school photos aren’t always our first choice when it comes to what to hang up around the house.

If you’re growing a little tired of the usual school photo formula year after year, why not consider taking some professional head-shots at a studio instead? Below are just some of the differences between school photos and studio photos.

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The Backdrop

School Photos: Your child’s school photos are usually shot in front of a generic, sometimes tacky, background. These backgrounds tend to be distracting and move the focus off your child completely.  

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Studio Photos: Shooting professional head-shots in a studio means you have the option of choosing a more classic backdrop, something that keeps the focus on your child.

Posing and Smiling

School Photos: When it’s time to take school photos, kids are called up one at a time, placed in a standard pose and told to smile in front of a complete stranger before being rushed out the door again.

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Studio Photos: A professional photographer takes the time to make your child feel more comfortable in front of the camera, which results in a natural expression and smile.  They also try a variety of poses so that you walk away with more memorable shots of your kids.

 

The End Result

School Photos: When you receive your child’s school photos you usually get one or two standard photos in various sizes. There is nothing unique or special about the shots and they usually end up in a drawer in the house.

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Studio Photos: A professional photographer not only takes a variety of photos of your child but they spend time editing them too, resulting in photos you can proudly display in your house, photos you know aren’t present in the homes of every other child at school.

It’s definitely worth taking the time to book a professional photographer to take a few head-shots of your child if you’re looking for something a little more special to remember your child’s school years by.

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So this year, if you would like to do something different and say NO to ordinary school photos, I hope you will consider booking with me! I am your true to life, family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

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Get the most out of your session/Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/2/get-the-most-out-of-your-session/spanish-fork/utahcountyfamilyphotographer/jwilsonpix Family is everything. The special moments in life for your family are important moments to capture in as real a way as possible. There are several things you can do to ensure that your moments are captured professionally, affordably and in a way that you will be brought back in time to that moment and will cherish forever.
 

      
 

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY!!

Contrary to popular belief the first thing when considering how and who to capture these moments for your family is NOT about cost. Everyone wants the biggest bang for their buck, because we all work hard for our money. Going for the cheapest prices though can sometimes bite you in the bum. There is nothing worse than getting back the final images and not being happy with the quality, or having certain special moments not captured. I hear it all the time where people say that looking back they wish they hadn’t skimped on the photographer for their special life/family event.

DO YOUR RESEARCH!

It is important to do your research. When deciding on who to use, you want to check out their work. Look at their portfolio and see what their style is like. Do you like the style, do you like the portfolio work? If so then check out their reviews from previous customers. Check out their yelp page, their social media pages, see what others say about working with them. 

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION!

Once you have narrowed your choices down, request information on packages and prices and what all is included. Most photographers will customize packages to fit your needs and budget. Let them know what you want and need specifically and if you like the info they send you set up a meeting. With today’s technology you can email, text, do a phone call or even a skype/zoom call if you are too far away or too busy to meet in person. 

BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEEDS!

It is very important to be clear on what you want to do with your final images. Do you plan to get a huge canvas to hang in the living room over the fireplace? Are you looking for something to hang in your office at work? Will you be making announcements or cards to send out to family and friends? Will you be making gifts to send to family and friends? Are the images for your family only and will go into a family album to pass on to your kids? Are the images going to go on your wall at home? When you know what you want to do with your final images, it is important to relay this to your photographer to make sure they understand and will be able to provide you with products and images fitting your purposes. 

ALWAYS GET A FORMAL CONTRACT!

When you have decided on your photographer it is important to make sure they offer some sort of agreement contract/model release that both parties have to sign. This allows both parties to be on the same page with what’s going to happen and what is expected. Once you’re all booked and set to go you can move on to the next steps to prepare for your session.  

RELAX & HAVE FUN!!

The most important thing is to relax, and have fun. Enjoy the time with your family, enjoy the moments of the adventure. No moment happens exactly the same ever. It is not a time of stress or worrying about being perfect. It’s about you and yours and what makes you all unique. When your being true to who and what your all about, your photographer will capture that in all its perfect glory and deliver to you images that will last a lifetime and will be cherished memories of that particular moment forever. 

I hope you have found some of these tips helpful. I am your true to life family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah and I would love to capture you and yours! 


xoxo

Jess
480-238-9443


www.jwilsonpix.com

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Hey all! Today I am going to reintroduce you all to Mythic Valley the band!

