Lauren Wrigley Photography: Blog http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Lauren Wrigley Photography (Lauren Wrigley Photography) Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMT Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMT http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/img/s1/v46/u662442789-o251827218-50.jpg Lauren Wrigley Photography: Blog http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog 120 80 Polly Ruth Boutique http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/polly-ruth-boutique Don't you love when you can find high quality clothing for such a flipping great price?! YEAH ME TOO! It's like I can ready your mind! Well I recently came across Polly Ruth Boutique and they have just that! You can shop with them on Instagram @pollyruthboutique and find your own styles that you love with them. So what are you waiting for, go give them some love and check out how awesome they are!

Also, in no way am I a model, but I love clothes so below are pictures of a couple items I got from them that I am completely falling for!

Shirts: @pollyruthboutique

Sunnies: @urbanoutfitters

Pants: @target

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Armstrong Wedding http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/armstrong-wedding One thing about me is I LOVE to travel, and when I get to do it for a wedding, it's the most exciting thing EVER! I got to travel to Newport Beach, CA for this beautiful wedding a few weeks ago and the weather, scenery, bride, and groom were STUUUUNNNNNING!!! So check it out!

 

 

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San Diego http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/san-diego I'm going to start blogging about my trips, makeup, photo adventures, and wherever my camera takes me! My most recent trip was to San Diego with my cute cousin Brooke and let me tell ya, it was a flippin blast. We turned San Diego inside out and upside down! We had so much fun from the north end of San Diego, clear down to the Boarder of Mexico! So let me tell ya a few stories:) 

Day 1

Day one started off with a BANG including flying from SLC to SD, CA and having some of the BEST airplane cookies and Sprite that an airline could provide. I highly recommend Alaska Airlines just for that reason! After an hour and a half flight, we went right to the vast jungle of Torrey Pines. This uphill hike had us hacking a lung but it also motivated me to get in shape dang it! At the tippy top was a garden that overlooked La Jolla Shores Beach and Torrey Pines Park. It was breath taking, literally the hike took my breath away. Out of shape, ya know?! Once the hike was over, we did the typical California Girls walk along the beach while collecting rocks until our jacket pockets were dragging along the beach. After making a U of U sign with the red and white rocks, we skipped along back to our car and headed off for glorious food! We hit up a little Mexican Food Shack called Roberto's Mexican Restaurant that was just down the street from Torrey Pines. 

Shortly after the food got in our bellies we headed off again to La Jolla beach just south of Torrey Pines where we layed out under the overcast skies. I zonked out shortly after that.... Typical. Once my lazy buttocks got up, we strolled along the beach again and then met up with Brooke's rad friend Nan (she was so nice enough to let my homely looking self stay at her place). Nan took us south to where the nastiest smelling seals were but they were oh so cute! Don't know how God created seals but it got me thinking. As we walked back to the cars, we rushed through California traffic to Nan's house to turn in for the night. Day one, SUCCESS.

Day 2

One thing about me is that the first night I stay anywhere, besides my own bed, is a restless night. So waking up at 6AM was GOLD. At around 10 AM we trudge our way out the door and headed to Fashion Valley Mall (which we quickly left cause everything was Gucci and Prada). Next stop, Old Town San Diego! Yes, even though I was the whitest one there, I felt confident with my "hola." We walked around, looked through shops, had bomb pizza from Pizza Bella (HIGHLY recommend that little Italian place), and then headed north to the Mormon Batallion exhibit/museum. Our tour guide was the sweetest Taiwan missionary that was clearly new to the American ways of joking. Not going into that but it was a good ol' time ha....

