Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Birth Story :: Utah Photographer

I have been known to get emotional at weddings.

I tear up when the bride dances with the father. I get choked up when a couple embraces after they listen to a particularly eloquent speech from a close friend. It can be pretty embarrassing to sniffle a bit as I 'click' away on my camera.

Now you may be wondering why I'm telling you all this. {I promise, there is a point.}

Human life is incredible. I feel so blessed to have been given the gift of capturing small day-to-day moments. My summer has been consumed with documenting weddings, so it was a refreshing opportunity to shoot this lovely family's birth story.

As I processed these images when I got home from the hospital that day, I thought. A lot. About different things. The beauty of birth, the tenderness of love between a parent and their new baby, and the intense emotional reaction I was feeling as a result of shooting these pictures. As I edited the photos that captured the wonderful, beautiful emotion that filled their hospital room, I found myself blinking back tears on more than one occasion.

When I discussed my "overly-emotional" reaction with my sweet husband, he said something that made me feel a little better. "Cate, you're passionate about what you do. You connect with your client's on a personal level, and that's why you get emotional." What a smart man I married. ;)

I loved documenting this birth story so much. Thank you to this sweet, sweet family for letting me share in their joy for a few minutes!

(PS: On a more comical note, I had a brief rendezvous with the hospital security following this session...apparently walking around snapping photos merits a call to four or five burly security guards who briefly scare you silly with their interrogation.)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tea Party

Part One: Family Pictures

Part Two: Tea Party & Dress Up

This photo session was sheer magic. The light was fabulous and diffused, the siblings played well together, and we got to throw a little tea party in the middle of a park! That's a good day in my book. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

{Utah Bridal Photographer}

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Lauren's Bridals 215

Remember this beautiful bride's engagements? Wait until you see her wedding. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Salt Lake City Temple, UT :: {Utah Wedding Photographer}

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I've gotten a little behind on posting weddings over the past few weeks, so expect to see several very soon! In the meantime, here is a little sneak peek into this beautiful couple's wedding day. Enjoy you two! :)