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    Welcome! I'm Brooke Schultz, a Utah-based, wild-hearted wedding and lifestyle photographer crazy about telling unique love stories oozing with romance and delight.

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Sara + Jarrett: Manti Temple Wedding

Sara and Jarrett’s wedding day was full of laughs and every single person grinning ear to ear–it was a joyful day.

These two are pure fun. Thank you so much for letting me in on your special day, and for trusting me to tell your love story. It was a treat.

Venue: Sleepy Ridge and Manti Utah temple

In love and in need of gorgeous photos to remember the day? Brooke Schultz is a Utah wedding photographer who photographs handmade, homegrown weddings with soul. She can be found snuggling her baby girl, baking, and splashing in the ocean.

She’d love to photograph your love. See the details for wedding photography here.

Emily + David: Downtown Salt Lake City Engagements

Emily and David are wonderful together. They both love Europe and architecture, so we headed to Eva’s bakery in downtown Salt Lake for their engagement photos. Plus pastries. Cause who doesn’t love those!

It’s pretty obvious how happy these two are already together, and I can’t imagine the bliss all the years ahead will bring. Congratulations, you two!

You’re engaged. You need engagement photos. Let’s do it.

Shelbey + Nathanael: Glam Courthouse Wedding

Shelbey and Nathanael are positively delightful. “If someone doesn’t say, ‘that’s the tackiest wedding dress I’ve ever seen,’ I will not be happy,” Shelbey laughed, about her in.credible custom-made gold dress. It was impeccably perfect for such a lovely, glamorous woman, and their entire wedding followed suit.

These two are so kind, so gracious, and fit so perfectly together. Everyone kept gushing with happiness, because they just love each other–and when two people promise forever and ever, everyone wants to be sure that each half will care for the other, completely. Shelbey and Nathanael do.

Shelbey and Nathanael, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your best day. I wish you all the bliss in the world.

 

Venue: Utah County Courthouse and Draper LDS Temple

If you’re engaged and looking for a photographer to help you remember your wedding day, I just might be your girl. See more wedding photos here, and let’s chat about your wedding here.

Shelbey - March 28, 2014 - 1:28 am

Brooke, you are such a talented photographer. Thank you for making us look so glamorous and thank you for your kind words :) .

If anyone is thinking about hiring Brooke…stop thinking about it and start doing it!

Amber - March 28, 2014 - 2:47 am

That may be the tackiest dress I’ve ever seen… but if that’s the definition of tacky, please sign me up!! Brooke, I’m completely enamored with your storytelling through imagery.

Lyndsi Shae Bostwick - March 29, 2014 - 5:19 pm

I love the tin foiled car! Her grandkids are gonna love that picture of her looking out the window on the way to her honeymoon. I know cause I have one of my mamaw just like it. No tin foil car in hers but, I’m sure she would approve!

Meghan + James: Winter Canyon Engagements

James and Meghan couldn’t be more perfect together. They’ve known each other since they were tiny, and after dating for 1 whole day in 7th grade took a very long time to get back together. It’s so wonderful to see two people care for each other so well, to be so concerned for each other’s well-being.

Meghan and James, thank you for braving cold and snow and climbing mountains for our photos. I hope they remind you for years and years how incredibly beautiful your love is.

Engaged and in need of beautiful photos of you and the one you love best? Let’s chat about your engagement session.

 

Emily - March 24, 2014 - 5:57 pm

LOVE!!! Congrats to Meg and James and amazing job, Brooke!

Earthy Wedding Inspiration–Featured on Wedding Chicks

Just so you know, the people who do weddings are amazing. They can work their magic even when it’s raining cats and dogs. And so it was on the day of this shoot–the shoot where I had dreamed that the bride and groom would get into the water and hug and love and stuff. I have been dying, clawing at the walls, to share this shoot–so now that I finally can you are never going to see the end of it.

This team wins the ultimate award for best sports, as everything was happening in a downpour, and I mean everything.

A huge lovey squeezy hug goes to all these vendors, and models Brooke and her Jeffrey husband, for going beyond the point of bravery and into the freezing water. You are my best friends for life–like it or not.

So honored to have this shoot featured on Wedding Chicks, and you can see that goodness here.

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VENDORS. These people. Whoa all around. Get them to do your wedding, immediately.

Hair and Makeup: Celise Artistry

Flowers: Madalyn Louise

Cake: Pippa Cakery

Band: Good Company (BOOK them for your wedding. Ohmygosh all KINDS of amazing.)

Models: Brooke and Jeff Stapleton

Brooke Schultz is a Utah wedding photographer who gets all sorts of excited for adventurous, love-soaked weddings. She can be found snuggling her baby girl and the hottest man alive, perfume shopping or splashing in the ocean. You can contact her about photographing your wedding right this minute, by clicking here.

Jackie + Andy: Red Butte Gardens Wedding

Jackie and Andy have been together since high school, and everyone who came to celebrate their big day talked about how right it was. How meant for each other they are; how they make each other better. How wonderfully they treat each other, how strong they are together.

Beautiful thing after beautiful thing was said about these two, and while they had a quiet moment together during their first dance I couldn’t help but well up with how stunningly perfect it was–because, at the end of the day, the dress was magnificent and the flowers were incredible and every detail was supreme, but their love? Took the cake.

Jackie and Andy, thank you for trusting me completely and letting me be part of such a wonderful day. I wish you the most blissful life full of adventures together.

