Elisa & Christian Wedding at Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah

Elisa & Christian were so fun to work with every step of the way! Elisa was SO enthusiastic when she approached me about shooting her wedding and it completely warmed my heart. We both had such similar visions for their aesthetic and I loved shooting being able to bring that vision to life. Their venue was amazing, the greenery was breathtaking, and their exit felt like a real fairytale with their enchanting carriage ride into the night. These two were not only an absolute blast but they also completely slayed one of my favorite expressions: The smolder.

Enjoy their beautiful day below!

Venue: Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah

Florist: The Sisters Bloom

Cade & Rachel ~ The Villa ~ Cedar Hills, Utah

Cade & Rachel’s wedding day at The Villa was an absolute fairy tale.

The tale started off with an unexpected rainstorm but the sun came out just in time to bathe the ceremony in warm golden light. Vows were exchanged in a beautiful pear orchard with Cade and Rachel’s closest family and friends. The happy couple was bursting with love and joy as they made their way down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time and I was thrilled for them. The day was filled with so much love, emotion, and happiness. It was truly an honor to capture such special moments for such a special couple.

Venue: The Villa in Cedar Hills, Utah


Dress: Vera Wang
Tux: Men's warehouse 
Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses: David's Bridal 
Flowers: Draper Flower Pros
Caterer: @53catering 
Bride's hair and makeup: Mari Hannifin
Cake: Bubble and Brown Bakery

Thira~Fairy Inspired Editorial~Utah Fashion Photographer
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Thira @darlinguntamed told me that she had a bathtub in her backyard and I was 100% for the idea of using it. We made a little magic with the help of talented makeup artist, Christine Hoang @christinehoang.mua and my good friend and assistant for the day, Demmi Nava. I absolutely loved playing with so much color and whimsical accents~

Naomi~The Saltair~Salt Lake City Maternity Photographer

Naomi has to be one of the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen. She was radiant during her maternity session at The Great Saltair and photographing her was a dream! Motherhood is such a beautiful thing and it is a blessing to be able to capture expecting Mother's like Naomi. 

Gabriel & Lupita First Look~Provo Canyon~Provo Wedding Photographer

Gabriel has been crazy about Lupita from the beginning and you can see it written all over his face every time he looks at her. Their love began to blossom before they'd even had a chance to meet in person and when Lupita stepped off the train to see Gabriel for the first time, he was so overcome with excitement that he couldn't resist the desire to kiss her right away. Fast forward to their first look and he was so overcome with joy that his reaction was basically the same!

It was such a pleasure to capture a piece of these two's love story and I hope you enjoy their first look below!

Casidee~ Bridals~ Provo Wedding Photographer

When The Sisters Bloom contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in putting together a collaboration shoot, I did not hesitate to say yes. Each and every one of their bouquets has a personality of its' own and I knew that I could expect something unique and beautiful from them. As I pondered what type of concept to build this shoot around, I felt it was the perfect time to ask my artistically inclined mother to contribute her wonderful talents to the shoot. She provided the beautiful and lively painting you'll see below and the entire team was able to draw inspiration from the colors we decided on. There was so much enthusiasm throughout the planning of this shoot and every detail from the beautiful floral arrangements, the soft and lively painting, the lovely dress, the most beautiful model, and a very talented hair and makeup artist, everything came together and the results were ever so pretty. 

Photographer: Rachel Reyes

Model: Casidee Clement

Florist: Meg Jones of The Sisters Bloom

Hair and Makeup Artist: Nikra Centeno Campos of NCStudio Utah

Dress: Modest by MonCheri 

Painting: Patricia Reyes

Studio: Life and Style Studios 

 

 

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Cade & Rachel ~ Dead Horse Point Engagements ~ Destination Wedding Photographer

On December 1st, Cade, Rachel, and myself all made the amazing trek to Dead Head Horse Point for their engagement session. We had a blast driving down to Moab together and I was overflowing with excitement once we finally arrived at our destination! The scenery was amazing, sunset was upon us, and love was in the air. Rachel's dear parents stood at the cliff-side with us as we captured some irreplaceable moments and it was incredible to make so many memories with so many special people. I am so excited to return to the Villa for their wedding this summer because I can guarantee it's going to be filled with love, happiness, and a whole lot of fun. In the meantime, enjoy their beautiful engagements below! 

Wheat & Weather Collaboration ~ The Salt Flats ~ Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer

The Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele, UT are an absolute dream! Being able to photograph this amazing photoshoot coordinated by Khrystalle of Wheat and Weather was also a dream. The concept was ethereal and enchanting with the most beautiful little details. White, silvery, winter tones are my absolute favorite and so the sparkling crystal appearance of the flats had me feeling happier than a kid in a candy store. Enjoy the amazing shoot below and be sure to check out all of our wonderful vendors as well!

