Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kylee and Sam

I recently had the privilege of photographing my friend and wonderful hairstylist, Kylee and her adorable fiance' Sam. They are both so fun to work with and complete naturals in front of the camera. There is so much chemistry between them that I hardly had to give them any direction.

I shot their engagements on main street and at an old museum in Bountiful.

We then chose Emigration Canyon and the Great Salt Lake as our backdrop for their bridal session. She decided to go with a joint bridal session and have Sam in the photos with her.

Here are some of my favs from the shoot.

Kylee and Sam will tie the knot on July 1, 2009. Photos from their wedding will be posted aproximately 3 weeks after their wedding date.

Keep checking back for more updates and if you're getting married, check out my website StacyMariePhotography.com or come see me at the La Caille Bridal Show on July 11th!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


A few updates on what I've been doing lately...

I have teamed up with KOSY 106.5 for their annual American Baby Idol contest. Listeners can post photos of their baby idol and have the public vote for their favorite. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to see the American Idols Live! Tour 2009 on July 14th at the E Center, a three-night stay at the beachfront La Jolla Shores Hotel, in La Jolla, CA, four tickets to LEGOLAND California Resort, four tickets to The San Diego Zoo, four tickets to SeaWorld San Diego, and of course, a professional child portrait session including a high resolution CD of all images from me, Stacy Marie Photography!

If you are interested in participating, or want more informaiton, go to KOSY.com and click on the American Baby Idol contest.

I have also just signed on to be a part of the La Caille Bridal Show on July 11th. I will have a booth on the top patio so everyone come out and see me! I will be giving away a free bridal session at my booth as well as offering show discounts and exclusive show pricing! So if you or someone you know is getting married, this is a great opportunity to get wedding ideas and book me at a great price!

For more information on the La Caille Bridal Show, visit www.thebrideandgroom.com/lacaille.

Despite the ongoing battle between sun and rain lately, work has been busy and keeps getting busier. But hopefully Mother Nature can get back on schedule soon so I don't have to keep rescheduling shoots.

Here are some of my favorite shots from a few of my recent photo shoots...

If you need photos for an upcoming event, family reunion, a new baby, wedding or want updated portraits, contact me at Stacy@stacyMariePhotography.com for rates and to schedule a shoot.

Monday, June 1, 2009

One of those days...

Saturday morning I photographed a wedding at Log Haven up Millcreek canyon. The weather was perfect, the setting was beautiful and the event even started on time, it was what seemed to be the start of a perfect day.

But, let's not speak too soon...shooting outside up the canyon has it's consequences. About half way through the shoot I was wandering around outside, snapping candids when suddenly I got a very sharp pain in my neck and I realized I had just got stung by a bee on the job. I'm not terribly allergic but I do swell like you wouldn't believe. I got stung in elementary school by stepping on a bee and my toe swelled up so bad I couldn't wear shoes. Sure enough, a few short moments later the spot on my neck swelled up so bad that you'd think I got hit by a softball or something and had a giant welt. So I asked the manager on duty if they had some ice and Benadryl to help with the swelling. After rumaging around for a bit she was able to find some form of Benadryl like medicine. So I took that and kept on working. It worked like a charm as only a few minutes later the swelling decreased dramatically and it no longer bothered me. However, it did have it's side affects. Just about as quickly as the swelling stopped, the drowsiness kicked in. Fortunately I only had about an hour left til I was done, unfortunately I had another shoot to get to.

My second shoot wasn't for another hour or so, so after the wedding I went home and was able to get in a quick nap before I had to head out to my second shoot, which was a portrait session at Murray Park. I mentioned that the weather that morning had been perfect, however as the day went on, dark clouds started rolling in and the wind picked up substantially. When it was time to get up and go to my shoot, I was so tired from the allergy medicine that it was all I could do to get myself out of bed. As luck would have it, as soon as I arrived at Murray Park it started to rain, if it had started an hour earlier, I could've saved us all some time, rescheduled the shoot, and caught a few more z's. But, since we were down there, I thought we'd try and wait it out, but there wasn't a patch of blue sky to be seen and the longer we waited, the harder it rained. Needless to say, we decided to reschedule the shoot for the next day, in hopes that the weather would be better. I rarely shoot on Sundays but it was an extended family portrait session and everyone but one lived out of State and was leaving the next day. So we crossed our fingers, rescheduled for Sunday morning and hoped for the best.

Fortunately Sunday brought me better luck as the weather was perfect and we were able to get in plenty of photos before they had to take off on their long drive home. You can't always win and with this job you have to be prepared because sometimes you just never know what's going to happen. I guess Saturday was just one of those days.