The Perfect Portrait

We start with a pre-portrait consultation.  This enables us to discuss the possibilities of the settings and clothing for your portrait session, and gives Scott a chance to meet you beforehand to discover your likes and dislikes.
During the actual photo shoot, Scott is able to make everyone feel at ease.  Even those who are wary of having their portrait taken, end up enjoying themselves.  We have children telling their parents, “That was fun!  When can we do it again?”
Scott’s talent behind the camera is only the beginning.  The digital artwork and retouching that is completed on each portrait is critical to making the perfect portrait.  We can switch heads, even add in people later that were unable to be at the photo shoot.  We can also perform all kinds of special requests like slimming, taking off braces, etc….
So the “Perfect Portrait” is not a dream anymore, it is a reality at Scott Hancock Photography.  And what is even better, it is affordable to everyone with our current Portrait Specials!

Client Feedback

Marianne Timothy Davis wrote:
“Our experience getting our family & baby bump pics done by Scott was great!  We’re really happy with our pictures.  Thanks!”


Jonathan Ruesch wrote:

“Scott Hancock Photography is amazing. Working with Scott has been a wonderful experience and he is definitely an amazing professional photographer. His professional photography is some of the best I’ve seen. I definitely recommend him to anyone for the best photography experience.”


Cassidy Freeman wrote:

Scott Hancock Photography is one of the best!!! He is so easy to work with! I loved taking all the pictures for Pride and Prejudice. Plus they all looked awesome! He also took my head shots and I have gotten compliments on how nice they look! Thank you Scott!!!


Becca Glover wrote:

Scott Hancock Photography rocks!!! He takes amazing pictures! I’ve had the opportunity to have Scott take my headshots and they turned out AMAZING! He also has taken pictures of plays I have been in and the quality is SPECTACULAR!!!  SCOTT HANCOCK PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE BEST!!! (:


Krysta Lynn Newman wrote:

Scott did the photography at my wedding as well as my sister’s wedding and family portraits before I got married. Super fun to work with and awesome quality. 

Anna Lewis wrote:

Thanks so much for all your help with Productions over the years at Lone Peak! You’ve been great, and so kind. Especially with head-shots, it was so nice to go in there, feel comfortable, and get it done quickly… and still with such a quick time every single shot looked amazing. It was hard to choose. Thanks!


Sarah Mae Ogden wrote:

I loved my opportunity to work with Scott. He was kind, easy to work with, and the results were fabulous! They were the best results I have had from a photographer yet, and if I have the chance then I will certainly go back for more. So if you are looking for a chance to receive high quality photos then I recommend coming to Scott Hancock Photography .

Sierra Theola Dew wrote:

I love Scott Hancock Photography! I had a wonderful time taking my head shots for the first time. My first real experience taking head shots was amazing due to Scott Hancock Photography. My photos turned out beautiful. I definitely recommend him!


Allyson Smoot wrote:

Scott Hancock Photography is phenomenal! I really enjoyed working with Mr. Hancock, and the head shots that he took turned out amazing. He really knows what he is doing. I would definitely recommend him.


Stephanie Janae Shattuck wrote:

I was super impressed by my experience with Scott Hancock Photography! He did a fabulous job taking headshots for Lone Peak’s Production class and still does continue to take fabulous pictures! Scott Hancock makes the pictures look natural which is an excellent quality! Even while taking the pictures, he made the experience fun, easy, relaxed, and enjoyable! You never feel like it’s just another picture taking, it’s a fun activity you’ll want to do again! Scott Hancock’s pictures are professional, lovely, exciting, and fabulous all for a excellent price! 


McKay Dean Lewis wrote:

Scott did a photo shoot for some of Lone Peaks students a while back, gave us some really nice head shots! And I was so impressed with the high level of professionalism and yet the very friendly air that was created during the session. I was in for a head shot, and he knew just how to make the face do either big grin or macho stone face (whatever that’s called) within seconds! And he caught every one! Well, if your looking for any photos taken at the highest level with the greatest methods, look no further than Scott Hancock Photography!


Dee Jones Frodsham wrote:

From the Frodsham Family. We love our portrait. How nice it was to be able to actually get a family photo with all of us together, since that would have been impossible without doing each family separately. We appreciate Scott’s patience. We had to change dates at least once and it was hard to get everyone to make their appointments and get in there to get them done, but the studio was very accommodating and now we have our “once in a lifetime” family portrait. Thanks soooo much!!!


Brianna Bracey wrote:

You are such an amazing photographer!! It was so easy and nice working with you! The pictures were phenomenal and you are so talented! I will definitely come back to get more pictures later on!  You are by far the best photographer ever!!!  YAY SCOTT HANCOCK PHOTOGRAPHY!!  thanks again!!!!!!


Makenzie Head wrote:

Hey thank you guys so much for working with Lone Peak Drama Department, as a member of council I just wanted to say thank you from all the theater kids at Lone Peak! You have done such an amazing job! Thanks again! The photos were great!


Kausha Elán Campbell wrote:

Hey Scott! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the pictures! I’ve already had so many compliments on that picture just in one day.


