Cecilia & Evan {Wedding Photography}

Cecilia and Evan’s wedding day dawned sunny & hot. Taking place at the Overlook Lodge at Rim River Ranch, the venue is set back from the highway by a long private drive. Indicative of its name, the Overlook Lodge and grounds oversee a beautiful river-filled valley and acres of farm land.

I’ve never seen a bride so involved with all the details of her wedding day. They set up the dinner area and decorated the lodge the evening before. The lodge has a beautiful view of the Tetons.

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Bridal Preparation is one of my favorite things to photograph and be involved in. The atmosphere is filled with love and excitement with just a touch of nerves and a whole lot of emotion (and some happy tears!)

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I snuck away for a few minutes once the cake arrived to snag some shots of this masterpiece. I loved the theme surrounding their wedding cake and just how natural and beautiful everything looked.

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The bride’s floral hair wreath was to die for! I love images of brides with floral wreaths, so you can imagine my happiness when I found out she was wearing one!

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Cecilia was so involved in the little details, that as part of the bridal prep, she, along with her bridesmaids wrapped their flowers. The arrangements had been put together and rubber banded, but they put on the finishing wire and tape. What a fun memory this will be for them all!

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Time to get in the dress! Mom Melissa, joined the bridesmaids in helping Cecilia get into her dress. And getting all the buttons done up turned out to be a bit of a challenge.

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Dad seeing his daughter in her wedding dress!

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The Dogs of Honor

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I had to include this shot! Cecilia & Evan had their friend Andrew second shoot the wedding and that part of the balcony was our best friend during the ceremony:)

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My favorite part of any wedding is when I get to take the bride and groom off on their own and do their formal portraits. I love this alone time that I get to spend with them capturing the essence of their wedding day. But I also think sometimes its a nice break for them too where they can relax a little from all the chaos that reigns on wedding days (even in the calmest of weddings there is always stress) and let them just focus on one another.

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Kylie & Devon {Rexburg Engagement Photographer}

On Saturday we beat the rain and stuck around town to capture this beautiful couple’s engagements. Devon flew in for the weekend (and pictures) so I am glad we moved our session time up and didn’t get poured on. While we wanted to use some other locations, the rain last week made some areas too muddy for us, and the approaching rain storm left Idaho Falls out of the options.

Kylie is absolutely stunning and her baby blues perfectly complement Devon’s brown eyes.  This couple coordinates their outfits without being ‘matchy matchy’ -They have complementing colors, patterns, and textures. We caught some flowering trees at the tabernacle, some of the last ones left.

Congratulations Kylie & Devon on your engagement and your upcoming wedding in August!

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Robb Maternity {Rexburg Maternity Photographer}

I love this little family! Kiersten and I serve together on a church committee and she is a wonderful example to me of service and love. Their little family is growing in just a few short weeks and I am so excited for them!  I am so glad the rain stayed away long enough for us to do their shoot in the blooming orchards today. Thank you Robb family for letting me have some ‘me’ time and photograph your family:)

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Kimi & Correy {Idaho Falls Family Photographer}

A few years ago we shot a beautiful portrait and this month we did a little recreating with their newest family member. Love that we got to use dad’s fire equipment it. The Romrells are amazing. Love working with their family each time I get to photograph them. I love seeing these kiddos grow!

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K.G. {Rexburg Newborn Photography}

Last week I got to snuggle this handsome little hunk. He’s just over a month old and still so teeny. I loved his cute little expressions we were getting during his session. Welcome to the world Killian!

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NaeDene Bridals {Rexburg Bridal Photographer}

In the hubbub of a very busy few weeks followed by the birth of my child, I completely missed out on posting NaeDene’s bridals! I absolutely love NaeDene, she is so fun and genuine and beautiful. NaeDene was one of my first clients 4 years ago, and since then I’ve had the privilege to photograph her a few times. I was absolutely thrilled when she requested a bridal session with me. She is absolutely stunning in her dress and we had perfect weather (photographer’s love when the weather is spot on for their sessions if you can’t tell!).

 

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Aaron & Savanah

We had all sorts of weather for this engagement session. A little wind, snow, sunshine – it was kind of crazy! I am so glad I got to meet and work with Aaron & Savanah. They were such a fun couple to works with and took direction so well. I love it when couples come with a few ideas of their own – see twirling photos!

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H. Family {Salt Lake Family Photographer}

My husband and I traveled down to the Salt Lake area for a career conference to find internships, etc. before graduating. We got to spend some much needed time with my sister and her family while we were there, and of course had to do pictures! Love this little family so much, they are just so adorable! Can’t wait for our babies to be besties!

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Matt {Idaho Falls Senior Photographer}

I am so privileged to get to work with this family on so many milestones! Our latest session with the J. family was for Matt’s senior photos AND his mission papers! Ahhh! Matt brought his car along for some great shots before he sells it off.

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Ameryssa {Rexburg Portrait Photographer}

Ameryssa is competing in the Miss Idaho United States pageant this year. Good luck, go get’em girl!

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