This western-inspired shoot combined luxury with simplicity in Utah. Handmade items were locally sourced, including farm-to-table produce. The Victorian-western dress and hand-grown florals added to the beauty, as did the longhorns. Harlie and Tanner's love was captivating in the romantic, quiet setting.
"If you're looking for a team that will capture every moment and create memories that will last a lifetime, Christopher and his team are the ones to choose."
As a passionate Utah wedding photographer, I, Christopher Allen, embarked on a creative journey to showcase the luxurious yet western charm of Park City weddings. Inspired by the enchanting Alison Krauss & Union Station song "When You Say Nothing At All," I crafted a 9-part photo series set at the private Gardner Cattle Co. estate in Summit County, which perfectly captures the simple elegance of the Utah landscape and the captivating love story of Harlie and Tanner.
Utah weddings often tend to lean towards backyard or boho styles, but with this photo series, I wanted to demonstrate that there is an abundance of untapped beauty and elegance in Park City wedding venues. The picturesque surroundings, coupled with the rustic charm of the area, create a unique backdrop for destination weddings in Park City.
This project was brought to life by collaborating with talented local vendors. J. Noelle Designs crafted a breathtaking high-collar wedding dress inspired by Victorian western fashion, while Chateau Monette Flower Farm provided the sophisticated and romantic florals. Farm Yard Fresh supplied fresh farm-to-table produce, and DC Tuxedos dressed our male model, Tanner K Ewell, in a stylish suit. The beautiful bride, Harlie Renee, showcased her hair and makeup talents, in addition to modeling the stunning gown.
The shoot also featured artisan bread by Wandering Wheat, a delectable cake by Hey Sweetie Treats, and elegant stationery by Faceless by Mikkele. Christin Meyer Design expertly curated the wedding design, and I took on the roles of both photographer and planner, ensuring every detail was perfectly executed.
Throughout the entire shoot, the melody of "When You Say Nothing At All" resonated in my heart, grounding me in my agricultural roots and fueling my passion for capturing the love between Harlie and Tanner. The lovely longhorns, raised by some of the kindest people in the area, contributed to the western feel of the shoot and emphasized the deep connection between Park City and its surrounding natural environment.
As a Utah wedding photographer, I believe that wedding photography should be a partnership between the photographer and the couple. My goal is to get inside their dreams and paint them through photographs, creating stunning visual narratives that capture the essence of their special day.
Park City offers a perfect blend of rustic charm, natural beauty, and luxurious elegance for those seeking a truly unforgettable destination wedding experience. With its diverse array of wedding venues and picturesque scenery, it's no wonder that Park City is quickly becoming a top choice for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration.
If you're considering a Park City wedding and are in search of a Utah wedding photographer who can capture the magic of your special day, look no further. I, Christopher Allen, would be honored to help you create a visual story filled with love, beauty, and unforgettable memories. Get in touch today to start planning your dream Park City wedding experience.