Well hello there! I'm Summer, a Salt Lake City, Utah based photographer and photography educator who specializes in kids, lifestyle, and portraiture. I am inspired by the quirky stuff kids do, weird and wonderful human connections, pretty light, and the great outdoors. Utah and all of its amazing landscapes is the perfect place for me to merge these elements in my work. As an intuitive mom of four children of my own, I'm a pro at walking into tough, high-pressure situations with less than cooperative kids and making my client's vision come to life. When I'm not shooting, I’m running Illuminate Classes (which I co-founded) and teaching the Magic of Light Workshop. In my free time, I seek out every opportunity to hang outside in the sunshine, exploring and going on adventures with my husband and kids.
If you want to chat about an editorial or commercial assignment, or a commissioned portrait session, send me a note here. I look forward to hearing from you.
Commissioned family portrait sessions are 1000 dollars which includes immediate family members only up to six people. After your session, you will receive approximately 60 of the high resolution, edited jpeg images, a print release, and an 8 by 8 album with your favorites from the session. Your edited, high resolution jpeg images will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks after your session via a private, password protected, online gallery where you can digitally download them. I will shoot at any location within 30 miles of me. To shoot at locations further away, I require an additional travel fee to cover time and travel expenses. Contact me for details.
I am available for commercial and editorial assignments. Please contact me for my current rates.
FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS:
Photographer Spotlight on Rock the Shot
Inspired: A Very Special Project with Summer Murdock Photography on M4H Photography
Top 25 Family and Kid Images for 2013 at Let the Kids Dress Themselves
Mom.me "Our 50 Favorite Mom Photographers"
Move It article on Clickin Moms
Clickin Moms Podcast Interview
"School is Out!: Magical Photos Remind Us What It's Like to Be a Kid in Summertime" on Feature Shoot
"The Idyllic Childhood Days of Summer" feature on SLR Lounge
Winner of "Best in Category" Human Face 2014 VOICE Print Competition
Finalist in the Human Connection category 2014 VOICE Print Competition
Listed as one of "100 Photographers to Watch in 2015"
"Islands","The Pool" and "Undiscovered" National Geographic
Finalist in the "Connection" and Composition and Design" category 2015 VOICE Print Competition
"Best Instagram Accounts to Follow" on Mr Fox
"Tell On" Artifact Uprising
Interview on Get Totally Rad
Feature and interview on Let the Kids Dress Themselves about adventuring with kids.
Huffington Post feature on The Magic of Light Workshop
FINALIST IN THE "Unexpected" CATEGORY 2016 VOICE PRINT COMPETITION
FINALIST IN THE "BEAUTIFUL LIGHT" CATEGORY 2017 VOICE PRINT COMPETITION
Laughter (CM Book Volume 2) November 2011
cover of Ouders van Nu Septmember 2012
Chic Magazine June 2013
Chic Magazine September 2013
cover and feature in Mozi Magazine November 2013
Click Issue 11 July/August 2014
cover and feature in Dreamer: A Creative Sketchbook Summer 2014
Click Issue 12 September/October 2014
Rangefinder July/August 2015
Eltern February 2016
Click September/October 2016
The Long Way Home August 2016
Wilding Magazine September 2016
Dear Photographer September 2017
CLICK NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017
Past SPEAKING EVENTS:
The Family Narrative 2018
Photo Native 2018
YEAH FIELD TRIP 2017
PHOTO NATIVE 2017
CLICK AWAY 2016
SEE PALM SPRINGS 2015
CLICK AWAY 2014
IN MY BAG:
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark iv, Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 24-70 2.8 ii, Canon 135 2.0, Canon 85 1.4, Canon 50 1.2, Sigma Art 35 1.4, Canon 28 1.8, Canon TS-E 24 3.5, and SPL Underwater housing for my Mark iii. I also shoot with the Fuji x100t.