Lilly & Stefan’s sweet engagement session

 

Lilly has been my studio manager for four or five months now, and I was so excited when she got engaged in August, and even more excited when she asked me to photograph her upcoming wedding. She and Stefan are so sweet together, and we had so much fun during their engagement session this fall. We were lucky to capture the last rays of the evening sun.

 

First Snow!

Kim and her family came to the valley in mid-November for a little vacation and were delighted to wake up to snow on their first morning. Little Hudson, who lives in San Diego, was so excited that they decided to get some family portraits done while they were here. So much fun to run around with this sweet family, capturing Hudson and all of her excitement!

Tamar & Will’s Intimate Fall Wedding

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to photograph Tamar and Will’s fall wedding at Trail Creek Cabin. The ceremony was the first Armenian Orthodox one I have had the pleasure to photograph, and was full of beautiful traditions. The wedding was intimate and personal- with just Tamar and Will’s family and closest friends celebrating with them– just how they wanted it! It was so fun to see two totally different families blending in such a wonderful way. Dinner was inside the cabin, followed by music by Old Death Whisperer, and a whole bunch of incredible dancing!

Thank you to Kat at Sun Valley for always being so awesome to work with and Tara Bella Flowers, Lea Webber and Dani Peoples for bringing it all together! Congrats Tamar and Will!

 

Mia’s Senior Portraits

Mia and her family moved the valley a few months ago, just before her senior year, and Mia has taken it all in stride. She is a super smart, talented girl who know what she wants. She has her eyes set on a school and is already taking college classes to get a head start on it all. I had so much fun getting to know Mia during her senior portrait session a couple of weeks ago!

 

Lauren & Kenneth are getting married!

My job is pretty sweet, I must say! I know that I say that all the time, and of course there are things that make it a drag (you know, all that pesky running your own business stuff that is not actually photography related), but still, it’s pretty fun! When Lauren’s mom called to say that┬áLauren and Kenneth are getting married next summer and they wanted me to be the photographer, I was bummed because I was already booked for their date and this would have been the third wedding in the family that I would get to photograph. But she called back the next day and said that they could move the wedding back a couple of days, and now I get to be their photographer! Which is fun because their family is awesome and because Lauren and Kenneth are just super cute together!

I loved hearing their proposal story. Super sweet! “…We were in the Grand Cayman Islands for my uncle’s wedding.┬áThe proposal was the day after the wedding. The whole family was getting ready for dinner, and I asked Lauren to come with me to watch the sunset. Little did she know that there were flower petals in a heart shape on the beach and a photographer ready to capture the event. We walked down to the beach… I turned to her and told her how much I loved her and wanted her to be in my life forever. I knelt down on one knee and asked her. The whole family was watching from the resort balcony and irrupted in cheer. We lit a Chinese wish lantern and watched it fly into the distance after making a wish.”

We had their engagement session planned for a few weeks ago when they were in town for the weekend and the weather was looking if-y to say the least (cold with a very good chance of snow), but because they were only here for the weekend, we decided to just go ahead with the shoot. And as I often am, I was so glad that we just went for it. Stormy days can be the best for photography. We got a mix of beautiful light, stormy clouds, sun and snow, all in a little over an hour.

Cant wait for the wedding next summer– congrats Lauren & Kenneth!

Can’t go wrong with cute babies and cute kids!

Had so much fun getting to know Kirsten and her husband Jimmy and their cute little boys! I was very impressed with Blaise, who managed his big brother duties quite well while and holding and playing with little Jace. Congrats guys– you’ve got some fun years ahead of you!

Ashley & CJ’s Mountain Engagement Session

Ashley & CJ couldn’t be more cute together, and I had a blast hanging out with them a couple weeks ago! I am a big proponent of engagement photos (which are included with all of our wedding photography), even though everyone is always nervous about doing them, because it gives us a chance to just get to know each other and play around a little without the schedule and location restraints of a wedding day. Plus, that way when I arrive on the big day, couples are already super comfortable with the camera. So excited for Ashely & CJ’s wedding next summer!


Allie & Aaron’s Trail Creek Pavilion Wedding

Allie and Aaron’s wedding was sweet and intimate. The couple met in architecture school and recently moved back to the Valley, where Allie grew up. They are both low key, and planned a wedding that matched their personalities. They wanted a wedding that was just about celebrating with those they are close with. It’s always important to me to have the photography at a wedding reflect the personalities of the couple. I loved photographing their wedding– getting to document the interactions and special little moments throughout the day.

It’s always great to work with such an awesome team of vendors– Kat Stansberry at Sun Valley, Tara Bella Flowers, DJ Nathan Hudson, Joanne Brand at Third Floor Salon, Barbara’s Party Rentals, and of course my second shooter Christina Carlson.

Kimberly & Andrew’s Wedding at Trail Creek

Andrew asked Kimberly out on their first date when she was 16. After 10 years of friendship, teaching tennis in Sun Valley in the summers during high school and college, and living together as roommates– they finally started dating. He would ask her on out for some adventure or another and it would turn into dinner, drinks or a trivia night. Six and a half years later he proposed, and on Saturday they were married at Trail Creek Pavilion.

Kimberly and Andrew are such a delight to be around. They are goofy, energetic and competitive. They, and their family and friends are just such a fun, happy group, and their wedding was too! Here are some images preview images from the wedding. As you can see, even on their wedding day, Kimberly and Andrew were quite adventurous!