Utah Wedding Photography = Emily Lesher Photography
Welcome to Emily Lesher Photography! I received my professional training at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco! If you're looking for professional photography in Utah you've come to the right place! I'm also available for worldwide travel. Utah wedding photography, portrait photography, senior portraits, and newborn photography is where I love to create. You can view my gallery at Utah Photography, where you will find examples of my photographic style. To book me, find my contact information here.
Rebecca & Bryce | Bridals at the State Capitol Building | Utah Wedding Photographer January 31, 2013Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Wedding , add a comment
When Rebecca and Bryce hired me as their Utah wedding photographer, we decided to take their bridal pictures a few days before their wedding at the Utah State Capitol Building. It is such a beautiful spot for pictures, and let me tell you, their wedding day happened to be on the COLDEST day EVER. I’m not kidding, it was the coldest shoot I’ve ever done! We were SO glad we took the time to do bridals on another day (not that is was much warmer, it was just a few days before their wedding, but the wind was not blowing during their bridals) so we were not stressed about getting all the key bridal shots out in the freezing cold on their wedding day! Their wedding was gorgeous, so stay tuned for their wedding post! You can see their engagement pictures on this blog as well.
Ashlee & Brandon Cinderella Wedding | Utah Bridal Photography January 23, 2013Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Wedding , add a comment
Meet Ashlee and Brandon. We shot their themed, ”Cinderella wedding” Utah bridal photography session last summer at the Manti Temple (which is where they got married a few weeks later). This couple was so much fun! Their wedding was beautiful too, so look for part two of this “Cinderella” wedding in the next day or so!
Aleah + Shay. The Wedding | Utah Wedding Photographer September 28, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Wedding , add a comment
I was the Utah wedding photographer for Aleah and Shay’s wedding at the Salt Lake Temple. It was a short and sweet wedding.
Felicia’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photography | Thanksgiving Point Gardens September 25, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals , add a comment
Oh how I love Utah Wedding photography at Thanksgiving Point! Isn’t Felicia gorgeous?! We shot these images in June, but I couldn’t share them until she got married! She had a GORGEOUS wedding which I can’t wait to share as well! (On a random side note, the power went out during her wedding reception and it remained off for the entire night! What an interesting night! Thank goodness for the two extension cords they found and a couple strings of lights!) I love brides that plan well in advance, and she is one of them!
Lance + Angela | Utah Bridal Photography September 17, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Groomals, Wedding , add a comment
What a beautiful Utah bridal photography session! Lance and Angela just looked stunning! All images shot at the Provo Orchard and Castle.
Monique’s Bridal Session at Daybreak | Utah Bridal Photography September 4, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals , add a comment
I met Monique for her Utah bridal photography session a few weeks ago. We literally had 20 minutes to shoot by the time we met at Daybreak, and I was worried about making the photo magic happen with such a short time frame, but we did it! I apologized in advance for being “all business” for the 20 minutes of shooting time, but we made up for it after our short shoot by talking till dawn. Okay, you get the idea. :)
Oh, how I love Daybreak. Especially when the skies are moody.
Aleah + Shay | Utah Wedding Photographer August 15, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Wedding , add a comment
Meet Aleah and Shay. I’m glad they found me for their Utah wedding photographer! They got married in the Salt Lake Temple which has been closed most of the summer for renovations. Their wedding was yesterday (look for more from this shoot soon!) but we shot their groomal pictures last week. Let me tell you, it was an excellent plan to shoot their bridal pictures at the temple while the temple was still going under renovations because there were no crowds to contend with! The temple re-opened yesterday (after being closed for 6 weeks) and it was BUSY and it was a TUESDAY. Oh my. I tell you, I am happy I don’t have a wedding to shoot at the Salt Lake Temple this weekend! It is going to be crowded with so many people. I thought it was busy yesterday (especially for a Tuesday) and I was told there were 55 weddings. On Friday and Saturday this weekend, they have over 100 weddings scheduled each day!
Oh boy. That is a lot of people to work around! So, so, so happy for these guys! Everything turned out perfectly!
