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!
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!
Starting a relationship with God is what brought these two together. They met in church, and fell for one another quickly...
Their wedding was in Montana, and the scenery did NOT disappoint. I was a big fan driving from Utah to Montana. You could see exactly why they wanted to get married there.
We started the day with getting ready shots of Caeli and her girls, then went to the barn to get her into her dress with her bridesmaids. Colton wanted to do a prayer together before the ceremony but didn't want to see her In her dress, so they stood at a corner wall, and held hands while Colton said a very heartfelt emotional prayer that had everyone in tears, praying for his sweetheart who would soon be his wife, the ceremony was beautiful, they put together a unity cross and said their I dos, then there was dinner, photos of the two of them, the shoe game, cut the cake, and a dance, the most tender mother son dance I have ever witnessed! Colton has such an amazing tender heart. It was such an amazing day that ended with a lavender toss as they ran to their car.
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!
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.
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.
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!
We waited and waited but still they didn't show up and we had no cell coverage. After 40 minutes of waiting, I could see that Ethan was getting really nervous. He was a little fidgity and kept looking around everywhere. The easy going smile he always has, had been replaced by a look of concern. At one point he crouched down and put his head in his hands. I asked if he wanted me to say a prayer with him. I heard an audible sigh from his mouth as he shook his head yes….
Weston was in a bad accident that almost took his life. He was in a coma for 10 days, lost eyesight in one eye, the sense of smell, and walked away learning never to take life for granted….
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.
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!
She wasn’t sure she was into him when they first met and she put him in the friend box, he was so patient and almost gave up when her friends finally made her realize how perfect the two of them were together. And after being on this shoot with them...I'm convinced.
When a Niece or Nephew get married you start feeling old. Where have the years gone? I'm not ready to be the aunt! When we were younger my siblings and I would look at the Aunts and Uncles and say "Someday we are going to be them" and sure enough here we are.
They met on their LDS mission and she contacted him seven months after they were home. They already had a friendship established, so it was easy for them to fall in love with one another. And they are both so sweet and tender with each other.
This is one of those weddings where I just haven't had the right words to put down to get the blog posted. I think I never felt it was quite the right time, and now it feels like the right time. I got this wedding by accident. It was during the bad storm in Texas - she had hired a photographer from there, but she was unable to make it out of Texas in time….read more on the blog
I was lucky enough to get to photograph this gorgeous girls senior photos, her brothers seniors, her sisters engagements, and now her wedding in Montana! …see more here
There is nothing quite as beautiful as a light snow on a wedding day. I know for most it means cold, and wet hair, but to me it creates magic. There is something so dreamy about little snow flakes coming down as you exit the Temple as Husband and Wife. These two weren't phased by it at all. They smiled, and laughed, and hugged and kissed. The cold didn't seem to reach them much at all. To be cliche...they had their love to keep them warm. :)
Emily was absolutely a perfect bride. Beautiful and sweet as could be. And he couldn't take his eyes off of her. They were both surrounded by such wonderful supportive family, and it was a happy occasion. I am so excited for their journey together.
These two love to laugh. Their whole session was laughing and fun with little sweet moments in the middle of all that laughter. They find so much joy being with one another....