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the Bailey Family | Family Session | Layton, UT

I love nothing more than when my clients become friends & when my friends become clients.  But when I’m shooting a friend for the first time, there’s almost always that brief moment of uncertainty from them about whether or not I actually know what I’m doing… and when it’s your family?  It’s even more interesting, haha!  Meet my sister Shelley & her gorgeous family.  They wanted the “real” client experience but I wasn’t sure if that necessarily meant I would get taken seriously.  Especially by my teenage nieces & nephews!  But as soon as we got to our location & my camera came out, I went from sister/aunt to photographer/director.  It’s just what happens.  And these guys were great.  By the end, my nephew Ben may or may not have even said he wished we had time for more!  I know, it’s crazy.  We literally shot until the sun went down & it was a blast.  It was so fun to work in a session with them while I was in town to shoot a wedding & I’m happy to be their Layton Utah family photographer for life!

And actually, I’m always happy to travel anywhere for any session… traveling is definitely one of my favorite things.  I offer incentives for destination weddings & if you’re interested in a family session but don’t live in the Northwest, get a couple friends who need photos as well & I will offer a group deal!  I’m always looking to explore new places.

Shelley had a couple great locations in mind for their session & I love how it all turned out.  They are one of the coolest families I know & it was so cool to get to document this time in their lives.  Alex, their oldest, graduated high school last week & will be headed off to college in the Fall.  I can’t believe how fast that happened!  I remember when he was the same age as my oldest… pretty sure it was yesterday.  So that’s impossible.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.  Enjoy!


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Shelley Christensen Bailey -

These turned out amazing! Thanks so much for squeezing us in. It was such a fun weekend, love you!!

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