Posts tagged wedding photographer
Lake Almanor Simply Stunning Elopement: Brittany + Ricky

Driving into the Lake Almanor area, I was stunned and taken aback by all the beauty that I was going to be able to shoot. I remember looking over at my husband Tanner and feeling so grateful for the opportunity we were about to have of shooting an elopement in such a beautiful spot. Northern California never disappoints and this elopement was no different. We were able to see Mount Lassen’s reflection on the water, the lush greenery from the trees and the lake’s blue waters.

Not only were we able to capture Brittany and Ricky’s love so specific to their relationship but we were able to do some fun shots in the water with incredible sunsets and sunrises that showed the fun these two have together, just like two best friends should. Basically the Redwoods and Lake Almanor treated us well.

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Ditch Tradition: Why You Should Elope!

Shooting elopements are my absolute fave and something I specialize in. Elopements are so fun, and so much less stress. So, did you just get engaged and are terribly overwhelmed by your to-do list? Are you looking for something that showcases your love and focuses on the relationship and not the party? Do you have a small budget? Or are you just looking to break tradition and do something totally different?

Either way, I’ve got all the reasons why you should break tradition and ELOPE! I asked one of my elopement brides, Vanessa, who recently eloped at the Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, to give some insight on her elopement and why they chose to do it the way they did.

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Payson Utah LDS Temple Wedding: Shalynn+Chad

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.

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Why You Should Get A Wedding Videographer.

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.

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Wild + Intimate Jackson Hole Destination Wedding: Lauren + Makysm

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.

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Advice to Photographers: Why I Started Photography When I Thought I Was Going To Fail

A lot of people share their WHYS. Why they get started in their business. I thought I would share my WHY NOTS. I had so many reasons why I shouldn't do this.

I started pursuing video in college back when it was just a broadcast degree. I was one of the only females in my class, and when I told my teachers lifestyle stories and wedding videos and get paid for it they would politely knod their heads and move on.

After I graduated from college, my parents told me that it would be a smart idea if I got my master's degree and began teaching, because that was a much more reliable job than something that I was looking for.

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