See all the photos from Jackie + Andy’s wedding and order professional prints here. 

Flowers: Calie Rose 

Venue: Red Butte Gardens

Brooke Schultz is a Utah-based wedding photographer whose work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and some other lovely places, but she’s equally proud of her baby snuggling prowess and ocean splashing accomplishments. You can talk to her about shooting your wedding here.

the manifesto.

I want to be the kind of photographer who says something.

Anyone can learn to take a decent picture. Anyone can learn shutter speed, lenses, and push a button.

I want to make photographs.

Artful photographs that tell a story; the whole story.

More love soaked and dreamy than you ever imagined; more authentic, raw, and honest too.

I want to give the couples who entrust me with their wedding day a gift greater than simply “documenting” their day. I want to give a three hundred and sixty degree view that includes everything. That doesn’t mean thousands of images. It means the whole truth–something so much bigger than the two of them, but then, something as small and simple as a whisper in her ear, a smear of lipstick on his cheek.

If you can sacrifice the need to control, the worry, and just trust, this is where we’re going together. Complete authenticity that makes for the most beautiful photographs because: reality is the most beautiful.

I’m still learning and refining. Still teaching my eyes and my heart to be open to it all, the bigness and the smallness of every thing, and that is what I have to offer. My open eyes and my open heart.

I don’t do boring, cookie-cutter, or anyone-could-have-taken-that. I do passionate, romantic, authentic, soulful.

I can’t do this in the best way at big traditional weddings with gargantuan guest lists and a checklist of every photo you want. I will take every photo on your list but I won’t make magic, and I don’t want anything less than magic for you on your wedding day.

So if you get a feeling in your gut, the same flavor of butterflies your love gives you, when you look at these photos, I would be absolutely honored to photograph your best day. If these photos stir something in you, they move you, and maybe you can’t even say why–then this dream is for you.

And then, like any incredible story, these images will be ones you can look at for the rest of your days and feel something.

Emily + Max: Oquirrh Mountain Temple Wedding

There was an absolute explosion of love and pure joy outside the temple where Emily and Max were married. They were overflowing. And why shouldn’t they be? They were just married for the whole of forever to the person they love most. Man my job is great. I admit that I’m an emotion junkie, and to say I got my high from Emily and Max’s wedding would be an understatement.

Emily and Max, you are perfect together. Thank you for your kindness, and for letting me be part of your biggest and best day. It was a pleasure.

Flowers by the incredibly talented Flower Afternoon

Engaged and in need of someone to document the biggest and best day of your new life together? Brooke Schultz does that kind of thing, for blissfully in love couples having handmade, unique weddings. Chat with her about photographing your wedding.

Lyndsi Shae Bostwick - February 22, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Favorite one: #18
And the little girl twirling :)

Devin + Kyle: Draper Temple Wedding

Devin and Kyle are yet another example of the cold hard fact that I get to work with the nicest, most beautiful people on the earth. You’ll see in a second–you can feel who they are in these photos: kind, down to earth, and lovely as anything.

Their love makes sense, and despite both being smack in the middle of a busy school semester they found time to enjoy this incredible day that solidified and officialized their love for the whole of ever.

Devin and Kyle, thank you so much for letting me be part of your wedding day. You are perfect for each other, and I couldn’t be happier for you.

Flowers by the untouchable  Flower Afternoon

Brooke Schultz photographs blissful weddings full of love, love, love. If you’re interested in having her photograph your wedding day, contact her right here.

Ayley + Adam: DIY Backyard Salt Lake City Wedding

I have been sitting on this wedding for far, far too long–it’s featured over on 100 Layer Cake today, and I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share it.

Ayley and Adam are the kind of couple I make my very best photos with–creative as anything, with fabulous style, but most importantly: full of and sharing in the most lovely way a beautiful, deep love that was the center of their love party.

Ayley has written so exquisitely about their wedding on her blog, it seems strange to add anything, when I feel like I was so wholly part of it, and still a fly on the wall–my most favorite way to feel when documenting a wedding.

One thing is for absolute sure: Ayley and Adam have something incredibly special. They radiate, together, and people of all kinds are just drawn to them. I remember Adam asking me over and over how I was feeling, on their wedding day, and I kept saying, “I’m so good!” but in a surprised way, because usually couples are (very understandably so) wrapped in the bliss and emotion of their big day. Ayley and Adam aren’t those people, though. They care about people, and the whole world, in a way that just invites everyone…to the love party.

Baha. Okay, that was cheesy, but just way too easy. And also the downright truth.

These two inspired me to shoot film again, and their whole day was a beautiful reminder of why I do what I do. Ayley and Adam, I cannot say enough thank yous for allowing me to be part of your loveliest day. You are a wonderful couple, the role model of love for humans everywhere–I feel absolutely honored to have been part of your wedding. I wish you the best, a million times over.

Brooke Schultz is a Utah wedding photographer who is crazy about photographing handmade, homegrown weddings with soul. She can be found snuggling her beautiful baby girl, jamming out in the car with the windows rolled down like one of those really annoying people, and giggling for no good reason. Get in touch with her about photographing your wedding here.

heather nan - February 10, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Seriously? What a darling couple! Beautifully done friend.

Justin Hackworth - February 11, 2014 - 2:37 am

Oh, ya. That’s the stuff right there. Well done, Brooke. Well done.

lyndsi shae bostwick - February 11, 2014 - 2:56 am

Oh they are CUTE! And they met on a train?! I love this.

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