Shalynn and Chad’s bond is indescribable. They are just so sweet together. Chad’s reaction to seeing Shalynn during their first look was EVERYTHING a girl wants in a reaction from her future hubs. You know, the tears and all that? He nailed it, and she was gorgeous so I don’t blame him! You could tell they were both so happy that this day had finally come, and that their lives were about to change for the better.Read More
You guys have NO IDEA how freaking stoked I was to shoot this girl’s wedding. This one was extra special- we grew up together and had been dreaming about our weddings since we were 12 years old. She is the sweetest friend ever and the most beautiful bride. We were able to capture their chemistry and love for each other perfectly around the Sacramento LDS Temple. They had tons of love and support from family and friends on the most stunning day ever.Read More
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.Read More
Here’s another article I wish I had before I got married- how to not be stressed on your wedding day. I felt like before I got married, I was swarmed with advice, and it was a little bit overwhelming. So this is me, breaking down the simple and crazy things that stressed me out in hopes that your wedding day is as incredible as it’s meant to be.Read More
Picture what a fun, crazy adventure that would be. Tie in some hand painted invitations, stunning Teton views, a gorgeous catholic ceremony, and a hundred of your best friends and family flying in to celebrate. Imagine renting out a bunch of cabins at your venue, wood stained and surrounded by rolling hills of green. Bring in the best catering, a live band playing during cocktail hour, and an open bar. Que your father’s barbershop quartet, serenading the two of you TWICE and singing to you for all to hear. Imagine a choreographed first dance, with you laughing and embracing each other throughout the night. Think midnight snacks and sweet kisses and blue bridesmaid dresses.
Now bring it to life. Because that’s what they did when they planned this wedding.Read More
Heidi and Tyler are incredible souls. I’ve never met a couple just so giddy to be around each other. I am so, so happy they celebrated their wedding at The Atrium. I've always wanted to shoot there, and seeing Heidi's incredible vision come to life was amazing.
Highlights of the day included the bride's sweet father HAND MAKING all of the bread, hot chocolate galore, lots and lots of adorable flower girls and sweet little boys in bow ties, soup on soup on soup, and Heidi and Tyler never leaving each other's side. They were giddy, so full of joy, and I had seriously so much fun. It was such a perfect day.Read More
I had the amazing opportunity this week to teach a class alllllll about the thing I’ve been experiencing every single weekend for the past three years: Weddings.
I got to team up with Brooks McFadden and The Avenues to teach a seminar to new brides all about the ups and downs, emotional moments, and big excitement about weddings. Brooks and I spoke for an hour and then had a Q+A.
After this amazing class, I’ve decided that I’m going to be releasing a series of 6 videos, talking to brides all about the ins and outs of finding good venues, picking vendors you love, dealing with family members, staying sane during the hard parts, and of course—- actually enjoying the wedding day!