Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Wow, McKenzie and Ryan.  There are soo many words to describe this couple and their wedding, but not enough space on my server!  Since I didn’t know WHERE to begin in describing McKenzie and Ryan’s day, I thought I’d ask McKenzie a few questions, and add a few notes of mine :)

Q: Why did you and Ryan choose to get married at River Grove?
A: Ryan’s parents have run River Grove since it was established in 1982, so the farm truly is home to Ryan. As a kid he used to disappear for hours fishing and playing around the farm. When Ryan and I met, I could see how much the farm was a part of him (and a part of our dog Hank). There was no question that we would get married there and it truly was an honor for both of us. (River Grove is also home to Brentina, an Olympic medalist dressage horse ridden by Ryan’s Mother, Debbie McDonald. The two together are named the first ladies of American Dressage)

Q: You walked down the aisle together, something I have never witnessed before, what is the reason behind that?

A. Ryan and I have been together for four years and we really have built a wonderful life together already. It only made sense that we walk down the aisle together as we took the next big step together. Q. Tell me about your dress, and how you re purposed your debutant ball gown. A: I grew up in Seattle and had the privilege of participating in a Debutante Ball when I was 18. Because of this, I already technically had a wedding gown when I got engaged. I wanted to use it in some way, partly because it was a gift from my grandmother and had sentimental value. I decided to cut the dress off at the knees, primarily because there was no way I could make it through the night wearing a full length dress, but also because I wanted to show off my fabulous new cowboy boots. I then had a more traditional lace ballgown skirt made to go over the dress for the ceremony. That way I could have my bridal moment early on and get to relax and have fun afterwards. 4. Vendors, who were they? We used an assortment of vendors from the Boise and SV area. We also got a little creative when it came to our flowers and wedding attire.

2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Wedding Planner: Ashley Dyer
Hair/Makeup: Geri Lynn McElhinny from Salon 117
Band: Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Flowers: Our families pulled together an assortment of potted plants and Babies Breath to decorate the ceremony and reception areas.  As for the bouquets, we made
them!  I went to Atkinson's the morning of the wedding to pick out some additional flowers, primarily for my bouquet, to supplement the Babies Breath.  A fabulous friend, Alex Jackson, came to the rental house the morning of the wedding, to teach and help the bridesmaids build all of our bouquets.
Food: Rib Shack Catering ... Eagle, ID casual and delicious BBQ
Cake: Atkinson's whipped up a delicious Lemon Cake the day of the wedding.  It was simple and beautiful.
Wedding Party: For the Bridesmaids, the only requirement was that they wear a green-ish dress.  The Groomsmen were given vests and ties and asked to wear dark jeans and boots.  Everyone ended up looking so great together, it couldn't have
worked out better.



There is an advantage of having the groomsmen hanging around as I’m taking photos…they hold back branches in the way :)

Additional notes from the bride: Best memory that I wish we had Kristin at the rehearsal dinner: Ryan and I walked down the aisle with our dog Hank. After taking our places, Hank started making awful noises right in the middle of the aisle and to our surprise proceeded to throw up all of his dinner. We were all practically crying it was so funny. Needless to say, we wrapped up our rehearsal a minute or two later.

 

I had a BLAST photographing Amy and Scott’s camp style wedding held in Idaho City, ID.  They LOVE photography and dedicated time to capture great images in and around the historic mining town’s buildings.  Amy and Scott are regular Cross-fitters and we took a few photos to showcase that element about them.  Here are my favorite images from their wonderful wedding day!

Ceremony/Reception: Grayback Gulch Campground, Idaho City, ID
Hair: Annie Estvold
Makeup: Gabrielle Marcantonio
Ceremony/Reception Music: The Barking Owls
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Flowers: Canyon Floral
Food: Catered by friends and family
Sweet Eats: Carly’s Cookies
Pies: Friends and Family

Ceremony/Reception: Redfish Lake
Dress: Marcella's Bridal Spokane, WA
Hair: Christen Petro Studio, Eagle, ID
2nd Photographer/Assistant: Ashley Garrison
Flowers: Flowers at Will Boise, ID
Rings: Diamonds Fine Jewelry Boise, ID
Rentals:Event Rent Boise, ID
DJ: CJ's Mobile DJ and Entertainment  Boise, ID












































































































Click on the image below to read the story!! Wedding season is in full swing and I can’t wait to share more beautiful weddings!!!

