Posts Tagged ‘sunset’


Many of you know I’m very active on GooglePlus (my profile)

I’ve added these pictures on my business profile as well so you can comment on them individually.


I very quickly perused the thumbnails of 4000+ pictures and picked out about 50 pictures I thought would be nice to show off from the event, just to wet the curiosity of those wanting to see pictures of the event.

I organized a 3 day photowalk for many of the GooglePlus photographers and we went to this event for 2 days. I’ll write more about that event as well as post lots more pictures from the event.

For now… Enjoy the pictures: (See them here as well)

In the comments let me know which one I should talk more about and I’ll put it up on GooglePlus and Facebook




 0007_7363944 0008_7363948

(Above) The organizer



Characters Welcome



Oakland California LDS Temple - Early morning twilight


Chicago LDS Temple - Wet summer morningNewport Beach LDS TempleColumbus Ohio LDS Temple - Just after sunsetRedlands California LDS Temple - Clear summer daySan Diego LDS Temple - Clear summer day

Salt Lake LDS Temple - Early morning twilightSalt Lake LDS Temple - Early morning twilight
Temples Pictures: Selected, Edited and Uploaded

I have gone through every temple picture I have and selected my favorites and then from that set selected the best of those.

So far I have a gallery of 127
I can easily double that number with others that didn’t make the cut so far but I didn’t want to overwhelm people so I will stay with this quantity until at least the end of the year.

In the future I will continue to organize these galleries even more and add separate galleries for every temple


New Additions – Newsletter

I will continue to add new pictures. Including a set of upcoming Temple Square pictures with beautiful christmas lights.

To stay connected with news of any substantial additions to this gallery simply sign up for my new newsletter under the section Fine Art Print Specials
With every bit of news about new prints will be a corresponding discount code for print discounts.


Right here on the blog I’ll say that if you order a print or digital file it is 25% off with the code “temples” (Good until further notice)

Also I will note that the prices of the temple pictures are much lower than my normal portrait prints or other travel/fine art prints.

More Discount: I will give a 55% off coupon code to anyone that signs up for my new newsletter under the section “Fine Art Print Specials” or “Anything Jarvie-esque”. (good until the end of 2011)

Yes for many products 55% off is barely the break even amount.

WHY? Because my newsletter is and will be very beneficial for me and people interested in my fine art pictures.
AND I think it’s a very good thing for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to have a picture of the temple throughout their house to remind them of their commitments to the lord and to become better people.

With any proceeds I get you can pretty much consider will help me to fund more trips to more and more temples. But for now I’m just excited about exciting a high volume of hopefully large (impacting) prints being ordered.


Mt Timpanogos LDS Temple - Early morning TwilightDraper Utah LDS Temple - Early morning Twilight

As Stated on the Gallery

(CC RIGHTS) — You are hereby granted permission to use these pictures as they are (no derivations) on your personal computers (screensavers etc) or online for any non-commercial use so long as they are NOT used by or for an entity or website that is derogetory of the LDS church or LDS temples. Also you should clearly state who the photographer is and/or link them to my website. I retain the right to ask you to stop using the picture for any reason.

(PRINTS) — prints and non-watermarked versions of the item are available for purchase.
Special Requests, High volume prints or sizes larger than 30×40 should contact me first.

Provo LDS Temple - Colorful SunriseNauvoo LDS Temple - Sunrise  after a winter Ice Storm with a dramatic vignette.Denver Colorado LDS Temple - Cloudy summer dayWashington DC LDS Temple - Mid Summer day With reflection in water featureMt Timpanogos LDS Temple - Early morning Twilight

Temples found in this Gallery so far

  1. Baton Rouge Louisiana
  2. Birmingham Alabama
  3. Bountiful Utah
  4. Cardston Alberta
  5. Chicago Illinois
  6. Columbus Ohio
  7. Denver Colorado
  8. Draper Utah
  9. Fresno California
  10. Houston Texas
  11. Jordan River Utah
  12. Las Vegas Nevada
  13. Los Angeles California
  14. Manti Utah
  15. Mt Timpanogos Utah
  16. Nauvoo Illinois
  17. Newport Beach California
  18. Oakland California
  19. Oquirrh Mountain Utah
  20. Provo Utah
  21. Redlands California
  22. San Antonio Texas
  23. San Diego California
  24. Seattle Washington
  25. Salt Lake City Utah
  26. St George Utah
  27. St Louis Missouri
  28. Vancouver Canada
  29. Vernal Utah
  30. Washington DC


Manti Utah LDS Temple - Cloudy morning with very blue skiesSt George Utah LDS Temple - Evening twilightVancouver LDS Temple - Rainy winter morningSan Diego LDS Temple - Clear summer day

Provo LDS Temple - Early morning twilight with fountainOakland California LDS Temple - Summer daySalt Lake LDS Temple - Evening twilightSeattle LDS Temple - Rainy winter eveningLos Angeles LDS Temple - Clear december day


OK so for the end of Bootcamp we had an open invite to photographers and models to come out to the salt flats and do pictures.