We hopped back in our little Kia Soul rental after and buzzed to Mission Beach. ULTIMATE people watching place. We walked along the beach path for what seemed like miles while passing an 80 year old man pulling 80's moves while roller blading, a girl that tripped on her longboard staring at the guys, and lots of hippies with peace signs flying out of their dreads. Cool. Every now and then we stopped to watch the Dolphins and seals swimming in the distance too. Once we found a spot on the beach, we spread out our towels and people watched some more. Eventually I of course got hungry and so we went to Denny's and then to the beloved Baked Bear and OH MY GOSH. It was heaven on earth. Just imagine, two yummy baked cookies with fresh cold ice cream stuffed between them. The ice cream sandwich gods were shining down on us that night. Shortly after we turned in for day two.

Day 3

Day three we woke up early and drove to Coronado Island. First time driving over the ocean (while in my head thinking of what would happen if we drove off the edge). Typical paranoid thoughts while up high hehe. We got there just in time to find spots still open for free parking along the beach (thank goodness) and walked around the Famous Hotel Del, and the crab filled tide pools right by the hotel. Brooke told me I need to see "Some Like It Hot" and so that's my goal this summer! Down main street we went looking through every touristy shop and enjoying every second of it. If you are ever down in Coronado, hit up the Burger Lounge, cause it's bomb, and apparently the cows are grass-fed. Which makes them better? Ya, ok. The sun finally decided to show it's face to my SPF 15 soaked body and completely fried me until I looked like Larry the Lobster off of Sponge Bob. Yup, awesome. After hours of sitting in the sun, and while Brooke watched the Navy Seals train right in front of us, we wobbled back to the car and headed to pick a few things up at the store and then turned in for the night!

Day 4

This was in fact the last day we were in Cali and we had no clue what to do. We found ourselves at the San Diego LDS temple first and holy moly it was beautiful! Hopefully I get to go back there soon! Someone get married in San Diego!!! Then we ventured through Seaport Village, gawking at all the Yachts that were the size of just a few homes put together. Ask me how someone can afford that cause I HAVE NO CLUE! We grabbed lunch at Cheese Cake Factory, shopped a bit more, and then headed to Tiajuana! Ha kidding. BUT we went to the most awesome Outlets that were right up against the boarder. We had an hour to kill there before we headed back to the airport so we rushed through all the shops. We tried to find shade wherever we could cause of our sunburns hehe. Yeah that must have been a sight to see while we were constantly walking against traffic the whole time. I also could not read a dang thing cause everything was in Spanish, luckily Brooke and her awesome skills were able to keep a look out for any bomb sales that were in Spanish. 

Once our wallets were empty (just kidding hubby) we headed back up the coast to the airport, hopped on the plane and got back in Salt Lake at 1AM. 

Next thing I knew was my alarm yelling at me to get up. I hurried and threw some pants on, headed out to my car, and dead. My car battery was dead. It was 6 freakin AM. I had to go in and wake Brooke back up to help me jump my car and a hop, skip, and a jump away, my car started and 4 hours later I was home and asleep.

This trip was seriously such and blast! Adventure truly was waiting for us in San Diego, so if you go there, hit me up for ideas!!! You can't go wrong with whatever you do! Well, just don't be by the boarder at dark. Anyways, hope you enjoyed my first blog! God bless everyone in this Summer heat and have a wooooonderful night:) 

 

XOXO-Ren 

Cute Leather Brown Bag: @fawndesign

White T-Shirt: @sinaclothing

Hat: @downeaststyle

Yoga Pants: @newbalance

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Sailele Wedding http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/5/sailele-wedding No one knows how to party like these two families. Paola & Nathen got married May 5th in the St. George LDS Temple and then ended the fabulous day with tons of dancing, friends, family, and delicious food! Congrats to the both of them on their happy and eternal marriage and I wish you the best in life! Had some amazing vendors like Swoon Vintage Rental Co, Zeppes Italian Ice, and more! Their Instagram accounts are down below!

