Free Photo shoots – 3rd annual charity shoot

Schedule is set – Now booking

This should be the best year ever of my free charity shoot… I’m excited get ready to schedule your spot (starting tomorrow/Friday)

If you’re interested please read through the full blog before asking questions, if not simply enjoy the pictures at the end. :)

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Everyone should be just about this excited for this opportunity!

How to Book a time for the charity shoot?

Booking will officially start tomorrow (Friday)

Send an email to

see the online calender for openingsClick here and go to OCTOBER 5th through 10th

we are taking pre-bookings for those that participated in my survey last week.
And my interns have a days head-start to invite their friends to the shoots for the days they’re in charge of.

There should be plenty of spots available up to 60 canyon spots and more than enough Studio time.
I will help with scheduling but I am not in charge of scheduling.
If you send the email it will get to the right place… maybe even doing a comment on the post will work… but no guarantee.

To double check you are official make sure your name is on the online calender.

The schedule is now set

Every day mon-friday 10am-1:30pm = Studio shoots in North Lehi

  • CANYONS = Fall Colors
    • Monday 3-7pm = Little Cottonwood canyon
      • White pine trailhead parking lot – it’s 5.5 miles into the canyon -.5 miles before snowbird
      • Here’s a link to the google map
    • Tuesday 3-7pm = American Fork Canyon (At the summit parking lot area)
    • Wednesday 3-7pm = Big Cottonwood Canyon (Silver lake area)
    • Thursday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area)
    • Saturday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area spot #2)

Friday is a wedding and only studio shots will be available that day.

Scheduling will be done in 20 minute blocks and if you have a large group or unique need we suggest getting 2 blocks of 20 minutes
As explained later in this post the 20 minutes could end up being more.

Who is invited

Essentially everyone – this was designed for my friends and fans of JarvieDigital on facebook (And also for friends of my interns Paola, Wendy and Heidi)

Types of photo shoots we’re hoping for

Modeling, Children, family, married couples, high school senior, head shots (actors, corporate), roommate pictures, individuals, pets, musicians, dancers, sports, other creative things
Personally I am specially interested in models, seniors and other unique shoots I might want more of in my portfolio.

Types of photo shoots excluded

Wedding related shoots
(there are too many people hoping for spots to give these to wedding shoots who will be getting photography done whether or not it’s at the charity shoot, plus 20 minutes doesn’t really cut it)

The setup

Multiple photographers

I will be present at every photo-shoot and will take pictures at every shoot.

Each day is being scheduled and organized by a different one of my Interns (Paola, Wendy and Heidi)
They’ll also be in charge of answering many of the questions

There will an estimated 40-50 photo shoots in one week so there is no way I can answer all of them and still continue to go on with my life and my work.

Shooting = Liberal 2o minutes

What will happen at most shoots is you’ll show up and we’ll start taking some pictures when the time is up one of the photographers will switch to the next event and start taking pictures and there is a high likely hood one of the photographers can stay behind to keep taking some pictures.

So more than likely you get more than 20 minutes of pictures for a 20 minute block.

On several days there will be other people assisting and other Guest Photographers which increases the amount of time and therefore pictures that will be happening

Who the photographers will be

    • ME – i’ll be there at every shoot
    • Heidi – see her website and blog – for sure on Tues and Wednesday (possibly others)
    • Wendy – see her website and blog – For sure Monday and Saturday (and 1 or 2 others)
    • Paola – for sure Thursday and Tuesday

Guest photographers (Still making special invitations)

Comparison = If it weren’t free

Granted these are time limited which in my normal shoots i Never do… but I thought I’d share some comparisons for what you’ll get for free from me.
And I understand that these are not the average costs across the state.

  • Family shoots are usually: $500 (often 100-300 in many other places)
  • Modeling : starting at abt $500
  • Senior shoots : starting at abt $400

About the Charity part

Though this is a charitable event of me being kind to my friends it is also a way for you to be giving to a charitable organization.
This year like last year it will be Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) – check my previous post about them for more info

Or go to their website

Viewing donations made last year and the demand that there will be this year we’d like to ask that you donate a minimum of $30 to FFHE
Full disclosure is that some of the funds will go to getting a couple of devices needed to do these shoots.

