Salt Lake Wedding Photography - Nicole and Jamie

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Nicole and Jamie
April 16, 2011
St. Johns Chapel
Plymouth, MI



BEFORE THE WEDDING

Occupations: Nicole Abate/ Health Care Human Resources/Workers Comp Director! Jamie Tilden/US Navy-Naval Flight Officer

How the couple met: Mutual Friends at a Halloween party October 18th 2008!

How he proposed: He proposed on Valentines Day 2010/He lives in Jacksonville- Florida on the St. Johns River. He took me out on his boat in 45-degree weather on the water, which was freezing cold. I was very upset we were on the water that day and he told me he had to get his boat over to the Yacht Club to park it there. I was actually upset and wearing my coat on the water because it was so cold, and I was annoyed because no one else was on the water but us. I told him this idea was crazy and not the way I wanted to spend Valentines Day. We had dinner reservations at a super nice place in San Marco called Matthews and they were for 8pm! Shortly after our decent the boat started to stall out and I freaked! I was cold and told Jamie this better not be happening in the middle of the St. Johns River, and I kept asking how we would be rescued because my cell phone was dead. Jamie had also told me to make matters worse that his family would be at the Yacht Club waiting for us because we were to have a late lunch once we got the boat there. Now I am cold, starving, and we are stuck so I thought…………..all of a sudden Jamie asked me to lift up the back bench and see if his tool set was there and I did, next I turned around and he had the front bench seat up and said “Oh look I found the problem” and there he was with my ring!!!!!! I was more then delighted and super surprised. I hate surprises and normally do not get surprised that often. I was so extremely surprised I was shaking and no longer was cold, or hungry! By the time we got to the club, everyone was there to greet us and there was a small party of people and cocktails waiting. I could not stop staring at my ring so while I was talking on the phone to my family up in Michigan, I actually ran into a wall because I was looking at my ring and not in front of me where I was going. That’s how he did it!

Bachelorette Party: Maid of Honor Sarah Groves house and then bar hopping in a limo at various bars and Club Bleu down town Detroit!

Bachelor party: Hilton Head South Carolina for a weekend of Golf with the guys!!

WEDDING

Ceremony Place: St. Johns Chapel in Plymouth MI

Date: 4/16/2011

The bride wore: Ulla Maija Couture Anouk Dress in Ivory

The groom wore: US Navy Officer’s Mess Dress Uniform with mini medals

RECEPTION

Reception Place: Inn at St. Johns Grand Ball Room-Plymouth MI

Wedding music: Top Gun Anthem and sound track song Danger Zone for grand entrance into a military sword arch!

Wedding song: Frank Sinatra –The Way You Look Tonight

Menu:
Selection 1: Herb-crusted chicken breast
wild rice-dried fruit timbale,
creole mustard cream sauce
roasted
Selection 2: Atlantic salmon
chive buttermilk whipped potatoes, baby spinach-
fresh tomato, aged sherry vinaigrette
Selection 3: Mushroom-foie gras crusted filet of beef wild mushroom crepe
gorgonzola whipped potato

Cake: Red Velvet with Ivory Butter Cream Cheese Frosting/Garnished with elegant gold ribbon and roses in my chosen color of deep burgundy red wine.

Colors: Ivory-Black-Deep Burgundy Red Wine

Theme: Grand Ball Room Style 1930-50s Black Tie

Flowers: All Roses Deep Red

Décor elements: Old Fashioned Traditional- Center pieces were gold candelabras with red roses in our color, mix of square and round tables of 10! Double bustled tables of Mocha and Golden Lace bustled over lay. Chivalries chairs and mini easels for the table numbers and menu cards.
We gave all of our guests some really nice wine stoppers with the traditional Italian Almonds and our names and wedding date on the candy.

Unique details: We had a old traditional but grand entrance by waling under a military sword arch as they announced us as newly married coming into the Grand Ball Room!

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Bride's answer: The “First Look” was pretty amazing for me!! I was anticipating that moment in my life where my love would see me and was hoping for the exact reaction I got! It also was nice to hear from many guests and just random people passing through the hotel and chapel how they had “never seen such a beautiful dress and bride” always nice to hear!!

Groom's answer: Seeing my future wife for the first time in her dress. There aren’t too many perfect moments in a guy’s life, but this one topped them all!

