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Janet’s Vacation Family Portraits at Texas Lake House, Part 1

It’s family portrait season, and I wanted to share this beautiful and extensive family shoot. I was flown to Texas to photograph this wonderful family while they would all be together on vacation at a gorgeous lake house. I’ve done a lot of work for this family over the years, and I loved seeing them all again to create these wonderful art pieces.

Here’s a video showing their wall canvas and family album. It’s best viewed full screen and in HD. 🙂

Here’s a shot of Janet’s gorgeous album, black leather with a black leather briefcase to hold, carry, and protect the album.

Kids seem to grow the fastest between family portraits, and these kids were no different. All of the children had changed, and were so adorable and fun to work with. This image below was our favorite big group where everyone looked their best.

This Texas lake made for a wonderful backdrop.

And as you can see in the video, I spent time photographing each family, creating various groupings and ideas and even made some into paintings. Here are some of those.

After each family, I focused on couple and individual children’s portraits too, getting great expressions and capturing personality in each child.

When I was done with one family, they’d go off to play and enjoy their vacation, and I’d begin again with another family.

This beautiful little girl was getting baptized, so we created these images in her white dress to commemorate this time in her young life. I really love these images and her beautiful expressions and poses in them.

And finally, I created this trio of her funning to capture her youthfulness.

I’ll share more from this extensive shoot soon. But in the meantime, if you’d like some family portraits, give me a call at 801-728-3317. Let’s talk about your dream portrait and get something scheduled before the weather gets cold.

And until next time, America.

Video Sharing Matt & Treva’s Actual Printed Album

Physically printed albums, especially for weddings, are a lost art. That’s why I love creating these amazing pieces for my clients – albums that will be heirlooms that future generations will fight over. I have been winning awards for years with my wedding albums, and today Matt and Treva’s wedding album is finished and ready for delivery.

Here is a video showing off their album, and below are some close-up details of their finished heirloom book.

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Every one of my wedding collections include a custom made album with a perfectly-sized briefcase for protection and transport. Matt and Treva chose the etched and polished metal cover, which has immediate impact when the briefcase is opened. Their wedding was at the Draper LDS Temple in Utah, and this double-page spread shows the impact of large, beautiful images.Cox_Albums-108

You can see more of their wedding images in the previous blog post. And hopefully with these two posts together you can see the difference in quality, attention to detail, and artistic level of both the photography and the physically printed album. Lots of brides lately like to shop on their phones rather than meeting in person, but my work really does need to be appreciated in person. So I hope these images and video can better help all of you to see some of the reasons I’m one of the top, award-winning photographer in Utah.
Cox_Albums-119 If you’re getting married, give me call. I’d love to talk more about your dream wedding day and what you’d like for your photography. And I’d love to create an heirloom album like this for you. Give me a call at 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Matt & Treva’s Gorgeous Wedding Photos

Matt and Treva’s gorgeous wedding album is in it’s final stages of being book-bound, and I wanted to share with you their photos and album design.

They were married at the Draper LDS Temple on a beautiful summer day. Mixing the right right style of master lighting techniques with the hot summer sun, and we have a deep blue sky, clear faces, vivid colors, and crisp images all day long.

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These two are so great together. The inner romantic in me really comes out at weddings, and I love seeing couples in love, and posing them to create inspiring and romantic images that they will love for years to come. But these two were naturally very loving with each other as you can see in these photos.

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I can’t wait to deliver their finished products. I believe strongly in putting in the time and effort to create actual physical albums for clients. And not just any album either, but my award winning album that will be an heirloom for years to come. And while that’s getting finished, here is a slideshow of their wedding album design. Each slide is a double-page spread in their album. Their wedding was at the Draper LDS Temple in Utah, with their wedding dinner at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village in Midvale Utah.

If you’re getting married, give me a call and let’s talk about your dream portrait. I’d love to create some wonderful wedding announcements, bridal portraits, and a gorgeous wedding album for you. My phone is 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

RuthAnn’s Wedding at the Salt Lake LDS Temple & Heritage Gardens

It’s that time of year when couples get engaged, so here is another beautiful wedding. This is RuthAnn’s wedding at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, with her reception at Heritage Gardens in Sandy, Utah.

Here is a slideshow of her album design. It’s best viewed full screen in HD.


And here are a few of the page designs from her book, shown as double-page spreads. I love how beautiful she looks throughout the entire album and how large all of the images are. It makes for a very impactful and emotional design.

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I also love how beautiful and natural the lighting looks, no matter what time of day or night. The sky pops, the couple looks great, and the skin tones are consistent throughout every image. But more than that, there’s happiness and emotion in all of these images. Her wedding album is quite beautiful. BryCox_RuthAnn_SLTemple_003 BryCox_RuthAnn_SLTemple_004 BryCox_RuthAnn_SLTemple_005

It’s hard to show how these images look online, so I have some short videos that show the books in more detail. Just click on these videos to see them.

