Hannah + Bryce || An Adventurous Utah Couples Session

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Utah is always a favorite place of mine.  And this time was certainly no different!  I met up with Hannah + Bryce, and they had just gotten their new pup Winston! (Yes, he is named after Winston Bishop in New Girl 😍)

To start off, we stopped into Hannah + Bryce’s local favorite Mexican Restaurant for TACOS 😋

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I loved the little touches and the big fun between Bryce + Hannah.  AND the occasional photobomb from the cutest pup, of course!

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Can you find Winston? ^
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I’m so glad to have met Hannah (almost exactly one year ago!) and have this opportunity to photograph her sweet little fam!  Thank you for making my time in Utah so special and hilarious.  Taco ‘bout a good time 🤣  Can’t wait until we do it again!Adventurous Mountain Utah Couple

B.Foto’s – Best of 2017 Weddings

What.  A.   Year.  2017 was filled from top to bottom with the most loving couples, unforgettable moments, stunning venues, gorgeous details, and craziest parties.  Read on to hear about all my favorites from 2017!

  1. Jumping for joy with these getting ready moments

Getting ready favorites include: {above} Megan and her daughter, {below} Mackenzie and her bridesmaids, expressing their excitement for each of their big days by jumping on the bed!  But also, Mackenzie getting a McDonalds delivery the morning of her wedding.  Because YES.

2.  Let’s in-VEST-igate this groom’s style

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Eric‘s style was all his own. He skipped the traditional suit/tux and instead opted for a wool vest and hunter green khakis. All tied together with a pocket watch from his bride-to-be.

3. Saying yes to these bride’s dresses:

Speaking of Eric’s bride-to-be… Marisa knocked it out of the park too with her BHLDN dress!

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Another favorite dress from this year was Mallory’s. From the SLEEVES to the layers in the skirt, I was alllll about it.

4. Unbelie-veil-ble:

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Marlee‘s cathedral veil had me wishing that every bride had one.

5. Love this old, borrowed, AND blue

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Anna wore her grandmother’s wedding dress to her rehearsal and I still can’t get over it.  What a beautiful and special way to honor your loved ones and bring history to your big day.

6. Here comes the bridal portrait:

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This portrait of Emma just gives me some serious feels.  So very soft, yet strong, at the very same time.

7.  [Flower] girls just wanna have fun!

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I wanted to join in and twirl around the room in a princess dress, too.

8. Ring Bear-er:

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Emma and Mike put a spin on the traditional ring bearer- and instead had a ring bear!

9.  Bridesbabes, dressed to the fines:

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I love the skirts with mismatched white tops for Anna‘s bridesmaids.

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This one reminds me of Beyonce’s ‘Bow Down’.  And if you can take your eyes off of Steph‘s train… I love the slate-blue color in the bridesmaid dresses!

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Last but not least, how cute are these twirling bridesmaids!

10.  Best Man’s style

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Navy blue was definitely the color of the year for groomsmen in 2017.  From tuxes…

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to suits, with burgundy accents.

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Some even chose navy blue for their football unis.

11. Father shows best:

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Marlee‘s dad had the best reaction to seeing his daughter all ready to walk down the aisle.

12. First look [what you made me do]

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So I’m not a fan of TSwift’s song, but Brandon‘s reaction to first seeing Steph is literally what dreams are made of.

13.  First look alternative

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Jeff and Mallory didn’t want to actually see one another before their ceremony, so instead they opted for some hand-holding and a talk to calm their nerves.  (Look for more of this wedding being blogged soon!!!)

14.  Love at first sight:

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When Jeff finally did see Mal coming down the aisle…. UGHHH my heart

15.  Cere-MONEY

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Marisa + Eric‘s ceremony still has me crying.  A surprise flash-mob style song took my heart.

16.  Arbor flower power:

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Arbors have become more popular with the rise in outdoor weddings.  And this one takes the cake.

17. The sweetest love:

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I know I’ve said it before, but this shot of Elaina + Steve seriously makes me melt.

18. Wild at heart:

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Jamie + Anna running through the wildflowers, surrounded by towering mountains is why I’m counting down the minutes until I get to go back to Utah.

19.  Over the moon:

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Brian + Kate ft. the moon.  Can there be a full moon for every wedding???  Plz?

20.  So Syracuse:

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After Jennifer + Joe said “I Do” we wandered the streets of Syracuse.

