I have been keeping these beautiful bridal pictures under wraps because Rachel didn’t want Jon to see her dress before the wedding day. Jon and Rachel were married today so I am excited to finally get to share these! We shot these up at Snowbird and took advantage of the wildflowers and beautiful scenery there. Enjoy.
There are many photographers in Utah so certain locations get used over and over again. Memory Grove is a photography hot spot! I have shot at this location several times which can be a positive and negative thing. The positive is knowing the lighting, knowing what you are working with and knowing the best spots to shoot at. The negative, it lacks a little in creativity. With this shoot I tried to think a little outside the box and purposely avoided all the commonly used spots. Thinking outside the box actually took us just outside memory grove to the street leading to it. I have always loved the cute vintage looking houses that line the street that seem to urge you back to “simpler” times. These seemed so perfect for this sweet, happy couple. I had Rachel and Jon stand in front of one house in particular that I thought was adorable. The owner happened to be outside of the house next door. He loved that we were using his house as our back drop and encouraged us to use his porch swing as well. A dream moment for any photographer! I took full advantage of his porch, his swing, and white picket fence and was thrilled with the results!
Rachel and Jon have a sweet tenderness to their relationship that they weren’t afraid to show. I love how loving and playful these pictures turned out!
You may have seen this gorgeous couple on my blog before. I always love taking their pictures, they are just so photogenic! I took Preston and Brinadee’s engagement pictures back at the beginning of 2013. They were married that summer in Michigan. Last month they were sealed at the Oquirrh Hills Temple. They wanted some pictures to remember their special day and their sweet baby girl, Harper, joined in on the fun too for a couple shots.
Sara is such a fun, sweet girl. I’ve known her for the past few years and she always seems to have a smile on her face and a cheery disposition. Sara is one of my neighbors. We live in a beautiful area of Bountiful, Utah, so we decided to drive just up the street for her session. Congrats on graduating Sara!
Peter is my brother-in-law and Juliana is his beautiful fiance who lives in Brazil. These two first met a couple years ago while they both were working at Montage Resort in Deer Valley. While Juliana was here visiting a couple months ago, Peter proposed at La Caille. We decided it would be the perfect backdrop for their engagements pictures. Juliana also LOVES leopard print so Peter special ordered a ring box to use for the proposal, I couldn’t resist getting some pictures of it! Oh and you should note (because I love to toot my own horn!) that I helped pick out the ring, isn’t it gorgeous!? 🙂
Kristi and Ketan are such a great couple and so sweet with each other. We did this engagement session a couple months back- and it was cold! It was mid-day and the lighting was really harsh so we had to do most of the pictures in the shade. Since it was cold, that meant doing some pictures and then running into the sunshine to warm up before we went back into the shade for some more. They were troopers though and I had a lot of fun with them!
I haven’t done a lot of maternity sessions before because whenever I look up maternity pictures on Pinterest or anywhere else, I’m always disappointed in what I find. I have found that there are two main ways people photograph pregnant women: 1) They cheese it up with lots of cutesy props. blocks, spelling the baby’s name, laid out across a bare belly. baby shoes, crowns… or the worst one I’ve seen was, red stitching drawn on the woman to make her belly look like a giant baseball. YIKES! and 2) seems to be the exact opposite. they eliminate all props and in fact take it a step further and eliminate all clothing and wrap the woman is some strange sheer fabric. Don’t get me wrong, I think pregnancy is beautiful! My philosophy on maternity pictures, and well on any pictures really- is that if you wouldn’t normally do it, why would you do it in front of a camera? Do you normally draw on your round pregnant belly? Do you normally walk around wearing nothing but shear fabric? So why would you for a picture?
I studied art in college, so I get the need to be creative and adventurous with your work. However, I feel that there are times in life that are beautiful just as they are. These times require no extras, no props, no artistic measures. They just need to be captured, as is.
Arin is my beautiful little sister and has been my model many times. We took these pictures at our parents house on one of our regular visits there. As you can see we didn’t do anything fancy, a plain wall, a chair and a couch were the only props we used and yet I think these pictures capture Arin’s little, round, 9 month belly, perfectly.
My last blog post was of my beautiful friends maternity session. A few weeks later I was able to capture the cuddly sweetness of her new baby boy, Max. Max is one of the calmest most snuggly newborns I’ve ever met. I especially love his fuzzy little head! You can see just how much his mom completely adores him from these pictures.