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.
Angela & Lance Manti Temple Wedding | Utah Wedding Photographer January 30, 2013Posted by Emily in : Wedding , add a comment
On this snowy winter’s day, let’s look at some warm wedding pictures from Angela and Lance’s wedding this last summer. They got married in the Manti Temple, and I was thrilled when then asked me if I would be their Utah wedding photographer! You can see pictures from their engagements, and bridals on this blog as well. As you can see, it was a BEAUTIFUL day!
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.
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.
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Meet Becca and Chris! I love them! What a FABULOUS couple!!! I was honored to be their Utah wedding photographer for their Mount Timpanogos Temple wedding! The story of their wedding is really captured in the details. The bride’s amazing silk taffeta dress was custom made for her by her mother, Luone. I used to own a bridal gown store in Texas (I also used to help design wedding dresses in Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and mainland China), so I have pretty discriminating eye when it comes to wedding dress quality and I’m telling you, I was BLOWN away with this dress. It was absolutely perfect!
The pockets on the dress were lined with left over fabric from her mother’s wedding gown. The handkerchief ring has been passed down for the last four generations from her father’s side of the family. Her earrings were her mother’s wedding day gift from her late father. Their invitation was created to look like a telegram, (See?!! These guys are cool!) so be sure to look at it closely!
At her reception, they had a short ring ceremony, followed by a reception which included some serious dancing! The bride’s dress was made with two skirts, so she changed into her short skirt for the dance, and then the bride and groom WOWED their guests with a dance number they put together. This was not just any “first dance” that you see many brides and grooms do . . . this dance number took weeks to choreograph, and rehearse! I was invited to one of their secret rehearsals, (this dance was a surprise for all of the guests, including their parents, so I was definitely an insider) so I could see where to stand, and anticipate the flips in time to capture them.
Such a fun wedding! I loved it! Congrats to Becca and Chris! Be sure to check out their video below!
Dress: Custom made by her mother, Luone Ingram
Salon: Janell Turley
Flowers: Timp Valley Floral (all the centerpieces were hand made)
Reception Center: Castle Park Events Center
Cake: Janet Thwaits
Veil: David’s Bridal
Saba Governor, Jonathan Johnson, and Rosalyn Hassell Get Married! | Caribbean Wedding Photographer August 21, 2012Posted by Emily in : Destination Wedding, Travel, Wedding , 1 comment so far
EEK! What a fabulous wedding on Saba! I can’t tell you how excited I was to be the official Caribbean wedding photographer for Governor Jonathan Johnson and his First Lady, Rosalyn Hassell! This was a massive event! With over a thousand guests invited, 100 of them flew in from all over the world to be a part of this wedding. Guests came from Holland, Florida, Connecticut, California, Utah (that would be me!), Aruba, Sint Maarten, Columbia, and many, many more places! I was honored to be a part of this wonderful wedding. Rosalyn and Jonathan are a great couple, and will do great things as they lead Saba.
This wedding was an all day event. I started shooting at 10:00 A.M. and didn’t finish until 10:00 P.M. It was very hard to select just a few images to share from this wedding since there were so many. I’ve uploaded many more images on my facebook page if you would like to see more from this event. You can find the facebook album here. Also, please watch the video below!
The wedding started out at the Governor’s house, as all the bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done there. The wedding took place at the Catholic church in The Bottom (the capital village on Saba). Rosalyn and Jonathan then made a quick stop at the old folks home to visit her grandmother who would not attend the wedding. Following their short visit, they had a huge reception at the Governor’s house. Food from all over the world, open bar, dancing all night, and a live band! It was a fabulous wedding!
Brides Dress: JuliaRosa Den Haag, The Netherlands
Brides Shoes: Passion by Jen + Kim
Salon: Francia’s Salon
Groom’s Suit: Capital in Amsterdam
Flowers: Hassell Florist
Venue: Governor’s House on Saba
Cake: Rosemarina Engels on Sint Maarten
Accessories: purchased in Thailand
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 Photographer | Saba Wedding Photography August 2, 2012Posted by Emily in : Destination Weddings, Travel, Wedding , 2comments
Saba Wedding Photography
Have I mentioned how excited I was to be Jonathon’s and Rosalyn’s Caribbean wedding photographer for their Saba wedding photography session? Before Rosalyn and Jonathon had their massive church wedding, they had to have a civil ceremony at the government building. From what I understand, in the Netherlands, you cannot have a church wedding until you are married civilly. The civil ceremony is usually smaller, as the Government building cannot hold a thousand people. In this case, they squeezed in as many guests as they could. The guests at this ceremony are just close family and friends, but as you can see they have quite a few of them! Over 100 people squeezed into this room to see Jonathon and Rosalyn get married! Guests flew in from the USA, Holland, Aruba, Columbia, and many more places!
During the ceremony, they officially presented them with their “Marriage Book.” I assume it’s similar to a wedding certificate in the States, but with more info. The officiator pointed out that there is a section in the book for their future children. There are TWELVE lines for them to write down their children’s names! Everyone got a good laugh out of that one! You can see the guests respond to that statement in the pictures below.
Their reception after this ceremony was held at Shearwater Resort on Saba. It was beautiful! Much more from this wedding when I post the grand event!
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.