Merilee and her orchard
Merilee Furr comes from a long line of ancient Orem apple orchard growers. They have owned land in the middle of Orem for hundreds of years. I'm kind of making this up now.
BUT! They do own this orchard and her Mom thought it would be precious and sentimental to shoot her bridals in them. I am such a fan of shooting in orchards, but I usually like to wait until there a bit more green. :)
Her wedding is coming up fast, so we waited until the very last second to shoot. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I was so glad it was a nice warm day. I knew I wanted to bring my two doors to use as a backdrop, but I threw everything else in kind of at the last minute. My FAVORITE FAVORITE part is the flower arrangement. I met Merilee at her house. I saw a darling arrangement of hydrangaes and roses in a small black vase. I thought... "fresh flowers?" I must use these! I must! I started looking around their kitchen and asked for a Mason jar. Um, of course. But what to do with the stems... Then I thought of white rice. White rice is so darling when it's thrown at the bride and groom so why not implement it. Yeah, I'm pretty much the shiz. Also... I saw this sweet precious photo of her Great Grandma and I had to throw that in the mix too. On my way out, I noticed an old stool. Merilee's Great Great Grandpa had made it. So yes, of course I needed it.
I kind of want to go to everyone's house before I do photo shoots now. I love that I used things from her heritage to add sweetness to her bridal session.
Oh, and now Merilee. The dress is so perfect. It flattered her body and made her look like the most stunning of brides. I LOVE the tattered flowers and the fabulous belt. So good. So good.
Merilee, I know that after many attempts to do the no smile face have failed. I think we were able to get some really really good ones. Boo ya!
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