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Meet Jacob, our son.

In high school, Jacob dreamed of taking the broadcasting class at Eagle High School. Unfortunately, he hadn’t signed up for the class his freshman year and things were not looking good. BUT…Jacob is quite persuasive, and his easy smile got him into the class as a sophomore.

Usually, this would mean that he would be behind. We saw him work hard, volunteer to video more than his share of games, often times edit late into the night, and also take on assignments that no one wanted.

Not one to brag, we didn’t realize until the awards assembly (at the end of his senior year) that he was asked to be the President of the Broadcasting class.

All of this experience made it possible for him to be hired on as a technical director at Brigham Young University Broadcasting a month before starting his freshman year. He is now a Junior and has moved up to Directing as well as Technical Directing.

On Tuesday, Mike and I were able to watch him direct AND technical direct Sports Nation on BYU TV. We could not believe the fast pace of putting on a program like this. It is simulcast to BYU Radio, and things were hopping!!!

Honestly, I found myself holding my breath a few times. Things don’t always go smoothly. People don’t show up when they are suppose to. Graphics freeze. Computers lock up. Through it all, Jacob stayed calm and worked his magic. You would have never known about any of the issues if you weren’t in the room with us.

I hope that you will enjoy an hour of our day. I can’t believe what this boy does on a regular basis.

BYU Broadcasting behind the scenesBroadcasting BYU

It takes the entire team to put on a show like this!

It takes the entire team to put on a show like this!

BYU Broadcasting

And...that

And…that’s a wrap!

After the show, we got to spend a few minutes talking to Spencer Jordan of Sports Nation.

Can you tell which one of the props on the desk was my favorite?

So…. do you want to see the rest of the life stories this month? Check them out here:

3 Peas Photography                    http://www.3peasphotography.com/…/minnetonka-minnesota-pho…/
Verity Dokter Photography          http://veritydokterphotography.com/…/c…/life-stories-series/
Danielle Frank Photography        http://daniellefrankphotography.com/cate…/life-story-series/
Audrey Frantz Photography         http://www.audreyfrantz.com/blog/
Nicole Ridella Photography         http://www.nicoleridella.com/blog/
Niki Strbian Photography             http://www.nikistrbian.com/tag/life-stories/
Kathleen Weibel Photography     http://www.kathleenweibel.com/search/label/Life%20Stories

What does YOUR life story say?

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I am not sure how I became so fortunate, but in January of 2010, I was invited to join a photography forum. And not just any forum – a SECRET one!

The forum consisted of 120 ladies from all around the world. Most of them are in the United States, but I’m pretty sure that we have almost every continent covered. These ladies have been my best friends for the last six years. They have laughed with me, cried with me, taught me about photography, about business, about LIFE. We have supported each other through some of the most difficult times in a woman’s life, and through some of the most joyous.  I LOVE them like sisters!

This year, a few of us have decided to put together a monthly post called Life Stories.

For most of them, it involves the stories of their everyday lives with their children. Being one of the (ahum) Senior members, all of my children have left the house, so my life stories will sometimes involve my client’s big events.

This month, I bring to you Allie & Blake. I was fortunate to be able to photograph Allie during her senior year of high school. I took photographs of her right before she left for an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint to the Ukraine. And now….I am soooooooo excited to be involved in her life once again, this time as her wedding photographer.

It’s true that I only select a very small number of wedding a year. I jokingly say that I pick women who want to BE married, not GET married. The later is  all about the dress, and the cake, and the party. The former is all about the relationship, the connection, really, they are about starting an eternal family.

Allie wanted candid shots of them having fun. Yes, we got the traditional “look at the camera and smile” photos, but THIS is a slice of their life…part of their Life Story!

Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City Engagement

Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City Engagement

Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City Engagement, candy store

Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City Engagement, Dick

Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City Engagement, shopping

 Provo Engagement

Gateway Mall, Provo Utah, Overlook

Provo Utah, engagement rings, stairs

Stairs at the Castle, Provo Utah

The Puppy Barn, Utah, Engagement

So…. do you want to see the rest of the life stories this month? Check them out here:

3 Peas Photography                    http://www.3peasphotography.com/…/minnetonka-minnesota-pho…/
Verity Dokter Photography          http://veritydokterphotography.com/…/c…/life-stories-series/
Danielle Frank Photography        http://daniellefrankphotography.com/cate…/life-story-series/
Audrey Frantz Photography         http://www.audreyfrantz.com/blog/
Nicole Ridella Photography         http://www.nicoleridella.com/blog/
Niki Strbian Photography             http://www.nikistrbian.com/tag/life-stories/
Kathleen Weibel Photography     http://www.kathleenweibel.com/search/label/Life%20Stories

What does YOUR life story say?

Riverwoods, Orem Utah, fire and twinkle lights

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As I drove to Eagle High School for Qarli Stone and Luke Leonnig’s big day, I could only imagine what their parents were feeling. All of the hour of driving their children to practice. The sprained ankles, the banged up knees, the special diets, the shoes, the uniforms, the doctor visits. The games where they watched their children succeed and sometimes get hurt. The joy of watching them do something that they so enjoy. What a long journey.

And as for the athletes…the hard work, the practices, the sheer determination that it takes to get your body into THAT kind of condition. The kind that propels you to the top of your game – so much so that a university wants you to play for them – to represent their school – to do what you love only at that next level.

With as many student athletes as I photograph, you would think that I’d have attended signing day before. Nope. Not until today. And what an amazing experience it was!!!

Congratulations to Qarli Stone who will be playing Soccer for Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and to Luke Leonnig who will be playing football for Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon (he’s a 5th generation Beaver!!!). Well done!!! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to follow you on to your next adventure.

A special note to Luke: Only YOU, my dear, could get this BYU/BSU fan to root for the Beavers! You go!!!!!

Oregon StateLuke Leonnig Signing Day 1
Oregon StateLuke Leonnig Signing Day 2
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