Jessica and Christian gathered all of their friends and family together to enjoy their wedding day in Utah! We had such a BLAST photographing their beautiful day. Their daughter was SO excited for them and was the cutest thing on the dance floor! One of my favorite things that Jessica did when she got to Sleepy Ridge was taking some getting ready shots in the Sunset bridal room. She had her daughter come in first to see her dress and OH MY GOODNESS was her little reaction so adorable!
After everyone was ready we all headed outside to witness the beautiful ceremony between Jessica and Christian. It was a beautiful Summer day at Sleepy Ridge and the gazebo looked stunning! Nannette always does an amazing job with the florals! Don’t even get me started on their vows…. Seriously makes me cry every time I listen to any vows exchanged. Even though it was mid-day, we got some great images with the harsh lighting! My BEST TIP for any weddings taking place in the Summer outside is to think about positioning! Go to your venue beforehand and see where shadows may fall! At Sleepyridge I ALWAYS recommend to my brides and grooms to stand out of the gazebo! That way there are no harsh shadows and even harsh light. Trust me on this one!
When the ceremony ended we went to the front of Sleepy Ridge, the best place to take pictures midday in my opinion, and we captured the group photos. This can sometimes be so time consuming but starting with the largest groups first and working down to smaller groups makes it go SO much faster. Also always keeping in mind of those guests who are elderly or have any type of disability is important because you want them to be able to get their images done first so they are not waiting around forever.These pictures went fast and we were onto the bridals/formals around the Sleepy Ridge golf course.
One of the best-kept secrets is where the beautiful Willow tree is! Some other photographers have found it, but there are MANY willow trees it’s so hard to find this one! Well… the best willow tree is right behind the houses seen in front of Sleepy Ridge! The branches are always so long which makes this tree just perfect! Here is another one of my favorite Summer weddings that showcases more images of that special tree!
After the beautiful pictures, we headed inside for food and then the dance floor! Another tip is to book a DJ! They make a total difference for your wedding! I always recommend my good friend Cooper! He is extremely professional and always makes the dance floor a total party!
Getting ready images are some of my favorites to capture on wedding days. Sleepy Ridge has TWO beautiful bridal rooms! These were taken in the Sunset Room, which has lots of natural light and the perfect location to hang your wedding dress.
These images showcase the beautiful Sleepy Ridge Sunset Room so well! Added greenery around the lights makes such a difference!