If you wonder what is an appropriate amount to donate please consider what you would have spent to get these taken if it were not a FREE shoot.
But understand this is also about us being charitable to YOU our friends, so if $30 is all you can donate we welcome you with arms wide open.


How do we get the pictures?

They’ll all be online on a system called SmugMug
They’ll be free to rt click and save and use on things like emails, computer backgrounds and specially facebook or blogs

Prints should be done through the smugmug system which will be connected to BayPhoto one of the top 2 highest rated quality labs in the country.
Since it is a free shoot and there will be so many groups we won’t be sending out a disc
Again the cost of prints will go towards the cost of putting on the event and donations to the Charitable foundation FFHE

Again we do encourage you to use the pictures for free on blogs and facebook and all your electronic systems.
But to answer your possible question: print rights are not given with this particular free photo shoot. You can ask about the possibility if it’s important to you.

When do we get the exact location (Parking spot)

I will work on connecting a map to the calender section or here on the blog post next week.
For now knowing the canyon will have to suffice

What if we have a big group?

You’ll want to set aside more time and grab possibly 2 blocks of time.
You might also have to realize you might not get all the shots you want.

How long to get the pictures back?

To answer the main question yes they will be ready for your Christmas and thanksgiving cards

But in reality it could take a couple weeks depending on the backup

Though I’m not the only one editing these pictures I will be gone out of the country the following week

Who’s editing the pictures

Any pictures taken by me or my interns will be reviewed by myself and I will edit many of them but there will be many of us doing the editing so there is no way to know for sure.
Pictures taken by guest photographers will probably need to come from them and we’ll play that by ear.

How to book a time slot?

Please re-read the beginning of the email. Go to online calender for openings


Just a couple from the first two years

FIRST YEAR (Fall) 2007 I only did about 12 shoots that first year

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LAST YEAR (Studio) Over 30 shoots in one week



  1. Jessica says

    I would love to come out to either Big or Little Cottonwood. Is there any later than 4:30 on those days?
    If not, I am ok for the 10th in Provo Canyon. Sign me up, I’ll donate and then see y’all there!

  2. Jeremy Hall says

    Looking forward to being a part of the event on Tuesday!

  3. Sam Scholes says

    Great idea Scott. How can I be involved or help?

  4. scott says

    Well you can come one of the evenings and get your pictures taken, have your friends come.
    Or you can even come and assist with the photography if you like. :)

  5. Sarah Payne says

    Woohoo!! I’ve been drooling over your photos! What an awesome idea. Is there any way I can get a slot with my little family in the Provo canyon? Let me know if you can! I couldn’t figure out how to sign up on the calendar. If there’s room, we’ll donate and see you there!

  6. scott says

    There should be room… I’m doing provo canyon 2 days because I know it was going to be popular.

  7. Sarah says

    Hey Scott,

    Question: with the donation to FFHE – does that directly to them or towards funding your attendance of an expedition to help them out? Really cool either way. I love these shoots!

  8. scott says

    Well if it works like last year then part of the costs go towards making the shoots happen.
    I’ve already gotten most all the stuff this week so that I had it prior to the shoots.

    As for FFHE they just get the money and do what they need to do I guess…
    Prior to the photo shoots happening (this week) they got a ticket for me to go to Mexico to donate time shooting for them.
    Because I’m also donating another week to shoot for them on one of their expeditions next month.
    In an indirect way I suppose part of the donations will fund the plane ticket to Vera Cruz (But I think they probably would have paid the ticket to have me come anyway… considering I don’t charge a 1-2k$ daily shooting fee… hence donation)

    As for what FFHE does with the money when they get it you’ll have to check out their website. But I trust them 100%

    I hope to see you there Sarah
    I’m glad you asked the question so I could explain it for other people that might not understand.

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