So I realized I never blogged this styled elopement photography session and and I'm kicking myself because this shoot was EVERYTHING! My sister-in-law and fellow rockstar photographer Christy Miller and I started putting the details for this shoot together before I even got to CA (a Christmas vacay trip to Orange County). When we were hashing out details for this elopement inspired session, one of my favorite OC models Peyton Elroy came to mind. I'm so glad she could be apart of this shoot! We asked if she had a man and if he'd come along... hahaha well she does! His name is Tyler and as you'll see he has an INSANE head of hair! When Christy, our HMUA Heather and I saw his mane for the first time we FREAKED. Like I would KILL for hair like that. I'm only a little jealous. All of the details for this shoot fell together perfectly. Heather Nitta rocked hair and makeup for Peyton and Tyler (KILLER man bun though), Christy not only shot alongside me for this shoot but she put florals together and totally nailed it. And of course Peyton and Tyler were their good looking and totally in love selves. We all met up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and bore the chilly weather for this shoot and it was SO worth it. The gorgeous golden hour light and ocean breeze added the movement and relaxed feel we had envisioned. It couldn't have been more perfect. Scroll through the gallery to see my fave snaps from this shoot!
You guys... I'm a horrible blogger! I literally haven't blogged since I blogged this sweet couple's engagement session. But, what's a better way than to come back with their wedding! My sweet couple Krystal and Eduardo are married! They sealed the deal for time and all eternity in the Provo City Center Temple. I feel so blessed that I got to be a part of their special day. We started with their first look. Eduardo's reaction to seeing Krystal in her dress for the first time was priceless. It was SO hard to hold back tears while capturing this on camera. One of the sweetest things I've ever witnessed throughout my career. We took some time before their sealing to get some bridal shots around temple grounds so they could relax and have fun before the craziness! Then, I waited with their family and friends for them to exit the temple as husband and wife for the first time. Their families are just as kind and welcoming as they are. Also, Krystal and Eduardo met on their mission, so their mission president and his wife, and lots of their companions were their to show their love and support, how special is that?? After they came out of the temple, we took photos of all of their family and friends. Everyone was so excited for them. This sweet couple is loved and cared for by so many amazing people, it was so great to see. After group photos, we took a few moments to get some last of the staple temple ground photos. The Provo City Center Temple is such a beautiful symbol of the commitment Krystal and Eduardo have made to each other for eternity, so you really can't get enough photos of it :) I feel so lucky I got to capture this amazing day for Krystal and Eduardo! Congratulations guys <3
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You guys... Can I just say I'm having the BEST time in Utah?? So many beautiful places and beautiful people to shoot! Speaking of beautiful people, let me tell you a little bit about the people in today's blog post!
These are my dear friends Carie and Zac. They are the first friends I made here in Utah! When I was looking for an apartment for Christian and I earlier this year, Carie reached out to me and told me they'd be moving out of their apartment around the same time we'd be moving to Utah. We kept in touch over the months and just a few weeks ago we moved into their old apartment! In just the last few weeks we've known them they've become really close and amazing friends of ours! They are honestly just the best ♥
So Carie had the idea of doing a styled bridal shoot and I was SOOO excited! Carie got her hands on a GORGEOUS Elizabeth Cooper gown and she's actually wearing the headpiece I wore on my wedding day, handcrafted by my mother ♥ These two got all dolled up and we headed to Provo City Center Temple, my new FAVORITE temple! I'm a little obsessed. While we were on temple grounds, multiple people kept telling Carie and Zac "Congratulations!" (In case you haven't caught on, Carie and Zac are already married) so we got a big kick out of this! Haha!
As time got closer to sunset, we headed to Provo Canyon and let me just tell you, I fall in love with the Utah mountains more and more everyday! Sunset was incredible and it really added to the images!
We shot all the way to sunset, and then all of us went and got In N Out... What? Shooting makes me hungry! Hehe.