I feel like everyone wants to know a more personal side of the person they see online. I mean, who doesn't? I wanted to share these photos of me and my sweet Zoe and Cohen for a few reasons. I spend much more of my time durning everyday serving, playing and teaching these two sweet faces. Photography only takes up probably 20% of my week (when you're a mom you've got owning a business down to a science!! haha). These guys make my real job being their mama and I love that! I feel like no one sees that from the other side of the screen. All they see is wedding photos, travel adventures and coffee dates out…
Lauritzen Gardens Wedding
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"With me being gone for 12 weeks for clinicals, I was beyond excited to not only spend a weekend with Jake, but actually marrying him was a dream. Knowing that the next time he saw me would be in my wedding dress made me feel like I felt the night before our first date. I had butterflies and knots in my stomach. I was pacing the room feeling like time was going by so slow. Finally, I was lead to the greenhouse where he was waiting for me. The instant he turned around and showed me that smile, any nerves or apprehensions about the day just disappeared. All I have ever wanted in life is to be his, and from the moment he turned around, that’s all I felt…his. People keep asking me how I felt on this day and there’s really only one word to describe how I felt and how I continue to feel in our marriage. I feel loved, I feel cherished, I feel undeniably his." -Jordane
when you celebrate your anniversary with an epic trip each year, why not remember it with photos? brett (sweetest human ever) reached out and asked for an anni shoot in page, arizona to celebrate their four year wedding anniversary. of course I love the spontaneity and hopped on a plane to go shoot this fun loving couple. southern utah and northern arizona doesn't dissapoint.
Feeling comfortable and REAL is something I think we all want. That's why I'm including these three tips you've got to know before you get out and have your first shoot. Or heck! Maybe you just want to feel your most natural self in front of the camera. You've gotta have these tips to chill out & have a good time. xx
I still can’t get over the fact that Charisse called me only a week before their elopement 😱 they pulled off this surprise elopement with ease! just to give you a little back story, they had a wedding date, venue booked and loads of other vendors booked. when they realized the giant wedding wasn’t them, they actually followed their intuition and opted for an elopement & epic honeymoon!!
A few words come to mind for this precious day, and one of those is "sweet". Everything about Tia and Cody's wedding was sweet. From Tia's smile in the morning getting ready (and she wore it all day long) to their first dance. These two have the sweetest love. Cody was smitten with his bride, and could not take his eyes off of her the entire day. The air was chilly, the fire was cozy and these sweethearts were more in love than ever before.
Don't be fooled y'all! This hike gave me some real side cramps. Katie and Vinnie take their hiking seriously, and apparently I don't. HA!
We had a great time hiking around Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! We had fun driving the windy roads together in between locations in the park. These guys made me laugh a lot and I can't say enough good things about them!
Mary and Kevin lost a family member this fall. It hurts to even type it out. Mary's sister in-law, Abby, had passed away in an accident. She was young--a mother of two, and a wife to an incredible man. Mary is wearing her sister Abby's red flannel shirt.
Mary and Kevin are kind, compassionate and beautiful people. See their love. Witness with me, the beautiful landscape God had created.
“When I think about our wedding day, all I can think is “the best day ever”. While we were surrounded by all of our family and friends, it felt like Blake and I were the only two people in the room. It’s like the world paused for a moment as we became one. The rest of the day was filled with moments just like that--perfect and beautiful.” -Melinda
THE AMAZING TEAM OF VENDORS //
Event Designer x Planner: Beth Wakefield
Florist: County Gardens / Beth Wakefield
Dress Designer: Allure
Hair and Makeup Artists: Darian & Bianca with Salon for Women
Catering: South Creek Conference Center
Bridal Shop: Bridal Traditions
FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT THIS 😭😍
I had Colt write out his proposal story so y'all can get all of the lovey-dovey, sweet-surprising vibes we got when this all went down.
"It was a plan that had been set in motion a few weeks in advance. We would be in Colorado with my sister-in-law who just so happens to be a wedding photographer, what are the odds right? So we went out on a morning hike on Friday to the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. After taking Clay and Rachel's pictures as a cover up, Rach asked if Em and I wanted some pictures together. My response was, 'Yeah!' but Em's was, 'Maybe later.' She hadn't been feeling well that morning so after anxiously walking barely five minutes, Rach offers again and Em begrudgingly accepts.
So at the foot of the mountain I got down on one knee as Rachel captured every sweet moment. Emily truly did not see it coming. Her first words when I went to one knee were, 'What are you doing?' But once she figured it out both of our eyes welled up with tears. I told her how much she meant to me and how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After asking for her hand in marriage she, without hesitation, said 'Yes!'. I've never seen so much joy in a person's eyes as I slid the ring onto her finger and the only day that will top it is the day we can finally say 'I Do'.