Utah Bridal Photography- Erica- Cactus and Tropicals


Utah Bridal Photography is a dying art. Unlike many states where brides and grooms wait to see each other till the alter many couples in Utah choose to have a formal session or a groomal session before the wedding day. This type of session is where the bride and groom come in their gown and tux and we go to a fantastic location and shoot to put a little less stress on the big day. Utah Bridal Photography is still alive but happens much less frequently than in other states. So when I have the opportunity to shoot just a beautiful bride I leap at the chance.

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Erica and I go way back and have been friends since college. Erica and her husband to be decided on a simple ceremony with no reception. When Erica told me she was having an more intimate wedding I literally begged her to model for me and let me stylize a beautiful bridal session for her.  I could not be happier with how these turned out. Her make up was done by the fantastic Kait Parkinson. Erica Did her own hair and Kait helped her with the styling. This fantastic gown is from Stevie Hender and when I first saw it I fell in love. I love that it could be a modest gown with a simple top under or a elegant lace gown with sheer panels on the top and waist. 

I contacted Fox florals to create a beautiful timeless piece for this shoot. When I say timeless I mean timeless. These florals are 100% not real flowers, I love how this artist creates such amazing works of art with an unconventional medium.

The day of the shoot was touch and go on the weather front. It was pouring all day so I moved our location from potato hill to Cactus and Tropical’s in Draper Utah. I love this store. It has such a diverse type of plants and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Did I also mention it is a dream to shoot in? It is fantastic. Right when we showed up at Cactus and Tropical’s the sun came out of the clouds and I was so energized. After shooting for about an hour we popped over to Potato hill. The wind came in and the clouds rolled back in and we had the most incredible sky. I literally wanted to cry. My fiend is one of the most beautiful people in the world. This image has to be one of my favorite works of art ever.
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Ring: Brilliant Earth

Gown: Shop Stevie

Jewlery: J Crew

Makeup: Kait Parkinson

Flowers: Fox Floral

Location: Cactus and Tropical’s Draper/ Potato Hill

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