Sami Jo Photo

Logan Utah Wedding and Portrait Photographer

let them be.

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This family. They interact so beautifully together. This sweet girl showed up not sure about me.. She was quiet and beautiful and studied me for the first bit. And when she realized I wasn't that bad she opened up and was giving us all sorts of smiles and energy. I just love that. Letting kids just be kids until they are ready to open up in front of you. They have a little boy on the way and he is one lucky kid! I loved this session! 

 

The Photo Loft   Celise Artistry 

thank you || 2016 highlights

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My work is one of the most beautiful parts of my life and I'm forever grateful for every moment I get to do this! Thanks for all of you that support my work and to all of those who hire me and trust me to photograph your moments. 

xo

"it smells like snow" (and sunshine)

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My sister. The beautiful and talented ball of happy and energy that I love so much. Check out her amazing blog here. I love her and her family. These were taken in Wyoming the day after Thanksgiving. It was FREEZING. But looks so warm! I love that! Can you believe how stylish they are?! So dang cute!

 

xo 

Wreath made by Freckle Farm

champlin family

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I can't get enough of this sweet little Milo and her cheeks! She's so hilarious and I love her. And her parents are sunshine and so easy, breezy to be around. Cutest little fam! And they own Roolee (roolee.com)! My favorite clothing store ever. Check them out!

xo

the hansen family

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I'm lucky enough to call these people family. The patience and love Clay and Jodie give their children is so admirable. I'm more of a "get your butt over here!! stop hitting! NOOO!" the intense type parent.. While I have big goals of being more gentle in my mothering ways hahah! I look to Clay and Jodie for guidance and inspiration. Every time we do a session together it just works. Flows perfect with Hallie's free spirit, and Owen always has us dying laughing. And with new Norie added to the mix she just sits there calm and perfect like the angel that she is. Family is everything. 

 

xo

 

karine + taylor

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A beautiful fall wedding in the mountains of Heber. Every moment of the day was full of so much love. Just the way it should be. 
 

Xo

Videographer : Dylan Bitton, Gown: Celebrations Bridals, Florist: St. Thomas Floral, Day of Coordinator: Rebecca Thomas

mckall + austin

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The best time of the year is here. I love it so much. And I love love. And 6 years later I wake up so lucky to be able to do this for living. I know I'm always saying thank you. But really. Thank you. To all of you reading this and following along and those of you who hire me. I love you. And I love couples like Mckall and Austin. So easy breezy and gorgeous together. I hope you are all soaking up September!

 

xo

the lucero family || logan utah family photographer

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I teared up editing these because I love this family so much and it makes me so happy seeing them parent and raise these 3 beautiful girls. They will grow up strong and amazing and I know they will make this world a better place. Jess received the teacher of the year award up at USU while being pregnant with sweet Romy and she's one of the most inspiring people I know! I love simple and beautiful shoots like this. They make my heart warm and newborns bring so much magic. 

 

xoxo 

 

the bell family || logan utah family photographer

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I've had a crush on Mandy from afar for a while now so when she asked me to do these for her I freaked out so excited! haha! The hour spent with these beautiful people was just magical and I fell in love with her even more. The light, the love, and the adorable curls on those cute kids! I can't get enough of these 4. 

Make up by Celise Artistry

 

sarah + brice || logan utah bridals

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Working with these two has been so beautiful. I'm going to miss them! We met up for the session with stormy skies and right when it was time to go outside for the session it started pouring. We laughed and danced in the rain and it was perfect! 

 

I love you Sarah and Brice!

xo

Avenia Bridal        Nannette York Floral