High School Senior Portraits!
We had fun photographing Samantha's
in our studio gardens located in American Fork, Utah.
Here are a few of the comments that have been left under her posting.
James Teancum Kimball; wicked
Mindy Lamprecht; sooo cool!!
Danielle Randle; Is that lighting real? This is a cool picture. Wish I could come to Utah and get some pictures done.
Ricki Resue Shaffer; WOW !! Great shot buddy !!!
Deborah Dewey Gravett; An award winner for sure!
Tiffany Statham; That's my girl! Great Work Alan , we love you guys!
Mariah Ann Mace; SOOOO COOL SAM
Rachel Kirsten Day; it looks great sam! you are so cute! :)
Erykah Cain; TO COOL! :D
Tony Oswald Freaking; epic.
Preston Ward; THAT is sweet
Kailey VandeMerwe; I'm in love with this picture...
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Our latest award!
||We've been given a 5 star rating from WeddingWire!
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Here's Doris' latest entry to her "Nature Sleeps" infant line of fine art.
Do we include
the camera files?
Most of our packages have included computer files. Whether it is a small file for Facebook, a medium file for scrap booking, or a high resolution file for archiving; we have packages that will suit your needs!
Place your mouse over this picture to see a "before and after".
We spend hours getting the image
We accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, and payment plan.
We enjoy photographing dance studios, gymnastics, vocal and sports, either on location or in our studio. We'll bring backdrops and professional lighting. Each print will have your studio's logo! On-line ordering, sorting and printing... we'll take care of everything for you!
Our bridal portrait was awarded first place in the Utah State Fair Photography Exhibition. We really excel at photographing weddings in Salt Lake, Utah county and destination locations!
- Awarded first place in the American Fork Steel Days Photography Exhibition. Doris really knows how to pose newborn, infants, children, and toddlers! This tender moment was captured in our portrait studio.
Here's a snapshot of Doris accepting her award from the Utah County Art Gallery. It's nice to get recognition. She really wowed the judges with her infant photography.
- Voted Best Photography Studio in Utah Valley, FOUR TIMES! - So, places like American Fork, Orem, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Highland and Alpine all like our wedding, children, HS senior, and family photography!
Spring Portraits in our Gardens
The tulips and daffodills are poking up!
We love this time of year! Winter finally in retreat! Even though we have a cozy, modern studio; your family can have their portrait taken in a natural setting outside in our gardens!
The days are short, and sometimes it's hard to get off work during the daylight hours. Saturdays can be so jam packed that we have no time to spare. That's OK, we use studio lighting and can photograph outside any time of the day or night. It's a unique look that takes hours of practice, that as far as I know, we are the only ones to offer.
Each year, Doris and I scout our the best, best areas for portraits. Let us know when you have your family gathered together, and we'll tell you the best place to be photographed.
We can handle large groups in our back gardens or
up in American Fork Canyon with no problem!
In addition to the main photo, each individual family with receive a mini-session. Grandparents with the grandchildren? Just the siblings? Some images outside, and the rest inside?
Any combination you desire is included in your session!
Remember, we offer a no excuses guarantee!
Whether it's an individual session, or a large group, you can trust us!
"Why do you use lights, outside, in the middle of the day?"
It's pretty simple, really. If you want the sky to be a pretty blue, you have to expose for the bright, bright sky. When you do, your subjects will be under exposed.
When I bring lights, I use them to balance out a photo. It also removes the blue tint, providing a nice pleasant skin tone.
Here's a photo I took while setting up my lights. Notice how you can see the mountain, but everything else is too dark? If you lighten the entire file in Photoshop, you might get their faces looking better, but then the sky and highlights are washed out. And even then, the details in the shadows will not look correct.
Don't settle for "Natural light photographers!"
Natural lighting; with portable studio lighting providing balance.
You get the best of both, but it takes lots and lots of practice!
Extended Family Portraits
Why exclude a family, just because you can't schedule a time that works for everyone?
We can take photos of the "missing" families at a later time, and insert them into the main portrait!
Planning on a destination wedding?
