Like a Princess : The Royal Treatment for the First Intern

How we met

So this is Carissa many people have her to thank that I actually started doing internships and training and teaching people on a more one on one sorta way.

She contacted me about 18 or so months ago asking to be an intern (for last summer) and I was like “What?!” you’re kidding right?! Well it happened and I’ve learned a ton since then, specially on the realms of how to share what I know, how to teach and mentor.
I’m happy to have gotten to know her, spent a bunch of last summer at shoots with her and in the office. Never got sick of her and I don’t suppose her of me.
She was always thirsty for knowledge and never a prima donna or felt that she knew it all, and it was that passion for learning and zeal for photography and her eye for a good picture that led me to tell her I didn’t have any qualms believing she’d become an amazing successful photographer.

Well back a year ago she already knew she was getting married, just had to return to Indiana (from Utah) and finish her last year of college (BA in Photography) and now she’s back.
Getting married next month and her bridal pictures are now done… and here they are.

The pics

Me and another good friend of ours David Terry were asked to shoot and since David is an over achiever he already blogged his pictures (which we took YESTERDAY) and so now I had to follow suit. Also because most of my pictures right now are weddings which aren’t as time sensative as a bridal session for an upcoming wedding.

Carissa informed David that Jake doesn’t check the internet a ton… so it’s alright to post these. So hope it’s all good for me too.

Here’s a gallery of the first set of 70 pictures

Royal Treatment

So she had two amazing photographers… and two assistants two those photographers.
Her mother was there.
We were shooting at a beautiful location (La Caille in Sandy Utah)

It all worked out swimmingly and I’m sure she felt like a princess, because she looked beautiful of course!

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Trying out some fun back lighting to make the Bride stand out!

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(above) Far right is probably one of my favorite pics

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having two photographers makes it fun because I get to photograph different poses I wouldn’t have done before. In different ways and different angles of course.

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Many of my favorite pics were actually asides that I said… let’s try this out for a moment and we ended up staying there for a bit, because my moment lasted many moments.

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This spot turned out to be one of the more dynamic spots for me… I don’t know why I only posted two when there are a whole bunch of others I liked… guess you’ll need to check out the smugmug gallery.


There were vineyards.

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Who doesn’t Love a good Swan picture? (Oh and Peacocks)
I really wasn’t even planning the swan picture quite this much… but he decided to float on by.

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Spin Spin Spin


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  1. kyla says

    Carissa is so beautiful inside and out! You did a great job showing that, Scott. Beautiful pics!

  2. David Terry says

    Most excellent! I love how our two different sets of pictures complement each other. Even though we shot many of these at the same time, the angles and styles are unique enough that Carissa has double the number of images to choose from.

  3. Carissa says

    aw thanks kyla!!

    couldn’t agree more david :)

    scott, that one is also probably one of my most favorite pictures ever :)

  4. Tara says

    GORGEOUS!!! Carissa, you are STUNNING! And you picked two awesome photographers!! I love the colors, and everything with the pictures. Great location, great, photographer, great bride. Couldn’t ask for more. Great job!

  5. Melissa says

    Amazing work Scott. Carissa you look fantastic.

  6. aRieL says

    Simply breath taking!!! Carissa, I don’t know you, but you are one SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS bride! Great job Scott…as usual…

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  8. Eric Quinney says

    In picking up on your posting soon after the pictures are taken, in this era of technology, do you feel that editing a few pictures quick and posting them will satisfy your clients to allow you to work with the rest in a more timely manner?

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