Someone had a cool car and so we took some picutres.

I held true to the believe that you don’t need to be right next to the cool things in your picture. So I had her stand apart from the car.
I lit her up with a light and the car as well with another light.

Turns out it’s hard to get a black car lit up nice at night.


These are pictures taken from the event mainly from interns. A couple of them are mine but mainly their just edited by me.

I’ll let the interns talk about what they did in later posts.

See the rest of the pictures here.

 066IMG_6931 036IMG_7001 059IMG_6893 033IMG_6978 030IMG_6897



It really wasn’t Last Night anymore… see I quickly edited the pictures and wrote the post the day after the shoot (earlier this week) But then remembered how they were her bridals and I should be careful that he not see them…
Their wedding was yesterday so now I can post it.

Simple and Epic

This is her motto (For Pictures). Keep the location perhaps minimalistic, maybe even simple or normal, but make the pictures epic.

Ask her about it… she explains it much better… but I did get the point.

 001_J7S6175 002_J7S6188

I had a couple of great helpers… they helped with carrying stuff and lighting. They walked through mud and water and they should be commended for that.
I enjoy sharing photographic knowledge and so that was fun as well. They provided some good company and helped the bride with things I don’t often do, like fixing up hair.

 005_J7S6195 054_J7S6170

The bride liked a picture I did over a year ago at the Great Salt Lake with a reflection of a bride in the water. That particular shot had it’s problems (mainly due to mosquitoes) and this one would as well because of muddy, cold, snowy-ground conditions. But in reality I almost felt like I coulda gone without a jacket, it was a bit warm for this time of the year.

While that original picture from a year ago had to be done in record fast time, this time around I found myself with amble time.


Before sunset I wanted to do some differing styles of pictures. I loved the plants I saw as I came in and thought they’d match the style she was looking for and be very different. Plus they were areas that could keep her dress clean.

Keeping the dress clean was a concern of mine… why not do that and get awesome pictures at the same time. If there were no other alternative in getting of those awesome pictures I had permission to not worry. But heh… even if 75% of everything around was wet and muddy that still left 25% that was just fine. We picked planty areas and snow. I do believe she said that she got stuff on her dress because of… drumroll… her lipstick. haha




In any case I push myself each time I go out to photograph. Push the boundaries not necessarily of photography as I’m sure I have a while before that starts to happen (if it ever does) but the boundaries of what I know, what I’ve done and what I’m comfortable with. Making the next time I go out much easier to perform at that higher level, but not being complacent.

I think I found myself solving lighting problems with much more ease last night than most any previous photo-shoot. I think as this happens more and more you’ll see me take on more unique lighting situations. (together with simple ones)
However, I’d like to note A tougher lighting setup doesn’t automatically equate to a better one. (But I do love me a good challenge and i think they stir the creative juices which stir over into the other aspects of a shoot.)

 002_J7S3720 004_J7S3723

OK so I did a post on this photogenic couple back the day after I took their pictures. I finished up about 35 pictures real quick and released them… but… I had another 100-200 in mind to edit up and give the happy couple.

So I edited them and then I was saying to myself I should post some more. Then I uploaded them wrong and had to change the order of the gallery to chronological (which I usually do as a secondary gallery viewing) and so I thought why not post theese pictures in chronological.

The point of these posts are for future clients to know what I’m about and what to expect for their photoshoots… AND for photographers to see how another photographer operates.

So you’ll see the progression of places and how I use the places and how light changes and how we interact. I might have put in a couple dozen pics into this post but there are still over 100 I didn’t put in. So check them out if you really want to see it all.

K I tried to put more of the newer pics into the mix this time for those who still remember the last post. (Which I doubt people will remember them all)

I really love the one on the bottom right… but it matches the other one so we put it more into a sequence for this post.

 050_J7S3751 002_J7S3753


Above and below should show you how big a difference the choice of lens can have on a location.




I think these two (below and above) really tell a lot about these two whom I know very well… they are fashionable minded and they met eachother dancing.


Posted by ScottJarvie at November 8, 2010

Category: (A) Family Photography

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,





 016_J7S3989 015_J7S3927


 013_J7S3887 012_J7S3881


 017_J7S4037 018_J7S4100







Another post written by the bride about her wedding with some advice and some pictures. I encourage other brides to get a hold of me for the chance to also write short blogs like this and share some of their memories associated with the pictures.

