Kim and Chris’ Salt Lake Temple Wedding & Joseph Smith Memorial Building Wedding Reception, Utah Wedding Photographer

Have I mentioned I love photographing getting ready shots? I’m pretty sure I have. I love documenting the fun details that come along with the getting ready moments and all the raw emotion that takes place right before a wedding ceremony. Some LDS brides think they’re wedding coverage starts after their ceremony, but that leaves out the beautiful story that happens before. Kim had me come to her mother’s house as she had her hair and make up done. Right before their ceremony I helped them coordinate a first look shot to capture the couple seeing each other all dressed up and ready to get married. These first moments usually happen in the temple but for obvious reasons, I’m not able to photograph them. I love helping the couple preserve these memories and then have them walk hand-in-hand and head for the temple doors to be sealed for time and all eternity. They had a beautiful reception at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and lots of dancing!!! What a beautiful night!


Camille, Tibble Fork Bridals, Utah Wedding Photographer

Camille’s bridals….wow! I don’t often shoot in Utah County, but when Camille suggested photographing her bridals in Tibble Fork up American Fork canyon, I could not resist. It really is breathtaking there and you put Camille in with the Tibble Fork scenery and it’s magic.

It was a stormy day and we weren’t sure if it was going to rain–it did. Camille toughed out a few down pours and sprinkles, but the moody skies were gorgeous, especially the black and white pictures. If you look closely in some of the pictures, you can see the rain drops. Her flowers were amazing and went perfectly with the mountains, pines and blue water. (I’ll talk with Camille and post the flower source soon.)

Utah Lifestyle newborn photography shoot…so much love

This shoot warmed my heart. I could have photographed this sweet family all day. Their ginger, little newborn…so precious. I could not be happier for Christa and Jake in this new phase of life. I met them years ago soon after I received their wedding email inquiry. It started with their engagements and I’ve been so blessed to record many of their milestone events for them over the years.

Lifestyle newborn shoots are some of my favorite shoots. I love recording newborns soon after they are born, interacting and still getting to know their sweet families and their new home. How can you not love this? In this session, it was pretty cool to watch Christa admire Jake with their little guy and vice versa. I think sometimes in the early days with baby at home it just will all the sudden hit you, that you’re a mom or dad or that you have two kids or three kids. You can help but get emotional. There’s a lot of raw emotion in these lifestyle newborn shoots, and I love to look for these moments and photograph them.