 

This is Tony and Tommy.

 

They are life long friends, with the mutual goal of creating music and sharing it with the world. I have shared sessions done with them before. Today's session was about updating images to use for the new album the will soon be releasing!

 

This session was shot on location at the  Loft Studio in Lehi, Utah. 

 

They are local to Utah but do travel! Check out their website to hear some of their music, and also to see where they play at next! Go check them out and let them know I sent you! :) 

Mythic Valley Website



 

 

 If you are interested in doing a session of your own, I would love to be the photographer you call! I am your True to You Family and Life Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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This post is going to be about taking better baby part pictures. 

If you just had a new baby... CONGRATS!!!

Mine are all grown, so I fulfill my baby cravings via the babies 

I get the honor of photographing. 

 

But, sometimes it is just easier, and more fun for you as the mom to do an impromptu photo session with your wee one when your just

hanging out together at home. 

Don't go getting all crazy on me though.

These images are for your Family History and

should be as real as you can make them!

With the tips I share here with you, we are going to keep it simple,

and sweet, and safe!!! 

 

1. Head shots

If your doing it by yourself...

set your camera/phone up at the appropriate height and set your timer. 

If you have someone there to help you.. like your S/O then there you go!

Easy Peasy!

Hold your sweet little one firmly and securely and make sure that the top of the head with your hands holding the head to show the size difference is in the frame and towards the camera/phone. (See example) 

 

2. The toes

  

Another very popular part...

as it shows just how tiny they are and for reals...

how adorable are baby toes!!??

You can accomplish both examples above in a safe and simple fashion. 

Lay your baby down on the floor and get down as low as you can go and get the angle in the example image. 

In the last image again place your sweet little one safely on the floor,

and position your camera at the right angle and height

to capture you holding your babies little feet in your hands as pictured. 

Make sure to use a favorite blankie or towel to add some texture to the floor/ background. 

 

 

3. The fingers

Oh how tiny are those baby fingers!! <3

So delicate and fragile!

I think both of these shots are pretty self evident on how to safely and easily capture the fingers. 

 

 

 

4. The Overall adorableness

  

Don't forget to capture the sweet angelic sleeping baby shots!! 

The smiles, the wrinkly faces... Oh my!!!

 

5. Just enjoy it!!

 

They are only this little for so long. Make every moment count.

Breath them in... love on them...bask in the quiet moments full of love. 

Myself, I don't think you can EVER have too many pictures, especially with sweet little babies!!

So shoot your heart out momma!! (or daddy!!) 

Have at it!! 

 

And when your ready to do some family photos, just give me a call!! :) 

I am your true to life family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah and I would love to come and capture the sweetness of your little one! 

xoxo

Jess

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What do you do when your busy chasing a toddler around the house, prego and tired but want to do pictures? 

 

Well you call me of course! 

You can choose how dressed up you want to get.. or not. You can decide if you want to do hair and make up... or not. 

I come to you and we take pictures of the things that matter most. You and your loved ones. Im not there to see how clean your kitchen is, or to judge if your mountain of laundry to fold is bigger than mine. None of that crap matters. 

 

Its all about you and yours, in your natural enviroment, doing you. 

 

If your interested in doing an in home maternity session like this I would love to hear from you and get you on my calendar! I am your True to Life Family Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

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So I thought today I would just share a few ideas for Valentines day from my own mind. Yes, the mind of a over worked, under paid, exhausted, crazy housewife/mom/woman over 40 years of age. Take it as you will and do what you want with it all. These are just ideas on things I think most women would love to do/get for Valentines Day! 

 

At my house, I usually just send my hubby my link to my amazon list... that way whatever he gets I will either need or want and thus be happy with. He does the same to me. 

REMEMBER.... these are just my random ideas off the top of my head!! Who knows, maybe you will like one of them and use it for your day! If you do please do tell me how it went! 

 

1. cook a meal together. Have a bottle of open wine, some 80's music playing in the back ground, and just be together, making yummy food. 

2. go and get a pedicure together and go all out on it! get the scrub, get the flower on the toe nail... do it! then go get ice cream!

3. Spend the day in your pj's. Go out of bed to get food but the rest of the time spend the day together in bed, watching movies and relaxing.

