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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...


I am doing a senior session party for those of you that are a bit late to the game, but want to get some amazing senior pictures and GUESS WHAT?? Vivian is going to do your hair and makeup! This is the FIRST time we are doing an all inclusive senior session opportunity! It’s going to be fun. Yummy snacks at my studio, music, hair and makeup and obviously amazing pictures to go along with it!

Heres the 411:

WHEN: Friday, May 13th (Don’t worry, your pictures will be edited within a few days!)
WHERE: My studio near Trolley Square (Salt Lake City)
PRICE: $575 (Vivian’s fee and my photo fee together would normally be $810, so it’s a great deal!)
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Hair and Makeup by Vivian (this will take 1.5 hours) and a gallery of 40-50 images to choose from (You get to pick 15 for me to fully edit and keep!).

How to book: Email my assistant at

We only have 4 slots available that day (12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm)

Here is one of my most recent sessions where she picked her favorite 15 images!


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Spring Mini sessions!

I have set aside April 23rd for mini sessions! You can schedule a family session, senior session, or even head shots!

Your session will be 45 minutes long and you will receive 15-20 fully edited, high resolution images!

LOCATION: I have a great spot for spring sessions in the hills of salt lake city, looks a bit like Ireland this time of year!!

Spring mini session

April 23rd mini sessions

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GIVEAWAY! Surf and Yoga retreat!

As I’ve gone through personal growth and challenges this year,  I’ve tried to make time to nurture myself a priority, which isn’t easy to do as a mom and creator. So when our travel-expert friends @tropicofcandycorn decided to organize the #tocmomretreat I knew it was something to help me stay focused. Thanks to @extraspace one lucky mom will get to go for FREE. So tag a friend who could use a surf & yoga retreat in Costa Rica and start thinking about how you #makeroomforlife. Visit @tropicofcandycorn to enter.



If you are ready to book, just remember you get 10% off using “simplicity10” at checkout!


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East Coast West Coast just announced their East Coast location and I am so excited! We are offering $200 off registration if you register before March 15th! Also, if you come with a friend and book together you both recieve $400 of registration each! Huge incentive to come learn, play, and have an amazing time with your bestie, but this offer is only going until March 15th so hop on it!


Your instructors will be Angie MonsonJean SmithShannon Sewell, and Spanki Mills.

The West Coast workshop will take place April 29th-May 1st in Pescadero, California (45 minutes south of San Francisco)

The East Coast workshop will take place October 7-9th in Isle of Palms, South Carolina (35 minutes from Charleston)

If you are passionate about photographing families and kids, this is the workshop for you! You will learn about lighting, posing, marketing yourself, and on top of all of that you will have an experience of a lifetime!


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East Coast West Coast WORKSHOP!

Ok friends!



I have joined forces with these incredibly talented ladies (Jean Smith, Spanki Mills, & Shannon Sewell) to teach on both coasts this year!

This is a lifestyle photography workshop and it’s going to be an amazing experience that you won’t want to miss!

We have created a 3 day workshop that will be held on the west coast in the spring and east coast in the fall!

Information and registration are at

Cannot wait! 

Also, you can follow @eastcoastwestcoastworkshop for any updates!

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Travel Sessions 2016!

EDITED: Look at bookings bellow to see what cities are still available!

travel sessions 2016

I am SO excited to announce my schedule for the entire year of 2016. Travel sessions will be available in the following cities:

March 5th & 6th: Sydney, Australia- BOOKED

May 23rd: Cinque Terre, Italy  (2 sessions available)

May 28th & 29th: London, England (3 sessions available)

June 16th & 17th: Chicago, IL (4 sessions available)  BOOKED

June 19th: New York, New York (2 sessions available)  BOOKED

July 24-28: Yosemite National Park (2 sessions available) *flexible on dates  BOOKED

August 14-21: Oregon Coast (Manzanita Beach and surrounding areas) 1 session left!

September 22-23: Dallas, TX (4 sessions available) BOOKED

Sept 25th-26th: Nashville, TN (4 sessions available)  BOOKED

November 11th, 12th & 13th: San Fransisco bay area– Sutro baths, Sonoma (wine country), or Tiburon (4 sessions available)




PRICE: all travel sessions this year will be $1500. Half ($750) is due upfront to hold your session.

THE GOODS: You will recieve a full session (1.5 hours is the usual session time). 2-3 weeks after your session you will recieve 40 fully edited images in color and black and white. Styling help is also available if needed!

*Location will be determined with help of my clients and friends, but you will get to choose what type of location you would like (country, city, or beach-if applicable).

HOW TO BOOK: Please email my assistant, Jeana, to book your session! First come, first serve. Travel sessions usually fill up very quickly!


Looking forward to seeing you all!

Angie Monson




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