A quick little backstory on this wedding, I knew the bride from back home and grew up with her. She’s my sister’s age and I grew up with one of her brothers in my church classes. But really, families like this one, you feel like you grow up with them all! So, when Jennifer’s mom contacted me that she was engaged and getting married in Utah, I was so thrilled to be considered as their photographer. They had their wedding ceremony in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple, wedding portraits in Cottonwood Canyon, and the reception at the Aspen Landing wedding venue.
Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple
Jennifer and Joseph were married in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple in South Jordan, Utah. LDS temple wedding ceremonies are very sacred and not photographed. So, we make a big to-do when they exit the temple. The families all exit before they do, so when they come out, everyone cheers for them and goes and gives them hugs. We took a big chunk of their family photos at the temple, and then again at the reception center later.
Wedding Portraits in Cottonwood Canyon
After their temple wedding ceremony they had a small luncheon with guests at Gardener’s Village. The Wheel Room at Gardener’s Village was so perfect for their intimate dinner setting!
Next, we headed up to Cottonwood Canyon to a location I spotted during a camping trip a few years ago. I’ve been wanting to do some wedding portraits here for awhile, and it was the perfect setting for their Utah bridal photos. As a Utah Wedding Photographer, I go and scout locations that match the aesthetic that couples want to have in their forever photos!
Aspen Landing Wedding Venue
The Aspen Landing wedding venue in Taylorsville was the reception location. They had a polaroid sign in book, yummy finger foods, lots of dancing, and a sparkler exit!