Laura and Bryce had the loveliest of summer weddings! Garden Park Ward holds a special place in my heart, and I loved Laura's dark cream, fitted lace, dress. She looked amazing, and together Laura and Bryce were so wonderfully happy. Carolyn May, of May Flowers, did such a beautiful job on the flowers. The bouquets are so happy and festive. Some of my favorite details were the snow cones, homemade cake, by Laura herself, and the decorations, which Laura's sweet family designed and put together. But even better than pretty decorations and an amazing cake, are two people in love. Just warms my heart, I tell you! Congratulations Laura and Bryce!
My heart explodes a little when I see these images. I love them so much. Life should be filled with adventure and love. I was reading, somewhere, that happiness comes from trying new things. Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations, where the outcome isn't a guarantee. The adventure is the spice, the challenge that broadens your horizon. That's how I feel about these. So many adventures here, with beautiful, wild souls. That wraps up our Mountain Elopement! See the other installments here and here. Thank you Kate Lovell, Valen Hunter, Kali Chris and Rachel and Blake. Muah! Muah! Muah! I think I owe Rachel and Blake a lifetime of hot chocolate. For reals.
Part one, of a lovely mountain elopement; starring Rachel and Blake, and Doug, the dog. A huge thank you to Valen Hunter from Flower Afternoon for the florals, Kate Lovell as the amazing stylist, and Kali Chris for hair and make-up. And of course, Rachel and Blake, and Doug! I love this sweet and simple story.
The inspiration for this shoot was born in the middle of last winter, when it was cold and grey, and I was yearning for sun and color. It was executed on a hot day last June, surrounded by forest fires, with ash falling on our heads. From start to finish, this was a project of love and I can honestly say this body of work, is some of my proudest. I wanted to challenge myself, and in the process had the amazing blessing of working with some of the most beautiful and talented women around. I can't say enough thank you's to Sarah Winward, Jayne Swallow, Melissa Blackburn and April Benincosa for their talent, friendship, and incredible collaboration! A huge thank you to Mari and Blake for being our beautiful models and to my husband, Scott, for making 6 dozen bundt cakes, being the heavy lifter, U-haul driver, and all-around, wonderful supporter that he is. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And I'm so excited to share that this shoot is featured in the current edition of Utah Bride and Groom! Thank you Val for the beautiful feature! There are so many wonderful articles and beautiful weddings in this issue! I'm honored to be a part of such an amazing magazine and collection of work.
This September I had the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing Sarah Winward, of Honey of a Thousand Flowers on an Autumn Inspiration shoot, for Once Wed. Sarah is such a gifted artist, and I'm constantly inspired by the beautiful design and aesthetic of Once Wed, so it was a dream come true. You can check out the posts, here, here, and here! I'm so very excited! I loved working with Sarah. She is always calm and graceful, it helps smooth my sometimes frazzled mind. We were just two pregnant ladies, doing our thing. And now Sarah has her own beautiful girl here, and Jack is coming any day. So much happiness coming my way.
Over a year ago I shot at this beautiful Berry Farm in Payson, Utah. I couldn't get Phelps Berry Farm off my mind, and a year later this Raspberry inspired shoot was born. I'm going to post the full shoot later this week, but I wanted to give a quick glimpse and say thank you to all the wonderful, beautiful, talented women who collaborated on this project. And Style Me Pretty for featuring it today! Pretty please with a raspberry on top, head on over and send some love our way. This was my secret baby project for over a year, and I couldn't be prouder or more grateful for all the friendships, talent, and beauty that came together on shoot.
Thank you to the wonderful team at Style Me Pretty for featuring this today! We are so honored!
Florals: Sarah Winward, Honey of a Thousand Flowers Paper Products: Jayne Swallow, October Ink Custom Dress: Melissa Blackburn Hair and Make-up: April Benincosa Models: Mari and Blake Tengberg Location: Phelps Berry Farm
So, back in 2011 I was published in this kinda amazing magazine. Oh, it was just this little thing called, PDN's Top Knots. Ya know, no big deal :) And then I got super busy with wedding season, and never got around to sharing my happy news. But here I am, finally getting to it. I was in such beautiful company, and was so honored and excited to see Alex and Blake's lovely kiss amongst all the inspiring images. There is something about seeing your work in print, in an actual magazine, that gets my heart all a flutter. So, better late than never, I present PDN Top Knots, 2011! Cool, right?
There it is! There it is!
The online version, and the actual version.