4. Off to take the kids and the list and go do the grocery shopping while the momma gets to take a hot shower or long bubble bath on her own! 

5. Show up with her favorite flowers, and some chocolate and go out for sushi dinner

 

These are just a few ideas..... at my house you could NOT go wrong with any of them! Let me know if you use one of these or if you get inspired to come up with something on your own! I would love to hear what you did and how it turned out!! Bonus points if you took pictures! :) I am your true to life photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

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If you are anything like me, you like to take pictures of all of your adventures.
 
But it is important to make sure you're LIVING in the moment and not just CAPTURING it. 
 
Here are my top 5 tips for getting beautiful, fun images while still being fully in the moment of the adventure itself.  
 

1. Do your research!

When we go on a trip, I always try to research and find out what is in or around the area we are visiting. Is there anything historical and ancient? Beautiful viewpoints? What is the history of the area and how can we check it all out? I will literally map out a whole days' worth of events starting with breakfast, then hitting any sight-seeing spots, historical spots, museums, nature spots and such. If there are any sorts of shows going on (for example if we were visiting a ghost town and there were gun fight shows that were put on there) I find out the times so we can be there to watch. GO into it with a plan and know what you want to do.
 
 
2. Don't rush!
 
This has to do with LIVING in the moment. For example, we went to Vegas and on the way home stopped at the Hoover Dam. Instead of just taking a pic as we went by, we stopped and took several hours exploring. We walked across it, read all the plaques, checked out the museum and gift shop, and then hiked up to the new bridge and walked across it. Take the time to really check everything out. Don't just go to one spot, snap your pic and then say ok done! You will miss out on so much doing that. Taking the time to really explore, leads to unexpected conversations with loved ones, finding cool spots you would have missed, learning something new about the area you're visiting. There are so many advantages to taking your time and really enjoying it all!
 
 
3. Know your equipment if you're taking it with you
 
This one is a big one! IF you are taking your equipment with you... know what lens you will be using for what and when. There is nothing worse than planning a perfect shot only to have it messed up because you used the wrong lens and had to change it and missed the moment. On the flip side of this... sometimes it's best to leave the equipment at home. At least 95% of the general population has a phone with a camera on it. Challenge yourself to use it instead of your big camera. It makes it easier to be in the moment, still capture it, and maybe learn some new tricks as well since you're using a smaller camera set up. This can be a fun way to capture your adventure without having to lug around an extra 10 pounds.
 
 
4. Trust your gut
 
Depending on where you are traveling and what you are taking pictures of, make sure you are safe. Some places in the world are not as safe as they should be. Always be aware of your surroundings, do not get lulled into a sense of security. Keep your eyes and ears open and if you are in a spot or situation where your radar starts to go off telling you something isn't quite right, trust it. Better safe than sorry and no image is worth your safety.
 
 
5. Have fun!!  
 
Yes, getting that shot may be of utmost importance to you, but stop and be aware. Be thankful that you have the opportunity to even be where you are at that moment. Pinch yourself if needed, take a really good look around, and add this experience to your memory catalog. Remembering to have fun and be in the moment will help you stay relaxed and the pictures and stories you have from your adventure will be all the better for it.
 
 
With all these tips you are getting, I hope your taking more pictures!! Or if you don't usually, that you are doing more! I am your ture to life family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah and I hope you enjoyed these tips. 
 
                                                                             
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I got to do a in home session for the Skousen family this last weekend and I am so in love with their images!

Brooke & Jared are prego and expecting the arrival of their precious little boy in a few months here. They needed to do some pictures with their little princess Gracie before that happens, so we did a in home session! 

This little family loves to travel and go on adventures! They have been to Thailand and to Vietnam just to name a couple of places their adventures have taken them! We did this in home session with the thought in mind that as a family when they unwind from the day they like to read books together, and listen to Jared play his guitar. We incorporated those things into the session and can I just say.... I am loving it! 

Here, take a look for yourself at how adorable this little family is! I cant wait to meet the new addition! 

   

 

If you are interested in doing an at home session of your own, I would love to be the photographer you call! I am your True to You Family Photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

 

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Adorable Daddy and Me Photo Session Ideas

Cute ways to capture the relationship between father and child.

