Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More Utah Wedding Photography

Bridals. Kari and Kevin decided to do 'groomals' instead of 'bridals', which simply means that the groom is in on the action.  Our main purpose was to get a couple nice pictures of them together to display at the wedding reception.  We were also able to get a shot of Kevin seeing Kari in her dress for the first time (yes, BEFORE the wedding). We also got a shot of them holding a small sign that said 'thank you' to use on thank you postcards.
Two 12 x 18 framed prints (from Costco $2.99 each) displayed at the wedding
(dvd of Kari and Kevin playing in the middle)
We intended to have the prints mounted on foam board to display on the easels, but the cost
was the same as these frames we found 40% off.
Saren Johnson took the bridal pictures.  You can visit her at Wren's Flight Photography here.  Saren was a little hard to get a hold of to schedule because she had just started coaching for a high school swim team.  We scheduled the bridals for 2 1/2  weeks before the wedding, and the week before the wedding we still only had ten shots to choose from to display at the reception. We had also booked her for the wedding, but 3 weeks before the wedding (when we were almost in panic mode) she let us know that she didn't have the correct lense for shooting an indoor wedding reception. So we had to frantically book another photographer for the wedding day.

However, I wish we could have seen what Saren could do at the wedding.  The color and the detail of all of the bridal shots was so rich and vibrant, and we loved the pictures! Saren did the photography at a park near the Timpanogas temple and gave us a dvd full of all the shots, some retouched, for $150.

Wedding Day.  Morgan Leigh did our wedding day pictures.  I was so impressed right from the beginning with Morgan's professionalism.  She responded immediately to any questions I had and was sure to verify all locations and shots right from the beginning.  She took pictures for an hour at the temple, an hour before the wedding reception, and two hours during the reception (I think she stayed even longer to catch those last going away shots). The cost for these four hours at two locations was $695, and she provided us with all the pictures two weeks after the wedding.  The pictures were in online storage and we could share or download them quickly and easily, with the option to order prints from her or to have them printed wherever we liked.

The picture I had Morgan crop for
my living room wall.

Morgan did lots of formal shots besides the
traditional group shots at the
wedding and reception
My very favorite shot.  Kari looks sooo pretty!

Morgan also took all kinds of detail shots.

So cute!! The wedding rings.
You can view all the pictures of Kari and Kevin's wedding by Morgan Leigh Photography at here! 

Don't forget the importance of random snapshots taken by family members. They caught lots of the detail that the photographers didn't (below).

Day before wedding-our living room


Wedding luncheon

Family moments.

Putting up the draped ceiling
Cupcakes at open house

Sampling food at the open house

We were so absolutely happy with all the pictures of the wedding. Whatever you decide to do, it will be well worth it when you and your family are able to look at pictures of the wonderful day for months and years afterwards.

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