A Wedding With a Style of Their Own

Every wedding is different.  I have said this from the beginning and I will say it again in the future.  They are unique people, with a unique relationship, unique style.  Some couples value tradition, and if that represents their relationship, then wonderful!  Sometimes, a couple will be so much pressure to do “what you’re supposed to do” at the wedding that they will have a wedding cake when they don’t even like cake.  I applaud Emily and Cody for bringing in such a unique style, I can’t help but smile looking through these photos.

 

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With their two year old daughter :)

 

 

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Emily sewed the majority of the two dresses, I am beyond impressed!

 

 

 

 

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This is at the Train Station in Ogden – The Union Station, where they will be getting married today!

 

 

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The Never-Ending Battle: Finding Balance Between Life and Social Media

It is always a battle.  Whitney vs. Social Media, never know who’s going to win.  Now, don’t get me wrong, having an internet presence is one of the single most important tools in maintaining consistent work for my business.  I am grateful for it!  As you have seen in reading this blog, I want to write and share about all of the experiences.  What it’s like to be a photographer.  Behind the scenes from our adventures or photos from the shoots and the seasons transition.  Engagements, weddings, portraits, landscapes, funny, dramatic, romantic…  It’s all amazing and I want you to see through my lens what a beautiful world this is!  But every hour I spend shooting is followed with about 3 hours at the computer.  This makes for long days sitting in my dimly-lit “cave” staring at a computer screen.  Hence, never-ending fight to get away from technology and escape to sit on the grass in a beautiful park with the sun shining down and the wind blowing in my face…

 

Why am I even telling you that this is difficult?  Well, I’ve seen a cycle on my blog where I don’t post often, then I promise to post more, then I stop posting again, then I promise to post more.  That’s my battle – the desire to share with you, my readers vs. the attempt to cut the chord to my phone/computer/social media that keeps such a strong hold on my life.  The freedom that comes from turning technology off for a few hours makes me feel weightless, like I could drift into the sky.  But also, this is life too.  Who’s to say that connection online is less significant than connection to the people and things in the same room?  The power to reach out and impact a life, the ability to learn from another person, and to feel like someone else understands are all part of connection.

 

I won’t promise to write every day this time.  That’s a promise I’d break when this cycle comes back around.  I will promise, however, to remember that communication through words is valuable, that a blog post can be a real connection, and that simply living in this world at a time when technology is developed enough to share experiences worldwide is something to celebrate.  So, check back soon as I’ll be catching up on countless shoots from summer and fall as well as travels – 8 National Parks, and many other places.  Please, feel free to leave comments, let me know what you’d like to see more of, or if you have any questions.  I’d love to hear from you!


When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

 

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Love is in the air!  As a photographer, there is never a season that makes me more excited than just at the end of summer with the first hint of fall.  The sun is shining and there are speckles of yellows and oranges up in Park City.  A perfect day for an engagement shoot.

 

 

 

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I love this sequence below!  No, this is not the photo they would put on their announcement, but these are the photos that show life, relationship – MOMENTS.

 

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And the shoes, of course :)

 

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Now, we actually had an audience for the Park City Main Street photos.  A group stood behind me trying to figure out how the lights were working and how we could get a decent photo when it was so dark, and another group cheered when they dipped in the middle.  I think it’s always fun – and Geoffrey and Lauren seem to be perfect models, they can handle the paparazzi, the attention – makes my job easy!

 

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