Fall Family Giveaway!

October has arrived and that means two things – 1. Fall family pictures and 2. November is just one month away! And with November being the season of giving and fall being the perfect time for family pictures, I’m going to take both of those and put them together for one big FALL FAMILY GIVEAWAY! There’s nothing more important than family and now is the best time to document memories of yours AND spread the love to others by giving a deserving family a free family photoshoot! Here’s how it works – 1). Submit the name of a family you think deserves a completely FREE family photoshoot to be picked from a raffle, then, 2). Get $50 off of your own family photo shoot for the fall season! [Details posted below]. Let’s remember what’s important and help out someone else and spread that love along the way – so send me an email with your submission today! *Giveaway details – To submit a family and earn the discount, send a direct message to elsajcreates@gmail.com with the name and a picture of the family you think deserves a free photo shoot along with a background on why they deserve a free family photo shoot.  It could be for a myriad of reasons – they continually give back, family photos aren’t in the budget this year, they’ve just moved to a new home, a family member has passed away, they always make time for others, etc. – you decide and let me know why! After submitting, you’ll receive a response back with a coupon to be used towards your family photo shoot, and...

The Griffiths | A Family

I love this family! I realize I have probably said that about every family I’ve shared, but its part of the job! Every time I get to spend an hour with a family, it gives such an insight into them, their relationships, and their love as a family.  It’s the best! And this family is no exception! I may be a bit partial because of our friendship with them, but I had so much fun with them. I laughed the entire time and left wishing I was a part of the Griffiths clan.  Lucky for me, I get to keep them around and still see them every now and...

Bayli & Cole | Engaged

I could not be more excited to share this video. This is my best friend. Her name is Bayli.  She is quite possibly one of the best humans I have ever met.  She is kind, giving, always excited and passionate about something, and just so fun to be around. So it only makes sense that she now has been given the happiest and most exciting thing life has to offer in return – a really awesome stellar guy that wants to marry her!  Cole came to me when he wanted to propose to Bayli and said ‘I need to make sure its filmed’ – so we got to work with his idea and I planned out how I would be there to film it.  And it was. so. stinking. awesome. To save you from the longest story ever full of too many details (because this is my favorite human, and I could spend all day telling it), Cole made a scavenger hunt for Bayli, taking her to all of the spots in their relationship where they had significant moments (i.e., first time holding hands, first kiss, I love you, etc.) and at each spot, there was waiting a clue for the next spot from a family member or friend, leading her to where he knew he loved her, at the top of Guardsman’s Pass in Park City, Utah.  It was happy, full of love and excitement, and so fun to be a part of. So,  without any further ado, here is Bayli & Cole’s engagement! Bayli & Cole | Engaged from Elsa Jensen on...

Kaitlyn & Skylar | Herriman Day Barn Reception

A good summer wedding includes a good summer feel – and that good summer feel was definitely there at Kaitlyn and Skylar’s reception at the Herriman Barn.  Full of family and friends, good pie, and  line dancing for days with even a professional dance instructor – who wouldn’t enjoy this wedding??  ...

Kaitlyn & Skylar | Oquirrh Mountain Temple Wedding

This back and forth weather makes me yearn for a warmer day full of sun and summer – and with summer, brings warm and happy summer weddings, so I’ve been reminiscing on these summer weddings from last year.  Here’s Kaitlyn and Skylar’s wedding at Oquirrh Mountain.  It was a beautiful day in July with perfect weather and a perfect couple full of life and light.  I loved being a part of Kaitlyn and Skylar’s wedding as their photographer – congrats again to them!...

Summer

Is anyone else itching for summer like me? I’m ready for the warmth, weddings, and all that comes with it. I’m just so excited that I may look just like Anna does in this picture...

Lana & Dallin | A Wedding

While summer weddings bring all the buzz, there’s just something about a winter wedding that beams so bright and beautiful sometimes.  With their soft color schemes, beautiful snowy backdrop, and pretty decor, they always give the warm cozy feels.  I loved being a part of this winter wedding and I’m excited to show you the beginning of Lana & Dallin’s special wedding day at Heritage Gardens! Aren’t they the most beautiful and perfect couple you’ve ever seen?? It was a beautiful backdrop for such beautiful families and friends and the cutest little pups you ever did see.  Stay tuned to see the rest of Lana & Dallin’s day, including their ceremony and reception!  ...

The Tranter’s | An Extended Family

How hard is it to get 21 kids to look all at once? About as hard as you’d think it would be, but much more entertaining all around! I love the Tranter family – Richard and Marianne are the sweetest people and you can see the love they have for their kids and grandkids, so it was fun to be able to take their pictures up in Midway while they were all here together! We started out in a beautiful spot by a pond and then later went to a beautiful old tree to take a photo of all of the grandkids.  Since everyone liked the tree so much, we decided to have everyone pile in quick for one big photo and I think that turned out to be my favorite of them all – don’t you love it? This big bunch reminded me of my family on my dad’s side – lots of kids, lots of siblings, and just lots of fun all around. Thanks for having me take your photos and be a part of your family for the day...

