Newlyweds! Well…. sorta.

Okay, so not really at all, but aren’t they FABULOUS? When Melisa contacted me about taking fake-out wedding pictures for her three (or four!?) year anniversary, she thought it would be the craziest thing I’ve ever been asked to do. It’s not. I’ve actually had multiple requests for shoots like these. And really–if it’s something you’d be interested in–it’s a great idea for an anniversary present! And for the cost of a bridal session! In her case, Melisa’s mom (and hairdresser, incidentally) had travel delays the day of the actual wedding and was unable to get out of Bolivia in time. Thus, Melisa was unhappy with her wedding photos. SO. She brought her dress, he rented a tux. The exact same tux, by the way. It was so much fun, and so relaxed! We hit up the temple grounds in the middle of the week, so we had them all to ourselves!

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I had to make sure Melisa didn’t bend all the way in half for this one… She used to be a gymnast and can do ANYTHING! 🙂

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Oh, and also–did I mention that they have a two-year-old? AND SHE STILL FITS IN HER WEDDING DRESS. Incredible. Inspiring. Especially to a 7-months-pregnant woman!

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Impressive. Most impressive.

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More to come of this gorgeous couple! We also rocked the streets (mostly the “center” one) of Provo!

Tim & Monse :: MARRIED!

It was great getting to know these two before and after the wedding. Congratulations, and best wishes on your new life together!! 🙂

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This bench is where they had their first kiss… So NATURALLY we had to take a couple here! 🙂

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Isn’t her dress amazing??

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Paha. A little bit of old-school never hurt anyone, right? This was actually Tim’s dad’s idea, and I loved it.

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Thanks again, you two! 🙂 Enjoy!

Josh & Julie :: ENGAGED

Well holy smokes! I had one rough time decided which pictures to include in this post! There were just too many I loved! I grew up with Josh and Julie, so when they asked me to shoot their engagements I was thrilled. There’s something that is just so much fun about photographing people you already have a relationship with!

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At one point during the shoot, I was attacked by a wasp. Okay, okay… so pestered would probably be a more accurate term. But still–how on earth am I supposed to focus on being a photographer with a wasp buzzing around me!?!? 🙂 Josh was kind enough to eliminate my problem for me, while Julie and I huddled on the sidelines. Thanks for being the hero of the day, Josh!

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I love this shot of spontaneous dancing. Yup. They just started dancing! Loved it!

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This shot is probably one of my favorites from the day. I love how the colors and focus turned out, and it just makes me feel happy inside. PAH. I love my cheezy!

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Yummy sun…

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Yeah. That water was pretty cold. (You’ll see this a bit more later…)

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Because she’s gorgeous. Seriously.

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Respect to Julie for this one! I know I couldn’t pull off a pose like that! Josh came close, though… 😉

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Some bloopers from the day… Love them.

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This picture just makes me feel warm and relaxed inside. Sigh. 🙂

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HOW GREAT IS THIS!? They worked it.

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Oh yeah. Did I mention how gorgeous Julie is!?

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Yeah. Gorgeous. I feel like I’m repeating myself. Am I repeating myself??? 😉

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Thanks so much, you two! I had a blast! Can’t wait for the wedding day!

Chris and Kathy… Married!

We fought the weather again this wedding day, but lucked out once again! Thanks, Chris and Kathy for a fantastic day!

Oh… and can I just say I love this shot?? I love when the bride and/or groom look ecstatic and excited when they walk out of the temple!

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Yeah… Kathy had a couple more important things to do than take pictures… 😉

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I love the red roses with the white lilies!

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Come on… you didn’t think I’d leave without making them jump, did you?

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I. Love. This. Shot. Love it.

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The cake… Even though the decorative frosting came black instead of red, I thought it was gorgeous!

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What’s better than watching a bride and groom take their first dance as man and wife? Watching them dance while people pin money on them! SO COOL! Basically, everyone would take turns cutting in, but in order to do so, they had to pin money to the bride and groom! BRILLIANT!

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Cake time!

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I love these shots from the bouquet toss. I adore catching fun reactions from the lucky girl (or woman) that catches the bouquet!

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And last but not least… the garter. In this case, two! All the more fun, right??

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And yes… The little boys got them both. I love how annoyed some of the more mature prospects look… Sorry guys. Maybe next time?? 🙂

Brian and Lindsay :: Wedding Day!

These two were happily married about a month ago, and it has taken me this long to get their post up! With a surprise trip to Oregon for a funeral, plus a family reunion, along with all the other activities of summer, plus photo shoots, I have been busy busy busy!

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Yup. Check out that sky. When they first exited the temple it was sunshiney and hot, and by the time we finished with the couple pictures it was pouring. Yup. Pouring.

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The reception was gorgeous. I can’t help but get giddy with gerber daisies! Love love love!

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Sometimes I have a bit of extra time on my hands before the guests get there…

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Getting ready!

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And last but not least… the first dance for the happily married couple. Congratulations, you two!

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Kathy. Bridals.

Man. How do I get so lucky? I’m tellin’ ya, I have the most gorgeous brides around! The morning of this shoot was pretty nasty, but we lucked out and had sunny skies for our entire session! Granted, a bit of cloud cover would have been nice, but hey–it wasn’t raining!

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The bling!!!

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How fun are these shoes!? I’m pretty sure I get the shoe bug every time I shoot bridals. I wanna go buy ME some cute shoes!! I just need a good excuse to tell the hubby… Any suggestions?? 🙂

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How cool are those purple ball flower thingies in the background? Oh yeah! And check out that hot bride, too! 😉

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I love how this one turned out. Yummy!

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This one, I also love. Okay, so I love all the ones I post! (plus tons I don’t post…) But I have to give a huge shout out to Kathy’s mom for this last one. We were about to call it quits… It was getting pretty warm, and we’d gotten a bucketload of fantastic shots. That was when Kathy’s mom asked if we could get one of Kathy smelling some roses. BRILLIANT! So i set up the shot, and voila! Was she brilliant or what!? Oh, and I love how you can see her ring through the roses. *sigh*. Love it.

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Thanks so much for the fun afternoon, and I can’t wait for your wedding in… A WEEK AND A HALF! Woohoo! Time is tickin’! 🙂