A dad has such a special bond with his children and it started the very first moment he met them. If you’re looking to setup a daddy and me photo session with in order to capture this wonderful bond, below are a few ideas for perfectly capturing these memories.

  1. Playtime. If there’s anything that dad’s do better than most, it’s playing games and having fun with their children. If they love being outside, capture them playing on the swing or enjoying a game of hide and seek. If they would prefer to be indoors, let them build a puzzle together or play with their favorite toys.  
  2. Snuggle up and relax. Get out a few blankets and books and have dad read to them on the floor or on a couch.
  3. Get creative. Whether it’s making waffles in the kitchen or painting their next work of art, having the kids get creative with dad makes for some really memorable shots.
  4. Dress to match. Why not get your child and their dad a matching outfit that they can wear and pose together in. This could be anything from a waistcoat and bow-tie to super hero costumes.
  5. Hugs and kisses. This is a great one for young children who love nothing more than to shower their dads with hugs and kisses. While this is a simple idea, it can make for some of the best photos.
  6. Take a stroll. Find a pretty location such as a lake or a park where father and child can take a walk. Capture them walking hand in hand or have your child sit on dad’s shoulders.
  7. Get close up. Close up, portrait shots of their faces are a beautiful way to capture the similarities between father and child.

When planning your daddy and me photo session, choose a setting that allows your children to feel comfortable and where they most enjoy spending time with their dad. I am your true to Life family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah and would love to capture this special bond for you and yours! 

 

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How to prepare for a cake smash/Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/1/how-to-prepare-for-a-cake-smash

 

What to Expect During Your Baby’s Cake Smash Session

Organizing a cake smash photography session to mark your child’s birthday is such an adorable way to capture this special moment in their lives.

If you don’t know the first thing about what to expect during a cake smash session or how you should prepare, below are a few helpful tips.

  • Choose a photographer that has worked with children before. A photographer that has experience with children will know how to get the best shots and how to make your little one feel at ease. I have over 20 years of exp working with little ones with all sorts of personalities. 
  • A little practice never hurts. For some children, a cake smash session can be quite overwhelming since they are suddenly placed in the spotlight and are being egged on by a bunch of adults to dive into a massive cake. Get them used to this process by giving them a small cake or cupcake at home to practice on. Make it fun so when the time comes for the real deal they are gung ho about getting into it! 
  • Use a theme. If your child has a favorite toy or book, planning the cake smash session around this can really bring your session to life. It also helps capture what was the "favorite" during that time period of life for your little one. Having a theme will also make it easier to choose a cake color.
  • Choose your cake carefully. When you order your cake, opt for a small to medium sized cake and choose whipped or butter cream instead of fondant as this can be quite difficult for a small child to break. It’s also recommended that you make sure your child doesn’t have any allergies.

So what should you bring along to a cake smash photography session?

  1. Have some wet wipes and a clean change of clothing available for afterwards.
  2. If a cake needs to be refrigerated, make arrangements to make sure it’s room temperature before the session.
  3. Find out from your photographer about a backdrop and how much of the theme décor you’ll need to supply. Communication is key here to make sure all the details are just right! 
  4. If you’re bringing other children along, it would be best to bring someone along who can watch them and keep them out of trouble so that there aren’t any extra side distractions. 

Remember that a cake smash session is meant to be a fun experience so trust your photographer and just go with it. It is all about the mess, the giggles, and the looks that your little one will display as they go thru the process! 

 

I would love the opportunity to do YOUR cake smash!! I also want to add that cake smashes are NOT just for little kids anymore! If your a "big" kid and want to do a cake smash these same tips will apply! Think a wine themed cake smash! The possibilities are endless! I am your true to life photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. 

 

 

 

 

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In Home Family Session/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/1/in-home-family-session/-spanish-fork/utahcountyfamilyphotographer/jwilsonpix So I was blessed with the opportunity to do an extended in home family session this last week. This little family got together for their Christmas celebration in January when those who live out of state were able to make it into town.

What a fun bunch! We took a few family posed pics, and then the kids did presents, and then the whole family had game time. After the posed family images I shot with more of a candid vibe in mind. It is always a fun thing to capture how everyone is when they are together not paying any attention to the camera hovering around. 

