These Cache Valley engagements were so incredible. I woke up at 4:15 excited for the day and for a anti-morning person like me that is saying something. I left my house about 4:40 am and drove up to Cache Valley. The morning light over the mountains were breathtaking. I knew these engagements were going to be perfect.

Let me tell you about the happy couple. Spencer and Kimmy have known each other a long time. He took violin lessons from Kimmy’s older sister when he was in his early teens and that is how they met. Later, they attended the same High School and hung out in the same groups and were in show choir together. Spencer said he liked Kimmy most of high school and tried to date her his senior year. After High school they both left on LDS missions. Spencer went to Portugal and Kimmy went to Florida.

Throughout their missions they wrote to each other. Kimmy said it was nothing romantic at the time but it built a great foundation for what was to come.  Kimmy got home in December and Spencer said he knew he wanted to take things to the next level. He said he was so stressed that someone else would come scoop her up that he had to move quick. Their courtship moved fast. They knew each other for so long as friends that it felt completely natural for them to date, then they both felt great about the direction things were headed that they thought and prayed about getting engaged. Both of them knew it was right and so they went ring shopping at SE Needham Jewelers  in Logan. Spencer knew the ring wasn’t going to be a surprise but that the proposal still could be.

Her family was going to attend “Hamilton”  in Salt Lake. They invited him to attend and so he thought she wouldn’t expect him to propose then so he arranged a nice dinner at his parents home. His mother is a fantastic cake artist and the ring was hidden on the cake. So sweet right? He said he kept it quite so the info wouldn’t get back to Kimmy about his surprise proposal. But as Kimmy said she doesn;t love surprises and she has a way of finding things out and knew all about the plans about 2 weeks before it happened. She said she started lotioning her hands extra well her hands would look best to receive the ring.

These two cracked me up the whole time we were shooting. Here are a few things I learned about them:

  1. Spencer is awesome and talks sometimes more like Yoda than a normal human. It was amazing. It was my favorite.
  2. Kimmy and Spencer are both incredible musicians. Spencer fully admits Kimmy is significantly better than he is.
  3. They have the kind of easy love that everyone hopes for. They are complementary in every way. He is a gentlemen and she lets him be. They take that extra moment to look into each others eyes and just embrace the moment. It made me want to go home and be better to my own husband.

 

I guess what I am trying to say is if these Cache Valley engagements  are any indication for who they really are , life is going to be sweet for them. They are wonderful humans and I can’t wait till August when they get married!

These Spring Bridals were so much fun. I fell in love with this dress from Shirley’s Dress and wanted so badly to shoot with it in the spring blossoms. We had planned to go to the Utah State Capital to shoot in the cherry blossoms but the weather had other plans. There was a storm rolling in with a high wind advisory so I went scouting for somewhere closer to home.

While driving around to fins some color I happened upon this old abandoned while house with some wild flowers and trees and I new it would be perfect. I really wanted to add in more color for this shoot and since we couldn’t go to the cherry blossoms we brought them to us with this beautiful cherry tree branch bouquet. The bouquet rustic and yet, still delicate. It honestly smelled incredible as well. 

This dropped back lace wedding gown was to die for. It even had pockets! I love the delicate lace and satin bottom. it was to perfect dress for this location and time of year. 

I love the way the wind worked for us in this spring bridal session. It was freezing cold but these two are so in love it didn’t even faze them. 

Light Loft Studio was the perfect backdrop for this children’s session. Light Loft studio is the newest natural light studio in Layton, Utah. Located at 2672 UT-232 Suite #1 off of Hill field road near Northridge highscool. Working in this studio was a dream. It had great light even on a stormy day like we had for this session. There was a beautiful ivy hanging backdrop that the kids loved to play in. There was a seamless backdrop area and several colors to choose from. We chose the turquoise seamless to add a pop of color to the kids playing with their toys.

Light Loft has tons of cute boxes, chairs and props to help customize your session. Throughout the studio there are two large V-flats that are double sided. There is a beautiful brick wall, Grey wood panel, a rich dark blue wall and a flower wall. It is perfect for any kind of session. You will totally find what you are looking for what whatever session you may be booking. 

These two little twins are always a blast when we shoot. They just turned 3 and love to run and laugh. I loved the way their parents wanted to preserve these perfect little moments with them. It is so important for me to tell a story and help preserve memories for my clients. They let them grab their favorite toys and just sit for a good portion of our session and play. It was perfect! 

If you look super close you can see the game we were playing “Trap the toy.”  Little boys are the best but they dont love to sit and smile so you often have to get creative. We had a toy robot we had to put in “jail” and then sit on the “jail” or box to trap him so he couldn’t get out. Works every time.

Sometimes the session gets very long for a 3 year old and they just need a little rest. It’s his face sweet?

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