Fall family pictures may be in full swing, but I’m still dreaming about all of the gorgeous Summer family pictures I took. Like, are we kidding?! These pictures from Big Springs are serious family picture goals.
Working with this family was such a dream (maybe one of my favorite shoots to date?). The way they interacted with each other was just so fun! I mean, just LOOK at these cute sibling shots. Oh, and the shots of mom + dad. Gah, they’re all so good, right?!?!
And on top of that, I love what they wore. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to wear for your Summer family pictures in Utah, take another look at their choices! I love that they stuck with muted colors that worked with their green background, rather than clashing or blending into it! When choosing your summer family picture outfits, choose something that will stand out from your location but won’t look out of place. I recommend blues, pinks, whites, and light oranges for a pretty green background like this!
More Family Pictures to Gush Over
Even though Summer is almost over (hi, fall, can’t wait!) I just HAD to show you this *stunning* American Fork family pictures from a couple of weeks ago.
First, I just die over how cute this family is. As a Utah family photographer, the thing I love the very most about my job is meeting your family and getting to spend time capturing your unique love and relationships!
The thing I love the second most is squeezing smiles out of your littles. Are we kidding with that grin and baby’s big beautiful brown eyes?! Being a family photographer is seriously the best gig out there.
Next, let’s talk this gorgeous location – it’s the best place for American Fork family pictures! This spot is gorgeous year-round and one of my go-to spots. I especially love this little grove in the Summer because the greens and tans are just unbeatable.
Guys, I could not let summer come to an end without sharing these gorgeous lavender field family pictures. Warning: you’ll swoon.
Every year I try to convince myself that I don’t need to do sessions at the Mona lavender fields because it’s kind of a drive for me. But who am I kidding?! I will never be able to say no to this stunning scenery. The mountains + lavender + soft summer night light? It is the dreamiest combo.
Then, add in my beautiful clients and I’m swooning every time I sit down to edit. Gosh, I can’t ever quit it. I’ll be shooting lavender field family pictures until I die, I swear.
Even though it is still 100 degrees outside (literally) it is already time to start thinking of your fall family pictures! Utah colors will be popping soon so if you’re looking to fill your walls with some new portraits of your favorite people, now is the time to schedule. If you’re on the fence, here are four reasons to take family pictures this fall.
Utah’s scenery during the Fall is unreal. No matter what you decide to wear, Fall shows up as the perfect backdrop to capture your family. And trust me, you are not going to regret seeing nature’s vibrant, natural colors framed on your wall for years to come.
The changing leaves in Fall remind us that life is always moving forward and change is imminent! Kids grow incredibly fast and every year brings new milestones. A family photo session is the perfect way to mark time and freeze your perfect family as they are right. now. Gap tooth smile, just learning to walk, and recently cut-her-own-bangs and all.
Okay, I know it sounds stupid, but fall fashion is so. fun! Whether you’re going for clean & neutral, moody & earth-toned, or anything in-between, you cannot go wrong when choosing outfits for fall family pictures. And let’s be honest, who does not absolutely die at the sight of your toddler in a tiny sweater?? Or your daughter in a pinafore dress with tights? Gah, it’s so so good.
There is nothing worse than flipping the calendar to December and realizing you don’t have family pictures for your annual christmas card. Let fall family pictures check this one off of your list. Your future self is going to thank you!
So as you get ready for fall and all of its fun family traditions, take a pause. Consider capturing the beauty, the chaos, the love, and the uniqueness of your family right now. It’s a gift your future self, and generations to come, will surely treasure.
I am now booking Mini Fall Family Photo Sessions and I’d love to capture your family in this season of life!
In-Home Session | Utah Family Photographer
As a Utah family photographer, I get to take pictures in some truly stunning places. From green mountains, to dreamy lavender fields, to neutral salt flats, to colorful leaf-strewn walkways and beyond, I am in awe of the beauty I get to see through my lens. But even with all of that, one of my very favorite places to shoot a session is in the homes of my clients.
I am always honored when you invite me into your space to capture your family. While portraits in a studio or outdoors can be stunning, nothing can quite match how special pictures in your own home can be. I love in-home sessions because they seem to capture the magic of your ordinary days. They are comfortable, silly, and crazy. Yes, they may involve shoving a toy or two out of the way, but at the end of the day they are so full of love too.
Okay, yes. I hear how mushy that sounds. But even more than the emotional aspect, there are so many perks to an in-home photography session. This is especially true if you have kids! During in-home sessions, I’ve noticed that kiddos are more willing to cooperate because they are in a familiar environment. They don’t have to deal with extreme temperatures, bugs or outdoor distractions (and mom doesn’t have to either)! When taking pictures from home, you don’t have to worry about forgetting your son’s nice shirt or your daughter messing up her hair in the car. You don’t have to herd everyone out the door and fight traffic because I come to you. Really, there are very few reasons to NOT love in-home sessions.
