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Illuminated Moments

Blanding , UT
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LOCATION

507 W 100 S
Blanding , UT US 84511 (map)

PHONE

480-532-8772

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Who We Are: Illuminated Moments. IM. As founder, owner, and loudest person on the block Kara, myself, is the photographer. My assistant follows me around picking up the things I forgot,... Read more
Who We Are: Illuminated Moments. IM. As founder, owner, and loudest person on the block Kara, myself, is the photographer. My assistant follows me around picking up the things I forgot, acting as a tree, and pretending to laugh at my jokes. James... James gives me money... he is my husband and he takes suprisingly amazing pictures. :D To learn more about each of us check out our website: http://illuminatedmoments.com We are not a polygamist couple. Just thought I would clear that up before you thought it. ;) Phoenix is the hottest place on the planet, that is why we no longer live there. We wanted to know what hell was like... now we know and now we go to church. Any excuse to leave the heat was a good one but destination weddings are the best. Feel especially free to hire us if you are getting married in Rome. We feel our photography speaks for itself. So, the questions remains: when can we expect to hear from you?

Why our brides choose us:
1. Well, I was just informed that we "pure awesome".
2. We are not afraid to get dirty, climb trees or roll in the mud to get the photo we want.
3. I have a super incredible art director with a photo shoot utility belt! That's Anita! :D
4. I might be a little bit crazy!
5. I will never tell you to say "cheese!"

Services:


We offer all sorts of products and packages that vary to cover however small or large you wedding may be! For specifics please e-mail us at info@illuminatedmoments.com, vist our website: http://illuminatedmoments.com, or give us a call/text 480-532-8772. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Most definitely. From mid-day to late evening, noon weddings and night weddings, indoor and out, I have done most everything. 
 
 We also bring our one lightings and lighting equipment so we are prepared for time issues, late grandmothers, and anything mother nature has up her sleeve.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital. Film is cool too but I shoot digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
There are four of us here. I am the photographer but the other three are learning fast, mostly they just make sure I look good.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Unless I die, or am struck by lighting, or some other act of God, yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never more than one event a day, very rarely more than two events per month.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Any of the three others I work with would take over if I die (really that is about the only thing that would prevent me from showing up) they would be there themselves and then would start down the list of backup photographers to call.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 -Nikon D700 bodies, f/2.8 70-200mm lens, various prime lenses, SB600 speed light, Alien Bees strobe lights, reflectors, an assistant(s)/second shooter, a few pocket wizards, etc. etc. 
 
 I seriously doubt this question is interesting to most of you but if you want a detailed list of what is in my bag just email me. :D 
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Most definitely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day. Hourly is dumb. Dumb. Ask me why sometime.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do require a meal break, we really like food and after seven hours of shooting food is appreciated that much more, but we only require the client to provide it if they are not happy with us leaving the venue.
Do you charge for travel?
Depends, where do you want to take me? 
 
 We travel for free throughout Utah and Arizona. And then we do charge accordingly for travel.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-8 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing as jpegs.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online album is up for 275 days.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but you can always purchase the copyrights. :)
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Absolutely! We take great photos it would be sad if we couldn't share them. BUT, if you don't want us to we can handle that as well.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Absolutely, at proofs.illuminatedmoments.com
What kind of albums do you offer?
Lots. Email me and I will send you a list.
When will the client get the final album?
3-5 weeks after it is ordered.