The images turned out adorable!! I am only sharing a few images here but I am sure you will agree!! For your next photography adventure I hope you will keep me in mind! I am your true to life family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

 

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photography the perfect gift for any occasion/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/1/photography-ther-perfect-gift-for-any-occasion

What do you give someone who has everything?

What's the perfect gift your loved one will cherish for years to come?

There's a lot of thought that goes into choosing any gift whether it's for a birthday, graduation, anniversary or the holidays. Most gifts have a limited shelf life and will usually get placed in the back of a cupboard once the novelty has worn off but photography is not one of these gifts.

 

Why Give the Gift of Photography? It’s Unique.

 

A photography session is unique to each person who steps in front of the camera and each image is one of a kind too. Photography tells a story. Each image depicts a special moment in time and is a gift that will take you back to that moment time and time again.

Whether it's a photography session, picture album or a special picture in a beautiful frame, photography is one of the gifts that can be thoughtful and unique to each individual.

It's a classic gift.

Unlike the latest fashion or tech trends, photographs are something you will treasure for years to come.  Photographs will never go out of style and in fact, will become more valuable with each coming year.

Not only are the images cherished for years, but the memories these images bring about will also be cherished. From recalling the good times had with loved ones to the laughs you had with your photographer during your photo session each image will bring about a memory that will always put a smile on their face.

You don't have to wrap it!

Not everyone can wrap a gift like a pro and having to find the perfect paper can be a hassle. When you give the gift of a photography session you don't have to worry about finding the tape or scissors. Most photographers will have gift cards available that are ready to go in a nice envelopes.

Photography is personal and special and with the help of a professional photographer, you can give a gift that will last for years to come.

 

It would be my privelege to help make the perfect gift happen for you and yours! I am your True to Life, pain free, Family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah     

 

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This sweet little family just added a new girly bundle of joy just before Thanksgiving 2018. She is still so little but growing so fast at the same time! She is just shy of her three months in these images.

This is an impromptu in home session that we did in between toddler craziness and baby wails for a bottle. I think they managed to pull it all off nicely and the images show how adorable the in between moments can be. Even if they are fleeting. 

I'm posting the images in color and B&W as I just loved them all and so had to share both! 

I am your true to life family photographer located in Spanish Fork, Utah. 

 

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6 photos every parent needs of the kids/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2019/1/6-photos-every-parent-needs-of-the-kids day in the life of malikday in the life of malik

6 Photos Every Parent Needs of Their Child

Having a child is one of the best experiences life can give you. They grow up so quickly, which is why it’s so important to cherish every little moment and milestone. Before you know it they will be grown and you will be so thankful to have these images as momma treasures.

For parents, photography is a saving grace since it’s the one thing that helps them capture and preserve some of their favorite moments in the lives of their children. Below is a list of photos that you definitely don’t want to miss out on as a parent in my personal opinion.

These are like the stepping stone sessions documenting their life! 

  1. The new born shot. You will never get this time back again so capture every little bit of it. Capture your baby as they dose or grab a shot of those tiny little feet. You can even snap a photo of them in that cute little onesie that grandma bought.
  2. The action shot. Capture the time when your little one loves to play, walking around and giving loves to cuddle with mom and dad. Playing with their fav toy ect. 
  3. The birthday parties. Every birthday is a milestone but their first birthday party is definitely one of the most special, don’t miss out on that photo opportunity.
  4. The first day of school. There are so many cute photo ideas for this specific time in their lives and there will be several first day of school opportunities for you to take advantage of.
  5. The sibling shot. If you’re adding a new member to the family, getting some shots with all your children together is a must. Get candids of them interacting and playing together.
  6. The holiday shot. Whether it’s for your yearly holiday card or you simply love celebrating holidays surrounded by your loved ones, holiday shots are up there with the have-to-haves. Capture the family traditions you all enjoy... everyone in the kitchen cooking for Thanksgiving, make Christmas cookies, ect.

 

If you can’t resist any of the above options but you don’t feel the need to have a full photo session for each of them, you can always opt for mini sessions, which are affordable and give you a handful of amazing images to treasure. Check with your photographer on deals they might have. For example, I have a watch me grow package I like to use for all those special moments from birth to age 1. And while you technically COULD get away with doing these yourself, I would highly recommend, as a mom myself.. to have someone else there to do it for you. The images will mean so much more to all involved if you are in them as well, after all.. you were there, and you played an important role! 

