Hey! Welcome to my blog. I am Jenny Ballantyne, a portrait photographer based in Saint George, Utah. (Also serving Moab, Cedar City, Salt Lake, and Las Vegas.) Hope you enjoy browsing some of my current work. I love taking pictures and helping people remember all the little things that make life so great. If you stop by, please MAKE A COMMENT!


Big Finish! {Moab, Utah Family Portrait}

Finally! I get to let this cute family know their gallery is up! Go to the sidebar on the right and click on "Client Proofing." Find your gallery and enter the password. (Kelly and Traci have it if you don't already know what it is.) You can order prints right from there, OR you can order them through me. Click on "Order Pricing and Information" on the sidebar and find the order form you can print off, fill out, and mail in. Make sure you use the proof number on the bottom with your name first (i.e.: joeandsusan045) NOT the randomly generated number at the top! If you are getting larger prints you may want them mounted on styrene. If that is the case, order them from me and not the site. Feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions and thanks for being so patient!! It really was such a pleasure getting to know your family. Keep me in mind if you need photos in the future!!

P.S. If any of you are on Facebook, COME FIND ME!!

Sneak "Peak" gone wild! {Saint George, Utah Engagement Photographer}

Okay, so I meant to choose one or two pictures from this session to show these guys while they are waiting for me to finish the two sessions ahead of them. . . . Obviously that plan did not go quite as I had anticipated. There were WAY to many that I loved to pick one or two. So. . . . .

Dear Packard Family and Baby C,
My family is watching a movie, so I whipped out the ol' computer for a little editing fun. It is THEIR fault I did not work on your pictures tonight while I had a few spare minutes. I am really sorry. I just couldn't help myself. Yours will be done soon.
Love, Jenny

Dear Cayly and Mike,
Thank you for a fun afternoon. You guys are darling and I wish you well on your trip home and your upcoming marriage!! If you are ever in Saint George again and need more photos, don't hesitate to call!! I still have 230 more of your images to go through, but these are a few of my favorites. I will let you know when your gallery is up!!
Love, Jenny
P.S. Are you all on facebook?? Find me and I'll put some on so all your friends can see. Make sure you get on my fanpage AND my personal page or I can't tag ya! Thanks again. You rock.

More beautiful kids! {Utah Family Photographer}

Can I just say these guys were ADORABLE!! The siblings are so cute with each other. In the few minutes I spent with them I could tell there is a lot of love in this little family. And aren't they all so good looking? It was a pleasure guys!


Two More Darling Families {Moab, Utah Family Photographer}

Here is a little sneaky peaky for two more of the families I shot Thanksgiving weekend. (Only two families and the BIG group shots left! Hang in there guys!) I know I've said it before, but this family rocks. So many good pics to choose from. Once I'm done with this family, I have some cute newborn baby girl shots and an engagement session from today to get ready for their online galleries. Do you think I can finish by the end of the week? I hope so!

I've been listening to a web seminar ALL DAY today! I took a little break to shoot some engagements and then back to the computer. I've learned a TON and can hardly wait to try out all of these new ideas. Know anyone who is a Junior in High School right now?? Check back for an awesome Senior Model program I'm starting up.

Hope you are having a great end to 2009 and a fun holiday season. I am loving being with my family and SLEEPING IN. Check back again soon! Lots of fun things in store for Jenny Lynn Photography. I can hardly wait!!

Another Darling Family {Moab, Utah Family Photographer}

Christmas at our house has been so much fun. We've slept in until at least 10:00 every morning and spent the days playing with the kids and editing photos. We may be poor school teachers, but it pays off on weeks like this! I love my little family.

Here is another family I photographed Thanksgiving weekend. I cannot believe how well behaved their kiddos were! And super cute too. It was so much fun. I have three more families to do from this shoot AND the GREAT BIG group shots to go through. I promise I will get them ALL finished before school starts again! Thanks guys for a great day!

We Have a Winner!!

Thanks to random.org comment #5 is the winner of the Gift Certificate!! So, Shailynn Greenhalgh send me your address and I will get it in the mail to you! (jenny389@juno.com) Thanks to everyone who entered. You all get 15% off your next session with me! Just remind me when you book. Stay tuned for some more recent session. I am planning one major editing sessions over Christmas break while my hubby is home. Thanks everyone for your patience during this CRAZY time of year! Hope you are all having a great holiday season!

The First of Many {Moab, Utah Family Photographer}

Seriously! I'm begging and groveling now. It's true. But I need your help! Time is running out. Go HERE and see how you can enter to win a free portrait session. Tell everyone you know!

Last weekend I had a HUGE family session. There were the parents, 5 adult children, a few spouses, and a whole slew of grand kids. I figured we would be there for a few hours, but the kids were so well behaved and everyone was happy. It only took a little over an hour. I wish I could say the same about editing them! The first thing I do after downloading and backing up photos from a session is to go through and delete the obvious. Test shots, eyes closed, flailing limbs, whatever. I did that for these guys and I still have 287 left. That's two HUNDRED eighty seven. So, slowly but surely I will get them done guys! I promise. Here is the first little family I met that day. Their kids were so full of personality and the parents were so cute and nice. Here is a sneak peak you guys!

Your gallery will be up by the end of today! Check it out. I will email you your password.

M and P {Utah Portrait Photographer}

Don't forget to enter the FREE SESSION GIVEAWAY!! Tell all of your friends and family. This would make a great gift for a loved one, or yourself! And find out about specials and events on our Facebook Fanpage!

I did a little mini-session on our trip to Salt Lake a few weeks ago. It was freezing cold and the light was terrible, but I think we got some fun shots anyway! Thanks guys!

