As an Ohio wedding photographer, I’ve documented weddings at many stunning venues. But when Samantha and Darten told me they were planning to say “I do” at Sun Valley I knew this was going to be a celebration to remember! From the moment we arrived until the newlyweds raced off into their happily ever after, Sun Valley was the perfect backdrop for the whole day.
As the bride got into her stunning dress, I couldn’t help but marvel at how pretty the getting ready space was! Its neutral walls and row of mirrors to get hair and makeup done in front of; I was blown away.
From getting the dress on and seeing herself in the mirror for the first time she was glowing and so ready to see her prince charming! Samantha and Darten enjoyed their sweet time together for their first look, before taking amazing portraits.
So, there was definitely no shortage of incredible spots for portraits, that’s for sure! For instance, the photos we took under the gorgeous overhang to the white gazebo. Also, having the ever so stunning wedding venue as a backdrop. That is to say, Samantha and Darten are going to have a crazy hard time choosing which ones to print and hang in their home!
As soon as we arrived for the ceremony, I was in awe of how gorgeously it was set up by the venue staff! Above all not only did it perfectly suit the dream wedding day Samantha and Darten had visioned from day one. But it also surprised me with the amazing florals on the A-frame arch and gorgeous chairs.
Then, off to the reception we headed! Before the party got started; there was a special surprise that Samantha’s dad prepared for them both and for the guests to see. So, this surprise consist of two very special characters that mean so much to these two and their family. Can you guess who came to party?! So, do you recognize them?! Certainly, once they entered in the party was hopping til the very end of the night!
Samantha and Darten’s wedding celebration was amazing, stunning, and downright joyful. Congratulations, you two on your marriage, and I wish the absolute best marriage and I’m so honored to have captured your love story!
Are you planning a Sun Valley wedding celebration of your own? So, Say hello ASAP so I can save your date and transform your love story into art!
- KRISTIN S.
“The photos that stand out to me most are the ones of my husband and I dancing the polka at our reception with my 93-year-old grandparents. I feel so fortunate to have had both of them in person at our wedding, let alone up dancing on the dance floor with us, even for a brief time. I still cry when I look at them. They will be so special to us in years to come.”
“Heather knew getting photos with my grandparents
was very important to me, and she delivered!“
- OKSANA F.
“However, what won me and my husband over was our first meeting with her. She was the most bubbly, pleasant, friendly, loving human being. We appreciated her warmth and her attention to detail. She was well-established, a wonderful planner, and she truly wanted us to have the greatest memories.”
“I loved her pictures. It was like love at first sight!”
- OLIVIA B.
“She has such a passion for her couples and capturing their true love story! It shows completely when she is snapping away. Her facial expressions and the gasps she makes when she takes a picture that she loves are just the best! We never had someone get as excited as her when taking pictures! And we love it!”
“Heather truly makes you feel like you are her
favorite couple ever to work with!”