The Halia Boutique Commercial Photo Shoot | Layton, Utah

Anna was one of my brides from last year, so when she asked me to take photos of her products for her new shop she was starting up, of course I said, “Yes!” We met at her parent’s house in Layton, and she brought several outfit changes as well as another friend to help model her earrings and necklaces.

All of her jewelry is handmade from scratch. She’ll be selling at the Miss Utah Pageant later this year — all of the contestants will be wearing her earrings! I’m so excited for my friend and this wonderful experience she is having starting her own jewelry boutique.

In addition to selling these handmade products, she also offers custom designs as well. Everything is packaged in such a darling way. I highly recommend these products! Go check her out on Instagram: @the_halia_boutique

 

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Bubba + Aleksis Engagements | Paradise, Utah

We chose the location for Bubba and Aleksis’ engagement session because it is a spot that always meant a lot to them. As high school sweethearts, they would spend a lot of time driving out to Porcupine Dam to cliff jump and play in the water, and it’s a beautiful area. We hiked up pretty high in the mountains right around there to get just the right location they were looking for. The mosquitoes were pretty terrible, but it was definitely worth it that one night to get such beautiful photos to last them forever!

The higher up we hiked, the prettier it got. There were breath-taking views in all directions! Aleksis stepped in a ton of mud, but luckily all the rinsing off in the dam took away most of it so you can’t even see in the pictures! I loved the colors of their engagement outfits, as they perfectly complemented both each other as well as the setting.

They’re just the cutest, sweetest couple! I love working with them, and I can’t wait for their wedding day!

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Natalie + McKay Engagements | Mantua, Utah

Natalie and McKay were set up on a blind date by Natalie’s uncle. Natalie said she wouldn’t date anyone unless he was tall, dark, and handsome; fluent in Spanish; and super kind and funny. McKay checked all of those boxes and they immediately hit it off after their first date!

Natalie is from Hyrum, Utah and McKay is from Provo. They both go to school down there, and Natalie is studying Spanish to be a Spanish teach while McKay studies science. We took their engagement pictures in Mantua, Utah so we could get a lot of diversity for their photos — some hilltop pictures and flower-filled fields, as well as some lakeside “sitting on the dock of the bay”-type photos.

I loved their coordinating outfits, especially Natalie’s flowy blue dress! Take a look at some photos from the session below, and stay tuned for more picture of these two!

 

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Storrs Family Pictures | Ogden Botanical Gardens

The Storrs family lives in West Jordan, and while I live in Logan, Utah, we decided to meet in the middle for their family pictures at the Ogden Botanical Gardens. These gardens are such a beautiful setting to take family pictures at, and often over-looked so I always love coming here. It’s never super crowded, the lawns and gardens are beautifully manicured, and the lighting is always fantastic!

I’ve know the Storrs my whole life! Selena and I have been best friends since we were toddlers, holding hands through our strollers when our moms would take us on walks! The Storrs wanted to get family pictures taken before their son left on his mission to South America. They said this is the last time they are taking family pictures until another member is added to their family, whether that be a wife for Austin or a baby for Selena and Reinaldo!

Selena and Reinaldo have been married for almost a year! I have taken lots of photos for this lovely family, from these family pictures to Selena and Reinaldo’s engagements and formals last year! The family word shades of red and wanted pictures next to lots of red flowers, which was super easy to do at the Ogden Botanical Gardens, and I think the pictures turned out lovely!

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Iyad + Arin Engagements | North Logan, Utah

Iyad called me a few weeks before their engagement session explaining that they were going to be in Utah for only a one-week window, but really wanted to get their pictures taken while they were together here! Iyad is from Canada and Arin is from Pakiston, and Utah is a bit of a middle-ground for them.

They’ve been dating for a while, and their connection was really beautiful to witness during this session! The couple chose a beautiful yellow-flowered field for their engagement session, and I loved the bright colors they wore to contrast with the yellow blooms. Arin’s dress was absolutely beautiful, and ultra-flattering. I loved it!

We took pictures in some rolling hills up in North Logan, Utah, and the beautiful setting was ultimately why they decided on taking their engagements here in Utah! The earth really delivered for their session — the fields and mountainous/hilly backdrop made for some fantastic engagement pictures.

 

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Cara + Josh Engagements | Logan Canyon in Cache Valley, Utah

This session for me was really special to capture as Cara is actually my sister-in-law! It was so special to have this time with the happy couple and take their engagements as they plan their wedding. Cara and Josh met online, but funnily enough, Cara had actually been working with Josh’s brother for several years! Imagine that!

This will be a really beautiful blended family as Josh is bringing two children into the marriage. I can’t wait for these guys to officially be part of our family!

Cara and Josh’s engagement session was taken up Logan Canyon. We started out in more casual clothing and changed into more formal outfits about halfway through. I love the photos we got up the canyon because I had them turn off at a really secret little spot that you can’t even see from the road, so not a lot of people know about it, but as you can see, it is absolutely STUNNING.

One thing on Josh’s “bucket list” for this shoot was a picture of them in the middle of the road. Unfortunately every time we tried to jump in their to take a picture, we were faced with lots of traffic. Luckily, Beaver Mountain is not super crowded at all during the summertime, so we drove up there a little ways and finally snagged that last in-the-road shot to make sure they got all the pictures they needed out of their engagement shoot without leaving Logan Canyon.

I seriously can’t wait to share these pictures, and for Josh and his kids to join the Alder family! What a party that will be!

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Courtney + Kameron Sealing | Logan Utah Temple in Cache Valley, Utah

Courtney and Kameron had a beautiful mountain elopement in Preston, Idaho a couple years back. This year, on their second wedding anniversary, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah temple. This was such a special ceremony, and a blast to celebrate with all their friends and family!

Courtney wore her original wedding dress which was BEAUTIFUL and we were able to capture some more really special moments and photos of their second big day outside the time. This was literally the hottest wedding I’d been to all year, with temps reaching 102 degrees!

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Susan + Stuart Engagements | Utah State University in Logan, Utah

Susan and Stuart actually met several years ago at a Family Home Evening activity. Susan immediately thought Stuart was very cute, and promptly gave him her number, asking him to call her! They ran into each other again about a month later when Stuart showed up to take Susan’s roommate out for a date, never having  actually called her! Oops.

She figured, oh well, he’s not interested, until they met up again at a similar activity about two years ago, where she gave him her number again. This time, he used it. They’ve been together ever since! I loved getting to take their engagement photos on the Utah State University campus in Logan, Utah. These two are both natives to Cache Valley, and the youngest of very large families!

We chose Utah State as the location for their engagement pictures because we loved how many different settings and styles we could get for their photos in the same geographic area. We took pictures by old architecture and on staircases, as well as on expansive lawns near manicured flower beds and on more modern designed benches. It was a lot of diversity in a quick amount of time.

I loved getting to spend this time with these two getting to know them better. I can’t wait to see them tie the knot!

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