Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Shaw Family :: Utah Family Photographer

Oh how I love this family! I honestly feel like I have the best clients in the world...they go with my zany ideas and completely own it! This family told me they loved going on picnics, so that's what we did. They braved the cold {8am on a spring morning in Utah can be a bit chilly!} and wet grass and I think the pictures that resulted are priceless. I love the candids that are captured when you give a family something to engage in. It makes me smile just thinking about it. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011


If I could marry a flower, it would be a peony. Just saying.

Thanks to Lindsay Orton for allowing me to tag along to this wedding! 

Second Shooting with Lindsey Orton Photography

I recently had the pleasure of working with the fabulous (to put it modestly) wedding photographer Lindsey Orton. {Check out her BLOG and WEBSITE.} She graciously allowed me to tag along during Kaylee and Tyler's wedding day and enjoy a few hours of stress-free shooting! The grounds of the Salt Lake Temple were brimming that day with beautiful was so fragrant and lovely. We ended the day with an intimate reception at Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon...I instantly fell in love with all of the wood details and rustic charm! There's just something about that place that is magical.



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lauren & Whitney ~ Utah Wedding Photographer

I was fortunate enough to photograph Lauren and Whitney's engagements and bridals, so by the time their big day rolled around, I felt as if we were good friends. I adore this couple and knew their wedding was going to be stunning. I arrived at The Homestead a little early to scope out the venue and was not disappointed! How can you go wrong with a resort in gorgeous Midway, UT? After visiting with the happy couple for a bit and running through a quick rehearsal with the wedding party, the two kissed goodbye and entered their separate rooms. I got a few shots of Whitney getting ready with his best man and was so impressed with how calm he was! Then I was off to see Lauren and all of her lovely bridesmaids. When she put on her wedding dress it was pure magic. The room went quiet and everyone just gazed in awe at how extraordinarily beautiful their friend looked!

After a few minutes of couple pictures it was time to prepare for the ceremony. I have to admit, even I felt jittery! There is such a distinct feeling in the air at weddings...maybe it's the anticipation or excitement...but whatever it is, I love it! It was a simple and beautiful ceremony, filled with promises and an abundance of love. I promise you, I was not the only one to get teary-eyed!

The rest of the day was a fun-filled blur of photos, dinner, cake, and dancing. A wonderful reception that truly celebrated a once-in-a-lifetime couple. Lauren & Whit, it was a pleasure to work with you and I can't wait to work with you again in September!