This is the last in my series of portraits from my beautiful niece's wedding. She totally had the right idea about these pictures. She waited until a week after the wedding to do these. There is a trend here in Utah weddings (and yes, I've asked around, it's just a Utah thing) where the bride and groom go out before the wedding and do formal pictures. I sort of think this is an interesting trend. It totally ruins the surprise of the groom seeing his bride in her dress for the first time on the day of the wedding. I'm not really a traditionalist, but it does take out a bit of the fun of it all.
With these though, she got to save the surprise for walking down the aisle. The best part for me, there was no pressure the day of the wedding to get everything stuffed in during the allotted time, we just went out and took our time and got some gorgeous pictures. It was perfect timing too. The lilacs were out and everything was so lovely and green. Their whole wedding experience was just perfect. I'm so lucky I get to call them family!