Out with the old, in with the new.
My former moniker, “Bright Eyed Way Photography” was chosen at a time when things were changing and I was looking at my photography hobby with a new perspective, so that is what it described.
I have since discovered and defined my style, and have picked a new name to reflect that.
I appreciate your continued support, and I look forward to continuing to share my work with you all.
Happy New Year.
Yesterday I shot my kid brother’s senior photos. These are waaaaay overdue – he’s actually already graduated (as of this past summer) but it just took a while for us to find the time to get together.
But we finally did. The clouds were fantastic yesterday evening.
He’s very natural in front of the camera.
He was definitely channeling his inner James Dean.
We had a good time and it was so nice to photograph someone who’s got such a natural feel for posing! Thanks, Preston. Let’s shoot again soon 🙂
More images from his session can be seen here.
It’s been a while, I know. I have had this bad habit lately of letting life get in the way of my photographic plans and efforts. It’s a habit I need to break.
My sister is a die-hard Supernatural fan.
(Let’s be honest – I like the show quite a bit, too.)
Recently she informed me that she finally had all of the pieces assembled for her cosplay – Dean Winchester’s 1967 Chevrolet Impala.
So of course we photographed it.
Really, the way she put the outfit together was quite brilliant.
This shot (below) is probably my favorite from our session.
She looks like such a badass!
For me, good cosplay is really all in the details.
As far as I’m concerned, this one is spot on.
And I had an awesome time photographing it.
From another Potato Patch Shootout, back in November. The theme was, as the title references, “The Puppet Master”. I think there were 15 or so photographers? We split into smaller groups of 3, and took turns shooting each different scene.
We shot in this gorgeous old theater in downtown Idaho Falls. Our models were amazing – tireless, upbeat, willing to go that extra mile for us to get the shots we were seeing in our minds’ eyes.
It was quite a lot of fun.
As shoots have a tendency to do, it evolved a bit as we kept finding different stories to tell.
The makeup and costumes were pretty phenomenal, as well.
A few more can be seen here.
So, about a year ago, I photographed the Vest’s civil ceremony. That was the beginning of what has become a good friendship – I love spending time with these two!
So on Saturday, October 12th, I had the pleasure of photographing them again, this time after they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity.
Such a joy, seeing the love these two have for each other.
Lovely details. The bride’s dress was hand sewn (and gorgeous!)
Congratulations, you two. Thank you for the privilege of photographing your second special day 🙂
(more photos can be found here)
My first wedding of the summer!
The gorgeous bride.
Seriously, I don’t think it’s possible for her to take a bad picture!
Their joy and happiness was infectious.
They’ll kiss with everybody looking on…they don’t care!
But don’t worry, their families let them have their privacy, too 😉
The reception was lovely, too.
Harwoods, it was a lovely experience photographing your wedding. Congratulations!
More pictures can be seen here.
It was a windy, rainy day.
But their hearts, and the hearts of their families, were filled with sunshine.
(The bride designed her dress. It was gorgeous!)
The bride is part Polynesian, so they were greeted with leis as they came out of the temple after their sealing.
A closeup of her gorgeous flowers…
Such troopers to tromp around in the rain with me so I could get their shots.
The reception was lovely, too. There were loads of these beautiful paper flowers everywhere, which had been handmade by members of the bride’s family.
These kinds of shots are probably so outdated hardly anyone does it anymore, but I love doing them.
This is a favorite of mine from the whole day.
Congratulations, Dougals! It was truly a pleasure to photograph your day.
More can be seen here.
A tiny purple carnation bloom from a mini carnation plant my mother has.
My daughter is almost 2 1/2 years old. She loves to grab any kind of book she can get her little hands on and “read”. I was actually shooting for a school assignment, but I loved this one too much to not share.