HONEYMOON: Savannah Georgia

Place: Mansion on Forsyth Park

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: Taking a tour of all the old homes and eating at Elizabeth on 37th Street

WEDDING ADVICE: I would definitely make sure you always have a plan B when it comes to the process, place, and people who will be directly participating in your event. It really left me without any stress and if something went wrong and I knew we might have a snag in a plan then I already knew where to focus next. Do not let other people get in the way of what you would like to do, just remember and do not feel too bad about what you want because its only one day, and at the same time remember that this may be your most special day but it is not everyone else’s so keep that in mind too! Make sure you pick venders that get back to you and treat you well even if your wedding is a year out, if they don’t really return your calls until a month later or get snappy-lose them and move on!








































VENDORS

Rings: Blue Nile on the Web! I highly recommend them and let me tell you ladies; I have gotten tons and tons of compliments on my rings. Go to the site and read the reviews and endorsements. I had my rings both appraised by Blue Nile and a local jeweler (Tappers in Birmingham MI) and they value was the same so do not get weird because you are getting your ring online.

Invitations: Emerald City Designs

Rehearsal dinner: Mitchell’s Fish Market Livonia, MI

Guest book: Wedding Shoppe in Berkley Michigan

Photography: Opiefoto

Videography: Complete Video Solutions-Tom Santilli

Bridal gown: Roma Sposa Birmingham MI

Alterations: Wedding Shoppe-ask for Michelle!

Hair and Makeup: Aqua Salon Royal Oak-Justine Debono/Deyo Studio-Russ Simon

Bridesmaids' dresses: They all got to pick their own black floor length gowns!

Groom’s Tux/Suit: Military Dress and President Tuxedo of Novi

Flowers: Emerald City Designs

Decorations and rentals: Emerald City Designs

Catering: Inn at St. Johns

Cake: Pastry Palace

Venue: In at St. Johns Plymouth Michigan

Entertainment/Music: Happy Hour DJ- Eddie Hakim is awesome!!!

Wedding favors: We did two different types of really nice wine stoppers. We had a glass grape wine stopper and a cal lillie wine stopper! Wine stoppers came from: Nice Price Favors/94 Gardiners Ave, Levittown, NY 11756 (People were great to deal with and they came in very fast! They will also replace any that come broken with no problem!) We also had the traditional Italian almond candies with our names and wedding date attached.

Wedding planner: Emerald City Designs

Officiant: Our Lady of Sorrows-Father Mark Brauer

Transportation: Millennium Limousine

Guest lodging: Inn at St. Johns Hotel


Any other vendors not listed: University of Michigan NROTC for providing swords for the ceremony!
Wedding Shoppe provided all jewelry and veil for my dress!
Carls Golf Land for the personalized golf balls!



Salt Lake Wedding Photographers

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Ann and Ryan
March 8, 2011
Salt Lake Temple
Heritage Gardens


BEFORE THE WEDDING

Occupations: Ann- violin teacher, Ryan- student

How the couple met: We attended the same university, the same church and then Ryan moved next door to me.

How he proposed: He COMPLETELY surprised me while we were on a New Years trip to Salt Lake visiting my family. He'd never been to Temple Square at Christmas before, and convinced me, almost against my will, to take TRAX downtown in the frigid cold and see the lights. When we got there, we found a spot where there weren't any people (almost impossible) and he got down on one knee and proposed. I thought he was kidding at first! I wasn't expecting it at all, and thought he was joking until he pulled out the ring. Of course I said yes.

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: In Salt Lake and Houston. Showers were thrown by my friends in Utah, Ryan's aunts in Texas and my bachelorette party was at a tapas restaurant in Houston.

Bachelor party: It's happening next week actually. Things were a bit stressful right before the wedding. :)

WEDDING

Ceremony Place: Salt Lake Temple

Date: March 8, 2011

The bride wore: white

The groom wore: tuxedo

RECEPTION

Reception Place: Heritage Gardens

Wedding music: Joe Muscolino Band

Wedding song: "At Last"

Menu: appetizers, caesar salad, pasta bar and gelato

Cake: none

Colors: orange, yellow, pink

Theme:

Flowers: jasper rose, ranunculus

Décor elements:

Unique details: We had activities for our guests at every food station. Guests could write us a toast, predict where we'd be in five years, tell us what they could teach us to do (for future reference). It helped break the ice and liven up the party.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Bride's answer: The ceremony. I loved having almost all of my dearest friends and family with us as we took this step!