I am your True to You, pain free, Family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. I hope you will consider me for your photographer needs! 

 


 

 

 

 

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6 Things That Make a Photo Beautiful

Have you ever wondered what makes a photo stand out and stir certain emotions in you when you look at it? Of course, photos of your family and places you love will naturally give you the warm and fuzzies or leave you in awe but there are also very specific elements in great photos that help bring them to life and make you take a second look.

  1. Lighting. When a photograph has beautiful lighting it gives the image a certain mood and highlights the important aspects of a photo. Light is an incredible tool so using natural light from an open window or door or even a soft artificial light can make all the difference.  
  2. Backdrops. While focusing on a specific person in a photo is how we naturally take photos, that person is only a part of the greater whole. Your background and any other objects in a photo all make up the structure and scene that draw you into that moment.
  3. Textures. A good quality photo will usually allow you to pick up on certain textures such as a pair of woolly socks or the texture in a heavy wooden door.
  4. Perspective. Sometimes the most beautiful photos are taken from a different perspective such as getting down to a toddler’s level at a birthday party or taking a shot of a tall building by looking all the way up from a street corner.
  5. Colors. Play with colors when you take photos, match them up or emphasize specific colors to draw the eye to a certain detail in a picture.
  6. The moment. Capturing a moment that will never happen again makes for incredible photos.

Photography isn’t only for the professionals. Everyone has the ability to take a great photo by focusing on a few simple elements, getting creative and being ready to capture something beautiful or everywhere you go.  

 

I am your True to You, pain free, Family photographer in Spanish Fork, Utah. I hope you will consider me for your photographer needs! 

 

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Tips to look thinner in pictures/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/12/tips-to-look-thinner-in-pictures Simple Tricks for Looking Thinner in Photos

We have all seen photos of ourselves where we simply weren’t happy about how we looked. It’s easy to be your own worst critic but it’s even easier to make small changes in how you pose for photos in order to look slimmer and more confident.

  1. Low angles are a no-no. Nobody looks good when they’re photographed from below. Photos taken at this angle make you look heavier, shorter and will more than likely give you a bit of a double chin. Instead, take photos from a side angle or from above.
  2. It’s all in the jaw. It might feel rather awkward at first but try practicing moving your chin up slightly and your neck forward so that it accentuates your jaw.
  3. Think before you get dressed. What you wear plays a big role in how you look in photos. Avoid bulky or baggy clothing that doesn’t fit you well. While darker clothes do make you look slimmer, if you want to go for brighter colors, stay away from any patterns that draw attention to your problem areas and always avoid horizontal stripes.
  4. Angles & posture are instant wins. You will always look slimmer in photos if you twist your body slightly to create an angle. Place one leg in front of the other and keep your weight on your back leg. Put one hand on your hip and keep your other arm relaxed at your side, not pushed up against your body. To accentuate your collarbones, stand up straight and push your shoulders back.
  5. Sit correctly. If you’re sitting in a photo, try and cross your ankles instead of your legs. It makes you look leaner and shows less of your thighs.
  6. Stick to the middle. Taking a group shot? Try and stay away from the end of the group if possible as people standing on the edges of the group always look a little bigger.  

Remember that confidence makes a big difference to your photos too so don’t forget to smile naturally and let your beauty shine through.  

 

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This was one of those Santa sessions where one of the kiddos is saying " oh heck no!", and trying to escape Santas grasp! And of course these two littles are related to me so it totally makes sense LOL.... I love how the baby is just hanging out like whatever and the toddler is slowly squirming out from under Santas arm.... caught this little escape artist in the act! Love it!  

 

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the next years Santa Sessions make sure you connect with me on social media so you will see when I post availability for booking those sessions. I am your Spanish Fork, Utah county, pain free, all things Family Photographer and I look forward to working with you and yours on your next photography project! 
 

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Simple but Effective Tips for Taking Photos Indoors

Whether it’s because the weather took a turn for the worst or you simply found the perfect indoor setting for your next photo session, there are a few things you need to be aware of when taking photos indoors.

