January can be quite chilly in Utah. Winter weddings can be challenging when the temperatures drop below zero. This was a one hour wedding. Most weddings are four to ten hours. Spencer and Brielle asked for one hour. Sure, I would have loved to up sell them to a 4-hour wedding package—those include an engagement session. But, if I don’t have a big wedding, a one hour wedding is better than no wedding. Yay!
This wedding was at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in South Jordan, Utah. Since this is a Latter-Day Saint Temple, the wedding ceremony is held indoors and there is no photography. Temple weddings will feature the couple exiting the temple to waiting family and friends. We then photograph the family and friends in front of the temple and the capture photos of the bride and groom.
It’s the first kiss outside as a married couple! Perhaps one of the most important photos we can capture on a wedding day. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes we’ve had to recreate that first kiss. Couples should be kissing all the time anyway.
We photographed the whole group of friends and family. We then whittle down the group. We start large and end up small.
We photograph each side of the family. I’m using portable lighting to fill in the shadows from the sunlight. We can’t always have perfect light, but we can make it look better with my lighting.
We’ll photograph the immediate family and any combination you can think of during the time we have. We want grandparents, parents, siblings, and even sorority sister. We can be flexible.
All the Brielle and Spencer requested was the exit and the family photos. I did get just a few photos of the bride and groom. I always try and go above and beyond for the couple.
Any day can be a perfect day for a wedding. It was a bright sunny day but it was freezing. Double socks, and we’re prepared!