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!

Baby “M” Newborn | Utah Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I shot this little cuties newborn pictures recently.  I was lucky enough to be able to also shoot his parent’s wedding back in 2015!  When I got to their house to do the lifestyle newborn session, this little guy was wide awake and was having nothing to do with sleep!  haha! Some days are like that!  But he was so good I really didn’t have any problems at all with him despite his being awake the whole time!  He was just a doll!  I really love it when past brides call me to do their lifestyle newborn sessions!  It is so fun to see their family continue on and to be there to document it for them!


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Baby “M” Newborn | Utah Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I had so much fun with this sweet little lady!  She was so good during her lifestyle newborn session that is was the quickest one I have ever done!  And their cute dog Willow!  She wanted to be the star of the show.  I think she’s having a hard time accepting that she’s not the baby of the family anymore!  Haha!!  I shot Shelbi and Holdon’s wedding a few years ago and Shelbi is the one who is the genius behind my hair!  I just love their cute little family!!





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Hanson Family | Utah Portrait Photographers

What a fun family this was!  We met at Snowbasin for their session on a Saturday morning.  They wanted winter family pictures and it was perfect up there!  Even at the first of March!  We combined their family pictures with some senior pictures of their oldest son Koby.  And they ended the session with a family snowball fight!


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Baby “L” Newborn | Utah Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This is my sweet nephew and newest member of our family!  He is the perfect little baby and perfect addition to our family! He has 4 older siblings and they just adore him.  I am lucky enough to do pictures for these beautiful people regularly. My sister in law is an absolute rockstar to have 5 kids under 8 years old!  I admire her so much for her ability to keep up with these kids and to be an amazing momma too!  It takes a special person to be capable of having lots of kids.  I am not one of those types of people.  haha!  But I admire the heck out of those that are!    I just adore every single one of these beautiful babies she brings into my life.  They all have so much personality and spunk!  I am the luckiest auntie ever!!

If you want to learn more about lifestyle newborn sessions and the way that I do them, click here and then contact me to set up your session!



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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!