Lena Michelle Photography: Sara Elizabeth Custom Cakes & Sweets | Gorgeous Flower Cake

Once again, Sara has created a breath takingly gorgeous cake! Every time she does this, I’m constantly in awe of her creative talent and genius. I adore this cake!! And as you can see, she is every bit as beautiful as her lovely creations!

This rustic beauty features beautiful, handcrafted textures and exquisite sugar flowers that were created by Sara. The soft coral peonies, rose buds, delicate white flowers and green black berries are so lovely it’s hard to believe that they are not real!

Y’all know how much I adore Sara and her gorgeous work! Enjoy this beauty, and a huge thank you to my dear friend! As always, it is a total pleasure working with you!

xoxoxo
Michelle

Lena Michelle Photography: Rachel + Austin Bridals and Wedding Highlights

The first thing I noticed as Rachel and Austin came into their consultation was how much they glowed. They both radiate this blinding happiness that makes your heart melt just watching them. I walked away thinking, “Wow. I seriously just want to hang out and be friends with them!”

Imagine my excitement and how thrilled to pieces I was to get Rachel’s call that they had chosen me to photograph their beautiful wedding!

Photographing their gorgeous bridals was an adventure! The weather was perfect and we were heading up the canyon. Austin, Christine, my assistant, and myself went ahead of Rachel to scope out our location. We had been in the woods a few minutes when a young man came running through looking for the groom that belonged to the lost bride. When I went to find her and bring her to our party, we discovered that Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite, and his two brothers were the gentleman that saved our bride, who had been frantically wondering around on her own. What a fun memory!

The wedding day started off with a forecast of thunder storms, but our prayers were answered! It was a gorgeous day filled with family, friends, laughter and love. Every detail was breathtakingly beautiful! And of course, we had more adventures! Between running into an LDS apostle outside the temple, and the lawn sprinklers going off during the reception, we had a crazy, wonderful, perfect day!

I have come to think of Rachel and Austin as dear friends, and I completely fell in love with the whole family! I wanted to keep them all! Rachel and Austin, thank you so much for allowing me the honor and pleasure of being apart of your special day! Congratulations! I wish you all the love and happiness in the world as you start this life long journey together!!

xoxo
Michelle // Lena Michelle Photography

Lena Michelle Photography: Camille + Kevin

I absolutely fell in love with these two! Camille and Kevin have a beautiful love story, and I’m so happy that I get to be apart of it! They met and fell in love when they were young, but as many young couples do, they drifted apart and went their separate ways. Years later, fate reunited them, and they fell head over heels, madly in love with each other all over again.

Watching them makes me so happy! Every little movement, each kiss, every reach, the whispers and hugs, showed me to strength of  the connection and love that they share for each other. They truly have something beautiful. We had so much fun with their engagements! You can easily see how much fun they have just being together.

I can’ wait to photograph their beautiful wedding and bridals! Thank you so much for spending your time with me and allowing me the honor of capturing your beautiful love story.

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Lena Michelle Photography: Kennedy Ann Hansen

A small peek for those that were not able to attend Kennedy’s beautiful service.

‘What Is This Thing That Men Call Death’

What is this thing that men call death
This quiet passing in the night
‘Tis not the end but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light

O God, touch Thou my aching heart
And calm my troubled, haunting fears
Let hope and faith, transcendent, pure
Give strength and peace beyond my tears

There is no death, but only change
With recompense for vict’ry won
The gift of Him who loved all men
The Son of God, the Holy One

~President Gordon B. Hinckley~

Lena Michelle Photography: Jane Austen Winter Bridals

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
~Jane Austen~

Lace, leather, aged books, flowers, tea and the chill woods.This gorgeous bridal session was inspired by the charm and elegance of Jane Austen’s literary world.

Please take a peek at the wonderful vendors that made this shoot possible:

Wedding Cake: Sara Elizabeth Custom Cakes and Sweets
http://saraelizabethcakesandsweets.blogspot.com/

Florals: Sweet Pea Floral and Gift
http://www.sweetpeafloralandgift.com/

Hair and Makeup: Miriam Ruiz Moyo

Lena Michelle Photography: Behind the Scenes New Year Glam Shoot with Loblee Photography

My dear friend, the gorgeous and talented LeeYen of Loblee Photography, was kind enough to ask me to tag along on a gorgeous New Years Glam session with three beautiful high school seniors.

 LeeYen’s passion and talent for her craft is phenomenal! I absolutely loved watching her photograph and interact with these girls. You can see from the images that everyone is laughing and smiling the entire time. The girls felt so beautiful that they were beaming, and it was so fun, I felt like I was at a  party!

LeeYen is a joy to be around, and her artistic creativity and vision results in gorgeous, unique images. Thank you LeeYen for sharing your time and talent with me!

Please check out the wonderful vendors that worked hard on this gorgeous shoot!
Primary Photography: Loblee Photography
http://www.loblee.com/

Beautiful hair pieces and jewelry: Danani
http://dananionline.com/

Hair: Abby Navarro

Makeup: Victoria Plant Makeup Artistry
http://www.vplantmakeupartistry.com/

Lena Michelle Photography | Fall Fairy Tale

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
~Unkown~

Photographing this beautiful session was a joy! The day was perfect, with the afternoon sun falling softly through the clouds, and giving us a glimpse of a beautiful sunset at the end.

Barbie in her gorgeous, one of a kind vintage style dress was an absolute vision of beauty. Her handsome leading man, Brady, in his perfectly tailored suit, complimented her beauty perfectly. Watching them interact through out their shoot, I could plainly see how much they love and revere one another.

The scene features a soft, intimate setting in the woods, complete with lovely, DIY decor, a gorgeous whimsical, harvest style cake and table center piece.

I hope you enjoyed these images, please take a peek at the wonderful vendors that made it possible!
Hair and Makeup: Leisha Laidlaw

Wedding Dress: Betsy Couture Vintage Wedding Gowns
http://www.betsycouture.com/

Cake and Center Piece: Once Upon a Cake Co.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-a-Cake-Co/257423587637813