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And if you’re getting married, give me a call, 801-728-3317. I’d love to create something amazing for your special day.

Until next time, America.

Liz & Dewayne’s Wedding Album

I’m really excited to share the finished wedding album for Liz & Dewayne’s wedding. I love being a part of weddings and producing these awesome albums for couples and find fulfillment in seeing how all of the work comes together in these gorgeous products. I shot a video of me going through the book page by page. I talked about my approach to photographing weddings and how my offerings are different and unique. Then at the 4:45 minute mark I share each page of Liz and Dewayne’s album. I uploaded a full HD version of the video so you could watch it with clarity and with more detail full-screen if you’re so inclined.

Liz and Dewayne are a great couple to work with and their previous shoots that I’ve posted to my blog and Facebook have created a huge response, so aside from my own excitement, I know there are a lot of people who want to see their final book.   Here are some of the double-page spreads from their album.

BryCox_Dewayne-1 BryCox_Dewayne-2 BryCox_Dewayne-4BryCox_Dewayne-3 Their wedding was held at the beautiful La Jardin wedding center in Sandy, Utah just outside the metro Salt Lake City area. If you’d like to see Liz and Dewayne’s previous shoots, both their pre-wedding images and their engagements are here on my blog.

If you are getting married and want the best possible romantic and beautifully lit photographs possible, give me a call at 801-728-3317 and let’s talk more about your dream day.

Until next time, America.

Makenna’s High School Senior Album

Maybe you saw Makenna’s sneak peek a bit ago, and here is her entire senior portrait album. It’s always hard narrowing these fun shoots down to 20 pages, but the idea is to design a book that shows a lot of variety, personality, locations, outfits, while at the same time making sure that the design is simple and clean, and that every double-page spread works well as a mini story. For instance, this double-page design is based on the same color scheme, but shows a close-up and a mid-length in both serious and smiling.
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These books are so cool and I’m really excited about hers in particular that I decided to make a short video to show it off. So take a look at Makenna’s awesome album in this video.

Being a Utah-based photographer, you’ll notice in in my photographs that our state makes for a great backdrop. Makenna has beautiful mountains behind her ball field and my studio gardens are lush and full of trees and rock paths making it a great option if you want outdoor and/or indoor portraits without any travel fees.

So if you’re a senior or you know a senior, now is the time to beat the back-to-school rush and get some amazing portraits. The weather is awesome, the studio gardens are in bloom, and while it’s still summer you can pick an appointment at a time of day that works, not just after school.

Give me a call at 801-728-3317 and let’s create something wonderful that captures your personality in a beautiful way.

Until next time, America.

 

My Wedding Album Scored HIGHER Than Everything at IPPA 2014

At the last minute, I got word of our state’s professional competition this year. I quickly picked and entered my prints digitally the same day to make the deadline because I had no time to print them. However I also picked up my sample wedding book off my table and turned it in too. It is an exact copy of what the bride and groom received. It was not designed special for competition or display, it was a real wedding sitting in my studio.

That book wowed the judges and the audience. It scored higher than anything else in the show. You may have seen it, in a past blog entry, Called Jaqui’s Wedding in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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I also feature it in this video about my wedding albums. It is the medium sized book, 12×14.

I also won these awards, Master’s Court of Honor (one of the top scoring Masters), 2nd Place Master Pictorial/Illustrative for this image,

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…and 2nd Place Finished Product for my album. The first place went to a framed piece because the award was sponsored by a frame company. (Gyp!)

Anyway, if you’re getting married, you must come in and see my weddings. Call me at 801-728-3317 to talk to me and check out my main website, BryCox.com.

Until next time, America.

Rachelle’s Wedding Album On a Rainy Day

I’m so excited for you to see Rachelle’s wedding album. You may have seen her bridals in a previous post, but now her album is completely finished.

Here is a video of me showing the album, page by page. It ends with a slideshow of each page so you can really see the images.

Rachelle’s wedding was at the Salt Lake Temple with reception at the Salt Lake Capitol building. The weather report projected bad weather, but the day surprised us. It started out sunny but cool still, but soon turned to a very heavy rainstorm which was a lot of fun photographically and made for some fun wedding memories.

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I love weddings for both the romance in the air as well as the artistic challenge involved. I love creating something awesome for each client, no matter what. When you look at this wedding, you’ll notice that every page spread is gorgeous and it doesn’t matter the time of day, location, or weather. The entire album is magical, and for years they will be able to look through this book and remember their day.

Weddings are a big deal to me, and nothing about how I create products for weddings is half-hearted. Every wedding I do is finished in one of my award winning wedding albums like this, as well as an Italian made briefcase to carry the album in. To see more about my wedding albums, see this past blog entry on my wedding albums.

