Ostler Family | Utah Family Photographers

I did this gorgeous couple’s wedding back in 2012 and was thrilled when Megan called me to do their family pictures!!  Their little guy is just the cutest thing and was so cooperative during their session!  I can’t wait to work with them again!!

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Vendor Feature | Brown Floral

I am so excited to feature Brown Floral on my blog today!  I had the opportunity to work with them on Katie and Ulrich’s wedding and they did such a beautiful job on all of the flowers!  I would highly recommend hiring a professional florist for your wedding and Brown Floral will take great care of you and do an amazing job!

Susie at Brown Floral was kind enough to answer some questions for me so you can learn more about their business and see if they’re the right fit for your wedding day!

-Business Name:  Brown Floral –

-Location: 2261 East Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay UT 84117

-Do you have a brick and mortar store or do you work from home?  Brick and Mortar Store – It’ s beautiful.  New location in Sept 2015
-Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/brownfloral ,  http://www.instagram.com/brownfloralhttps://www.pinterest.com/brownfloral/
-Website:  http://www.brownfloral.net/
-Email: Susie@brownfloral.net, or Flowers@brownfloral.net1- Tell me a little bit about yourself…At Brown Floral we have an amazing design team who have an array of hobbies and unique personalities.  We all love to create and design for others.  It’s our passion and art!

2- How long have you been in the wedding industry? For over 100 years

3-What is the process like for couples who want to book you for their wedding?  We treat them to the whole floral experience and invite them for a complimentary consult in our amazing store.  We like our brides to be very hands on.

4-What do you love most about weddings?  We love to create something that bring a bride joy and wonder.  We love to see the bride’s eyes as she sees her first glimpse of her bouquet.  It’s an magical experience.

5- What makes your business unique?  Our business is unique in that we have been in business for over 100 years.  We have a rich following in the community and strive for excellence.  We can provide a unique hands on floral experience where brides are able to hand select their flowers.

6- Why should a bride hire a professional florist instead of DIY?  They should hire a professional florist because we know exactly what we are doing.  We have tried and true methods, know how to take care of flowers correctly, have proven techniques and we use quality flowers grown by professionals.  We also provide artistry with years of experience and have spent time developing our talents.

7- What is your best advice for a new bride planning her wedding?  We live in a marvelous time of technology.  A bride is able to really find ideas that they want with just a flick of their finger.  Search for what color, theme or style you want and have the confidence to stick with it.  Make your wedding yours.  Love it because you chose it!

If that’s not enough to convince you to hire Brown Floral for your wedding, take it from me, they’re amazing!! Just take a look at their work.  So beautiful!  And I know they’ll take amazing care of you and make your wedding day exactly how you want!

Austin Senior | Utah Senior Photographers

It is senior season for sure!!  I have been doing so many senior sessions lately and loving it! The best thing about high school senior photography is that they actually like getting their pictures done! They bring lots of props and outfits and they’re so much fun!  If you need senior pictures, call me!  I would love work with you!

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McArthur Family | Utah Family Photographers

I loved shooting this cute family session at Mueller Park in Bountiful as part of my fall family mini sessions that I do every year!  Their kids were so cute and so well behaved and so easy!  I had so much fun with them and can’t wait until next time 🙂 

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Mazie and Scott Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Mazie and Scott knew they wouldn’t have a lot of time on their wedding day for pictures so they opted to do their bridal session at the Salt Lake Temple, where they were married.  It was so fun to shoot there without all of the crowds and in the evening when the light is perfect! Mazie had her dress custom made and isn’t it gorgeous?!?  I am so impressed by some people’s talent. Scott got his suit from Jos.A. Bank and Mazie’s flowers were done by her aunt!  It was such a perfect fall day for a bridal session!

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Taylor and Kory Wedding | Utah Wedding Photographers

Taylor and Kory got married on a beautiful warm October day at The Atrium in Sandy.  Taylor looked gorgeous in her dress from Fantasy Bridal.  Seriously, I have never seen a dress from there that wasn’t amazing! And Kory got his Tux from Tuxedo’s by Lee.  They had a fall themed outdoor ceremony and Taylor and Kory’s cute parents danced down the aisle after the ceremony!  I loved how fun and upbeat their families were!  There was a luncheon in between the Ceremony and Reception that was catered by Costa Vida!  After lunch, we grabbed some shots of the family, bridal party and bride and groom.  Then it was party time!  Their reception was a blast with SO many details!!  Their gorgeous cake was by Granite Bakery and flowers by The Flower Patch.  It couldn’t have been a more perfect day!

Kristen and Travis Engagements #2 | Utah Wedding Photographers

We did a reshoot of these two because it was raining at their first session.  This time they chose Wheeler Farm and it is honestly one of my favorite places to shoot!  It is easy to get to, always open and the landscape there looks great year round.  In fact, we also did Kristen and Travis’ bridals at Wheeler Farm because they loved it so much!  I can’t wait to share those, but that’ll have to wait until after their wedding!  I absolutely love working with these two and even though Travis HATES pictures, I don’t think it was too painful for him 😉  At least I tried to make it fun!  haha!!

