Elopement near Telluride, Colorado, at the gorgeous Dunton Hot Springs!

Wow wow wow! This was such an incredible photo gig.. Bridget & Nick are from NYC but decided to elope to Colorado near Telluride at the unbelievably cool Dunton Hot Springs ( http://duntonhotsprings.com/ ). Dunton is an old ghost/mining town from the 1800's that has been completely rebuilt into a super high-end luxury destination. In Colorado you can marry yourselves (no officiant needed), so it was just us 3 for a really incredible afternoon ceremony and fantastic photos. It was hard choosing photos for this.. there's so many other great ones too! Haha. Enjoy :)  

Blog loving from Style Me Pretty!

Got some awesome blog loving from Style Me Pretty! Shot a *gorgeous* wedding this last October at Lake Tahoe for the equally gorgeous & awesome Chloe Legras ( who runs the rad blog http://boxwoodavenue.com) Check it out:  http://www.stylemepretty.com/2016/02/03/blogger-bride-boxwood-avenues-glamorous-lake-tahoe-wedding

 


Copper Common-Bar Opening SLC, Utah

Shot photos for my awesome friend Ryan Lowder's excellent bar, Copper Common. Love this place! www.coppercommon.com

Anna+Doug Wedding Preview!

Last week I shot the gorgeous wedding of the gorgeous (and awesome) couple Anna & Doug! We started at the Grand America, then did some great photos at the state capitol, then headed to their wedding ceremony at La Caille. The weather was forecast for rain, but we totally lucked out! What a blast of a day. Such a nice couple. Thanks for having me shoot your wedding! 

Before & after shots of the landscaping project at 1011 South 400 East SLC UT 84111 (my house!)

My current house at 1011 South 400 East was in desperate need for a landscaping makeover so I ended up hiring landscape architect Mark Morris with Voda Planning ( http://vodaplan.com ) to come up with a new plan for my front and back yard! Eric Fielden was the landscape contractor.. his firm is Pristine Landscaping out of Kaysville. I loved Mark's drawings and Eric & crew did an incredible (and fast!) job. Thought it'd be fun to share some of the process plus before & after shots! 

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!