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!

Utah Bridal Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

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!!

Utah Engagement Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

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!!

 

 

Utah Bridal Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

Elora and Jesse Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

There is one thing I HATE about weddings and no it is not the bridezilla’s or the demanding schedule, it’s not working with amazing people like Elora and Jesse regularly anymore 🙁  I absolutely thought the world of these two and their love they had for each other was just awesome! They were the nicest people you’ll ever meet and I enjoyed every second with them!  I was lucky enough that they chose me to be their wedding photographer and hopefully (fingers crossed) they’ll call me again to do their maternity, newborns, family pictures etc.. in the future!!  In fact, I am DEMANDING that they do!

We shot their engagement session at Wheeler Farm!  I am sure I have mentioned this before but I love Wheeler Farm!  It a great place to shoot at anytime of year and there are so many different options and places to shoot that every session looks different!  And every time of year looks different too!

I am now booking for 2017 weddings and portrait sessions so contact me today to book yours! amanda@amandaabelphoto.com

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

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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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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Yvonne and Jaden’s Wedding | ATK Thiokol Ogden Center | Amanda Abel Photography

I shot this gorgeous wedding last summer of the sweetest couple ever!!  They have the cutest daughter who was their flower girl and she even gave me a kiss at the end of the night!  It made my day!   They had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at the ATK Conference Center up Ogden Canyon. It was so sweet that Yvonne had her dad and her stepdad both walk her down the aisle and all 3 shared the first daddy/daughter dance.  Melt my heart!   This wedding has me dreaming of summer weddings and warm weather!  Ahhh!! My favorite!!  Yvonne’s hair was done by the super talented and so sweet Sarah Schorr! Seriously, if you need a hair and makeup girl, CALL HER!!!  But in the meantime, check out this wedding!

 

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