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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...

Printed Family Posing Guide Giveaway

We wanted to test out how the Family Posing Guide would look in printed form for some product photos and I love how they turned out. Although I don’t want our copy to just sit collecting dust, so we are giving one of our lucky fans a chance to win our only professional printed copy.  Enter below for a chance to win! You have until Friday at MIDNIGHT to enter.


Who knows maybe we will make this a future product of our store. What do you think?

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April 23, 2014 - 2:21 am

Lena - Looks terrific! For whatever reason, I can’t enter and see no other entries. Or maybe I got here REALLY quick??? :)

April 23, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Jacki - That looks beautiful. I would love to win your copy.

April 23, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Melanie - Ohhh this is such a fab idea!! I love to have the actual physical book in my hands. I am pretty much in love with you (lol) & your work just makes my heart happy. This would be such a blessing… thanks SO much for the sweet chance!

April 23, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Melissa Allen - It looks beautiful, as expected! I can dream if holding it in my hands!!

April 23, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Stephanie Taylor - Entered! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

April 23, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Kelly - I’d love to win!!

Makeup matters

I think a lot of people think that hiring a professional makeup artist to do their makeup (and hair) won’t really matter. The truth is it does…

I think another worry that people have is that they won’t look like themselves or too “overdone”. Well, I have to disagree! If you know a good makeup artist they can make you just look like a better version of yourself!

Vivian is a genius and honestly I wish everyone that booked with me booked with her! I can tell the difference when people book with her. They come to the session feeling like a million bucks and they are confident and happy. It also takes away some of the stress of getting ready or what color palette to wear with your outfit… etc.

So… we did a little experiment. We had this model (Monica, who I absolutely adore!) come with her own hair and makeup done how she would prepare herself for a session or special occasion. We took a few photos and then Vivian washed off her makeup and did her hair and makeup! What a difference! I mean, obviously Monica is gorgeous before and after, but it make her face just look gorgeous and contoured. Even just the brows and right lip color make all the difference.

Contact Vivian for Hair & Makeup before a session and I will give you a high five and/or a kiss;)

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Here are a bunch I took after the hair and makeup was applied. So much fun!

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April 21, 2014 - 10:11 am

Ani Mendez - Oh! the hair changed all the scene :)


I did a travel session while in San Fransisco for my most recent workshop (which was incredible by the way:) I am so excited to share these images. The location, the family and most of all their connection made my job really inspiring and fun! I have been thinking so much lately about my work and how it really is important to these amazing families, to capture them. I feel so incredible lucky to do what I do.

This is Melody White and her adorable family. Feast your eyes on some of the happiest moments I have ever captured. Also, I have new rule. Always bring your puppy…

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April 9, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Betsy King - I’m so in love with this session!!!!!! (Her dress billowing in the wind!!!)

Can I ask what time of day this was shot out there?