Friday, August 7, 2015

Four Generations

It was a bright sunny summer day in Upstate New York... 
which created perfect window light for an indoor photo shoot with my 94 year old Grandma Jean.
Grandma Jean had just had her hair perfectly coiffed for a special occasion: Four Generation Pictures.
My sister, Emily wanted me to capture some four generation pictures that she could treasure forever.
Her baby, Hanna's middle name is Jean after my Grandma Jean.  
My mom's middle name is also Jean.  
Grandma Jean has lived in an assisted living facility for almost two years.
She is in good spirits. 
Her short term memory is about gone, but her long term memory is pretty good.
I made sure I got a picture with my grandma.
I sure hope it's not the last time I get to see her.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jagoda Family

My sweet sister, Emily and her family are one good looking bunch.  
We had so much fun together capturing these moments. 
 Emily and Nate's baby girl, Hanna is very loved and  has the best belly laugh I've ever heard.  
I sure wish we didn't live so far away, but I'm grateful for 
all of the quality time we had in New York. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Olsen Family

 This family of 5 sure kept me on my toes during this photo shoot.  
The boys were excited about the location and we had a fun time exploring.  
Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with me, Chelsea!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wilson Turns 2

Wilson came back for another photo session with me!  
This time, we got to hang out in the studio.  
He was the typical 2 year old boy... very active and loved to build with Mega Blocks. 
I love how Wilson's fun loving personality shines in these photos. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Adley - 9 months

I met Adley and her mom, Maggie at Collette's 1st Birthday Party in January.  
I had a fun time in the studio capturing Adley's sweet little personality.  
Her big toothy grin is amazing.  And I loved to see how much Adley loves her mommy.
Do you like what you're seeing?
Do you have a little one, or a grandchild that has an upcoming birthday, 
or has reached a special milestone?  
I love to capture images that show true personalities.
I have a photo sessions available in June.
Comment below, call/text me, Lisa Ward, at (435) 374-8639, or send me an email at for more information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Learn to Capture The Snapshots of Your Life: A Photography Workshop for Women

You've been there before.  You're trying to capture an amazing moment in your life.  You whip out your camera, you press the button, you turn to see what you did, and the picture looks horrible!  It's too bright and everyone's faces are super blurry.  And there you've been, left clueless on how to make your camera work to get the shots you really want.

Why do we get all frazzled when it's time to take a picture?  I think that there are so many buttons creating unlimited options in how to take the photograph that it overwhelms us.  You just cross your fingers hoping the camera will capture the exact shot you've envisioned.  And more times than not, you're left highly disappointed with results.

But guess what?!  Taking photographs doesn't have to be such a stressful, unsatisfying experience.  There are basic photography concepts and ways to compose your photos that will truly tell the stories of  your life.  There are ways for you to approach photography that give your photos and the subjects you photograph a more relaxed feeling.

Do you want to know how to work your camera so you can finally get the snapshots you've always wanted?  You can learn how to think the shots through so you won't miss preserving those moments.

YOU can learn to capture moments like these on your camera:
 Here's what I have to offer you:

Learn to Capture the Snapshots of Your Life
a full day workshop for women
with photography expert Lisa Ward

Saturday, May 16, 2015
10am - 4pm
Logan, Utah

This class is for those women who:
- have their own DSLR camera
- want to know how to shoot in manual mode (the camera mode that the professionals use)
- want to learn what makes a photograph interesting to look at
- want tips on how to get people to relax in front of the camera
- want a small class size experience

You will walk away with:
- knowing how to think through the photo taking process
- fabulous images taken in manual mode during a live photo shoot
- knowing what those buttons on your camera mean
- some new photography friends

- Fabulous Giveaways

This workshop would make a great Mother's Day gift!
Give yourself the gift of a full day of photography education for only $299!

Contact Lisa Ward to reserve your spot!   (435) 374-8639
Facebook: Lisa Hallstrom Ward

Lisa Ward fell in love with photography during her first film photography class in high school.  Her instructor pulled her aside and told her that she had an “eye” for photography.  Lisa went on to major in Photography at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Weber State University.  Her love for photography deepened after she married her college sweetheart, Sam, and they had their first baby.  Over the years, Sam has surprised Lisa with camera upgrades, the funds to continue her photography education, and the unending patience in having a wife who insists on photographing everything.  Lisa has taken digital photography courses from several masters of photography such as  Brooke Snow, MeRa Koh, Jesse Walker, Alexis Miller, and Davina Fear.  Not only is Lisa passionate about photographing young children and their families. She also loves teaching other women how to use their cameras to their full potential.  Lisa grew up in upstate New York and loves the fact that she comes from a large family.  Lisa is a wife and a mom of 4 (2 boys, 2 girls) and resides in Northern Utah.  Her work has been featured twice on MeRa Koh's blog. You can see her lastest work at  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Collette's 1st Birthday Party

Collette is so loved and so fun to photograph. 
She let her personality just shine at both her studio session
and her first birthday party.
Collette's grandparents came from out of state to join in the celebration.
Collette's dad is the women's soft ball coach at Utah State University.
He invited his soft ball team to the party.
Happy Birthday to one of the cutest one year olds out there!
Party time!