This was my first Provo City Center Temple Wedding and it was so fun to walk around the grounds and see how they transformed the old tabernacle into this amazing temple. It fits in so well with the rest of historic Center Street Provo. How lovely.
And Megan and Andrew are a dream couple. Meeting them has made my life so much happier.
Grooms Suit: Urban Sartorial
Cakes: The Chocolate
Florals: Carys Design Floral
Catering: Utah Celebrations Catering
Ceiling Drapes: Moonlight Holiday Lighting
I hope you always look back on these photos of your windy, beautiful, spring day and that those feelings of family, romance and complete love rush right back through you.
If only one session is in your budget the Bride and Groom session is the way to go.
And your kids and grandkids will cherish them.
I had THE BEST, MOST WONDERFUL, KIND, TALENTED photographers come out and I feel so blessed to have seen a few dear old friends as well as meet some new ones.
A big thank you to the following vendors who made this workshop possible:
And I must say, the cake was the most delicious I have EVER tasted. It was a salted caramel chocolate cake, so of course we devoured it.
If there is anything I can every do for you, please know that I am here for you.
We’ll go over how I light:
Let’s rewind back to 2011, which I like to call the year of stress and frustration.
I had been shooting weddings for many years and was to the point where I felt like my photos were great, at least when I had natural light to work with. I dreamt of those June backyard receptions where the wedding would be over before the sunset and I would have limitless natural light. But for some reason I did not book only June outdoor weddings. I would book weddings that were INSIDE (scared face emoji) or during the winter where it got dark at 5PM (crying emoji) and I would freak out. What if this indoor venue had RED WALLS, AH!!! How could I bounce my flash off of red walls and get nice skin tones? NO!! A ballroom with ceilings one hundred feet high, WHAT?! Even at full power my flash wouldn’t be strong enough and even if it was, my batteries would burn out very quickly from the high power of the flash (I WAS GOING THROUGH SO MANY DANG BATTERIES.) And what if it was under the stars and I couldn’t bounce? And what if it was supposed to look dark and moody but my ISO was so high it looked bright and orange instead? And what if….
It was killing me.
I was completely at the mercy of my surroundings.
Then one day, as I was shooting outdoors with my strobes, I had a lightbulb moment.
I wondered if it would work so I decided to test it out and to my surprise it looked good on my first try. I CRIED TEARS OF JOY.
Now honestly, dark receptions are my FAVORITE to shoot. No joke. I’m giddy every time I enter a new dark space and I love shooting indoor winter weddings.
MY DREAM IS TO TAKE ANY STRESS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT FLASH AND TRANSFORM THAT STRESS INTO JOY.
Gown, Veil and Headpiece: @GatewayBridal
Ring and Earrings: @seneedhamjewlers
My jaw hit the floor when I saw her.
Thank you Portia and Dan for the loveliest day and memories Mike and I will cherish forever.
Music: Songbird Sounds
Big shout out to Legacy Events Kauai for being such a dream to work with and helping the day look amazing and flow perfectly.