And if you’re getting married, give me a call and let’s talk about your dream images and how I can create something amazing for you.

Until next time, America.

Sari’s Wedding Album

Sari’s album is all finished and I’m so excited for her to see it! Here are some of the album design pages from her book. Each of these images below is a double-page album spread, that is printed without a seam, and mounted and coated in the book. Below these images is a short video explaining how the book looks, and even shows this actual book.

Cox_Sari_05Sari is one of my close, dear friends from years ago, and we had a blast shooting at the temple. It was so fun seeing her get married, and her and her husband make a great couple. The weather that day at the Timpanogos LDS temple was gorgeous, and I love how beautiful she looks in all of her images.

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These two images are big photographs in the book and are each double-page spreads. They look amazing in the book.Cox_Sari_07 Cox_Sari_09 Cox_Sari_10 Cox_Sari_11

Sari was a joy to photograph. She is beautiful, fun, and very photogenic and her dress was gorgeous. These images are just some of the highlights from the first half of the book at the temple, and second half of the book that covers the reception at her home was beautiful as well. Her yard looked amazing and made for a great backdrop. Here’s one double-page spread from her home.

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I created a video today talking about my albums because they are hard to portray on the web, and I used Sari’s book as my first sample. 🙂

Below is Sari’s entire design, set to the music of my sister as a slideshow. 

If you are getting married, give me a call and let’s talk about your big day, 801-728-3317. You can also see more wedding album designs on my main website at BryCox.com.

And until next time, America.

Video About My Custom Wedding Albums

Today I took some time to record a video about my wedding albums. They are so unique and so beautiful and gorgeous, that people really do have to see them to fully appreciate them. But people are busy and some of my clients live in other states, so today I set up the video camera and some lights and shot some video of me talking about and showing some of my albums.

See what you think.

If you’d like to see more weddings, you can look both here on my blog, as well as on my main website, BryCox.com.

If you’re getting married, give me a call and let’s talk more about your wedding details and meet if possible so you can look through some of my wedding albums firsthand. My number is 801-728-3317

And until next time, America.

Sophie and Jeff’s Wedding Album & Show, Draper Temple in the Fall

Sophie and Jeff had a beautiful wedding, and it is now up on my website. They got married in the Draper LDS temple and had their reception at the Garden Place at Heritage Park in Salt Lake City during the fall.

I’ve created this show for their DVD, which includes some of the best images set to music.

Their wedding was one of my favorites. The love between these two was very apparent, and their family and friends all showed their excitement for the marriage of these two. The strong emotions on that day made for a great set of images that made it hard to narrow down in creating their heirloom album design. On top of that, the couple was very attractive and the locations and weather were all wonderful.

You can view their entire wedding album design on my main website and see every page. Here are some of the pages below, shown as double-page spreads.

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I hope you love their wedding video above, and check out their entire wedding at BryCox.com > Portfolio > Weddings > Wedding Albums > Draper.

Until next time, America.

Jacqui’s Wedding on a Private Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas

I have finished Jacqui’s amazing wedding album design, and it is up on my main website. Here’s a sneak preview.

Her wedding was on a private beach on the Gulf of Mexico, outside of Corpus Christi, Texas. Here she is getting ready in her room at a nearby resort.

Later in the album, she arrives with her father at the beach location. All of these are 2-page spreads from the album design.

After the ceremony, we created some incredible images of the couple alone on the beach. It is incredibly difficult to light people on a beach in direct sunlight, but when it is done right, the results look like this, crystal clear images, deep colors, great skin-tones, and a gorgeous sky that isn’t too light or too dark. On top of that, I love the great expressions and the realness of the emotion in these images.

A change of position to catch the warmth of the sunset behind, and we created this dipping diptic.

Later during the reception, I stole the couple to go out on the dock and get some more images of them alone. Simple and Romantic portraits of a couple that are emotional and scenic are a huge part of making one of my custom wedding albums amazing and fun to look through.

If you’d like to see the entire book, from beginning to end, it’s up at my website, BryCox.com. Go to Portfolio > Weddings > Wedding Albums, and it should be the first one.

Beach weddings may seem easy, but they are very difficult, especially there. I lived in the South for a few years during my Mormon Mission, but I never remember humidity like on this beach. Even at 11:00 pm at night, I checked the weather on my phone and it showed, 85% humidity and 85 degrees. The humidity and hot weather worked havoc on my gear, the sun is very direct and changes constantly, and the lighting conditions change wildly from inside, outside, daylight, sunset, and evening.

Nevertheless, it’s my job to get amazing images no matter what, and I’m so happy with this wedding.

If you’d like to get something amazing made up for your or your family for Christmas, or if you’d like me to create some magical images of you at your wedding, give me a call at 801-728-3317.

Until next time, America.