Jeanette and Chris’s Portrait Session and Reception in Salt Lake City, Utah
BrightWorks was overjoyed and totally honored to photograph Jeanette and Chris during their wedding portrait session on a windy April afternoon in the “Beehive State” -- Utah! The session started at Washington Square Park in downtown Salt Lake City. The flowering trees lent a pretty backdrop and the couple walked up and down the open pathways as petals fell around them. They strolled right past the Salt Lake City Hall with its monumental clock tower rising 256 feet into the chilly air. Jeanette wisely brought a shawl, as the temperatures were all over the map and reminded us of Maine weddings!
Next up, the couple explored Red Butte Garden and Arboretum. The perimeter of the Red Butte Garden runs along the wild Utah foothills, and the combination of cultivated gardens (524,000 blooming bulbs!) and arid landscape offered an interesting contrast. The hills mark the beginning of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Red Butte is a favorite place for the bride and groom, and their familiarity with the winding paths led us all to a large staircase with an architecturally-striking, angular pavilion.
The couple planned a low-key wedding reception at a neighborhood restaurant and we provided candid coverage of the laughter, toasts, and slideshow. Delicious diner fare was served! Guests lined up for the beet salad, mac & cheese, chicken and waffles, and chatted throughout the evening. It was even warm enough to sit outside comfortably!
We are often struck by the privilege of contributing our wedding photography to the mix of images that document the couple’s lives -- the personal photos they’ve taken over the years capture intimate, informal moments and BrightWorks’ images add to the memories! We collaborate with the couples that choose BrightWorks to create formal and informal photos that they might not have in their collection, and we anticipate that future generations will peer into the depths of those images, whether digital or physical, and ponder the lives and overwhelming love that propels the couple and their family and friends.
Photography: BrightWorks Photography
Reception: Hub & Spoke Diner