Friday, July 29, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Young Living Lavender Farm ~ Mona, UT

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Family Campout

Last week my husband and I went camping with our extended family and had a wonderful time. I decided to bring my camera along and am so glad I did. We had s'mores, hot dogs, and hobo dinners...then we told silly stories around the campfire. The next morning we played in the nearby stream...which was ice cold! The kids were a lot braver than the adults were...not many of us could handle the temperature. Summer is certainly the most wonderful time of year!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Russell Family: Utah Family Photographer

One of my favorite families in the world. Aren't they beautiful?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Treasures: Part III ~ Letters

Today I found these. They aren't your ordinary, average, every-day letters.

They were written in 1944 an 1945 by my grandfather. 

In World War II.

"Dear Mom + Pop,

I haven't written in about a week or more, the reason being, I have been moving in all that time. I am now in Germany, with the 1st Army. I can't say very much at this time, because the censoring is very tight. So I'll just say that I am still in the best of health and hope and pray you both are the same.

Please don't worry about me, I am ok. Being in Germany isn't as bad as it sounds. God Bless you both.

Love, Dave"

I also found this little pocket Webster dictionary...bound in a little leather case. It is about the size of two quarters...absolutely teeny!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Here are a few images that, to me, define this wonderful time of year.
Images taken at the Wildseed Farm in Fredericksburg, TX.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sonee + Ry at the Salt Lake City Library ~ Utah Bridal Photographer

The architecture at the Salt Lake City library is, simply put, stunning. The beautiful staircases, large windows and quiet setting makes it the perfect place to take portraits (and capture a few stolen kisses!) For this particular bridal/groomal session, we started off with a few photos of Sonee by herself, and then surprised Ry with a "first look." 

For those of you who aren't familiar with the concept of a "first look," it is when a groom sees his bride-to-be for the first time dressed in her wedding attire. It's typically done sometime before the wedding ceremony (either at a bridal session or the morning of the ceremony) so that the photographer and couple can document that magical moment. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who is getting married. It's a beautiful thing. 

We ended the session at the International Peace Gardens to add a little greenery to their photos, and it was the perfect time of day. Not too sunny and not too cloudy...the best lighting a photographer could ask for! 

 Coming up the stairs...

the big reveal! 

you can just tell they are in love.

what an absolutely gorgeous boutonniere and bouquet...the perfect way to end this post! :)