Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category

Can I tell you how excited I am to shoot this couple’s wedding?  First of all, these two are awesome.  They are happy people, and a lot of fun to be around. Second, the first question they asked me was, “would you like to shoot our wedding in Cabo?”

Um, YES!

When we sat down together to discuss what we wanted to do for their engagement session, we discussed bikes and their dog in the mountains. But then they saw the shoot I had done with Zuri, the zebra. Catherine called me and said that the owner of the zebra was a family friend of hers.  Then she told me that she really wanted to have her engagements with the zebra.

So here comes obvious question number two, “would you shoot our session with the zebra?”


I’m always impressed bye feats of will power, and these two have that. They both finished the 208 mile LOTOJA bike race in September. I’m sure there is some metaphor for marriage in there somewhere.

Thanks, again, Kacey and Catherine.  I can hardly wait until next month!



I just got home from Viansa and Nick’s awesome wedding in Salt Lake at The Pierpont Place. It was a lot of fun. I have shot a lot of her friends weddings so it was nice to see so many friends there. I’ve had so much fun with these two. At the Engagement session we talked about music, wakeboarding, cars, and marriage and just had a lot of fun.

Viansa is seriously one of the nicest and sweetest girls I’ve ever met, and Nick is a guy I could totally hang out with and consider a good friend. When I got home from this shoot I told my wife that I hope our daughter marries someone like him.

Nick is a crazy good skateboarder and total goofball. I could tell he was just itching to do something fun. So I had him do a couple back flips and this little spin move over Viansa. I love it when I meet couples that not only accept there spouses goofiness but encourage it. These two are just meant for each other.

For the Bridal Session Viansa’s Parents came along and had a lot of fun embarrassing these two. You wouldn’t tell from these pictures, but Viansa has a hard time kissing in front of people. I think after the bridals, and the wedding day, she got a little more used to it.

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your awesome day! Nick I’m still waiting for your next band recommendation. Don’t think that just because you’re on your honeymoon your off the hook.

Here is another reason why I love doing engagement sessions…

I’ve known Jill and Gavin, separately, for a very long time, so it was so cool to hear they were getting married. I’m so excited to shoot their wedding in August.

I have had a few people say to me, “is everyone you take pictures of good looking?” My answer? Yes, yes they are. Here is another very good looking couple. Thanks Katie and Dustin. You guys just add more “good looking-ness” to my portfolio! You two were a lot of fun to work with, and I’m looking forward to shooting your formals.

Alicia and Zach

June 19, 2011

I just got home from a wedding in Spokane, Washington. It was a beautiful wedding and we got a lot of great pictures. I’m very excited to post them here. I also have a lot of other awesome sessions I need to post. For example, Alicia and Zach. Alicia, I know you have been anxious to see your pictures, so here are just a few of my favorites.

Sam and Blake were fun to spend an evening with. Blake is the type you want to keep your eye on. Listening to his plans for life and his entrepreneurial spirit would get anyone excited. Watching these two together, you can really see how much they love each other. We originally planned to shoot in a wide open field but sadly the wind didn’t agree with us. When discussing an alternate location, Sam and Blake mentioned how much they love Little Cottonwood Canyon and how its the most beautiful of our local canyons. Its very true. You could pretty much pull over anywhere up there and find a great location. I’m excited to shoot their bridals because we have some great ideas in the works.

Most engagement sessions have fun stories and interesting things happen, but not all of them involve people pointing a gun at me. I always ask permission before going to this location but the neighbors are very protective. Thanks again Nicole and Eric for being so cool about it.

Here is a cute couple for your Memorial Day weekend. I wanted to post these before go and mow my lawn, wash the car, and all the many other things my wife has planned for me. I hope you all enjoy your long weekend.

After meeting with Eliesa and Brad to discuss their wedding, my wife and I were seriously sore from laughing. Brad is such a goof and so funny. Eliesa is so easy going and even encourages Brad’s goofiness. They are such a cute couple, and I knew this session was going to be a lot of fun.
I can’t wait for their Wedding in July in Portland.