… personal | vernal family photographer …

Just a little personal shot. This one is growing up way too fast.



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… ooh la la & friends boutique | vernal utah …

Part of being a professional photographer and moving to a new area is getting to know your surroundings. As a small business, I like to support small locally owned businesses in my new town. I have taken this spring to get to know some of the awesome gems that Vernal, Utah has to offer!


I am thrilled to have been able to photograph the grand opening of Ooh La La & Friend’s Boutique location on Main Street here in Vernal (across from Zion’s bank, next to Sears). When photographing the space I found a ton of treasures I would love in my own home and learned more about the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint they carry in the store. It is awesome stuff and it graces all the furniture that has been refurbished straight down to the stencil on the plank wood floor!

Here are some questions I asked Amanda and her mom Cheri, co-owners of this fantastic boutique:

Describe your business and what you offer… What do you hope having a locally owned business does for the growing community?

Ooh La La & Friends was established in September of 2012 by Amanda Carmickle & Cheri McCurdy. We are a mother daughter team with a love for DIY and Home Decor. We truly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to surround themselves with what they love!

In our boutique you will find farmhouse and french Decor, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, soaps and lotions, childrens items, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, Royal Design Studios stencils, hand painted furniture, and much more!

We hope to inspire people to reflect their personality within their home and the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is the perfect product to get creative! It may be used to up cycle anything including furniture, metal, glass, plastic and fabric! Ooh La La & Friends offers workshops on basic and advanced techniques. You will find the full line of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® , waxes, fabric, and brushes at the boutique, as well as stencils, knobs, appliques, and other painting supplies.

Ooh La La & Friends was among nine small businesses that received the Utah Small Business Development Center’s Regional Client of the Year award at the State Capital during Rural Legislative Day in 2014.

You can find out more about them at their website or give them a call at 435-781-6554. They offer workshops, adorable decor and more! Look for an upcoming awesome opportunity where we have paired together! Hint Hint… like us both on Facebook and watch your feed on April 1st!

Raven Mathis Photographer on FB. Ooh La La & Friends on FB!

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… families | utah family photographer …

A little rewind on the past year’s family sessions. I can’t wait for spring to arrive and get started on this year’s!






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