Sunday, November 13, 2016


For those who know me, know that I am truly in love w/traveling & traveling with my family <3 

Sighhhh Vienna is oh so good.  It's beautiful, CLEAN & full of pretty buildings, & of course lot's of classical musical & art.

Here's a little collection of a few of my favorite photos :) & YES speaking of "a few of my favorite things" we DID visit Salzburg...that was a MUST for this HUGE fan of the BEST movie quite possibly ever made "The sound of music" :)! 

I'm not going to write too much, I'm more of a visual kinda gal, so I'll keep my writings short & let the photos do the story telling:)

We stayed in Vienna right off the main square which was great!  Besides being convenient, I just love staying in the heart of a main city, you really get a good idea of what it's like to live there.

The shopping is pretty good there, they have some of the same stores we have (Zara, H&M, lush etc) along w/lot's of YUMMY chocolate shops!
BUT what they have & I think theres only one store in the US is this super duper cute lil jewelry shop called 'ANNA inspiring jewelry"
LUCKLILY for my hubby, we popped in there right before they closed, the last night we were there (I was so sad) BUT luckily for ME I was able to order a special little piece online, it reminds me of Vienna each time I look @ it:)

The food was good, we ate a @ this little spot right in the center quite a few times, it was perfect for all of us, & it was kind of "our place" for the 8 days we were there:)

Vienna was stunning, its a place I would love to visit again!  

Now Salzburg was a short but very sweet day trip!  We hopped on a train & in less than 3 hours later we were in the cute town where my FAVORITE movie was filmed & I LOVED it! It was so fun to walk down some of the same streets, walkways & thru the arbors that the Von Trapp kids did! 
for this BIG fan:)!

We also did another day trip to Budapest via train, I will share another post on that later, as well our week in Prague.
But for now...this is a little taste of Vienna & Salzburg w/the 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween mini/fall shoots!

WHEN?! Thursday afternoon October 20th!
ONLY a few spots are open!
LOCATION?! It's a SPOOKY secret! You will know when you BOO'k!
WHAT do you get?? 20 minutes of camera time, a TON of fun (& candy of course...duhh:) & your choice of:
10 hand edited digital images $135
16 hand edited digital images $155
($25.00 deposit is required to hold your spot =^.^= )


Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Devin & Erica are getting married!

Ok, so it's been a VERY long time since my last post...oopsies -.- So I thought, I'd blog my upcoming Bride & Groom!

These 2 are a total modern day love literally! They met via a social app using their iPhones.  Long story short, it was her New Years resolution to get herself "out there" & he was looking for his true love & well folks, I think they've got something good going on here,it was love @ first sight! & I am thrilled to be capturing their upcoming beautiful Southern California wedding next week!

Let me tell you a little about their Urban engagement session!  Both Erica & Devin live & work in Salt Lake City, so it was easiest for me to fly up there than for them to take off work, so I jetted off to SLC in early June & we met up in Downtown SLC & had such a great shoot!
 we were on pins n needles the entire day since it was POURING rain off n on all day long! (gotta love summer storms!:)
 I was flying out in the morning & we were preparing (or @ least I was:) for "plan B" which would've involved umbrellas, messy hair & lot's of laughter I am sure!  
THANKFULLY tho, "plan A" is what we got!  We walked down some of their favorite little streets, took photos in front of some of their favorite spots, & were able to get some of the beautiful SLC skyline in some of their shots!
it was good.

 Mr & Mrs Nef to be..."cheers to health, life & Eternal love"!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New blogpost coming REAL soon:)!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Karli & Taylor got married

What a day <3 Saturday January 2, 2016.
Mr. & Mrs Taylor Brand
Taylor & Karli's romance began when they met @ Karli's older sisters wedding, Taylor was best friends w/the groom, & of course Karli was one of the bridesmaids.
Let's just say they were a match made in Heaven from the beginning-insert from Taylor's mom "We realized that they were 2 peas in a pod & were meant to be together after we saw this picture from her sisters wedding, they are the only ones making faces & goofing off":) 

Despite the fact that Taylor had a girlfriend @ the time....2 months later Taylor & Karli had their first date @ a haunted house (hmmmm how clever of Taylor:) The next day they had their "first kiss" & they were inseparable  for the next 10 months, until Taylor left for his mission to serve the people of Wisconsin (en espanol:) for the following 2 years. Karli waited for her Taytay & they wrote every week the entire 2 years!  
Taylor finished his mission in August 2015, they were engaged the next month!  Things picked up right where they  finished off!  
The rest is history!

Here are a few of my favorites from their AMAZING day!  I am honored that I was able to be there, & help preserve their memory forever & ever <3
They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple in UT.

The day started off w/capturing a few images of Karli & her sisters & her mamma getting ready, followed by a couple hours of shooting in & around downtown Salt Lake City, & Temple square, we almost froze to death, but it was beautiful, fun & magical!
We broke for an hour or so to warm up, & then met to photograph their families, & bridal party in the Beautiful Joseph Memorial Building.....simply stunning
followed by a fun reception filled w/laughter, & dancing! It was a perfect day, followed by an awesome evening.
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Taylor Brand! May your life be filled w/nothing but goodness, happiness & health! You two are the best!

& they will live happily ever after <3

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