Hello!  While I have been in Central America both for business and vacation (photos coming soon), a beautiful, intimate wedding I photographed last summer was published on Sun Valley Magazine’s Hitched Blog.  I enjoyed every moment of Kate and Blake’s intimate, family-only wedding.  My favorite quote from Kate in the article is this:  “The people and relationships are what make it special. Splurge on a great photographer and let friends and family take care of the rest.”  Ditto Kate, Ditto!

Click the image below to read their story and see more photos.

Today’s throwback is a wedding I was the second photographer for on September 3, 2013.  I always enjoy working with Hillary Maybery as her 2nd camera, and this was definitely a favorite wedding!

Wedding Planner: Amanda Seaward
Primary photographer: Hillary Maybery
Caterer: CK’s Restaurant
Dress/bridesmaids: Monique Lhuillier
Band: Groove Merchants
Hair/Makeup: Danielle Anspach from Vertu
Cake: The Sweet Crumb


I am soo happy to see that Lindsay and Will’s wedding was selected to be featured on On the Go Bride’s website!  Click on the image below to see the whole post!

Cheatwood Photography

 

One of my resolutions for 2014 is to POST more on my blog!!  I will be dedicating Thursdays to posting photos I have taken in the past that I have never posted before!  Whether it have been an engagement session, a wedding, or family session, here we go!!

Today I decided to feature a wedding I was the second photographer for back in 2011.  I have always enjoyed working with Hillary Maybery and she has often asked why I never share any of the photos that I take while photographing weddings with her as 2nd camera.  Today, I will feature one of my favorites.  They were a beautiful, fun, outgoing couple loaded with class and style!  Here are my favorite images that I took during their wedding day:

Wedding Planner: Heather Minor
Primary photographer: Hillary Maybery
Caterer: Cristina’s Restaurant
Flowers: Kurt from Botanica
Reception: the Turner’s home (parents of the bride)
Band: Marmalade Hill
Hair/Makeup: Jamilynn Smith from Vertu
Dress: Carolina Herrera
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta

Sarah and Josh’s beautiful October wedding was incredible cute and special.  Sarah began the day wearing her gorgeous couture wedding dress made by her mother in law, then changed into the dress her mother wore on her wedding day!  Sarah very sweetly made a special hanker chief for her mother-in-law and hand made much of the details that you will see in the photos below.  Sarah and Josh, I wish you a lifetime of happiness (:

2nd Photographer: Kat Smith

Ceremony: Forest Service Park
Reception: Whiskey Jacques
Hair: Grace Murphy (Friend)
Makeup: Kristin Rogers (Friend)
Cake: Lois Hansen
Sweet Bites: Friends/Family Brought in a variety of different desserts in addition to the cake. Lois Hansen made the cookies and cupcakes as well as the cake.
Band: Lower Broadford Boys
Flowers/Decor: Tara Bella Flowers
Dress: Becki Keefer (Mother in Law)
Accessories: Oatmeal Lace Design
Save the Dates: The Bride!

Lindsay and Will’s gorgeous wedding took place one day after the first snowfall of this fall.  These two overcame major obstacles in the weeks leading up to the wedding which included Lindsay almost losing her dress in the Boulder, CO floods, and Lindsay missing her own rehearsal dinner due to her inbound flight getting re routed.  When I met Lindsay, I was wowed by her beauty, calmness and sweetness.  Lindsay and Will were such a joy to photograph, and they have such loving family and friends.  Here are my favorite images from their special day:

Ceremony/Reception: Knob Hill Inn
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Wedding Planner: Amanda Seaward
Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers
DJ: Jason “Train” Spicer