This month I had the opportunity to photograph David and Jenn’s wedding at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Much like court rooms there are no cameras allowed in a LDS Temple. So while David and Jenn were sealed to each other in the temple I took the opportunity to photograph the temple and the beautiful tulips and landscape of the temple grounds.
We were nervous that the day was going to be rain filled, however, we were spared rain and it was overcast – which did create some beautiful light for the wedding day.
David and Jenn exit the temple and are greeted by their children. And we then took group photographs and the formal portraits of David and Jenn. I am so happy the weather cooperated! I can’t stress that enough. If worse came to worse I had offered to photograph their family again another day.
For this wedding – they hired me with one of my 4 hour wedding packages. It is a half day of coverage and in this case they purchased a disk with the full resolution photographs! Just wanted to show folks what can be done in only 4 hours of photography coverage.
And I was not the only photographer there – it is always fun to capture some candid moments before the wedding.
These are a few of the formal portraits for David and Jenn. I like to start with the large group photo and then dismiss family and friends so we can focus on the bride and groom. It pays to be a bossy photographer to move the family and friends along. We want to spend as much time with the bride and groom as possible and we don’t want to spend too much time with photographs. Photographers can spend a lot of time but the most important part of the wedding isn’t photography – it is spending time with your family and friends! So I try to be as efficient as possible.
I try to edit photographs as quickly as possible. In the day and age of digital photography it is totally possible to have the photographs online the same day as the wedding. However, I believe in taking a little bit of time to make sure I have eliminated photographs that aren’t up to par. If someone is blinking, or people aren’t smiling or if I have to replace some faces of people who blinked, or weren’t smiling. I work quickly but I don’t want to cut corners.
After we were finished with the wedding portraits I played the roll of limo driver – somehow the keys to the bride and groom’s car were misplaced and they needed a ride to their wedding reception! I should vacuum my car before a wedding next time
The wedding was originally planned for a backyard wedding reception. However, due to the threat of thunderstorms and rain the reception was moved indoors. We worked with the tight quarters and it worked just fine. The cake and flowers were beautiful!
David and Jenn departed for Mexico for their honeymoon – but not before they were barraged with wedding flowers.