When I arrived at this beautiful fall wedding, I was immediately drawn to the bride’s dress! She ordered her dress online (I’m totally someone who has to try on everything so I think she’s so brave!!), and knew it had to have pink in it. Pink is her favorite color and that was evident in the choices of dress, flowers, and decor. It was the ‘pinkest’ wedding I’ve photographed and I loved it!
The bride and groom chose to have a first look and do family portraits before the wedding ceremony – which I highly recommend. It’s so special for them to have that first moment privately (well with us too) and get to just let all the feels sink in! This first photo is right after P. turned around and saw M. in her wedding finery. We took the majority of their bride & groom portraits directly after their first look.
THE WEDDING VENUE AND OFFICIANT
This year, Moose Creek Ranch built a new wedding arch on another part of the property. It was my first time shooting on that side of the property, and it’s perfect for larger wedding groups. The arch was stunning with a overflowing floral arrangements gracing the top and sides. Moose Creek Ranch is my favorite outdoor East Idaho wedding venue. Hamish at Yellowstone Secular Ceremonies officiated their wedding (he is so good at what he does!) – we’ve worked together often enough now, I don’t even have to ask him to move to the side when the first kiss happens. The groom’s brother prepared and presented a beautiful and funny poem tribute for the ceremony.
THE DETAILS AND GOLDEN HOUR
Capturing the details shows all the seemingly little efforts that pull all the wedding planning together. M & P had the prettiest accents to their simple but elegant designs. M & P were so down to earth and fun to be around! They could be so romantic in one moment and cracking jokes and playing around the next. It’s my favorite when my wedding couples give me time at golden hour to photograph their bride and groom portraits. It’s something I’m working on suggesting more – even just sneaking away for 20 minutes if more time isn’t possible. I am so glad we did! Taking wedding portraits at golden hour is so worth the wait!