Sometimes the prodigal son returns! I met Eric several years ago as he was a very active political blogger here in Utah. A few years ago he moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he met Lindsey. I believe they met through OK Cupid or another dating website.
They both have family and friends who live in Utah so they returned to Salt Lake City for their wedding ceremony. And they picked me to be their wedding photographer, woo hoo!
Granted Fort Douglas is located behind the University of Utah and I am a huge BYU fan, I can remain professional and work on or near the campus of our hated rivals. I am trying to fan the flames of a dying rivalry. Anyway, back to the wedding!
The wedding was very simple and the weather was beautiful. They were married the last day of July and the weather this summer has been pretty moderate and not torturously hot. They didn’t have an official walk down the aisle either. So it was a bit unique and very laid back.
I am repeating the rings and the bouquets to add some decoration to the post. The main color for the wedding was purple. And during the formal portraits the bride realized she had forgotten the bouquet! Ack! So we sent someone to fetch the flowers from her hotel suite.
Group photos are the most important for a wedding. Photographers will sometimes look down on these important photos. They might rush right through them because they aren’t as artistic. But in many cases this is the only time the whole family will be together in one spot. So I like to make these shots count.
After the group shots we spend time with just the bride and groom. We try to make the most of any location. We want to mix portraiture, fashion, love, and the couple all into at least a half hour if possible. More time is always welcome though. Sometimes it is helpful to have the bride and groom photos done before the wedding so the two can spend more time with guests and at the party.
I am open to pretty much any photograph. If you want a group photo and then more, that is why I am there. Ask me for any photo you need.
Everyone has their unique spirit and personality. Some people like the “cheesy” shots of jumping in the air. Others want to pose like rockstars. Be yourself for the camera.
Time to cut the cake. They weren’t planning on a wedding cake but someone brought a stack of bundt cakes and one was even red velvet. I only learned recently that red velvet cake was supposed to taste like chocolate. I always thought it tasted like red.
One of these little bridesmaids loved the camera. She was rather shy about it. She would stand off to the side and hope to catch my attention. Once eye contact was made she would pose for the camera. It was pretty funny and totally cute.