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Andrew :: Model Shoot

October 13

Andrew is one of the models I work with regularly. We’ve done lots of different looks, and here’s one last one we did before he moved to California to pursue his career. He’s got shorter hair this time and we kept it very simple with an all-white, bright set. Enjoy!   Tweet

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Camila :: Star Power

October 11

I’ve worked with Camila and her family before and they have been always an adventurous family. I love it. She is just the sweetest girl and so fun to be around. She is so talented. She knows how to sing and plays the ukulele.  She also has so much style that I can’t wait to show […]

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Jessica + Jared :: Perfect Party

September 11

I had the chance to meet Jessica when I shot her brother’s wedding a few years ago and also some extended family pictures just last year. We had a blast shooting her and Jared’s engagement photos, some of which are new favorites of mine. This wedding was fun and colorful! Just like with her engagement […]

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Brown Family :: Making Time

September 11

I really appreciate when families make the time to take pictures together. And it’s even more meaningful when multiple generations are involved! The Brown family has a lot going on right now. The kids are back in school, the parents and grandparents both have upcoming international trips ahead of them, and life was just busy. […]

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DeLange Family :: Catching Up

September 11

I love taking family pictures of families that I’ve worked with previously. It’s really such a pleasure to see how the family both changes and stays the same. The DeLange family was no exception. And my how their kids have grown UP! Nicee had been wanting to do family pictures for a while, and it […]

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Laura + Diego :: Something Special

September 11

  These two are just so beautiful together. We had an incredible time shooting their groomals before their wedding day and then with all their family and friends on their big day. One of my favorite moments during the day was when Laura’s maid of honor spoke. She talked about how much she loved Laura […]

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Miguel + Tyler :: Uniquely Theirs

September 10

Miguel and Tyler put together a really lovely wedding. These two are so talented and they did so many of the details themselves! I don’t think I’ve ever had a couple make their own cake, design and execute a unique menu, and decorate on their own. Of course, they had help, but these two did […]

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Tim + Shannon :: Always An Adventure

September 10

Tim and Shannon are a couple that is always up for an adventure. We decided to capture that spirit and their connection as a couple at Little Sahara in Nephi, Utah. These two have been together for many, many years and decided they were ready to make it official. They have so much in common […]

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Tyler + Miguel :: Groomal Perfection

September 10

I love everything about this groomal shoot. This is one of my favorite locations in Utah and it’s such a shame that it’s only available for about six weeks out of the whole year. Luckily, the timing of Tyler and Miguel’s wedding worked out perfectly to shoot here. The suits they chose for their wedding […]

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Gundersen Family :: Three’s Company

September 3

Cassidy and Jordan welcomed their bundle of joy this summer and wanted to record some special moments together at home. I loved the connection they each have with their son and with each other. One of my favorite moments we captured was between father and son in their adorable nursery. The reaction in his face […]

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Derek + Stephanie :: Just A Little Tinder

September 2

During my photography career, I have had a few Tinder weddings, but never has the word “tinder” meant more than with Derek and Stephanie’s love story. These two worshipped in the same church congregation for almost a year, and neither will deny they didn’t notice the other. But being as shy as they both are, […]

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Colton + Leslie :: Worth the Wait

August 15

This wedding has been a long time coming! Many of the weddings that take place in Utah are at the end of a quick engagement, so when Leslie contacted me more than a year before her wedding date, I was flattered! She was still in Brazil making arrangements, and we had time to discuss details […]

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Jocileia + Eric :: Perfect Summer Day

August 11

Eric and Jocileia were married on the perfect summer day! Light, whispy clouds accented the brilliant blue sky and all the colorful flowers popped just right. It was a very hot day, but it didn’t seem to bother these two one bit. They basked in the sun and the love of everyone who came to […]

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Helen :: Citizenship Ceremony

July 24

Helen is a dear friend of mine from back home. When she came to the United States for the first time, she stayed with us and we did tourist things thinking this was her one trip to Utah. Who knew that five years later she would be married to a great guy, living in Utah, […]

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Eric + Andreia :: One Year Anniversary

July 24

Eric and Andreia had the opportunity to work together again, this time for a one year anniversary shoot. Did you know that the traditional gift theme for the first wedding anniversary is paper? Andreia did and her lovely paper bouquet and antique books are her tribute to that tradition. I love it! I love the mixing of elements for this shoot…the […]

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Nielsen Family :: Family at the Farm

July 8

Kory and Thaise are past wedding clients (and I’ve known Thaise since she was a little kid!) and now I get to take pictures of their adorable family! Little Jasmine joined their family 10 months ago and she is just an absolute doll. Although, she’s got some attitude, too! We drove down to the Young […]

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Andressa :: Maternity Goddess

July 3

Andressa is a past bride and has become a dear, dear friend. I was thrilled when she and her husband Chris announced that they had a little one on the way. As soon as the good news became public, Andressa and I started talking about her maternity shoot. She wanted it to be in nature […]

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Jared + Jessica :: Always Knew

July 3

Jared and Jessica were referred to me by a past wedding and family portraits client. I had met Jessica at an extended family shoot, and I was so pleased to meet Jared. This engagement shoot was so much fun. And I could not get over how adorable these two were together! Jessica always knew that […]

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Megan :: Maternity Moments

July 3

Megan is my sweet sister-in-law who is going to be a third-time mom, but has never taken maternity pictures! I was so glad that we could spend an hour together and capture some moments of this special time in her life. This woman is a fantastic mom to two of the most adorable kids (I […]

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Katy + Stevy :: Joyful Day

July 2

Katy and Stevy are such a gorgeous couple. They brought their families together from Haiti and Venezuela to celebrate their joyful wedding day. These two planned a very full day since they wanted to sneak away and do wedding portraits with me on their actual wedding day, but they had taken care of every detail […]

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