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Adam & Jodie // Jackson Hole proposal photographer

   

 

Last summer I got an email from Adam with a unique idea - he wanted to propose to his wife of 20 years. Err...what? Turns out they were super young when they first got married and couldn't afford an engagement ring. It wasn't anything Jodie asked for, but he thought it would be the best anniversary present he could give her. We met up at Mormon Row on the pretense of doing a regular portrait shoot as their anniversary present and about halfway through he got down on one knee.

 

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Aren't they cute? I love this shot.

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Jodie was absolutely stunned. Who expects an engagement ring when you're already married? Huge props to Adam for thinking of it and making it happen!

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The only issue was Jodie couldn't stop laughing and crying after he proposed. It's a good problem to have.

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Thanks so much for looking and please feel free to leave a comment!

xokt

Kristin & Tucker // Jackson Hole Hot Air Balloon Wedding

Kristin and Tucker got up at the crack of dawn to start the preparations for their wedding day. Actually, BEFORE the crack of dawn...I got to the house around 5 am and Kristin was already deep in the makeup chair, getting ready. Virginia over at Vibrant Events of Jackson Hole and Margaret at Elevated Ballooning pulled together a super fun dream team of vendors for the very first Elevated Weddings wedding - Persephone Bakery, The Silver Bungalow, Gild the Lily Too, Shayne Cosmetics, Hair & Makeup by Tanya, and Mountain Media all worked their butts off to make it all happen. I had a great time (even getting up at 4:30 in the morning!) and am so excited for this venture to take off (pardon the pun, ha!)

A few favorites -

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All smiles in the pre-dawn hours.

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RAWR!!!!!

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Prettying up the basket.

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It's all about the attitude.

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Do I want to go inside the balloon? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

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Up we go!

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My favorite shot of the day.

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And on to the Silver Bungalow!

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How beautiful is Persephone's cake? Also: delicious.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much to Virginia and Margaret for making this happen and to Kristin & Tucker for letting me be a part of their big day!

xoxo

Henderson Family / Jackson Hole family photographer

The Henderson family made the trip out to Jackson from Oklahoma for a summer National Park vacation and decided to have some family portraits done while they were out here. We met up bright and early up north of town and had a super fun session. Some favorites -

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The kids were super excited about the horses - we spent a good amount of time petting and feeding them.

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Such a good looking family!

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And of course I had to get a few of Mom & Dad alone. :)

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And then we saw a bear...and that was the end of the session!!

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Thank you all for such a fun session and I hope to see you again on your next trip out west!!

xokt

Sarah & Eric / Jackson Hole Elopement Photographer

Sarah and Eric came out to Jackson Hole from Missouri to have a sweet backyard elopement at their officiant's house in the town of Jackson. After a short and sweet ceremony we did some photos around the area (helloooo Flat Creek, pretty!!) and then headed up north to get the Tetons in a few images. Some favorites -

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Aren't they cute? And I love her non-traditional dress!

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I just love this one.

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SO CUTE.

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Eric was a little self conscious about his braces but we managed to get a big smile out of him at the end, yay. :)

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Thank you both so much for having me and best wishes for your future!!!

xoxokt

Shannon & Thomas / Grand Teton National Park backcountry wedding

Shannon & Thomas came out to Jackson to elope in Grand Teton National Park with some of their closest friends. When Shannon asked if I'd shoot in the park, of course I said yes right away, I shoot in the park all the time! When she asked about hiking up Cascade Canyon a ways, I said sure, why not...not really thinking about the gear I'd have to carry or asking how far 'a ways' might be. :) We ended up hiking about 2.5 miles up and in (and up...and up....) to a gorgeous little lake that I never got the name of. Everyone brought along their wedding clothes and changed once we got there - Shannon brought a full on wedding dress all the way in!

A few of my favorites -

The ferry at Jenny Lake.

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The hike in.

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Errrr. Yeah. It got a little exposed.

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The wedding site.

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Beautiful bride!!

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First look.

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Love this shot.

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Fishing!!

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Big congratulations to Shannon and Thomas and thank you so much for sharing your day with me!

xoxokt

 

Coordinator/Officiant - Alison Kyle at Destination Jackson Hole

Hair/Makeup - Body & Soul Salon

Dress - Carrie's Bridal