Groom's answer: When Ann sang "Someone to Watch Over Me"...she did not know that that was the song she was singing when I first thought that I liked her. It was very special.

HONEYMOON

Place: Paris, France and Gran Canaria, Spain

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: Sneaking food into our hotel room so that we didn't have to leave it.

WEDDING ADVICE

Do what you want for your wedding, not what anyone else wants!













































VENDORS

Rings: Rice Village Diamonds and Zales

Invitations: Heritage Gardens

Rehearsal dinner: Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Guest book: Framed photo and the guests signed around it

Photography: OpieFoto

Bridal gown: Mary's Bridal

Alterations: Mary's Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Hair: Britnie Harmon

Groom’s Tux/Suit: Men's Wearhouse

Flowers: friends Christy Knight & Jean McMullin

Catering: Heritage Gardens

Venue: Heritage Gardens

Entertainment/Music: Joe Muscolino Band


Utah Wedding Photographers - Laura + Zac

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Laura + Zac
February 17, 2011
Salt Lake Temple
La Caille


BEFORE THE WEDDING

Occupations: Financial Counselor (Laura), Zac (student)

How the couple met: at work... I had asked him to talk to a spanish speaking patient and it was history from there :)

How he proposed: In front of the castle in Disneyland!

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: Slumber party... some of my friends got together and gave me money so I could get all the fun things for the wedding.

Bachelor party: Went to dinner and watched the Jazz game afterwards


WEDDING

Ceremony Place: Salt Lake Temple

Date: February 17, 2011

The bride wore: a bridal gown

The groom wore: a black tuxedo


RECEPTION

Reception Place: La Caille

Wedding music: House music

Wedding song: none

Menu: appetizers: shrimp cocktail, bruschetta, hot chocolate bar dinner: chicken picatta, steak, vegetables, rolls, lemonade dessert: chocolate covered strawberries, creme brulee, canoli, wedding cake, fruit tarts

Cake: chocolate with mint frosting, lemon-poppyseed with cream cheese frosting and marble with raspberry/cream cheese frosting

Colors: shades of pink and lime green

Flowers: gerber daisies, calla lilies

Décor elements: candles

Unique details: photo booth


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Bride's answer: the dinner/photobooth

Groom's answer: the sealing


HONEYMOON

Place: Cruise to Mexico

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: being stuck in the terminal waiting for the cruise ship for 2 days :(


WEDDING ADVICE

Don't stretch out the engagement longer than necessary. Everything will get done as long as you delegate. Take a lot of advantage of people wanting to help. Make sure to plan and don't get stressed! Enjoy this time in your life.












































VENDORS

Rings: Shane Company

Invitations: Kelsey Anne Design

Guest book--photobooth

Photography: Opie Foto

Videography: Chris McClain

Bridal gown: Gateway Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Hair: Whitney Pierce

Flowers: Sax Romney

Catering: La Caille

Cake: Schmidt's Pastry Cottage

Venue: La Caille

Wedding favors: All Occassions Photo Booth



Salt Lake Wedding Photographer - Blair and Casey

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Blair and Casey
January 27, 2011
Noah's South Jordan


WEDDING

Ceremony Place: Noah's

Date: January 27, 2011


RECEPTION

Reception Place: Noah's

Colors: Red and Black

Flowers: Red roses

Décor elements: Black and White Damask































Salt Lake Wedding Photographer - Laura + Matt

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Laura and Matt
November 6, 2010
Salt Lake Temple
Hilton

WEDDING

Ceremony Place: Salt Lake Temple

Date: November 6, 2010

The bride wore:Ivory ruffed dress

The groom wore: Brown suit

RECEPTION

Reception Place:Hilton Trofi Resturant

Menu: Salad, chicken with pasta and creamy pesto sauce

Cake: 3 tiers with buttercream

Colors: Lime green, brown, orange, ivory



































San Diego Temple Wedding - Brittany + Frazier

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Brittany + Frazier
October 22, 2010
San Diego Temple



