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 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.