musings & recent work

Wadley Farms and Provo City Center Temple Wedding | Blacktie Session


I haven’t had any sessions the last few weeks. So I’ve jumped at the opportunity to take some time off work. And since it’s rained almost the entire last month, or so it seems, I’ve been grateful for that decision. Having to reschedule shoots is the worst. Instead, I’ve spent my time writing a book. But it’s not the book I always thought I would write. It’s a doll book. I will tell you all about it in the future once I’m finished with the project, but if you’re familiar with American Girl Dolls, what I’ve been working on is turning my maternal grandmother into a doll. I’ve been searching through any historical information I can find about her to compile the stories which are of course accompanied by different outfits just like the historical dolls AG has. So stay tuned to hear and see more about that. It’s made family history really come alive to me and I’m hoping will do for my kids.

Anyway, today what I want to share with you is Summer and Sam’s blacktie session. They were married two weeks ago and from what I saw on Marco Polo (remember my brother is married to summer’s sister so they were at the wedding), had an epic grand exit via a helicopter! I have to admit seeing that made me super sad I didn’t get to document their wedding day for them because it looked like a fun story to have told, BUT the time I did get to spend with them was oh so lovely.

We started their blacktie session at Wadley Farms in Lindon which is a favorite wedding venue of mine. And then we headed to the Provo City Center Temple for the second half of their shoot which is where these two tied the knot. Below are the actual spreads from their wedding album. They had a ton of images to choose from, so I always love to see which ones really stood out to them. I especially appreciated that they dedicated an entire spread to a fun little moment we had at the temple when Sam tried to lick Summer. It’s moments like that which really let your personality shine so don’t be afraid to be yourself in front of the camera. Your kids will thank you for it one day. And maybe even your granddaughter when she decides to turn you into a doll…haha.

Going through my grandma’s pictures has been so fun. I was able to get a hold of her original wedding photographs and found out they were taken by Don Blair. He’s a pretty famous Utah photographer from back in the day who I’ve met in person at an IPPA event. They’re perfectly posed and lit and best of all PRINTED AND PRESERVED. That’s what matters most after the session is done. I’m so glad Summer and Sam decided to upgrade their session book to a higher quality wedding album. Best choice they could’ve made. Now these images truly can be family heirlooms.


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