Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Laura's Bridals and Jacob's Groomals: Salt Lake City



Some of you may be reading the total of this post and going, "Whaaa?" Bridals are increasing in popularity on the West Coast, but this is a practice much more common in the Midwest, and definitely specifically within the LDS membership. Bridals are standard and just about everyone who can afford them, does them. "Groomals" is a newer phrase, but is essentially representative of an additional photo session between the bride and groom prior to, and occasionally after the wedding, in their wedding clothes. It is primarily a formal session, either to gain portraits not able to be done on the wedding day, or done in advance so the images can be displayed at the reception.

I put a listing out on Craig's List a few weeks back seeking a bride in the Salt Lake City area who would be getting married in the SLC LDS Temple. I think the building is just gorgeous architecturally, and had always wished to photograph it for a wedding. Laura answered my posting (along with alot of other young ladies that I wish I had been able to photograph as well!), and she was just the perfect fit. Laura had not been able to fit Bridal Portraits into her budget (it isn't necessary, after all) and is actually a very deserving individual for a nice, surprise gift for her wedding. My friend accompanied me to the session and chatted with Laura's mom while Laura and I pranced around the Temple grounds. After the session my friend told me all of the wonderful things Laura has been able to accomplish, she had already gone off and completed a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and earned (or is earning?) her Master's degree. It spoke volumes o her accomplishments and I was so delighted to discover that such a hardworking woman was on the receiving end of my "just for fun" photo shoot. :)

Enjoy!

www.LauraAndJacob.Shutterfly.com
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I really, really love this one. It is just really dear to my heart... at first it looked like something that should be scraped, and the more I looked at it... the more I fell for it.

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I ADORE these next two, too.

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5 comments:

Alisa and David said...

Amazing as always.......and the picture of my puppy is so cute!

Dan and Janay said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Can I get a redo on my wedding pictures! Amazing photos of the temple. How were you able to get some of those angles...WOW.
Janay

Heather K Flanagan said...

Hi Emily, I have been looking for a Photoshop Action just like one that you used in this wedding - the light blue toned one in the first few photos. Where did you get it (I assume an Action is what you used here), and what is it called?! Thank you!!

Heather
Chris and Heather Photography

Emily Heizer said...

Hi Heather,

I use a whole lot of different combination of actions on images, some of which are my own, but I think the best/closest thing to what you want are Pioneer Woman's action set, which is available on the Pioneer Woman's website!

Emily Heizer said...

Oh, and it's called "seventies". :)