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It’s probably not too good for business to admit this, but I don’t take very many weddings. I can usually tell within the first few minutes of a consultation between the people who want to GET MARRIED and the ones that want to BE MARRIED.

The ones that want to GET MARRIED are all about the party; the dress, the hair, the shoes, the flowers. I am not interested in those.  The ones that want to BE MARRIED are all about their relationship and creating an eternal family.

Alex and Savannah want to BE MARRIED. You can feel it immediately. They laugh, they kid, they love, they enjoy life – together.

Savannah will dance as part of the BYU Cougarette Dance Team for the fourth year in a row. Her biggest fan will be in the stands at every game. Alex will continue with his school work this fall with his biggest fan by his side.

I can not wait to photograph their wedding at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There, they will be joined as husband and wife for eternity.

And if their engagement session is any indication, it will be an eternity filled with laughter. Congratulations!


Provo engagement session long boards

Provo canyon engagment session longboards
engagement provo canyon longboard


Mike and I had a quiet 4th of July. We ran a few errands, repotted some tomato plants (please don’t let them die), and hung some festive red, white and purplish blue flowers on the front porch.

We had planned to watch a movie, but couldn’t resist going outside when we heard our neighbors out front with their kids.

One look at the sparklers and I ran inside to get my camera. We had SO much fun and I was so glad that they weren’t upset that we crashed their party.

I hope that you had a fabulous holiday with your family. Happy Independence Day!

4th of July Fireworks sparklers


What do I say about this little piece of heaven hidden in Meridian, Idaho.




A huge thank you to my friend, Don Johnson, for arranging our little field trip. It was a magical night!

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My baby brother met the girl of his dreams a few months ago. They have had a fairytale romance and it has been so fun to watch.

He proposed to Melissa at The Cheesecake Factory in Boise, Idaho, in front of both sets of parents, his kids, and my husband and I. I was able to snap a quick picture of them in the courtyard, but I really wanted their wedding photos to be nice.

We Loverdes (my maiden name) are not too patient, so when Melissa and William announced that they would be married on Saturday, I was not surprised. Turns out a six day engagement makes for a lovely family wedding. We had no time to worry about any of the fluff. We just concentrated on the few important things that meant a lot to the bride.

A huge shout out to Wishing Well Botanical and one of my new good friends, Jamia, for creating the beautiful bouquets. It was the perfect pop of color and Melissa loved them all.

The day was made even more special when Melissa’s daughter came all the way from BYU-Idaho to be there for her mom as maid of honor, and my sister, Ann, was able to get home from girls camp just in time to hop in the car and rush to McCall, Idaho.

What a perfect day!

melissa wedding and bridesmaids mccall idaho wedding

groom and bridesmaids
wedding mccall idaho bride and groom first kiss
family wedding mccall idaho parents bride and groom
Also a huge thank you to Melissa’s parents for hosting the wedding at their cabin in McCall, Idaho, at the Whitetail Golf Course. It was a beautiful setting for them!!!




A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to be one of 6 high school senior photographers to be in the CreativeLive studio audience when Salvator Cincotta presented a three day workshop. The workshop was broadcast to over 60,000 people all over the world.

After the workshop was over, Karen Stauffer of Karen Stauffer Photography contacted me to see how Sal’s advice had helped me in my business. We became fast friends and have kept in touch through messages and phone calls.

A few months ago, the opportunity presented itself for me to be an assistant at Shuttterfest, a photography conference that Sal & Taylor Cincotta were putting on. It was the first of it’s kind and I was thrilled to be a small part of it. As an added bonus, Karen told me that she would also be attending and she encouraged me to go so that we could finally meet.

Shutterfest 2014 was an absolute BLAST. It was small enough that we had access to all of the vendors and instructors and big enough that we photographers were able to make friends from all over the country. We took over the streets of St. Louis and learned from the best in the industry.

(That’s a frosty CREME SODA from Fitz’s – they make it and bottle it on site. YUM)


I was privileged to assist Roberto Valenzuela, the author of Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing, attend classes taught by Skip Cohen of Skip Cohen University, and play with Blair Phillips of Blair Phillips Photography.

I can’t wait until Shutterfest 2015.

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