Utah Styled Bridals | Why florals matter

Same dress, same model, different florals, different look.  I wanted to blog about something I think is important for every bride to consider when planning her wedding:  her florals!  I was married in the days before pinterest so I didn't give this much thought; but I wish I did.  When I got married I spent A LOT on my dress.  I foolishly thought it was the only important detail and I decided to get flowers from the local grocery store, slap a ribbon around it, and call it good!  Now with pinterest around it's something I see less of- but it's something I still see today.  As a photographer I have come to realize how important florals are!  They really add a lot to your images; and tie your wedding day together in a beautiful way.  From the tables to the cake and the bride's bouquet, I believe investing in flowers will make all the difference in your overall outcome; and in your pictures that you will forever look back on.

These images illustrate how two different arrangements can change your look- showing you just how much your bouquet brings to the picture!  What an impact each bouquet makes, right?  I just love the creative bouquets we see these days!  The green bouquet was created by Courtney at FoxGlove Flowers and the floral bouquet was created by Mel Haupt Floral.  Thank you to both ladies for their contributions to my collaboration with Avenia Bridal who supplied the gorgeous dress!  All of these images were shot on film.

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I love trying out different double exposures :)

I love trying out different double exposures :)

Ally + Schaeffer Thanksgiving Point Bridals | Utah Fine Art Film Photographer

I absolutely adored working with these two for their engagements, bridals, and wedding day.  I'm excited to share images from their wedding day soon!  They were so open to all my ideas and just went with the flow!  Ally told me that choosing the perfect wedding photographer was one of the most important parts of her wedding planning.  I'm so glad she found my work (especially since I'm new to Utah and still trying to grow out here)!  I'm especially glad that throughout the process she had nothing but kind words for me and loved the outcome.  Seriously one of the sweetest couples and I'm so happy to have been able to work with them!

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Little Sahara Styled Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographer

Ever since I moved to Utah and found out about the Sand Dunes I wanted to do a shoot here.  I set it up back in March and was able to execute it with help from some amazing ladies.  The cream flower print dress was made by the talented Natalie Wynn Designs.  I also enlisted the help of another designer in case my dresses didn't work (which actually my original dress DIDN'T fit so I was grateful these ladies helped out last minute!!) so there's another dress featured here, the white one, which was made by the talented Janay Marie Designs.  Makeup was done by the awesome Whit at Eyre Blush and florals were done by the amazing McKinzie at Leafy Greens Floral!  I would work with all of them again- and hire them if I was planning a wedding or event!  Seriously, these ladies are the sweetest and are so, so talented.  I especially appreciated McKinzie for coming up with all of the amazing arrangements.  I had just asked her to do a bouquet and she went ALL OUT!  Thank you to everyone who helped me bring my vision to life.  I learned a lot, too, in this collaboration so I'm really happy overall.