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Anita
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kara is super woman!! Not only did she find a way to do our formal pictures when she was so pregnant she was about to pop, but she took the most beautiful photo I've ever had. Even my husband, who hates photos of himself absolutely loved how these turned out. They are magazine worthy and its not just because my husband and I are so dashing! She took us to the perfect spot and when it started drizzling on us, instead of calling it quits early she used it and created this beautiful fairytale like backdrop for us! Everyone just can't stop commenting on how beautiful our photos are. Kara is an amazingly talented photographer, who is good at putting you at ease and helping you loosen up. She is so flexible and laid back that she takes away from your stress. She is worth every penny and more.
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Kylee
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Kara is wonderful! She took all of our photos (engagements, formals, wedding) and she made our invitations and thank you cards. She knows what you want when you can't even envision it. She is INCREDIBLE! When you are high maintenance and demanding (bridezilla mode) and so stressed she just makes everything so much easier. I never felt worried about our pictures, just excited to see them.
Plus, you have to look at her pictures that she
has taken. She is really good at capturing people in their natural, comfortable, fun element so it never felt uncomfortable when we had our photos taken. I can't express enough how pleased I am with Illuminated Moments and all of Kara's talented, hard work.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kara was wonderful! She made me feel so beautiful on my special day. She made me laugh and got all of the photos I wanted. Not only was she wonderful, but the photos were perfect! Clean and clear. It is quality that you pay for with Kara. I also had MANY photos to choose from... so many, it was hard to pick just one to put in our living room!! I would and do recommend her to everyone! :)
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Kristy
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Kara is absolutely amazing! Her work is stunning and she captured my wedding day perfectly and now I have beautiful visual memories to last a life time. Kara was able to shoot my wedding on short notice, was incredibly professional and prepared and her work was as perfectly artistic as I could have imagined and hoped for. Kara is my favorite wedding photographer and has shot my sister's and work friend's weddings in addition to my own. I highly recommend Kara if you are looking for amazing, high quality photos from a fun, energetic and creative professional.
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Calian
Wedding:
1/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Kara and Anita were wonderful from day 1! They put me at ease in every shoot we did and literally captured moments in our engagement photos and wedding to help me constantly remember it for the rest of my life. That really helped considering we didn't have a videographer. Great, great deals if you are ever looking for professional and creative photographers.
Love them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Illuminated Moments is seriously the best service in photography I have ever had. Kara made my husband feel so comfortable and we knew from our engagement session with her that she HAD to do our wedding pictures and any pictures after that. Her ability to capture personalities and somehow make you look good is astonishing. For a interracial couple we wanted a photographer who could capture extremes in skin color and not make one look ghostly versus super dark. She captured and continues to capture us perfectly every time we book with her. I wouldn't hesitate with recommending Illuminated Moments to anyone. If you want quality with a great experience as well as great pricing they are the ones to go to.
-Calian
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juliedaley
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Kara and her staff have taken personal pictures of me. I highly recommend Kara to take any of your wedding pictures. She does amazing work!
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Mason & Katilyn
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Kara and her staff were very good at making sure you got Fun and interesting pictures. We wanted something more than the "standard" posed pictures (Particularly for Engagement Photos) and she delivered! The Illuminated Moments crew like to get to know you on both a Professional point of view but also a personal one to make sure they understand more of WHO you are and capture that in your photos. They love to have fun, and they will make you laugh, you will enjoy your time around them. I Promise you'll Love your pictures, and they meet any of your needs/desires possible.
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JDWeekes
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Very fun and Creative. Easy to work with and are always open for comments or suggestions that you might have. Willing to Travel. Ease stress. Will work around you like they are not even there. Very sweet girls. Great in a Time crunch :) I love them and I have been following their work since a friends wedding.
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Israel&Amber
Wedding:
3/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Love, Love, Love Illuminated Moments!! We Couldn't have Picked a better Photographer for our Wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
If you're looking for a photographer that is absolutely wonderful at what they do and affordable, Illuminated Moments is your choice. My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with Kara and Anita. They were a ton of fun during our engagement session and wedding day. They work with who you are and understand what you're looking for. I honestly felt that the pictures we received captured the very nature of our personalities and the whole mood of our wonderful wedding day. I would recommend them to any one and everyone with no reservations. Definitely money well spent!
