JWilsonPix: Blog https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog en-us (C)JWilsonPix jwilsonpix@hotmail.com (JWilsonPix) Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:19:00 GMT Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:19:00 GMT https://www.jwilsonpix.com/img/s/v-5/u646611882-o58322577-50.jpg JWilsonPix: Blog https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog 120 80 About My Gear/ Spanish Fork/Utah County Family Photographer https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/8/whats-in-my-bag/spanish-fork/2016 For 20178I will be doing some personal projects in the way of having themes. Sometimes they will be per week, and sometimes they will be per month. Just depends on what it is and how I am feeling about it. lol. 

Here is a sneak peek into what is all actually IN my bag.

I always have extra batteries, chargers, and sd cards. I also make sure to have extra business cards, camera cleaning equipment/supplies,external flash, batteries for the flash, my little continuous light flash, and of course last but not least my cameras owners manual.

I know my camera inside and out but let's face it. Sometimes mom brain will kick in at the worst time and it never hurts to have the manual handy just in case. In the side pockets before heading out to a session I will put in a water bottle and a granola bar or small snack for myself.

It's always good to be prepared for whatever situation may come up!! 

 

xoxo 

Jess 

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Hey all!! Meet the Smith Family.

They were so excited to do this session as it had been awhile

since they last did family pictures. Can you relate?

 

Here's mom and dad.... just being themselves. 

It important to not lose sight of each other as a couple

just because your family grows. I always love it when I get to capture the "sneaky"  moments between mom and dad. Especially when they are acting all shy and awkward and are making each other giggle and

laugh to distract each other. 

What is it about boys getting to a certain age and then getting to be so

rough and tumble? Here I asked this cutie patootie to put his arms around dad and hug him, instead he pretended to be iron man and tried to choke him out LOL!!

Boys and bugs.... They are precious to us anyways. Here we were working on a dare to see if he could do a walrus impression with TWO pieces of grass in his nose instead of just one. :) 

 

Awwwww..... Im sure big sisters are just as tortureous as big brothers can be... but for those moments when they all get along and show the love... #priceless!! <3

 

And for the final image of this post.... little mr Iron man showing his big guns... don't mind the rest of the gang in the back, we were discussing cheers and such! 

 

I had such a good time working with the Smith Family. 

They all had a great sense of humor and it was so much fun

getting to chat and work with them for this session.

Feel free to show them so love and leave a comment below! 

 

xoxo

Jess

 

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FAQ-Family Sessions/Spanish Fork/ Utah County Senior and Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/6/faq-family-sessions/spanish-fork/-utah-county-senior-and-family-photography

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. May we bring props to our session?

Props can add interest and personality to your photos. If props is something you are interested in incorporating, I suggest you bring whatever you think you might want to use. Before we start the session, we will go over what all you have brought and decide then what will and will not work. If you plan to include props, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly.

 

  1. How long do sessions last?

Session time varies depending on the package you select. My package options are 30 min or 60 min unless we have set up a custom session package. 

 

  1. Will you suggest a location for the session?

I’d loved to share some of my favorite places! Don’t feel like you are limited to my suggestions. If there is somewhere you have in mind, by all means, let me know! Also, please keep in mind that when kids are involved, it’s best to stick to one setting, such as a park or playground. Pick a place where they are comfortable being themselves. The locations I have on my list are all outside, easy access locations. I know how these locations shoot, when the best time of day for each spot is, and how amazing they look in the images. So if your not particular about a set location, we will chat about what your wanting to do and I can pick the location that will best fit what your wanting to do off this list I have. 

 

  1. How can we best prepare for the session?

Get yourself and your family excited about the session. Start talking it up a few days before hand. For those family members who are really reluctant, bring the family history aspect into it, and let them know how happy you are of their willingness to document your family in this moment in time. If you plan to go all out on a styled shoot and need to purchase new outfits for everyone, turn it into a family day. Get lunch, do your shopping, make some memories! It’s a good thing anytime you can involve the entire family in session prepping. 

 

  1. When is payment due?

There is a $100 non refundable fee due at time of booking. This fee is paid via online invoice and is what blocks your day and time slot off on my calendar. The balance is paid via online invoice and is due within 48 hours of the day of the photography session.

