Belinda Olsen Photography » Utah Wedding & Portrait Photographer | Logan, Utah | 435-881-2184

When I was in high school I really wanted to take photography classes.  Due to LDS Seminary, orchestra, yearbook and choir all of my elective credits were used.  Since I couldn’t take photography classes, I thought I would teach myself.  I used an old camera my grandpa gave me and converted my parent’s cold storage into a dark lab.  I learned how to develop my own film. I spent a lot of money buying developers, lights, thermometers, chemicals and spending countless hours at the Logan City library reading about developing film.

After spending way more money than I could really justify (read: ALL of my money) on film photography I switched to digital.  Over the last couple of years I’ve fallen in love with Jonathan Canlas’ Photography and Film Is Not Dead Guide.  At some really near future point I would love to resurrect my photography film roots. Film has beautiful tones and color that I thought could never be recreated.  Then I was introduced to VSCO film and I was proven wrong.  In my opinion, true film is the creme de la creme.  VSCO film is a great substitute for a digital photographer.  VSCO film are beautifully created film emulation presets for Light Room or ACR.  They are customized whether you are a Nikon or Cannon shoot and will read your color profiles accordingly.  For each film preset you can customize and layer the grain, fading, toning, contrast and more.  I highly recommend you give it a try. The results are beautiful!




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I just got back from my surgery follow up and I’ve been banished to bed rest to help things heal.  (grrr I keep splitting my incisions open)  For the most part things have been great and I’m just sore.  You don’t realize how many things you use your stomach muscles for!  I’m really grateful for my ward that brought in meals last week.  They were yummy!  I’m really grateful for all of the visitors that came to see me!  I’m extremely grateful for my mom!  My mom has been a saint in checking up to see how I’m doing.  One day last week she kidnapped me and took me to her house for the afternoon.  A change in scenery was really nice.  I mostly just love hanging out and chatting with her!  Moms really are superheroes.  I have no idea how they do it all!logan utah photographerPINIMAGE

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I know it’s a sensitive issue when people actually start listening to Christmas music.  Usually I like to wait until Thanksgiving or the day after.  Due the the giant snowstorm we experienced in Logan last night, today I am in the Christmas music mood.

I am particularly loving two Christmas cd’s this year, ‘Christmas‘ by Michael Buble and ‘A Very She & Him Christmas’ by Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward.

I created a spotify Christmas list that has everything from Elvis to Nat King Cole, Vocal Point to Matthew West.  Check it  out HERE and feel free to add you favorite Christmas songs!

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Hi Internet Friends,

This week I had laprascopic surgery to take out my gallbladder and some exploratory surgery looking for endometriosis.  It was an interesting surgery.   No endometriosis found.  Which is good and bad.  I’m grateful not to have endometriosis.  Now we start exploring why I’ve been having pelvic pain.

Also, after 16 weeks of throwing up they were hoping that my gallbladder was the answer to what was going on.  My gallbladder was scarred from being inflamed and needed to come out.  I’m hoping this solves my nausea!

I’m grateful for modern medicine!

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  • Cindy Steel - You are in my thoughts and prayers missy! I hope everything went well and I hope you feel better SOON!!!ReplyCancel

I married into a great family!  A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to visit my brother and sister in law and take their family photos.  My husband came along as my assistant and he was on a mission to make everyone laugh.   For us, being an aunt and uncle is one the best things ever! Love you Olsen family!!!!!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE

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  • Cindy Steel - Cute! I love the second to last one!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I love these pictures!!! I can’t pick a favorite because they are all so great!! You have so much talent. We are so lucky to have you in our family!!!ReplyCancel