Courtney and Zach {Autumn Engagement Session} Utah Photographer

Oh my goodness…Zach and Courtney are seriously the cutest ever!   Well first they are a freaking gorgeous couple…but beyond that they are so kind and down to earth.

After they booked me as their wedding photographer they expressed the desire to have their engagement session up in the beautiful mountains to capture the lovely fall colors.  I had scouted out the location 18 hours prior and the colors were bright, beautiful and the trees were packed with leaves.  The next morning when I arrived to the session my heart sunk as I discovered in the night the wind not only blew the leaves off the trees, but completely blew away most all the colors from the ground 🙁  It was a super sad moment.  But we still got some beautiful colors and images…and I’m so happy with this fall feel.

The session took place up Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City.  It’s a beautiful private canyon and my favorite location for fall colors.

I can’t wait for Courtney and Zach’s wedding next week.  It’s going to be beautiful.

 

XOXO-Kandis

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Nicole Senior Portraits {Cyprus High School} Utah High School Senior Photographer

Nicole was so much fun to photograph.  Her vibrant red hair is killer and such an amazing personality.  She is so sweet and kind and just fun to be around.

 

We started her senior session at her high school Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah.   It was fun to shoot on the bleachers of the football field and then down on the field itself.  After we finished at the school we went to a nearby private location to finish up.

We had such a good time laughing and chatting that the time escaped us.

 

Nicole, I wish you all the success you will ever desire!
XOXO-Kandis

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Rebecca and Jake Engagements {Utah Portrait and Wedding Photographer}

How cute are these two?  Seriously they couldn’t stop giggling the entire session.  They were like lovestruck teenagers and it was so freaking adorable.  It didn’t matter what Jake said, Rebecca laughed.  It didn’t matter how silly of a request Rebecca made; Jake was thrilled to help out.  Watching them together was so sweet and so joyful.

We started their session at a hip little neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah and finished it up on the hills of the east bench of the city that held a spectacular view of the sunset.  I can’t ever get enough of my beautiful Utah mountains, sunsets and life!  These two add such spice to everything…they are totally going to have a long and happy life together!

 

XOXO-Kandis

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Rebecca and Jake Formal Session {Salt Lake LDS Temple} Utah Wedding

I’ll never forget the day I photographed Rebecca and Jakes formal session prior to their wedding at the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

It was a warm day in August 2016 and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  Rebecca’s beautiful dress is extremely heavy and at the beginning of their session she expressed how hot she was.  We took a moment to sit down when she told her mom who was there to help that she needed a drink.  So the mother of the bride went to get her a bottle of water.   Shortly after she left Rebecca said to Jake…”I’m going to be sick.”  I walked over to her, grabbed her dress, her hair and her veil as she lost her entire lunch right there in front of the temple.

I had told Rebecca that we could come back another day and re-shoot…but she insisted on pushing through.  We took it slow as we walked around the plaza but we got some really gorgeous shots.

 

Word to the wise….brides.  Stay hydrated!

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A Photo-journalistic Birth Story {Baby Beckam} Utah Birth Story

When one of my very best friends Heather asked me to photograph her birth story with her last and final baby I was honored.   You see Heather and I have been friends since we were in Kindergarten.  We go WAY back.

Baby Beckam was actually supposed to be a twin.  However at the beginning of the pregnancy Heather had complications and had to have emergency surgery where she lost one of the babies.   It was heartbreaking as you can imagine.

Heather opted to not have any family in the delivery suite other than her sweet husband.  So I feel that the black and white feel to the images allows you to really experience the intimate nature of the birth.

When her 3 other boys came in after the baby was born the look on their faces was priceless….They were so full of wonder, excitement and love.

Congratulations Heather….you and Matt are amazing parents and I know that Beckham will add such spice to your already amazing family.
XOXO-Kandis

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