Monday, January 6, 2014

Ice Castles

Well, another year has come and gone and just like that it is 2014.  I am hoping this will be our best year yet... and it has already starting off with a bang!  My birthday happens to fall right at the beginning of the new year, so it is always fun trying to think of new things to do around snowy Utah to celebrate.  

This year I was so excited to learn that the Ice Castles in Midway were back in business!  Since I had to work on my birthday (side note: it stinks to grow up and join the real world) we decided to go to dinner on my birthday and save the Ice Castles for the day after. 

Let me tell you, folks:  the Ice Castles did not disappoint.  I had never been but had seen pictures and always wanted to go.  They were SO beautiful, unexpected and magnificent... almost beyond description.  If you haven't had the chance to check them out yet, I would highly recommend them :)  Plus, with the newly debuted movie "Frozen" on the brain, it made it even cooler that I got to feel like I was in one of Elsa's fabulous wintery creations.  

I got a little carried away with taking pictures, but I wanted to try to remember the ambiance and beauty!  I hope you enjoy some pictures and that it probes you to check them out in real life. 

Outside the castles, waiting to go in! 

Some close-up detail of the beautiful icicles! 

Probably my favorite picture from the whole night.  The ice castle seemed to be glowing and the sunset was crazy beautiful!

Once the sun goes down, they turn on some LED lights in the castles and they change colors every few minutes... simply magical! 

If you'd like to learn more about the Ice Castles visit their website here  

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and that your 2014 will be one for the record books! :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Maughans

Can I just say that I love photography!  There is always so much to learn and improve on.  My beautiful sister and her family recently asked me to take some pictures for them, and I was so excited.  It was a super fun session, and I loved the all of the beautiful fall leaves up Provo Canyon!  Man, we have some good genes in our family ;)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Justin + Tori

I had the opportunity recently to take some fun engagement photos of Justin and Tori.

Justin and Tori met when Justin and his roommate decided to go around their apartment complex knocking on doors to try to meet people.  Well it must have been fate because one of the doors Justin knocked on was Tori's!  And the rest, as they say, is history...

They are the cutest couple, and were so fun to shoot.  I was beginning to think we weren't even going to get to take any pictures, because we had to reschedule three times due to the crazy unseasonably rainy weather!  Even when we showed up to the location for the third time, it was still drizzling, but we toughed it out and eventually the rain stopped.

Justin and Tori are getting married the end of December in California.  They make a beautiful couple, and I'm sure they'll have an even more beautiful marriage.  Congratulations you two!  Here is a sampling of some of the pictures.