For just a moment...

It's not every day I get a chance to buckle my little girl up and head to the Great Salt Lake to meet up with my sweet friends Leah and Summer. When Leah called saying she had a layover in Salt Lake we all had to get together even if it meant salty shoes, wet clothes, and mosquito bites. It was so fun to have our kids together and play if even for just a moment. I'm hoping a next time will happen sooner rather than later!

on the day she turned three

I thought I should probably blog pictures of this little girl turning three seeing as four is right around the corner. I can't believe how quickly it's all flying by. She is some kind of wonderful this one. Loving, sweet, funny, and a little bit of fire.

utah valley bride | melissa blackburn dress designer

Last winter I had the incredible opportunity to be a guest photographer at this amazing shoot directed by Mikki Platt and Jefra Starr Linn. The shoot was a Marie Antionette theme that featured Melissa Blackburn's incredible gowns that she personally designed and hand made. I was absolutely blown away by her talent. To see the whole feature with Mikki Platt's dreamy photographs, make sure to check out the current Utah Valley Bride magazine.

Much thanks to everyone who created such a special event...
Dressmaker – Melissa Blackburn
Creative Directors – Mikki Platt, Jefra Starr Linn and Melissa Blackburn
Florals – Tinge Floral
Table Styling – Karli Elaine Events
Cupcakes/Cookies/Cakebites – Sweet Tooth Fairy
Cake – Cake-a-lious
Props – Hale Center Theater
Prop Styling - Rosie Jarman from My Dear Lizzie
Back-Drop – Penny Jones
Hair – Bethany Loveless, Jessie Ward, Kali Wengreen
Make-Up – Kissable Complexions
Floral Head Piece - Brittany Jepson from The House That Lars Built
Models – Amanda Larsen, Ashlyn Anderson, Chloe Thompson, Michelle White, Sarah Miskin, Suzy Clawson, Jacee Murray, Camille Romriell, Kelsey Lund Murphy, Shaquel, Rosalia Badger Long, Katie McDermott, Dani Braun, Chris Clark, Hank & Slade Blackburn
Guest Photographers – Heather Nan, Lindsey Stewart, Mikki Platt, Kiera Eve, Jefra Starr Linn and Nichole V

family love

This was an extra special session as I got to photograph this sweet girl when she was just a few days old. She didn't remember that, of course, and took a minute to warm up on this summer morning but I so enjoyed seeing her and her parents again. I love that I get to be a part of documenting families and how they are at different times in their life.