Gina and Jaime came to me through my cousin and her husband for whom I had shot wedding photos last year. This was my first chance to shoot a wedding at the Salt Lake City Temple, so I was really excited by the opportunity.
However, it was also a February wedding, so I wasn’t sure what kind of weather that would bring.
Also, their families are Puerto Rican which was a little intimidating since my limited high school Spanish skills have gotten a slightly rusty (ok, let’s be honest, I didn’t learn anything in the first place).
Thankfully, the weather ended up being uncharacteristically warm with no snow in sight and a clear blue sky. It was the perfect day for a wedding.
And pretty much everyone spoke fluent English. (I did yell a couple things in Spanish just for the fun of it – “Novia de familia. Allá!”)
It ended up being a beautiful wedding with some really fun people.
One of my favorite photos came from the bride’s mother (she found the idea on Pinterest, so we can’t claim any originality here). She wanted a shot of Gina and Jaime’s hands on either side of her rose bouquet with him holding the name tag from his LDS mission and her holding her young women’s Personal Progress medallion. I thought it was a good way to show the strengths and values each of them are bringing to their marriage.
I also really loved this wide angle shot looking up at them in front of the doors of the Salt Lake Temple. The architecture of that temple makes for some truly incredible photo opportunities.
Here are the rest of my favorites. Enjoy!