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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ali and Tage are now Mr. and Mrs!

Its been a long and lovely evening!  Congrats Ali and Tage, you are such a stellar couple, I've loved every minute of working with you!  And don't worry...we'll keep in touch.  Because I drive a Jetta, and I will need Tage to fix it when it breaks.  Which is about every other week. :)

Here is a sneak peek of their wedding day today!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kristen and Christopher's engagement sneak peek

What a laid back, easy-going session!  Kristen and Christopher are just that way.  Plus we got along great since we have about 100+ things in common.  Kristen waited for Christopher on his mission.  I waited for my husband.  Christopher went to Madrid, Spain, on his mission.  My bro-in-law went to Madrid a few years earlier.  Kristen is a photography major at UVU...and well, I dabble in photography myself. :)  Also, all of our names start with "Chris"  Kristen, Christopher and me, Crystal.  Oh yeah, did I mention Kristen's uncle has been my family's dentist for like 20 years?  I think the dental work I've had done by her uncle practically makes us related.  I'm pretty sure. :)  

OK, so maybe not!  But still a fun session.  (We rescheduled to today from Monday, and so glad we did!  Nasty storm monday, perfect weather today!  Sometimes we luck out like that!)

so cute!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sample Pagespread from Tage and Alison's guestbook

They picked the quote, I picked the picture from their groomal session last week, added a texture to hint at a starry sky and voila!  I love it. :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Carly and Ben's post-wedding groomal sneak peek

Okay, so that title is kind of a mouthful!  Really, this was a "trash the dress" session--and thanks to the mud, we did!--but our original idea of maybe wading in the river was thwarted by the fact that the river is more like a dangerous, white-rapid torrent at the moment.  So we played it safe on solid ground.  No reason for anyone, myself included, to get swept away.  :)  You may recognize these two, they got married back in December.  They decided back before their wedding that since Ben was not going to be in town with enough time to do this session before their wedding, to just wait until spring and do it then in the warmer weather.  (Who knew spring was going to play hookey this year?)  anyway, I'm glad they did decide to wait until now, what a perfect evening!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kyrsten's Senior Sneak Peek

So I spent the evening shooting Reese Witherspoon!
Okay, so maybe not Reese Witherspoon, but a gorgeous senior named Kyrsten who I swear looks just like her. And not afraid of the camera either.  Here is a sneak peek into our fun session...yet another one where we lucked out and missed the rain!

Ummm yeah.  This session rocked! More to come...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ali and Tage's Groomal sneak peek

Ali and Tage are getting married in a few weeks!  All they wanted for their groomal session was some spring blossoms...but mother nature decided not to cooperate this season!  We did find one tree that had a few fledgling buds on it, so of course we capitalized on that, but with any luck the blossoms will hold out for another 2 or 3 weeks and we'll have 'em in abundance on their wedding day! Can't wait!

PS... thanks for a hilarious shoot. :)
PPS...Ali, your shoes are awesome.  Comfort and style.  Definitely a win! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Amy and Marcus...Moab engagement!

This weekend my little family and I took a little trip to our favorite place on earth, Moab.  (Which also happens to be the one place in Utah that didn't get drenched in rain and snow this was beautiful!!)  We went with my husbands family (my AWESOME mother and father in law, my super sweet sister in law, Amy, and her amazing boyfriend Marcus).  While we were out there, I made it known that I intended to take some couple-y pictures of Amy and Marcus with some red rocks, and they were totally cool and let me boss them around for a bit.  What Amy didn't know was that this was all part of a BIGGER plan...get her all dolled up, then take her to our family's favorite eatery in Moab, the Sunset Grill....and then set up a few more shots with them as the sun was going which point, Marcus pulled out a ring and proposed overlooking the town.

It was incredible.  My first engagement shoot that was an actual engagement shoot.
Welcome to the family, Marcus!  Well...almost. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Whitney and Lane....engagement sneak peek!

Wow...can you say good looking couple?  These guys took the word "photogenic" to a whole new level!  (I'm a little jealous of Whitney's super long legs....but heck, I'm pretty sure there are runway models who would be too!) And I swear, they posed themselves better than anything I could come up with.  I would be halfway through some kind of direction and then they'd do something cute.  I can't tell you how many times I was like, "Okay, why don't we....never mind.  Just do that!  Don't move!"  lol.  Fun day, awesome shoot!

And just for fun, some birds that were passing by.  :)