WEDDING

Ceremony Place: San Diego California Temple

Date: October 22, 2010

The bride wore: Maggie Sottero "The Graacie"

The groom wore: Black Tux with cream vest and tie

RECEPTION

Reception Place: Parent's backyard

Wedding music: DJ

Menu: Sushi, Japanese stir fry, assorted deserts

Cake: 3 tiered with light blue flowers

Colors: Tiffany Blue, Lime Green, and Cream

Theme: California Chic

Flowers: Queen Ann's Lace, Lime Green Spider Mums, White Freesia, Light Blue Delphiniums, White Roses, Wheat Grass

Décor elements: Tiffany blue pottery, Silver containers, hanging Chinese lanterns

Unique details: Nintendo groom's cake


















































VENDORS

Rings:

Invitations:

Rehearsal dinner:

Guest book: OpieFoto

Photography: OpieFoto

Bridal gown: Fantasy Bridal in Sandy

Alterations: Fantasy Bridal in Sandy

Hair and Makeup: by Brittany Gray (the bride)

Bridesmaids' dresses:

Groom’s Tux/Suit:

Flowers:

Decorations and rentals:

Catering:

Cake:

Venue: Parent's Backyard

Entertainment/Music: RPM Mobile DJ Entertainment

Wedding favors: Chopsticks

Utah Bridal Photography - Whitney + Steven

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

I shot Whitney and Steven's bridal session on a really rainy day in May. We found some great walls with ivy and brick. These two had their wedding on May 27th at the Salt Lake Temple with a reception at The Point. Wedding photos coming soon.
















Utah Wedding Photography - Chelsey + James

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Chelsey + James
October 10, 2010
The Point


BEFORE THE WEDDING

Occupations:
Chelsey- Hairstylist at Landis Aveda Lifestyle Salon
James- Customer Service at Verizon Wireless and small business owner.

How the couple met:
Through a mutual friend.

How he proposed:
James ordered P.F. Changs take-out and set up a "picnic" on our living room floor, after we got done eating, I reached for my fortune cookie, opened it, and the fortune read "Just say YES!" and James reached behind him and grabbed the ring, and popped the big question!

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party:
My maid of honor planned a fun "owl" themed bridal shower. We just ate yummy desserts and hung out. The favors were tote bags with two owls on them that said "owl you need is love"

My aunt planned the family bridal shower and we ate a great dinner, and everyone that was there shared their best advice for me as a wife.

For my bachelorette party, I went out to dinner with a lot of my girl friends. After that, we met up with the boys and went to a bar. (since we had family in town, we all wanted to visit)

Bachelor party:
Well first off, let me say that while Chelsey had her bridal shower my friends had a "Man Shower" for me. We ate burritos and watched awesome action movies. It was very manly.

As for the bachelor party, we didn't do anything too crazy. Just got all of my friends together and went to SkyBox at the Gateway for some dinner and sports. It was great because my brother and brother-in-law were in town, so I was super excited just to get to hang out with them. After that we met up with the girls (like Chelsey already described.)

Oh, I almost forgot about the part where we stole a tiger...but I'll save that story for another time.


WEDDING

Ceremony Place:
The Point

Date:
10-10-10

The bride wore:
A dress :)
It was from Davids Bridal. Galina Signature was the brand. It was white, and pretty.


The groom wore:
A chocolate brown tux with a white vest and brown tie.


RECEPTION

Reception Place:
The Point

Wedding music:
Our own special iPod mix

Wedding song:
Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

Menu:
Stuffed Peppers
Mini Sandwiches
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Fruit Skewers
and....
Buffalo Chicken Wings, yes, it's true.

Cake:
3-tier square cake. Bottom tier was lemon with cream cheese filling, Middle tier was chocolate with chocolate mousse filling, and top tier was white with raspberry filling.

Colors:
Teal and Orange

Theme:
Autumn and peacock feathers

Flowers:
Orange lilies, Orange daisies, white roses (just in my bouquet) coffee bean for the filler.

Décor elements:
fall leaves, peacock feathers.

Unique details:
The gorgeous view, and we had a really fun photobooth from ShutterBooth!


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Bride's answer:
When my dad and I were hiding behind a wall, waiting to walk down the aisle, and he was helping me fix the train on my dress and told me how pretty I looked.

