Memories made in the mountains stay in our hearts forever – Unknown

This heartwarming story of friendship and family photography in the mountains will stay in this family’s heart forever and we hope it will warm yours too.

What We Love:

Allison: This particular family is very near and dear to my heart. We have spent every Fourth of July together for the past seven years. We have celebrated in Michigan, Washington DC, Ohio, and most recently, Salt Lake. It has become one of our most treasured, yearly vacations and we hope to continue being together for this holiday for many years to come!

The mother pictured in this shoot (Amanda) has walked with me through college, marriage, motherhood, moving (four times), and starting a business. She is also a photographer, which made this session a lot of fun and allowed for more creativity, and less posing.

Nailing down a shoot time with little ones is always a challenge. When I pick my locations, I always make sure I’ve got adequate shade; even when the shoot is scheduled for the perfect hour. With kids, I try to pick someplace they can safely run while I’m taking a select amount of intimate shots of mom and dad. This also allows for me to grab some candid images of the kiddos after mom and dad are through. I would have to say that in regards to shooting families, besides giving people treasured images, my goal is for kids to not hate having pictures taken by the time they leave :).

Capturing families has become one of my favorite things. I’m continuously drawing inspiration and ideas from fellow photographers, friends, and life as it comes.

Lisa and Rachel:  We love photographers working with photographers and the support of a photography community, which is why we started Life + Lens Blog to begin with!  So we LOVED hearing the story of Allison and Amanda.  Also how could you not love this picturesque backdrop in Salt Lake City?!  These shots are beautifully composed and a perfect combination of posed and candid.  We are always suckers for a flower crown, learn how to make your own here with My Little Posy.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT.
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 24-70 zoom

Where to Find AB Photography:

Instagram: @abphotographyllc

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We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

Looking for more family photography inspiration?  Check out this family session from Reflecting Grace Photography.

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Lisa + Rachel

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