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 ūüôā

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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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Derek & Kendra {Rexburg Wedding Photographer}

I had the amazing privilege of photographing my cousin’s wedding day in Rexburg! We took bridals a few days before with just Kendra. The wedding day was gorgeous, but a little windy. They had the best reception food too! Thanks Derek & Kendra for having me as your photographer for your special day!

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Cheney Family {Vancouver, WA Family Photography}

It is not often that I get the opportunity to spend time with all of my siblings in one place. The last time we were all together was for weddings in 2011. I have such an amazing and loving family who are so supportive and I just love them! We had a great time at Rainier, and had a beautiful location at the lodge for our family pictures!

 

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Stephi & Justin {Idaho Falls Family Photography}

Wow. This family session was so wonderful! Stephi & Justin’s families are so wonderful and were great to work with. They took direction so well and are all so photogenic. ¬†Just look at these handsome people!

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The whole gang! Both Stephi’s & Justin’s families

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I hear grandparents have the best job ‚̧

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Stephi & her family

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And little miss Avery. Oh my heck SO adorable and squishable and huggable!

 

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I just love how cute Stephi & Justin are with their little girl!

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Dev & Dax {Blackfoot Photography}

Ryan’s cousin has a little boy who is just the most adorable thing! Dax’s baby blessing was a few Sundays ago and Ryan and I were able to make it. I just couldn’t leave without snapping some memorable moments with them! Congrats Deven & family on such an adorable little one.

 

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R. Family {Idaho Falls Photography}

For the past few years I have had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family. It’s so crazy to realize I’ve known them for about 5 years now! Where has the time gone??

We tried out a new location since we were taking pictures before we took soccer team pictures. The building is an old art gallery in little Iona. I will definitely be keeping it in mind in the future!

Now check out the cutest little family!

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