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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||Last year we participated in the University of Utah’s ‘Ultimate Utah Wedding‘ competition, and thanks to all of your votes, WE WON!    Well, we’ve kinda gotten a taste for it so we’re asking for your help again this year.

- PLEASE VOTE! -

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||So just HOW cool is the ZumaPhoto studio space?  Cool enough for movies, yo!

Triple threat (writer/director/actor) Jason Falasco approached us about shooting his production company’s (Trilogy Productions) short film ‘Soft Focus’ in our studios over a weekend this past December, with the ultimate goal of presenting it for funding into a full feature.  I have a bit of background in film, so I wasn’t really keen on the idea of turning the studio over to a film crew (filmmakers are all savages…SAVAGES I TELL YOU!).  But after much cajoling, flattery and plain old American bribery, we finally relented.  Jason and his team shot this behind the scenes vignette as a kind of thank you card to us.  Enjoy!

One note:  ’Soft Focus’ is about a disgruntled wedding photographer finding love and renewed passion.  While we acknowledge the similarities between life and art here, we would like to assure our clients and friends that we are definitely gruntled with our wedding photography!  So gruntled it hurts.

Thanks to Jason, Mario, Moises, Brian, Rachel and the whole crew!

P.S. – Rachel, you know where to find me. %utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||Its the original Utah bridal fair, and in our opinion still the best.
Which is why its the only show we do all year!

The 28th Annual Bridal Showcase at the Salt Palace Convention center.
Friday, January 7th: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 8th: 11am – 7pm

• Come meet the photographers, look over some of our award-winning albums, and generally have a good time.

• We have FREE tickets available here at our über-cool® studio for you to pick up (email quinn@zumaphoto.com to arrange).

• As an added bonus, we are giving a MASSIVE 30×54 inch canvas gallery wrap print to any client who books at the show.

That’s a $1200 value, yo!

See you there!

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || This Friday, June 4th, from 5pm – 10pm, Studio 1053 (Zuma’s home) will play host to the Kiamuri Benefit Art Show.

This art show will highlight young Utah artists who are striving to share their talent while supporting a great cause. Please join us for live music, refreshments, an unique art available at very affordable prices. All proceeds will go to the construction and repair work of three classrooms in Kiamuri, Kenya this summer. We are asking for a suggested $1 donation at the door. Donors of $2 or more will receive a Kenya themed bracelet.

Brought to you by the local non-profit YouthLinc organization.

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||Hey all you brides and brides to be! We would like to invite you (and a guest) to join us and the very best wedding vendors in the Salt Lake area for a special evening of dining and designing at ZumaPhoto’s very own Studio 1053! This will be a your chance to tap some of the best minds in the wedding industry for ideas, check out the hottest wedding and bridesmaid dresses from NYC Bridal Fashion Week 2010, and enjoy some savory nosh, all in a casual, stress-free, very UN-bridal-fair-like environment. Read on to see the vendor list and check out the video from our last open house, or contact the studio to put your name on the guest list!

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || Come join us this weekend at The Bridal Showcase this Friday (3pm-8pm) and Saturday (11am-7pm).

We’ll be there with some hip new albums check out, the Foto Cabina photo booth to play in, and we’ll have something new to announce…

We have a few free tickets left to give out so contact us at the studio if you’d like to grab your pair.

Hope to see you there!

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||Continuing on from yesterday’s post… after M.I.A., New York’s Star F*ing Hipsters (hey, its a family blog) took the stage for a high-energy and varied set. After that came U.K.-style political-tinged commentary from Bath, England’s own Citizen Fish, featuring former frontman of the influential Subhumans, Dick Lucas. And finally it was time to make way for the man himself as Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine took the stage to demonstrate once again why Jello is such a legend. Stirring performance.

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || So here’s a bit of a diversion from the usual…
Back in 1979 American punk bands had just a pickle of a time getting records made and distributed. One of the most active, influential and notorious of these plucky groups was The Dead Kennedys – true pioneers of hardcore. In the true spirit of the punk DIY ethic, they started their own label, Alternative Tentacles, which rapidly grew to be the home of dozens of varied acts with an eventual catalog of hundreds of ground breaking, important albums. The DKs and many of the other bands that Alternative Tentacles carried were a huge part of my early life and the memories are so vivid that they seem like yesterday…. Well, they weren’t! They were exactly 30 years ago! To celebrate, Alternative Tentacles invited a representative cross-section of acts from throughout its history. My buddy (and amazing photographer in his own right) Nick Adams is the guitarist for one of those invited bands, M.I.A. Nick was kind enough to invite me out for the show!  Part 2 is here.

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || For those of you unfamiliar with what a quinceañera is, it is the traditional coming-of-age celebration for girls of Latin American heritage. Held on a girl’s 15th birthday, it combines much of the significance found in Jewish bat mitzvahs (transition into adulthood), Catholic confirmation ceremonies (re-affirmation of the bond with God), sweet sixteen parties (an excuse to have a GIANT party), and a debutante ball (introduction to society and a kick-butt dress!).

They’re a really big deal in the western U.S. where there are large Latino communities, but despite my hopping between California and Utah, this was the first quinceañera I’ve ever shot. It totally rocked!

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%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || HEY PHOTOGRAPHERS! Did you know that one of the world’s premier wedding album manufacturers has its albums produced RIGHT HERE in Salt Lake City?  IT’S TRUE!
KISS Wedding Books – ‘the world’s simplest book company” - has enjoyed such success that they’ve had to expand their production facilities earlier this year and chose our own back yard as their new production home! Want a tour? YOU GOT IT!

On October 14th Shaun Austin & Kevin Swan bring their Get Simple Tour to Salt Lake City with special guest speaker, Utah’s own Pepper Nix….and a tour of the plant is included! All for a measly $100.

Why, you probably spend more on lint rollers every month…

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