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!

Rachel and Taylor Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I met Rachel a couple years ago and was THRILLED when she asked me to be her wedding photographer!  I mean, look at these two…..they are adorable! This cute couple met through a mutual friend.  They were both going to school at BYU but are originally from the San Diego area.  Right now, Taylor is at BYU Idaho while Rachel is living in Utah so they are having to deal with a long distance relationship as well as long distance wedding planning!  That would be so hard!  I can’t wait for their gorgeous wedding in MAY!!!  We shot their engagements at Wheeler Farm…you can never go wrong with Wheeler Farm! I LOVE shooting there!  No matter the time of year, it looks great and different.  And if you don’t want any of the rustic elements, you can just head to the back and get an outdoorsy/nature feel.  The day of their engagements it was super windy!  The weather is always so uncertain at this time of year and being an on-location photographer, it makes it kind of hard!  But we went for it anyways and I am glad we did 🙂

 

Engagement Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

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.

Engagement Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

Kristen and Travis Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

Kristen and Travis are getting married in May and I couldn’t be happier to be their wedding photographer!  I shot her sister Michelle’s wedding several years ago and absolutely adore their cute family!  How lucky am I to get to photograph not one but TWO gorgeous sisters!  Yeah, the luckiest I know 🙂  On the day we had scheduled to do Kristen and Travis’ engagements of course it was raining!  But not until they had driven all the way down from Logan to Snowbasin.  I told her let’s just get a shot for your invite and we can get together and do another session when the weather is better.  Well I’d say we got a few more than just a shot for the invite 🙂  But we are still going to do another session, because I mean come on, why would I pass up that opportunity?!?!

Here is a little bit about this cute couple!

-How and when did you meet? We met at Utah State living in the same apartment complex in 2015.

-Where was your first date? Our first date was at his apartment and we made gingerbread houses.

-How did he/she propose? He took me up to the mountains and gave me a letter about everything he loved about me and our future together then asked me to marry him!

-Tell me about your love story? It was actually a miracle that we ended up together because we are so different! He is a small town boy from Lyman, Wyoming and I’m a city girl from American Fork. He asked me out right before I moved to Provo from Logan to student teach. We dated long distance for that whole semester and he convinced me to move back up to Logan to teach while he finished his MBA. I was head over heels so obviously I moved back! I’m so glad I did because now we are madly in love and love spending all of our free time together!

-What are your favorite things to do together? We love playing racquetball, playing games, being in the mountains, visiting family, trying out each others hobbies like going to plays for me and fishing and four wheeling for him!

-Do either of you attend school?  Travis is finishing up his MBA at Utah State in May and I graduated last year from Utah State in Elementary Education.

-What kind of job do you both have? I teach second grade in Logan and Travis is just going to school right now.

GROOM: What do you love most about her? Her positive attitude and good looks.

BRIDE: What do you love most about him?  I love that he is such a hard worker and always knows how to make me laugh and feel loved. He is also the kindest person in the world and always willing to help anyone!

Utah Wedding Photographer- Amanda Abel Photography

Sara and Matt’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Us Utah Wedding Photographers  dream about couples like this!  Sara and Matt had everything going for them!  I mean look at that dress!  It is from Bridal Brilliance Rentals and if you are looking for a dress but don’t want to buy, I highly recommend them!  I have never seen a dress of theirs I didn’t love.  And that bouquet from Hillside Floral is just stunning!    We shot their bridal session at the Utah State Capitol.  Doing a Utah State Captiol bridal session is a great idea if you are looking for an indoor location.  They don’t charge a fee to shoot there and you can go anytime, however I highly recommend calling beforehand to make sure there isn’t a big event going on which can make it really hard to shoot in the good spots 🙂  Sara had their videographer, Brad with Forevermore Films,  there too which made for some awesome shots and a great time!  Sara and Matt, thank you so much for choosing me as your Utah wedding photographer!

 

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Wedding Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel

Kristen and McKay’s Wedding

THIS WEDDING was AMAZING!!  I felt like I completely clicked with Kristen and McKay from the second I met them!  They were the sweetest people and I loved being around them and being able to be a part of the most important day of their lives!  This was my first wedding at the Provo City Center Temple and it did not disappoint!  Although it was SO hot we got some killer shots and braved the heat together!  I loved working with Ammon from A Love Story Film again and definitely recommend him if you are looking for a videographer! In fact, just go ahead and copy everything about this wedding and you won’t go wrong 🙂

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Makeup: Maddie James @ Aveda salon

Hair:  Aly Asay @ A Line studios 

Dress: Sweetheart Bridal

Grooms attire: DC Tuxedos

Flowers: Nannette York (Sleepy Ridge Florist)

Decor: Nannette York (Sleepy Ridge)

Cake: Done by Lissa Rees (sister-in-law)

Food: Four Forks Catering

Videographer:  A Love Story

Kristen and McKay’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

THIS COUPLE!!!!  I can’t say enough good things about them!  They are my favorite and I loved working with them so much!  I feel like from the first second we met, we totally clicked!  And by the time the wedding was over we were besties!  I hope you two are having a blast in Colorado and I can’t wait to dig into your wedding images!

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Wedding Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel

McCall’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

McCall looked absolutely stunning!  Her dress, veil and flowers were perfection! She chose to do her bridals at Snowbasin and that was the cherry on top!  It rained a little bit during the day so we hoped for good weather that night and we got it!  McCall is just the sweetest person and so down to earth.  I had such a great time with her and her sweet mom!

 

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Lucile and Mike’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

I loved working with these two!  Their wedding was last week so I can finally post this session!  YAY! Like most of my sessions this year we were on pins and needles about the weather.  But luckily for us, it cleared up right before their session so we were able to shoot at this fantastic orchard!

Lucile and Mike opted for a first look which I love!  It takes so much pressure off of the wedding day and we are able to get pictures of him seeing her for the first time which is awesome if they are having an LDS temple wedding.  I highly encourage all brides to have a first look whether you’re getting married in the temple or not!

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Shaunie Bridals | Wheeler Farm | Utah Wedding Photographers

I shot this gorgeous girls bridals at Wheeler Farm in the fall!  Awwww….. I LOVE fall!  It is definitely my favorite but now that Spring is here, I am loving it too! I can’t wait for the summer and the green leaves on trees and the warmth!   What’s your favorite season?

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New Website! New Logo! New Brand!

My new website is finally live and I am SO in LOVE!!  I feel like this new website and branding is SO me!  I have such a strong love for gold, pink and girly and wanted to change it up and go with something that really spoke to me.  BONUS: There is a place right on the site to book your wedding!  How convenient is that?!?!  Let me know what you think!  I would love some feedback on my new site! www.amandaabelphoto.com

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Samantha and Tim’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

No kidding, this was THE funnest couple ever! I laughed the entire session! I had such a blast with these two!  I always hate it when my couples weddings are over because then my time with them is done.  Samantha, you better call me when you need any type of pictures!  Serious!   Stay tuned for their wedding post coming up next!  It was even more awesome then their engagement and bridal sessions!!

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