Monday, August 4, 2014

Kayla and Rob's Wedding Day: The Morning

Do you remember the morning of your wedding day?  Sharing a room with your cousins and waking up every few minutes the night before? Being so excited to finally get out of bed at the crack of dawn? Your dad bringing peanut butter toast to the bathroom while getting your hair done at 5am? The early morning texts from your fiancĂ©? The forgotten tux shoes?  Your mom helping you into your dress? These little details are engrained in my heart from the day of my wedding, and I hope my mind and heart never forget them. Because I don't have a single picture of any of those things. They were all the little things that made the day so magical.

I was so happy to be there to capture some of these moments on the morning of Kayla and Rob's wedding day.  I got to be there for the hair appt, the quick Clif bar, the texts coming in from Rob, her mom helping her into the gown, the look on her mom's face when she saw Kayla in her gown and veil on the day of her wedding, and Rob and Kayla's "first look".

We also got to shoot some Groomals at Bridal Veil Falls that morning, because Rob didn't want to see Kayla in her gown until the day of the wedding. We timed it perfectly and greeted the sun coming over the mountain!

Here are a few shots from that morning - I'll post some shots of later in the day, (the Temple, Ring Ceremony, and Reception) in a different post.

Maria and Shawn's Family

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kayleigh and Parker. Engaged!

These guys are clearly best friends, and clearly gorgeous. Which clearly equaled an incredibly fun shoot for me. Thanks guys. So excited for you. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wright Extended Family - Sundance, Utah

Another extended family session - this Family is one of my favorites - I've done several weddings and family shoots for them - and went through college with Sarah and Kenneth as some of my best friends. Love you Wrights! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Brown Extended Family - Park City Utah.

I've had on my website (actually I probably still do - need to change that!) that I don't photograph large extended families.  But I've been asked so many times over the past several years, and somewhere along the way started saying yes - and I have to say they have been SO enjoyable!  It's like doing a wedding, but without quite so much stress on the family.  I love getting to see how families, who don't get to see each other often, are together at Family Reunions.  It's fun to watch the dynamics between adult children who still act like goofy boys when they are together, and between cousins who get to see each other only so often.  And best of all - the grandparents with their little ones:) Brown Family - I hope you have wonderful memories of your reunion this summer - I know I sure enjoyed the hour I got to spend with you! 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Danielle - Senior.

Oh I just love this gal.  One of the sweetest Seniors around - I've taught her voice lessons for the past four years, and I'm so proud of her, but it's bittersweet for me to watch her grow up!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Kayla + Rob. Engaged.

I cat wait to shoot this wedding later this summer. This couple has a strong sense of their individual style, and they were fun to photograph because they were so comfortable with each other and the camera.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wilkes Family 2014

I've been lucky enough to do the Wilkes photos many times - headshots, engagements, family photos.    It's made me stay fresh, since I want to make the photos new and different each time.  This time I wanted to do something soft and sweet and a little more formal. We used stools to play with levels and a more posed studio-like arrangement, but in the great (Spring!) outdoors.  As a side note - these photos were taken at 7:30 am before Cali went to work, and Clark and Jessica both graduated from BYU Law School this same day.  Impressive!   Also, if you haven't yet, you should get to know Leigh Anne (the mom) at   Lots of delicious recipes and creative ideas. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Skousen Family

I'm always excited to see what these guys come up with when I do their family photos.  Last year, we recreated some scenes from Clue and the Adams Family.  I was asked to keep those a secret until Christmas cards came out - so maybe I need to post them now that we are 5 months past! This time we re-created the look of a shoot I had done for this same family several years ago.  Ralph Lauren - in front of their house, with their dogs.  Of course we changed it up a bit - it's a different season and gorgeous blossoms were out, and there is a new husband in the mix now! This is their signature style.