Why Choose an In-Home Newborn Session | Best Utah Newborn Photographer. This beautiful Bluffdale Newborn Session in the Taulbee home, was the sweetest. Sweet Baby J was welcomed into a beautiful home with the most loving family! There was a beautiful JOY that could be felt from the moment I entered into their home. One thing you will notice about these images is how “at-home” this family feels. Here are a few reasons why.
I have done countless newborn sessions in-home, and in natural light studios. Both kinds of sessions have awesome benefits, and some small flaws. I think it’s helpful for families to be educated on both options.
Many families will choose an in-home newborn session because they feel more comfortable in their own home. Older children can especially benefit from experiencing this kind of session in their home. Feeling more at home allows children to open up, be themselves and most of all – feel safe. A new siblings arrival can be stressful, so an environment conducive to comfort is so helpful. You’ll notice in a few photos that big brother is playing dinosaurs with the Baby J. Because we were in his home with his own toys, he was able to “play” with his new baby brother in a natural way.
In-home sessions can be more personal. There is something so special about bringing a brand new baby home, to their first home. Laying your baby in their own crib, on your own bed or rocked in the rocking chair you have rocked all your children. Your home evokes a kind of emotion that you may not get in a studio. Your families personality may shine through in these images better, because your home is styled to your liking.
The ease of being able to “show-up” to your newborn session in your own home can be a huge perk to some! You do not have to load children into the car, or stress about traffic. To others this may actually be more stressful!
Spring Family Photos | Salt Lake Photographer. When it comes to Spring Family Photos, there are many lovely location options. Most people will immediately thing about going to a beautiful Orchard with beautiful blossoms. However, if you have lived in Salt Lake City, Utah for a long time, you may want something different! This beautiful spot is filled with the most gorgeous Olive trees. Not only is it stunning, but this location is easy to get to!
These Olive trees are the first thing that I love about this location. Having these Olive trees actually allows us to begin your session at an earlier time. The beautiful warm light that comes through the leaves gives a late spring/ early summer feel. After daylight savings, sunset is much later and this often conflicts with children’s bedtimes. I am always happy to have a location up my sleeves where we can begin a session a couple of hours before golden hour!
As a Riverton Newborn Photographer, I am able to serve many families on the west side of the valley. In-Home Lifestyle Newborn sessions are incredibly special. Being in your own home allows you to show your families personality in a way that is so unique.
As a Newborn Photographer serving the Riverton area, I have learned a few tips that really enhance the sessions experience.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, this was so special to shoot. Something about adding your very first newborn to your family is incredibly tender. As a lifestyle newborn photographer, I absolutely love light. When planning your lifestyle newborn session, you want to be mindful of when the light is the softest and dreamiest in your home. We want a soft glow, rather than sharp light lines across walls and carpeting.
As I mentioned, lighting for your sessions is key! We become so focused on styling of our home, furniture and more – but the most important part of your session is LIGHT. With light I can capture the most beautiful and dreamy moments. Are you drawn to my lifestyle newborn sessions because of the outfits and homes? You may think so, but really what makes each image beautiful is the use of light.
BIG NEWS! Chelsea Frandsen Photography has relocated back to Utah! We have been away in Southern California for my husbands optometry schooling for the last 3.5 years. We have missed Utah dearly, and are excited that Bryan will be working in U
tah. Because of this, I am happy to say that Chelsea Frandsen Photography is now Salt Lake & Utah County based business again.
To fill you in, this last year our family has grown. We had a baby girl, Eleanor Elaine Frandsen in March of 2020. She has been such a beautiful light in our little family. She greets us all with the biggest smiles you can imagine and has the sweetest spirit.
Greyson is 3 years old and the biggest, best brother ever. This year was a challenging one to say the least, and she has handled it all so well. We had a routine of different activities including twice weekly Disneyland Trips that all up ended in March, not just because we welcome Eleanor, but because of the pandemic. We needed to find new routines, and new activities to fill out time. We found the beaches to be the best place to brighten our days and fill our time with fun, sun and each other.
We have had a couple of sessions done at the beach while living away from Utah, but we decided that one last session to capture how much we had grown to love the beaches was just what we needed. I am so glad we have these special memories.
We are excited to be back with old friends, family and to make new friends and connections. Chelsea Frandsen Photography is really excited to be serving the Salt Lake & Utah County for their Lifestyle Family, Newborn and Maternity needs. I am so ready to enjoy four beautiful seasons this year. What I am most looking forward to is capturing your families special moments. We will be calling The Salt Lake and Utah County home, and we are so grateful!
Let’s get you setup for a beautiful session capturing your family this year!