FotoFly FireFly Seniors


While in Las Vegas, as we walked the streets at night taking pictures, we noticed how much control we had over the light.  It seemed like we could do about anything.  We were able to do things with light that we wouldn’t be able to do during the day.  The pictures were unique.   We got excited and were sure we could duplicate the effect right here in Salt Lake City.  So we tried…


The Exchange Place offers a lot of options for creating cool images.


We’re pleased with the result.  Downtown has some amazing architecture and lighting.  We’ve stayed around The Exchange Place (3rd South and Main Street) area and there’s an awesome amount of possibilities for beautiful, stylish pictures.


The graffiti on 3rd South is perfect!

We believe that there is a good idea here and that this type of photography will work really well with seniors (high school, not  retired people).  So, as graduation approaches, we’re offering this service to you.  Your senior pictures will literally be the coolest, most unique images you’ve ever seen.  You’ll be the envy of your friends.  We don’t think that this is a good situation for children or families – so, we’re starting out offering it to seniors only.  


We will be doing two sessions each evening.  One just before sunset and one after that.  So, this time of year, one will be at 7:30 and the next will be at 9:30.   We will be opening up the schedule Monday (March 31) morning.  I’ll post on Facebook when I do.  You’ll schedule through the website.


The price will be the same as OnTheSpot sessions:  $195.  Of course, this will include a CD with the electronic images.  Our goal is to always give you a lot of value for what you spend.


You can opt to have the CD sent to you (within a week) or come by the studio to view the images and do any image fine-tuning.  We know that timing is important this time of year.


Just like the OnTheSpot sessions, it will be time-based.  We will plan on shooting for 90 minutes.  This should give us plenty of time to set up some amazing images in various situations.


You can do as many clothing changes as you’d like.  Obviously, we want to spend more time shooting than dressing.


To get this started, we’d like to give FREE FireFly sessions out to FOUR seniors.   To enter, simply make up a word that you’d use to describe this type of senior photography.  The one I would invent is:  ”toocoolforschoolicious.”  Post your word as a comment on the Facebook announcement you just saw.


We are very enthusiastic about this.  We hope your enthusiasm matches ours.  For now, we are going to offer these until mid-June to measure your response and determine whether it’s something that we’ll continue to offer permanently.  If you have questions, email me directly at

FotoFly Tulip Bunnies


Each year, I get asked to come up with something special for Spring.  It’s something that I’ve struggled with.  Up until now, I haven’t been able to imagine something not cheesy.  I’m not going to put a guy in a creepy bunny suit.  I’m not going to use stuffed bunnies or fake chicks.  To me, even real ones look unnatural inside of a studio.  It seems forced.

Evil Bunny

Finally, we’ve come up with something at Thanksgiving Point.  We’re fencing off an area of their tulip garden and bringing in bunnies.  I think in the natural, springtime, colorful environment, the bunnies will look cool.  We’re calling the program TULIP BUNNIES.

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These will be similar to Santa sessions in concept and length.  Tulip Bunnies sessions are NOT regular sessions.  Basically, we’ll be going for two good poses or ten minutes – whichever comes first.  These are going to happen April 14th-26th.

Here’s the deal.  You can’t buy these sessions.  We are including these Tulip Bunnies sessions FOR FREE with any regular session between now and March 23rd.  This is as many sessions as we’re prepared to commit to.


This is how it will work.  Come in for a regular session before March 23rd.  At that time, you’ll choose an appointment for your FREE Tulip Bunnies session.  Again, we will have two weeks open the last half of April.  Morning times, evening times, and Saturday appointments will be available.  The appointment times will be first come/first served.

April CalendarHere are what I think will be FAQ’s:

  • Can I pay for a Tulip Bunnies session?  No.  The way to get a Tulip Bunnies session is to visit us for a regular session before March 23rd.
  • Does it matter if I do a studio session, FotoFlyAway, or FotoFly OnTheSpot?  No – any FotoFly location will qualify.
  • What if there aren’t any times left that work for me?  Because of the nature of this, we’re limited in how long we can offer it.  If no times work out with your schedule, you’ll miss out on the free Tulip Bunnies session.  The total number of appointments will be adequate to schedule everyone.
  • Can we do family pictures at a Tulip Bunnies session?  Yes.  The policies are identical to Santa where you can do group pictures of your family.
  • Will you do group pictures and individuals?  No – unless you had several regular sessions.  We will not have time to do groups and individuals of each family in these sessions.  Again, it will by like Santa in this way.
  • What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?  We’ll have a backup day each week.  We will reschedule you.
  • How will I see my images from my Tulip Bunnies?  After your session, you’ll see them and will receive a CD with the electronic image.  Just like a regular session, you’ll have the opportunity to print immediately.
  • How many bunnies will you have?  We’re not exactly sure.  We want it to look like the kids are playing with bunnies in tulips.  However many accomplishes that.
  • Can I just call ahead and schedule a Tulip Bunnies session as soon as I schedule my regular appointment?  This is tricky…  I think it’s going to get complicated if we let people schedule Tulip Bunnies sessions at various points in the process.  For now, we’re going to schedule your Tulip Bunnies session at the time of your regular session.

We are hoping that you will love this and it will become a new tradition for you and your children.  If you have questions, please email or call the studio at 801-727-3686.