Do you have any idea how much a photographer in California, Nevada, or even Hawaii can cost! And who knows how talented they are. Don't take a risk! Take us with you!
But if closer to home is more your style, summer and fall weddings in Manti, Logan, Salt Lake, Draper, Oquirrh, American Fork, Provo and other LDS temples are especially beautiful this time of year!
Are you selling your home? I'm your photographer!
In addition to photographing people, I'm EDGEhomes' architecture photographer. I photograph for them, and many other real estate agencies. Whether your home is large or small, I've got you covered!
Why do people keep using us when they could get a cut-rate price with Groupon, Living Social, or the neighbor down the street?
- Customer service
- We meet with you before our photographic session to discuss locations, clothing, and portrait investments. Doris will answer your questions and make sure we're a good fit for your upcoming special day. No surprises!
- We'll photograph your session with plenty of time for all possible combinations.
- We'll meet again to review your images and to place your order. No impersonal "on-line" ordering. We'll project the images larger than life, letting you see the twinkle in your children's eye... and the cell phone in your husband's pocket! (yes, we'll remove it for you!)
- Constant training
- Natural light is nice... but we can use portable lights to get the perfect look any time of the day.
- Posing that is natural looking, but makes you look your best!
- Professional equipment
- Radio controlled flashes, highest quality lenses, ultra high megapixel cameras, and the latest versions of Adobe software
- Our Guarantee
- 100% you will be thrilled money back guarantee.
- If at the review, you do not find an image you absolutely love, we'll refund your session fee or will re-photograph your family.
You've seen us at the
$59 Missionary Special
- Missionary session
- High resolution file
- Assorted sizes of wallets for lobby plaque
- A FREE tie courtesy of the Missionary Mall in Orem
- Family session!
Missionary portraits are included in all Senior packages
Back when Alan was a photographer in the US Air Force (he retired after 20 years as a Master Sergeant), he photographed a tough clientele! Now he relies on Doris' gentle touch to make everyone look their best. While he fine tunes the equipment and lights, she is getting everyone posed and looking their best. A bend at the waist, or a tilt to the head. She'll know how to make you look fantastic!
When President George W. Bush was re-elected, Alan was selected to be in charge of his Art Department for the presidential inaugural committee. Soon after that, he was the head illustrator for the Air Force Surgeon General. To become a certified photographer, he has taken rigorous tests and has had his photographic artwork evaluated by a panel of Professional Photographers of America qualified judges. Adobe has certified him as an Expert in multiple versions of Adobe Photoshop.
|WELCOME TO DS PORTRAITS!
DS Portraits is a Utah portrait studio located in American Fork, Utah, but available for destination weddings and on location family portrait sessions worldwide. We enjoy creating infant, baby, child portraits, family portraits, commercial photography, events, dance studio, high school senior and wedding photography in our indoor studio, our beautiful gardens, or on location. We are a small, tight knit portrait studio showcasing the talents of Doris and Alan Harwell. We STRIVE to capture the most heartfelt and unique wedding and family photography in the country! In all honesty though, it's our CLIENTS that make us the best Salt Lake City and surrounding areas wedding and family photographers. We know you could have used some internet coupon, you probably could have found someone cheaper. We strive to make your experience and your portrait investment better through our personalties and quality photography.
We will travel the world shooting destination photography in amazing locations like Maui Hawaii, St. Thomas, and The US Virgin Islands. We have experience shooting destination Temple weddings all over the U.S. like LA, San Diego, Hawaii, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Newport Beach. We would love to be your destination photographer. We will photograph in or at many of the most popular Utah wedding venues in Utah, such as: Northampton House, White Willow, La Caille, The Canyons Resort, The Grand America, McCune Mansion, Market Street Grill, Park City, Noah's, Heritage Gardens, Le Gardine, Red Butte Gardens, Eldredge Manor, Thanksgiving Point, Tuscany, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Canterbury Place, the Memorial House and Sundance Resort. And of course every beautiful LDS Temple around from Bountiful to Draper to the Oquirrh Temple. Where ever you need us to be, we will be there to share your most special day :)
All images were taken by, and are copyrighted by, DS Portraits
363 N 100 East, American Fork, Utah 84003