Trent + Kodi Manti Formals

The Manti Temple has to be one of my favorite Temples in Utah. It can be a little tricky to shoot at since it's on a huge hill but the castle like Temple is so worth it. When Kodi and Trent wanted to do formal pictures before their wedding day I could not have been happier! It gives us chance to take pictures in a more controlled timeline instead of feeling rushed on your wedding day to get everything done in one day and than you get to enjoy the big day with family and friends! These two are not only MODEL WORTHY, but they both have a hearts of GOLD! I don't know how I get so lucky with such wonderful down to earth couples, but I'm sure not complaining! Kodi wedding dress by Elizabeth Cooper Design was stunning on this beauty with hair and makeup done by Jesilyn, it was the perfect combo for these bridals. Keep on scrolling for some of my favorite shots of these two.

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Dress: Elizabeth Cooper Design 

HMUA: Hair by Jesilyn

Nik + Riley Grey Minimalist

Let's start off the New Year with this gorgeous shoot that I had the pleasure of setting up for tons of photographers in our community this last month. When I was setting up this shoot I wanted it to be friendly for all levels of photographers that were going to attend so When Two I do & Bliss Wedding and Rentals get together they create some magical setups! When looking for a model I had the perfect couple in mind, Nik and Riley. I had the pleasure of taking this gorgeous couples engagements pictures this past summer and knew they would be the perfect fit for this shoot! I'm so happy with how all these turned out and loved seeing a community come together where we help each other grow! Here is to the New Year and growing our businesses and becoming better as a whole.

Vendors:

Photographer/Stylist: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Decor: When Two I Do & Bliss Wedding and Rentals

Cake: Cupcakes! by Julie

Invitation suite: Fox and Pebble

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

Dress: Elizabeth Cooper Design

Ribbion: Honey Silks & Co

Models: Nik & Riley Webber

HMUA: Julie Thomas

Tux Rental: Mr. Tux

Studio: White Space Studio
 

Taylor + Megan Wedding at Salt Lake Temple/Cactus & Tropicals

I can spend days talking about how AMAZING Taylor and Megan are, like how honest, genuine, loving, kindhearted this beautiful couple is! In the short time that I had with them you can tell they were perfect for each other! I hope you can see the true love between these two through these photos and see how much everyone loves them!

This wedding was taking at the Salt Lake Temple and then headed to the reception at gorgeous Cactus and Tropicals where Waffle Love catered, everyone dancing the night away, and ending in some delicious smores with the perfect sparkler exit. 

Venue: Salt Lake Temple & Cactus & Tropicals

Florals: Sunshine Creations

Dress: Saldana Vintage

Dj: Public Opinions

Food: Waffle Love

 

Zion National Park Blue Oasis

Had the pleasure of going up to Zion this past Spring while taking some awesome people with me to go scout locations and just have fun shooting. It's always a breath of fresh air when there is no pressure to get the "shot list" and just be as creative as you want. Here are some of my favorite images from this fun styled shoot featured over on Utah Valley Bride.

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

HMUA: Julie Thomas

Model: Sarah Parry

Dress: Sassy Chic Bridal

Videographer: Kreigh Carter Productions

Second Shooter: Kyle Sheppard

 

Josh + Kirstie Desert Wedding

Kirstie and Josh's wedding was so wonderful and amazing to be apart of! I went away feeling like I've known this couple my whole life and was so sad to see them head on back to Kentucky. This blog/wedding post I wanted to go a different way and have it from the brides point of view to help out other brides that are heading to Southern Utah to get married. 

Josh and Kirstie choose to have a destination wedding in Southern Utah at the Petrified Dune in Snow Canyon State Park, where we are know for our red rocks and desert scenic desert views. They wanted and intimate setting with just close family and friends that they flew out for this special occasion. Their wedding showcases the beautiful locations down to the personal details of the bride and groom. 

