Park City gets its own calendar
Ryan Summerlin December 21, 2012
Photographers come to capture the magic of Park City and the surrounding areas during all four seasons.
They put them in their scrapbooks, or give them away as gifts, and some are published in magazines and other media outlets.
Two local photographers, Lynn Pinyan and Vicki Gaebe, decided to use their best photos to create a 2013 Park City calendar.
Pinyan, who works at Quintess, a high-end, travel-destination club, and Gaebe, the interactive manager at the Park City Chamber/Bureau, did some research and noticed, to their knowledge, that while there have been calendars that spotlight various scenes of Utah, there hasn’t been a calendar comprised solely of Park City pictures.
"We live in a place that is very beautiful and people come from all over the world who want to see the area in all of the seasons," Pinyan said during an interview with The Park Record. "So, we included everything in the calendar from wildflowers, nature, wildlife, colorful homes, the Sundance Film Festival, the historic Fourth of July parade and the Park City Kimball Arts Festival."
"We wanted to capture what Park City is, so, we included those events," Gaebe explained. "We also included smaller photos of other events like the Tour of Utah, Park Silly Sunday Market and the Utah Symphony to border the calendar pages, because we couldn’t do a calendar with just 12 photos."
All the shots were taken within the past five years, with a majority snapped in the past 13 months.
"Some of them have been in other publications, and most of them are current," Gaebe said.
Choosing which photos to use for the calendar is a team effort.
"We went out and took photos every month, and then went through all of them together to see which ones were the best," said Gaebe, who has traveled the world as a photographer for the U.S. Equestrian Team.
"We had literally thousands of images and it took us about a year to narrow the photos down," Pinyan said. "We had to go to each photo and look at them from a technical and artistic angle to see which ones would be the best."
The calendar was a way for both photographers to show their passion for their craft.
"We partnered together because we both to take photos," said Pinyan, who also takes wedding and family portraits. "The project was also a way for us to do something with the thousands of Park City images we have taken."
Since Gaebe works at the chamber, she and Pinyan felt it would be nice to make sure significant Park City dates were noted on the days.
"Everything in our calendar is on the chamber’s public events listing," Gaebe said.
The 2013 Park City calendar is available at the Park City Market, Dolly’s Bookstore, the Park City Museum and the Park City Medical Center and at the Swaner EcoCenter.
"If you buy it at the Swaner, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Swaner Preserve," Pinyan said.
The calendar can also be purchased online at www.parkcityphotography .
"This was a great way to share what we love with others," Gaebe said. "Lynn and I have talked about doing this for the past few years and we finally did it."
"We already have requests for a new calendar next year," Pinyan said. "We are so glad people like it and we want everyone to enjoy it."
For more information about the 2013 Park City calendar, visit www.parkcityphotography . Business owners who are interested in selling the calendar should contact Gaebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (435) 714-0331.