Groom's answer:
It's so cliche, but I'd have to say when I saw Chelsey start walking down the aisle. My friend told me I would lose my breath, and he was right. I'll never forget how amazing she looked, and how happy she makes me.

Other than that I would have to say just having our friends and family all hanging out. And my awesome Jackhammer dance, of course.


HONEYMOON

Place:
California - we went to Disneyland, then down to Del Mar/San Diego

A memorable moment of the honeymoon:
Seriously? We have to try to pick ONE? Disneyland was really fun. But also the sunsets on the beach. Perfection.


WEDDING ADVICE

LAUGH. A LOT.

Also, you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a nice wedding. Find ways to do things yourself and you'd be very surprised at what you can make happen, on any budget.










































VENDORS

Rings:
Morgan Jewelers

Invitations:
Homemade

Rehearsal dinner:
Barbeque at Chelsey's parent's house

Guest book:
Came with the photobooth. It printed 2 copies of each photo: one to go into the sign in book, the other for our guests to keep.

Photography:
The one and only, Opie! So amazing!

Bridal gown:
David's Bridal

Hair and Makeup:
Mandy at Landis Aveda

Bridesmaids' dresses:
Nordstrom

Groom’s Tux/Suit:
Men's Wearhouse

Flowers:
The Flower Patch

Decorations and rentals:
Homemade with materials from Michael's and Tai Pan

Catering:
The Point

Cake:
Dick's Market

Venue:
The Point

Entertainment/Music:
we made our own playlist on our iPod

Wedding favors:
copy of photobooth prints

Officiant:
Chelsey's cousin, Scott Moore

Utah Wedding Photographer - Oldouz + Ben

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Oldouz + Ben
October 1, 2010
Millcreek Inn


BEFORE THE WEDDING

Occupations:
Oldouz is a database architect for a marketing outsourcing company.
Ben is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah. His research is focused on cosmic ray physics.

How the couple met:
In 2003, Oldouz was enrolled in a first-year physics course with Ben's ex-wife, Jennie. Jennie decided to play matchmaker and took Oldouz to Ben's office after telling her that she knew the perfect guy to help Oldouz with her homework. Once they started going through the homework set, Oldouz offered to take Ben out for coffee. On the way to the coffee shop, Oldouz was having such a hard time keeping her eyes on the road that she almost got in three separate wrecks (in less than a mile). This went on for several weeks until Oldouz ended the relationship she was in and Ben was subsequently asked her out.

How he proposed:
In 2009, Oldouz and Ben spent their second year together at Burning Man. On their first night at festival, after many hours of touring around looking at art installations and dancing a spontaneous parties, Ben asked Oldouz to get something out of the front pocket of a backpack. Instead of finding what she was looking for, she found a ring. Ben then dropped to his knee and rattled off string of seemingly random syllables that the Internet had assured him would indicate to a Persian girl that he wanted to marry her. Surprisingly, it worked!

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party:
While all sorts of ambitiously foolish ideas floated around the week before the wedding, ultimately Oldouz spent a warmly intimate night at her sister Orchid's house in the company of her sister, soon-to-be sisters-in-law, and a couple close friends.
Bachelor party:
The bachelor party held at the The Hive: http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Salt-Lake-UT/The-Hive/186713080958 There was lots of Belgian beer, hors d'oeuvres from Liberty Heights Fresh, an artistic burlesque troupe, five cans of fluorescent latex body paint, and a twister board. It was epic (and no cameras were allowed).

WEDDING

Ceremony Place:

Millcreek Inn


Date:
October 1st

The bride wore:
A flowing ivory gown by Maggie Sottero.

The groom wore:
Classic Edwardian evening wear complete with top hat and kid gloves.

RECEPTION


Reception Place:
Millcreek Inn

Wedding music:
A couple DJ friends from Burning Man spent four months creating an ensemble of Middle-Eastern themed electronica.

Menu:
Mediterranean Buffet: Endive Pear Salad, Greek Salad, Seared Eggplant, Isreali Couscous, Mediterranean Dover Sole, Marinated Shoulder of Australian Lamb, Hummus and Middle Eastern Breads

Cake:
Lemon cake with ivory-colored frosting adorned with purple paisleys.