 

  1. I see a lot of ideas on Pinterest, can we suggest ideas for photos?

 During the pre-consultation we will discuss your vision for your session and my experience. If there is an image from Pinterest that you absolutely adore, you can send me the link and we will take a loot at it. I am always open to suggestions during sessions. If you want to try something, you want to do something specific... we will do it. My rule of thumb is we can try anything... and if it doesn't work it doesn't work, but at least we tried it! 

     

  1. Is there a time that is better than others for outdoor photo sessions? 

Please know that I am a professional with over 20 years exp under my belt and have mastered how to use any light to get what I want from my images. There is no better time than others if your not concerned about the "Golden Hour", which I myself am not. I like you, like to sleep in in the mornings when I can and then spend my dinnertime hours with my family. Regardless of the time of your session, you will want to make sure to factor in extra time just in case you happen to be running late, run into traffic, want to change outfits during the session, etc…

 

  1. What is included in a session?

All sessions include a pre-session consultation where we discuss the details of what you want to do, where and when. Travel to the location within a 30 mile radius of Spanish Fork, Utah. Locations further than that require a small travel fee that will be sent to you with your quote before we book.  My skills and expertise during the shoot, and basic culling and editing of the images. All booked senior sessions receive a complimentary 1 hour family session to use before graduation. Depending on your package choice will decide how many outfit changes and locations you will have available.

After the session, you will be tagged in a few sneak peek images of my choosing on my FB business page. These images will be watermarked and are non printable. The sneak peek images will also be posted on Instagram, and if we are friends there, you will be tagged there too!

Finally, you will receive via email, a private proof/order album of all your images from your session. From this album you can order beautiful wall portraits, canvases, keepsake items, digital files with print release and more! In a separate email you will receive a low resolution, non printable, social media share album of all your images from the session. These images are already formatted for sharing on various social media platforms. Last but not least depending on your package choice (when applicable) you will receive a email with a link to download your high resolution digital images with print release. 

 

  1. What type of payment do you accept? 

I accept paypal and all major credit cards. Cash can be used to pay the balance the day of your session as long as arrangements have been discussed and made beforehand. Receipts will be sent via email for all payments regardless of how they are done.

 

  1. How long after the session until I see my photos? 

Turn around for your session image albums is 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays. I will usually post the few sneak peak images to social media within 12-24 hours of photographing the session, so make sure you are connected!

 

As your photographer, I go out of my way to make sure that your entire photo session with me from start to finish, is one of the most easy going, laid back and fun memory making experiences you could ever have! If you still have questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!  I look forward to working with you and yours!! 

 

xoxo

 

Jess

Senior and Family Photography in Utah County

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Hello friends!  


I have shared this before... and am sharing it again!! It never hurts to be reminded and prepared!! 


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. Moments that will ring true with who and what you and yours are all about. 

The following tips are simply that. Tips to help you be prepared and less stressed, and to have an idea of where and how to start when looking for a photographer. Whether your next session is with me or someone else, these tips will hopefully help you be sufficiently prepared to have a wonderful photographic experience.

 

1. 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 should NOT be about cost.

YES, 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.

2. 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. 

3. 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 call if you are too far away or too busy to meet in person. 

4. 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 as well as your budget. 

5. 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. 

6. 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. 

7. 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. 

8. THE DAY BEFORE

The day before your session, get your to go bag ready. Make sure to bring water, and snacks for little ones. Hungry tummies make for grumpy littles. Bring a comb or brush for any touch ups. Make sure to have lotion for any dry knees, hands or legs. Bring Chap Stick for dry lips. If you have younger little ones, bring an outfit change for just in case. Arrive in play clothes and change into the photo outfit. 

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. 

Whether your session is on location,or in home, it doesn't matter, all of the above tips can still apply.  I hope you have found some of these tips helpful and if you have tips/ideas of your own I would love to hear them!! 


xoxo

Jess
480-238-9443
www.jwilsonpix.com

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How to be photo ready in an instant/ Spanish Fork/Utah County Senior & Family Photographer https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/6/spanish-fork/-how-to-be-more-photogenic/-jwilsonpix

Here are a few tips for you, so if a camera is pointed your way, anytime, anywhere, you will be picture ready!

