The desert in Southern Utah is beautiful in the spring. The cacti is in bloom, the moss on the rocks is bright and colorful, and everything is so green! I had been wanting to shoot at this location for awhile so I asked my talented friends if they would like to do a small creative shoot and this is the result! I wanted a bold, almost retro look for the bride’s hair and makeup, so we went with a messy, textured updo that felt like a twist on a French twist! The bold eye makeup paired perfectly with the bright red earrings and I just love that pop of color it gives. The bouquet is just dreamy, with the bright yellow flowers and velvet ribbon. It’s so bright and cheerful. I shot mostly film during this session, all Portra 400, developed and scanned by The Find Lab. Thanks to all of the vendors who contributed!
One of the great things about taking your formal portraits before the wedding day is that you get to go somewhere really beautiful and amazing like this spot! And it made the wedding day run so smoothly because we had already taken beautiful portraits beforehand so they could spend all that extra time with their family and friends at the wedding. Joey and I had so much fun hanging out with Ashleigh and Erik during their bridal session in Park City. We got rained on a little bit during the shoot, but these two were such good sports about it and we got some insanely beautiful light– and a gorgeous rainbow at the end! It also helped that we picked an awesome location where we could seek shelter from the rain and have a champagne toast. This shoot is definitely a favorite. It’s romantic, classy, and full of candid moments and love. All the best things.
We started CJ and Sabrina’s bridal session at the St. George LDS Temple and then headed up to Pine Valley. It was the day before Pine Valley closed because of the wildfire, so we really lucked out that we were able to still shoot there! It also made for some gorgeous warm light. I loved working with these two! They are so much fun to be around. I will share the beautiful photos from their wedding in Pine Valley next!
Throwing it back to this beautiful spring day when we ventured up to Pine Valley for Scarlett and Tanner’s bridal session. It was crazy windy in St. George but when we got to our location, nestled in the pine trees, it was absolutely perfect and peaceful. This was right around the time when I started shooting medium format film so I shot just 1 roll and fell in love. I loved working with these two throughout the whole process of their wedding. I always recommend that people book engagements, bridals and wedding day with me, not only so you’ll have more beautiful photos, but so we can have that time to develop a good relationship! Scarlett and Tanner are a gorgeous couple, so in love and sweet together, and just the kindest people all around. I think you can tell from their photos too. Hope you love them!