Monday, August 27, 2012

Jared & Kassie Wedding Day | East Idaho Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Jared & Kassie on their wedding! I had so much fun being a part of their special day. What a great couple! They are so much in love. 

 I LOVE this candid moment I caught of the bride and groom with Grandma. Grandma is so adorable! This image just speaks of JOY! 

I think this is the BEST cake smashing I've photographed yet! They were covered in cake! It was hilarious! It took both of them a while to get it all cleaned off of their faces. :)  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jared & Kassie | Fun Engagement Session | East Idaho Wedding Photographer

My job is sooooo fun! Especially when I have such an amazing couple to do pictures of! This darling couple are getting married in a week! And I am so excited to get to be a part of their special day. We had a lot of fun capturing some couple pictures of them this past Saturday. The fires have been so bad in our area that the smoke was pretty strong and the skies hazy. But even though we had a couple of us sneezing toward the end I still think we got some amazing images! Now to get the smoke to blow away by Saturday. :) 

Here are a few from their recent session. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Steps to making the perfect cowboy hat | East Idaho Wedding Photographer

I LOVE when I have wedding that I get to learn new things. And at this wedding in Mackay, Idaho,  I learned how to form the perfect cowboy hat. I had no idea that these type of hats start out rounded and the person who is going to wear it actually forms it to their liking. I was fascinated by the steps of preparing it to be worn. I wanted to share some of the images I captured and the steps to achieving the final product.

Step 1- Start with a rounded hat. 

Step 2- Take the rounded hat and submerge it in water. In this case- the river. 
Step 3- Push in the top to form the sunk in middle. 
Step 4- Form the edges to your liking. Some people like it curled up more on the sides and some like it rounded more in the front and back. It is a personal preference. 

Step 5- The final fitting to make sure it fits the way the person desires. 

Step 6- Let it dry in the sun and then add embellishments. This hat received a hand-braided rope to decorate it. 

Step 7- Ready to wear! Doesn't this groom look awesome in his new hat?