Charity and Ian | Utah Autumn Wedding05.14.15

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Clear eyes, full hearts.

That’s the way Charity and Ian see the world and it’s the way they love everyone in that world.

I’m just so grateful I was able to spin in their orbit for a little bit. One little story. Charity and Ian hand wrote thank you letters to every single wedding dinner guest, including me. I was incredibly touched and I feel like that sums up the two of them pretty well. Always paying it forward, adding to the goodness in the world.

You can view Charity’s lovely blog here, where she chronicles their love story and adventure.

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Bridal:The Perfect Dress / Suit:HM Cole / Videography: West End Creative Group / Floral and Decor:Lindsay Spencer / Invitations: October Ink, Bjorn Press / DJ: Eli Eyre / Catering: Cozette Carlson, Seine Macarons / Rentals: All out Tent and Event Rental / Rings: Adiamore and Melanie Casey Jewelry / Bridesmaids: Boden, ASOS, Anthropologie

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Miller’s ~ Utah Family Photographer04.07.15

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I first met Sharstin at a Valentine’s party. I will never forget it, because one of my favorite Lucy stories happened there (Lucy snuck bags of candy in her skirt, and was sneakily eating the entire cookie decoration stash, while I was photographing.) I will also never forget the meeting because, seriously, Sharstin and her girls are stunningly beautiful. Beautiful in the beautiful inside, beautiful outside kinda way. She was pregnant with her sweet Leo, and I just had Jack, and I felt a kinship of talking to another Mother about boys (since I was a novice in that department.)

Sharstin has become a friend, and I can’t think of a sweeter family. If you know Sharstin, you know this to be true. And it was a great honor to photograph a moment in their life. Moments are fleeting, and I’ve been guilty of missing a lot of my own lately. When babies are taking their first steps, and getting their first teeth. When sons are growing up, but not too cool to run with their little sister. When everyone is crying and laughing and spinning. I’ll take it, and photograph it, and keep a tiny bit for my story too.

Thank you so much Sharstin and Andrew! XOXO

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Kim and Alex | Utah Mountain Bridals03.18.15

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We went out of town for a few days, and when we got back, the trees were blooming and the flowers were making their grand debut. It’s such a happy day when Spring makes it’s official appearance. And it’s a really happy day, remembering this beautiful session with Kim and Alex. The day was really rainy (remember how it rained forever last year?) and Kim’s dress had layers upon layers of hand beading, and so we stayed carefully put in one beautiful mountain spot, and made some lovely, summer magic. Can you believe Kim hand beaded this amazing dress? From the gorgeous flowers by Lizy Bowden/Lizy’s Lilies, and the a super fly man bun, I was in love with the entire session!

Happy Spring!

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Dress: Custom made, Michelle Golightly
Flowers: Lizy’s Lillies
Suit: Zara

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Annie and Tanner ~ Utah Mountain Engagements02.23.15

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A sweet moment from this weekend.

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Kim and Alex ~ Utah Mountain Engagements02.17.15

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A perfect couple on a perfect day. Here’s my official notice that I’m excited for sunshine and summertime to make it’s reappearance!

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Devon & Jake ~ Published Utah Bride Blog ~ Homestead Resort02.09.15

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I’m so excited to share Devon and Jake’s beautiful summer wedding, which is currently featured in Utah Bride blog’s lovely, online magazine. Devon are the epitome of grace and kindness. I loved every second of working with them, from their sweet pups Utley and Scout and Carousel, to the beautiful flowers and gown. It was a perfect and happy day. Thank you Devon and Jake for the beautiful time and Utah Bride Blog for the wonderful feature! Please see below for all the vendors who contributed to make Devon and Jake’s such a sweet one.

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Flowers: Flower Afternoon ~ Venue: Homestead Resort ~ Dress: Bride Shop ~ Suit: Jos A Bank ~ Bridesmaids: J.Crew ~ Rings: Blue Nile ~ Life of the Party

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Marie Antoinette | Melissa Blackburn | Utah Valley Bride01.30.15

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I feel incredibly lucky to have been asked to contribute to such an incredible, intricate and beautiful Marie Antoinette themed shoot last year. Melissa Blackburn designed and created each of these exquisite dresses, and the shoot was a testament to her immense talent. I’m so excited to share these photos with you and I will link the other photographers who participated down below. It’s fun to see how everyone interpreted the scenes differently and in their own unique way. An amazing shout-out to Tinge Floral and Sweet Tooth Fairy for their hard work and beautiful florals and sweets, as well as all the other vendors listed below. And if you want to see more, Mikki Platt’s images of the editorial are currently in Utah Valley Bride! Now let’s all eat some cake. marie antoinette_0002_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0003_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0004_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0005_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0006_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0007_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0008_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0009_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0010_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0011_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0012_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0013_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0014_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0015_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0016_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0017_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0018_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0019_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0020_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0021_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0022_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0023_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0024_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0025_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0026_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0027_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0028_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0029_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0030_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0031_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0032_greenapplephotography marie antoinette_0033_greenapplephotography

