This shoot was featured on stgeorgeweddings.com this last week!
With it getting colder and lets be honest, kind of miserable, I needed a pick me up to remind me how much I love the warmer weather. I’m kind of the worlds orneriest scrooge when the temperature drops below freezing and that awful white stuff starts to fall.
Here’s to warmer weather in a couple months! Cheers!
Model: Amanda Runge
Cake: Cakes by Amanda Kate
Accessories: Recycled Consign & Design
Location: Thunderbird Gardens | Cedar City, Utah
I think the beauty of the mountains is what I miss most about Utah. As much as I love my Oklahoma prairie’s, nothing quite compares to the breathtaking views on top of the Uintah mountians. Put a gorgeous bride and her sweet groom up there with all that lovely scenery, and my friends, that is what I call a match made in Rocky Mountain Heaven. Enjoy!
This wedding is so special to my heart. First and foremost, the bride, Alyssa is a sweet college friend of mine, and I was so thrilled she chose me to photograph her and Micheal’s wedding. Second, I think Alyssa did such an amazing job creating an event that was so uniquely her own. I hope more LDS brides currently planning their weddings take a page from her wedding book! Instead of inviting every single person they’ve met since the moment they began to crawl up until college graduation, Alyssa and Micheal made the sincere decision to include only those who truly mattered most to them in their lives. They were married in the gorgeous Manti Temple and had an intimately sweet ceremony with close friends and family in attendance. Afterwards, the celebration took place at the bride’s family home in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Lots of singing, and special performances by the bride herself and other family members, some two stepping dance moves, and great company kept the party going all night. It was something so incredible to be a part of!
The advice I have to brides looking to make their day extra special, is to carefully craft your guest list. Include the very most important people in your life, and celebrate with them! Don’t waste your evening standing in line, holding your bouquet and not experiencing the greatest event of your life! Throw a fun party, eat amazing food, and do things that have significant meaning to you, your new husband, and the new families you’ve both inherited. Go ahead and make it over the top because you can! Don’t be limited by a gigantic guest list… Remember, the fewer guests you have at your reception, the more detailed you can be; also keep in mind that you won’t be pouring money down the drain on those details going unnoticed, because if you’ve invited the people that mean the most to you, the thought fullness you’ve curated on your event will matter so much to everyone you celebrate with.
Ok… I’m done. Thanks for letting me spill my thoughts on this subject!
This past weekend I assisted the uber talented Brett Birdsong at a wedding he was capturing at Vive La Ranch in Tulsa, Ok. I love second shooting for other talented photographers, I think it’s important to branch out and connect with other creatives in the industry. It’s a bonus that Brett also doubles as a stand up comedian! I’m lucky to be shooting with him again this weekend at Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, Ok!
If you haven’t discovered Brett or his work, change your ways immediately and go look at his photos.