Colors:
Royal Purple, lilac, ivory

Theme:
"When East and West become one"

Flowers:
Studio Stems. The bouquets and table arrangements were all based around purple flowers with the addition of peacock feathers to give the bridal bouquet a Persian twist

Décor elements:
Paiselys!

Unique details:
Our American ceremony was officiated by Mayor Corroon. We had readings from writers around the world in their native tongues: Robert Burns in Scots, Alexandr Pushkin in Russian, Madeline l'Engle in English, and Rumi in Persian. After the recession, we returned for a Persian ceremony officiated by a former mayor from Iran. This was conducted in front of a ceremonial Persian wedding spread that Oldouz's mother had obsessed over for several months before the wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT


Bride's answer:
Attempting to ballroom dance to electronic music with Ben

Groom's answer:
Ben's most memorable moment was when he jumped the gun and kissed Oldouz before the mayor had instructed him to do so.

HONEYMOON

Place:
The entire honeymoon was a surprise for Oldouz. The night of the wedding we went to the Grand America in Salt Lake. The next morning we jumped in the car and started driving. The first night we went to Jackson, Wyoming. The next day we went hiking in the Grand Tetons. After spending a second night in Jackson, we spent the next day touring around Yellowstone. After spending the final night at the Old Faithful Inn, we spent some more time in Yellowstone and then traveled home via Lewisville, Idaho where we found the grave site of Ben's great-great-great-grandfather, the first Stokes to come to America.

Most Memorable Moment
On the last morning, we took all the petals from Oldouz's bridal bouquet and set them afloat in the Firehole River.

WEDDING ADVICE

1) Before you start to think about anything else (venue included): formulate a guest list.
2) If you get married in Salt Lake, get the Grand Honeymoon package at Grand America for your wedding night. It's pricey but it's money well-spent.























































VENDORS

Rings:
The stone for Oldouz's ring is an extremely rare natural, untreated padparadscha that was procured directly from a mine in Sri Lanka. The platinum ring and setting was custom-made to fit the stone by a platinum smith in Honolulu. Ben's ring was made of tungsten carbide and acquired off Ebay from this seller: http://myworld.ebay.com/lampard0603

Invitations:
The wedding invitations were printed in India by http://www.indianweddingcard.com

Rehearsal dinner:
The rehearsal dinner was held at The Roof in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Photography:
Photography was done by http://www.opiefoto.com
Bridal gown:
the bridal gown was a Maggie Sottero Vanessa procured off Ebay from this seller: http://myworld.ebay.com/chelseabridal

Alterations:
Express Tailoring & Reweaving, 672 S 300 W

Hair and Makeup:

Landis Lifestyle Salon, 1298 S 900 E

Bridesmaids' dresses:
The bridesmaids' dresses were purchased off Ebay from this seller: http://myworld.ebay.com/yourweddinghome/

Groom’s Tux/Suit:
The groom wore a tradional white-tie ensemble pieced together from acquisitions from several merchants on Ebay including:
http://myworld.ebay.com/formaltailor
http://myworld.ebay.com/monkeysuits
http://myworld.ebay.com/*damco*
http://myworld.ebay.com/fashion455
http://myworld.ebay.com/thetuxxman

Flowers
Studio Stems: http://www.studiostems.com/

Catering:
The catering was all provided by the venue with the exception of the Persian pastries which were provided by Pars Market, 3949 Highland Dr

Cake:

Entertainment/Music:
Jared Gallardo of Jellyfish 12000: http://www.jellyfish12000.com

Officiant:
Peter Corroon (American Ceremony) and Mahdi Hoseinyzad (Persian Ceremony)

Utah Engagement Photographer - Jen + Jon

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

It's so hard to blog a photo shoot when it's your friends or family. Anyway, Jon Jon and my husband have been friends for 10 years. I was beyond thrilled when I met Jen and even more happy when I found out they were getting married. They are perfect for each other. I'll be shooting their wedding this coming Saturday, May 28th at their house. For the engagement session they wanted to add a little humor to the photos with unusual clothing. Jon's attire is for sure not something he would ever wear but Jen's spring dress is super cute. We did the photo shoot at the Salt Lake Library and then drove around for some other spots. I was able to talk them into wearing something more casual for a different look. What do you guys think? Do you love or hate the clothing?

<3 Opie