Engagement Session | Emily & Josh

I met Josh through work. Our quirks clicked, and we instantly hit it off as buds! The first several weeks, I heard over and over”Emily this…” and “Emily that….”. He would excitedly show me pictures and gush about how amazing she is
and how lucky he was.

He’s not wrong.

The very first time I met Emily, I gave her a huge hug, and she handed me an overflowing plate of her famous rocky road brownies.
I knew we were destined to be great friends, lol.

I love these two!! They’re dear friends to me, and I have watched them for awhile now.
I’m so excited that they’re getting married soon! Sadly, I will be out of
the state and unable to attend their wedding, but I wish them
the best of everything! All the love and
happiness that the world has
to offer.

Love,
LMA

Lena Michelle Photography: Quaint French Country Wedding

“And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” -Khalil Gibran

This gorgeous and intimately charming stylized shoot was a joy to design and photograph.The colors, navy blue, lavender, gold, and silver, were inspired by the ambiance of a soft, romantic evening at twilight, just after the sun sinks below the horizon.

The vendors were a dream to work with! Please check them out, show some love and stay for a spell!!

Concept design and photography: Lena Michelle Photography
Guest Photographer: Amber Lynn Photography
Event/ Wedding Planner: Sharida with {Simply} Stunning Weddings of Utah
Decor: Diamond Rentals
Venue: Chantilly Mansion
Flowers: Tina Atkinson Monson with Sweet Pea Floral and Gift
Graphic designer: Sarah Wilde with http://sarahwilde.com/
Wedding Favors: Aimy with Sugar Bee Apothecary
Cake and sweets: Raelene with Cakes By Rae
Hair Stylist and MUA: Leisha Laidlaw
Models: Suzy and Josh
Dress Consultant: Sweet Heart Bridal
Tux Consultant: DC Tuxedos

Lena Michelle Photography: Camille & Kevin – Highlight Slideshow

“I’ve loved you for a thousand years”
-Christina Perri-

Camille and Kevin have become dear friends to me. I have so enjoyed watching their love and excitement grow over the summer, and it peaked with their gorgeous September wedding.

The amazing thing about these two beautiful souls is the deep appreciation and understanding they have for one another. Many times through out the night, I would watch them look at each other across the room, through the crowd, standing side by side, and I would see so plainly how much their hearts connected. They are meant for each other.

Congratulations Camille and Kevin!! I have been honored to be apart of your beautiful journey together, and I wish you all the love and happiness in the world
as you move forward together!!

I know you will love and cherish each other, always.

All my love!
xoxo
Michelle

PS – Stay tuned for images from Camille and Kevin’s special day!

Lena Michelle Photography: Camille & Kevin Bridals

Happy Wedding Day to my dear friends Camille and Kevin! I can’t wait to photograph this gorgeous bride in her beautiful dress again today with her handsome leading man at her side!

These two beautiful souls are meant for each other.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
– Dr. Seuss –

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: Gorgeous Camping Date Session

Kaylee, Spencer and Cerberus are the cutest trio, and I’m so lucky that I had the opportunity to hang out and photograph them!!

The weather and woods were gorgeous, not to mention the couple! Watching Kaylee and Spencer, I could easily see that these two are best friends. They have so much fun that it’s impossible not to get sucked in and be laughing and playing right along with them.

Thank you so much for spending your evening with me!

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