Codye and Matt are such a gracious, kind and madly-in-love couple that I didn’t want their photos to look like they were the first wedding I’ve every photographed(which they are). I stressed and worried and pored over wedding photography for months in preparation. And I won’t lie; it was tough. Noonday sun that cast shadows on faces and turned the dress into a shining white blob, crowded Temple Square, wind whipping hair and clothes into into twisted knots, people running in and out of every photo… I was sweating and shaking, praying that I wouldn’t ruin every single photo (‘cause you can’t exactly do a repeat on weddings: “I didn’t get that family group shot. Can everyone fly back into town, rent tuxes and meet at the Salt Lake Temple?”)
But we did OK. And well, maybe I have a LOT of photos to show you. 😉
coming next week… the reception!
Great job Michelle! I like the JSB much better in black and white. Looks like you could be in Europe.
love the one in the alcove with the veil around them both. and the little details…hands clasped behind her back…how restful they are together.
Oh, Michelle. You did a stunning, amazing photo shoot…what a lovely gift and eye you have. They will treasure those.
you COMPLETELY rocked these pics. Great job- I’d hire ya!!
I can’t believe that is your first wedding. Some of those shots seriously look like they should be in a magazine. Hope you guys are doing okay in Cali with your family – my thoughts and prayers are with you guys…
Oh my, I love them! Good job! Her dress looks fabulous, and the colors are perfect! The couple looks so happy and in love… I just love love! Good job!
Holy cow, you are amazing!
These are beautiful, Michelle! Like I said, I wish we could go back and you could take our photos! You definitely have an eye.
too many to praise individually. maybe if they were numbered, but land sakes michelle…these are incredible. you could probably make any two people look like romeo and juliette. do you have some kind of pixie dust you sprinkle in the air or something? makes me want my own shoot. you could probably even make the doc and i look grand. and i can’t believe you fit in all this with everything else you have going on in your life. you’re remarkable.
i’m sure bunch will love the minibrenda bride too. 😉
Oh, you done good, kid. I think I’d like a re-do of my wedding and you can be the photog. Only somehow you’ll have to photoshop me to look as young, thin, and gorgeous as that bride.
Lenses used, my expert friend?
Well done Michelle! No one would ever believe this was your “first wedding”. Please send me a jpeg of them in front of the Temple with the reflecting pool. I have been collecting Temple photos and this has to be included.
Holy moly. These are amazing. Amazing! I would like to tell you which one is my favorite, but I’ve scrolled through three times and simply cannot decide. Wow.
Michelle, these are breathtaking — well done. The one in front of the reflecting pool is one of the loveliest photographs of that scene I have ever seen. You are so gifted!
ok? just ok? give yourself some credit, girl! these are gorgeous!! where were you when we got married?!? some people just have it. YOU have it michelle!
These are stunning, Michelle. I’m breathless.
Can’t WAIT for the reception pictures (and not just because my kids will be in them, but kind of) That was very honest to say, don’t you think? : )
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
These are gorgeous and so happy!
You do have an eye and you captured them so beautifully. I love how none are stoic and contrived but just loving and happy.
Marvelous, Michelle. I love your style.
Great job dear….weddings are….how I can describe it best…Hell? Yeah, I think that’s about it. But do you know what is sick and twisted? I love shooting them. And you’re right, the BW are STUNNING.
Michelle, as the Mother of the Bride, following you around like a little puppy dog, lapping up everything you did, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for these incredible results. I truly love you ALMOST as much as my Chelle does. Now I can see why she is consistently singing your praises. And, PS, even though I wasn’t much help, I LOVED spending those days with you.
Can’t believe this was your first wedding. Gorgeous shots.