These suggestions will be helpful in prepping for a shoot with a professional, taking pictures at a party with your friends and family, and even for taking selfies! First things first. 

Some of the things I suggest here are going to feel silly, but that is ok!! In the long run, you will be glad you tried them vs flying by the seat of your pants and hoping you looked ok! Practice in the mirror so you see how you look doing each suggestion, figure out if you have a "side" you prefer, so you know for sure if it is something that works for you or not and that you pull it off perfectly!

Remember... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!!

In all your imperfect glory. 

We all have been there when a picture is taken and your blinking, or putting food in your mouth, caught off guard and the angle is horrible. Been there done that. Don't be hard on yourself. 

 

1. Hair and Makeup

Find a mirror or reflective surface to use as a mirror. 

  •  Check your teeth
  •  Freshen lipstick or gloss
  •  If you don't have lipstick or gloss, chew gently on your lips a few times to bring the color to them
  •  Scrunch your hair up and give it a volume boost (keep in mind hair looks flatter in photos so you can go bigger than normal on the poof) 
  • Pinch the top of your cheekbones to give yourself a "glow"

 

2.  Find your angle

Have you ever taken a picture, say a selfie, and wondered why your forehead or nose looked huge??  It is all about the angles!

Cameras create distortion, whether they are on your phone or are in your hand or on a tripod.  Objects close to the camera will appear larger and objects farther from the camera will appear smaller. Keeping this in mind, a good rule of thumb, is regardless of sitting or standing, lean forward slightly and at an upward angle if possible... to get the most flattering angle. 

Remember that whatever body part is closest will look the biggest!! 

 

3. Know your light

Light is so very important. It can make you look old and tired, or flawless and young. Which do you prefer?? I know which light I like. :) 

Your going to want to find even lighting. This is not full sun, where everyone is sweaty and squinty. And it is not in the shade with sun splotches all over. Even light is just what it sounds like. EVEN all the way through. 

AN example would be in a room with a large window and lots of natural light. You would want to step a few feet away from the window, but then face it and have the camera between you and the window. 

If outside, find somewhere that is full shade, no sun splotches and again, face out towards the light (away from the shade) with the camera between you and the lighter area.  If you are somewhere that you have no control over the lighting situation, if its inside, point your face towards the brightest light source there is. 

 

4. Strike a pose

My daughter does "her pic pose" every time a camera is pointed at her. She instantly strikes what I call her cheer pose. lol. It looks good and she is comfortable with it, and has it down perfectly.  If you have ever done a session with me, you have heard what I am abut to say before.  And I promise you it works every time!

  • Pick your "best side" then turn that side towards the camera. If you don't have a side then go with what's comfy. 
  • Angle your hips slightly, keeping your shoulders ALMOST squared to the camera.
  • Almost because they aren't full on, and are at a slight angle. 
  • Drop the shoulder closest to the camera down, and push your chest out and up. 
  • I call this the Beyonce Boob Pop.
  • Then you will turn your chin ever so slightly towards that dropped shoulder but looking at the camera. 

 

 

5. About that smile

When you hold your breathe, it makes your face look like your holding in a air bubble and when you fake smile, you look like your in pain instead of having fun. You really can tell when someone is holding their breathe and fake smiling! So don't do it!

If you aren't big on smiling, then do a serious expression, but make it more come hither than mean serious. 

Picture your significant other, or someone beautiful that your crushing on, standing behind the camera in their underwear. If you want a really good laugh caught on camera, picture them twerking in their underwear. 

 

 

SO there you have it.

I hope that you find some of these things fun and useful,

and that the next time you find a camera pointed in your direction, you remember them and are ready to go!! 

