I know I’m blowing everyone’s feed up with all my blogs! I’m playing catch up now that I have some downtime to do so. I had so many wonderful shoots and weddings this past year I can’t wait to share them all. I have been photographing Brit Jenkins for years with the ballet and I was so excited when she was getting married! I wasn’t available on her wedding day, but was so excited I was able to photograph her engagements and sweet bridals. I love seeing her so happy! Love you Jenkins family!! We took their photos in her stunning backyard, the Riter Mansion, and the Logan LDS Temple.
Beaver Mountain was the perfect backdrop for this wedding! It was such a pleasure to be a part of. Besides working with two people who were so easy going, quick to be friends with, and so open about connecting, it was a sweet intimate wedding I would not have wanted to miss.
Her friends made their ceremony arch which was the talk of the night. Her dress could not have fit her beautiful frame better. One of her best friends was the officiator and had everyone in tears, especially the groom Kaleb who couldn’t have been more tender and sweet about marrying Bethany. Everything was so beautiful, so laid back, and so them. Every detail. I want to let her tell you herself about her wedding experience and about the love between the two of them. She wrote the kindest thing to me when I asked her favorite part of the planning process it was the nicest words from my couple ever! : “Our favorite part was finding AMAZING photographers, having a blast taking engagement photos, seeing how gorgeous they turned out, and being stoked for the wedding pictures! (Not kissing up at all, honestly! The rest of this wedding planning has been SO stressful. Photography has been the smoothest, most fun thing!)”. I absolutely loved getting to know this couple and I hope we always stay friends!
We met at our local rock climbing gym, spring 2016. Neither of us were planning on climbing that night, but both ended up there anyway. We had never met, despite growing up in the same valley. After introducing ourselves, chatting, and climbing a while, I (Bethany) casually asked him (Kaleb) to dinner. He said yes, opened the car door for me, and paid for the meal. That was the beginning of our beautiful, adventurous, joyful, and loving relationship. 3 years later, on my birthday, while hiking in a remote canyon in Moab, he surprised me with an engagement ring. I, of course, said yes. ♡
Our goal through the planning of this wedding and reception was to provide an atmosphere where everyone in attendance felt comfortable, loved, and happy. All in all, it may shave seemed unstructured to some, but that was the idea. Genuine, organic moments without the distraction of a strict agenda or unnecessary technology. The ceremony itself was "unplugged" so everyone could be truly present as part of our special moment.
The venues we choose are two of our favorite locations where we can be ourselves and detach from the business of everyday life. We wanted those attending to also feel separated from life's worries as we did.
As odd as it seems we didn’t have music for the ceremony. We wanted the moments to flow naturally, without the worry of potential technological difficulties.
Our most valuable piece of advice for making a relationship work: Listen to each other. Recognize your differences, your strengths, your weaknesses, your goals, dreams, aspirations. Notice how together, you create balance between it all.
This sweet boy made her a paper rose, and I love that she was able to communicate with him in sign language about it. She’s so amazing!
Location: Beaver Mountain Resort
Reception: Crumb Brothers
Cake: Lees Marketplace
Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Johnson & Hannah Wynn @hannah_lee_wynn (instagram)
Catering: Off Premise (luncheon) Crumb Brothers (reception food)
Dress: Petals and Promises
Shoes: Clarks (bride) Sperry (groom)
Jewelry: Rocky Mountain Diamond Company @rockymountaindiamond (bride) Holz Ring Shop @holz_ring_shop (groom)
Mens Attire: Canaza Creations @canazacreations
She did all the amazing decor and floral arrangements herself. Bethany is seriously talented and amazing!
I love this lady so much!! She’s been a true friend. Someone that I can text and talk too easily. She is so real in her conversations, there is no BS with her. She’s good at coming up with ideas to help any problem you can think of. I’m happy to call her my friend. And I LOVE her cute kiddos!
I love when my couples trust me with a location for their photo shoot. These guys had never heard of The Spiral Jetty, and had never seen it, but they trusted that I knew what would look good, and I’m so glad they did, the photos and the whole session came out stunningly! I love these two, working with them is a dream. They are open to all my crazy ideas, and have no problem being fun and sweet together. They are such good kind people, and I felt so lucky to be their photographer!
