|| let's get personal|| an update:

Hey you-

yeah, you. Thanks for showing up for me! For checking in and reading my blogs and investing those golden nuggets of time! You mean a lot to me and I'm so freaking honored you’re here.

 So, here’s the thing with Idaho Avenue- things are changing. After having Fitz, I realized where I want to spend my time, and foreshadowing- it's not 30 hours working + prepping + shooting + editing weddings. It’s making our house a little more of a home. Laughing and crying and playing with our family. It’s more writing, more reading, more yoga and even more quiet mornings.  It’s serving my family first, and everyone else second.

 What’s that look like? Basically, I’m not going to be taking on many wedding clients. Don’t get me wrong, I still love love, still cry at your love story, still, cheer and scream with your engagements and excitements. These times are  s o  important, and I want to make sure I am as present in my story as I am in yours.

  Now that we have that out of the way, here’s what you can expect from me and what you’ll find on the site.

Us. you’ll still find family updates and all those things in between. I’ve been toying with dropping social media, and this will be the step in for anyone wanting to follow along with us. 

Lifestyle Photography. I’m selectively taking on engagements, newborn sessions, and small + intimate weddings.

Food. it’s a love language I speak and it's nearly as high on the list as Austin. I want to share with you the recipes my dad has taught me who his mother taught me. I want to highlight our favorite shops around town and the best thing we ate. I want to share the dinner dishes that are always on rotate on my menu and the treats everyone asks for.

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.
— Anthony Bourdain

Home Design. When I worked at a local construction company, I was able to work with Interior Design and Styling. I absolutely loved it. From there I started to invest more in our little 104-year-old craftsman, and I want to share what we’ve learned. I think everyone likes a good before and after anyways right?!

Weddings. I still love them. I love the story, the romance, the details that tell little things. I just can’t leave them! I’m going to share my favorite vendors, break down styles and share what I think the next trends will be.

#sharingiscaring and I just want to share with you the stuff that matters to us, so maybe you see that it can be done, that you find a dinner recipe when it seems you’ve eaten the same thing for a month. That you get an idea how to make that weird wall work or a new paint color for your TV wall.

That's whats up with me lately. It’s been a six-month announcement that I just couldn’t really figure out how to say it. But if I’ve learned anything in the last 6 months, its to

Just. Start.


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FRESH 48 || Baby Emma

in july i heard Baby Emma's story + struggle to hit growth charts while her momma did all she could to have a healthy pregnancy. they saw specialists, and other specialists, and prayed. i was sitting in a church meeting + attempting to entertain Fitz, when a member shared Sam's story. between my snuggler pulling on me and newly acquired mother's empathy- my heart absolutely broke and went out to Sam + her family.  i remember sharing her story, sobbing to Aus how fortunate we were. praying with them for little Emma to grow. for specialists to have immediate openings. 

as sam's due date grew near, i was overwhelmed when sam and i worked out the details to shoot emma's birth story + fresh 48.  emma had other plans. arriving a week early, a happy + healthy girl took sam & nate from party of two, to party of three. 

welcome to the world little emma

|| trevor & lauren || Orem, UT Wedding Photographer

  My eyes water when I think of Trevor & Lauren.  We met on my wedding day, Trevor had been a great bud of my hubbs Aus in college. Lauren was his cute date. I remember loving them for making it to our wedding and prayed the best for them. In the following spring they announced their engagement, and in June we touched base on her plans for an October wedding.  
  I was so excited for them. the months ticked off and I was tickled to be hired. It was going to be a small ceremony, just family, at quaint little park, backdropped by a lake and those mountains I love. When I saw her, I cried. When I saw her dress, i needed a new kleenex. I was giddy when the florals arrived. The lighting was sub par, and we were all rushing a bit to beat a storm about to pour any moment.
  And then, with Lauren and her dad stepping out to the music, the sun shine through. I'm crying just thinking of it now. It was indescribable, like the heavens themselves were wishing her a wonderful wedding.  


We Say Grace,

  I'd like to share some special moments Aus and I had recently being sealed in an LDS Temple. But first, I want to share some Thanks.

   You know that Tim McGraw song Grown Men Don't Cry? There's a few phrases that I recall, but this week "We say grace and thank the Lord,  Got so much to be thankful for" has been the quiet tune lulling my mind. 
   Among all the chaos in the world, all the stress and anxiety I hold, that little lyric steadies my pounding heart. I am so blessed. I am truly grateful a God, a Heavenly Father, who knows me and loves me, despite shortcomings, hostility and imperfections. Who has taught me forgiveness and unconditional love, compassion to my fellow man. Who has given me our Little Man Wright, and my Aus.
  I pray we are all able to see how fortunate we are, that we are overcome with love and affection. That those feelings in turn encourage and cause action to improve our relationships.  

  I hope you all are surrounded by love today. That you know how much I love you for supporting me. You are one of my blessings, and I am so grateful to have you <3

 Madi is from my girl gang is so talented. She met us in Provo to shoot some incredible photos. You can find her work here and here.  
 My bouquet is by Ali Fredrickson of Mauloa Florals, she is such a gifted free spirit and I adore her work. you can see more of her here and here.    

Hey there!

I’m sure it’s just my mom and hubbs reading, but if you’re not them- thanks for being here!

Over the last 2 years, I’ve been working part time on my photog business, Idaho Avenue Studios. Today, I’m very excited to give details where that’s going, but first, some backstory. (you can skip this Aus ;)

Aus and I bought into his tax firm this past year, and a few weeks later we learned it's going to be him & me + baby in 2017 (and that's not code for the boat he got).

Exciting right?! Right! I’ve always known #momlife was going to be an important part of my life, and I wanted to be a housewife #alreadypracticingmyrhymes. But I also know I have more to contribute than just #momlife- that I have a purpose all on my own waiting for me to share.

So, The Plan.

This year, I’ll be preggs through tax season and work with Aus at the firm as much as I can. Once Little Wright is here, I’ll be at home, and once we get a schedule and some sanity and something like a routine, I’ll be here- running IAS, a little differently.


What you'll see

I want to get a little more personal, so I'll be sharing more events from our POV and our little tribe. I want to discuss and share design concepts, ideas, trends and how to's.  

My goals are to move more towards a design and creative space within event design and hosting. Weddings, elopements, parties, get togethers- picture those society women of the 20’s hosting parties and getting all dolled up. That’s what I’m hoping to share with you-how to make those get togethers into little events- I'm a firm believer anything can turn into a party ;)

I’m not clear how much photography I’ll be doing. I’ve always felt like it was part of a talent, but where I really feel aware and creative is the total picture- the details and the finishes, the feel and movement of a story. The entire event.  For me, photography has been a great intro to the creative world, and I'm so very excited to see where else we'll be going.