Kelsey– and your turn to vote

  • Jun 7, 2009

Gorgeous Kelsey has been patiently waiting for me to get these done. Isn’t she a beauty?

We were a little overwhelmed last week when looking through these and decided to beg for your help in choosing a 16×20 to display at the reception. Please, oh please, vote in the comments.

As the baby of the family with 6 older brothers, Kelsey’s princess dress seems especially appropriate. She’s an ice skater and the seamstresses who make her skating dresses also created this incredible gown.













OK, and a few more just for fun.


love the twirling ones– I was tempted to put up 9 or 10 of them.




This is the moment Taylor (her handsome fiance) walked into the room. Looks like love to me.











one last twirl…

Next week I’ll post the photos of Taylor and Kelsey together. Kelsey is pretty gorgeous on her own but wait until you see how she lights up with Taylor at her side….
June 4, 2009



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    June 7, 2009

    #1, #8, or #12!!! I like those three a lot. Can’t you do a triptych??

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    June 7, 2009

    Oh my gosh – could you have given us more to choose from??? 😉 This was hard! I love 1, 8 and 10. Simply beautiful…both the subject and the photography. I absolutely adore the one where her fiance walked in too – so darling.

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    June 7, 2009


    and can i just ask you sweetly to stop it. all these gorgeous photos are making me want a do-over. and i want kelsey’s seamstress to make my dress, whoever’s been doing the amazing hair on all your bridals, and YOUR photography to make me look fabulous. is it wrong to wish i could be a princess just for a day in my life? one little day?

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    jennie w.

    June 7, 2009

    Love the vivid color of #6. Love the way the eyes pop in #10. Plus a smile seems more unique. Everyone is always trying to look so sophisticated in their wedding photos.

    I really like the one of her lying down in her dress too. Although the look might be a little too “come hither” for the reception.

    So gorgeous!!!

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    June 7, 2009

    Now that was pretty impossbile, but I wanted to help out because you asked us to. My votes would be #8, #11, #12, but really, you can’t lose with any of them. I don’t even have words to describe your photography! My husband walked in while I was looking at the pictures and said, “Wow, those are amazing!” Huge complement from him.

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    Kelsey Willden

    June 8, 2009

    HOLY STUNNING!!!!!! I am the luckiest bride ever! 🙂 Thanks Michelle, and i love all the votes and cute comments! Thank you!

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    My Lucky Day

    June 8, 2009

    #10–I always like a smile that shows teeth. Plus this one shows some of the details of the dress. Her eyes look extremely blue and beautiful.

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    June 8, 2009

    she has such beautiful eyes. and the dress is lovely. I would chose the one where she is smiling because Taylor walked in, its a very natural smile and I love her feet too…but if that’s not an option 3. and that one where she is laying down but again, its not an option…too many to chose, they are all gorgeous.

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    Diane L

    June 8, 2009

    #1 then #8 then #10. They are all beautiful, both those are my favorites.

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    June 8, 2009

    I normally try to stay silent, but I couldn’t resist casting my vote. 🙂 I definitely think 10 or 12 would be my vote. I love the contrast for the eyes on number 10 and the smile, but I love the super soft lighting in #12 that features her dress AND her beauty in a way the more contrasty ones can’t capture.

    But they feature different things. She might not want a huge 16×20 of just her face (although with those beautiful eyes, I doubt anyone–especially Taylor–would mind!)

    I also love the one where Taylor walked in, but maybe not for a reception display.

    And I agree with Linn…You can’t really go wrong with any of them.

    Michelle your work is exquisite.

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    June 8, 2009

    #1, #3, or #8. I like these ones the best. they all turned out beautiful

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    June 8, 2009

    Holy cow those are beautiful! It’s so hard to choose just one! My picks are #2, #7 and #8… She is gorgous! I loved them all!

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    June 8, 2009

    I love the ones where she is smiling. 8 & 10 … but they are all gorgeous!

