Lucy and Jack07.01.15

Thoughts on Instagram, that I wanted to remember here.


On Lucy,

Lucy Bear, my sweet, sweet girl. She’s someone who is constantly thinking and worried about others. Sports concern her, because she doesn’t like that there’s a loser. The other day, I got the stomach flu and she popped out of bed and anxiously told me, “Mom! You need to get in the bath right away!”
A perfect example is when we were in Disneyland a few months ago. She got tired and asked me to hold her. And as I held her newly gangly body in my arms, she rubbed my back, and arms, making me as comfortable and happy as she knew how.
She wraps their world in her arms, and tries her best to heal all it’s wounds. She fearlessly defends those she loves, but refuses to do battle with those that wound her. We love our gentle bug, whose eyes twinkle and soul sparkles. She lights up a room and is the sunshine in our lives. Thank you Lucy for being the one to make us Mom and Dad.


On Jack,

He’s terrified of snails, and if you ask him, it’s their “scawey eyes.”
He likes riding his bike, which means walking his bike with his helmet on, often pant-less.
He desperately wants a dog, following around our cousin’s labradoodle version, gently chanting, Molly, Molly, Molly (like a stalker.)
And he clarifies, “I want a dog! A big one! Sleep in my bed?”
All kids his age are called Baby, although he is steadfastly, “A big boy!”
He loves Daddy the best, with me and Lucy tied as second. But he gives me all the kisses I ask for, and he can’t function if Lucy isn’t right by his side, patiently and not so patiently being tormented by him.
He tucks screwdrivers into his diaper, refuses to take his superhero cape off and only answers to Bat Bat
His kisses are sticky, his knees are scraped, he leaves a path of destruction everywhere he goes…
Jack is my boy. The one I thought I’d never have. I love him so.

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Schultz Family ~ First home loves06.23.15


I believe in showing your heart, but sometimes I let self-doubt and worry hold mine back. I’m not sure why. Mainly it’s because I want to be perfect all the time. And I’m most definitely not, so I come up short ALLLLL the time. So, I decided to let go of that. To not worry about perfection, but to just be present. To witness this moment in time, a place of transition for Brooke and her beautiful family. They are leaving this space, and exchanging mountains for oceans. It’s got me thinking. Home is those you love, but it’s also that physicality of location. The safety net of where you bring your babies home to, and cook in and fight in, and sleep in and love in. It’s where you go for refuge. It’s the protector of secret heart-aches and dreams. Homes are alive to me, active and messy. I wanted to capture home, the verb, not the noun. And that version isn’t perfect, but it’s very, very real. Brooke is talented and lovely, a good Momma and a good woman. She’s been a friend to me, and I’m so happy I got to share in this afternoon with her sweet family.

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Charity and Ian | Utah Autumn Wedding05.14.15


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


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


A sweet moment from this weekend.

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Kim and Alex ~ Utah Mountain Engagements02.17.15


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

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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