This is a long post with more than 40 photos from Eric and Michelle’s wedding in Cottonwood Heights. It was a beautiful summer day and we had perfect weather. This was also a chance to break in my Fuji X-T1 into wedding photography. I shot with my standard Canon gear but I wanted to get the film look that comes with a Fuji camera. Both are great cameras and they created amazing photos!
This was a backyard wedding. The backyard was decorated with large initials of the wedding couple, chinese lanterns, christmas lights, and more. It was fun to photograph the details as the bride and groom prepared for the wedding ceremony. I did get a few photos of the bride and groom getting ready. It can be fun to document the hair and makeup.
The home has a 100 year old building that was decorated with large initials. The couple wanted a posed portrait in front of the building after the ceremony.
The guest book was a painted of a tree. People would create a finger print on the tree and then sign their name to their finger. They could pick different colors.
The bride and groom have a Danish and Norwegian heritage. There were different cakes and pastries to recognize that heritage. I had the chance to try them and they were delicious.
Not exactly sure why the wedding party does shots before the wedding ceremony. Maybe they are nervous? Just don’t get too tipsy.
The flower girls are actually dropping the flower petals! Usually they forget or they only drop a few.
We then photographed the formal portraits of family, friends, and wedding party. It took about an hour to photograph. We then photographed the bride and groom for about an hour. The backyard is rather spacious so we were able to get a variety of shots. We did have to chase away some kids.
I like to bring my portable lighting kit to photograph the formal portraits. I think that the lighting complements people’s skin and facial features and helps them look their best.
And here is the new couple in front of the old building.
Here are a few photographs of the cake cutting. We had yet another epic cake cutting and smashing. Both the bride and groom had a cake massacre.
And the first dance was on the dance floor.