Jared and Kat | Bridal Shoot | Puerto Rico

Now that these beauties are finally married, wooooooo!!!!!,  here is the second half of the images of Jared and Kat!!! the bridals and my personal favorites…

If you haven’t already, go read the previous post that explains all about this beautiful couple and the little journey we took to Puerto Rico!!!

These photos just have my heart. I can feel them.. The wind, the heat and humidity, the mist from the ocean the sounds of the rain forrest all of it…. I hope that you can too.

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Sadie Jane Family Session | Salt Lake City | Whitney

Hello everyone!  Long time no posts… from me…. whoops!  For some reason putting together blog posts is a real struggle for me.  I’m a person who hates doing anything I HAVE to do, but DON’T have to do.  You know what I mean?  I would say it’s a big character flaw for me.  I’m also a know it all, but that’s another story for another time.  It feels good to be back on the blog and I have a bunch of other posts I am putting together at the moment before the crazy season begins again.  So watch out for me!

 

I don’t know if many of you have heard of Simply Sadie Jane, but she is an incredible fitness blogger!  I met Sadie at an Albion Fit fashion show, but it was very brief.  When I really got to know Sadie was during a sweat session at the Albion Fit Soulstice Retreat.  We were paired together in a little HIIT workout so she got to see me fall to my knees during pushups and watch my bad form on my squats thanks to my awkwardly long legs and high center of gravity.  Luckily I was in pretty good shape at that time so I could kind of keep up with someone as amazing as her!  Sadie is everything that you want in a person and blogger…. incredibly down to earth and sarcastic, genuinely nice, realistic, beautiful, and a hot bod that she works HARD for (she lost 80 pounds years ago and has kept it off).

 

Sadie was nice enough to let me come up with the concept of her shoot.  At the moment I was feeling very inspired by the vibrant colors that Kodak Portra 800 gives off.  So I based the shoot around that.  I had her and her family wear jewel tones and told her to put her husband in tweed.  She hired a stylist and the rest is history.  We had a great time taking these photos…. other than the INSANE amount of wind that made the kids hate life… but other than that…. pretty good ha!  As you can see Sadie is no stranger to the camera and it loves her!  Throughout this shoot I have both color and black and white film.

 

Enjoy!

– Whitney

 

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Jazzmin and Dan Engagements | Utah Engagement Photographer

Pocahontas and John Smith’s engagements everybody!

Man this couple was easy to shoot. I mean good grief. I hardly had to pose them they were super natural it was awesome. And so connected and in love. Usually my engagement shoots take 2 hours but this one was done in just a minute over an hour and I kept thinking, wow geez am I missing something did we really get all these amazing shots in that little time???

Jazzmin is just STUNNING. One of the most naturally prettiest girls I’ve ever seen. She had about zero makeup on and looked straight from a makeup ad.

I Loved the vibe of this shoot. Shoes off running in the woods. exploring the lake and through the trees.. This spot is one of my most favorites in the world. And its just in Utah! It is so beautiful there it feels magical. I always think it feels like a scene from Lord of the Rings. Its just so quiet..

 

 

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Emmy and Trent Couple Shoot | Utah Desert

Emmy and Trent. Oh bless we had a good time shooting these. When a couple gives me full reign on a shoot and is just down to let me be creative it turns out amazing EVERY SINGLE TIME. Emmy is a fellow photographer and friend. Our styles are kind of similar so of course everyone assumes we HATE each other haha. That is not true just to clear that up!

We drove over an hour to find these amazing locations. Utah is full of hidden gems. You just have to explore to find them. Any desert type location is my fave to shoot it..

Emmys hair and makeup was done by the one and only Vivian of course! She looked STUNNING. So easy to shoot her. http://www.vivianmakeupartist.com/

After the shoot we may have stopped at Taco Bell and stuffed our faces. Cuz who doesnt go to Taco Bell after a shoot?

So enjoy these pretty pics xoxo

 

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Amanda and Jess City Engagements | Salt Lake City, Utah | Jessica Janae

Ok is it just me or does this beautiful girl look like Amber Fillerup’s little sister?! When I walked in my studio door and first saw her I Completely thought it was Amber!

ANYWAYS. I’m so behind on blogging good grief I’m sorry. I have so many cool shoots to share soon..

So this couple is perfect. It’s fine. They just rock all around. They were down with whatever vision I was feeling. We explored the city and climbed out buildings and just had a bomb time. I even climbed out an insanely tall building window onto a rickety fire escape while it was pouring rain….. don’t tell my family…. haha. I LOVE this couple!!!!
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Makenna and Aaron Valentines Shoot | Salt Lake City, UT

When Makenna asked me to do a Valentines shoot of her and her husband, there was absolutely no way that I could say no!  Obviously Makenna is over-the-top gorgeous and Aaron is quite dapper, but they are also incredibly hilarious and seriously fun!  I have recently got to know Makenna and pretty much can’t stop laughing every time I am with her!

