PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ALT DESIGN SUMMIT
Ah, yes. It’s something I look forward to every year. Alt Design Summit. Now in its 5th year. I’ve been there all five years.
Year five. I loved being there. Seeing old friends (some of them as old as 35!) and some new friends, too.
Year five. Good times. It looked like this.
Mara Kofoed from A Blog About Love
Krista Blair of Nate Burkus and Laura Mayes
Sara Urquhart, co-founder of Alt
The Green Party
Gabby Blair and Mara Kofoed
Christy Turlington Burns from Every Mother Counts Christiane Lemieux, Mariam Naficy, Christy Turlington Burns, Heather Armstrong, Erin Thorton
Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest
Girls with Glasses
Brittany Watson Jepsen
Amy Hackworth and Elle Rowley, pregnant girls.
On Friday night, Susan Peterson from Freshly Picked (pictured above) was on Shark Tank. It was so exciting to be gathered in that room with about 100 people watching to see what would happen. She got a deal.
Kent Miles always says, “To make pictures that no one else can, you have to do what no one else will.” What he means by that, is when conditions aren’t ideal, it’s cold, or raining, or stormy, or you may have to climb a long way to get the shot, most people will give up and do something else.
I thought about that last week when I was just about to get in bed. I already had my pajamas and night-cap on. Just kidding about the night-cap. But the part about just about ready to get in bed is accurate. Amy came home and said it sure is foggy outside. I thought, well I’ll bet there’s some great pictures to be made out there. But then I thought, too bad I’m just about ready for bed. And then I thought, ya, but fog, and pictures and that thing Kent Miles always says. And then I thought about sleep and a cozy bed.
I’m glad I chose to go outside and make some photographs.
Two years ago, when I turned 44 years old, my friend Brett Howell gave me a great idea. Spend the day making self portraits as a way to celebrate my birthday. So, that year, when I turned 44, I took 44 self portraits. Last year I turned 45 and did 45 self portraits. This year, well, you know the drill. So here they are: 46 self portraits on the occasion of my 46th birthday.
Like tiger cubs, those kids
There’s not a sweater or socks in any of those boxes. I didn’t know that then, but I do now.
I’ll probably step on about half of those in the next week or so
Our neighbor and friend, Liz, was walking by. I asked her to be in the picture.
On my way to the office.
Amy surprised me and invited friends to the office.
Michal Czarnecki- Alden and Ashley Aikele – Mindy Gledhill (front row) – Sydney Macfarlane – Brady Parks – Courtney Kendrick – Leah Wright (front row) – Amy (front row) – Brian Kershesnik – Julie Mackay – Brooke and Rich Hoopes
Double exposure. Still just counts as one picture, though.
She’s worn out. Planning parties, plus, being 8 months pregnant is hard work.
On our way to dinner.
Checking out the menu at our favorite restaurant – Communal.
After Cub Scout Pack Meeting.
Reading Minnie and Moo to the boys.
Nearly everything I know about photography, I learned from this guy. Mister Kent Miles.
Coryn and Scott are getting married in December. Ahhh, yes. A winter wedding. Romantic.
I had only met Scott once before when they came to discuss wedding plans, but I’ve known Coryn for a while, now, and she’s just as lovely, sweet, and kind and she comes across in the pictures. I think it comes from her mother.
Coryn and Scott, photographed in my studio and Provo Canyon.
Do you want fun, artful, authentic pictures of you and the one you love? Planning a wedding of your own? Then for heaven’s sake, let’s talk.
Kyle Henderson from Desert Noises at Velour in Provo.
Highway 12 in the middle of Utah is a pretty good road to drive down. And when you do, plan in stopping now and again to take some photographs.