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Becky and Annika

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Camera Shy

What could be worse than having cancer?

"Your child having cancer." This is the answer Becky Adams gave to me one heart-wrenching day last spring. This was May of 2014. Becky had just relapsed, meaning her Colon Cancer was back for a second time.

Becky and her husband Brandon started Camera Shy Photography in May of 2011 in Lehi, UT. Within two years, she had three studios: her original studio in Lehi, UT, one in Jordan Landing and the other in Gardner Village. It is very apparent from the moment you walk into any Camera Shy studio, that Becky’s passion for professional photography at a budget friendly price, is extremely important to her. No one should have to pay thousands of dollars to photograph their family. EVERYONE is worthy of exceptional service, and having those timeless moments captured by professional photographers. With this in mind, she set out to create Camera Shy.

A year into the establishment of Camera Shy, Becky was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. It was far from ideal, but if you know Becky, she is a fighter: the most kind, selfless, loving, audacious fighter you will ever meet! If you did not know Becky had cancer, you would never be able to guess. She would go to Chemo treatment on Monday and be found shooting sessions on the following Wednesday, no joke! That year she beat cancer, and was put in remission. The same year, Becky opened up her third studio, expanding Camera Shy rapidly!

In March of 2014, mine and Becky’s paths crossed once again. I had known Becky from high school, (“Go Hawks!”). Seeing her again, we decided to go out to lunch one afternoon. Our lunch date lasted for three and a half hours, and I left there with a new career at Camera Shy as their Company Photography Trainer. I was extremely excited to start this new adventure.


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The bunnies are coming!
Cute fuzzy bunnies
Starting March 17th
Our Real bunnies are available for all sessions starting next week at each Camera Shy location. Make the most of those cute new Easter suits and dresses this year, because nothing makes for a sweeter spring picture than your child with a fluffy new bunny. So hop to it with a Camera Shy appointment for a Spring Session!
Fun and unique photography

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2013 Favorite Images

It's difficult to look at any of our sessions without falling in love with the images captured - but here's a small sample of the many shots that stood out while reviewing this year's photos. Visit our facebook page and website gallery to see more of our personal favorites.

Big things happened in 2013! Two new studios, lots of amazing new photographers, and an incredible group of customers helped Camera Shy shoot almost 10,000 sessions this year!

Thanks for being a part of Camera Shy. It's people like you who make all of this possible.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a special New Year's Offer!


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New Studio at Gardner Village!
Camera Shy is coming to Gardner Village!
If you love Camera Shy, you'll be thrilled to hear that starting on December 1st, we'll have a permanent outdoor setting in historic Gardner Village! Schedule your holiday shoot before they're gone.
We're only opening 100 slots for December, so don't wait!
Book your appointment
Our new location is right at the entrance of
Gardner Village at 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan
Sample Photos
Sample Photos
Gardner Village Logo

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Crazy easy face edits using Portrait Professional

Over the weekend I taught a Photoshop Elements class at the Pinners Expo and I spent a few minutes demonstrating this cool program. Everyone really loved it, so I decided to do a blog post on it.

We get asked all the time "can you edit my face?" The answer is yes we can! We charge a $5 fee for basic retouching like blemish removal or scratch and bruise removals. We charge $15 and up for more detailed edits.

Throughout my years of photography and editing I have come across a software called Portrait Professional. I originally saw this program while it was in it beta stage and I wasn't 100% sold on the way the images looked when using the software.

The software has come a long ways since it was originally introduced. I feel like it's a quick and easy fix for someone who enjoys manipulating their own images or for someone who can't afford to have all of their images retouched.

The program can:

  • Fix skin blemishes
  • Reduce and remove wrinkles
  • Soften the skin
  • Reshape parts of the face
  • Enhance the eye and mouth shape color and sharpness
  • Smooth, recolor and thicken the subject's hair
  • Adjust the lighting on the face

You can either purchase the program by downloading it online at: Here it gives you an option to try it or to buy it. I recommend buying it because you can usually get it for 50% off and this makes it only $39.95! They also have a nice introductory video here.


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Good Things Utah - Pin of the Week

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Camera Shy

DIY Family Photo Shoot

Watch Shyloh Belnap from A Page 4 all Seasons and Camera Shy on Good Things Utah's Pin of the week.