Barrels & Front Setup: @swoonvintagerentalco

Dessert: @zeppesstg

Dress: @my_amazing_wedding_dress

HMUA: @daniemett

 

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Kalamity Dance Crew http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/5/kalamity-dance-crew It's funny and so crazy when things fall right into place for opportunities to meet new people and experience new things that benefit and impact your life forever. I had this experience last week for a benefit concert to help raise money for a family who's daughter had just passed away. This concert was put on by The Vault dance group owned by Tia Stokes. I love watching dance concerts so I thought "hey why not!" My schedule immediately got cleared up for the night and my husband and I went! I had no clue what to expect but I was overwhelmed to tears about how much support this dance group provided and how many people showed up to support the family. High school dance and cheer teams from around Washington County performed their hearts out as well as they all came to support Abbie's family. A fundraiser was done before the show with a silent auction, a bake sale, and pizza provided by Hungry Howies. All proceeds from the bake sale, silent auction, AND admission into the concert when to the family! PLUS 50% of the proceeds from Hungry Howies went to the family as well.

Shocked. I stood there completely shocked about how this dance team had done this for the family. I came to find out that over the past 10 years of The Vault being open, they have done 36 benefit concerts and have raised over $370,000.00 for families all over! Hard work, service, and dedication is what The Vault is made of. Tia Stokes, you are truly amazing and you have created something that is priceless. Thank you for all you do and the special spirit you bring with your dance crew. I LOVE THE VAULT!!!

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Reagan & Jordan http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/reagan-jordan We had to fight winds and early mornings in order to get these shots but HEY, we made it! Plus, I got to photograph a darn stunning couple so that was a definite positive of the weekend! Reagan and Jordan are seriously such a fun couple and I had so much fun spending time with them and their families during both their engagements and bridals here in Southern Utah. It was such a privilege being able to capture their love story. 

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My Mila http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/my-mila Working with all sorts of different companies is such a learning experience. For example, I have never really done toddler photos and I had the opportunity to try it out! I collaborated with My Mila, which is a children's fashion company made in Canada. I was so nervous to even try to work with a toddler for a photoshoot yet show off their amazing clothing line for kids but I DID IT! The scarf and the beanie/hat were so cute on little Brynn and she was for sure "werkin" it. Yes bribery with chocolate and jelly beans did work.

My Mila has high quality childrens clothing that are durable too for any playful kids:) The patterns are very modern and so cute to go with any outfit for all seasons! My Mila carries hats, scarves, dresses, tops, bottoms, and swaddles. So if you're in the market for cute, affordable, high quality baby clothing, check out My Mila at www.mymila.ca or on their instagram @mymila.ca.

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Morgan & Gavin http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/morgan-gavin Had some fun at the Tonaquint Gardens in St. George, UT with this cute couple! Congrats on your engagement!

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Bergen Nelson http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/bergen-nelson Ringing in the Spring season with a beautiful styled bridal session with the stunning Southern Utah landscape! The wind was pretty insane and cold but, WE MADE IT! Had some amazing and helpful vendors that I will list below!

Model: @bergen.nelson

Floral: @jocelynsfloral

Dress: @sassychicbridal

HMUA: @daniemett

 

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Averee Meibos http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/4/averee-meibos Snow Canyon delivers WITHOUT FAIL every time:) It was so fun meeting and capturing Averee's senior portraits! I was SO happy when she brought her dog! It was such a cute and personal touch to her portrait session. Slightly dying of how adorable her session turned out! 

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Sierra & Cason http://laurenwrigleyphotography.com/blog/2017/3/sierra-cason This wedding day was a stunner! From the time they walked out the temple to the end of the reception, was such a gorgeous day filled with love, family, and crepes! March 10, 2017 was a day to remember for the Prisbreys. It started off with a beautiful wedding at the St. George LDS Temple then transitioned over to the Dance Hall in Washington, UT for the luncheon and reception. I was so grateful to be apart of their special day and I can't wait for what life and love brings to the two of them. Congrats Sierra & Cason! I wish you both the best for your future!

Photo: @wrigleyphoto (me)

Videography: @agreenfilms & @carson_creative

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