if you're getting married this summer at the salt lake temple, there are a few places that you NEED to take pictures at. it's almost tradition, but also these spots are PERFECT for gorgeous wedding photos & there's still endless opportunities to have DIFFERENT wedding photos at these points, so you can still be creative while hanging onto a few traditions.Read More
the class of 2018 has some incredible people in it! this last weekend, i had the opportunity to spend time with 5 of the best in the class!! there was so much that went into the senior rep retreat that there's no way i can share all of the photos in one post, so this will be the first in a series of posts about the senior rep retreat!
we started off the retreat with the opening ceremonies dinner. it was held at my parents' house & my sister made this incredible (AND EASY) chicken parmesan + spaghetti meal. it was seriously so yummy! there was also a salad + brownies & ice cream for dessert. (& i'm just now realizing that i forgot to take a picture of the chicken parm... SORRY SHAYE!!!) but it was still delicious.
after the opening ceremonies dinner, we headed to the garden (which is one of my favorite locations of all time) for their first shoot. it was more of a bohemian style shoot & all of the girls wore white summer dresses & it seriously turned out perfectly. the summer light + the garden + the girls in their white summer dresses was just so good.
then after the shoot we headed up to the ledges vacation rental for the weekend! i was so excited about the vacation rental because it is seriously what my house dreams are made of. we owe a huge thank you to the gardners for letting us stay there! if you're looking to go to st. george for a weekend getaway, i highly recommend staying at the ledges vacation rentals! they are spacious, have tons of natural light & are modern! plus there's a pool!!!
on friday, our big shoot was in collaboration with Ooh La La Dress Rentals. girls, if you're looking for a prom dress & don't want to fork out $300+ for a dress, GO TO OOH LA LA! they have tons & tons of dresses + plenty of styles to choose from! the girls had a blast trying on all of the different dresses & each one of them found gorgeous dresses that matched their style + personality!
& we owe a huge thank you to lark (@hairbylark) for doing hair + make up! the girls looked absolutely stunning & it was so fun to have lark come & get them all dolled up for the formal shoot!
after the formal shoot, my best friend rachel talked with the girls about having the courage to pursue their dreams. after hanging out with these girls & hearing their dreams & goals, i seriously cannot wait to see what they do & where they go in life! they are such go-getters! the world is at their feet + they are so prepared & ready to take on the world! i am so excited for them!
on saturday, we did a brand shoot with thread wallets. if you know me, you know i'm obsessed with thread wallets. so i was particularly stoked when they agreed to do a collaboration for the senior rep retreat!
the senior rep retreat was a definite check off of my bucket list! i've been wanting to do a rep program since i started my business & this weekend was an absolute dream! i am so excited for the 2017-2018 school year & can't wait to work with more seniors this year!
HAIR BY LARK
THE LEDGES VACATION RENTALS
lindsay + brad's bridals were the perfect amount of chilly & the perfect amount of gorgeous. we were able to head to the salt lake temple before the saturday crowds & get so many great pictures! i am so excited for their wedding today!
a few weeks ago, emili reached out to me asking if we could shoot together & i am so glad she did! we went to petersen family farms (which now doesn't allow people to take pictures there... :( i've got a whole sadie's soapbox comin for you on that one!!), which is THE CUTEST little christmas tree farm! i'm so glad we were able to go there before they stopped allowing people to take pictures there because it is seriously the cutest little place i've ever seen! plus when you add the egan family as subjects, petersen family farms was the perfect backdrop!
chelsie is one of my favorite people on this planet. we met almost a year ago and i am so happy that we did meet! she has been such a great friend & is one of my favorite bloggers to follow. she has taught me so much in the last few months & has been such a great listening ear. she's seriously one of the best people ever. so if you don't follow her, i hiiiiiighly recommend following her. she's a gem.