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Beaver Mountain Wedding // Utah Intimate Wedding // Mountain Wedding // Bethany + Kaleb

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!

From Bethany:
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.

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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!

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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!

Salt Lake City Temple // Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer // Heather + Tyler

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. 


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Winter Engagements // Logan canyon // Britnie+Cameron // Utah Wedding Photographer

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!


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Ashley Rigby Bridals // Utah Winter Wedding // Utah Wedding photographer

Gosh Utah winter weddings can be so dang cold! But the photos are always so breathtaking. This gorgeous bride braved the cold, even when I made her hike through the snow, and the photos came out amazing. It was such a fun session! So don’t be afraid of winter weddings! We will wrap you up between shots and have so much fun, we can even get some hot chocolate after!

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Logan Bridals // Logan Utah // Utah Wedding Photographer

How have I not shared this session yet!! I plastered it all over my instagram so I think I thought I’d already done a blog post on it. It was such an awesome session! I have so much fun with this couple, they feel like instant friends. Easy to be around, easy to laugh with. I fell in love with her dress and the movement from it! So dang beautiful!

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Halie + Spencer Bridals// Tony Grove // Utah Wedding Photographer

I’ve been so far behind on my blogging. It got to busy season, and every spare moment I’ve spent with family, soaking up what little time we have with those we love. When you are losing someone you love, priorities really change. But I’ve photographed some wonderful beautiful couples this year, and I don’t want to not share them, so better late then never!

Cheyenne + Alec// Mountain Engagements // Utah Wedding Photographer

They met through a mutual friend, and they knew each other for two years before they started dating. On their wedding day it marked two years since they started dating. It took them a little while to finally kiss even though their friends kept telling them to just do it! She went on a vacation and while gone she thought about it and decided she wanted to kiss him after all, so when she got back, she kissed him and the rest is history! They were so much fun to photograph for their engagement session and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day.

Sam Engagements 2018//Engagement Photographer// Southern Utah

I met Sam through Ashton~ they worked together at Nucor and I knew I liked her before I met her , since she was good at giving Ashton a hard time and keeping up with his dry humor. When we did their engagement session we had so much fun, they were adventurous and fun and up for anything I wanted them to do. We had dinner after and it was fun to get to know the two of them together and hear their story. Read it below!

from Samantha:

We met through classy ol' Tinder, he asked me out, I hesitated and waited a year to respond. Oops! But during that time I was still trying to figure things out with an ex and didn't want to mess things up with TC if they were to go well. He finally decided to try again and ask me out (April 2015). After that, we spent the entire summer just having a blast, camping, visiting National Parks, going to concerts, motorcycle rides, anything Utah had to offer. That October TC deployed for 7 months. During that time he got orders to Los Angeles and he asked me to go with him. Crazy enough, I agreed and was able to move down to my new job while he was still away. He moved down May 2016 and we started our new life together, including our "child," my very spoiled dog Roxee that he took right in and all of our bad habits. After a couple years of dating, I was really pestering him (probably my family even more) if there would ever be "the next step" but I also pressured that I wanted to be clueless about the proposal and be a complete surprise. I of course was the worst and thought every special date was "the date," including the fancy steakhouse on the cruise, the brunch boat trip for my birthday and anytime we went to Disneyland (which was often with the annual passes I made him get me for moving down here). Thanksgiving 2018 we decided to get out of the city for the holiday since we weren't able to make it to family's. We first spent a couple days in Death Valley (actually a lot more pretty than the name says) and then went over to Monterey. The whole trip we stayed in our snowmobile trailer converted to camper (aka it had a bed and fridge, nothing else lol). Friday night we decided to go down to Cannery Row and have a nice dinner by the water. What we didn't realize was it was their big Christmas Tree lighting event and literally got out of the car as the whole town was counting down. So least to say it was chaos. We thankfully found a place right on the water and enjoyed a nice dinner. Then we decided we would go find a place for dessert or a drink. Shockingly all the dessert places were closed even though it was only 8 pm! Me, being lazy me, decided we should just go back to the trailer to watch a movie and eat leftover pumpkin pie. Immediately once we got inside, I put on my PJs and got up on the bed (over the gooseneck). TC kept asking me to do everything (serve the pie, pick out a movie, set up the TV) trying to get me off the bed (I was clueless!). He even asked if I needed to go the bathroom. Finally the dog decided to jump off the bed and I got up after her to turn off the light and get her back up. TC jumps up immediately and says, "Wait I need the light on!" and hits the switch. I turn around to ask why and there he was on his knee and quickly blurted, "Will you marry me!" I was so shocked/confused, I grabbed the ring out of his hand and was like, "Really?". Then it hit me what was going on and he repeated himself and I said yes (obviously). He later explained that his whole plan was to ask at dinner and he had carried the ring around all evening but between me, the town events, and being placed next to the "to-go" counter at the restaurant, nothing felt right and he knew he better just ask before I figured it out. Since then, it's been a crazy year of planning the wedding while figuring out our careers and future.

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Dani + Nick Wedding // Le Jardin // Garden Wedding

The sweetest part of the wedding is when they played “Somewhere over the rainbow” during the first dances, for Dani’s brother who passed away, and Nicks uncle who also passed away that year. There was such a tender feeling in the room. What a beautiful day it was.

Dan Wedding 2018

Absolutely loved this shoot and how stunning the bride looked with her beautiful flower crown! Did you know that in some countries flowers are thought to be a symbol of love, good luck, and prosperity? Some cultures even believe that when a bride wears flowers in her hair she will be blessed with happiness in her home. How perfectly fitting! So happy for this beautiful couple! Wishing you many days filled with the happiest memories!

Nikki + Ethan // Falling in love quickly // Utah Engagement Photographer

This girl is near and dear to my heart.  She's more of a sister then a niece.  She lived with my mom and dad off and on from the time I was 15 to when I moved out at 18.  She was my little shadow and I loved to play with her.  She even came to school on the bus with me a couple times when my parents were out of town.  She was a darling baby and always so happy.  It's bittersweet to me that she is getting married this week.  On one hand I am so happy for her happiness and that she's found the best guy for her.  And on the other hand it's another realization at how quickly life is slipping through my fingers.  The years keep going and I can't slow them down any. 

Austin and Brooke Bridals // Red Rocks // Little Sahara

The love between these two is what story books are made of.  They write to each other so romantically and enjoy the heck out of one another.  It's the love you always want to see.  Long standing.  Long lasting.  And perfect!

Salt Lake City Wedding // Salt Lake Temple // Salt Lake wedding photographer

It was a rainy wedding day, but that did not stop this cute couple from keeping smiles on their faces.  They weren't going to let a little rain get them down.  They had a sweet intimate wedding at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, it was a perfect setting for their love story.  Amy and I went to Photo school together at USU, she was always a fun person to be around, and I enjoyed our journey through photography together.  She is amazingly talented, and sees things in such a beautiful way.  I was excited that she asked me to photograph such an important day for her.

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