smith family session- orchard / baseball field / camping - utah family photographer

we really did do it all with this family session. abby thought the orchard would be a fun place for the picnic & camping 'scenes' but she wanted to make sure we hit up the baseball field for her little guy, Boston. mamas really do know best...... Boston LOVED playing ball and this was by far his favorite part of the session. we had lots of fun & I honestly could have shot these guys all night--- they were so dang cute together! we started off with a little picnic, followed by reading books, roasting s'mores, & star gazing by the camp fire, and ended the night off with a little batting practice at the ball field. thanks for being so fun, smith family!


abby & fam in the orchard- sneak peek - utah family photographer

Remember Abby?? She was the winner of the mother's day contest--- well we had a blast hanging out in the orchard---picnicking, camping, oh- and even hanging out at the ballpark. yes- we did it all! here is just a sneak peek of the fun we had.


Ma'ilei Wedding - utah wedding photographer

I don't think I've been around a group of people that were as happy & excited for the married couple as this one. This cute couple has so many loved ones rooting for them... it was so fun to be a part of their big day. They even had family fly in from AUSTRALIA to celebrate with them. Now that's some serious L.O.V.E. I thought for sure my 3 hours worth of parking meter quarters I brought would be plenty... but after it took foreverrrrr to get all the family and group shots {I'll show you the group shot for proof someday}, I had to have my cute sister find some more quarters from the bride & groom's family & friends before I got a ticket! Thanks again for those quarters:) I had a blast sharing in your special day! Congrats to the newest addition to the Mailei family. May this be the beginning of a wonderfully long & happy life together!


And the winner is........


You go girl for getting so many dang likes on your cute photo!! I can't believe what a tight race it was..... a serious nail biter for a photo contest. I want to THANK EVERYONE for participating--- both the contest mamas AND the voters:) Make sure you all take advantage of the discounts if you want to book a session according to your photo likes. ***To get the discount... you need to book your session by Wednesday, MAY 18th***. I need time to get the sessions set up since I will only be shooting a few days. May 21st & June 11th then a couple days in July---but those are undecided as of now. So email me at micahandjd@hotmail.com to book your session before the spots fill up! I have recorded everyone's likes so I'll know what your discount will be. THANKS AGAIN FOR PLAYING! 


a little some'in some'in for EVERYONE

Holy SMOKES! There is a serious competition going on in this Mother's Day contest and I am LOVING IT! It doesn't take much for us mamas to get our competitive juices flowing! I have had so much fun seeing how many people are getting involved with this.... so I wanna give a little some'in some'in to EVERYONE! So while the one winner mama will get the free session, here is something that everyone can play for!

All mamas who entered the contest---If your photo received:
 *10-19 likes: Take 10% off your session fee PLUS get a FREE hi-res CD of 20-25 pics {reg. $200}
*20-39 likes: Take 20% off your session fee PLUS get a FREE hi-res CD of 20-25 pics {reg. $200}
*40-59 likes: Take 40% off your session fee PLUS get a FREE hi-res CD of 20-25 pics {reg. $200}
*60+ likes: Take 50% off your session fee PLUS get a FREE hi-res CD of 20-25 pics {reg. $200}
{the $50 print credit won't apply to these specials}
{these discounts are off FULL sessions-not mini}

*MINI-SESSIONS: Everyone can take 10% off if you want to go that route

Everyone that VOTED for your favorite pictures but was not entered into the contest:
*Take 5% off your session fee PLUS get a FREE hi-res CD of 20-25 pics {reg. $200}

I will only be available in UT on May 21st, June 11th. And some time in July for a couple days. So just keep that in mind when looking at your schedules to book:) I can only do 1 full session and 3-4 minis on each of those days. 

And just for fun, here is my little sweet thang out playing today. JD and his dad were loading a colt into the trailer so Jonnie went into the dogs' cage so the ''horsey wouldn't get me''! She's a riot. 
And if you came to hang out with me in Montana... this is what you would see out my back window:)



mother's day CONTEST

alright--- i've been wanting to do a fun contest to spice things up a bit... since mother's day is this weekend, i figured... what the heck?! we might as well celebrate it! moms are some of the most important people in our lives... so in honor of your moms AND being wonderful moms... the lucky winner of this contest will win a free session with me! 

What exactly is up for grabs??

-{Any type} hour long session {UT}****{see below if you don't live in UT}
-20 hi-res pictures on cd w/ copyright release
-and to celebrate moms: a free 8x10 OR 11x14 of your favorite shot

Who can enter the contest?

-Anyone who has a mom:)
-Any MOM 
{Session will take place in UT in June or July}
{in Oklahoma once we move in August}
{in AZ the next time we come visit}

How to enter:
-email me the ONE picture you want to enter into the contest {either of you & your mom OR you & your kids--- for you ladies of course} 
send to: micahandjd@hotmail.com
-i will post all of the pictures into my 'mother's day contest' album on my photography facebook page on Friday, May 6th {or whenever you send them to me.. .but the longer your picture is in the album, the longer it has to be 'LIKED'}.
-the picture with the most 'LIKES' at the end of the contest will win the free session of your choice!
****-if you don't live in the Utah area... you can STILL enter and GIFT the session to a friend/family that does if you are the lucky winner. SO STILL ENTER!
-In order to get people to 'LIKE' your photo... you must have people first 'LIKE' my photography page... and then also 'LIKE' your photo. 
{-best way to do this is to click 'suggest this' under my photog profile pic.}
-comments are always nice and sweet... but only the likes will count towards the winning photo. 

Contest will officially start FRIDAY, MAY 6th {as long as I have enough people entered... so tell all your friends!}
Contest will END on SATURDAY, MAY 14th at 8:59pm.

So email me your picture ASAP! micahandjd@hotmail.com

Ready, set, GO! 

just for an idea... here is me w/ my baby girl jonnie belle--- if i wasn't running the contest, i would probably enter this one:) {i don't have one of my cute mom & me on this computer or i would do one of those too}
or maybe this one:
or this:
 or even this: 
see: the possibilities are ENDLESS! have fun with it! 

*leave a comment on here telling me you emailed me the picture just in case it gets sent to my junk for some reason... i don't want you to miss out!