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Zion National Park - Valentine's Day Styled Shoot

I first met Kyna when she just got home from her LDS mission in the Argentina Neuquen mission. The first time we hung out we went thrift store shopping and showed up in unplanned matching outfits, high-waisted bleached jeans with a light aqua v-neck, we've been friends ever since. I don't remember when I first Zach but we ended up going to Wet'n'Wild in Las Vegas twice in that summer. 

Their first date was pumpkin carving and baking a pumpkin pie at Zach's house accompanied by me and my husband. I wanted to take a group picture but Kyna was hesitant because she was a hot item when she was single. I could write their whole love story, 50% of it contains me really, REALLY, talking Zach up. Then bam, now they have been married 6 months and live in my apartment complex. It was a win-win situation. 

I planned this styled shoot 6 weeks before Valentines Day, which was plan torture because that's all I could think about.. poses... locations... and just how I wanted to see the pretty images already. Before the hubs and I leave our Southern Utah home I wanted to utilize the national beauty of Zion National Park. I couldn't have pulled this off without my amazing vendors who made my dream come true! 

Invitations - Artwork by Madi B
Florals - Jocelyn's Floral
Hair & Make-up: Falen Hafen
Opal Ring- Carried Jewels
Bride & Grooms Rings - Seven Oaks Fine Jewelers

Snow Canyon State Park - Styled Shoot

I've been so blessed that my husband has encouraged me to truly go after something that I love. Photography has been something I've been wanting to do since I was a young child, I can show you pictures I've taken in elementary and early middle school days.. they are not pretty. But as look as I could remember I've always owned a camera. 

Something I've learned in my recent journey was that the creative community is just that a community. There is a common phrase I've learned "community over competition".

Stephanie Jade Photography  created this featured styled shoot in order for some of Southern Utah photographers could meet and hang out. It was a blast, we had a dance party, tripped into bushes and got stabbed by succulents. 

The rest of the vendors are linked in the bottom of this post. 

styled by stephanie jade photography
dress by janay marie
hair and makeup by stephanie jade styles
florals arranged by jocelyns floral