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What a delight it was, to work with Baylee and Thomas. They are thoughtful, kind, stylish, and fun. They focused on making a few things really special, in order to make the most impact possible. Quality over quantity is always a good thing. Their flowers, attire, cake, and certainly, the beauty of Red Butte Garden, brought rich visual beauty and ambience to their wedding day. I was honored to be part of their wedding day, as their photographer.

Baylee and Thomas’ wedding was featured on Utah Bride Blog, right here!


 

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Melissa Kelsey is a Utah wedding photographer, based in Salt Lake City.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Melissa Kelsey Photography

VENUE: Red Butte Garden
FLOWERS: Calie Rose Weddings and Events
GOWN: Carla Zampatti
GROOM’S ATTIRE: BLACK by Vera Wang
CATERING: An Exquisite Affair
INVITATIONS: Jaffa Printing and Design
STRING QUARTET: Rosco String Quartet
HAIR/MAKEUP: Julie Streeter with Serendipity Salon
BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: ADRIANNA PAPEL
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: BLACK by Vera Wang
BRIDAL JEWELRY: EARRINGS: GIVENCHY
BRIDE’S SHOES: ANTONIO MELANI
CAKE: Pippa Cakery
RINGS: Black’s Custom Jewelry
FRAMED WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS: THE GROOM’S MOTHER, JENNIELYN HITESMAN
FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE: RUBY & BLOOM AND GIRLSDRESSLINE

Quiet Meadow Farm Engagement Photos

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Bekah and John are a sweet, smiley, connected couple. They wanted to do their engagement photos at Quiet Meadow Farm, where they will also have their wedding ceremony and reception. I knew it was going to be beautiful there, but I had no idea of the epic views that awaited us. Everywhere I looked was a beautiful backdrop, but what I didn’t know, was that the most amazing meadow sat atop a mountain above the farm. It was the flattest, straightest field of tall, golden grass I’ve ever seen–not to mention the views of the green valley below. It was a challenge to show how incredible it is.  If that wasn’t enough, Bekah and John brought glow-y love to their session, letting it shine through, to my camera.

When I think of Emily, I think of these words…soft, smart, delightful, stylish, elegant, and timeless. I think we captured that in her bridal portraits.

Emily wanted a soft and airy look, in a classic and elegant location. We found that at Washington Schoolhouse Hotel in Park City, Utah, which has a historic decor with modern touches.

I have this problem, sometimes, where I can’t stop photographing. That happened to Emily. Luckily, she didn’t seem to mind! Thanks for letting me go to town, Emily.

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I’m not sure you’ll find a more unique or wonderfully interesting wedding out there. For starters, Danielle and Jay had their wedding at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This is close to my heart, because I earned my photography degree at the University of Utah and worked in the the art collections department of the museum in college. Enough about me. Let’s get back to the wedding…

Not only did they have their wedding at an elegant and modern art museum, but there was a mesmerizing art installation in the large space where they were married. Tony Feher, an installation artist, uses everyday materials to create his artworks. He hung hundreds of streamer-like strands of pink painter’s tape, from the ceiling of the museum. He also created a mosaic pattern on a large window, with blue painter’s tape. When you check out the photos, you’ll see just what I mean. It was COOL.

Danielle and Jay are scientists—like, legit PhD candidate chemists. They had a Scottish Quaich ceremony during their wedding ceremony, and for that, they drunk from Pyrex beakers. Those were also used in the floral arrangements by Lilac Floral.

These stylish scientists wore awesome wedding attire—a white, fitted gown with gold sequins for Danielle and a Maroon tux with black velvet lapels, for Jay. And hello, gold headband and red lips! I loved how Danielle kicked off her heels and put on her Crocs when the reception started. She knows what’s important!

They kept things personal by having a good friend marry them, and Danielle’s wedding party included both men and women. Tradition is beautiful, but it’s also so refreshing when couples throw it out the window. Danielle and Jay’s wedding was a perfect blend of keeping the traditions they identified with, while doing things their own way.

I have many favorite moments from the day, and I already knew that Danielle and Jay were a great match, but when I saw all four of their parents holding hands and dancing together in a circle, that this was going to be an especially outstanding union.

Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Art Installation: Tony Feher

Flowers: Lilac Floral

Getaway Car: Antique Limousine Service of Utah

 

When I found out that Emily had become engaged to Jason, I was excited. I love Emily’s family. I photographed both of her sisters’ weddings and her cousin’s, too! I’m grateful that Emily chose to have me photograph her wedding, as well. She majored in film studies, so she knows a thing or two about image making.

We met up on a cold, drizzly day for Emily and Jason’s engagement photo session at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake City. We ducked inside to avoid the rain and popped out when it stopped. My favorite photos were when we got to the top of the park and Emily and Jason scrambled up the hill, where I photographed them in front of the snowy mountains. I got a little giddy when I saw them framed perfectly, by the mountain peak.

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