Andrew + Dani Draper Temple Utah Formal Session

When I was first contacted for this wedding, I received an email with a photo attachement. The photo attachment was a picture I’d taken FOUR years earlier from a wedding reception where the groomsmen both dived after the garter. This was one of those groomsmen and it was his turn to get married!! Andrew was so excited to marry Dani and I couldn’t wait to meet the two of them for their formal session at the Draper Temple in Utah!! At the time that we shot these, Idaho was still under somewhere of 3 feet+ of snow. Pulling into the Draper temple, there were just a few skiffs of snow here and there, but for the most part, it was cleared off and the sun was shining.

Andrew and Dani approached me with the biggest smiles and so much excitement. Now let’s just talk about Dani’s dress for just a minute… It’s literally PERFECT!! And fit her like a glove. We talked about how she loved the look of an open back dress but being married in the temple was going to make that not possible until she found this dress! AH!! I can’t even believe how perfect it was. I haven’t ever seen a dress like it and as she paired it with her long, flowy veil. Could not have been better!!

We had such a great time shooting at the Draper Temple for their formal session, but we wanted to get a few other looks too. In order to do that, we just drove a little bit away and found a perfect place to pull over and walk across to an empty lot to create a mountain backdrop to cap off their session. I’m not sure what it is about Utah mountains, but pair that with a bride and a groom and I’m sold!!

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Bride’s Dress: Bridal Center¬†

Florist: Pam’s Floral Garden and Design




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