Photographer, Amber Bauerle of Frosted Productions shares her latest photography, specializing in commercial, editorial and fashion photography.

Thanks for visiting my photography blog! For pricing and information go to I attempt to keep up to date on it, and have felt more motivated lately... so hopefully will be current eventually. This is a new blog since 2012, thought I would migrate my old posts over, but let's be honest, I don't think it will ever happen - so for now, enjoy my latest (and hopefully greatest). I usually write late at night, so please excuse my punctuality, sometimes I have something to say about a shoot, and other times I'm falling asleep, it's random, but at least you get to see the photos. I'm the only photographer and editor of Frosted Productions (get asked that a lot) - I will have admins help post photos, but I'm the one that always writes the posts - feel free to comment - I love to hear from others. xoxo

Posts Tagged 'outside photo location in utah county'

April 19, 2013

Family Photography session from last summer…


Utah Family Photographer

Family Photography by Utah Family Photographer, Amber Bauerle | J & A Family


This was a family photography session I did last summer, I love this field, I love this family.  “Young” families make the best candid portraits, and that’s a lot of times your only option when you have kids under the age of 5 running around… but that’s my favorite type of photography anyway. This session was a quick 30 minute Family Photography Session, many times kids won’t last longer than that, so I have to be on my toes ready to take the photos as the kids will sort of let you know when they are done.

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September 18, 2012

Utah Family Photographer | Beautiful family in an orchard wearing formal clothes with some major sun flare and cute photos of their 19 year old son ready to leave on an LDS mission.


Utah Family Photographer

family photographers in utah, the “t” family


OK. So when it comes to Family Photography I get asked a lot about how my pricing works, what you get with my family photo sessions, etc.  Many people don’t realize the HOURS I spend on my shoots, all photographers spend different amounts of time on their shoots and photos and have different levels of experience. Many of the photos I see on the internet are not edited, or retouched, maybe a quick “contrast boost” click and that’s it, this is fine, however very different than what I do so the pricing is different.

Often most of my clients are people that have knowledge about photography, if you don’t know or can’t tell the difference between good photos and average, then you wouldn’t understand how I charge for the photos perhaps.  My family sessions are not simply going somewhere for 20 minutes and clicking a couple of photos.  This particular family ended up with a thousand proofs, BECAUSE to get TRUE candid photos, you can’t stage the photo quickly.  Sometimes the first 20-30 minutes of a shoot we are getting to know each other, laughing and I’m casually clicking my camera.  Every family is usually a little stiff and uncomfortable at first, typically the parents have just been yelling at their kids to behave in the car, etc. ;)  So it’s important to get them warmed up.

So some things to think about is not only are you paying for a photographer that has the skills to take photos from the right angles with the right lighting and exposure but also a photographer that knows how to get a family to relax and interact, it is actually pretty difficult and not everyone can do it.  Plus remember the hours that are spent afterward having an eye to choose the best photos and then editing them to perfection and then there’s Photoshop – which really differentiates photographers.  Last year I edited out a little girl’s wet jeans on 20 photos because she had a potty accident and we were not near a bathroom… :)  It’s not as easy as it looks, and no matter how good you get, it’s still time consuming.  You can’t just “color” over the jeans that are wet, you need to keep the same textures, etc.

I have thought over and over and over, talked to my husband and tried to come up with a “mini family session” or something, but what happens is it somehow just turns into a regular one, because I am still spending the time setting up my studio or driving around looking for outdoor locations, either way there is much time spent before the shoot has even happened.  And then I usually end up getting so many great shots and then well… I just can’t leave great photos unedited – I just can’t help myself.

While looking at these photos, see if you can notice the candid shots, lighting, posing variety, angles, creativity, the post editing, the brightness of their eyes, the lack of shadows all over their faces, etc.  Okay, so enough about that – I mean this is my blog, so thought it would be a good idea to educate any people out there that don’t understand the difference between photographers, pricing, etc. ;)  And there are MANY AMAZING photographers out there, I’m not saying that there aren’t.

Okay now for this family…

I love family photos in an orchard, I normally don’t like “formal” clothing for family photos, but when the mom wanted to do it I knew she could pull it off.  I want to know colors, clothing, accessories before any shoot, that is part of the consultation call that I do to give tips and help develop the location/concept, props, etc.

This family’s oldest son is getting ready to leave on an LDS Mission for 2 years and so I highlighted him and did some “mission photos” as well. For those of you reading this that don’t know much about the LDS religion, all young men at the age of 19 are encouraged to serve a 2 year mission, they fill out paperwork and then wait to hear where they will be going!