When things got busy in times past I would miss posting a lot of things last year with 50 weddings that happened a lot. But now I’m having Brides talk about their own experiences and share pictures as well, whether I’ve done a post or not, because their perspective will always be different and interesting. You can see the full galleries of the wedding and bridals from last year here – The bridals were pretty dang awesome in my humble opinion.

Dear Future and Beautiful Brides,

I am so excited to share the experience I had on my wedding day with the wonderful Scott Jarvie. Everything turned out wonderful and perfect, and even if it didn’t, I didn’t notice, because it was my wedding day and I was on cloud 9!

My journey in searching for a photographer began about a year before I got married. My boyfriend, Brett, was still serving his mission for the church, and we were POSITIVE we were going to get married on September 15, 2009. I had PLENTY of time on my hands (with Brett being on his mission and all), so every. single. day. I was searching the internet for wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, rings, flowers, reception places, and the second most important thing…a PHOTOGRAPHER! (the wedding dress is most important) I wanted to make sure that I had almost everything set and ready for the wedding, before Brett came home.

I had narrowed my search down to about 4 different photographers. They all were great, but each had their own style. I had to think about what style would be best fit for MY wedding. What style I would like to see, when I will look back at my wedding photo’s 20 or more years from now.
Jarvie Photography was my final and best decision! I don’t know much about photography, but I do know that I loved his lighting. I loved the way he made people look. I loved how flawless it all was. I loved his pricing. I loved everything.

After I did my bridals with him, I knew I had made the right decision. He’s awesome. I love his personality, how ‘chill’ he is with everything. He was fine with all of the mosquito bites he got that night. His pants ripped, and he didn’t let that bother him!
This is my FAVORITE photo (and I think his favorite photo) from that night at the Great Salt Lake.

The rest of these pictures are from the actual wedding day. I am sharing with you my favorites, and photo’s that show off how amazing Scott really is.

Every time I look at this, I am reminded of what a beautiful day it was for my wedding, in the middle of all of the rainy days.

This picture makes me so happy. This is what I felt like the entire day.

I LOVE this.

Which movie does this remind you of?

(These were taken on the beach at sunset on the day before their wedding in Kona Hawaii)

 001_J7S0012 002_J7S9905

So I think  a lot of people would love to have their pictures taken on a Hawaiian beach. This bride wanted it and that’s what she got.

Even as a very subtle sunset it was still good enough for some pretty cool pictures and perhaps because it was more subtle we were able to focus on some other locations and poses.

More pictures here

I had a ton of fun photographing for this couple, both of their families were awesome and their love of photography made it a wonderful experience for me.

That makes 2 terrifically awesome weddings in a row in Hawaii! Let’s not slow down or break the streak yet!


 004_J7S9968 024_J3S0548





May Bo and Dallan got married earlier this month and their wedding pictures are soon to come.

But a couple weeks before hand I had the chance to go up to Logan and take some bride and groom pictures of the two of them.

 002_J7S5940 003_J7S5928

 004_J7S6083 005_J7S6091


This is a little teaser of the long engagement session I did yesterday… this was the end of a long day. I didn’t mind because I don’t get to shoot in the bay area very often so why not take a little extra time and take a bunch of pictures all over the place. Now next time I am asked to come back and shoot around here I’ll know what to expect and have some great ideas.

There’s a reason why the end of the photo shoot is always the best pictures… often because the lighting is the most dynamic and also because when you take your best pictures you decide then that you’re about done and therefore the best pictures were at the end.

But as for all the other hundreds of pictures all throughout San Fransisco you’ll have to wait to see those I’m sure.

As well as all the travel pictures and the wedding I did on Friday.

So we got up at the point and there were a whole slew of photographers taking pictures… everyone had a tripod and one of the guys asked what I was shooting at. 1/13th at 1.4 and he wondered where my tripod was… um yeah my tripod were the two flashes sitting on the posts.

In fact to exagerate the point I litterally shook and moved my camera As I took the pictures.


I know I did a post with a link to all the pictures from the trip in a recap… but I’ll continue with the 3 remaining days with a post for each
So this is post 12 of 15

Above – Sunrise
Below – Sunset


We did sunrise on the north end of the island and couldn’t really find a good spot so I focused mainly on the sun itself with the waves in commotion.
We found some of our best sunset (in this case twilight) at the south end of Oahu.
Small parks with no one at them that had a good view of stuff in the distance.
It was nice because they had some good palm trees and there were a couple surfers who came in right before dark.



 029_DSC2339 004_DSC2308



 019_DSC2031 016_DSC2408



Dustin wanted some pictures while we were traveling around in Hawaii.
One evening after sunset (twilight) I decided I could take a break and do some.

I laid the flash on a few rocks pointed it in a direction and told him to stand in front of it.

