Posts Tagged ‘(b) Bridal Pictures’


Way excited to be sharing this set of pictures.
It was the perfect storm of awesomeness that all came together for an awesome shoot.

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We took pictures for a couple hours then took a 30-40 minute break to wait for the moment when we knew that the christmas lights would come on. We were not disapointed.
I knew they were great when I was taking them and I knew she was cold and we had plenty of pictures so this flurry of pictures at the end only lasted a few minutes while the lights were on and then we were done.

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Some long exposure shots just to play around (above)
And my take on the classic window shots (below)


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Oh Christmas tree

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Funny Story. It was so windy she actually lost the veil and it flew high into a tree… it took us 5-10 minutes to get it down. We pinned it in later.


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Our locations outside were determined by where the wind was less and where the ground was cleaner


Lighting determines posing sometimes.

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The dress was a star and I treated it with photographic respect

I am MORE than happy to work with dresses from this dedicated and unique designer so look her up: or

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The bride was a star… she was a natural… she did her thing and let me spend more time and mental effort in doing my thing.

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JarvieDigital Photography is doing a model search.

  • If you’re a model wanting to bulk up your portfolio and make more of a name yourself… this is for you!
  • If you’re an aspiring model wondering how you’d fare in the  world of modeling … this is for you!
  • If you are a bride looking to get/win bridal pictures and hair and makeup… this is for you!


Frankly I’m restless.

Also I’m really in the mood to work the creative juices.

The full scope of the Utah Model Search idea is a much larger project, however what I want to do right now is limited and easily doable.
Making it happen by myself i’ve found the full extent of the project would take too much right off the bat, so this is a simple release.


It will be a success to me based on the following:

  • I find just a couple great models to use/hire for workshops, suggest to vendors or to have as muses for future creative ideas.
  • I gain fans for the future season of the Model Search on Facebook.
  • I gain fans on my own facebook page.
  • I improve even more at my craft (photography)


Starting the second week of May we will begin a 4 photo-shoot competition in an effort find new models and introduce this ongoing modeling competition.

So start applying… Now.

We have some fun photoshoots being planned.

If you’re unsure of your schedule apply anyway and we’ll keep you on the list to let you know for future seasons.


So what you need to do now is send me an email to

    • Name
    • Email / Phone / City
    • Measurements (for now at least height, but if you’re being considered we’ll need measurements for clothing – Bust, Waist, Hips)
    • A picture or a link to a gallery of pictures

And again… I’m interested in undiscovered talent too… so give it a shot.

Vendors – Can also contact us if they’d like to be a part of this season an/or future seasons. Vendors get great exposure (specially towards their FB pages) and pictures of their products which they will be able to use.

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For the Bride

As I’m known particularly for wedding photography expect there to be bridal pictures for one or two of the shoots. So this might be perfect for brides. (Win bridal pictures kinda thing)
There will also be hair and makeup represented.

What to expect in the Future

We will do more seasons of this Model Search – and like any event or show it plans to get bigger and better with every rendition. Plans include More: video, show hosts, prizes and vendors ( including other photographers).

Keep up to date – Follow Us

Keep up to date and follow the Fan Page on Facebook – (A sidenote: the name will be changing soon.)

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It really wasn’t Last Night anymore… see I quickly edited the pictures and wrote the post the day after the shoot (earlier this week) But then remembered how they were her bridals and I should be careful that he not see them…
Their wedding was yesterday so now I can post it.

Simple and Epic

This is her motto (For Pictures). Keep the location perhaps minimalistic, maybe even simple or normal, but make the pictures epic.

Ask her about it… she explains it much better… but I did get the point.

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I had a couple of great helpers… they helped with carrying stuff and lighting. They walked through mud and water and they should be commended for that.
I enjoy sharing photographic knowledge and so that was fun as well. They provided some good company and helped the bride with things I don’t often do, like fixing up hair.

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The bride liked a picture I did over a year ago at the Great Salt Lake with a reflection of a bride in the water. That particular shot had it’s problems (mainly due to mosquitoes) and this one would as well because of muddy, cold, snowy-ground conditions. But in reality I almost felt like I coulda gone without a jacket, it was a bit warm for this time of the year.

