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Carousel of Life | Documentary Family Photographer

This family is wonderful friends of mine. I <3 them. With the little kids, I knew we had to do something FUN! I mean, really, rare is the family that LOVES to get their pictures taken. I mean the ENTIRE family LOVES getting their picture taken. That never happens. (If you know someone like this, send them my way lol!) So having kids (or dads, just saying) who have a short attention span or get cranky is normal, so I have to plan ahead for that 😉 For this fun family, we met at an amazing park with a carousel. I love carousels. There's something timeless and innocent and happy about carousels. Thinking about what to write for this session, the carousel is unintentionally becoming the focus. It didn't start out that way when I was photographing, I promise. But think about it - Life is like a carousel. We have our ups and downs...and ups and downs. Parenting sure has it's ups and downs. Just this morning, I had a child quite upset at me and tears were shed. It would be nice if we could just have the ups. But I know the downs are necessary...if you are in a down, keep your chin up, things will get better. Enjoy the ride.


Bleu + Tay | Wedding | St. George Temple

Bleu & Tay met in their childhood years, when they lived across the street from each other. In high school they dated and went to school dances together. By graduation, they were pretty much inseparable! After returning from his mission, Bleu proposed to Tay. Of course, she said yes! And so, to the sweet Southern Utah town of St. George we went for their wedding.
St. George Temple

Front door st george temple

st george temple weather vane

temple rampartsDue to the sacred nature of our Temples, we do not photograph inside the Temples, which means we don’t photograph the actual wedding ceremony. But that’s ok, because there is plenty of anticipation and excitement of waiting for the bride and groom to come out of the Temple!
boys waiting


grandpa with flowers

Bridal exit

first kiss

carrying the dress
Group selfie!!
group selfie
And a budding little photographer!
budding photographer

bride & groom st george temple

happy american gothic bridal

bride & groom st george temple 2

bride snuggles

bride & groom 2

wedding rings
She is so gorgeous!
gorgeous bride

full length bridal

hold my hand
Seriously, these two are such a fun couple. This was Bleu’s idea & I think it’s just totally “them”!
happy couple
When I was told the ceremony would be in St. George, my first thought was, “I hope they are willing to go up to the bluffs.” Luckily, Tay was hoping the same thing! We may have gotten a little dirty and a lot sweating, but it was all worth it!
red rock bridal

red rock bride dress

red rock groom

red rock kiss

red rock bridal

temple view from the bluff
Again, this is totally them!

blue sky bridal

holding hands
Stay tuned for the reception photos!