Zion’s National Park wedding….a photographer’s dream, Utah Zion’s National Park Wedding Photographer

Utah is so full of beautiful places and one of those amazing places to photograph is Zion’s National Park. When I received a wedding inquiry for a Zion’s wedding, and when I learned more of what the couple had in mind, I was absolutely thrilled. The icing on the cake was meeting the couple. They were awesome and very much in love. They put so much time and attention into planning every detail, so they would have a wedding that captured not only themselves, but a wedding that also showed their close friends and family how much they meant to them. Their wedding guest were well taken care of and I think they knew how much they meant to the couple.

It was a multiple day celebration and one that I will not soon forget. I promised the couple I wouldn’t share the details or pictures from their wedding (except for a few landscape shots below,) but the highlights were their emotional first look–with a stream babbling in the background, the bride being so calm and ready for the amazing ceremony awaiting and of course the ceremony itself, with the red rocks as the canvas. I definitely am ready to photograph their vow renewals….hint, hint : )

If you are thinking of planning a destination wedding, like Zion’s National Park, it can be a little tedious, but it’s worth the work. If a certain location has been part of your dating or engagement it makes sense to have a destination wedding, like Zions. Most Utah wedding photographer’s will travel or actually most Utah wedding professional’s will travel. I say, just do it and I’d be happy to come along…

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Draper Temple wedding sneak peak, Utah Wedding Photographer

Ok so it’s technically not spring anymore, yes fall is coming on, but I love this couple and I’m working on their wedding album. I am going to post a few until I am able to get this wedding on the blog. This couple, Beckie and Brent warm my heart because of their story and me being able to relate to it. It was one of those weddings where you know genuine, whole-hearted love does exist. Sometimes it takes years and decades to find, but it’s out there.

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Little moments, Utah Wedding Photographer

When I’m shooting a wedding, I of course love the formals and couple pictures, but what I really love is taking everything in and noticing little moments. I noticed while the groom was talking with his guests, he was also getting used to this new ring on his ring finger.

You see the bride has the engagement to get used to wearing hers, but this new ring on his ring finger, he’s only had a few hours to get used to. It’s so fun for me to look for these moments. Weddings never get old…

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Fall Mini Sessions

It’s that time again for Fall Mini Sessions! For some of you, you here that and cringe, just a little. Let’s be honest, sometimes family pictures can cause a tad bit of stress. You have to figure out what everyone should wear–shall we go with patterns, neutrals, colors or a little bit of everything this year? Is everyone going to cooperate? Will their be crying, whining, snot, kids getting their new clothes dirty before arriving at the shoot. Will we make it on time? Will there be so much chaos beforehand that no one will even want to be in the same picture together? Will the photographer make mom and dad kiss when we just got in a little fight because one of the parents opted for grape juice for junior on the way to the shoot?

Well, I’m in this club now and I have a difficult child, but I have never regretted a single shoot I’ve done with my kids and my family. After I see the pictures, I am so happy I froze that moment in time because I can’t believe how quickly my little guys are changing. We make the most of the shoots and just have fun!

Here’s the info for Fall Mini Sessions for this year. People have been booking earlier this year and I’ve got just a few left.

Sessions will be on October 10th. I’ll be shooting up Trappers Loop (on the way to Snowbasin). For the morning people I’ve got 8:30 or 9:15 left. In the PM I’ve got 5:45 open. They’re $225 for 50 touched up files that you download from my proofing site. Let me know if you want a spot! It’s a gorgeous time of year in Utah to capture your family and I will make them fun and relaxed!

Here’s fall family photography from last year! Young families like this one are pretty fun to photograph and it’s a work out all in one! Love it!

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