Magnolia Rouge Feature | Summer Solstice Editorial

Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river
How do we fall in love
Harder than a bullet could hit ya?
How do we fall apart
Faster than a hair pin trigger?
Don’t you say, don’t you say it
Don’t say, don’t you say it
One breath, it’ll just break it
So shut your mouth and run me like a river
— Bre Briggs

I’m so grateful and excited to share some work I created with Amber Reverie this last summer. It was hard to put into words what this experience meant to me, but since I needed to for Magnolia Rouge! I tried. It might be truest to say, Amber was a soul sister, when I needed a soul sister, and her work has inspired me to find the hidden places in me, that needed an outlet. And if nothing shouts, 3 girls doing a photoshoot, maybe playing Amelie on our phones and watching the sun set, while the salty waves of the great salt lake washed over the bouquet, does.

Lindsey Stewart Photography with Amber Reverie featured on Magnolia Rouge.

Amber and I connect on a similar storytelling path. I’ve been drawn to her thoughtful presence and stillness. She creates from the soul, and we knew we wanted to tell a story through movement, light, and the beautifully frayed blouse. It seemed fitting that we pulled the shoot together more from feelings then details. Our muse was SOPHIE KYNASTON, who perfectly stepped into the story and space we created with her, adding her own soulful presence. One of the greatest gifts in working in this industry is connecting and creating with women who lift and support each other, leaning on each other’s strengths. We were striving to create something that touched us, and when the sun hid behind the clouds early, robbing us of the golden sunlit the Great Salt Lake is known for, the shoot became extra magical. With rapidly fading light Sophie stepped into the water, reaching for the fading light. We set the flowers undulating as the waves washed over them. Then played the soundtrack from Amelie. Because who doesn’t?"

Jayne & Aaron | Guardsmen Pass Bridals

Jayne was a bridesmaid at a wedding I shot a few years ago (Hi Natalie!) and even then, I secretly hoped she would hire me for her wedding one day. I fell in love with her joyous spirit and bright outlook on life. She was kind and beautiful and sunny.

Fast forward a few years, and we were shooting her with her love, on the top of a mountain! I'm so grateful to step into the stories of couples, share their love and light, and capture these moments for them. 

Utah is pretty epic, and photographing bridals at the top of Guardsmen Pass is always so beautiful. Jayne's gorgeous dress was from The Perfect Dress and Ella Rose Floral designed her beautiful bouquet. Utah donated the gorgeous views and sunset (Thank you Guardsmen Pass for the most beautiful bridal location,) and Jayne and Aaron brought the love.