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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Elora and Jesse Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Elora is such a trooper! She lives near Boise, Idaho and was down for the weekend visiting Jesse in Provo.  I had a crazy day of mini sessions and could only squeeze her in before and after some of my sessions.  She was more than willing to come and meet me in Bountiful to do some pictures of her alone.  Then she went back to Provo to pick up Jesse (he had work and couldn’t get off earlier) while I did some more sessions, then drove all the back to FARMINGTON to get some pictures of her and Jesse!  Then back to Provo for the night!  I LOVE my brides!  They are so awesome and always so willing to make it work!  Trust me, this kind of thing doesn’t happen regularly but I sure appreciate when people are flexible!

Elora came and met me first at Mueller Park for her portion of the bridals, then Farmington Trail later for some pictures of her and Jesse!  I love love love fall and these are the perfect locations for beautiful fall leaves!  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Morgan and Sage Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I cannot believe Morgan is getting married!  I lived in the same neighborhood as her when she was in elementary school!  How crazy fast time flies!  I am so happy for her and Sage and even more happy they chose me to be their wedding photographer!  These two are so cute together and I can tell they are completely in love!!  Read below for their super cute love story in Morgan’s words!!

  1. We met on a blind date. My cousin set us up in February last year. It took us a few months to get together and plan a date but it was worth the wait. . (Sage wasn’t to excited about a blind date but he went anyways;)
  2. For our first date we doubled with my Cousin Jodi and her husband Garret. We went to dinner at Olive Garden, and then afterwards we went bowling. We spent a long time at Olive Garden because our waitress was as little new, but we got free desert out of it so it was okay with us.;) After bowling we went back to my cousins home, they had to leave and go pick up there little boy, but me and Sage stayed in there driveway and talked for a little while. He was esay to talk to, that’s what I liked about him the most.
  3. We love breakfast food so we went to breakfast at my favorite place Granny Annie’s, it was so yummy. I kind of knew that Sage was going to propose that day, keep in mind, so I was super excited. After breakfast we went up the canyon to a trail in Huntsville that we like to take walks on sometimes. It was so cold and wet that day so the trail was covered in snow but he was determined that we were going to make it up the hill. So we started up the trail and got about half way up and he wanted to turn back. I was so confused because I thought this was where he was going to propose at the end but he said we could turn around. On our way down the trail he put an umbrella in front of my face so I couldn’t what was in front of me and then once we were at the end of the trail he lifted up the umbrella and our parents were there with a big banner that said will you marry me with flowers and both of our parents waiting at the end. It was such a great day.
  4. After our first date I didn’t hear from sage for about a month. Other then me messaging him and thanking him for taking me on a date. But a couple weeks after our date he text me and asked how I was, and from then on we talked everyday. We were so comfortable around each other from the very beginning. That’s what I love the most is we can be ourselves with each other. I am so excited to be married to him and start our life together. We are so excited to start this journey and learn even more about each other. WE CAN’T WAIT.
  5. We like going for drives up the canyon, During the summer we really liked projecting movies in my backyard. and we love card games too. Both of us really enjoy being with our families so we spend a lot of with them. And we love to go scouting up the canyon too.
  6. Sage is going to school right now to become a welding engineer at Weber State.
    I’m going into dental hygiene and eventually want to become a hygienist.
  7. Sage works at Speirs Pluming, He is an apprentice.
    And I work at the Treehouse in Ogden, at the Guests Services manager.
  8. What I love most about her is hard to define most because I love everything about her, but the some things that come to mind are how much she loves her family and how much she cares for them and put not only her family first but just about everyone she knows she puts their needs first and tends to their needs. I’m so grateful that she is always happy all the time. Also I love that she works and is not a lazy person. She always makes me laugh and definitely shows her love to me and I like that she treats me like a king. She is strong in the Gospel and has a strong testimony. I really do love everything she does!! I’m so lucky to have her in my life.
  9. I love Sages personality, he is so out going in everything he does. I love how determined he is with anything he does. Sage is great with people, when we meet anyone I feel like people are just drawn to him and want to be around him. He is so goofy and fun. HIs Personality is HUGE and so funny. I love how he puts his family first and he is a great leader in the gospel I’ve always felt so connected to him from the very beginning. I love how passionate he is.

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Abbey’s bridals featured on Be Minked!!

So excited about this feature  of one of my favorite bridal sessions from last year on Be Minked!!

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Allyse and Adam Wedding | Utah Wedding Photographers

Allyse and Adam got married on a gorgeous sunny day at the Salt Lake Temple!  Allyse looked gorgeous and we got so many amazing picture around the temple grounds.  That evening they had a backyard reception at Allyse’s house in Layton.  I loved working with these two and their families so much!






































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Abbey and Tom Wedding | Utah Wedding Photographers

Abbey and Tom got married at the beautiful Memorial House at Memory Grove!  Abbey had her hair and makeup done that morning at the Little America Hotel then we headed over to the Memorial House for final preparations.  They had a gorgeous ceremony out on the lawn followed by family pictures, bridal party pictures and pictures of the bride and groom themselves.  They had an amazing reception that night with so much dancing, great speeches and lots and lots of love!  These two are going to have an amazing life together and I am so grateful I got to be a part of their amazing wedding day!



















































































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Abbey bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Long time no blog!  This summer was SO crazy busy I just did not have time!  This is one of my absolute FAVORITE brides!  Abbey is so sweet and was so trusting in everything I did.  It made my job a breeze!  I love it when brides just trust my ideas and go with it 🙂

































Lexi and Spenser Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this couple!  Not only are they ridiculously good looking, they are both so sweet and down to earth!  And they trusted me to shoot at some new locations I had been eyeing so that is always a major plus!  I am so excited for their wedding on Friday!!






























Ashley and Miles’ engagements

I absolutely ADORE this couple! They are so fun and sweet and not to mention good looking 🙂  I am so excited to work with these two some more 🙂  I am so happy they chose me to be their Utah wedding photographer!  We found the coolest spot in Layton for their spring engagements!  I love finding new places for sessions!  And I love even more when my clients trust me and go along with my ideas!































Allyse and Adam Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I had so much fun working with Allyse and Adam!  I am so happy they chose me to be their Utah Wedding Photographer!  We had such a blast doing their Utah Engagement photography session in Downtown Kaysville.  We discovered so many awesome spots while shooting, especially in this cool old garage!  I can’t wait for their wedding in August!







































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