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    Holman House

    June 8, 2009

    okay, I love 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Jeez, hard to narrow it down. I guess if I HAD to, I would say my fav is either 4, 6, 8, or 10. Ha ha ha ha! Michelle, thank you for sharing your gift, I’m uplifted every time you post.

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    June 8, 2009

    Oh my – she is gorgeous and you are so talented. I love 12. It is simple, dramatic and looks like a painting already.

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    Jan Russell

    June 8, 2009

    Choose just one? Surely you jest!

    GORGEOUS bride and photos!

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    June 8, 2009

    so pretty.

    I vote #10

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    Sarita Emilia

    June 8, 2009

    They are all stunning! I love #8 because she looks so happy. 🙂

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    martha corinna

    June 8, 2009

    Oh my goodness! That one of her twirling in front of the temple, so gorgeous!

    If I put on my wedding dress, ok if I shrink my ribcage in order to fit into my wedding dress, will you take a picture of me like that? So romantic.

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    June 8, 2009

    1 or 8–her smile is too gorgeous!

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    Dave's World

    June 8, 2009

    And the winner is #3. She is a beautiful girl, but the knock out features by far, are the eyes and her smile. A classy picture that shows the dress, the flowers and her nice figure, but that accentuates those two qualities of her eyes and smile will win the prize.

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    Shannon & Eli

    June 8, 2009

    I like #3 but they are all gorgeous!

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    June 8, 2009

    WOW! You are AMAZING! I know what kind of day you were having when you took these. WOW!

    I chose #1 and # 10 is a close second. But my favorite is the one on the steps showing her shoes. Can’t wait to see who she’s all lit up about. Beautiful!

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    June 9, 2009

    My vote is #10. But is was VERY VERY hard to choose. I love them all. I LOVE the one you captured of her face when she saw her fiance. GREAT JOB!!

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    June 9, 2009

    I like #3 or the one of her laying on her dress…they are all fantastic though!

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    June 9, 2009

    It’s #10, which shows the intricate details and lace of Kelsey’s beautiful dress…no other distractions other than the bride’s beautiful blue eyes and smile! So completely and utterly focused on a such a lovely lady (you sure do grow beautiful girls in Utah). Must be the mountain air… 🙂

    You’re an awesome photographer, Michelle! Keep up the great work! You are a blessing to all of us who can peek in from time to time. May God continue His blessings on you and your work, and also on Kelsey and her marriage. 🙂

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    June 9, 2009

    #8, but really they are all winners.

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    June 9, 2009

    10 and 11 really caught my eye, but those were all absolutely gorgeous!

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    June 9, 2009

    Ok this was really hard. These are all amazing. I guess I choose 1,8, 10. But the ones I really love are the shoe shot (when honey comes in) and the spinning in front of the temple. You cant go wrong with any of these. Beautiful bride, beautiful photos!

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    June 9, 2009

    Any of them will be great.
    I’ve never seen such beautiful pictures.

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    June 9, 2009

    How does one choose?

    I agree w/ comments, though, about the ones with the full smile. I really like #8 and #10 for that reason.

    I would vote for having a triptych or some other multi-photo display, too. FWIW. Too hard to choose just one, and each photo has something different to offer.

    She’s a beautiful bride, and you are a fabulous photographer.

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    June 10, 2009

    I LOVE 8,10,12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    June 10, 2009

    Hands down for me is #2. But truly, they’re all stunning.

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    June 11, 2009

    AWESOME! Every women desires to have bridal pictures so lovely. I love the one of her facing the temple, that could be a cover for a book.

    I really liked the very first one that wasn’t even numbered but considering her ice skating background I’ll say #11 and #8. She is beautiful, so great how you captured the light in her smile.

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    e miller photography-Salem Oregon Photography

    June 13, 2009

    not sure if you still need votes but I will anyway, I love number 4. they are all amazing though and you can’t go wrong with any of them