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krysta & drew engaged {tooele salt lake city utah wedding engagement photographer}
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2:44PM
By Clarissa
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I don't know about you but I needed a little something to warm my soul on this cold, dreary day.

I don't know what it is about winter after Christmas, but it's hard for me to stay upbeat!

I long for warmer, longer days. We can do this. Who's with me?

I'm not sure why Krysta and Drew's gorgeous engagements never got posted but I figured it was time for them to grace us with their presence!

I loved this session so much. The location, the colors, their style. It all seemed to flow flawlessly. 

So, I hope these bring a little bit of warmth to your chilly Wednesday afternoon. 


krysta + drew {tooele salt lake city utah wedding photographer}
Monday, December 07, 2015 10:33PM
By Clarissa
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Krysta & Drew decided to make it forever on a gorgeous fall day in October. 

Their wedding day was filled love, family, and friends. 

Their reception was held at the clubhouse in Stansbury, right on the lake. 

The touches of burgundy, wheat, and rustic details made it so cozy. 

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Hart. 

It was such an honor being a part of your day!



Happy Eternity, you two! 

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hannah + dallin {salt lake city utah wedding photographer}
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:36PM
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Hannah & Dallin's wedding day was so beautiful.

It was a gorgeous, sunny day full of family and friends. 

The color navy blue. Baby's Breath. 


The love between these two was tangible. 

Hannah truly is Dallin's princess, and you can tell that Dallin is Hannah's prince charming!

These two are starting their marriage by living in paradise (Oahu, Hawaii) and I can't help but be jealous every time I see a picture of them!

Happy eternity, Mr. & Mrs. Peterson!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to capture your wedding withmy lens!




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emily + brandon {tooele utah wedding photography}
Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:33PM
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Emily and Brandon's June wedding was so summery and fun!

The pops of yellow and all of the sunflowers were so beautiful for an early summer wedding. 

Emily was so worried that their day was going to be rainy, which it was,

but while we were shooting at the temple, the sun came out and it was beautiful!

It stayed out for the rest of the evening--outdoor reception saved! =)

Their cozy reception was held at Speirs Farm in Tooele and it was the perfect backdrop to their evening.

They celebrated with the traditional first dance, cutting the cake, bouquet and garter toss. and parent dances.

They exited the reception through a sea of bubbles, courtesy of their closest family and friends. 

I am so honored I got to be a part of their first day of forever!

Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Gibson!


And a list of vendors that helped Emily and Brandon with their big day:

Wedding Venue: The Salt Lake Temple

Reception Venue: Speir's Farm

Wedding Cake: Lynette Jones 

Floral: Tooele Floral

Catering: Koated Kernals

Wedding Dress: Rose Gal 

Hair & Make-up: Jill Henrie & Ashley Brady

Groom's suit: Mr. Mac

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natalie + richard {salt lake tooele utah wedding photographer}
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:24PM
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I found a quote the other day that says, 

"Whoever said the sun makes you happy has never been kissed in the rain."

I couldn't help but think of Natalie & Richard's rainy wedding day when I read it!

The weather was completely crazy on their day,

but I think we've all heard that it's lucky if it rains on your wedding day, right?

They were such good sports for pictures at the temple, even though it was wet and chilly.

The connection between the two of them was unreal.

I loved the way Richard treated Natalie.

After the temple, their cozy and elegant reception greeted guests with different kinds of cake,

and yes, guests got an ENTIRE piece of cake (haha). 

I loved working with the two of them as well as their sweet families. 

Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Peterson!


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francom family {salt lake family photographer}
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:23PM
By Clarissa
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The Francom Family.

I feel like I have known all of them for years!

They are such a close and kind group of people!

It is clients like these people that make me love my job so much. 

They have been so supportive and loyal to me, 

and for that, I am so grateful!

I loved spending this beautiful morning at one of my favorite locations. 

Thank you, Francom Fam!


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reagan -- class of 2015 {utah senior photographer}
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:07PM
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Meet the beautiful Reagan, class of 2015!

Reagan was an absolute dream to work with.

I love how her personality really shows through the images. 

She was so sweet and an amazing model (I mean... just look at her!)

I know that Reagan has amazing things in her future!

Thank you so much, Reagan!



Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

--William Jennings Bryan

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martindale family {utah family photographer}
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 11:00AM
By Clarissa
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Can I just say how much I LOVE families with three little girls. 

There is just something abut them. =)

And I'm sure it's nothing to do with the fact that I have a family with three little girls, right?!

But seriously though. 

Can we talk about the beauty that is just oozing from this family?

And their perfectly coordinated outfits and color scheme... a DREAM.

These three beauties were so well behaved and adorable!

And it is so fun to reconnect with old friends through my photography. 

I loved seeing Brittnie and Mike after so many years and what they have been up to! =)


"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." - Laurel Atherton

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kelsey {utah senior photographer}
Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:12AM
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Meet the gorgeous senior, Kelsey.

Her session was perfection!

Perfect overcast sky.

Gorgeous model.

Beautiful light.

Spot-on location.

We even made the breeze work for us.

Kelsey has such a good head on her shoulders and I know she is headed toward amazing things!

I hope you love your sneak peek!



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