Last week I had a great opportunity to take my cousin’s Senior photos. I was just tickled pink that my aunt would trust me to take photos of such a memorable time in my cousin’s life!
It’s been a while since I’ve roamed around the Salt Lake valley in search for Photo-op backdrops, so the first and really only place that came to mind was Gardner Village. If you live in Utah, and you don’t know what Gardner Village is, you’ve got to click on the link and GO! It’s a walking, outdoor “mall” of sorts. There are quilt shops, antique shops, bakeries, candy shops(the best fudge you’ll ever find). Best of all, it’s beautifully manicured with a creek, gorgeous flower beds, antique buildings and wood structures; all perfect for taking just the right photo. On another note, there are carnivals and events there for Halloween, Christmas and at pretty much every major holiday and it’s a very family-friendly environment.
I don’t think it would matter where we took the pictures, though. Whitney is just beautiful and knows just what to do in front of the camera (she thought she wasn’t photogenic–FALSE!). Did I mention that Gardner Village isn’t open until 10am? We had the place all to ourselves at 8am; no random folks getting in the way of our photo shoot!
I love the fashion photography where the models are jumping up and down. Can you tell?
We had a lot of fun talking about boys.
Here’s Whitney in her Supermodel pose.
I just love how it all turned out!
I want to get more photography under my belt and I would love to take pictures of someone riding my bike (an old schwinn from the ’60s). Anyone in the Salt Lake area willing to pose for me? Please leave a comment!