Provo City Center Temple Wedding: Laurel + Colton
Our Adventure in St. George, Zions, and Snow Canyon: Our Little Family Getaway
Laurel reached out to me in November about her upcoming wedding in April, and seriously I already felt like we instantly clicked. As we did their engagement session, bridal session #1 (where we got stuck in a snow drift… that was a hilarious story that I’ll share later on) and bridal session #2 (which was one of my favorite sessions ever) and their wedding, I have loved the incredible friendship we have developed!
Their wedding day was seriously so perfect! They got out of the temple around noon, we had some amazing family photos and their bridal party was seriously so fun! We went to Chick fil A afterwards and then had a bridal session at the temple, and had so much fun at the reception, dancing and singing and eating delicious food!
Snow Canyon Family Session: The Hendersons
Tanner walked in Graduation last week, so we decided to have a getaway down somewhere warm. Idaho is gorgeous, but the winters are so cold. So we ran from the snowy weather and came down to Southern Utah. We went swimming, ate lots of Mexican food, ran around with Adelaide and explored Zion’s National Park and Snow Canyon. Our friend, Jodi grabbed some photos of us while we were hiking and exploring.
It’s been the perfect getaway and we’ve loved every minute we’ve spent together!
The Spring Sessions: Stylized Shoot and Cute Little Animals
OH MY GOODNESS. I’m literally obsessed with this family. Let me tell you a little bit about how I’ve gotten to know Jodi. (Warning: I’m about to brag.) Jodi and I met while we were traveling Europe together in a study abroad program. We became fast friends and over the past 5 years, we both have married and had kids. Jodi was actually the person who hired me for the third wedding I photographed- HERS. They actually got married in St. George and did a bridal session in Snow Canyon. So when we came together to do family pictures, there was no other place that we could go - SNOW CANYON.
Conner, Jodi and Brogan are so adorable together. They are such an adventurous and relaxed family. I always love hanging out and laughing with them.
Rexburg, Idaho Temple Bridal Session
Oh my goodness, I needed this session.
When Brooke reached out that she was putting together a spring session, I was alllll hands on deck with it.
She owns the cutest bunny, Winter and these adorable chicks and wanted to bring them to a session!
Wild Teton Floral created the gorgeous floral background, we had some gorgeous models, an amazing hair stylist and the best makeup artist.
It was so perfect, and so reminiscent of all the things I love about Spring!
Why You Should Get A Wedding Videographer.
The Rexburg Idaho Temple is seriously so stunning. These guys were seriously so cute together, and this session was so much fun! We did their bridals the night before they got married, and I’m so glad we did!
The weather was INSANE the day we did these bridals- hail and snow and sun. In true typical Idaho fashion, we ran with it. It was so much fun! These two just ran with it and laughed through every bit of the session!
Tori + Shaye: Cress Creek Engagement Session Rexburg, Idaho
I love looking through my grandparent’s wedding pictures, seeing them dressed up and with their families. Even in my parents day, we only have a few photos to remember everyone in their early nineties galore- but my parents actually hired a videographer back then, and every few years we watch Steve Young (the football player’s) dad officiate the ring ceremony, see my mom and dad smash cake into each others faces, and all my young and hip aunts and uncles dance on the dance floor. We even have footage of everyone giving them advice. They’ve been married for 25 years this week, and it is still something that they treasure watching. It is incredible seeing these two young kids, skinny and unaware of the 5 kids they’re going to have, making promises to each other. Also, I love seeing my moms wedding dress. Poofy sleeves and white lace. Perfection.
What To Expect When You're Doing A Family Session With Me
had to take them to the coolest place around Rexburg, Idaho this time of year: Cress Creek.
In the middle of March, it’s hard to find locations that aren’t covered in snow or looking dead. Cress Creek shines so hard this time of year- with gorgeous overlooks and sagebrush, rocks and golden light- it is so gorgeous. Here are some of my favorite shots.
Why You Should Do Destination Bridals: Emily and Anthony's Destination Oregon Pacific and Canon Beach Bridals
First off, thank you so much for the opportunity of letting me capture the incredible stage of life you’re celebrating - the fun and sheer joy of a family is immeasurable. Everyone grows up so fast, that being able to capture these moments for you means the world with me.
Because of that, I thought I’d answer some of my most asked questions.
To The Mother I Thought I'd Be:
Why are bridal sessions so significant?
Bridal sessions are sessions that focus on just the two of you. It’s an intimate, delicate, gorgeous time where you two are together, celebrating the promises you’re making to each other. Doing them in a place that means a lot to the both of you (like Emily + Anthony here) or a place you’ve always wanted to go together. I’ve done bridal sessions in national parks all over the country, and it’s a fun, adventurous time that gives you images you’ll treasure forever.
To you, sweet mama-to-be, staring at the ceiling, holding your quaking belly in the middle of the night, watching the hours and seconds and minutes go by until she comes, I see you. I know your fears, your love, and your pain. I know the way your back aches and your stomach heaves. I know the sheer joy you have when you find something adorable for her at the store, and I know you carry it all in you.