Kennedy & Chandler’s Colorful Wedding
This wedding had SO MUCH COLOR. Especially in the flower arrangements done by the incredible Madison Murdock (Bloom by Madison) They got married at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and then had a reception in a friends backyard. It was simple, yet timeless, fun, and classy. They tied balloons to weights so they would sink to the bottom of the pool and stick out of the water. (go find the picture below) There were the yummiest treats from Gourmandise.Kennedy and her dad planned a surprise dance and their dance skills were exceeded my expectations. Everyone danced until they all decided to take a jump in the pool. Kennedy and Chandler ran through ...
October 3, 2018
Endless Ideas for a Backyard Reception in Utah
Well, here I am again posting way more pictures than you probably want to look through but, THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD IDEAS HERE. I couldn't help it. Emma and Jesse got married in the Salt Lake City LDS temple and had an incredible backyard reception. The view, details, yard games, personalized cotton candy machine and ice cream stand, different flavors of marshmallows for s'mores, umbrellas, the list goes on and on. They ended the night by changing into swimsuits for a surprise jump in the pool and the wedding party followed.
Here are the list of amazing vendors that made this wedding happen, and of course the bride, groom and their families ...
September 12, 2018
Elegant, Italian Inspired Backyard Wedding
I tried to narrow these pictures down so you didn't have to scroll through 1.2 million images, and this was the best I could do. I was insanely impressed with this backyard Utah wedding. The bride, groom, and their families worked hard to make this the perfect place for a timeless wedding. See that wooden wall in the first picture? Yeah. They built it. The detail and ideas you will see in this blog post will blow your mind. If you are planning a backyard wedding, I suggest scrolling.
Jess and Blake had the dreamiest proposal in Rome, if you want to read about their love story first, head here! Jess and Blake's Proposal on How He Asked
August 30, 2018
Karissa and Wyatt’s Timeless Garden Wedding
This wedding was extra special and a little sad when it was all over because I don't get to hangout with Karissa and Wyatt as often as I have in the past year. We started by taking their engagements on the cliffs of Big Sur which if you haven't seen... go look at them NOW because they were so cute and fun. ( CLICK HERE ) Then Karissa and I went into the Utah mountains to take her bridals. ( CLICK HERE ) Last, their wedding day was to die for. The detail, the ceremony, the food, basically everything was perfect. (wait until you see the look on Wyatt's face when he sees his bride walking towards him) They had their wedding at Red Butte Gardens ...
August 10, 2018
Engagements in Utah’s Backyard
FILLING MY BRAIN
In the past couple months I have come across some pretty amazing people that are sharing their talents with the community. I want to share with you what I've found so you can up your game and business.
1- 25 Marketing Tips You Could Be Doing Right Now (FREE!)
D'Arcy Benincosa is AMAZING. I have found so much inspiration through her lately. She is truly a marketing master. My notes were filled with how I can become a better business person and up my marketing game OTHER than instagram.
2- Eden Strader's Harsh Light Workshop
OKAY. I was lucky enough to review this workshop and give s ...
August 7, 2018
Karissa’s Lake and Mountain Bridals
Karissa and Wyatt wanted to wait until their wedding day to see each other in their wedding attire, so the groom didn't join us on this shoot. Karissa is one of the most kind, happy, and real people I know. She looked stunning in this dress and I am so lucky to have been her photographer for her wedding. I just finished up editing their wedding day, and wait until you see Wyatt's reaction when he saw her coming down the aisle.
July 10, 2018
Jessica & Blake’s Italian Bridals
Jessica and Blake were engaged in Rome, so these Italian themed bridals were a perfect fit. I have been dyinggg to post this session and now that their wedding day has past, I'm throwing them out for the world to see. We were having so much fun we basically shot until there was no more light to shoot in.
This shoot was featured over on Utah Valley Bride and you can see it HERE
I shot these on a Canon 5D Mark IV. Canon 35mm 1.4 + Canon 50mm 1.4 & Kelvin white balance. Edited in Lightroom + Photoshop. Leave any questions in the comments!
July 9, 2018
Squaw Peak Engagement Run Down
I'm going to walk you through the steps of this whole photoshoot and include a few tips and tricks along the way! Community over competition. If you want to learn even more from a one-on-one with me head here for more information about my mentoring sessions!
One of my favorite parts of a session is getting to know the couple. It's exciting to learn how they met, how he proposed, how long they have been dating, what they like to do together, etc. I met these two at a nearby grocery store and then drove up the canyon together. I got to learn so much about them and see how they interact with each other just from the drive up. I coul ...
July 6, 2018
Olympic National Park
Last year I decided to invest in an amazing workshop hosted by some pretty incredible people. The Alpine Northwest workshop (@alpinenorthwest or alpinenw.photo/) was an experience that led me to new friends and much needed inspiration. I added a little 'Behind The Scenes' picture at the end of this post showing the madness that went on behind the cameras.
March 27, 2018
Big Sur Engagements
There are two things in this world that speak straight to my soul. First is photography (obviously) and second is music. In my opinion, they go hand in hand. Each shoot I do has it's own song, beat, and rhythm. Music and photographs both capture every type of emotion. When you see a picture of someone who has dealt with depression for the past ten years, you can see it in their eyes. When you hear a sad song, you feel the heartbreak of not just the person who wrote the song, but your OWN heartbreak. Looking at these pictures, I don't just see a beautiful couple, breathtaking cliffs, and the endless sea in the background... I feel the rhythm o ...
March 13, 2018