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!

Formals outside the Logan, Utah Temple lds couple lds wedding photographer Bella Alder Photography summer wedding sealing in the temple marriage after elopement #bellaalderphoto #weddingphotos #loganutahtemple #brideandgroom #weddingday #ldswedding #weddingphotographer #ldsphotographer #utahweddingphotographer #loganutahweddingphotographer
 

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Natalie + McKay Formals | Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan, Utah

Natalie and McKay are the sweetest couple. They were set up on a blind date by Natalie’s uncle, and the rest is history! They fit each other perfectly, and Natalie was really excited to learn that McKay also speaks Spanish, which is something she hoped for in a future husband.

Before their formal session, I talked about having a First Look with the couple. Natalie was all for it, but McKay was a little hesitant. I don’t think he wanted to feel put on the spot or made to feel like he needed to show a lot of emotion. I convinced him that First Looks totally don’t have to be that way. It’s a special moment for a couple to see themselves for the first time in that bride/groom role and to just be excited for their future together, and I’m just there to document it while they have their private moment. And if they didn’t want to use those pictures in the future, that’s fine — at least they had them!

After we arrived at Conservation Garden Park, McKay went up ahead to wait by the entrance while Natalie was helping into her bridal attire by her family. When she was ready, we approached McKay and I documented her calling his name, and his heartfelt reaction as he turned around to see his blushing bride. He definitely shed a tear or two (but don’t tell him I told you!). It was adorable to see them share this sweet moment with one another, and I can’t wait for more sweet moments to come as I document their wedding day.

We spent a long time in the botanical gardens, shooting lots of photos in the lavender because Natalie loved the colors. Needless to say, it was a very calming session with all that lavender (and I happened to sleep very well that night, thank you very much!). After we got what we needed at the Botanical Gardens, we headed over to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple to take more photos. I’d never shot at this temple before, and I now only have 3 temples left before I’ve shot at every one in the state of Utah.

Stay tuned for photos from this darling couple’s wedding day here on the blog!

LDS bride in front of the Oquirrh Mountain Template in West Jordan, Utah professional wedding photography in Salt Lake City. Bridals and formals before the wedding day by Bella Alder Photography #bellaalderphoto #weddingphotography #utahweddingphotographer #slcweddingphotographer #weddings #loganutahweddingphotographer #firstlook #formals
 

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Bubba + Aleksis Formals | Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah

Bubba + Aleksis are absolutely the CUTEST couple ever. They’re middle school sweethearts - you read that right! These two have been together longer than most couples I work with, and their love for each other really shows!

Aleksis suggested the Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah for their formal session because of the elegance and sophistication of the building. It totally meshed with her style as a bride and also the bride and groom’s wedding attire. I love how big this grand staircase is — we had a lot of fun!

I arrived at the same time as Bubba and Aleksis, so I walked down to help Aleksis change into her dress before coming back up to the staircase to photograph their first look. As we came up the stairs, Aleksis called her sweetheart’s name, and his reaction to seeing his beautiful future wife in her wedding dress for the first time brought tears even to MY eyes! Thank goodness I had my camera to hide behind, because I was a mess, just witnessing their love for each other!

We spent a while taking pictures inside the building and then ventured outside for some quick pics. Miss Syracuse was there taking pictures for her campaign and after gushing over how beautiful Aleksis looked, offered to help hold out her train for a few photos as well.

We ended the session by running over to Temple Square to grab a few pictures on the pedestal outside the Salt Lake City Temple before the sun went down and we called it a night. I had a blast with these two and can’t wait to share their wedding photos on here, as well!

Professional formals session for Bubba and Aleksis in northern Utah taken on the beautiful marble staircase at the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah by Bella Alder Photography #bellaalderphoto #formals #weddings #utahweddings #utahcouple #youngcouples #highschoolsweethearts #sophisticatedwedding #weddinginspo #elegantwedding #slcweddingphotographer #utahweddingphotographer #weddingphotog
Formals taken outside the Utah State Capitol Building by Bella Alder Photography, professional wedding photographer serving Salt Lake City, Utah and the surrounding areas in Northern Utah. #bellaalderphoto #formals #weddings #utahweddings #utahcouple #youngcouples #highschoolsweethearts #sophisticatedwedding #weddinginspo #elegantwedding #slcweddingphotographer #utahweddingphotographer #weddingphotog
 

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