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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...

Orange County California Workshop!

Orange county workshop

I am so excited to announce this 2015 workshop!

This workshop will be focusing 100% on family photography and all that comes with it. This will be 2 full day workshop held in Orange Country, California. This is a great workshop if you want to see how to photograph great candid family photos that your clients will cherish for a lifetime as well as the many business tips & tricks I’ve learned in my 8 years of photographing.


*March 27 & 28th
*1st day we will be photographing in Orange County from a beach shoot to an orchard photo shoot. (families & children only). Transportation to locations will be provided. This day will be mainly be me photographing with opportunities for you to grab some shots. I have learned from teaching many workshops (especially the family ones) that you will learn and absorb more information by observing me work with my clients. Watching an entire session from start to finish is really the most helpful!
*2nd day we will be focusing on editing & business in OC, CA (exact destination is TBD)

*COST: $1600 (includes lunch & dinner the first day and Lunch the second day)
Fun giveaways & credits to SP DESIGN & SP-ESSENTIALS

What you will gain from this experience?

  • How to get families to look natural and feel comfortable in front of your camera
  • Games, poses, and ideas to create real moments and connections
  • How to get dad on board
  • Recommendations for lens usage in different lighting situations. Finding the best light is essential, I will talk about this A LOT!
  • Tricks for different age groups
  • Angie’s full editing recipe (Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Angie will also touch base on the business side & what has worked for her in a flooded market
  • You’ll also get to meet a bunch of passionate driven ladies to help inspire each other down the road

*This workshop is for beginner to intermediate photographers, but you must know how to shoot in Manual Mode.

Please email to secure your spot! *$800 is due to save your seat! The rest will be due 4 weeks before the workshop. It’s first come first serve and it usually books up in 2-3 days so act quickly!

ONLY 13 SEATS AVAILABLE! All payments are accepted via online invoice

Hope to see you in the OC!

Examples of my recent work. I will show you how I achieve a natural, loving environment for families so that they can be themselves!

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I know, you aren’t even thinking about Christmas and then you see this and freak out a bit! hah!

Flat cards are here! Folded coming soon…




  • Dimensions: 5×7 Flat Cards (front & back) 7 cards total
  • Fully layered PSD items. Color is easy to adjust
  • Some text & patterns are handmade and cannot be adjusted
  • Print specs for WHCC but can be printed at any lab that offers 5×7 press printed cards
  • Instructions for use included in download
  • Major changes in design layout, colors, etc. require proficiency in Photoshop (not included in instructions)
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I loved loved loved photographing Christal! For those of you thinking of booking your senior session, start doing it now! I book sessions from Feb-May. Email keala@simplicityphotography for pricing & information!

Also, I am looking for 3 female senior reps from SLC High schools. You must be a high school senior for the 2014-2015 year. Email for more info! I will post more info in a month or so as well.

Hair & Makeup by Vivian! 

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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:)


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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

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!