Thank you to, Dresses ~ Melissa Blackburn | Creative Directors ~ Melissa Blackburn, Jefra Starr Linn & Mikki Platt | Florals ~ Tinge Floral | Sweets ~ Sweet Tooth Fairy | Make-Up ~ Kissable Complexions | Hair ~ Bethany Loveless, Jessie Ward, Kali Wengreen | Table Styling ~ Karli Elaine Events | Cake ~ Cake-a-licious | Backdrop ~ Penny Jones | Prop Styling ~ Rosie Jarman/My Dear Lizzy | Props ~ Hale Center Theater | Floral Head Piece ~ Brittnay Jepsen/House that Lars Built

Contributing Photographers: Heather Nan, Mikki Platt, Kiera Eve, Crystalyn Nilson, Jefra Star Linn, & Nichole V
Models: Katie McDermott, Jacee Murray, Michelle White, Kelsey Lund Murphy, Amanda Larsen, Shaquel Farr, Rosalie Badger Long, Ashlyn Anderson, Chloe Thompson, Sarah Miskin, Suzy Clawson, Camille Romriell, Dani Braun, Chris Clark, Hank and Slade Blackburn

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Sarah | JSMB/ Garden Park Bridals01.27.15

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Sarah is a beauty, through and through, and as my sweet Lucy would say, she looks like a Princess. If you can believe it, these were taken in December…in 50 degree weather. I couldn’t have asked for a more magical afternoon. Thank you Sarah!

Beautiful dress custom made by Penelope’s and lovely flowers by Amy Curtis!

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Elyse and David Sundance Wedding ~ Published Utah Bride and Groom01.05.15

greenapple_sundance_0001I’ve been waiting to share this wedding for over a year, and the day is finally here! Elyse and David’s incredibly thoughtful and beautiful wedding is published in Utah Bride and Groom! I couldn’t think of a prettier home for a wedding that was completely heartfelt.

This wedding means a lot to me for many reasons. I watched Elyse grow up. I moved into her neighborhood when I was a newlywed myself and ended up being her Church teacher. And I always loved Elyse. She was someone who had a vision for her life, knew what she wanted, had a wicked sense of humor and the warmest heart. We kept in touch over the years, and she met the perfect man in David. They are artists and teachers, living in New York City. Their love story is a special one, one of friendship, support and love in good times and the not so good times. They are both articulate, kind, generous, creative, and adventurous. Elyse and David’s vision was to combine Elyse’s love of the Utah mountains, with their home in New York City, so rustic big city? The wedding was a family affair of contributing talents, from the Chuppa,  invitations by Elyse’s sister, Hannah, and beautiful acoustic music from a close friend.  David drew scenes of New York on the table cards and serenaded Elyse. Their vows brought me to tears, their speeches made me laugh (and mad libs!) and I truly felt that I was witnessing two soul mates starting their journey together.

Congratulations Elyse and David! And Thank you Val at Utah Bride and Groom for the lovely feature in the new magazine!

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Flowers: Tinge Floral
Gown: Michelle Roth, Kleinfield Bridal
Cake: Granite Bakery
Rings: Fitzgerald Jewelry
Invitations: Hannah Arrington Designs @hannah@hico-op.com, Ink Run Press
Entertainment: Don Woodbury DJ, Julia Meecham

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Mikki and Braydon ~ Utah Family Session01.02.15

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It’s the new year, and for some reason this post is all tied into life, and present-ness, moments, and you know, all THE THINGS that I/we want to be and feel and do. This post is a little bit about photo locations gone a bust, but more about baby kisses, and messy hair, and the imperfectly perfect moments that are gone before you know it. Lucky us, though, because there are a million more we get to experience. Life seems to be so meta lately, and anticipating the perfect Instagram image, and missing the real life happening behind it (guilty.) And so, when I look at these pictures I’m filled with happiness that an opportunity was not wasted to capture life–wonderful, crazy, spinning, running, joyous, stressful, incredibly real life. And although I’m not making any official resolutions this year, I guess I kind of am. Because I want to be experiencing my life in real time and not as I scroll through a social media feed (Oh, and more sleep! Always more sleep.)

So, Thank you, Mikki, Braydon, and littles, for letting me into your life and document this bit of time for you. You are amazing!

Happy New Year’s!

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