What are family formals?  Exactly what they sound like, family formal pictures on your wedding day.  They are posed, well-lit images where everyone is smiling at the camera.  These are the ones that get hung on the wall and used for years in everyone’s birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, National Siblings Day Instagram and Facebook […]

June 4, 2019

How To Effectively Organize Formal Family Portraits

What is a first look?  Basically, you are going to see each other before the ceremony.  My husband and I did a first look.  When I told my mom, she was appalled.  Neither of my sisters had done that and this was the first time she had every heard of it.  My parents were 100% […]

May 28, 2019

Pros and Cons of the First Look

I have been shooting weddings for over 15 years now.  I have photographed literally hundreds of engagement sessions.  I have photographed simple, casual sessions and glamorous, entailed ones and everything in between.  In this last year, I have noticed a trend in engagement photography that not very many couples are doing and I love it […]

February 8, 2019

New Ideas for Your Engagement Session!

Weddings are so special and wonderful when couples are just so openly enthralled by each other.  And that was Chris and Stephanie’s wedding!  From the second I met this cute couple at their engagement session, I knew I was going to love this wedding!  I’m a sucker for outdoor, romantic weddings.  Aren’t they just the […]

January 26, 2019

Chris and Stephanie: Oak Canyon Nature Center Wedding

Carl and Brennan were married in the beautiful Newport Beach Temple.  I have been lucky enough to photograph many weddings there.  I love it, it never gets old!  I think my favorite part is, even though it’s the same place, each bride’s personality shines through.  There are a many ways that a bride can really […]

September 7, 2018

Carl and Brennan: Newport Beach Wedding

A very popular, timeless trend in wedding photography are the “getting ready” pictures.  I was married in the Salt Lake Temple and I shoot many many temple weddings.  Because of the typical temple wedding schedule, it is very difficult to get these same images.  Does that mean that you can’t have them?  No way!  We […]

August 25, 2018

Getting Ready Details for the LDS Temple Wedding

One of my favorite parts of the day is right when I get there.  I love to capture all those important details.  It really helps with telling the story of the day and to remember your style and feeling during the day.  I love to style and photograph these details in a memorable way.  That […]

August 9, 2018

Getting Ready Advice

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