I had a really good time doing these pictures for Daniel and Kylee, mostly because Daniel is my brother and I am very excited for him and Kylee. She is wonderful for him and he is very lucky to have found someone so amazing, and perfect for him. They are a great couple, and you can see the fun and love they have in these pictures.

I am excited to do the wedding photos for them in just under a month! Thank you again you two for asking me to do these for you! Enjoy this preview of their Engagement photos:

To see more of my work, visit http://www.ldsphotographer.com or http://www.faceboook.com/pearsonphoto


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So, I actually did this wedding back in July, but I was so busy during that time that I completely neglected updating my blog. I plan on doing a post for all my previous weddings this year, started with this one.

This was the second wedding I have done for the Chrismans! I did Lauren’s wedding back in 2011 and I absolutely loved working with this family, so when Marla, Lauren’s mother, sent me a message asking me if I would want to come down to Albuquerque to do Rebekah’s wedding, I was overjoyed!

Rebakah and Ethan were great to work with! They are both very photogenic and have awesome personalities! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed creating them!

We will start with Bridals, taken the day before the wedding So many good shots of this beautiful bride! Enjoy:

Now formals:

We will start with a couple images of Lauren’s beautiful daughter, Paisley:

Now the couple:

And now the Reception:

Thank you again to the Chrisman’s and Ethan and Rebekah for asking me to do the pictures! You are wonderful clients!


Its been far too long since I have updated my blog and I figured this was a great set of pictures to use for it! I had a wonderful session with this amazing couple up above Sundance in Provo Canyon! These two are very photo-genic and fun to be with! I’m so excited for their wedding day!

This last one was done using a method called the Brenizer method. This is a breif explanation of what that is: “Essentially it is the same concept used by landscape photographers known as panorama stitching except instead of stitching a bunch of horizontal shots together to form a wide image, the images are horizontally and vertically stitched to create a wide and tall image not unlike a square. And because you are stitching together many files, you are creating a very high resolution image that can hold up to very large print sizes without loss in quality. By shooting at a very shallow depth-of-field (DOF) and then stitching the shots together, you’re exaggerating the shallow DOF.” To read more, visit: http://blog.buiphotos.com/2009/07/the-brenizer-method-explained-with-directions/

Thanks again to Brady and Kayleigh for asking me to do the pictures for you! Can’t wait for the formals!

To see more of my work, visit my webstite, http://www.ldsphotographer.com or my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pearsonphoto


Every year I love to enter my work into the local contests here in Utah to see how I do. This year was my first time entering into the Utah County fair. I entered 3 images and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I was able to take the first place position on all 3 images and Also was awarded the “Best Of Show” award, which was a first for me and I was very excited to receive!

The Utah State Fair also returned some success. I was awarded First Place in the Professional Wedding Category for the 2nd year in a row! I was ecstatic about that award! 2 Years in a row! Very happy! Below are the images that I entered and the awards written above:

Utah State fair, 1st Place Professional Wedding Photography:
Utah State Fair - First Place, Professional Wedding Photography

Utah County Fair, First Place Portraits and Best of Show:
Utah County Fair - First Place Portraits and Best Of Show

Utah County Fair, First Place Weddings:
Utah County Fair - First Place Weddings

Utah County Fair, First Place Landscape:

Utah County Fair - First Place, Landscape

I’m excited for 2014 and to see what it brings! Very grateful for my clients and their support! If you would like to see more of my work, please visit . Thank you for visiting http://www.utahweddingphoto.com.


Its been a little while since I have posted anything to my blog. I apologize to those that follow it.🙂 I will add more images from recent shoots within the next week or so. For now, I touhght I would share something a little bit different.

I received an email from a college student asking questions for a report required for his photography class. I thought I would post my response to each question for you all to read. The answers will vary with every photographer.