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Ross Family | Utah Family Photographers

These are my darling neighbors!  I am so lucky to not only live by them, but also have the opportunity to do their family pictures many times! This time they wanted the downtown look for their location and Downtown Kaysville is one of my favorite places to go! The buildings are so unique and it’s close to home 🙂  They made my job so easy!  I mean they are a pretty dang good looking family so my job was pretty much just to show up!  haha!!  Thanks Ross Family for having me do your family photography again!

 

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Taylor and Kory Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

I shot Taylor and Kory’s Bridals at the Utah State Capitol Building.  It is the perfect place for a bridal session when the weather outside is less than desirable or if you’re looking for somewhere elegant and classy!  Taylor wanted her bridal session with Kory so they decided to do a first look at the bridal session.  I love it when couples choose to do a first look and I love it even more when they want to do their bridal session together.  It takes so much pressure off of the wedding day because believe me, wedding days are always unpredictable and the timeline is always short so it’s nice to get the majority of the bride and groom pictures out of the way before the wedding day!  Then on the actual wedding day, you can relax and not be stressed if there isn’t enough time for pictures.  Of course, we will still do as many pictures on the wedding day as time will allow, but at least you have options this way.  Taylor looked stunning in her dress from Fantasy Bridal.  Kory got his suit from Tuxedos by Lee.  Both of them looked great and I loved working with them!!

 

 

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Taylor and Kory Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I absolutely loved working with Taylor and Kory!  Kory is the brother of one of my favorite past brides Kaitlin!  We shot Taylor and Kory’s engagement session up at the beautiful Silver Lake up Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Engagement sessions are one of my favorites because it gives me a chance to get to know the bride and groom and see how they are in front of the camera and with each other.  Turns out me and Taylor have a  lot in common!  For one, she loves fall just as much as I do and she had a gorgeous fall wedding (coming to the blog soon!).  Thanks for everything Taylor and Kory!  It was so much fun getting yelled at by old ladies with you 😉 

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Osborne Family | Utah Family Photographers

One of my favorite brides came to me for a fall family mini session!  I have been privileged enough to do engagements, bridals, wedding, an after wedding couples session and several other family sessions with them!  I am always so happy to see Krystal and Jonny and watch their cute family grow!  Their son is just a heartbreaker and always gives in to my bribery 😉 I had so much fun and can’t wait to see what’s in store for them!

Mazie and Scott Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

Meet Mazie and Scott!  These two were an absolute joy to work with!  We did their engagements during my busiest time of the year for family and mini sessions and they were willing to drive from Provo to Farmington for their session last minute so I could fit them in!  I so appreciate that! They were so easy going and fun to work with.  I just think the world of these two!

Here is their love story!

  1. We met January 2016, my first semester at BYU after my mission, in the same ward. Scott was assigned to be my home teacher and we became good friends.
  2. In February Scott called and asked me on a group date to go see Divine Comedy at BYU. Afterwards we went back to our apartment complex and played ping-pong together (Scott beat me). Then I gave him a spontaneous singing lesson!
  3. For our second date we went on a tandem bike ride to Utah Lake and on the way back we stopped at a swing that is next to Provo River. The day of the proposal we went on another bike ride down the same path. On the way back from Utah Lake we stopped at the same swing and our family had set up a fancy lunch on the picnic table. Our little siblings were dressed up and gave us our menus. Behind my menu was a letter Scott had typed up. As I read it, his sisters brought out two dozen red roses and the ring box. Scott then proposed and I said YES! Then we enjoyed our delicious lunch. It was perfect and he totally surprised me!
  4. We both agree that our relationship was very serendipitous! I had just gotten home from my mission in November and neither of us were looking for a relationship. I felt drawn to move to the apartment complex where we lived. And we both felt drawn to each other. The end of March we began exclusively dating, after we had already made a habit of seeing each other everyday 🙂
  5. Homework. Just kidding, although it has taken up a large part of our time together. We like hiking, going on walks, talking, making and eating food, watching old tv shows, going on spontaneous adventures, and doing the simple and ordinary things of everyday life together.
  6. Yes, we both are attending BYU. I am studying Elementary Education and Scott is studying Exercise Science, for Physical Therapy.
  7. Scott works as an AV Install technician and helps install systems and fix problems in classrooms across campus. Mazie works as an operator for BYU, answering questions and transferring calls.
  8. I love looking into her eyes, I love seeing the amazing spirit that is in her, she has a wonderful countenance, she loves God, and she honors the covenants that she has made with Him. She is a nurturer, teacher, and friend. So basically I am just saying I love all of her.
  9. I love that Scott is spontaneous and makes life an adventure. He loves life and also knows how to work hard. I am always inspired by his perspective on life and I admire his desire to follow Jesus Christ. He turns outward and is constantly serving others. I am grateful for how thoughtful he is and always finds little ways to serve me. He is absolutely wonderful.

 



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