Want to know a little secret? I have the coolest photography buddies in the biz. Heather Nan invited me to come on her bridal shoot, and second shoot with her. It is always a pleasure getting to shoot in the most beautiful hotel in all of Utah, and then move to a location with familial sentimental value to the bride. You wouldn’t know by looking at the photos that it was super chilly. We appreciate a brave bride to stand out in the cold to make some beautiful photos.
I love several things. I love being asked to come and shoot with great talented friends such as Heather Nan . I love when I can show the images. And I really love when a bride and groom can just let go that there are cameras in front of them, be themselves, and let their love flow. They move slowly into poses which makes it able to capture those magical in-between moments. And they just love on each other with out us prompting them to. That’s what I love. Because I love it so, there are a lot of photos to show for it. Oh and I love flowers, and sunshine, and blossoms, and pretty light. And I love her veil. It’s one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.
This day was one of those rare occasions where the wedding day just goes absolutely seemingly smooth. I am so glad that Jodie and Chad prepared time for photos before the ceremony, that way they could enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests and not be taking pictures during that time. Plus, it allowed for a first look which is my favorite! It is so fun to see the groom’s reaction to the bride, and even more fun for me to be able to capture it in photos. And Chad’s reaction was just so genuine, and so sweet. There are not enough nice things I can say about Jodie and Chad’s family. The room was honestly just overflowing with love and laughter. You wouldn’t be able to tell from the photos, but it was cold outside, and very windy. And I thought it was extra sweet that Jodie and Chad provided blankets, and a coffee and cocoa bar for their guests to keep warm. Jodie was such a trooper for being out there in her strapless dress, and it paid off because she looked amazing! I especially loved all the Irish tradition, and how fun for them to be married on St Patrick’s day! Thank you thank you Daily and Egli family for giving me the honor to capture this beautiful day for you! And thank you Erin for your help this day!
You can see their engagements here
And part one of their temple wedding here
I thought that it was extra sweet that Becca & Phil held a beautiful ring ceremony for his family who were not able to be there for their temple wedding. Becca’s brother in law and Grandma played a duet with the cello and piano as she walked down the aisle, and I swear it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard! Their joy exudes fromt their day as you can see in their photos. They tore the house down with their dancing, and brought a lot of life and vibrancy to this Southern Utah town that is typically quiet. Enjoy Becca and Phil’s day.