Yay! You guys, I’m so so excited to be sharing this formal session today!! This is such a special one for me, because it is the first time I ever shot out at the Salt Flats! I was soooo excited when Caitlin and Joey told me that they wanted their formal session out at the Salt Flats, and it was absolutely perfect! These two love birds hopped in my car, and we roadtripped the roughly two hours out to the Salt Flats, and I loved getting so much time to chat with Caitlin and Joey. I learned so much more about them as individuals, as a couple, and about their relationship. We also definitely hashed out all the details of the wedding day, which was so nice for me! You can never be too prepared 😉

 

When we got to the Salt Flats, we were blessed with the most perfect warm day! Caitlin and Joey quickly changed into their wedding attire, and then it was time for the first look! I led Joey out into the middle of nowhere and Caitlin followed close behind. When Joey was finally able to turn around, he was totally wowed by Caitlin. It was so so sweet! I mean, just look at her, anyone would be wowed by that beauty!!

 

Now that all the nerves were out of the way, Caitlin and Joey were able to let loose and enjoy the rest of their session. They danced, kissed, and ran around the beautiful open space around us. As a photographer, it was a unique challenge for me to keep the photos interesting and different, because there isn’t much to work with with the environment. I quite enjoyed the challenge, and I found myself choosing to focus in tight on their cute touches, and then pull back really wide to get all sorts of unique images for Caitlin and Joey. This session was definitely one for the books, and I wouldn’t be mad if any of my future couples chose this rad location for their sessions… hint hint!

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Oh my gosh, these two are just to die for!! I was lucky enough to shoot this anniversary session for Morgan + Jaden back at the beginning of summer, and it was so much fun! We shot these photos in Salt Lake City, at the most gorgeous park! These two were so easy to photograph, as the love just oozes out of them! And like come on, Morgan is just stunning!! I couldn’t take a bad photo of her if I tried ;)It was featured on Utah Bride Blog a few months back, and now I finally get to blog all these gorgeous images!

 

Morgan and Josh are such a joy to be around, and they cherish each other to no end! These two lovebirds met at college, dated, and quickly fell in love! Josh proposed to Morgan at a hot springs, and all the happy tears ensued! Morgan says their first year of marriage has been nothing short of amazing — “I love being with my sweetheart all the time, and getting to experience everything together. Not having to say goodbye every night is the best thing ever! I love coming home to him, and I’m so excited to get to spend the rest of my life with him by my side.” Awwww, right?!

 

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These two get married tomorrow!!! I cannot even wait to see it all come together!! I figured today was as good as any to share the photos of the happy bride and groom from their stunning formal session! As always, Albion Basin seriously never disappoints! A gorgeous couple in a gorgeous location is always a win!

 

Morgan and Jaden opted to do a first look, and as you can see, it was the literal cutest thing ever!! The way Jaden adores Morgan (and vice versa!), makes you believe wholeheartedly in love! They are so dang cute together, and I know their marriage is going to be amazing!! We were blessed with some of the yummiest light during their session, and I’m pretty much obsessed with all of their photos!! I just love these two so dang much, and I love that you can see their personality and love shine through in every single image! And, let’s chat about that sunset at the end, because hot dang! Isn’t that jaw-dropping?! Mother nature, you always kill it!

 

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My husband and I adventured to San Francisco this past June to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary, and we had the time of our lives! I fully plan on blogging photos of our trip + putting together a little San Francisco travel guide, so be on the look out for that!

 

Anyway, while we were there I had the opportunity to photograph Maddy & Andrew, and they are the cutest humans ever!! They had just moved to the city from Utah, so it was fun chatting about all the places we had explored so far, and swapping tips back and forth! I wanted to shoot in a location that I don’t get to shoot at very often coming from Utah, so the ocean was the perfect choice! Gosh, I love the ocean! Although San Francisco doesn’t quite have the typical beach weather, it still delivered some gorgeous lighting!!

 

Maddy & Andrew have been married two years, but you can still see that they are head over heels for each other! So giggly, so lovey dovey, just so perfect for each other!! And can we talk about how amazing her hair looks whipping all over?! #hairgoals for sure! We walked around Lands End, and were able to get some great shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, and then walked over by the Sutro Baths — those were incredible!! I so wish I could have seen them in their full, operating glory! But alas, the ruins made for some awesome shots too. I seriously had the best time photographing these two in San Francisco, and I hope to get back there soon to do some more exploring (and photographing, who am I kidding?! 🙂 )

 

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I’m so excited to be sharing Caitlin & Joey’s engagement session!! Caitlin is one of my 2017 #ADPbrides, and I have loved every second of working with her! I have some totally amazing brides this year, and I feel so so lucky to be apart of all their journeys to the altar!

 

For their engagement session, Caitlin and Joey chose the expansive, beautiful, green field located at Tunnel Springs Park. They both love wide open spaces, so this was a perfect location for that! We started our session off by the trees so we could take advantage of the open shade, and these two were pros from the get go. Caitlin and Joey were laughing and being the exact amount of adorable that is needed for an engagement session. These two have a special bond, and it is so so apparent when you see them interacting with each other!

 

Just as the sun was setting, we ventured out more into the open field and got some spectacular shots. At one point I did an exercise where I had Caitlin and Joey go back and forth telling each other what they love about the other person. You guys, it was literally amazing!! They were just staring into each other’s eyes and giving the most sincere, loving compliments, and I’m pretty sure all of our eyes welled up with tears. That is why I do what I do! Love is amazing!! To be able to witness couple’s spilling their hearts out to each other time and time again — ah! I get goosebumps just thinking about it! I have the best couples ever, and I truly love my job!

 

Congratulations on your engagement, Caitlin & Joey! I can’t wait for your August wedding!!

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  • Alyona oborn - Wow!!! What beautiful views and couple! Beautiful jobReplyCancel

  • Raegan Christensen - Gorgeous! I love Tunnel Springs Park! The light can be so tricky since there’s only that one tree but you worked the light so well. What a lucky couple to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime B. - Tunnel Springs Park is such a beautiful place for an engagement session. They are such an adorable couple and I am sure they will treasure these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - They are an adorable couple!! I love the park you photographed at. It’s so pretty! I have a friend looking for a wedding photographer in Utah! I’m going to send them your way 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Trumbull - I am loving exploring your website! I bet this couple’s wedding photography is going to be amazing just like this engagement session! You are a very talented Utah wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Howard - What a gorgeous couple! Are you their wedding photographer as well? Utah is so beautiful this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - Oh my gosh Ashley I love these engagement pictures!! The field look is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christie - What a gorgeous engagement session with this Utah couple! Can’t wait to see what you create as their wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • hiliary stewart - You seriously are such an amazing photogrpher!ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn Nicole Wamsley - Ashley!! These are STUNNING! Thank you so much for adding them to the KNP database. I can’t wait to shoot here!ReplyCancel