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New Things are Coming!

I’m so excited to announce my new business model that is launching on November 1st!  In addition to the beautiful new products included in my various packages, you’ll have the opportunity to custom order from a large selection of archival quality products for display in your home and at your reception! These stunning leather and linen swatches arrived in the mail today! Every bride is going to love customizing their own albums and image boxes, which are included with every package!

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Are you a former client? Are your wedding pictures still sitting on a CD or flash drive in the back of a drawer? The holidays are just around the corner, and gift ideas are always hard to come up with. But not anymore! Between now and November 14th, I am offering you and your family a free consultation to view my new line of customizable products and purchase any items at 25% off! Not only does that include prints, but also includes custom frames, canvases, print & canvas wall groupings, albums, acrylics, and more! Get in touch with me to reserve a date for your design consultation!

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Ashlie & Mike’s Wedding Day: Millennial Falls

This is such a huge post, but there were too many pictures that needed to be included in order to show this beautiful fairy tale wedding from start to finish. Millennial Falls was the perfect backdrop, where the celebration began with a very sweet ceremony that included many special friends and family. A very colorful and festive reception followed, with dancing, a photo booth, and ice cream! Ashlie didn’t miss a single detail, right down to the sweet little flowergirl dresses that she made herself. Many thanks to Mariko Kay Photography for second shooting and doing an awesome job! 2015-05-02_0024.jpg
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Chanel & Aldo: Salt Lake Temple Wedding

Chanel & Aldo had a specific look in mind for their wedding day photography. In particular, they wanted their reception to reflect a celebration with family and friends, a more playful and candid side. Many of Aldo’s family members flew all the way from Peru to attend the festivities, and despite there being a slight language barrier on occasion, everyone had a fun and joyful evening. Love knows no bounds!

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Ali & Brooks!

What an amazing couple Ali & Brooks are, not to mention their very special families that I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with during their wedding festivities. Family is important to both Ali and Brooks, and this is evident in the images that were captured. Between a beautiful wedding at the Salt Lake Temple, followed by a picture-perfect reception in Ely, Nevada, we ended up with a huge array of spectacular images to share. I’m not sure where to begin, because I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever taken clients to shoot in such a large variety of locations before, but it was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve ever participated in. Ali has a remarkable eye for detail, and she had a very specific look in mind for her backyard reception. Her grandmother’s treasured collection of tea sets provided the main theme for the celebration, along with many beautiful flowers and whimsical pieces that Ali incorporated into her decor. This is a huge post, but you deserve to see the details that went into this very special wedding! Enjoy! 2015-04-29_0001.jpg
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Emery’s Bridals: Teton National Park and What the Buffalo Saw!

Every client is a special one, but it’s not every day that a wedding photographer gets to shoot their own daughter’s bridal pictures!

I knew we had an amazing summer of traveling and fun on the calendar, so I decided to incorporate Emery’s wedding photography into our vacationing, and the Tetons were our first stop on the list. Mormon Row has breathtaking views of the mountains, and on this particular evening, I wanted to include a nightscape into the plan. I discovered earlier in the week that the Milky Way wasn’t going to be over the mountains as I had hoped, so I switched things up and shot in the opposite direction, including this beautiful old barn for some character.

Being new to night photography, I spent several nights in the park experimenting and learning how to get my settings just right. Finally, on the last night, I brought Emery and my husband along, and we camped out for a good couple of hours in advance, making sure that everything would go off without a hitch. Emery sat in the car to avoid the mosquitos and Chase and I sat in the meadow and waited for dark. Astronomical sunset finally arrived, and we began turning on strobes, headlamps, flashlights, etc. We soon discovered, however, standing there in the dark dark dark, that we were not alone. My trembling bones quickly realized that a buffalo had appeared out of nowhere and was drawn to the lights. We listened to him snorting nearby whenever our test flashes went off. I kept telling myself that it was okay, that we had been there first and that the buffalo would probably be frightened by the lights and leave. I tried to think of positive, happy thoughts, but it didn’t do much good. Then I began to have visions of being trampled or eaten alive by the buffalo, and it went downhill from there.

Chase escorted Emery from the car to the meadow, and I quickly began getting her into position. I lied and told her that all of the snorting she was hearing was coming from horses. She seemed to buy it. At about this time, the buffalo took a liking to me and decided to come up from behind and pick up a few photography pointers. Once I heard his snorting in my ear (which my now crazy mind imagined was certainly only one or two feet away), I was ready to close up shop!

Two pictures! TWO PICTURES! Two stinkin’ pictures is all I could manage before I told Emery in my most calm and cool voice that it was time to go. She thought I was nuts! I thought I was going to die! Chase thought an argument was about to erupt! Emery knows from experience that I take a lot of pictures, I mean A LOT of pictures, and this wasn’t like me. I tried to explain that the horses in the field made me feel “uncomfortable,” and that it was time to go. She didn’t buy it. Finally, I just picked up my gear, my chair, and anything that I could carry, and started walking back to the car as fast as I could go. By this time, Emery became aware that her mother was on the verge of something crazy, and was convinced that I was concealing knowledge of a murderer lurking in the meadow.  Using her best judgment, she decided to follow along. Chase happily packed up too (not because he was afraid, but because his generosity for several nights in a row of late night shooting was wearing thin), and off we went. It wasn’t until we got in the car that I told Emery the truth. I’m pretty sure she thanked me for leaving, but I can’t remember. So here it is…one of my two pictures, taken with my assistant buffalo at my side. Enjoy what the buffalo saw! 2014-08-15_0001.jpg

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Oakland Temple Wedding and San Jose Reception!

Oh how I love love love this bride and groom! Every session from start to finish was such a great experience with them. It won’t take you long to see from their pictures why I feel this way. Both Amorette & Derrick are full of personality… the overflowing, over the top, to the brim kind, and SO much fun to be around! This was definitely one of my favorite weddings of the summer!

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Mentoring…

I had such an amazing time investing in a little “continuing education” for myself recently with Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen Photography. It was a wonderful experience, and one of those rare times when the weather offered up an incredible opportunity for some great images once we moved outside.
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