 

 

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5 Tips for your memory cards/Spanish Fork/ Utah County Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/6/fivetipsforyourmemorycards 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 card

 

 

 

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

Well 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!!
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How many pictures is to many pictures??/ Spanish Fork/ Utah County Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/6/how-many-pictures-is-to-many-pictures I have three amazing kiddos who I love more than life itself. Every step of the way I have taken so many pictures of them. lol... My oldest, my boy, his baby book is approx. 12 inches thick. Then as I had my girls the baby books got smaller. I still took a ton of pictures of everything I just didnt make as big a book. (THey remind me of this offense every time we pull them out for anything lol)

I did baby books for the first year. Then after the first year everything goes into the family albums. With the first one, I was doing old fashioned scrapbooking, cuttng, and pasting. designing pages. WIth my second kiddo I discovered digital scrapbooking!! Oh what a life saver!!! I could work on pages and stop when I needed to and not have to worry about cleaning up my mess. I simply saved it and came back to it later. This is why the girls baby books are smaller. They have the same amount of pages they just arent as bullky as brothers pages. :) 

We recently watched a documentary on Vivian Maier. If you don't know who she is ... google her. Very interesting lady. At the time of her passing it was discovered that she had literally thousands of undeveloped film stored away!!! Newspapers, prints, and so much more!! In our home we have a family wall. We have pictures from special times, and members in our family that hang there. it is almost so full that it goes from ceiling to floor. I love it!! When I am at my desk working and sit back to take a break I can look over there at that wall and it brings a huge smile to my face.

I see pictures of my Aunt Bunny sitting on her motorcycle. She beat cancer and then got sick a bit after that from some sort of infection and passed. I loved her dearly. That picture captures her personality perfectly. I remember every detail of that day and what we talked about and how it felt to be with her, and how she smiled, and laughed and smelled when she hugged me. 

I see pictures of my Grandmother who passed, and it takes me back to being little and sitting in her living room listening to Elvis, and having her tell stories of her childhood while we made vanilla wafer pudding. There is my Bompa sitting in his chair, and I am instantly back in time, feeling how soft his crew cut was and his smell as he hugged me. How he laughed when I finally had a growth spurt and was taller than him. 

I see pictures of my now 18 yr old, toddling around in his diaper, with fudge pop  smeared around his face. I remember the big grin and how his chubby arms felt as he hugged me and tried to give me messy kisses. There's my girls in so many stages, our parents,our fur babies. There are just so many memories!!! 

For me.. every picture is a moment in time that I can never get back. It will never be repeated. But by having these prints on my wall, to see everyday, they are something physical I can look at and that triggers in my mind the smells, the talks, the details of that particular moment. And it warms my heart like nothing else. It helps me to share stories with my children about loved ones gone. I do not think you can ever have TOO many pictures in your home, its like a personal family legacy for future generations.

 

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This last weekend I got to spend some time with these kiddos. 

Talk about full of energy! I almost couldn't keep up! lol 

Even though one may have said something like "I hate this"... I think I did a pretty good job of catching them in the middle of things that made them happy so you couldn't tell they were hating every minute of it LOL. 

Alll in all, these kiddos were fun to work with, and look at those faces!!!

Nothing but good times!!! 

 

xoxo

Jess

 

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So I was browsing thru fb a few weeks back and came across a post shared of a Dudeoir session by another photographer. I thought the images were awesome and the whole idea just fabulous!!! I shared it to my wall with the comment that I wish there were men in my small town who would do such a thing. 

Enter Mr M.. He responded that this was so up his alley!!! So we discussed details and booked the session!!

 

This husband of 20 years, father, son, brother... what a character!! These images are just a few of the many his wife will be getting as a surprise!! (I'm leaving it to his discretion to post any of the "others" )

He could barely keep a straight face, I told him to picture his wife right behind my shoulder and to look there and give his best come hither look to her. He would be serious for like half a second and then giggle away. I know some of it was nerves but he was so funny.. I bet they have a lot of fun times together... hopefully adding to that list of good times, his reveal of this session to his beloved. 

Men like to feel good to. We woman always say how we want to feel loved, pretty, appreciated.. ect... well so do the guys. They work hard to be good dads, husbands and providers. And they like to hear it, and they like to have a reason to cut up and do something fun and different for their loved ones.  I love that he had the gumption to do such a fun session for his wife. Its not often that the guys are willing to step out of their comfort zone and do something different and awesome for their wives like this. 

