First looks are one of the most special things about doing a formal session before you get married in an LDS temple. LDS temple weddings are different because photographers are not allowed to photograph the ceremony, which means that the bride and groom’s first time seeing each other in the temple is never photographed. A formal session with a first look a few weeks prior to the wedding is an amazing way to be able to capture that first look moment. We’ve photographed a few handfuls of first looks, and each one of them is unique and special to each couple. Katie and Branden’s first look at Denzil Stewart Nature Park during their Logan Temple fall formal session was one of our all-time favorites. When you see the photos you’ll understand why.
Before walking up and saying Branden’s name out loud, Katie replied to Jessie about just how excited she was to share this moment with Branden. When we set our couple’s up for their first look, it’s a completely raw and unscripted moment. What will happen is anyone’s guess, and that’s the way it should be… totally and completely their own. We’re willing to bet that even Katie couldn’t have predicted how adorable it was going to be. After hearing his name called, Branden turned slowly around to take a first look at his bride to be. The love and connection between the two of them was so pure and simple to see.
Katie and Branden’s proposal story was one that Branden had planned out in the back of his mind since he was a teenager. He knew the location, and the setting, he just needed to find the right girl for him… Katie and Branden are a perfect match. After leaving a dinner early, Branden drove Katie up to a friend’s house that overlooks Cache Valley and the Logan Temple. He had rose petals, candles, and pictures from their dates setup, along with their favorite music playing in the air. While enjoying the view, they sat and talked and Branden got down on one knee to ask Katie to marry him. She replied saying that she would “be honored.”
Katie and Branden, we are so excited for your wedding day in a few weeks! We loved spending time with you again during your Logan Temple fall formal session, and it was an honor for us to capture you two and all the adorable moments from your first look!
Dress: Petals and Promises
Suit: Kater Shop
Videography: Mike Johnson
Ring: S.E. Needham
Florals: Randi Loyet