We wanted the perfect feeling for this shoot, so Makenna wrote a love letter to Aaron to start things off right.  Once he read the letter and we had an incredible feeling of love in the air, we went from there.  I took a lot of my inspiration from Elizabeth Messina, who is the most incredibly talented wedding and love photographer, so I decided that I needed to shoot with film too.  This shoot was actually photographed with three different cameras and that is why a lot of the images have different looks to them.  I used my Hasselblad 500c to shoot some grainy and moody black and whites, Jessica’s Contax 645 for some color (my first time shooting with one FYI), and of course my Mark iii just in case I messed something up.  Getting film back from the lab is literally like Christmas.  I actually squealed when I got the email!

If there are some photographers out there that are looking at this, have never shot film, and are curious as to the benefits, let me do a little explaining as to the magic in the grain.  Not only does film create a beautiful and timeless look to a photograph, but it also creates a mindset within the photographer as they execute the photo.  Often times when shooting digital we get lazy.  We find ourselves over shooting to make sure we get “the shot”, but shooting film is a means to slow down and THINK.  When using film you quite literally have to wait for the moment.  There is no making sure you get it.  There is only getting it.  You have to stop, watch, wait…wait… wait… and when the time is right, CLICK.  Once the click is through, you forever have a tangible piece of history, a one-time moment captured on a little film negative.  Forever and ever.

So here they are, Makenna and Aaron. You will either love these photos and want to fall in love shortly after viewing them, or crawl into bed with Ben and Jerry.  Let’s hope it’s the first option.

XOXO

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Caitlyn and Lyle Anniversary Shoot| Albion Basin| Jessica Janae

This shoot was one of the only 2 anniversary shoots I’ve ever done where the couple fully dresses up in bridal gear! And I LOVE it. They’re more comfortable with each other, they dont care if they get dirty, they’re just down for anything and its awesome!

The light was literally magic throughout this whole shoot. While I was shooting I knew it was good light but it wasn’t till i got home and looked through the pics that I realized just how gorgeous it was! Im obsessed with it a tinch.

We had a good time exploring the mountain. And maybe eating some of the cute gold cake…

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Paige and Sean fall engagements- Big Cottonwood Canyon| Salt Lake City, Utah

I freaking loved shooting these guys engagements!!! Sean and I went to junior high and high school together, we were good friends in junior high and hung out with all the same people so it was fun to reminisce  about the good old days when we were babies 🙂

It had rained all morning the day of the shoot, but we didn’t have any other day to move the shoot to so we went for it. Luckily it stopped raining completely  right before which left the mountain looking AMAZING. all the colors were enhanced. I love it when this happens. makes the pics look magical. ..

 

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Jared and Makenna Couple Shoot | downtown SLC| Jessica Janae

This was a fun stylized shoot I had been wanting to do for a while. Yes Makenna is engaged to Aaron her awesome fiance, Jared and Makenna are just my two super good friends who said yes to modeling for me 🙂 just so there is no confusion haha !

We shot these wayyyy back  in the winter I think? jeez I dont know. I cant keep up with all the fun shoots I do cuz I never get free time to edit them!

Anyways, I love the old time feel to these.. running around the city in their fancy get ups. It was a chilly day but sunny. We explored Trolly Square which is like pretty much abandoned now so it was perfect!

Vivian did the hair and makeup 🙂 http://www.vivianmakeupartist.com/

 

I think this first shot of Jared is one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. It wasn’t planned.

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Megan and Greg engagements! | Park City, Utah photographer | Amanda

This beautiful couple is now married! Megan and Greg are probably some of my favorite people. From the moment I met them up in Park City I knew I was going to love this shoot. Little did I know I would love this shoot AND them. If we photographers play our cards right, we usually end up getting comments from couples at the end of shoots about how lucky they were to end up with such cool photographer. I ended up being the lucky one on this shoot, however. I had had a spray tan go horribly wrong  an hour before I met them to shoot and I looked like an Oompa Loompa in the flesh. So like I said, it’s a good thing they were so cool. I don’t know many other people that would’ve handled being bossed around main Street in Park city by a 6 foot tall orange woman while everyone watched, better than these two. We had SO much fun. From crazy mountain hikes to dancing in streets- even meeting random local strangers that stopped to talk to them for 10 minutes about how beautiful they were. So, in honor of these cute kids getting married I present to you the cutest engagements ever. Enjoy!
-Amanda

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