megan and brandt!

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Earlier this month I had the amazing privilege of photographing Megan and Brandt’s wedding day! It started, for me, witnessing them coming out of the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the first time as husband and wife! There is always such a wonderful spirit on the Temple grounds and their day was no exception! It was a tad chilly, but the sun was shining in full-force, and it really was nicer than I ever imagined a day in January to be!  After we did portraits around the temple with family, friends, and the two of them of course, the evening continued at the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills, where the couple and their close friends and families enjoyed an incredible dinner and super fun dancing into the night!

I sometimes joke with my sister about how she can possibly manage to photograph weddings full-time because it can be so stressful! (She usually just laughs and I remember that she and Graham are cool as cucumbers and completely love being wedding photographers!) But at Megan and Brandt’s reception, I was reminded how blessed I am to be able to what I do what I do, and how much I love it, too! I have known Megan’s family for years now, but Brandt I hadn’t met until their wedding day. He was so nice and it was so evident from the beginning how incredible he and Megan are together. However, even though I may have just met Brandt and hadn’t seen Megan for a few years, I found myself laughing and crying during the toasts…when the people who know them the best express their love and well-wishes for them.  It was one of the most touching receptions I have experienced and it brought a smile to my face to be able to witness the love and support they share from so many loved ones.

Megan and Brandt, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document your day. I wish you both every joy now and forever! Xoxo!

kristi and john!

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I had such a wonderful time photographing Kristi and John! The weather was amazing and I loved the location they chose! I am so excited for their upcoming wedding in 2015! Thanks so much you two!!!

jones mini session!

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These guys were such a blast! Loved every minute of photographing them! Thanks so much for braving the cold with me, Jones fam! So glad this worked out while everyone was home for Christmas. : )

brown family mini session!

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Wow, I’ve been behind blogging! Christmas will do that to a person : ) I LOVE it when the Brown’s contact me about pictures. They are so much fun to photograph and I have loved watching their sweet family grow over the years. Not to mention, they always manage to send out the most beautiful Christmas cards ever!

Thank you Browns. Yall are amazing. And a happy 1 year to Phillip…the happiest baby I’ve ever met!

sanford family!

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I was so honored to get to photograph the amazing Sanford family after they were sealed in the Temple to their youngest son, Luke. In our faith we believe that families can be together forever, and I was so honored to be able to photograph our friends on such a perfectly wonderful occasion.

We love you guys! Luke is the luckiest of boys to be a part of your forever family. Xoxo!!!

swank family!

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Loved every second of photographing this beautiful family! The Swanks were so much fun (little Emma is a DOLL!) and it was also especially exciting because they have a little announcement to make…

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Thanks so much, you guys! Congratulations on your cute, growing family!

tracey mini session!

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In our very first neighborhood we had the most amazing neighbors. (Love and miss you, Elliotts!) When we moved we were afraid that we were due for…not nice neighbors, since we had been so abundantly blessed the first time. To our surprise, we were wrong. We hit the jackpot again! The Traceys are such an awesome family and I was honored when Sue booked a mini session with me. And to add to the sentimentality, we shot these in our neighborhood!

Thank you so much, Traceys! We feel so blessed to live across the street from you!

pillar family preview!

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I recently had the privilege of photographing the Pillars for a mini session! Even though it was FREEZING  (ok, only nearly freezing… it was in the 40’s!) these guys were SO much fun! Their oldest daughter, Mikayla, has just returned home from serving as a missionary for 18 months in Los Angeles, California. I know the Pillars are so proud of her for selflessly serving the Lord, but I know they are also so happy to have her back! : ) I loved every minute of our session and am always so inspired by such kind, loving families. Thank you, Pillars!

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tuttle family session!

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I seriously love the Tuttle family! They have given me the privilege of photographing them for quite a while now! But more importantly, we have been friends for years, and I sure am thankful for their friendship, the laughs, and the good food too : ) Y’all are amazing. Even though the bright sun challenged me a little technically speaking, I loved this location just a few minutes from their home. A gorgeous spot for an even more gorgeous family.

Love you guys!!!

beavers mini session preview!

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It was OH so cold for this family’s mini session, but their darling little girls were SO good! Miss Avery and Addy were so sweet and cute and I loved photographing this family! I haven’t gone through all of them yet, but wanted to post a little preview at the onset of this week.

Thank you Beavers family! I loved working with you guys!