Caribbean Wedding Photography | Saba Royal Wedding July 30, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Destination Wedding, Destination Weddings, Travel, Wedding , 1 comment so far
Caribbean Wedding Photography
Oh! Where do I even begin with this beautiful Caribbean wedding photography session?! Meet Rosalyn. She is GORGEOUS, and hilarious! I was beyond excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding on Saba! Rosalyn married Jonathan Johnson, who is the Governor of Saba. Their wedding was a massive event (more on that later) and the locals coined their wedding as “The Royal Wedding.”
I used to live on Saba, which is a tiny five square volcanic island that juts out of the Caribbean sea. It is 28 miles Southwast of the island of Sint Maarten. Other surrounding islands (visible from Saba) include: St. Barths, Anguilla, Kitts, Nevis, and St. Eustatius. When we lived there, I only had a point and shoot camera and I had no idea how to take pictures. I have been dying to go back to Saba to photograph the island, and photographing Rosalyn’s wedding was a dream!
We dodged a few bursts of rain, and dealt with insanely strong winds. You will see what I mean about the winds when you scroll down. We shot these bridals at Cove Bay which is in Hell’s Gate, Shearwater Resort which is on Booby Hill, and the park by the museum in Windwardside.
Betsy’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photography July 14, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals , 2comments
I will be out of the office until July 25th. I will be answering as many emails as I can, but since I will be off grid, I won’t be taking any calls until I resume regular office hours on the 25th. I’m headed out to shoot a wedding in the Caribbean! Wish me luck!
I’ll leave you with pictures from my nieces bridal session. She get’s married just a few days after I return. I won’t be shooting her wedding, (I’m shooting another wedding that day already!) so this was our only session together for her Utah Wedding Photography.
Dan + Kimber | Utah Wedding Photography June 21, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Groomals , add a comment
Oh boy. Where do I start with this one? Obviously, this was one of my favorite shoots this year! This is my younger brother Dan, and my new sister-in-law Kimber! (You can see their engagement pictures here.)I gave them two options for their Utah wedding photography session (this is their groomals). I wanted to shoot their bridals out at the Salt Flats, or on the Sand Dunes. They chose the Salt Flats out at Saltair just West of Salt Lake City.
When we got there, I touched up Kimber’s makeup. And by “touched up” I mean, I GLUED her eye shut when I fixed her eyelashes! Seriously, if she still likes me after this, she’s going to like me through anything, right? I don’t do a lot of touch ups on shoots, (I used to do makeup for shoots in another lifetime, before I started shooting) but I certainly can, and will, if I think it’s necessary. Kimber did a great job with her makeup, she just needed a little assistance gluing her eye shut! Okay, so after fixing that mess, the shoot went smoothly after that.
Here’s a small warning (and by “small,” I mean, take this very seriously) it STINKS out at Saltair. If you have the time, drive out to the real Salt Flats by Wendover if you can! It’s as white as can be with no stink! When I say it stunk, I mean, I honestly thought my dog, Paris, was breathing her hot stinky breath in my face for two hours. Now, look at these pictures and look at how pretty and happy they both look! You would never know it was so stinky we were all gagging for the entire session!
Here’a another interesting tidbit . . . there are a BAZILLION bugs out there. And by a bazillion, I mean a trillion, bazillion, to infinity bazillion. They moved in hoards, where they looked like a wave on the water, but they were on the sand. Oh, boy. It was NASTY. I was freaking out, and I was in dressed down in comfy clothes! Kimber and Dan held it together well in their wedding best! Go Dan and Kimber!
At the end of our shoot, when we were walking back to out car, wouldn’t you know it, the sprinklers came on, watering the small patch of grass at Saltair. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but they were right in the way of the main path back to our cars. Eagle scout Dan, put his problem solving skills work, got a little wet, and covered a sprinkler head while we ran past them. And now I’d like to point out that I think Dan and Kimber attract sprinklers because I’m not kidding you on this, the sprinklers made a surprise visit on the temple grounds at the Draper temple during their photo session after their ceremony! More to come from their wedding day! Congrats Dan and Kimber!