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The Perfect Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

In order to be camera ready brides need the perfect wedding dress.  The dress must not only be beautiful but flatters figure.  The dress will be a constant reminder of your wedding day, and it's something you should look forward to every time you open your leather flush mount wedding album.  Find the one dress that brings out the best features of your body. 

  • Pear shaped or triangle figures have hips that are larger than their shoulders.  Pear shaped bodies need to choose something that will accentuate the top and hide the bottom half.  A-line, empire and ball gowns achieve this very well.  The flare part of the gown softens the bottom half to blend in with the narrow piece of the midsection. 
  • Hourglass bodies have the curvy feature too, but the bottom and top halves are equal in length.  You have the option of highlighting the bottom half, the top and bottom halves, or hide it all.  Ball gowns highlight the top half by hiding the bottom.  Sheath gowns hide all of it, creating a straight line.  This allows the curves to fall in place.  The mermaid (or trumpet) gown highlights both the bottom and top halves.
  • Inverted triangles or apple shapes have shoulders that are wider than their hips.  You need to eliminate the commanding top half while emphasizing the bottom half.  Ball gowns will do just that.  It will bring balance to the body.  Sheath dresses have the same effect.  Short dresses with flare at the bottom provide balance.
  • Boxed bodies like a rectangle have the same sized shoulders and hips.  The difference is the waist is not small; it's the same size as the shoulders and hips.  Dresses that fit your boyish figure include sheath, empire and a-line gowns.  All of them smooth out the rectangle shape and (thanks to the flare) creates a curvy shape for you.  Feel free to add a nice belt or string near the waistline to create the curve if it's not built in the dress.

Custom made, store bought, strapless, sleeves, sleeveless, Hollywood glamour, what shade of white to wear - some of the many dress choices you're going to make.  Petite or plus sized and tall or short, there is a dress for you.  It's all about choosing what you want to parade and what you want hidden.  It's a good idea to get it fitted to your body shape.  Pick a dress in your current size now and continue to have it fitted until your wedding day.  Your size may change between now and then.  Loose clothes give an illusion of adding pounds. Additional tips include shopping around, being patient, sticking to a budget, dressing for the location and wearing for style and comfort.  Don't shop for gowns after work or with an entourage. 

There's no reason to wear the wrong dress when there are many styles and designs to select.  It's an important piece of the puzzle that can be daunting at first glance but necessary.  When the dress is chosen, feel free to contact us for photography sessions, tips and tricks for your wedding day.

by Opie Janzer

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Winter Bridals at La Caille

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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by Opie Janzer


Winter Bride: Stunning Hair and Makeup

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Cali at Versa Artistry did an amazing job with the hair and makeup for my winter bride photo shoot at La Caille.  I wanted a mint green smoky eye and wine lips.  Cali came up with the hair style all on her own.

by Opie Janzer

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2014 Utah Wedding Photography Pricing Packages

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

New for the 2014 year!  I've changed my wedding photography pricing packages to no longer include engagement and bridal sessions with wedding day coverage.  Wedding day coverage is a photo-journalistic style of photography while engagement and bridal photos are a portrait session.  Half of my brides are from out of state and are having a destination wedding in Park City, Utah.  The other half are local brides having a traditional style wedding in the Salt Lake City or Park City area.  Most out of state brides will be doing their engagement pictures in the area that they live in and just need wedding day coverage.  I'm now offering two types of wedding day coverage: classic coverage with one photographer or deluxe coverage with two photographers.  Engagement and Bridal sessions are booked and paid for separately.

Classic Coverage - $1,800

6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage

10x10 Coffee Table Album (20 pages)

High Resolution Digital Images


Deluxe Coverage - $2,800

8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage

2nd Photographer

10x10 Leather Flush Mount Album (20 pages)

High Resolution Digital Images

In order to offer the best service I can to my brides I'm only accepting 12 weddings per year and only one wedding per weekend.  The high resolution digital images are delivered on a USB Drive and come with printing rights.  Your welcome to share and print the photos.  Every wedding I photograph comes with a stunning wedding album that tells a complete story of your wedding day.  I believe in giving my clients the best wedding day photographs and products available.  One of the best services I can offer my clients is a professionally designed album with retouched beautiful images inside.  I believe that if you are going to hire a professional wedding photographer then you should be getting a professional service and final product.  Digital images are great for sharing and for archiving but are not a final photography product.

I'm excited to photograph my 12 couples on their wedding day and deliver to them my best possible professional service and product.  If you are interested in hiring me to document your wedding then the first step is to set up an appointment to meet in person at my studio or to talk on the phone.  All wedding consultations are done Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

Contact me directly to schedule your consultation appointment: or 801-815-2262.

by Opie Janzer

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Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley Wedding Photography

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Nicole and Alex

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah


Occupations: Him: Sales, Her: Physician Assistant

How the couple met: Highschool! We were always friends in high school, but never dated. 8 years after we graduated, we reconnected and went on our first date.

How he proposed: On Catalina Island in California on my 30th birthday. After a long amazing day of bike riding and laying on the beach, he proposed before we got back on the ferry. It was AMAZING!



The day in three words: Perfect, FUN, Unforgettable

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding? The Speeches during the reception: The Father of the Bride's included a "butler" to bring him champagne.  The Maid of Honor's was sweet and heartfelt (and witty!).  And the Best Man's (groom's identicle twin!) was hilarious and included a scenario that he and the groom were switched at birth! There wasn't a dry eye in the house (from laughter!).

What is the best advice you can give to a couple that is planning?  Enjoy the ride. Try not to stress over the small details. Remember...guests will only remember the booze, the food and the music!

What was the biggest surprise about your wedding day? How perfectly everything went and how all the small details came together so amazingly.

How did you tame those wedding day nerves? Yoga in the morning for the gals, and a hike for the guys. And of course...the Champagne helped!

Colors: Navy Blue, Kelly Green and Grey

Theme: Mountain Casual meets East Coast Prep

Favors:Peruvian Cookies called "Alfajores" given to guests as they exited the reception.

Décor elements: Chevron, Stripes, Pops of Color, and natural elements including green and white flowers, succulents, and branches. The guests signed old wooden skis as our "guest book"

First Dance Song: "No one's gonna love you (more than I do)" by Band of Horses

Menu: Soup: Lobster Bisque, Salad: Baby Spinach with apples, blue cheese, and port wine vinagrette, Entree: Tenderloin of Beef and Shallot Roasted Sea Bass with green beans, and wild mushroom barley risotto.

Cake Flavors: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting for the Cake Topper. And lots of cupcakes: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting, Red velvet with cream cheese frosting, Vanilla with White chocolate frosting, and Hazelnut chocolate with Hazelnut mousse.

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by Opie Janzer


Rings: Jay Feder Jewelers, Denver CO

Invitations: Ann Elizabeth Designs, Salt Lake City, UT

Rehearsal dinner: Hotel Park City

Photography: Opie Foto :)

Bridal gown: The Bridal Collection, Denver CO, Designer: Kathy Ireland

Shoes, Jewelery: Badgley Mischka, Stella & Dot, Swarovski

Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry

Bridesmaids' dresses: Donna Morgan

Groom’s Tux/Suit: Banana Republic

Flowers: The Silver Cricket, Park City, UT

Decorations and rentals: The Silver Cricket

Catering: The Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley

Cake: The Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley

Venue: The Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley

Entertainment/Music: Marriott Entertainment

Wedding favors: Jessie's Pastries, Etsy

Officiant: Judge Shauna Kerr