Sherry Ward wrote:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! We have been SO excited to see these! I L.O.V.E. them!


Traditional vs Digital Scrap-booking




With advancing technology, you may wonder if traditional scrap-booking is losing its place in the world.  What are the pros and cons of each?  After spending the last 20 years scrap-booking using traditional methods, and the last few years experimenting digitally, here is what I found.







In traditional scrap-booking, there is something to be said for the hands-on artwork and the 3 dimensional quality you get.  It is far more personal as a gift or heirloom with the amount of time and effort involved.


Another benefit to traditional scrap-booking is the social interaction many get doing this hobby.  There are many “scrap-booking clubs” or “crops” where hobbyists can gather and gain ideas from each other and swap various papers, stickers, stamps, etc….

Digital scrap-booking has its pros too.  One of the biggest, I think, is the cost factor.  It is much more expensive to invest in papers, die cuts, stickers, glues, markers, etc…. used in traditional scrap-booking than in digital.  You also have no mess to clean up, sort through and store because all your work is done on the computer.  You can also print several copies of your digital albums to share, where as traditionally, you create one album at a time.


You can also “play around” more with your photos and enhance them, put graphics and/or text on them, or add effects to them digitally.


With either traditional or digital, you can be as creative or versatile as you like.  The sky is the limit with either method.  What you need toconsider is how much you enjoy doing the actual “hands-on” cutting, pasting, creating; how much time and money you want to invest; and whether you prefer to gather socially or sit at home with your own computer doing your own thing.



You can even do BOTH!  Take the things you like from each method and combine them into your own unique scrap booking style!


The mostimportant key with either is to ENJOY what you are doing!



Laurie Hancock


Buying a Digital Camera

Before you buy your next digital camera, READ THIS!

The advent of the digital camera is an amazing accomplishment!  Digital cameras offer so many awesome features, that hobbyists and pros alike enjoy using them. They offer better portability, weighing much lighter than their heavier 35mm and other counterparts. And they boast these fine features: No handling with flash and film. Digital cameras save you a lot of time and money with no developing. Quick reloading of memory cards makes changing cards over film a breeze. The more technology advances, the less expensive digital cameras become. You can afford a good digital camera at any department store. Digital images also allow for instant viewing so you can immediately delete what you don’t want, eliminating the waste of film and developing.


Functionality of Images

Digital photos offer so much functionality, too, which is a big reason why digital cameras are so popular with people of all ages; amateur, intermediate and professional. At main events like weddings, baby arrivals, birthdays, graduations, office parties, anniversaries, holiday events and other fun times, you can snap digital shots and tell right away if they’ve turned out blurry or crisp. And you can tell if you’ve totally missed the angle and chopped off someone’s head! (Oops!) Simply delete unwanted shots, and still have plenty of time right then and there at your special event to snap re-takes. No more missing the good times! Then load your photo files into your computer or laptop, and BINGO! Instant email attachments to all your family and friends in a click. Or load them into an online photo album and send a link to everyone. You can also burn the files onto a CD and take them into a professional photo-lab. There’s so much more to learn about digital photography. With over 30 years experience of being a professional photographer, I know how important it is to have the right camera.


Fixed lens


What camera are you going to get?

Changeable lens

I am not going to go into a lot of detail here, there is too much to consider and this is a personal choice.  Some things to consider:

• Find a good NAME BRAND, one that you know has been around for awhile, and they don’t just put their name on another manufacturer’s camera.

• Study the WARRANTIES.  If this camera is going to be used for generating an income, you should consider getting the extended warranty to cover yourself.



• FIXED LENSES OR MULTIPLE LENSES? Multiple lenses will give you more variety of shots but can cost considerably more.  Here again, you need to consider how the camera is going to be used.  For general family use, the fixed lens is fine.

• The wider the RANGE OF ISO, the better. Shooting in low-light levels is easier with a higher ISO (1600 ISO).


Lower ISO for more detail (100 ISO).

• Built-in FLASH is not as versatile as an attachable flash where the flash head is positional.  Here again, cost is a factor.  For general family use, the built-in flash is fine.

Large or small sensor

• HOW MANY PIXELS DO I NEED? This is probably one of the hardest things for a consumer to consider.  The more pixels you buy, the better the detail – but the more it costs. Personally, for family use, I would want an 8 megapixel camera.  4-6 megapixel cameras are fine for 4×6 – 5×7 snapshots.  I wouldn’t push it further than that.  As a professional photographer, I have no idea in some cases what size of portrait a client is going to want. They really don’t know what size they want until after they see it.  So, what if it’s the most amazing photo they’ve ever seen of themselves and they want a 30 x 40 inch portrait out of it? How are we going to produce that with a small megapixel camera?Currently, for my clients, I am shooting a 16.87 megapixel camera. Pretty much nowadays, most professionals prefer a minimum of 10 to 20 megapixels and up.  So where does that leave you?  Well ask yourself this question: what size of image would I ever possibly make? An 8 x 10, 11 x 14 or 16 x 20?  Will I be able to tell the difference between  2.0 and  4.0 megapixels? Are the additional details and original image sizes important to me?

So the final thought is: More megapixels equal more detail!

Scott Hancock