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  • I'm Angie Monson, a portrait photographer located in Salt Lake City, UT. Just a gal trying to make a living while pursuing her dream. I am a mother of three sweet babies that keep me on my toes. I started Simplicity Photography in 2005 and this is my journey, it's all here on this good ol' blog. Hope you enjoy what you see! Pull up a chair and stay a while...

Does anyone blog anymore?

I have been asking myself this a lot as of late. I used to blog almost EVERY session, but now I usually use Facebook or Instagram for my sneak peeks. What do you think?

A month ago I did a mentoring session with Kelly & Megan. We had a blast and Brittany and her family modeled for us:)

***HAIR & MAKEUP by VIVIAN

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I also got to photograph Megan’s family that weekend. Unfortunately it rained during the session, but I think we still got some great ones of her family!

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August 14, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Lyndsi - While social media is a great way to get your name out and get people excited about your work, I think blog posts still have a place. I can peruse though different photographers Facebook photos & think to myself “Wow these are really great photos” but I don’t often think “Wow I love their style of shooting. I love their candid photography approach. They really nail their lighting – I like their consistency! (Etc.)” because often on Facebook they’ll only post several of the best shots from the shoot. I love to view blog posts to see the whole story; to get a feel for who the photographer is and what they’re doing; to get a feel for their consistency.

That’s my view on it. But maybe I’m old fashioned. :)

August 14, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Jessica - I like to pin photos a lot for family picture outfit inspiration and you can’t do that from Instagram

August 15, 2014 - 1:29 am

Mark Eric - Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest and Twitter are all great, but there is nothing like a blog! Please keep blogging :)

August 15, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Linda - What a gorgeous looking little family beautifully photographed.

August 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Sandy - I don’t have a blog yet and it is a goal of mine. I think sharing on your blog and then sharing your blog post on social media is the way to go. Any way to get them back to your site is a bonus!

August 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Harmony - They are all so good. It’s really unfortunate you can’t find good looking families, bwhahaha ;) And that last one?? LOVE!!

August 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Jason Alderson - Hello Angie,

My name is Jason Alderson and I am a Canadian soldier that has created the company Living Inspired Now; a company focused on spreading positivity and inspiration. We produce a publication showcasing original inspirational and motivational words, pictures and other works of art from artists all over the world. I would like to invite you to submit any inspirational or motivational words, poetry, pictures or art in order to inspire others. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jason Alderson
http://www.livinginspirednow.com

August 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Stephanie Piscitelli - Sadly I barely blog anymore and I feel less and less people read it which makes it even less desirable to spent the time doing it. These are beautiful. Glad I stopped by!

August 23, 2014 - 6:42 pm

Sarah - I’m currently trying to find a good location for our family pictures in SLC next week and I was wondering where these pictures were taken at?? They’re gorgeous!

August 25, 2014 - 7:34 pm

Tammy Thompson - Please keep the blog alive!! Social media may be the thing, but nothing beats the blog in my opinion. It brings me such joy to see these works of art you have created for these amazing families.

August 27, 2014 - 4:36 am

remi lai - Lovely photos as always, Angie. Um, yes, I stopped blogging! >.< And many others that I see too, even in the fashion realm… But please don't stop! Keep up your super work!

WEDDING PACKET

I am so excited to offer a wedding welcome packet for those of you that photograph weddings. There are a million questions that a bride has about the planning of her day and photography is a huge one! Be prepared with a beautiful packet to send your brides or potential brides with the following info:

 

Display all the information your bride’s need to know with this clean minimalist wedding packet.  Even better, you can make this into a pdf and have it displayed on your website or just to email to your clients. I love how informative each page is, this will save you & your client time. All you have to do is change pricing and add your photos!

 Details:

  • Dimensions: 8.5 x11
  • Fully Layerd PSD files
  • 16 pages
  • PACKET INCLUDES
    • Welcome page
    • Meet the Photographer
    • What to Expect for Bridals, Engagements, & Wedding Day
    • Message for the Bride
    • Message for the Groom
    • Hair & Makeup
    • Vendor List
    • Location Choice
    • Pricing Collections
    • Pintrest Information
    • Wedding Contract (3 pages)
  • Major changes in design layout including changing the dimensions requires proficiency in Photoshop (not included in instructions)
  • All you need to do is insert your images & changes pricing and you are set!
  • Everything in one place so that your clients can view everything all in one PDF! This helps considerably with emailing your clients back and forth. Saves you precious time and energy!
  • Wedding Contract is a contract that I use for my wedding clients that you are welcome to use. We are not liable for this contract.

Here is a little snippet of the wedding packet in pdf form to get an idea of what your brides would be seeing:

WEDDING PACKET PDF

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