K this little dude is likely the cutest little dude on the block… Second only to my boys. I mean I have to say that right? This session was a blast. I loved the bright sunny light, this dudes smile and the fact that you can feel how loved he is.
Meet big brother, He is a total ladies man… j/k lol He has a tender and kind heart and is so fun to be around.
So yeah, this happened. This cat just showed up on set and wanted to join he family. At one point it climbed the tree right above my head. I was sure it was going to jump right on my head. To get the kids attention and make them laugh I told the kids that the cat was in fact, going to jump on my head.. they were terrified. It backfired.
Utah Wedding Photography happens year round, in rain, snow and wind. The weather may not always cooperate but I get to shoot in some of the most spectacular places with the best views. This wedding we were praying for the wind to stop being so bitter cold and for the forecasted snow storm to hold of a few hours. Lucky for us the snow held off and the wind blew out the inversion so we could see the spectacular mountains of the Wasatch front.
Teilor and Bryson met on Tinder. Bryson said he had is radius set on 30 or so miles and Teilor had hers set on about 5 miles. She lived in Sandy and he lived in Provo but she happened to be visiting a friend within about 5 miles of where Bryson lived. They both swiped right. They chatted for a few weeks and both thought the other one seemed too eager and therefore neither of them were looking forward to the first date.
Teilor joked that she recently had a series of crappy dates. She was going to delete all the dating apps after this date and take a break. Well wouldn’t you know they hit it off. Date two or three Bryson had a cold but Teilor was giving him all the signals that she wanted him to make the move and kiss her. He decided to take the risk of getting her sick too and go for it.. They said the rest was history. She was hooked after that first kiss.
These two were so cute as they practically ran out of the temple to greet friends and family. As I think about their story it reminds me how you meet the right person at the right time. Bryson joked that she had to have a series of bad dates to make him look good. I think ti was more than that. In life we dream of the person we think would be perfect for us.
In my youth, I wrote a letter to myself in church. I wrote that one day that the man I would marry would have a dimpled chin, light eyes and dark hair and freckles on his arms. I mean, maybe some people are not as specific as I was, maybe that is smart. With that said, we all have a series of criteria we want our match to have. I think that over time and experience we begin to look deeper. We find that more than physical attributes we want someone to challenge us. Someone who wants to try hard everyday to make our marriage great. We want someone that complements our weakness and builds us up.
I dont think it was a coincidence that Teilor found Bryson when she did. I know she found him at the perfect time, a time when they both narrowed down who they were and wanted to be with forever. They are a great match. Happy forevering Mr and Mrs Robbins!
Dress: Davids Bridal
Flowers: Micheals and Costco
Oh my heck, seriously could fall at Fernwood Recreational Park be anymore beautiful? I think not. The only thing better than the leaves is little Oli and his adorable smile. This was one of the last shoots before I went on maternity leave and this dude was such a great little happy boy. A few days later I had another shoot with a family and they had a little girl about Oli’s age. I am pretty sure they should get married and have the happiest smiliest babies ever.
Look at those lashes, I mean come on! How stinking cute! Anyways, back to this cute family. We met the Friz family a few years ago when Dan and my husband started working together. They are such a great family and have become such good friends. We were so happy when they told us they were expecting. I had the pleasure of photographing Oli for his newborn pictures. He was so calm and happy the whole time, such a good baby. I knew he was just like his parents.
Lets also not forget Libby, the other kid in the family. We went to dinner at The Friz’s home a few weeks back and my 6 year old fell in love with Libby. Though he kind of has a mind of his own and insisted on renaming her “Olympia.” He wont call her any other name. Along with her parents Libby is maybe he happiest dog ever. I mean look at her. .. smiles from ear to ear.
Matt and Shannon were married in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I was so excited to do their wedding photography. We were so worried about the weather that day. In true Utah fashion the forecast said rain and or snow for that weekend. Luckily there was no snow and it was just rain and only during the reception. If I am being honest I know they say rain on your wedding day brings good luck,(read more here) and I tend to agree since it poured on my wedding day and I am about to hit my 12th year of happily ever after.
One thing I think you need to know about these two is that they love to laugh. Not only that but their laughs are infectious. I found myself bent over, camera in hand, laughing with them so many times. These two just bring joy with them wherever they go.
I think my favorite thing about the reception is how very “them” it was. Matt and Shannon wanted it to be a party, and it was. They had planned outdoor games and a carnival theme for the outdoor space but had to move it all inside because of the weather. The food was decedent, they had several flavors of popcorn, cotton candy, games, fries and fry sauce, funnel cakes and churros.
Matt’s family are talented pianists. Matt sang Shannon their song and played for her. I dont think there was a dry eye in the house. It was sucha special moment and I am so thankful I was able to be a part of it.
Flowers: The rose shop at Le Jardin
Rings: Helzberg Diamonds
Dress: The Perfect Dress
Venue: The Cateau at Le Jardin
Cakes: Family Friend
Catering: Family Friend