Portrait photographers

Portrait photographers


Steve Barrus and Jenny Gamboa are the best portrait photographers in Utah.

They are the portrait photographers that treat you like king and queen of the world.  Jenny and Steve the portrait photographers team will photography you and your groom in the most flattering poses you have ever seen.  Beginning with full length poses they will photograph you in romantic poses and fun crazy poses.  The steve and Jenny portrait  photographers tag team will capture all the traditional poses along with all of the fun and crazy poses.


portrait photographers began taking engagement pictures as soon as the camera was invented.  From that time forward  there have been amazing portrait photographers.   Portrait  photographers began taking pictures in the early 1840’s.   During this period, photography had very little commercial use, but the idea of creating memories of the engagement day by portrait photographers was already born. Mainly because of equipment limitations, portrait  photographers remained studio photographers for more then a century. In the 1800s there were no paper photographs, no multiple photographs, no albums. There was only a daguerreotype portrait on a tiny copper sheet. As the years passed, technology changed how photographs were produced and presented.

Before photographic paper, portrait photographers used glass plates, tin sheets, and copper sheets. In the beginning of the 20th century, the production of color photographs became possible, but the process was too unreliable (until the 1950′s) for portrait photographers. Colors shifted and faded after a short period of time, so photographers continued to work with black and white film. While technology led to the invention of new materials used for producing photography film and better chemistry to process it, portrait photographers techniques remained the same until the end of WWII.

The idea of capturing the event itself was born during the “baby boom” after the Second World War. This surge created profitable opportunities for portrait photographers to shoot bridal without a contract or “on speculation”. Using their new portable roll film based cameras and compact flashbulb lighting, portrait photographers would show up, shoot a engagement and then try to sell the photos to the bride and groom. Some of them were military trained photographers, but most were amateurs who took advantage of the portability of small, newly designed cameras.

Despite low quality results, these portrait photographers created competition and forced the studio photographers to start working on location. Trying to imitate the studio settings, engagement photographers would have to bring heavy photography equipment and bulky lighting to engagement locations. While it was almost impossible to document a full engagement using limited amount of expensive film, even candid shots were posed after the ceremony.

The traditional portrait photographers style of beautiful poses created in a studio or on location using studio quality lighting has been practiced for more then a hundred years: until the early 1970s it was practically the only style of engagement photography. A dynamic change in the photo industry evolved changing the traditional portrait photographers style into a new style called engagement photojournalism or documentary style: in other words, the style which captures the engagement as it unfolds. While requiring serious skills, talent, and experience this style was misinterpreted as a series of snapshots which any 35mm camera equipped amateur could take. This opened a gate for weekend shooters who could get away with a series of candid shots and sell it under the guise of portrait photographers photojournalism. While both styles have advantages and drawbacks, neither of them is the primary style for most professional portrait photographers today. Driven by the glamorous look of classic photos which still have their places on the covers of engagement magazines as well as technological advantages that allow modern portrait photographers to document a wedding with less effort, clients began requiring a mixed or blended style of engagement photography. With the invention of digital photography, new creative opportunities emerged. Digital cameras allow deeper coverage of the event with a virtually unlimited amount of photographs taken, and great design opportunities. While traditional film photography is still widely used, it is obvious that the future belongs to digital portrait photographers.

portrait photographers are killer cool.  They have the best job on the planet.

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portrait photographers love going to the many beautiful reception centers.  Magnolia Grove, Melenial falls, and Heritage gardens are just a few of the great reception centers portrait photographers get to go to

portraits photographers do have to worry about the weather.  Many bridal events are outdoor.  If the weather turns bad it can be a very unhappy day for the bride and groom

portrait photographers get to photograph  the happiest even people have in their entire life their wedding.

portraits photographers sometimes get to eat the great food at weddings.

One of the coolest shots portraits photographers get is the cake cutting shots.  Especially when the bride and groom smash the cake in each others faces.