Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Picnic at Sunset

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“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator”


Is there anything more romantic than a picnic at sunset? This couple came to me with the idea of having a vintage coke-themed picnic at sunset by the Great Salt Lake and I just couldn't contain my excitement. On their first date, this charming groom surprised his bride-to-be with a darling little picnic with old fashioned cokes! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate that memory than to recreate it during their engagement session! It was so fun to have a semi-stylized shoot, especially at such a gorgeous location. If you've ever been to the Great Salt Lake, you know that it can get quite stinky...but the gorgeous scenery makes it all worth it. The sunset was amazing and the couple was a joy to work with. Stay tuned for their beautiful wedding coming in August!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Strawberry Lake & Rural Utah

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My husband and I recently went on a camping trip and had the most wonderful time. I was in AWE at the beauty of rural Utah...I'll admit I didn't know how beautiful it could be! We witnessed an owl rescue that was truly remarkable...the baby Great Horned Owl fell into a nearby creek and was trapped under the water by a collection of sticks and mud. One of the guy's in our group jumped a barbed wire fence, dove into the freezing water and pulled out the drowning bird just in time. After a few hours of towel warming, he was ready to be released back into the wild. It was a camping trip to remember!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Please email hellobeautifulphotography@gmail.com if you are interested in booking a session.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bright and Sunshiny Day! :: {Utah Children's Photographer}


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With wedding-season in full swing, I haven't had the opportunity to do many child sessions...it was wonderful to add a little variety into my schedule with this fast-paced and highly energetic mini-session! This adorable little boy had me running all over the park, diving into dirt piles, and trekking through meadows...I haven't had that much fun in a long time! I was in awe at his natural and child-like curiosity for the world around him. It made me want to stop and smell the roses a bit more too. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010



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These little wildflowers were so enchanting, I half expected to see little faeries dancing with the bees! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brighter than sunshine :: {Utah Wedding Photographer}









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The colors at this wedding reception were so happy and cheerful ~ they completely reflected the bright and sunny personalities of the bride and groom! They both had the most beautiful and infectious smiles...everyone around them could feel their joy. Congratulations you two!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


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What a fun and beautiful family!