Mattie and Riley were married in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple and their reception was later that evening at her parent’s home in Chandler. Here are a few of my favorite images from the wedding day.
The temple itself is a symbol of eternity and devotion, so it becomes a central figure in the documentation of an LDS (Mormon) Wedding. Because the wedding is held inside and there is no photography allowed, I think a portrait of the temple itself is not only appropriate, it is absolutely essential. So, whenever I photograph an LDS wedding, I make sure to work on a few artistic shots of the temple on the day of the wedding. I could just take one great shot of the temple and add it to everyone’s wedding that I take there, but I feel like that would be cheating. So, I try to make something unique each time.
Any wedding (not just an LDS wedding) requires this kind of attention to the location. People choose the location of their wedding with a lot of care. The place they get married says a lot about the couple, their beliefs, their personalities… so location is always important.
Because we would be going from the temple to portraits without a break for lunch, the wedding party packed a little snack. They were hanging out on the lawn having a bit of a picnic while we shot portraits. I thought it was pretty fun.
Mattie looks beautiful in that dress.
This is my favorite shot of the bride. We have her in the open shade of a tree. The sun is lighting up the trees and the bride is generally lit by the northern sky with a soft box to her right, which gives her face that beautiful shape.
We shot a few more portraits in downtown Chandler. I enjoyed this group shot.
They gave out little honey jars as favors at the wedding, which were cute, and also a great spot for the ring shot.
A winter wedding is not complete without a Christmas Tree… and this one was full of photos of the couple from our engagement portrait shoot. What a beautiful tree.
Wedding Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Wedding Location: LDS Temple in Mesa, Arizona
Wedding slideshow music by Fisher, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music