  1. Work with windows. Natural light does wonders for photos. If you can find a window or open door and use that light as front, side or back lighting it will give your photos a really nice look and feel. It also brings natural warmth to your images.
  2. Pay attention to your surroundings. While shooting photos inside a home gives you loads of great backdrops and props to work with, you miht need to move a few things around before your session.  Make sure that your space isn’t cluttered as this can shift the focus in the photo.
  3. Check the light sources. It’s very important to only stick to one light source. If you’re shooting photos in a room with strong overhead lights but there are also several windows, rather opt for the natural light and switch off any other light sources.
  4. Discover your space. If you’re shooting in an indoor setting, take a proper walk around the area and see if there aren’t areas that you can shoot in that you never thought of before. This is your chance to get creative. 
  5. What you wear still matters. You will often come across advice on what to wear when taking photos outside but what you wear to an indoor photo session matters just as much. Your clothing should complement your backdrop and the overall mood that you’re trying to create.  

Taking photos indoors might be a little more work sometimes but it’s totally worth it.

 

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Meet the Jones family! Aren't these kiddos adorable! This little family participated in this years Santa Mini Sessions. They showed up ready to see the big guy in person! Dressed to the nines in adorable Christmas pajamas with matching reindeer slippers. They each took a turn telling him what they wanted for Christmas under the tree and just how good they had been this year. Then we did some group shots, got candy cane treats from Santa and then we did Christmas tree images while Santa took a checking his list break. 

 

This brother and sister were just to cute! They loved each other so and would snuggle up and hold each other without any prompting. Just look at the smiles and the way they look at each other. Christmas sibling love going on strong here! 

 

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the next years Santa Sessions make sure you connect with me on social media so you will see when I post availability for booking those sessions. I am your Spanish Fork, Utah county, pain free, all things Family Photographer and I look forward to working with you and yours on your next photography project! 
 

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Looking Deeper/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/12/looking-deeper/-spanish-fork/utahcountyfamilyphotographer/jwilsonpix

How often do you stop and evaluate if your living the life others think you should or the life you love/want? It's so easy to get caught up in the rat race.

Be who others think you should be.

Look how others think you should look.

Share how others think you should share.

Live and think how others think you should live and think. 

 

Once caught up in the rat race it can sometimes be hard to get off the wheel. Its sometimes hard to stop and realize it is happening! It is so important to regularly stop, breathe, and re-align with your own hearts desire for your own life. There is only one "correct" way to live... and that is in your own way.

Really think about that, really hold yourself accountable. There are so many self help books and resources online to help you figure it all out, or at least get you started on the right path. With the New Year around the corner, it's the perfect time to take some "me" time and work on yourself and figure this all out.

So I double dog dare you today... to refocus and start living the life you love!πŸ’• #jwilsonpix #2018 #happyquotes #livelife #lovelife #innerpeace #haveityourway

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Killer Selfie Tips/ Spanish Fork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotographer/JWilsonPix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/12/killer-selfie-tips Tips for Taking a Killer Selfie

Here are some simple tips that anyone can apply.

Selfies are so much fun and you probably have several stored on your smartphone. How many times have you had to take a dozen different shots just to get one that you’re happy with? Below are some easy tips that you can try the next time a selfie moment strikes.

  1. Double check how you look. Before shooting your next selfie, give yourself a quick once over to check your makeup or for any bits of hair that might be sticking up.
  2. Check your lighting. Any good photo needs great lighting so pose in a place that is well lit or has lots of natural light.
  3. What’s in the background? We have all seen selfies where the background was filled with dirty laundry or had another person in it. Make sure that your background is flattering.
  4. Play with angles. Not everyone looks the same at different angles. Play around with what works best for you and use that going forward. Try taking photos from a left or right angle and from above. Some say that holding the camera just above your eye line is the perfect angle. You can also try angling your shoulders differently for a more flattering effect.  
  5. Use your neck. To avoid any double chins, extend your neck and chin forward slightly to accentuate your neck and jawline.
  6. It’s ok to edit. Once you’re happy with the shot it’s ok to crop it slightly or even add a filter or effect for a more unique selfie. If the background is too distracting, you can even crop it out completely.
  7. Have fun with it. While there is a place for your more posed selfies, don’t be afraid to get a little silly, laugh and have fun. If you happen to be doing something interesting such as trying a new smoothie or putting on your snorkeling gear, take a quick shot.

 

Janette W.Janette W.

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