Dave and Jessica – a celebrity kind of wedding

Well hello there…
This is my usual catch phrase when seeing someone absolutely fantastically gorgeous. As you can see from these images… I was saying that phrase many many times!

I went to high school with the bride… Jessica Holker… What am I saying. I attended the same high school, but she had NO idea who I was. I was a grade beneath her and she was… ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS! I mean… come on… her best friend was/is Ashely Quai (the most beautiful creature to ever live).
Obviously I wanted ‘in’ on this wedding. I wanted Jessica and Ashley to be my friend. Yes yes… I am 31 and still need the approval of the popular girls from Orem High School. You’re probably surprised. Thinking that McKenzie has such a big personality that she would never need to have that kind of reassurance and acceptance alllll these years later. Well. You’re wrong! I guess I didn’t really NEED it, but I most definitely wanted it! Look at these women! They’re hottt!
Mmmm k.
So I met with Jessica when she was almost ready to deliver her cute baby. The next time I saw her was about two months later for her engagement session. She was teeeeeeny. (I guess that’s what happens when you’re skinny) You just stay skinny after giving birth. Blah blah blah!
Dave and Jessica were darling. They both have such hilarious personalities and LOVE to joke around. They are both so silly and sarcastic. I had such a great time getting to know them better.

Oh yeah!

Then there were celebrities at this wedding. They were a part of the wedding party. Say wha!?!?! Allison Holker and Twitch from SYTYCD. Crazy pants! Allison is Jessica’s sister. I actually had no idea who they were until the next day.

I. Felt. Like. An. Idiot.

Then I wanted to hide under a rug and wish I could go back time to lust all over them. Obviously I noticed that they were both rockstars on the dance floor. Obviously.

Anyway, I love my job. I love meeting new people and seeing places that I normally wouldn’t take the time to see.
And NOW… on with the SHOW!

Little did I know that I was taking photos of ridiculously famous people. 

The bridesmaids needed aprons so as not to dirty their darling gowns.  

I know, right? Don’t you want to stop eating whatever you’re eating right now. I know… 

Yes Ashley… smolder. So hot. Oh so hot.  

Approximately 1 second after I took this, the groom’s sandbag (pictured here) pummeled into my stomach. So that was nice. 

Shut up how cute they are. Right. So cute. 

This was their sign in book. 

This was their BBQ between the ceremony and reception. Casual and fun. 

You’ve got it right! That’s a moose people. A MOOSE! It just wandered into their wedding venue. Piddled in the pond, ate some leaves, and walked back to the mountains. The wedding guests were all terrified. Because it’s terrifying!

Now everyone look at each other and laugh. Works. Every. time. 

Allison is undressing me with her eyes. And I allow it.

Jessica’s smile melts me. 

Jessica’s hair didn’t need to be fixed. But they didn’t know that. This is always a winner of a shot. 


Are you kidding me? How absolutely stunning is this? Hmmm?

Twitch is such a stud. 

I loooooved this wedding!

Love always,
McKenzie Deakins
Utah Wedding Photographer

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