The wedding day for these two was much awaited. They felt as though they had been waiting forever to be together. On the wedding day it was so sweet to see how happy they were to finally be together. Ben may have shed a few tears at being able to finally call Chelsea his wife. It was definitely a very happy day. I’m so happy for them to finally be together forever. Congratulations to you two! Love you so much!
This is my sweet beautiful niece. These two have been sweethearts for a LONG LONG time! Chelisa and Ben dated through high school and fell pretty hard for each other. They were best friends. He served a two year mission, then she served a one and a half year service mission, so the waiting to be together felt like a long time for them both. I am so happy they are together now, and I can’t wait to share their wedding photos! Congratulations you two!!
Heather and Tyler are perfect together. Their souls match one another. They are both very kind, considerate, playful, flirty, and passionate with each other. For Heather, waiting for Tyler to come into her life wasn’t easy, but it was so worth it. When you wait for something you desire for so long finally comes your world finally feels whole. The love between these two was outstanding and they clearly complete each other. He was tender and loving with her and she brought out their playful side. Watching their love behind my lens was such a beautiful experience and I’m glad I was able to photograph it.
Britnie and her husband Cameron are a very lively and sweet couple, making it very fun to photograph them. They met in Germany on their mission. They were both serving at the same time on the same mission and it was here they became friends. After the mission they started dating and fell in love. Britnie is a ballerina and I have done her ballet shots for years so I was ecstatic when she asked me to do her engagements because I knew I would love photographing her with the man of her dreams. It was really cold when we did the photoshoot but they snuggled through it, they even made snow angels when they fell down in the snow which was adorable! They wanted to do some shots in their clothes they brought back from Germany with them which was so fun to photograph. Loved doing this shoot!
Britney and her husband Rob were a very calm and easy going couple to photograph. We did the photo shoot in a breathtaking air BnB down in Salt Lake City and it was so fun to do. Britney and Rob have been married for a while now and their relationship is amazing. They were shy and unsure of what to do at first, but I quickly helped them become more comfortable in front of the camera. I think it’s so nice to have photos after you are married so you can see how much your relationship has progressed and how much stronger your connection is. These shoots are fun as you take a moment from daily to-do lists to enjoy each others company and remember why you fell in love.
It didn’t take long after starting this shoot to realize how much fun this couple was. We started out with the two of them, capturing fun loving shots, the Logan Canyon providing a beautiful background. They were very lively with each other and you could tell just how much they loved each other. Their love started online where they first met, and it only blossomed from there. James loves how energetic and kind Amy is, where as Amy loves how playful and sweet James is. During one of the shots James kissed Amy and they both ended up falling into the snow in a fit of laughter, both loving every moment of it. Shortly after starting the shoot we brought out their playful puppy, grabbing photos of them and their pup. We eventually put their dog back into the car and near the end of the shoot we realized their puppy had locked the car doors. Luckily the window was a little bit down so I gave them my soft-box umbrella to try to stick through the window to unlock the car door with and we were eventually able to get in. We spent a good time laughing about this predicament. This was a very fun shoot to do, and I am very happy I was able to capture just how high-spirited this couple is.
What an amazing connection these two have! Every moment with them was sweet, and so easy. They moved together seamlessly and the love they feel for one another was tangible. He adores her and she is crazy about him. They were so laid back during their shoot and went with whatever I threw at them. We came away with such beautiful images. Today is their wedding day and I couldn’t be more excited to spend it with them!
I had so much fun with these two, he started out a little shy, but she definitely brought out the fun side of him during the shoot. They are both beautiful people inside and out and I enjoyed getting to know them as we photographed them. They moved seamlessly together, and it was clear from every kiss how much they adored each other. Today is their wedding day and I can’t wait to share the day with them and record this journey for them. Congratulations you two!!
I love this girl!!!! She is also a photographer. She’s become a friend and I adore her to the bones! She is gracious and so sincerely kind. She loves her kids with such a fierceness, and she is so down to earth and easy to be around. I love getting to document her in her happy place - right along side her family!
Dance, and you come alive!
I adore my senior dancers. I am sad overtime I see them graduate however, because then I know they will be moving on and I won’t get to watch them dancing anymore for the Cache Valley Ballet. I love watching how they grow and achieve their dreams though! Open your wings and fly!