Julia & Dan pt.1: Storm Mountain Ceremony | ZumaPhoto

%utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism || Utah has some simply gorgeous backdrops for hosting a wedding – some unlike anything else on earth – and I have been privileged to get to know most of them. Its rare then that I hear of a ceremony in a location that is entirely new to me, and that’s why I was so intrigued when Julia and Dan told me that they were getting married at the Storm Mountain natural amphitheater. Storm Mountain is located about 2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon (home to the Brighton and Solitude ski resorts). I knew about the amphitheater, but I’d never heard of anyone having their ceremony there. Now that I’ve seen one, I wonder why not.

We started the day off at Julia’s Salt Lake home where she was getting ready with her bevy of beautiful bridesmaids.

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I hadn’t had an opportunity to do a bridal session with Julia and when I saw just how elegant and graceful she was I got greedy! We only had about 10 minutes to work but I took up all of it. In addition to offering a simply stunning frame, Julia was easy-going and fun (thanks Julia!)

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Ok, so I have a confession to make. Some men are leg-men. Others are breast-men. And those are all wonderful girl parts to be sure. But me, I’m a shoulder-guy. I think that a woman with shapely, tone, strong shoulders and arms is just feminine and sexy as all get out. Thanks, Julia, for letting me work this particular fetish out of my system. %utah wedding photographer %wedding photojournalism ||

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Is she pointing to her fantastic arms or to the fantastic flowers by Scenemakers?  You’ll see more of their work in the reception post.

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So here is the amphitheater itself. What a fantastic venue!

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Tip to brides: make sure that all flower girls understand the details of their role. This is a shot of the first flower girl down the aisle turning to look at the second flower girl, who was evidently under the impression that she was supposed to be the cleanup crew for the first and was picking up petals and putting them in her basket. Waste not want not!

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Dan’s proud papa.

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Hot bridesmaids…

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~ Ready for Part 2? ~

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17 Responses to Julia & Dan pt.1: Storm Mountain Ceremony | ZumaPhoto

  1. Danny Setjo says:

    Mitch,

    Thanks for sending the blog, and may I say, what wonderful images. I love how you are able to discern the ‘art’ of almost any space, no matter how plain and mundane it may seem or how overwhelming in beauty it may appear. I truly appreciate (as well as envy) your talent.

    Hope all is well. Best wishes to the family.

    Danny

  2. Pepper Nix says:

    These are absolutely stunning images. Just stunning. Wow. My favorites are when she’s standing in the hallway and sitting on the floor in front of the blue wall. Julia is simply going to love these!

  3. Julia says:

    Yes I certainly do!! I posted the link for some friends and family and have received more feedback than I was ever expecting! Everyone told me you were one of the best in the business, but these photos still exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much, Mitch, for capturing our day. I can’t wait to see the rest!

  4. Grandma & Grandpa says:

    Thanks for sending us the pictures. they are very good, but look whos’s in them!
    Love Grandma and Grandpa

    PS Hope this works

  5. Logan says:

    These are just beautiful! I have never even heard of Storm Mountain but I would love to shoot up there! The bridals are lovely! Love the bold blue with her white dress. Your bridal shoot has inspired me. I want to paint my living room that same blue.

  6. Ryan says:

    Mitch,
    I love the texture in all of the outdoor photos with the wall of rock. Her bridal portraits are stunning – nice work!

  7. Angel Makala says:

    I didn’t know that you could just go out and hire a photographer of this caliber for your wedding. These are incredible!

  8. Dixie Walker says:

    Mitch, You guys are all awesome photographers!! You captured special moments forever treasured…touching and very beautiful.

  9. Denis says:

    I havn’t seen your work for a number of years, Mitch. You are really doing special things here.

    - D

  10. I’m with Pep—love the shots of the bride in the hallway. Beautiful!

  11. Terri Frost says:

    LOVE THEM!!! What great pictures and you truly captured the moment ~ GREAT EYE Mitch! Julia, you are the WOMAN!!! You know I loved the “GUN” shot!!! Love ya, T

  12. autoresponders says:

    I and my husband were looking for this. You have covered them very well.

  13. Andie says:

    I love these pictures. My fiance and I want to get married their now to after seeing how gorgeous yours turned out. We cant seem to find the right number to call to set it up do you have the updated number by any chance?

  14. I’ve in no way given this an attempt, on the other hand feel it’s about time I truly do.

  15. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part :) I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  16. Wilmer Golom says:

    Never miss a good chance to shut up. – American Proverb

  17. Mitch says:

    LOL! Julia sent me a Wall post on Facebook and wanted me to tell you that
    its Valspar Skye Blue. ;)

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