2014 Utah Bride and Groom Magazine / One Fine Day / Fashion Editorial

In sharing this incredible shoot, I don’t even know where to begin… in last year amidst a whirlwind of events, I became the pinch hitter so-to-speak and second shot the 2013 UBB Fashion Editorial with my long time partner in crime, Heather Nan. In doing so, we realized our collective strength and began to dream about the concepts we could pull off in a collaborative fashion spread. 3 different locations, a 10 different looks, no details spared. We started with the idea of a “getting ready” editorial, which molded into creating the editorial version of a perfect wedding day from morning to midnight, with a classic, Jacque Kennedy meets Grace of Monico, glamerous vibe. Heather and I nervously sat down to pitch our scheme to the UBG editor-in-chief extraordinaire, Val Rassmussen last spring. And to our surprise and delight, not only did Val take us up on the offer, but she fought endlessly to make our wild ideas a reality and delivered on every extreme request we dreamed up.  I must especially thank her for putting up with my extreme pickiness on style and detail in preparing for the shoot. The images you see below what I feel is some of the finest work I have ever produced, but also the product of a true partnership and collaboration with Val and Heather. While all of the images below are my images alone, I could never have shot these with any one but my bestie and “photo soul mate” Heather Nan Parkinson. See her take on the day here.  I hope you enjoy what was truly a labor of love and a LOT of blood, sweat, and tears (literally). I couldn’t be prouder to present One Fine Day. 

We could not be more thankful for our extraordinary vendors, I dare say we formed a dream team! 
Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral DesignEnizio Hair & Make-Up ArtistryAlta Moda BridalIllume GownsThe Bride’s Shop,BHLDNAvenia BridalGateway Bridal & PromBeckett & RobbUtah Woolen MillsTiffany & Co.O.C. Tanner Jewelers, Sam from Something Vintage Something BlueLa Caille – The Chateau, Eric & Lori from The Paris BistroSt. Boheme & Ben Lomond Suites. Grateful for the breathtaking beauty, work ethic, and endurance from our models Abby Sands – McCartys & Kyle Ward – Urban Talent. And we could never have done it without dear friends Sarah Knight and Crystalyn Nilson who assisted on the first (ahem, 14 hour) day of prep and shooting.

  • minta said:

    Wow, these really are incredible Jess. I'm so happy you had this opportunity and inspired by your going after big dreams and goals. You truly are leaving a mark in this world with your creative talent!

  • Holy cow!!! You knocked it WAY out of the park! Absolutely jaw droppingly gorgeous!!!

  • Elyse said:

    Unbelievable!! Amazing work lady!

  • I never see life in photos. I could almost feel my self there. You have a amazing talent. Are you wedding only? I have been waiting 13 years for your talent. I need/want to have a shooting of your life giving photos. Im terrified of all of mine growing up. My family is everything. I want your talent so I know I can display forever and enjoy before my kids are all grownup (13 & 11) If you have time or have a interest in ending my search for family photos I can look at and be there again.

  • So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous images.

  • An absolutely gorgeous set of shots. These really provide a sense of fun and romance at the same time.