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Shimmy
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Kara and her assistant Anita were the very best vendors we had for the enitre night! they were courteous and professional and so much fun. They both took amazing pictures and really had an eye for detail and unique shots. They made it fun for us to smile and laugh as to make sure we did not have an awkward or fake smile in our pictures and it really shows we were having a great time and not "posed" for our wedding pictures. They made sure to get every important shot in and I never had to ask for anything. They were there for our entire night and got incredible shots of everything and I never once had to ask them to make sure they got a specific picture. they were on top of everything! they even went above and beyond by making sure that I was taken care of throughout the night. We were very happy and incredibly lucky to find such wonderful photographers. I have already recommended Illuminated Moments to friends and family and some have already hired them for family portraits! We will continue to use Illuminated Moments for our future kids and future events!
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pinkplasticpen
Wedding:
2/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Kara is truly a delight to work with, as a photographer and a friend. My favorite experience with her has been the Party Shoots, which were an explosion of creativity and entertainment on an extremely tight schedule and budget due to distance. I loved shooting with her and she was quite fast in processing the photos and getting them posted and back to me. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!
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D
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Tom & I are so honored to have had Illuminated Moments capture our Wedding day! Such a scary thing to be a bride and have to choose a photographer - so many things to consider above all you were organized, helpful, thorough, and patient which are all VERY important on such a stressful day! When we saw the pictures they were even better than we had hoped for & could not have chosen a better photographer! Many of our guests have talked about how beautiful all of the pictures have turned out and cannot wait to get copies ordered. We want to truly THANK YOU for making my day that much better to remember! Cannot wait to work with you again for family photos :) ! Donolyn Richardson - Married on 9.10.10
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Crystal
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Illuminated Moments is amazing. Everything about our sessions was perfect. If you're looking for beautiful photos and aren't into the "pose this way, now pose this way" Illuminated Moments is for you. Kara is amazing! I'm keeping her number for all of my future photo needs.
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Katie
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Kara is incredible. She did our engagement pictures as well as a boudoir shoot I did as a wedding present for my husband. Both turned out amazing. We love our engagement pictures, we had a great time at the shoot and the pictures reflected our personalities so well. The prints we got are great quality, especially the canvas wrap we used as our guest book. Her prices are so reasonable, and she is incredibly talented, I will recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
These Photographers are very fun and exciting. Their quality of work exceeds that of most Photographers, because of their ability to work with light, color, and people. Every photo I have ever seen from Illuminated Moments has been captivatingly beautiful. This Photographer is only for the fun a lighthearted people out there. Anyone without the ability to laugh, should probably find someone a little less electrifying... but if you want to have a good time, while creating beautiful memories, then this is your dream photographer.
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queenb1439
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say? Just look at my pictures.... wonderful and amazing! :)
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tayler03
Wedding:
4/16/2010
4.4/5.0
Our photos and album came out absolutely stunning! Only downside was that we had to re-dress up and take photos because we didn't get all the photos we wanted taken, but it was great of them to offer it, because they could have not done that and we could have never got some of the photos we got on the wedding day. Their attire could have been a little nicer.
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Illuminated Moments responded with the following comments:

Oh, Tayler! I am so very, sorry you felt that way. I am very sorry we didn't get as many pictures as we wanted on the wedding day. The late arrive of the bridal party really threw us through a loop and I should have been more prepared to handle it.

On the plus side you guys were upgraded to our biggest package for free just to make sure we got those formals in, brides and grooms love having that extra session. We have more options with a session like that, less stress, and no timeline. But I am sorry that I felt it was necessity. I just wanted you two to have the best pictures I could give you.

My sincerest apologies if we created any kind of stress or damper on your wedding day. You two are so great and I feel terrible.

Love Kara
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Anonymous
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2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have Kara from Illuminated Moments shoot our wedding. She captured the exact mood that we were looking for and she had great creative ideas. Kara brought a lot of positive energy and always had a smile on her face. The pictures turned out great and offers great pricing packages.
Services Used: Photography

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507 W 100 S, Blanding , UT 84511 See On Map
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