September 1, 2019
I’m starting to book fall family mini sessions for the St. Geroge area. This family session was taken at the Tonaquint Nature Center last September.
Mini sessions are $150 for 30 minutes, 15-20 edited images.
I had the pleasure of photographing Kyle & Garett’s formal session in Zion National Park a while back. I can’t believe I never blogged this one because we hit the fall colors perfectly, and these two are just amazing and I had so much fun working with them. In this session we did two locations, the first was an area that I’ve found by hiking around, and the 2nd is the Canyon Overlook Trail.
For those of you who are thinking about scheduling a fall photo session in Zion National Park here are a few things to consider. This session was taken on October 14th. There are two sides to Zion, the “Canyon” section and the “East Side”. Most of my sessions are on the East Side for a few reasons. 1- You can drive your car and not have to deal with the shuttles as you do in the canyon. 2- There are much fewer people up here which is a huge plus. 3- The east side of the park is higher in elevation so its cooler in the summer. 4- The landscape is easier to photograph in general since there is more light.
Since it is higher in elevation the leaves change up here in October, and in the Canyon, they start changing in November. The east side has more reds and the canyon has mostly yellows. Here is a link to an example of a canyon Elopement on November 9th so you can compare the two.
Boutonnieres: By Bloomers
I took Zoey & Cole’s engagement photos during their road trip through Zion National Park back in 2017. I loved hanging out with them, we clicked right away. A few weeks later they contacted me and asked if I would be willing to come to Texas and photograph their wedding. I had never been to Texas before and I was really excited. I’ve been wanting to do more destination weddings and this sounded like a great opportunity.
Their wedding venue was at The Oaks at Boerne. This venue is so stunning, its a huge ranch with beautiful fields and large oak trees, pretty different from the Southern Utah venues I’m used to. The owners of the property Mike & Charlotte were so nice and even went out of their way to take us up to an overlook for sunset photos.
Some of the highlights of this wedding were the attention to detail with the decor and the bride & groom’s fun touches of Lord of the Rings references and music. A butterfly hung out with us during the sunset portrait session and a mariachi band serenaded us during dinner. All in all such a fun night!
Words from Bride: “Cole and I have known of each other since high school however we didn’t start dating until after college! My best friend and I somehow knew I would end up marrying him, at first it was a joke but I guess we spoke it into existence. We have so much fun together! Hiking and road tripping! We complement each other: Cole is calm and collected and I am the exact opposite. – Advice for other brides: Enjoy the time with your loved ones how cool is it to have everyone there in one place! Dance dance and dance!!!”
I meet Kortney & Neil for the first time at Snow Canyon State Park to take their formal and first look photos. I love this session not only because these two are adorable together and so very in love, but because the backdrop of Snow Canyon is breathtaking. This was taken in the middle of December, warm or cold, rain or shine, this place is stunning; and add an adorable couple to the mix and you get a winner every time.