Kilee and Tyler have definitely had a unique wedding experience. They were married in April during the pandemic. Despite all of their planning and hopes for the future, they were not able to be married in temple. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepare their whole lives to marry inside their temples. However, all of their church’s meetinghouses and temples were closed during the COVID-19 shut-down in March. Luckily, the temples have slowly reopened for some ordinances. In July, they sealed their marriage in the Rexburg temple for time and all eternity. I was their photographer on their sealing day and it was so lovely! Their parents, some siblings, grandparents, and a few other loved ones were able to witness the very small and intimate ceremony.
Because of COVID-19 safety restrictions, I wasn’t able to be inside the temple gate when they came out dressed in white. Thankfully, their family who attended the ceremony used their cell phones to capture the moment Kilee and Tyler came out of the temple.
Summer at the Rexburg Temple
Afterwards, Kilee and Tyler dressed in their wedding dress and suit. Then we took photos outside of the gate of the temple. We got several shots of the family, Kilee, and Tyler in front of and beside the temple. Later, we took a few bridal photos behind the temple where there was open shade. This typically makes for more aesthetically pleasing photos. Lighting is very tricky when the sun is overhead and bright, so it is best to find places where the light is less harsh. I love finding spots with large, open shade. Their couple portraits at the back end of the temple are my favorite. I haven’t photographed this part of the temple grounds in several years, so it was fun to be doing something new!