Japanese Bridal Inspiration Part II

I loved this shoot in honor of Carrie Purser and her Japanese Heritage!  Head to the first blog post to see more images or over to Dear Grey Magazine to see the feature!  The red Kimono is from Carrie’s grandmother, the colors in it are so gorgeous!

These first three images are double exposures on film, it is so fun to experiment with!

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Amazing Wedding Team

Hair and Makeup by Carrie Purser

Modeling by Susan Argyle

Wedding Stylist and Floral Designs by Amber Reverie Floral and Event Design

Stationery & Calligraphy by Nikkol Christiansen of Refine Studio

Venue, Miesh Studio

Wedding Dress by Chantel Lauren Design

Pink Kimono by Shop Gossamer

Japanese Heritage Bridal Inspiration

I had the privilege of photographing this shoot inspired by Carrie Purser‘s Japanese Heritage.  She recently found these precious items after her father passed away, what a treasure to find so many beautiful heirlooms.

Carrie’s words are much better than mine:

You don’t know the treasures one may find until you loose a parent and you find precious family heirlooms; this peeked my curiosity and I dove deep into researching my family history having so many unknown answers to all my questions. Why did they want to come to America in the first place, who are these people in the black and white photos, and how are they related to me? And even though the “alien card” I find is an indication of what their immigrant struggles may have been, where are they now?

I cherish all the tokens that were once the tools that helped my ancestors survive in a community which plagued them as an enemy. I adore the the rings that are a symbol of love and fabrics that represent a culture with such style and grace, as well as the remainder of the dinnerware which brings many memories to mind of all the delicious food that was prepared for family gatherings.

Although the answers to many questions may go unanswered, the treasures left behind tell a story of who I am and what is inside of me; what makes my heart beat and what gives me passion to continue to discover. I stand humbled and also with pride knowing this is my family story and it will continue to live with every new generation.

This shoot is featured over on Dear Gray Magazine!

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Amazing Wedding Team

Hair and Makeup by Carrie Purser

Modeling by Susan Argyle

Wedding Stylist and Floral Designs by Amber Reverie Floral and Event Design

Stationery & Calligraphy by Nikkol Christiansen of Refine Studio

Venue, Miesh Studio

Wedding Dress by Chantel Lauren Design

Pink Kimono by Shop Gossamer

Kyle and Caitlin Brian Head Engagement Photos

I had never been to Brian Head before, and I am so obsessed with this new discovery in Utah.  What a beautiful place!  These two chose Brian Head to do their engagement photos because of its great beauty, I understood as I was driving around scouting for locations!  Kyle and Caitlin drove up from Vegas, we had perfect light and green hills!  I am so happy for this couple!

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Anne Utah County Senior Photos

I just loved doing this cute girl senior photos!  Spring is the perfect time to get senior photos in Utah!  The blossoms and green fields are amazing right now.  Her outfits were so perfect, I loved them.  I wish I could have my seniors style my closet! Beautiful lace top from Katie Waltman Boutique and her denim jumper is from ASOS.

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Joseph and Sapna Amangiri Engagement Photoshoot

Engagement shoots at The Amangiri are always dreamy!  I just loved working with this cute couple.  Joseph surprised Sapna by proposing and a planned engagement shoot, read their story below.  I have been so lucky to have so many shoots in this amazing place!  Can’t wait to shoot there again!

Words from the Bride:

Joe and I met at the University of Southern California, we lived in the same dorm freshman year.  The 5th floor boys and 2nd floor girls became fast friends, and that friends carried us through college.  After college, Joe stayed in Los Angeles to work for an architecture firm and I stayed to go to law school at Loyola Law School here in Los Angeles.  We stayed close friends throughout the years, and 10 years after we first met, we started dating.  I didn’t see it coming but Joe said he always knew that someday we would find ourselves together.  Dating one of your closest friends is such a different experience.  In some ways you know exactly what you are getting yourself into (for better or worse!) and in other ways, its amazing to get to know this whole other beautiful side to a person you already deeply care for.

Fast forward 5 year, and we had decided to take a trip to Zion National Park for a long weekend.  It was a celebration and reward for a crazy month spent with my family as my sister had gotten married just weeks before.  Little did I know, that in that time, Joe had also asked for my father’s permission, designed a ring, and conspired with my sisters and Mom to plan the weekend dreams are made of.  We spent the first two days “unplugged” and enjoying all Zion had to offer.  On the third day, just after we started what was supposed to be a strenuous hike, Joe pulled off the trail to take a break.  I didn’t think anything of it, until I turned around and there he was, down on one knee with a ring in his hand!  It was such a special moment, just when I thought nothing could top the grandeur of our surroundings, I saw the smile on his face and tears in his eyes, I had never been more blown away.  The surprises kept coming as we did an about face on the trail, returned to the hotel, and packed up to head to a “surprise location” for a little rest and relaxation.  I was dying with curiosity and once I realized we were headed to Amangiri, I was beside myself.  It was a dream destination, and no better place to cap this beautiful weekend.  I am a lucky girl.

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Location: Amangiri and Aman Resort

Dress: Anthropologie