Bridals in Utah

Bridals usually happen before the wedding day right? Not these! Jessica, a great friend and photographer from Utah has been married for 9 years…um yes, she STILL can fit into her wedding dress and look this amazing! I have been in Utah for the Nichole Van workshop (I will blog about it soon). Jessica and I signed up together and had a fabulous time! So, before I left Utah, I wanted to get some sessions in…including some pictures of Jessica. She never had these kinds of pictures done when she was married, so it was a lot of fun for her. We brought her sweet girls with us and headed out to an empty field. I wanted to try out some things and do some off camera flash as well. I just love Utah’s landscape and colors. I love brown fields with blue mountains and sunsets that I can actually see set at the horizon!   At the end of the session, we were packing up and about to jump in the car and head off, I noticed the dirt road and HAD to get some last minute shots. The sun had already gone down and it was getting dark pretty fast. Good thing my D700 is an ISO machine and let me get the shots I wanted! I used a few textures as well that I purchased from Nichole Van. I am not a big texture person, but I think it can turn a picture into art if used the right way. Enjoy the pictures and let Jess know what you think! :)

Nichole Van’s Texture above– it also adds some warmth.

Right as the sun was going down…

The sun has completely gone down!

Using another Nichole Van texture- again, this texture adds a vintage warmness to the photo. (My favorite photo btw!)

Playing with off camera flash!


31 Comments on Bridals in Utah

  1. Erin Marie Hall
    March 30, 2010 at 9:09 pm (6 years ago)

    These are incredible. I love your use of light! :)

  2. bree @ breeze designs
    March 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Beautiful Jess. Absolutely stunning.
    The glow and softness to these images are perfect! x

  3. Jessica
    March 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm (6 years ago)

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! I live in Utah and I’d have to agree, love the landscape here. I’ve also lived in Bellingham WA (just north of Seattle, but you probably know that) and the scenery up there is die for too :)

  4. Melinda
    March 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm (6 years ago)

    These are stunning. Jessica looks amazing! My fave is the one in front of the barbed wire fence. Gorgeous.

  5. Leslie
    March 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm (6 years ago)

    I love these! You are incredible!

  6. Sandy
    March 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm (6 years ago)

    WOW!!! Those are gorgeous! Great job Jessica!

  7. Marielle Hayes
    March 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Love the simple beauty of these. She is stunning & I love how these turned out.

  8. Mandy Chiappini Photography
    March 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Love love love these!! Especially the 2nd one! She is just beautiful. There is no way I could fit into my dress, I don’t think! Ha ha. Cool texture work too!

  9. Katie Elmer
    March 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE these! I didn’t realize you went to that workshop, my friend Keri went to that also :)

  10. Michelle Kane
    March 31, 2010 at 12:16 am (6 years ago)

    You’re so lucky to have done this and met up with such a lovely person as Jessica C. You did a fantastic job photographing her. The texture ones are my favorite, as I really like the warmth they add to the image, as delicate as they might be.

  11. s h e r r y
    March 31, 2010 at 12:29 am (6 years ago)

    Love these! The light is so soft and pretty!

  12. ashley folkema
    March 31, 2010 at 5:35 am (6 years ago)

    Seriously gorgeous! So simple yet stunning.

  13. mindy young
    March 31, 2010 at 6:16 am (6 years ago)

    Holy heck can you make me look this good next time you come to Utah…he..he.. She is gorgeous. SO jelious she can fit in her wedding dress! You did such a great job! Love em!!!

  14. jessica
    March 31, 2010 at 6:40 am (6 years ago)

    Awww Jess. These are so perfect. Exactly what I would have wanted if I did these 9 years ago. Thank you so much. Oh and I love Nichole’s textures. Great job my friend. It was so fun having you here and I hope we can meet up again soon. Thank you :)

  15. Howard McGuire
    March 31, 2010 at 7:24 am (6 years ago)

    Once again….I am literally left speechless!!

  16. Errin Andrus
    March 31, 2010 at 8:21 am (6 years ago)

    stunning!!! Loved them!

  17. Ashleigh
    March 31, 2010 at 9:59 am (6 years ago)

    I love these! Beautiful, I can’t wait for you to take mine.

  18. admin
    March 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for everyone’s comments and support!

  19. Christine Pobke
    March 31, 2010 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)

    GOOD GRIEF woman… these are STUNNING!!!!!!!! absolutely beautiful work jess!! you rock! PS can’t wait to see your nichole van pics and read your thoughts on the workshop! :)

  20. Alisha
    March 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

    GORGEOUS!!!She is so beautiful and these are just awesome!! Love your fav too!

  21. Cindy
    March 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm (6 years ago)

    GUSH!! These are unbelievably gorgeous. Drool

  22. Nichole Van
    April 1, 2010 at 10:51 am (6 years ago)

    Yay! So happy to see these . . . Jessica looks so amazing in that dress! Gorgeous!

  23. Becky Earl
    April 1, 2010 at 11:58 am (6 years ago)

    STUNNNNING Jess! Just gorgeous! The bride and your images! WOW! Hope you had a blast at the workshop :)

  24. Kali Leenstra
    April 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the black and white one! Awesome location. Loving it.

  25. Nicole
    April 2, 2010 at 6:42 am (6 years ago)

    these are soooo gorgeous! love the soft processing too – perfect!

  26. Melissa Burnett
    April 4, 2010 at 8:42 am (6 years ago)

    WOW! These are really beautiful! I love how simple they are with just the field and Jessica.

  27. Keri Ann
    April 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm (6 years ago)

    Jessica, WOWZA!!! these are amazing. She looks so pretty. The images on the road are my favorite! great job

  28. crave photography
    April 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Jess is totally stunning in these. I have been hearing more and more great things about this Lighting workshop!!! I love the soft creamy PP!!

  29. Robin McQuay Anderson
    April 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm (6 years ago)

    These are gorgeous – the light and the whole attitude of the bride as well. I love the confidence that comes through and your capture of it.

  30. tish
    April 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm (6 years ago)

    These are gorgeous! Your photography has really taken on a whole new look just in the short time I have been following you. You’ve taken it to the next level and are producing beautiful work! HOORAY! What was your aperture at for the close-ups (#2 & 3, I think)?

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