How to enjoy your wedding day |UTAH PHOTOGRAPHER|

Weddings often have an unlimited amount of moving pieces. From the venue, to flowers, cake, dress, tux, photographer and so much more. Now with Pinterest out there it can make things even more overwhelming. You have access to so many ideas to make your wedding day special and if you're not careful, it quickly becomes overwhelming.

I have been doing photography for over 3 years now and the last couple years I have focused on weddings making them my specialty. While I still have room for improvement, I wanted to touch on the little things I feel are important to truly enjoy your day and make the best of it. I was excited when Light was interested in hearing my wedding photography tips and encouraging to write this post! Don't forget to check them out their camera and the exciting things they have in store!

1. Go unplugged-

You've hired an amazing photographer and videographer to capture your special day so let them work their magic and remind your guests to have fun! I can tell you from experience nothing is worse than trying to work around iPhones and iPads while trying to capture the gorgeous bride walking down the aisle. Or missing a dip or first kiss because someone's uncle wanted to get a picture for Facebook.

                                                        West Jordan, Utah

2. Do your research and ask questions. When booking your vendors make sure to research and really look at the work they do. This will ensure you know what to expect. When I got married my photographer said there wold be two photographers. This to me sounded awesome! An extra person meant my day was going to for sure be captured without a hiccup. WRONG. He failed to mention that it was a MAYBE not included. I wont get into the details but it's important to not have any questions the day of so make sure to ask exactly what is included with your package. If you want to add anything, make sure to discuss it prior to the big day. We all want your day to be amazing and stress free!

              Salt Lake Temple-Sale Lake City, Utah

It is AMAZING what florist can do now a days with flowers and the add SO MUCH to your wedding. You could do something simple or something extravagant that just takes your breath away. Whatever you choose, make sure to include space in your budget for amazing florals! Most vendors have preferred vendor lists so always ask if your venue or photographer has someone they love working with. In most cases you can get amazing prices with referrals! This gorgeous bouquet was created by the amazing Peaches and Peonies. Their work is AMAZING.  

                                   The Brick Room- Provo, Utah

3. Formals/First look! My last little bit of advise is to do a first look! I know the traditional thing to do is to wait for the big day. While this is great I can tell you that having a moment for just you two can be truly magical. You are not dealing with the pressures of the wedding day, managing the typical family drama, dealing with the unpredictable weather or light and getting caught up in the day that you forget to take photos of just the two of you. 

If you don't feel comfortable doing a formal ahead of time, I suggest setting time aside the day off before the ceremony starts. Meet at the venue or at location away from the venue, the guests and family to have an hour of alone time before the crazy day begins. Trust me you will be happy you made some time for it! 

                                               Salt Lake Temple-Sale Lake City, Utah


Ashley and family |UTAH PHOTOGRAPHER|

It's happening! Utah is finally seeing a little more snow and its gorgeous. We got a 
snow day a few weeks ago but it didn't really stick so we'll see how this week goes? Now
that Thanksgiving is over it's time to plan for Christmas and hope we have a white Christmas. 

This summer I got to photograph another photographer and her adorable little family. 
Anytime another photographer trusts me with their photos I always feel 
incredibly honored and slightly nervous. As you can see from below, her family is
absolutely adorable and so easy to work with! 

Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood canyon is A M A Z I N G in the summer and
such a hot spot that paring is almost non existent but going there at least
once during the summer is an absolute must. 

The flowers are beyond gorgeous and so many beautiful spots of open scenery
makes it the perfect spot for any type of session. Hope you are staying warm on this cold day 
and Happy Monday!

Ashley and Brady |UTAH PHOTOGRAPHER|

I always am incredibly flattered when another photographer asks me to do their photos. 
Not only does it validate my own work but it definitely gives a boost 
of confidence to know they trust you to take images they will always treasure. 

Ashley wanted something warm with gorgeous greens and so for her session we decided to do them at Big Cottonwood which is always a big hit! 
Thank you Ashley for trusting me with your photos and I hope you love how they turned out!


Jessie and Josep |Provo City Center Temple, Utah|

Jessie contacted me needing someone to do her photos last minute and I am so incredibly humbled she chose me to capture her special day. They met in Colorado through a mutual friend and remained friends for several months after Jessie taught in Arizona. Jessie thought they would be just friends when Joseph surprised her and asked her out! He asked her out to a movie and the've been together ever since! 

Their dates consisted of things, ice skating, stealing free stuff off of Craig's list, flying kites, and many other adventures. Jospeh proposed in Utah during an adorable picnic! Joseph had a blanket spread out, flowers, and a delicious meal with a beautiful view of the mountains and trees. Just as I was saying how romantic and beautiful everything was, Joseph told Jessie had had one more thing to add to their romantic date and pulled out the ring and proposed! She said yes! 

Congratulations you too and I wish you all of the happiness in the world!

Hannah & Henry Salt Lake City Temple Wedding |UTAH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|

This couple was the absolute sweetest couple last year. The family was so incredibly great to work with and I was also hired to do her sister Caroline's wedding just a month later. I always love when I get couples that have fun in front of the camera and are up for anything. 

Im not the best at blogging but eventually I will get their reception at the Capitol posted :)

Until then I leave you with their adorable temple exit!

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