Wednesday, July 30, 2008

a heartfelt thank you...

the open house was a great success! thanks to all those that came out, saw the new digs, and had a swingin' bash with us!
we look forward to seeing you again as we continue to host more events and get involved with the downtown art community.
my best!
- duston

Monday, July 28, 2008

a teaser...

here's a teaser of some of the prints that will be available at our open house.
we have a bunch of various sizes of matted prints and a TON of gift cards to accommodate any likes.
come check us out to see more!

the open house is one night only!
monday, july 28th 6-10pm
400 s. 15 e.
(read blog entry below to get further details of parking).

look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, July 18, 2008


monday, july 28th 6-10pm
400 south 15 east (between state and main) downtown slc

we would love to see you all!
family and old-time pals, friends and clients, current love bunnies and art connoisseurs, my fellow blog buddies that i have yet to meet! come one come all!
(i better settle down or you'd think i'm trying to sell a white elephant like PT Barnum)

...but i am really excited if you can't tell. this studio/gallery space has been a TON of work in the making. i couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. many thanks to my two papa's and the other helping hands that have made this such a success, i am forever grateful for your endless help and gritty support.

what's to see?
photography work of all likes...fine art, weddings, couples and family portraits, travels, all my personal insights and explorations all created from a lovely box called a camera. we will have ton of work on display on the walls and wedding albums to browse. also we have plenty of matted fine art prints and gift cards to take home!

parking...please grab the map shown above for best directions for parking. there is no curbside parking in front of the studio space so it can get tricky. just remember we are on the street level on the north side of 4th south and across the street from the Ken Garff building. you can park at the Ken Garff bulding parking terrace, you can park at any available meeters in the surrounding area, or you can jump onto the TRAX at any place in the valley and hop off a half a block away from the studio (450 s. main).

again, we welcome you to our doors. we'd love to see you!
my best!
- duston

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

published featured wedding

check store shelves for the local Utah Bride and Groom Magazine. this particular publication runs from July 1st to the end of December. and we have a featured wedding! look for pages 64-67 to see Erin and Matt's winter wedding at the Salt Lake temple and the Salt Lake Hardware building.
thanks Erin and Matt! i had a wonderful time working with you and hope the pics's have done you well!
also, in the latter part of the magazine a have a handful of other random pic's in the "wedding album" section.

(i scanned these images from the magazine. i liked the blurred effect as the pages were lifting off the scanner bed. some may hate it and some may like it...)

new ad: utah bride and groom

check out my new ad in the Utah Bride and Groom magazine.
page 23.
this is and always will be one of my all-time favorite shots.


they are not invincible, do not be fooled. no matter how sleek and cool they may appear, no matter how clever their ads are, no matter how many bazillion people may stand in line for hours waiting for a new phone...they are all subject to murphy's law.
murphy's law: "if anything can go wrong, it will." or, "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong" or, "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way" get my point.

yes my mac crashed.

luckily enough i have all my work in it's entirety backed up....everything but....all my history of emails, and all my scheduled calendared events. nice. the 1% that wasn't backed up and it's crucial.
so i ask you to bare with me, if there was a scheduled event we had (other than a wedding) then please take a moment and throw me an email reminder of our scheduled it, family photo, engagements, bridals, etc. i am quite confident all the clients i know that had recent scheduled events are all back on a new calendar, but just to be safe - throw me a reminder anyways.
thanks for your understanding.

and just to clarify, i'd still have a mac over anything, but never think it's invincible. always back up!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

thank you

a heart felt thank you to the men and women who have died, have served, and continue to serve our country.
thank you for the freedom you protect and provide.
because of you my family lives on unthreatened soil, and my children can sleep at peace.
because of you i am able to follow my dreams and see them through.
because of you i have a voice, and a vision that i can freely share.
because of you i can believe and worship as i may.
thank you and may god bless.

this picture of Paul Revere's tomb was taken in Boston's Granary Cemetery.