While that original picture from a year ago had to be done in record fast time, this time around I found myself with amble time.


Before sunset I wanted to do some differing styles of pictures. I loved the plants I saw as I came in and thought they’d match the style she was looking for and be very different. Plus they were areas that could keep her dress clean.

Keeping the dress clean was a concern of mine… why not do that and get awesome pictures at the same time. If there were no other alternative in getting of those awesome pictures I had permission to not worry. But heh… even if 75% of everything around was wet and muddy that still left 25% that was just fine. We picked planty areas and snow. I do believe she said that she got stuff on her dress because of… drumroll… her lipstick. haha




In any case I push myself each time I go out to photograph. Push the boundaries not necessarily of photography as I’m sure I have a while before that starts to happen (if it ever does) but the boundaries of what I know, what I’ve done and what I’m comfortable with. Making the next time I go out much easier to perform at that higher level, but not being complacent.

I think I found myself solving lighting problems with much more ease last night than most any previous photo-shoot. I think as this happens more and more you’ll see me take on more unique lighting situations. (together with simple ones)
However, I’d like to note A tougher lighting setup doesn’t automatically equate to a better one. (But I do love me a good challenge and i think they stir the creative juices which stir over into the other aspects of a shoot.)

Posted by ScottJarvie at June 9, 2010

Category: (b) Bridal Pictures

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Kind of the typical items in the list of bridal details are Veils, Shoes and Flowers

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But too often missing is a fun hat. haha

Yes not too many can pull it off.

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These pictures were taken early last year… I was assisting a friend. I was busy on another wedding the day of this brides wedding. Even though I got to show up at the wedding for a moment since both were at the same location.

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Back-lit scenes are awesome and even more fun with some good lighting work.

But how about those lens flares


I know the majority of people love warm colors… but I stayed with a very cool look to this one on purpose, just to see if I can convert people to different color schemes on pictures. While trying to maintain keeping a natural skin tone.

More from this shoot (From last year)

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A different look: Meaning a bunch of different looks in the same spot.

A different look: As in a different kind of spot to begin with.

Try both of these things.
You don’t need an amazing background for good pictures… sometimes they’ll even detract from the main part of the picture which in this case was the bride.

We got the flowers, the full dress, the face and emotion and eyes and all that stuff.

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These pictures were taken late last year but I fear I might have glanced over them and never really shown them on the blog… so here they are.


May Bo and Dallan got married earlier this month and their wedding pictures are soon to come.

But a couple weeks before hand I had the chance to go up to Logan and take some bride and groom pictures of the two of them.

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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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For the full gallery click here.
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Well this couple was very into pictures (or should I say she was)
So we went to many different locations the morning of their wedding day.

we jumped from place to place, including but not limited to Memory Grove, the capitol and the JSMB

It was a lot of fun… but made it so I took and therefore had to edit tons of pictures…

From the over 400 pictures I selected a few of my faves.

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Personally I’m digging the colors on this one.

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It was a bit chilly and she wasn’t into the outdoors thing.

So we switched locations to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown SLC right next to Temple Square.

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She’s married now so I can show off her bridals – Check out the full gallery

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Here’s a couple to embarrass her sisters… if that’s possible


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Montage Beach in Laguna Beach area.

Note that most of the bridal pictures that day were taken at Soka University. 
But the title of the post is beach bridals so I just added those (just the horizontal ones)

to see full gallery (must have password)

I’ll add in my thoughts on some of the pictures I took for people that might be interested
Let me know if you like that.
At the end of the post (13 pictures down)
Is my favorite one… so make sure you see them all I guess.

To see full gallery get a password and go here

She liked her shoes even though she never wore them because we couldn’t see them and they sank into the grass.

I showed some more serious kinds of poses in the last pose i thought I’d add a smile more usual to her.

I would think most girls would want pictures of themselves that look like they belong in some magazine. They buy those wedding magazines all the time anyway right :) Well I did a few that way and she oblidged nicely.