Doing a dudeoir session or a boudoir couple session is a good way to cut lose and create something unique and fun for your special someone. Give me a holler and lets get yours booked today!! 

xoxo

Jess

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jwilsonpix@hotmail.com (JWilsonPix) 2016 2018 adventures. updates arizona bodoir dude dudeoir jwilsonpix lifestyle male may model models photography pinetop updates https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/5/big-springs-dudoir Sat, 12 May 2018 06:15:00 GMT
What to wear?/Spanish Fork/ Utah/Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/5/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! :) 

 

(Image shared from Pinterest and not my own click on it to get linked to page)

 

 

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How to extend the life of your memory cards/Spanish Fork/ Utah County Family Photography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/4/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 card

 

 

 

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

Well 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!!
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5 tips for better travel Pix https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/4/5-tips-for-better-travel-pix
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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Hunter&Tiana/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/4/hunter-tiana/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography
 

 

Have you ever been around a couple that are just so perfect together it almost makes you feel ill?? Yea well this cute couple is one of those couples. They are the embodiement of yin/yang. Perfect for each other and absolutely adorable in all ways. Im not just biased here either.... watching them in real life is almost like a lifetime love story (without the drama tho) Anyhow... aren't they just so cute??? 

 

xoxo

Jess

 

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Cody&Emily/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/cody-emily/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography
 

Look at these two cuties from AZ. They have been friends since high school. Now they live together, live a happy life and have all sorts of plans for a wonderful future ahead of them. It was so  much fun to get outside and take some pics with them and show them around Utah a little bit. Could they be any cuter? 

 

xoxo

Jess

 

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jwilsonpix@hotmail.com (JWilsonPix) documentary family photography family photos family pictures kids photos senior photography seniors spanish fork utah utah county https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/cody-emily/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:15:00 GMT
TatTime/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/tattime/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography
 

This was Miss T who could NOT wait until she was old enough to get a tattoo!! SO that's exactly what she did for her birthday! And I got to document it... its a work in progress... so will share another post at some point when it is complete. 

xoxo

Jess

 

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jwilsonpix@hotmail.com (JWilsonPix) documentary family photography family photos family pictures kids photos senior photography seniors spanish fork utah utah county https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/tattime/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:15:00 GMT
RoseFamily/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/rosefamily/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography  
 

For this session I got to spend some time with the Rose family at the Provo Library! What an awesome family! In these images they had the newest member of the family... he was still just a little guy! They are a home school family and do everything together! Including building their house together, like really together and on their own, with their own hands....  which took 10 months to complete! How cool is that and how precious are these images! 

xoxo

Jess

 

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jwilsonpix@hotmail.com (JWilsonPix) documentary family photography family photos family pictures kids photos senior photography seniors spanish fork utah utah county https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/rosefamily/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:15:00 GMT
TheELadies/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/theeladies/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography  
 

This mini day in the life of session was soooo much fun!!! This is Mama C and her little Princess G..... little Miss G is the baby of course and has 3 older brothers who adore her! The entire family loves animals.. they have cats, and rabbits and are someday going to get some ducks too!!! We spent the day at the local Cal Ranch store just checking it out... looking at the baby chicks and duckies and hanging out. It was a fabulous way to spend the afternoon indeed! 

xoxo

Jess

 

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Mommy&Me/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/mommyandme/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography
This is Miss M and her little Misters.... kiddos grow way to fast... before you know it they are driving and headed off to college and such! Treasure every moment NOW because before you know it you will miss those moments.  This session was an in home documentary style session with the theme of family time. There were games played, and books read, and giggles had! 

xoxo

Jess

 

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TheCardenas/SpanishFork/UtahCountyFamilyPhotography https://www.jwilsonpix.com/blog/2018/3/thecardenas/spanishfork/utahcountyfamilyphotography
Meet the Cardenas Family! They love to play games together and spend time together at the park, playing with their puppy, going to the gym, and relaxing and watching tv together. Such a sweet family!  

This was a in home documentary session with the theme of family time. :) 

xoxo

Jess

 

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