Published in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine!

Shot an *incredible* wedding last fall in Newport, Rhode Island! It was just published in this month's (May) Real Weddings Special Issue. More to come! I'll be doing a full blog post on this soon. 

President Obama's visit to Utah

Had an incredible opportunity to photograph President Obama during his visit here in Utah! SLC mayor Ralph Becker's chief of staff contacted me about photographing Obama and I jumped at the chance! The event was three-fold.. cover Air Force One's arrival at Hill Air Force Base and (try to.. it was incredibly low light) photograph Obama after coming down the stairs and shaking hands with our local and state leaders. The 2nd event was the next morning when the President held a roundtable meeting on solar & renewable energy projects. The meeting wasn't open to all media.. just a couple local outlets and then the traveling White House press corp (AP, CNN, FOX, NYTimes, Reuters, Bloomberg News etc). I was allowed to be with that group who photographed the roundtable (in a VERY quick moment.. we only had 90 seconds). Fast was the only word to describe it. I was trying to get any/all photos I could in that short period.. I was even walking backwards taking photos after the Secret Service said we had to leave. (The last shot in that sequence was a Secret Service agent literally just standing in front of my camera after he told me twice to leave! We had a chuckle about it after). The 3rd portion was covering the President's speech about solar projects & putting recent veterans to work in the sustainable energy field. Everything went super fast.. except the hours of waiting around & thorough security checks. Incredible experience overall! 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/2/obama-makes-first-visit-utah-president-its-about-t/

Wedding favorites 2014!!

I always love to put together an album of my favorite wedding photos from the past year.. it's a little delayed but here's my 2014 season! I'm terrible.. I really couldn't decide very well. All my photos are my kids.. hard to pick favorites! Here's some random slices though.. wedding clients, family members.. some scenery and details. 2014 was just an absolutely mind-blowing year.. Incredible weddings in Northern California (Lake Tahoe and near Yosemite National Park), Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, North Carolina, 2 weddings in France(!), Newport, Rhode Island, Arizona, and lots & lots of awesome weddings here in Utah. What a year! Thanks all for your love and support. Enjoy!

Jaime+Scott crazy winter wedding in Tahoe!

Wow! This was literally THE most *epic* wedding ceremony I've ever shot! What a blast. Jaime & Scott held their wedding at Lake Tahoe's Northstar Ski Resort at the gorgeous Zephyr Lodge.  It was supposed to be sunny, but instead it was just nuking snow (skier term for snowing like crazy!). And as die-hard skiers, Jaime & Scott wanted their ceremony outside regardless! So cool. The reception was just as beautiful and eventually turned into one *rocking* party (including a mean karaoke session with the bride & groom doing Piano Man ). Also one word: shotski. This is a wedding no one will ever forget! Enjoy :)

Utah Bride Blog shoot preview

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Did a gorgeous(!) studio shoot with Utah Bride Blog ( http://www.utahbrideblog.com ) for their new magazine that will be released this January! Super exciting. Here's a sneak peek.

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Spent 5 days down in the Southern Utah desert recently (Moab area & Needles district of Canyonlands). A few cool nighttime shots from the several nights of full (& nearly full) moons

Lisa+Ruairi- Bordeaux, France

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Wow! What to say? Shooting a wedding in France has been a dream of mine for a long while now. It finally came true! And in spectacular fashion. Lisa & Rauiri had a destination wedding in Bordeaux France this last August at an absolutely incredible chateau & winery: Chateau Carignan. WOW. This place was truly amazing. I couldn't believe my eyes when we pulled up! What a location for a wedding & weekend with friends. Lisa & Rauiri are from Salt Lake City, as were most of their friends & family. Though many other people were from all over the UK & Europe. Totally fun crew! We were adopted by the Scottish clan almost immediately! Haha. The wedding weekend was really fantastic, even though there were a couple bumps (um, weather?) along the way. But everyone rallied at the last minute & still made magic happen! I'm still pinching myself that I was really in France shooting a gorgeous wedding in the rolling vineyards outside of Bordeaux!

Chateau Carignan: ( http://www.chateau-carignan.fr/?ln=en )

Wedding Gown by Penelope: ( http://www.penelopesdresses.com/ )

Flowers: Fleurs de Mars ( https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.fleursdemars?fref=ts )

Catering by Dulou: ( http://www.dulou-traiteur.com/traiteur-bordeaux/accueil/ )

Planner: Jennie Crawford

Hair & Makeup: Alycia Groesbeck

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Shot an *incredible* wedding this weekend in Newport, RI! Stay tuned ;)