Inspiration Shoots

Collaborative effort among a variety of vendors to put out their best work to inspire current and future brides with what is possible for their wedding day

Spring Inspiration . Utah Bride Blog

The 2014 spring editorial from the Utah Bride Blog shot at the always beautiful La Caille.  This was the first time I had worked with Jessie, and I really enjoyed the synergy of her talents in creating something great!  Inspiration shoots for me are a chance to try new things and unbridled creativity.  Just like the summer and winter shoots, this turned out spectacular!

Vendors and Sources:

Concept Design & Styling: Utah Bride Blog
Venue: The Chateau at La Caille
Photography: Jessie Alexis Photography
Videography: Nathan Pickett Films
Flowers: Blooms and Blossoms
Gown: Hayley Paige at Alta Moda Bridal
Earrings: Alta Moda Bridal
Custom Suit: H.M. Cole
Hair & Makeup: Gabby Gabbitas
Invitations & Paper Goods: Pink Piggy Design
Cake: Layers Cake
French Macarons Dolce Bella by Erin
Ballet Flats Yosi Samra
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Bride Model: Kenzie Bess
Groom Model: Devin Sears

Winter Inspiration . UBB 2013

This unique winter inspiration featured on the Utah Bride Blog has a warm textured feel and was meticulously planned and executed.  Adding new elements I had yet to see at an inspiration shoot like a vintage motorcycle, drinks being mixed, and a beard.  Inspired I chose a fitting soundtrack that helped accentuate the subtleties of this shoot.  Happy to have been a part of spring, summer, and now winter inspiration shoots with the Utah Bride Blog.

Participating Vendors

Style/Design/Coordination/Details: Mood Events
Photography: David Newkirk Photography
Video: Nathan Pickett Films
Venue: BTG Wine Bar, SLC Utah
Catering: Caffe Molise
Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals
Invites: October Ink
Floral: Blossom Sweet
Bridal Gown: Avenia Bridal, Orem UT
Bridal Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry
Bridal Jewelry: Liberty Park Emporium
Hair & Makeup: Enizio
Grooms Fashion: Beckett & Robb 
Grooms Watch: Schmutz Watches
Grooms Turkey Feather Bowtie: C Sanford South
Pastry Chef/Baker: Alexa Norlin, The Rose Establishment 
Salt & Pepper Inkwell: CG Sparks
Vinyl Cutting: Vinyl 4 Decor 
Vintage Motorcycle: Giovanni Niccoli
Female Model: Jenna Lisonbee
Male Model: Wyatt Butterfield 
Bar Tender: Lee Dowell

Summer Inspiration 2013 . UBB

A summer inspiration editorial from the Utah Bride Blog.  Inspiration shoots offer a unique opportunity to try new things.  Some of these attempts succeed more than others and hopefully there are things that brides will see and truly be inspired by for their own weddings.  However; it is a reminder to never stay complacent.  And for me a way to push the way I tell and show the story of human emotion.  Especially when those humans are two models that barely know each other 🙂  ~Nate  This is part of other inspiration shoots I’ve shot with the Utah Bride Blog that included winter and spring inspiration!

Participating Vendors:

Concept & Design: Utah Bride Blog & Attention 2 Detail Events
Photography: Lindsey Orton Photography
Videography: Nathan Pickett Films
Floral: Blooms and Blossoms
Invitations & Paper Design: Peter Loves Jane
Bridal Gown: Gateway Bridal & Prom
Hair & Makeup: Gabby Gabbitas
Cake Artistry: One Sweet Slice
Table/ Rentals/ Napkins: Diamond Rental
Food & Catering: Attention 2 Detail Events
Envelope, Place Cards, and Leaves Calligraphy: Distinctive Inscriptions Calligraphy
Bride Model: Marley Chamberlain 
Groom Model: Mitch Kawai

a shot in the dark

I have now accomplished one of my unwritten goals for the year. Shoot an entire video in black and white. Jimmy at and I had the idea, while working down in San Diego this week, of shooting at night using only natural light – Joy and Jeff are a great couple and she is due in May. This is just a taste of the many shoots we’ve done together this week as we prepare for the wedding on Saturday of another couple, Roselyn and Ben. Until then – enjoy!