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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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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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Sage & Rachel {Rexburg Engagement Photographer}

I met this couple through Thumbtack and I absolutely loved working with them. We headed to the hills for their session to take advantage of the beautiful snow and trees up there! Sage was just in town for the weekend to officially propose and take engagement photos. Rachel and Sage were such naturals in front of the camera, I swear I hardly even had to help with posing! And they were up for anything – trekking through mid-calf high snow, braving the cold, and making snow angels!

 

 

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Haley & Kyler {Rexburg, Idaho Wedding Photographer}

Oh how I loved meeting this bride and groom! You can tell they are just so excited to be married!

Their day was a little hectic – I filled in for their wedding photographer who was injured the night before and unable to make it. I am so glad I was able to help out this photographer – and I would hope someone would do the same for me if I was in that position! It makes me super grateful for the great community of photographers we have here, and I will miss if we ever leave! It was kind of crazy going to the temple and not knowing what my bride & groom really looked like – and knowing they didn’t know me at all!

Rexburg decided to snow like crazy that day, but it was a beautiful day!  Haley’s dress was absolutely stunning, and her bridesmaids dresses were so fun! I am a total sucker for the gray suits the guys were sporting, I love how classy they look.

They were total champs dealing with the cold and snow. It was hard to step back and realize that their photographer had already done bridals and I didn’t need to capture very many for them – I just love working with brides and grooms!

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M. Maternity {Rexburg Photographer}

I had the privilege of photographing a fellow photographer. She’s got such a cute baby bump! Thank you Jessica & Eric for such a fun session and letting me drag you to a new location.

 

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Jennifer & Brad Family {Rexburg Photographer}

Loved working with Jennifer & Brad and their families. Everyone was so great! I photographed Olivia’s soccer pictures earlier in the year and was happy to see them again this fall.

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Cluff Family {Vancouver, WA Photographer}

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family while I was home in Washington for a wedding & to visit family. I used to babysit these kids that are all grown up now, one on a mission too!

Thank you Cluff Family!

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Jubitz Maternity {Rexburg Photographer}

The family is so photogenic and totally braved the Idaho wind to get some fabulous maternity photos at this location. I will be posting little A’s newborn photos here soon as well 🙂

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