Sometimes a blog post has a few images. And sometimes a blog post has 50 images. Today there's too much to share to hold back...
This beautiful bride was one of my family's favorite babysitters. She was fun and kind and my kids and I thought she was great. (We still do! But she doesn't babysit for us anymore.) I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding.
We did bride and groom portraits before the wedding, which I think is such a good idea if it works for your schedule, and of course we had to do a "first look" before we started.
I like doing these portraits in advance so there's plenty of time for serious stuff and also plenty of time for humor.
Also because I want to catch the sunset if I can.
I am a big fan of this groom, even if he did not want very many pictures of himself.
LDS weddings are solemnized inside the temple in a very simple (and beautiful) ceremony without photography. So coming out of the front door as a married couple is the big celebratory moment. There is always a crowd waiting.
There were a lot of family pictures,
I especially loved this one with the bride and groom and their parents together,
and just one straight shot of the wedding party. After that it was all fun and games.
A few more of the beautiful bride just after being married,
and I will leave you with these shots that took a surprisingly long time to set up and hopefully were totally worth it to the wedding party.
Congratulations and best wishes to you both!