Wright Boys | A Family

Oh brother! These four brothers were the cutest brothers I have had the privilege to take pictures of.  Having four younger brothers myself, it was fun to goof around with these little guys and laugh at all the boy related humor and see their stinking adorable smiles.  I mean look at all those cuties! I loved spending time with them in their home and then going outside to play around and have fun with the boys just like boys do.  Thanks for letting me have fun and spend time with your boys Wright family!...

Annie | Utah Headshot Photographer

This is my friend Annie and Annie needed a few new headshots for her upcoming audition at the Draper Theater for an upcoming play, so we went and took some new headshots for her. It’s always so fun and fast and easy to take just a few headshots and I love how they turned out. These headshots are great for Annie’s audition and they are good for so much more too – business headshots for a LinkedIn profile, business cards, websites or headshots for any type of creative endeavor like a new photo for your website, your resume, a musical audition, an acting audition – anything! If you need or want quick, easy, and new headshots for a good price, send me an email! Let’s spruce up your business or creative...

March Madness | Get your wedding discount!

Have you seen my social media posts about my special this month?? Welcome March! And with March, comes March Madness, so I’m offering $200 off weddings if you sign a contract and make a deposit during this month only as my own March Madness for YOU! And for all of you that don’t have a wedding in the upcoming months, if you refer a friend that is getting married and they sign up with me, you’ll get $50 off a session with me – photo, video, family, babies, engagements – whatever you would like! So send me an email to elsajcreates@gmail.com if you want to start a contract and let the madness begin! *wedding discounts are only for weddings in the summer months (May-August) that have not already signed a contract. Friend referral discounts cannot be used for sessions less than...

Taylor & Dallin | The Falls Reception

Not to be rivaled with their temple video, Taylor and Dallin’s reception video just might be one of the more fun videos I’ve done.  And with such a fun and beautiful couple with fun and wonderful friends and family in the new Falls Event Center in downtown Salt Lake, it was the perfect mix for the perfect reception.  Take a look for yourself!   Taylor and Dallin | Reception from Elsa Jensen on...

Taylor & Dallin | Salt Lake Temple Wedding

  The loveliest of couples for your Monday morning – Taylor and Dallin had such a beautiful wedding full of family and friends that love and support them.  It was a perfect day for a wedding in Salt Lake and it was wonderful to be a part of and be their videographer.  Congrats again to Taylor and Dallin and stay tuned to see their fun reception! Taylor & Dallin | Temple from Elsa Jensen on...

Baby Cruz | A Birth Story

This beautiful baby boy and his adorable parents are the sweetest – doesn’t it give you all the warm fuzzy cute feels? It’s always incredible to be there for a birth and witness a family come into being with a sweet little new baby and I loved being a part of Linzi’s birth and meeting little baby Cruz as he comes into the world.  Congrats again to the cute mama and papa! Having a baby and need someone to document it? Let’s chat about having a birth videographer and make sure you have a video for your next little babe!   Baby Cruz from Elsa Jensen on...

Jaylene & Kenny | Engaged

How fun is it that I get to be the photographer for one of my old roommates in college? I’m so excited to share this with Jaylene and Kenny – they are so fun and sweet with each other and perfect for pictures! It’s one of my favorite things about photography – being able to connect with people and see their relationships with each other – especially when its an old friend and her fiance! Stay tuned for their bridals and engagements!...

Hanah & Jake

I loved this wedding.  Seriously – it was such a great day! I always get so jazzed about the videos of couples that are so sweet and have such an awesome day and I definitely was excited about this video of Hanah and Jake.  They are so sweet with each other and so relaxed and easygoing with fun family and friends – it made for a wonderful day! And talk about dreamy first dances – sparklers?? You better watch 😉 Congrats again Hanah & Jake!   Hanah & Jake from Elsa Jensen on...

The McMullins | A Family

Is this not the cutest family you’ve ever seen?  I absolutely loved being able to take the McMullin’s family pictures with the birth of their new cute baby girl.  She and her brother are the cutest little pees in a pod – I love these sweet family moments.  Aren’t they just adorable?  ...

Emily & Payson | Reception

This was probably the funnest reception I have ever been to – no lies and no bias! It was awesome! You know when a couple says “We just hate going to receptions where all you do is say hi and then sit and eat, so we want people to have something to do at our wedding” that its going to be a really entertaining reception – and that is was! Can you say carnival wedding?? With popcorn, pretzels, cotton candy, carnival games, a live band, and yep – a HUGE blow up slide – it was definitely a night that we all enjoyed in the name of Emily and Payson’s new marriage (who took a slide down together – you’ll want to watch that for sure!). Congrats again to Payson and Emily! Emily & Payson | Reception from Elsa Jensen on...

The Vallinga’s | Family

This family is so much fun! With all of their kids together again for a short moment before they head off to college and high school, we took the opportunity to snag some quick family pictures and it was great! What an attractive bunch, don’t you think? Thanks for letting me do your family pictures Vallinga clan – I can’t wait to add more families in for the...