Posts Tagged ‘Utah’
I love this time of year. I love all the family parties, the positive atmosphere, and new resolutions. One of my resolutions last year was to find more time to blog. Well here I am making up for last year’s slacking. Sami and Blake had such an amazing wedding. Sometimes I get to share stories with other photographers about cool things we’ve experienced at weddings, and I have to say the hot air balloon is one of the best. This wedding seemed so action packed. I remember coming home and crashing on the bed, ready to pass out. The dancing, in particular, was off the hook! (Yes, I’m aware people don’t say “off the hook” anymore.) Looking at these pictures makes me forget, for a second, how bitterly cold it is today. I hope you warm up looking at them, too. Enjoy.
As far as backyard receptions go, this was the best I’ve seen so far. The time and thought that went into every detail sent this wedding over the top. They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck and I think that’s what Brianna heard all day long. The weather at the temple was beautiful, but the clouds were quickly getting darker. By the time we reached the home for the reception it had begun to rain. The tables were decorated, the lights were strung, and it was time for some family pictures. Then the first gust came and knocked vases and candles over. Then the rain got harder and everyone retreated into the house for shelter. Brianna was so sad as her husband, dad, and pretty much everyone else, continued to tell her that it would clear up and to just keep smiling. Sure enough, as people were about to arrive, the rain stopped. A rush of neighbors and friends scattered to reset the tables and get the food on the table. We snagged a bunch of group pictures and the party began. And believe me, it was an awesome party.
This middle picture is a great example of a family request that probably only family would laugh at. But in case you have seen the movie Hotrod, Brianna’s brother Daniel is doing the Richardson dance and it cracks me up every time.
Many of you know that my wife does some amazing wedding invitations, but I just had to show this one off. It’s one of my favorites that she has ever done. This heavy stock kraft paper was so cool and the ink was hand screen printed onto the paper. If anyone is looking for a custom and beautiful wedding invitation you should for sure give her a call.
There is nothing cooler than having your grandpa whip out his sax and play some sweet jazz music. He was really good, too.
There are many opinions about dancing and rocking out at a wedding, I have to say I am a fan. If I could do it all over again, I would learn some sweet moves and dance at my wedding. The dancing at this wedding was so much fun I couldn’t resist jumping around a bit myself. I even caught Trevor with Haugen Creative set down his camera and show off his skills.
Everyone wants a unique send off. I’ve seen Harleys, Horses, awesome cars, and much more, but the scene of 50 or more balloons with LED lights in them, slowly drifting off really stunned everyone. I think we all stood there for five minutes just staring. Kyle’s family owns the Zurchers stores and they had this great idea.
Here is a long list of some of the vendors
Bride’s Dress- The English Dept.
Groom’s Suit- Nordstrom
Invitations and Signs- Taryn Christine
Videography- Haugen Creative
Flowers- Chris Boardman (My mother-in-law, if you would like to get in touch with her please email me)
Cake- Carries Cakes
Food- Le Croissant
Dj- Joe Muscolino
Jewelry- J Crew
In my attempt to get my blog caught up, here are some great pictures of Viansa and Nick’s awesome downtown wedding. I’ve been so lucky to have shot so many fun and unique weddings this year (you can tell it’s December, I’m getting very nostalgic). These two are seriously the best of friends, and it shows when you’re with them. I’ve mentioned, in a previous post how fun they are, and their wedding day showed that.
Despite being very pretty and talented, Viansa hates the spotlight. She especially does not like to kiss in front of people.
Dress: Alta Moda Bridal
Signs and Invitations: tarynchristine.com
Reception Venue: Pierpont Place
Flowers and Decorating: Ashley Francis W/Pierpont Place
Band: Joshua Payne Trio
Cakes: Bay Shore Cakes
Catering: Cosmopolitan Catering
It’s getting pretty cold outside. I’m not one that really likes when the temperature drops. I like playing outside with my kids, and you can’t do that as much during the winter. However, as my family and I were out driving around this afternoon, I couldn’t help but want snow. It’s a month until Christmas, and I think in order for me to fully get into the Christmas spirit, it really needs to snow. Do you feel the same way?
About a week ago, I met with Ashley and Matt at Wheeler Farm to take their pictures. Even though it was really cold, Ashley was awesome. I know I complained more about it than she did, and I was wearing a sweater.
I love the romantic feel these two brought to these pictures. I’m excited to share them with you.
I just shot this couple’s wedding yesterday and was told by a couple of the guests that I needed to update my blog. I sometimes forget that people look at this daily and want to see something new. So here I am, updating my blog.
I love shooting with horses. Its always a challenge but the results are so fun. When I discussed this session with Abbie and John they mentioned that they would like to shoot in Covered Bridge Canyon, which I had never heard of, but I’m so glad they had. It was so beautiful and John’s horses were just gorgeous.
Annie and Kacey are a great couple. I recently photographed their wedding and had so much fun. I’ve been meaning to share their bridals with you, but I’ve been crazy busy lately. Originally we wanted to shoot up in Albion Basin but as luck has it, it snowed a couple days before our session and the roads were closed. I’m actually glad that happened because the colors that were in the valley that night were just beautiful.
I have to share this picture of Max dancing. While taking his 4 year old pictures he couldn’t help but dance. Max is easily one of the funniest kids ever. His parents are good friends of ours, the type that make you sore from laughing.
This kid has some serious moves. But it’s no surprise when you know this is his uncle.