I was pretty excited to get to photograph a wedding at the beautiful Holmstead Ranch in the mountains of Southern Utah. It was a beautiful venue for a fall wedding! The venue has cabins all surrounding a beautiful little lake, so the wedding party stayed there for the weekend. Kelcie and Ryan were an awesome couple to work with. Joey and I both photographed their wedding together, which always results in some of my favorite work! It was important to the bride and groom that they have photos of each of them getting ready with their friends, so Joey went with the groom and I went with the bride. Kelcie also told me during our consults that it was really important to them to capture the moment when they first see each other. They opted out of the first look because they wanted that special moment as Kelcie walked down the aisle. I’m so glad they hired a second photographer because the look on Ryan’s face is priceless and so sweet! After the ceremony we hopped in some golf carts and took photos in a lovely alfalfa field and then they joined the wedding guests for an awesome dance party! Overall, this wedding was a dream to photograph. Thanks for having us, friends! I will always dream about that amazing lemon bundt cake.
Clay and Kyle had an editorial style, modern, and edgy wedding at a charming little bed and breakfast in Southern Utah. This wedding was everything. When Clay and Kyle first contacted me about photographing their wedding, I loved them right away. I felt like they had such a unique vision for their wedding photos and they completely trusted me to carry it out. There were so many fun DIY elements to this day- from the hand picked fabrics for the handmade dreamcatchers made by Kyle and his awesome mother. I loved the antique chairs that they used for their wedding dinner table. The umbrellas hanging from the air over the reception. It was so unique and fun!
After this wedding, I just wanted to photograph more same-sex weddings. It was like all of the love that is normally at a wedding was more magnified and special. Plus, these two grooms were just a blast to be around. They are truly genuine people and I fell in love with their families too! I left their wedding feeling rejuvenated and just so damn happy that I get to photograph such a special day in people’s lives. I’m so excited to share their photos with you!
As I was prepping this blog post, I was getting so excited for SPRING! I’m ready for the green to come back and for all of the lovely weddings on my calendar this year. Tori and Jose’s wedding at Shangri La Event Center was beautiful and heartfelt. This venue is stunning in late April and May with all of the green trees and this lovely little orchard. Sadly they have since cut down this gorgeous willow tree that I was obsessed with, but the orchard is still there thankfully. The bride put a lot of work into the DIY elements of the day and it really allowed the emotional elements of this wedding to shine through. The day began with the bride getting ready at the venue and we coordinate a first look at one of the bridges on the pond. Jose’s reaction was so sweet. I think my favorite moment from the day was Tori walking down the aisle. She was just so happy and stunning. The look on her face (you’ll see in the photos below) was priceless.