And YES, I am obsessed with sun flare.

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March 9, 2012

A children photography session that has fall colors you will not believe are real, I still can’t believe it myself, and I was there.


Utah Children Photography

leave the parents at home, children photography session


I cannot believe the fall colors in this shoot.  When I found this spot this past Fall, I about died, I was screaming and jumping (really it was bad).  I was excited about the beautiful paths and Fall colors and didn’t think it could get better but kept walking and then I see this beautiful field that had the most beautiful red, orange and yellow fall colors on trees surrounding it.

This shoot was originally supposed to be with the whole family but at the last minute their dad couldn’t come and so we decided to do the shoot with just the kids.  It was fun, I think they got a workout because I made them run through the field a hundred times.  I also love when children, teens or whatever hold hands it is so cute, but that age of “children” isn’t really into “holding hands”.  Well, they still did for me a little. ;)

Take a second and look at this first shot – those colors are real, I really had never seen anything like it, for all the trees to be in full autumn bloom without leaves that had fallen very much – amazing.  I also love in this photo how the sun just barely touches the tops of their hair.

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February 27, 2012

Engagement Photography photo slide shows of the most editorial, beautiful couple!


Utah Engagement Photography

l+j engagement photography video slide shows


Wow…. I really could do engagement shoots every single day. I love how “in love” couples are when they are engaged… not that it changes when they are married for years (well maybe a little.)   :)

I love music, I love photos to music, having years of dance training, choreographing and coaching allows me to “choreograph” the photos to music.  You will know what I mean if you have seen my photo slide shows.  I can’t wait to edit their wedding day videography, such a stunningly beautiful couple.

These videos are so fun to play during a reception, open house, luncheon, etc.  It’s also fun to add dating photos to them as well and then have bridal photos all looping on a DVD playing over and over.

All of my wedding packages come with free DVD slideshows of the engagement, bridals and wedding photos for FREE!  Just a little bonus to have…  If you are interested in booking a wedding with us, make sure to fill out our wedding form to get prices and a call from me to go over the details!

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September 1, 2011

Utah Children Photographer sadie is turning 4 – children photography session   I love this shoot, Sadie is so cute and fun.  She is actually only 3 years old (almost 4), she seems a lot older to me, I think she may be taller than my 4 year old though.  She was my little buddy, […]


Utah Children Photographer

sadie is turning 4 – children photography session


I love this shoot, Sadie is so cute and fun.  She is actually only 3 years old (almost 4), she seems a lot older to me, I think she may be taller than my 4 year old though.  She was my little buddy, we kind of just went off and did our own thing, and she was great!  I even told her a princess story about “Princess Sadie” and her magical glitter (I think that’s how it went), so she would hold very still and look at me for some of her close ups. :)  A lot of multi-tasking while shooting manually, thinking about all of my settings, lighting, etc. trying to get her to look at the camera and then also thinking up a princess story at the same time to keep her still – not bad…. I think it worked though, I have to say these pics are just beautiful, and so candid – my favorite.

I was able to sneak a few shots of her little brother and sister too.

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September 30, 2010

Baseball is Life… so is family.


Utah Children Photographer

riley, jayde and starr children portrait photography session

Okay, I love this family! They have the cutest kids! And they were such troopers (I can’t believe I said, “troopers” but can’t think of something better at the moment). This was the longest shoot because we had to buy some time while we waited for the lighting on the baseball field – but that was fine with me because I got to take even more photos of these cute kids. Riley is the most amazing baseball player – I mean pitching at 92 miles per hour at age 15? Come on… His Dad jokes that Riley is his retirement, I think he may be right… ;) When somebody books a shoot, I like to think about what they like to do together, etc. and this family is constantly eating, breathing and sleeping “baseball”…

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September 29, 2010

15 minute unplanned shoot with two adorable blue eyed girls.


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mylie & shaylie mini-photography shoot


So this wasn’t an official shoot… I’m lucky that my cousin has the most adorable little girls. As I drove up to a family get together I noticed this white fence – the lighting was good so I went in and asked Mylie & Shaylie’s mom if I could steal them for a second before dinner – 15 minutes later we had some super cute photos!

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July 30, 2010

Utah Portrait Photography Session of two beautiful sisters…


Utah Portrait Photography

linsey & kylie part-1B portrait photography session


Part B of this shoot previously posted – different looks.

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