the magic of a wedding…

Before

I have to share these images, cause it was awesome.

During

I got to be the ‘photographer’ at a wedding and reception this weekend. The young woman that was married used to be my ‘regular’ babysitter-since she was just a little girl! And it was amazing to see her all grown up, watching her take the next step in life was remarkable. I don’t consider myself qualified to be a wedding photographer, but I was cheap (free) and hopefully I got the job done.
(allison tyler jones took their engagment and bridals… you can see them HERE. alison is so AWESOME! she even stopped by the reception and i got to visit with her for a sec… i LOVE her)
The best part of the process for me was to attend her actual wedding, and sit in the room of the temple as she and her cutie groom were sealed. It totally took me back to the day that Eric and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple. I was kinda amazed at how clearly I remembered the feelings I had and that day…being newlywed- taking that step into a life together. I spent the rest of the day thinking about milestones and setbacks…the highs and lows. I am truly thankful to the man I married. To the family that I gained in so doing, and the life that we have created together… and most of all,  our most beautiful, sweet children. No matter where we are, or what we have…we have each other.  Weddings are wonderful! Full of promise, hope and opportunity…funny how you think you love your husband so much on that day, and how much that love grows.
Wishing Elizabeth and Clint the very best…I hope you remember the things you both heard and felt that day.  I will.

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15 Comments

  1. Kage 15 June, 2009 at 6:03 am - Reply

    One of the best LDS-gym reception transformations I have ever seen, just wish floor covering too? Looking forward to more pics!
    You do NOT have a button with your cartoon face….stop it!

  2. Mary Mitchell 15 June, 2009 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Wow !!! I had to make a print of that transformation. It was fabulous. I would agree that covering the floor would have been the final touch. Having a daughter who is 19…I’m now collecting wedding ideas to have ready for any future engagements. Hopefully I’ll have a long time to plan.

  3. Melissa 15 June, 2009 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I have no idea what planet you came from but you are absolutely amazing. I have spent half my work day with my jaw wide open, gawking at everything; even bought some stuff from House of 3 simply becasue I feel in love with it all. Amazing!!!!

  4. JeannaGT 15 June, 2009 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    alright, so what’s the trick to getting good lighting in an LDS cultural hall??? you obviously know the tricks!!! DO SHARE!!!
    this is totally amazing! man, the things people come up with nowadays… thanks for sharing!

  5. cori 15 June, 2009 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    i love that the little girl in the photo matches the chairs. 🙂

  6. KJ Miller 15 June, 2009 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    That transition was outstanding. How fun for you! Question: I could not see any credit to the musical group that recorded the music that plays on his website and while her engagement photos were showing. Can you find that out? I have to have that music, I instantly loved it. I want to by a CD by the group. Hope to see some of the great photos you took of them.

  7. prazdance 15 June, 2009 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Photos of a wonderful event!

  8. Samantha 15 June, 2009 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing Heidi! My favourite part of the transformation has to be the ceiling – it looks gorgeous!

  9. sandy 17 June, 2009 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    WOW!
    Who would ever believe?
    You are amazing!
    Thank you for sharing. This is the perfect example of a picture is worth 1000 words.
    WOW

  10. rebecca 24 July, 2009 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    ummm, wow! This is a beautiful, no balloons in the basketball hoops, it’s ugly but it’s free reception here! I didn’t know this was possible in our cultural halls! Amazing! Nice pictures, too!

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  12. Neetu Goel 30 June, 2010 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Wow !!! I had to make a print of that transformation. It was fabulous. I would agree that covering the floor would have been the final touch.Thank you for sharing. This is the perfect example, picture is worth 1000 words. Simply outstanding !!rings

  13. Carissa Arnold 15 November, 2010 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Wow this is amazing!!! Who decorated this? I’m getting married in February and this is EXACTLY what i had envisioned for my reception!!

  14. Carissa Arnold 15 November, 2010 at 10:36 am - Reply

    my e-mail address is carissa.arnold@gmail.com =)

  15. Chelsea 17 March, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Do you know what they used to hang the fabric?

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