New year’s special
$150 to own digital files of your biggest group (reg. $195)
Additional Smaller group prices
Groups 3 or more $30
Groups 2 or more $20
Family photography at Ledgemere (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Call now to book you family photo session 801 803-0466
Thanks to the Godfrey family for letting us show off their beautiful family portrait.
Barrus Photography is proud to be Utah’s choice for family photographers. We have been taking family portraits for over 30 years. We care that you look you very best.
Click this link to view more great pictures taken by Steve barrus at Murray Park.
Thanks to the Imig family for letting us show off their outdoor family portraits taken in big cottonwood canyon.
Big cottonwood canyon is a great place to take outdoor family portraits. So glad it’s time to move outdoors again. I would love to take your outdoor family portraits. Big cottonwood canyon is awesome. Murray park and Wheeler farm are also great! Check out example of all three of these locations for outdoor family portraits by clicking the link below.
Ledgemere at Big Cottonwood Canyon is a great place for your family photography because it is so beautiful. If you want a truly outdoor Family portrait unmarred by the world Ledgemere is your place. Set in the beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon and surrounded by beautiful trees, Ledgemere is a gorgeous Family Portrait Destination.
Family portraits at Ledgemere are gorgeous!
Some important things to keep in mind if you choose Ledgemere for you family photography destination:
- Family Portraits cannot be taken at Ledgemere during the summer between 11:30-2:00 because of the lighting.
- During the rest of the year Family Portraits can be taken any time of the day at Ledgemere.
- Have fun! Many families plan to stay at the farm after their pictures are done so they can do more exploring and meet the animals!
- Barrus has been doing family portraits for over 26 years.
- We are the BEST at getting your whole family looking (and smiling!) at the camera
- Barrus family portraits hang in hundreds of homes in Utah.
- Large groups are no problem for Barrus. We have done family portrait groups as large as 15o people!
- We are fast! Our clients love how fast we can pose their family and start snapping their gorgeous family portraits!
- We are simply the best family portrait studio in Utah
Thanks for visiting Barrus photography in Utah web site. We are the family photographers to choose for the most amazing family portraits. You will not be sorry when you choose Barrus for your family portraits. Your family portraits will be the best family portraits you have ever had. Once you have come to Barrus photography portrait studio in Utah you will return time and time again for all of your family portrait needs. Absolutely the number one choice for your family photographers.
Steve’s favorite lens for family portraits is his cannon 70-200mm lens. This is a great family portraits lens because he can quickly go from a full length shot to a close up head shot. It’s also a great lens for family portraits because with the 200mm focal length he can get those beautiful background out of focus pictures. This effect gives his family portraits almost a three dimensional look. This is a look that the normal eye cannot see. Steve likes to present to the viewer a view of the world that he or she is not ever seen before. Another way to create this look in family portraits is by using the lowest possible aperture the lens has to offer. Steve’s second favorite lens for family portraits is his 35mm wide angle lens. He likes this lens for family portraits for the same reason he likes the 200mm lens. It also gives the viewer a look at the world in a way that the normal eye cannot see. The 35mm lens of course gives steve’s family portraits a wide look. This is a very fun perspective especially when shooting from a high angel. Steve loves to shoot family portraits from very high and very low angles. Family portraits shots taken from ground level are very fun and exciting. It especially makes men look strong and powerful. Family portraits shots taken from a very high angel are also extremely interesting.
Action family portraits are also really fun to take and very exciting to see. Steve uses a very fast shutter speed to stop the action in his family portraits. The emotion that can be captures is killer cool. Little snap shots of life can be captures in family portraits with action shots. Laughing, jumping, running and walking are all action ideas that Steve tries to capture with every shoot.
Post production work on family portraits is what steve likes to call the second creation. Taking the family portrait is the first creation. The most important and first step in post-production is color correction. Steve shoots raw family portrait images not jpgs because a raw file is almost like a negative. It allows you to adjust the exposure and color balance post-production. After the photographs are properly color corrected then the fun begins. With photoshop there is a endless amount of manipulation that can be done on family photography images. One of the most popular manipulations done on famiy photography images is make me skinnier. Almost everyone wants to be a bit skinnier. Get rid of my double chin is also very popular. The most common retouching that is done at family photography images is blemishes removal and shine reduction. family photography fly away hairs can also be taken care of quite easily. Sometimes we fix clothing. For example when someone does not wear the right color shirt we can change the color of the shirt to match with the rest of the people in the photograph. Retouch is only done at Barrus photography studio in Utah when we make the family photography prints. We you own your own images and make your own prints there will be no retouching done on the images. That is why we recommend that even if you own your images you should have the most important family photography images printed by Barrus photography
Thanks to the Balls family for allowing us to show off their family portrait.
Thanks to the Peters family for letting us show of their family portrait in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Thanks to the Hanks family for letting us show of their family photos taken in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon Thanks to the Bond family for letting us show off their beautiful family portrait
Big Cottonwood Canyon Thanks to the Mears family for letting us show off their beautiful family portrait