I walked around him shooting pictures and doing some different poses.

After a while I realized I didn’t have move at all… he stood in the same spot the whole time and I just moved around and adjusted my settings.
In fact the flash stayed in the same spot on the same settings the whole time.
I did have him jump in that spot so at the end he did move a little.

Just goes to show what you can do.
Here are some examples



To change it up I shot through things.

 004_DSC9425 003_DSC9423

Shooting away from the sunset/twilight made things much darker background obviously.


 015_DSC9472 014_DSC9471



We had a shortened day of shooting.
But we made sure to get out and do a sunset.

We ended up in the southest part of the southest island.
In other words the southest part of the 50 states.



We enjoyed a big hole in the ground with mesmerizing water


And a fun spotted horse


And of course a favorite in Hawaii… more moving water.



This is my recap of the wedding pictures.

There were many many pictures taken that day, but I was able to skim through them and pick out some of my favorites so I could do a recap here.

It’s gonna be a long post because I have lots of pictures to share.
And also a few words about how to make every wedding this great.

Perfectly planned

I really had a great time doing this wedding.
Being in Hawaii certainly didn’t hurt.
They were also a great looking couple, had a great family, picked a wonderful place for the wedding and reception.
They had everything planned out very well and that makes my job so much easier and makes for better pictures.





So if a future bride is reading this.

Please note that it just doesn’t naturally happen with no effort.

What to do?
This bride seemed to almost plan the day around wonderful picture opportunities.
From the fans and the parisols the brides mades used to flying her stylist over from her island.


She seemed to pick the location based on her own estimation and advice from the hotels as to which one had the best photography spots.
And she picked well.

So therefore… pick a great place to get married or time to travel to a spot on that day.

 010_DSC7621 011_DSC7769

She even organized the banquet/reception to end in time to have her be able to do photography at sunset.
Most people seem unwilling to do that sometimes planning a reception during sunset.
Perhaps it helped since she had a captive audience since 70 people flew from another island.

I can’t and won’t just pull you away from whatever you’re doing to get sunset pictures.
But I will be willing to do them if that desire comes from you.

I’ll do my best to take amazing pictures. But if you aren’t willing to go the extra mile with a smile… well… you understand.


She got tons of pictures during the reception that she will be using for several projects that would have not been possible unless she had 2 people helping organize those shots. I could have done them but not effeciently in the time that it needed to, because we had the help of others to cut down drastically on the time and have me simply doing the shots, what I do best.
Besides she planned a banquet/formal reception which allow for better pictures than a “lined” reception.
The program allowed for great pictures as well as the nice decorations.


Finally they were troopers.
I pride myself in making the shoots fun and creative.
But they were more than willing to make the pictures happen.

Those who are more interested in and excited about pictures will more often get the better pictures.
We photographers feed off of that energy.

They didn’t just wait for instructions (slowing the process down) but they put emotion into their pictures.
And they acted quickly to help utilize effectively the short time we had.
I’m not saying they were the best actors or characters I’ve photographed. In fact I did most of the ideas, but it just happened that I was on a roll. but I think their attitude played a big part and the way we interacted.


Never once did I hear… “But I’m not photogenic”, or “I don’t look good in pictures”
It’s our job to make good pictures and I’d like to think I do a good job and everyone is always pleased, so if you just trust us and just relax and have fun.
Remember we thrive with the emotion of the moment.


Having tons of time to shoot isn’t the key, it’s a team effort to act effectively with the time given.

 016_3S00319 015_DSC7073

(Above) Two poses they made happen entirely on their own. The prep dancing they didn’t even know about.

The photographer and those being photographed should both be creative together working to make things happen.
The emotion and feeling of the picture needs to flow from them.
I tend to put them in the poses that match the mood coming from them and from the light of the day.

Even though I scouted out the location in advance to see what could work, we still were open to any possibility that night.
We had to roll with the time and situation given to us.

Just exactly how the light would be hitting at the moment we passed by the location we were walking around.


And it all went down perfectly. And part of that perfection comes from moving fast and taking advantage of every picture we had time for. But not limiting ourselves to expectations of pictures and then not having time to make them happen.
Having wants and desires is great but we need to be able to roll with the flow and settle for the best pictures possible.
If she had wanted a picture that took 20 minutes to travel to or create then we would have missed out on soo much.

There was trust that I would do my job but it wasn’t a blind relience that it only depended on me and that the subject didn’t have to do anything nor did they even have to care.

Hawaii sure didn’t hurt, nor did their good looks of the bride and groom, nor Dustin assisting me that evening with lighting and bags.
And creating and inviting to more opportunities is very helpful.



But the moral of the story is…
It’s partnership of creativity, we all work together to make great pictures.


More pictures after the jump
or more pictures on smugmug