Photographer - Rachel Reyes Photography @rachelreyesphoto

Hair - Hannah Walkingshaw @hjwstyles

Makeup - Anastasia Rangel @ana.asia

Rentals - Sage and Thistle Rentals @sageandthistlerentals

Cake - Cassidy Budge of Flour and Flourish @flourandflourish

Flowers and invites/lettering - Jordyn Stratton of Peony Grrl @peonygrrl

Model - Rachel Walkingshaw @rachel_walkingshaw

Videography - Shailynn Photo and Film @shailynnphotoandfilm

Coordination/Styling - Khrystalle Weathers of Wheat and Weather @wheatandweather

Dress - Gateway Bridal and Prom @gatewaybridal

Jewelry - Sierra West Jewelers @sierrawestjewelers

Sofia Bridals ~ American Fork Wedding Photographer ~ Utah Photographer

I loved shooting beautiful Sofia on a cool fall day in American Fork, UT. I was scouting for the perfect location for about an hour before deciding on this little patch of nature on the side of the road in a little neighborhood in the city. I definitely don't regret it because this location was perfect for my vision! I am so thankful to all of the wonderful vendors who were involved in helping me put together this beautiful bridal shoot, just to make my heart happy,

Model: Sofia Sparacino: @sofiaallday

Dress Designer: Janay Marie @janay.marie

Hairstylist: Whitney Livingston @thetousledturtle

Makeup Artist: Makenzie Peacock @peacock.artistry

Florist: Bailey Jo Howell Lucas @baileyjofloraldesign

Photographer: Rachel Reyes @rachelreyesphoto  

Sarah~ Rainy Day Portrait Session~ Springville, Utah Photographer

Madelyn @madelynjewellfloral gave me this beautiful bouquet from her on an endlessly rainy day and I was thrilled to put my new studio space to use. Out of all of the shoots I have ever done, I would have to say this one fit my personal aesthetic more than any other and it was like someone breathed the life right back into me. Here's to my model Sarah @sarah.c.stubbs for volunteering to make this dream of a shoot come to life with me!

Xochil~Bridal Shoot~The Charcoal Loft~ Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer

It is always a great pleasure to work with a great team of creatives to bring a concept to life! When I met Xochil, I knew she would be the perfect model for this whimsical inspired concept. I was thrilled when she agreed to be my model and even more thrilled when I saw my vision come to life with the help of all of the vendors listed below. 

Studio: The Charcoal Loft

Model: Xochil Cole

Florist: Emily White www.thepearblossom.com

Dress Designer: Jessica Noelle www.instagram.com/jnoelle.design

Makeup Artist: Makenzie Peacock: www.instagram.com/@peacock.artistry

Hair Stylist: Whitney Livingston www.instagram.com/thetousledturtle

Photographer: Rachel Reyes www.instagram.com/rachelreyesphoto

 

Morgan & Brandon~The Villa Wedding~ Utah County Wedding Photographer

Morgan & Brandon's wedding was an absolute dream. Their wedding was romantic, classic, and enchanting with all the pretty little details. I had the pleasure of having a consultation with them before their wedding and I remembered walking away and seriously praying that they would choose me as their wedding photographer because I connected with everything about their wedding! Sure enough, they did.

So on August 19th, 2017, we all gathered at The Villa in Cedar Hills, UT for a beautiful day. Their ceremony was full of sweet tears and genuine vows. Their reception was full of laughter and precious little moments where I could just see people taking in how special the memories were. Honestly, I live for weddings like this. We all love the pretty details, amazing food, and everything in between but at the end of the day, it's all about the real and beautiful fact that two people got married because they love each other so much that they want to spend forever together. What could be more beautiful than that?

Enjoy their beautiful wedding below!

All photos were taken at The Villa at 9914 N 4000 W, Cedar Hills, UT 84062. Special thank you to their team for being full of life and love! 

Michelsen Family ~ Rock Canyon~ Provo Family Photographer

Jessica, Jake, and Hazel were just the most beautiful family and I loved working with them! They had so much love for one another that taking their family photos was easy. No matter what they did, you could just see all the love in this little family. 

 

 

Katie & Grace ~ Tibble Fork Reservoir ~ American Fork Family Photographer

Katie & Grace were the sweetest mommy & daughter team and they were both so beautiful to photograph! This was my first time taking photos at American Fork Canyon/Tibble Fork Reservoir and I completely understand the excitement surrounding this location now because I fell in love with the scenery. The only downside to this beautiful location was the horrible big bee that kept chasing us! Fortunately, hiding in our car for a couple minutes was enough to get him to go away. Never a dull moment in nature!

 

Shay & Mariana ~ Idaho Falls Temple Wedding ~ Idaho Falls Wedding Photographer

Shay & Mariana were married on a warm Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Falls Temple and I loved their sweet families so much! I loved driving to Idaho to photograph their love story. They met online and their sweet love sparked from there. Their wedding was such a joy to be a part of!

 

 

Rachel Reyes