21. Location, location, location:

John Joseph Inn in Ithaca, NY  had everything from a beautiful manor, a lush garden, an apple orchard, farm land and animals, (I could go on and on).  There was so much variety and photo opportunities at this venue- it was a photographer’s dream land.

22. Decor galore:

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Lanterns and flowers dripping from the Sky, and the simple greenery on the table.  Perfection.

23. Introducing:

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Although this isn’t the bride and groom, I thought that their originality deserved a spot on the lineup.

24.  First danc-ing with the stars:

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Loved the emotion in the room during Anna + Jamie‘s first dance- and then the fun song that followed (which I was certain was choreographed).

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It’s magic when moments like this fall together.  Emma + Mike framed by each of their parents during their first dance.

25.  #HashtagGameStrong

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#KissTheCooks for the new Mr. and Mrs. Cook- not only was there a chef hat dance party, but their card box was a cooking pot and Hershey kisses were at the door for guests as they left.

26.  DESSERT:

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Marisa + Eric had an ice cream truck at their wedding as a refreshing night-time snack.

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Courtney + Brett’s Donut Bar was perfect for the late-fall, a warm and sweet treat with ALL the toppings you could ask for.

27. Just DANCE:

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Marisa + Eric‘s wedding came complete with several dance performances on the loft/stage.

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Jamie + Anna‘s wedding was non-stop dancing, and even continued for (more than a few) encore songs.

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So very, VERY thankful to each and every one of my couples that made this year incredible!  I am so happy for you and your love!  I could go on and on about favorite things from each wedding, but I’m all punned out.  SO from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU times a million for your support and friendship and for being you!

XOXO
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Anna + Jamie || A Summer Wedding in the Mountains of Alta, Utah

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Anna and Jamie kicked off their wedding weekend at rehearsal (where Anna was wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress!  UGH) and then we all headed to their old high school for rehearsal dinner.  I was shocked when we arrived and so jealous of the views- I cannot imagine looking out the window of C.W. Baker (my high school in Baldwinsville, NY) and seeing mountains!

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The next morning, I headed to the house to meet up with the girls, and Mark went to meet the guys at the Alta Peruvian Lodge (where we would later be returning, for the reception).

(p.s. Anna’s dad made their rings- what?!)

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We all headed down the mountain to the St. Thomas More Catholic Church for Jamie and Anna to say “I do!”

I’m going to go ahead and say that this is the best form of transportation I have ever seen on a wedding day.  It’s part bus, part convertible!

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Then back up the mountain for bridal party photos.  What an unbelievable backdrop!

Introducing Utah’s State starting line…

And to the Lodge in time for cocktail hour on the back patio.

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We were welcomed inside by speeches from both of their dads… definitely a highlight of the day!

We snuck the bride and groom out for some photos in the wildflowers.  I literally had to keep pinching myself.  UGH SO BEAUTIFUL!

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Inside- everyone danced the night away!

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Anna’s favorite part of the day:  “Our first dance. Spending those special moments just being with my new husband and then turning around to being completely surrounded by all of our family and friends.”

Jamie’s favorite part of the day: “Standing in the middle of the dance floor, sweaty, smiling, and looking around at all the friends and family there celebrating with us then looking at my new wife smiling and laughing and realizing that I get to have fun with her for the rest of my life.”

Jamie’s advice: “Don’t try and stand around and talk to everyone. Let people come to you and make your way around in a fun and adventurous way. Dance when you want to dance and don’t let the “planned” activities get in the way of having fun!”

Anna’s advice:  “Enjoy the day to the fullest. Don’t worry about pleasing others. Just remember that at the end of the day the most important detail is that you are married. And always always dance!”

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And dance they did!  I don’t think Jamie or Anna left the dance floor all night.  AND they definitely had many, many encore songs haha!

The next morning, we rode the tram at Snowbird Mountain, up a 1.6 mile cable to 2,900 vertical feet for a few more photos of the couple!  And I am so glad that we did!

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With a group like this, where family is so important to them, it means SO much for us to be included and welcomed as if we were a part of their own.  We didn’t want the weekend to end!  A huge thank you to Anna and Jamie for the dreamiest wedding weekend ever!

XOXO
Bridget and Mark

Photographer:  Bridget and Mark of B.Fotographic
Venue: The Alta Peruvian Lodge
Church: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Hair: Chelsea Brennan
Make-Up: Larissa
Dress:  Bridal Closet
Flowers: Potted Pansy
Rings:  Bride’s Dad, Phil Jung
Bus: US Bus Utah
DJ:  John Franco of DJ Remix
Cake: Flour and Flourish