Your gallery will be up by the end of the night! Check it out here.

The H Family {Saint George, Utah Family Photographer}

Don't forget to enter the FREE SESSION GIVEAWAY!! Tell all of your friends and family. This would make a great gift for a loved one, or yourself!

This is my good friend from a girl's camp I worked at one summer and her cute little family. We've been trying to get our schedules together for a while and when we finally did it was a cold, cloudy, dark day!! I really had to bump up my ISO (Kinda like film speed. . .) because the light was so dull, which makes photos "noisy" or grainy. BUT. . . We made the best of it and here are the results. Thanks for a fun afternoon guys!! PS Aren't those little eyes to DIE FOR!!

Happy Birthday! | Saint George, Utah family and child photographer

Our good friends came over for pizza the other night and we did a quick mini session for their darling little boys' first birthday. He has the cutest curly hair and beautiful blue eyes. What a heart throb! He is seriously the HAPPIEST baby you'll ever see. I don't think I've seen him upset ever! Thank you guys for a fun night! I love a little adult time!! ;)

Happy Halloween | Saint George Family and Child Photographer

We took the kiddos out for a Halloween photo shoot, along with our good friends' little boy. It was wet and muddy, but they are cute so it turned out okay! Thanks for coming with us Baby B!!

“Halloween Dress-Up” Photo Challenge

I Heart Faces is having a "Halloween Dress-Up" photo challenge this week. I haven't dressed my kids up yet this year, but I have a super cute photo from last year. I can't believe how little they both were!! Happy Halloween everybody! If you have a photo you want to enter, go here.

Float Wraps | Saint George Utah Photographer

I wanted to let you see an awesome product that I offer. You can get these printed with photographs from your own personal session, or you can order any of my fine art photographs including my Temple pictures. You can have names and wedding dates added to Temple pictures to personalize them. What a great gift! Anyway, now that you are on the edge of your seat do you want to know what it is?? ;) They are called float wraps and they are BEAUTIFUL! The photos of these photos really do not do them justice. But, you get the general idea.

Float Wraps are a unique option to display images. They add dimension by extending out from the wall. They appear to be floating on the wall with the main focus on the image! You can use several images to create a modern display with a Float Wrap wall collage that is ready to hang. No matting or framing needed. Float Wraps are created by wrapping the photographic print around masonite to create a thin wrap. The print is protected with a laminate and padding is added between the print and the masonite to give the front of the Float Wrap a raised, elegant look and feel. The back of the Float Wrap is complete with a black paper backing and a black ¾" thick gatorboard block that allows the Float Wrap to extend out from the wall. The back of the block also contains drilled holes for hanging. Or, if you'd prefer to display your Float Wrap on an easel, you can order your wrap without the gatorboard block. Float Wraps are available in many popular sizes from 8x10 up to 20x30.

Contact me to order yours today!!

Mini-Session | Saint George, Utah Portrait Photographer

This was the greatest mini-session ever! I had originally thought I was going to have a BUNCH of sessions for a fundraiser this weekend, but it fell through. :( I did have one and I am so glad. His Mom wanted a series of black and white pics of him pulling funny faces. It was so much fun! I've never had so many "keepers" from such a short session. He was very photogenic, has the SWEETEST personality and KILLER eyes!!! Watch out mom! He is going to be a heart breaker! Thank you guys for a fun night and thank you R for being SUCH A GOOD SPORT! (Seriously! He would do ANYTHING I asked him to!) If you want to see more from this session, check out my Facebook Fan Page! And become a fan while you are there!!
If this is you, go HERE to view your gallery!

Monticello, Utah Temple Photos | Utah Photographer

I took these photos of the Monticello Utah temple a few weeks ago. I just haven't gotten around to posting them yet! It is the smallest temple I've ever seen and it's right in the middle of a neighbor hood. There is even a gate and a side walk that leads to the house next door! Wouldn't that be awesome? There were cars parked right in front, so I couldn't get many of shots of the whole building. Plus we got there about 10 minutes to late for "perfect" light. Those things aside, it was a fun little family drive and I had fun taking the photos. We got hot chocolate after and I LOVE hot chocolate. So, it was worth the drive! ;) Remember I can personalize temple photos with names, wedding dates, and/or whatever you want. They make great gifts!

Moab Utah | Family Portrait Photographer

This little family was DARLING!! They ended up being my ONLY mini session on our trip to Moab. :( But they were worth every mile of the trip!! The middle boy cracked me up. I tried every trick I know to get him to look, let alone SMILE and he wouldn't crack. When he was good and ready, he warmed up. It was totally worth the wait! He is so stinking cute. And Big brother was awesome to help. Thanks you guys for a fun afternoon!! I am working on some really fun Christmas cards for them! wink wink. Go Cowboys! I am excited to show them!

There are more samples from their session on my Facebook Fan page!!! Check them out! And if you are in need of family Christmas Cards and portraits, I know someone you could call . . . . .

Moab Trip | Utah Family Photographer

We made a trip to Moab last weekend for a few sessions. I was a little disappointed when all but one of them canceled, but it was still a fun trip and I got to do a fun little shoot with the in-laws. Thanks for a great weekend guys! (There are more pics from their session on Facebook including a super cute one with my little munchkins. If you want, go check it out!)

I did another session with another DARLING little family that I am working on so check back soon!! Also, I want to show you the AMAZING float wraps I just got of the temple! Taking pictures of them and posting them is also on my list of things to do. For now, I'm off to finish watching the dumbest movie ever with the hubs. (Year One. Never watch it.) Love you hunny!