I’ve been photographing this sweet family since their oldest was born. They have such a special place in my heart! I loved running around with them during their family session. It’s proof that the best stuff comes from when you just play with your kiddos and let them be themselves!
This month has me all sorts of excited for summer in the mountains- camping, hiking, mountain biking, and just adventuring around! Abby and Jacob’s session this past summer was refreshing in every sense of the world. The summer in St. George desert can get sweltering to say the least so it was amazing to be up north and breathe this cool mountain air! I loved this location and most of all, these two adorable humans. Cute as kittens, I say. Their wedding at the Salt Lake Temple was just as beautiful and sweet so I’ll be sharing that one next!
It’s a snow day in Southern Utah today, which is both beautiful and strange. So I’m staying indoors and catching up on some blog posts! This lovely Zion wedding took place over the summer. I loved every moment of it! These two are the most wonderful people and I enjoyed being part of their day so much.
Josh and Claudia held their wedding at Zion Mountain Villa in East Zion and they really wanted some time for portraits in Zion National Park. In order to make their wedding day less jam-packed and allow more time for hanging with their guests and enjoying the party, we met up the day before the wedding for a bridal session. Claudia and Josh hiked a few miles in their wedding attire and we caught the most beautiful sunset overlooking Zion. The wedding day was full of fun events, surrounding by beautiful decor put together by Forevermore Events, and the floral arrangements by Bloomers were absolutely beautiful. It was a perfect day and I felt truly honored to be part of it. You should also take some time to check out the awesome videos at the end by the videographer Last Light Pictures, and the combination video of photos and video that Josh put together himself. He’s the genius behind Applified Marketing Group so maybe check that out too :)
Planning and Design: Forevermore Events
Hair and Makeup: Tracy Sotirakis
Cake: Cupcakes by Julie
Venue: Zion Mountain Villa
DJ: Festival Sounds
Videographer: Last Light Pictures
Every time I think about Rachel and Jonathan’s destination wedding in Grand Teton National Park, it brings joy to my heart. This wedding was a highlight of 2018, not only because of the gorgeous location, but because of the beautiful souls that Joey and I got to work with. I first met Rachel and Jonathan over a year ago when they came to Zion National Park for their engagement photos. We instantly clicked, and as fortune would have it, they hired me to photograph their wedding the following year. Joey also performed the wedding ceremony (he's a licensed officiant now, guys!) so that was an extra fun bonus. Rachel and Jonathan chose to be married on a secluded hill with the Grand Tetons in the background. Before the ceremony, we met up at the Four Seasons where they were staying for a first look, and then we ventured into Grand Teton National Park for some photos. We lucked out that day because it snowed a few days leading up to their wedding day, and the mountains were in full view the morning of their wedding, dusted in snow. They had their wedding dinner at The Granary at Spring Creek Ranch. Anyway, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but this was a good one. So much joy and love and can we talk about this location?? I think a fall Jackson trip is in our future every year now.
Amy and Matt travelled from New Jersey to elope in Zion National Park. We found the most perfect field for the ceremony- tall yellow grass with Zion in the background. And that golden light at sunset was perfection! It was just the four of them, plus the officiant and myself. After the ceremony we took some photos and then they broke out the Champagne and cake. Goodness I love elopements. These two are just wonderful people and I loved documenting their day!
Hair and Makeup: Tracy Sotirakis
Officiant: Steve Masefield
Lis and Travis were married at the bride’s grandfather’s cabin in Pine Valley, Utah. It was the perfect cabin wedding, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains. I loved all of the detail and thought that these two put into their day. Lis made her bouquet and all of the centerpieces. The couples collected wine bottles leading up to their wedding to use as decorations. The floral arch was made by the bride and her maids. The bride made all of the flower crowns… the list goes on! My favorite part of this wedding was all of the love that was behind everything. It was sweet and intimate and special. Lis and Travis are also truly wonderful people and it was a joy to work with them. Weddings like this one make my heart full.
I have a special place in my heart for weddings when kids are involved. When Joey and I got married, Aeva and Beatrice were seven and I had been in their lives since they were four. We had a close bond then that is even more special and close almost 10 years later. We included them a lot in our wedding day, and in the plans leading up to it, so the day felt even more special because we all became a family.
So you can imagine how much I died over Zev’s two adorable little girls and their sweet bond with Debbie. It was evident that it was also the happiest day of their lives as well. They were so sweet with Debbie and their dad, and the youngest one kept exclaiming during the ceremony “Kiss! Kiss!” The sweetest ever.
Thanks for having me be part of your beautiful day, friends. It was truly an honor.
Venue: Zion National Park and Kings Landing