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    I have been a professional photographer for over 5 years, but it wasn't until last year that I discovered just how powerful a short film can be, and how much I loved producing them. My goal here is to tell your story, through your own words, and my vision. Whether it is a film to promote your own buisness, or one of your family, I want to tell your story in a way that you will never forget.

    A photo tells a thousand words - a short film can leave you speechless.

Drew and Shaylee | Utah Engagement Films

This is what I really love. Two crazy kids who just can’t keep their hands off each other. Who remembers that? It’s been a very long time here.:)But seriously, how cute are they? LOVE it.

This is a film that I shot for a wedding couple with my other business, The Enchanted Photo. Over there we do full wedding packages, all with engagement films. How awesome is THAT?! Jessica does the traditional photos, and I do the films. Can you imagine having something like this, when you get old and senile like me, to remind you of that initial spark? Wouldn’t you just LOVE it?

Drew & Shaylee from Moving Pictures on Vimeo.

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I am downtown – finalist video | Utah Videographer

You would think they would be disgusting, right? I mean, fried pickles?! Ok, let me back up. You see, I’ve got boys, and what sounds more boyish than fried pickles? Actually they aren’t really all that bad. In fact I kind of like them.
How on Earth did I even come across these things, anyway? Well I guess that is kind of where the story really begins.

In Salt Lake they have a mass transit train called Trax. If you ride it in the downtown area it is free, so it is a great day trip for me and the kids. We ride it all over, and walk around downtown. A few years ago I did a boys day out with mom, where we rode the train and went to the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, where we had a great view of Temple Square, and a fabulous snack of fried pickles.

Fast forward a few years (I know, you thinking can we just fast forward to the end already? – just hang on), and I saw a promotion for a video contest sponsored by the Salt Lake City chamber of commerce. The theme was “I am downtown”. I just KNEW our little outings would make a perfect little video. So, I entered.

We shot this on a warm, rainy – yes RAINY- night in December. It looks like everyone is having a great time doesn’t it. To tell you the truth and maybe some TMI, the kids were all feeling yucky with round one of a stomach flu. Luckily they rallied for me and put together this little production.

I didn’t win, but I was in the top 5. Hey, I’ll take that! No shame in it at all.:)So without further adieu….

I am Downtown!

I am downtown from Moving Pictures on Vimeo.

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Trek – When Faith Endures | Utah Documentary Films

Many youth from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have the opportunity to travel on what they call “Trek”. During these trips, they travel where their pioneer ancestors walked. Many pull handcarts and walk upwards of 15 miles a day for a few days. These are very spiritual experiences for these youth, and change their whole outlook on their religion.

I was able to travel with the youth from our local church last summer, and spent 3 day documenting their journey. It was amazing to see the way these teens responded to the experience, and I am so grateful that I was able to accompany them.

TREK | When Faith Endures from Moving Pictures on Vimeo.

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Dreaming of childhood | Utah Family Films

Childhood is a fleeting thing, full of warm summer nights and carefree laughter. If only we could always remember just how it was. Now is the time to capture it, don’t let it pass you by.
My own childhood memories are full of adventures in the woods, and catching fireflies at night, sleeping under the stars, and swimming in the ocean. I wish I had a movie of my memories, because it always seems so dreamy to me.

That’s really why I started this whole venture. I want to capture those moments that memories are made of and make them timeless. A portrait hanging on a wall is a beautiful thing, but imagine if that image could move and talk and tell you the story of that day. I want to give you the whole story by creating a short film of something that you don’t want to ever forget.

This film is of my own kids. It was taken 2 summers ago in the spring that we love to spend hot summer days in. It’s a beautiful place, full of minnows and orange dragonflies and water coming right out of the mountain above us. It’s the a perfect place for kids to build their childhood on, and mine love to watch and re-watch this short film of them. Even 2 years later, my middle son says it makes him kind of cry. Would just a portrait do that? I don’t think so.

A picture is worth a thousand words, a film can leave you speechless…

Best time of your life from Moving Pictures on Vimeo.

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