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Eric and Michelle’s Wedding in Cottonwood Heights

by dav.d

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!

Wedding signs and wedding details

Wedding signs and wedding details

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.

Bride's wedding dress hangs from the trees

Bride’s wedding dress hangs from the trees

Chinese lanterns and christmas lights decorate the trees

Chinese lanterns and christmas lights decorate the trees

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.

Initials of the bride and groom decorate the yard

Initials of the bride and groom decorate the yard

Flower petals for the wedding ceremony

Flower petals for the wedding ceremony

Chinese lanterns in the trees

Chinese lanterns in the trees

Bride decor

Bride decor

Bride's bouquet

Bride’s bouquet

100 year old building with wedding decor

100 year old building with wedding decor

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.

Family tree. You make a print with your finger print and then sign your name.

Family tree. You make a print with your finger print and then sign your name.

Signing their thumbprint

Signing their thumbprint

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.

Danish and Norwegian wedding cakes

Danish and Norwegian wedding cakes

Wedding ties for groom and groomsmen

Wedding ties for groom and groomsmen

Groom ties the tie

Groom ties the tie

Groom shows of his humorous cologne

Groom shows of his humorous cologne

Bride is ready for the ceremony

Bride is ready for the ceremony

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Not exactly sure why the wedding party does shots before the wedding ceremony. Maybe they are nervous? Just don’t get too tipsy.

Whiskey shots before the wedding

Whiskey shots before the wedding

The flower girls are actually dropping the flower petals! Usually they forget or they only drop a few.

Flower girls dropping the flower petals

Flower girls dropping the flower petals

Bride walks the aisle with her children

Bride walks the aisle with her children

Wedding ceremony in Cottonwood Heights

Wedding ceremony in Cottonwood Heights

Where are the wedding rings

Where are the wedding rings

Exchanging the wedding rings

Exchanging the wedding rings

First kiss as a married couple

First kiss as a married couple

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.

Wedding party formal portrait

Wedding party formal portrait

Bride and groom were just married

Bride and groom were just married

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

Mount Olympus behind the bride and groom

Mount Olympus behind the bride and groom

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.

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

Bride and groom formal portraits

And here is the new couple in front of the old building.

Bride and groom in front of the 100 year old building

Bride and groom in front of the 100 year old building

Wedding cakes

Wedding cakes

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.

Bride and groom cut the cake

Bride and groom cut the cake

Bride and groom smash cake

Bride and groom smash cake

Cake smash aftermath

Cake smash aftermath

First kiss after the cake cutting

First kiss after the cake cutting

And the first dance was on the dance floor.

Candid family photos

Candid family photos

First dance in black and white

First dance in black and white

First dance as a married couple

First dance as a married couple

Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

Wedding Gifts

Wedding Gifts

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