As you know, I am expected my first child this Christmas season. My husband and I recently went to get our ultrasound and I wanted to share the wonderful news with you that we are having a…. (drum roll please)….
I have to admit, I was sure it was a girl! I had a name picked out and everything. It is not that I am disappointed, I just have to switch my thinking from bows to bow ties. My husband couldn’t be more trilled. He has already bought a onsies for the little guy that says “To Do List:
4) Play Football”
He is a sports lover and with how active we both are I wouldn’t be surprised if our little tyke plays sports as well. We are really excited and I wanted to share it with you!!! Now I will get back to editing and finish some photographs for you to see!!!Read More
Today I am flying to Washington state to photograph Mia and Joseph’s wedding. They are mixing their Chinese culture with their religion as members of of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am so excited to photograph how they blend everything! It is going to be sooo unique!
In honor of this, I am blogging the rest of the Hindu wedding starting today! As I am sure you know by know from reading this blog regularly, Hindu weddings are long and full of beautiful symbolism. The wedding ceremony itself was the pinnacle of the 3 days of ceremonies and was the longest and most detailed. After the grooms prayer the bride exited the bridal room and was brought into the Melak (the canopy under which they were married) by her bridal party to sit next to her groom.
It was the first time the bride and groom had seen each other in 3 days so it was very exciting and emotional. The first thing they did before sitting in front of the priest they exchanged flower garlands. I love how you can just see the love and excitement on their faces when they see each other for the first time!
Then they sat down and began offering sacrifices and praying. I have to say, I think Hindu’s prayers are so very beautiful!
There are just too many photographs to blog in one day, so check back in the next few days for the rest of this AMAZING ceremony!
Want to see more photographs of the ceremony? Check them out on my proofing site at this link!
I apologize for not blogging as much this week! My husband and I are moving up from Provo to the Salt Lake area. My office will also be moving up to Salt Lake as well!!! The changes are exciting, I just don’t like moving (who does, really?) and it is taking so much of my time and energy that I haven’t blogged as much. Thank you for understanding!Read More
Thursday through Saturday this week I will be photographing a traditional Hindu wedding. I am WAY excited and can’t wait to share the photographs with you all! So keep checking back in the coming weeks to see the amazing photographs I get from all the ceremonies that span the 3 day wedding!Read More
There is a small part of the ground at the Salt Lake Temple that contains a beautiful garden. It’s small and intimate and most people don’t know its there. I love photographing there for its beauty and the fact that it is almost always available, even on busy days like this day was! The photographs we got here are some of my favorites!
How Bailey & Jared had the energy to jump off of the pedestal for this fun photograph is beyond me. It was so hot I was so tired at this point! Then again… I am pregnant so that probably has a lot to do with it! hahaha I love that they did have the energy though because this photograph is priceless. I love their faces!
I love Bailey and Jared’s simple sense of style. Bailey didn’t need anything more than a simple beautiful dress to accent her natural beauty. She has confidence in herself that I greatly appreciate. Jared’s brother and his wife are some friend’s of mine and if Jared and Bailey have a marriage with the respect and kindness that his brother’s marriage has they will live a happy life. Both of their families were sooo kind throughout the whole day. I really don’t think I have ever photographed a wedding with so much encouragement from the family members! I had several people come up to me and tell me what a great job I was doing and how grateful they were for having me come. I felt like I was on cloud nine the whole night with all the kind comments I was getting! I was so humbled to how kind everyone was.
Once Bailey & Jared hugged everyone and we took group photographs we started newlywed photographs! They were such great sports about the heat and never complained. We quickly finished all the photographs they wanted so we could get them out of the hot sun to the luncheon.
I know most of you know this from reading my blog regularly, but this is my favorite spot to photograph the Salt Lake City Temple.
More newlywed photographs will be posted tomorrow so check back for those!Read More