Shlyoh tries her hand at DIY family photography by following a Pinterest post's instructions - check out her blog to see the results!


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We're Open in Jordan Landing

Posted on July 30, 2013 by Camera Shy
Family Photography

Now Open at Jordan Landing

West Jordan

7742 Campus View Dr


101 North 1200 East
  • Dozens of New Walls
  • 4 New Shooting Rooms
  • Fun & Friendly Staff
  • Same Great Service!

Fun and Unique Photography

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New Studio in West Jordan

New Studio - Grand Opening July 15th!

Jordan Landing in West Jordan, Utah
7742 Campus View Drive
Located just behind Dickey's Barbeque Pit

Newborns, Families, Children
Special Offer Savings Coupon

Newborns! New Families! New Memories! New Studio!

UPDATE: An email certificate has been sent to our first 100 appointments. Thanks to those who participated!

Our first 100 Appointments at Jordan Landing will receive $20 Off their session, Plus 2 FREE Sheets! No coupon necessary. Valid on the first 100 appointments booked at Jordan Landing before September 1st! Click Here or call 801.766.4466 to book an appointment soon!

Newborns, Families, Children...

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Congratulations to Stephanie Cryer, Melissa Hopkins, Averie Pratt, Connie Bond, and Renata Coon!

You are all winners for our Mother Daughter Look Alike contest! Give the studio a call to book your free indoor session! 801-766-4466.

We will post a new photo contest shortly. Thanks for playing!


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Good Things Utah...Crafty ways to get your kids to do chores!

With spring in the air I am REALLY feeling the need to clean my house!  I am quickly realizing I need my kids' help to do this so I created a few ideas to help get things done.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and I would LOVE to give credit for this cute idea but there was only a picture, and not a link anywhere!  Since I have 3 kids I got 3 buckets with the supplies needed for them to do their chores.  I put a tag on the bucket with their "to do list".  When they finish this chore, I am going to let them draw a lottery ticket!
This lottery ticket is where I got my craft on!  I went to CAMERA SHY IN LEHI and told them I needed a decent picture of myself (hard to do!) holding a frame.  It was easy because they have so many props they grabbed this frame right away!  They snapped me some pics and I picked my favorite one.

Because they give me the CD of pictures, I was able to use photoshop and add a white square inside the frame and then just simply print these puppies at Costco.

With a thin sharpie marker I wrote in the "prize" they will get for completing their chore.

Using 2 parts metallic paint to 1 part dish soap, paint a square of paint on a piece of contact paper or clear tape.  Let dry and re-paint as needed for coverage.

Cut the contact paper to the size of the square on your picture.  Now it is ready to be scratched off!

The kids will love the surprise and the fun of scratching off this card when they finish their chores.  (I'm not going to guarantee they will love the actual chore, heehee) 
I love this idea because I can make their chores match my room and look like decor! To start, I will give you instructions on how to make this cute little puppies and then I will tell you how I use them!
I wanted the color on my candlesticks to show through as being white so I painted each wooden candlestick with a coat of white paint first.

I then applied Aquaphore (but I think you can also use vaseline) to the areas I wanted to have the white show through.
Paint the top coat you would like.  I used blue paint.

Sand the Candlestick with sand paper and the white will show through effortlessly.  LOVE easy distressing!

Glue a wooden 4" disk (painted blue) to the top of your candlestick.  Glue the glass jar to the top of the wooden disk. I used E6000 glue.  I then tied ribbons and a tag with a picture of my kids (love that I can print Camera Shy pictures to any size) to each jar.  One jar got a tag that simply says "done".

Next I got some popsicle sticks from the craft store and wrote the chores I wanted each kid to do on the stick.  I used my crop-a-dile hole punch to punch a hole and tie a ribbon on the top of each stick.  Each stick has a different color of ribbon for each child.
I used one of my pictures from Camera Shy to make these "Mom Bucks" on my computer.

Now, are you wondering what to do with all this?  It is simple!  I just put the sticks in each jar for each child at the beginning of the day.  When they have completed their chore, they will get to put that popsicle stick in the "done" jar.  At the end of the day I pay each child by putting their mom bucks in their jar.  They can cash them in at the end of the week.  I like using mom bucks so kids don't lose the money throughout the week, but they get to see it add up as they do their chores.

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