Words from the Bride and Groom

Location choice and venue details:
We choose to marry in the secluded Snow Canyon State Park, Utah. Being all the way from southern Kentucky, we relied on social media, youtube & Instagram to make our decision. After watching the Katy Perry music video where this film was taped, we instantly fell in love with the area & knew it was the spot for us. So, we trusted our guts & nailed down our permit. When we arrived in Utah, we visited Snow Canyon the rainy day before to choose a ceremony spot. Our guests stood around us which eliminated the stress of bringing chairs up to the area. 


We ended the night enjoying a sunset reception at The Entrada, which was only a short drive from our ceremony area. The Entrada provided a beautiful background to Snow Canyon as the night melted into a romantic outdoor setting with bulb lights strung across the dance floor, a secluded bride & groom table, & cactuses to set it off. We shared our first dance on the event lawn surrounded by our closest family & friends. 


Fav memory from day
Bride: As I remanence on our wedding day, one memory comes to heart. Josh & I decided to keep it traditional, so we didn't see each other until the ceremony. We had literally not spent a night away from each other in a very long time, so I woke to missing him terribly that morning. When the moment came when we saw each other, I just wanted to run & hug him! Being with him for several years, I had never seen him cry but once during our relationship. I secretly hoped he would have an emotional reaction but i wasn't counting on it. He bawled & I was so happy he did! His reaction to seeing me validated how much this day meant to him too. Throughout our portraits, he kept saying, “I just love this dress on you. It’s more than I imagined.” 

Groom: My favorite part of the day was…you walking to me. That's the moment that I came to the realization, you were about to become my wife! During the moments of you walking down the petrified aisle, everything faded & there was only you. My anxiousness and nervousness melted away, exposing the way I truly felt, ready. 



Advice for brides planning destination wedding now
1. Utilize Instagram. I booked our wonderful photographer & videographer through instagram. I loved having a large platform to view their work & to get to know them as well!
2. Don’t fret over the small things. After looking at the location spot, we knew instantly that chairs were not ideal & would be more of a hassle to pack up the canyon. So, we easily wrote that idea off & decided that standing would be just fine. 
3. Email your vendors: I would forget details over the phone, so being able to refer back to emails for information was easiest! 
4. Keep in touch with vendors. 
Our photographer went beyond her job title. We instantly fell in love with her. She helped me choose several vendors & guided us through the process of planning, locations, etc. 
The wedding coordinator at the Entrada, Mike Hobbs, was a gift from heaven. Josh & I took time to call him & email him throughout the planning process and we built a reliable & personal relationship with us. When we arrived there & finally met him, he treated us like family & went above and beyond for us. If your good to your vendors & give them the freedom at what the do best, they will be good to you!

Featured: Utah Bride Blog

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Venue: Snow Canyon State Park & Entrada

Videographer: Dustin Merrill

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Cake: Mary Lou's Cake Studio

 

White Rocks/Snow Canyon State Park {Nik + Riley}

I had the pleasure of taken Nik and Riley's engagement pictures over the summer. St. George's weather can be a little crazy at times and this was no exception. The wind was going 20+ MPH, but can I say these two stuck it out which made for some awesome photos.  The white rocks over by Snow Canyon State Park is by far one of my favorite spots to shoot at year round. You can not go wrong with any outfit you make, because the white is so forgiving and photographs beautifully. I highly recommend shooting here if you are looking for a neutral location that will let you be the center of the photos.  

Romantic Studio Shoot ( Megan + Zachary )

Is there any better way than to kick off the new year than with this romantic studio shoot?  So many amazing vendors came together to make this shoot truly stunning. You can tell that Zach and Megan are truly in love, and it makes this shoot even better.

Featured on Utah Valley Bride

Photography - Tiffany Sangster Photography

Floral - Jocelyn's Floral

Decor - Bliss Weddings and Rentals

Cake - Cupcakes! by Julie

Stationary - Fox and Pebble

Dress - Sassy Chic Bridal 

Veil & Headpiece -  Danani Handmade