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Welcome to Modern Expressions' Blog

This is the place where you will find all of the latest client photos, happenings, and updates from Modern Expressions Photography.  Please feel free to post comments, ask questions, and share ideas.  All are welcome. :-)

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The Photographer

My name is Tamra Hyde.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years.  We have seven beautiful children.  They were my initial inspiration for my photography and continue to be willing subjects. ;-)

I have been an artist all of my life.  Photography is just another medium, another avenue of expression.  I love developing my talent in more and more creative ways.

Cecil- Utah Newborn Photographer

Little Cecil was born to be a bookworm. His family loves reading and classic books. Robinson Crusoe is one of their family’s personal classics. Note:- This first pose is a composite image. Mom’s hand was on baby at all times.

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It’s Fairy Season! -Mine- Utah Fine Art Portraiture

Yay! The weather is warming up and it’s time to book your fairy session. Don’t let the magic of childhood pass you by! Magic Mini sessions are quick and super fun! This is the best time of the year!

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Dancing Sisters- Utah Dance Photography

I had the fabulous opportunity to photograph some beautiful sisters at their dance school, En Pointe School of Ballet in South Jordan. The studio has amazing light and these girls are such lovely dancers! 45 46 47 48

Dejia- Utah Senior Photography

Dejia is a Senior this year and she’s amazing! She is a very talented ballroom dancer and it was great to have her partner come to our session so that we could create some fabulous portraits.

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Mine- Utah Family Photographer

Here are my eight beautiful children and our exchange student, Lucas in their Christmas Sunday outfits. Aren’t they gorgeous?




Fall Family Minis! – Utah Family Photography

This year’s fall minis were a great success. Thank you so much to our returning families and to our new ones as well!

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Sisters- Utah Fine Art Portraits

These divine little sisters were such a pleasure to photograph this fall. We are still squeezing in a few fairy sessions before the snow hits.  Lovely lovely girls!

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Beautiful Areli- Utah Baptism Portraits

It was such a fun day photographing little Areli for her baptism portraits. We went to the Draper, UT temple and it was just beautiful! I am so excited for Areli and her choice to take on the name of Christ. Areli, you are truly a beautiful soul.

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Mine- Mystery Gang

We have nine kids this year because we are hosting an exchange student from Brazil. He’s our vampire here. It has been a great experience so far! Let me know if you are interested in information on hosting. This year’s Halloween theme was the Mystery Gang. I still can’t believe my kids are willing to do a theme every year. I think this is one of my favorite themes!

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Pilling Family- Utah Family Photography

What a darling and talented family I had here this week. I can’t believe their  little guy is already playing the Cello! And the baby makes a wonderful fairy!