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Extended Family Portraits |  Specialty of the House

Studio Portraits  can be scheduled anytime, rain or shine.  Choose your color palette,  from light and airy to rich and painterly.  In-studio portraits can be accomplished for groups up to 75 people or so.

Garden Portraits here at our historic South Temple property are very popular from May to October.   Late-morning sessions offer ideal light for groups during the summer time.  In the fall, almost time of day works.  And don’t worry about the weather, we have some great tricks for adding “sunshine’ on gloomy days.

Nearby Location Portraits offer you some wonderful Utah scenery for your portrait, from mountain settings to soft grass savannas.  Generally, we like to schedule locations sessions in the last hour of daylight.  Ask about our current favorite locations!

Home Portraits can be personal and story-telling.  A home portrait can be created in the yard, with your house, softly in the background, or inside relaxing in your favorite room.  We have 40 years experience adding soft flattering light to any situation, so leave the lighting up to us.  Most often, we schedule outdoor home portraits for late in the afternoon or evening.  Indoor sessions can be done anytime but are best in daylight, so that your windows glow and rooms feel full of light.

 Busath Color Palettes

To help you coordinate clothing we will send you our Busath Color Palettes, samples of well dressed families.  Each PDF palette includes 3 or 4 color swatches.  Choose a palette and share it with your family to assure a coordinated (but not too “matchy”) look.

How to Keep it Timeless

Build a base of neutral fabrics.  Consider an accent color on children because they make a great focal point. 

Don’t mix lights and darks.  Choose a dark-on-dark theme or a light-on-light look to unify the group. 

Avoid bold patterns.

Dark clothes slenderize. So do longer sleeves and wearing the same tone on top and bottom. 

Layer to add interest and depth.

For a stunning formal portrait blend rich, understated colors. Layers of darker tones simplify the overall look, while adding depth.

Lay out the clothing in the room where your portrait will live.  Snap a photo and bring it to your planning session. 

Bring options. We have dressing rooms here for quick changes, so if you’re questioning, bring it along!

Because extended families vary so much, please call for a Free Session Quote

Our studio number is 801-364-6645.  We’re open Tues-Fri 10-6 and Saturdays 10-2


Call for a free consultation. We’re always happy to chat. 


Our hours (MST):

Tuesday – Friday 10AM to 6PM 

Saturday 10AM to 2PM

We’d absolutely love to help you plan your family portrait session in advance!

Please consider stopping by the studio (by appointment is best) and see examples of different styles available.  At this time, we can gather a little information about your family to help us to create a more meaningful and authentic portrait.

At this planning meeting, we can also offer suggestions about clothing choices, makeup and accessories.

We would be happy to stop by your home, if you’d rather, and see where you’ll be hanging this next masterpiece.  Often a home visit inspires great ideas for color and preferences that help our photographers immensely.

Planning Sessions are always free of charge.

First we schedule a brief Planning Session, at our studio, on the phone or in your home. 

About a week after your session, meet up to View and Select with Allison Staheli or  Linda Smoot, both expert at helping you choose the right sizes and finish for your home.  They’ll also guide you to the best value in gift portraits, greeting cards and display prints.  This service is free of charge.

Expert Retouching is always included at no additional charge on all Busath Portraits.  Our in-house artists and print makers will pay special attention to all your individual requests.

We can frame it with all styles, from modern to classical and over 100 moldings to choose from.  

Delivery and installation is available, and finished portraits are generally ready in about 30 days.  

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