Here are the questions:
1. How did you become involved with photography?
2. Did you go to school to learn photography?
3. Who would you say have been the major influence on you?
4. Do you have top 3 favorites photographers and who are they and why you liked them?
5. Do you shoot film or digital?
6. Did you become an assistant first before you put up your own studio? How was it like in the first few weeks of operations?
7. Have you made a lot of money from photography?
8. What future projects do you have in mind?
9. Any other interests outside photography?
10. Final words to us who are putting up a photo exhibit in August this year?

Here are my responses:

1. How did you become involved with photography?
– I was serving an LDS Mission, and purchased a nice point and shoot with manual controls. I started by taking photos of flowers and then when I returned home I continued it as a hobby but really didn’t invest much time into it. I later earned my real estate license, and purchased my first DSLR in 2010 to take pictures of the houses I would sell. I was asked to do one wedding, and that led to many more after that and my world into professional photography.

2. Did you go to school to learn photography?
– No, I did not attend a formal school to learn photography. I studied with professionals, as a second shooter and assistant. I also practiced many hours. Photography is an art. It requires natural abilities as well as practicing to achieve greater skill. It is not something that can be learned in a class room. Although you can learn many valuable parts of photography, and study the history and learn about techniques, you must go out and practice, and gain experience to give yourself the eye to see. You must learn light. The word photography means “To paint with Light”. Therefore, a photographer is a painter of light. If you do not understand light, you cannot paint with it, and therefore you cannot be a photographer.

3. Who would you say have been the major influence on you?
– Many people have inspired and enfluenced me. Scott Jarvie, David Terry, Marco Greis, Marvell Smith, Jerry Ghionis, and many others.

4. Do you have top 3 favorites photographers and who are they and why you liked them?
– David Terry’s understanding of light and portrait work is always enjoyable to view. Scott Jarvie’s ability to add an artistic touch to every photograph, and his ability to work and enfluence others. Jerry Ghionis for his understanding of light, and his great eye.

5. Do you shoot film or digital?
– Digital. I do not know a professional photographer that does not shoot digital. Film still has a unique look, and perhaps still captures more detail, especially in the larger formats. However, the ease of use, quicker results and much less cost to use makes digital much more appealing. And the quality is almost a toss up, unless you bring out high ISO performance, which digital performs far great than film. My Canon 5D Mark III shoots up to 25,600 ISO. At about 12,800 ISO, it has similar grain amounts as 800 ISO film, and perhaps even less.

6. Did you become an assistant first before you put up your own studio? How was it like in the first few weeks of operations?
– I am a member of a co-op studio, which means there are several photographers that share in the expenses. I have never owned my own studio, and perhaps never will.

7. Have you made a lot of money from photography?
– Yes, I make enough to support my family of 4. I am not rich, by any means, but I can afford to do what I love, and pay all of my bills.

8. What future projects do you have in mind?
– I am working on getting into sports photography and have been working with a few local sports teams.

9. Any other interests outside photography?
– technology in general. I majored in information systems and still do IT work from time to time. I will always use and work on computers and I love building them for others.

10. Final words to us who are putting up a photo exhibit in August this year?
– Photography is amazing. It is a wonderful way to express yourself! I love what I do, and I love seeing peoples reaction when they see a beautiful image that I helped to create. I wish you luck, work hard and keep at it. It will be worth it in the long run.


I had a great time with Scott and Lisa up Provo canyon doing their engagement photos! They are fun, and great to work with. It was snowing like crazy, so we ventured out in the cold and I think it was totally worth it because we got some great shots!

Yes, that is a snow man in the background!🙂 Someone was kind enough to make it right in the middle of the bridge!

Thanks again to Scott and Lisa!

To see more, visit their gallery on my site at http://www.gputah.smugmug.com/Weddings/Scott-And-Lisa/Provo-Canyon-Engagements/


So I’m happy to announce that Pearson Photography has won the Weddingwire.com Brides Choice Award! This is the 3rd year in a row! There is no way Pearson Photography could have won this award without the many wonderful clients and their great reviews! Thank you to all my wonderful clients!

Weddings, Wedding VenuesPearson Photography, Best Wedding Photographers in Salt Lake City  - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner
 

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