Weddings, Seniors, & Family Photography!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Getting Married Soon? Introducing our new Wedding Guide.

Yep, we take weddings and our work seriously!  So seriously that we smile and enjoy every step of the process.  We have put together a mini-magazine (pdf) that will give you lots of information about what Pete Hansen Photo is all about.  Samples, packages, products, policies.... all the fun stuff.

If you would like a copy, then fill in the mini-questionnaire there on the right side of the page.  Please include your email address, phone number, and most importantly, your planned wedding date.  Lets make sure that I am available to help you out when it counts.

I am here for you, so lets talk and see if we are a good match.
When I get your info, I will send you the Wedding Guide!  Easy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Jessi and Jason - Got married and then some!

(sorry, this is a long entry....:)  Sit back and enjoy the ride.)
This is the story of a lovely lady.... No, this is not the Brady Bunch... but it does have some twists and turns.  There is a lot more to the story than "they met and fell in love." This was the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime and to make it extra fun, unexpected surprises became remarkable blessings.
If ever there was a happy little family that needed to get together, it would be the story of Jessi and Jason.  I have known Jessi for a couple of years, having worked with her as a model and on a few other photo related endeavors.  She has become a great friend and ally.
And then she met Jason, magic was certainly in the air.  They hit it off fast and there was no looking back for them.  So, when they announced their engagement, I think I was the first call they made. (ok, so that might be a stretch of the truth, but I am sure I was right up there on the list:) )
Now, I am going to show off more than just their wedding photos, because their story is a bit more complicated, but it all ends well as you will see.
Jessi had a son from a previous marriage, Jaden, and he fit perfectly into this new "family."  You would never have guessed that he and Jason didn't belong together.  Jessi became pregnant during the relationship with a little miracle baby, so we had to start off by shooting some maternity shots.
I had been wanting to shoot a maternity progression sequence for a while and Jessi was very eager to be my model for this.  She came to the studio for seven months in a row, I shot a few photos, and when the baby was born we shot the finishing touches.
Another little boy joined the family.
End of story... hardly!  Lets get to the wedding preparations.  We shot the engagement session at the Stonegate Center in Pleasant Grove, UT.  Jessi and Jason would be married here in a few months so it worked out wonderfully to shoot there.

I think Jessi loved the idea of getting married, just like all brides. She would send me photos of the shoes, the dress, the flowers, everything, as they came together.  She was excited!
She wanted a very classy and prestigious location for her bridal photos.  Well, how about the state capital?  Perfect!

Finally!  We come to the big day.  A beautiful May morning at Stonegate.  A lot of people to get ready.
And then it was time.
(sorry again for the length of this story, I will cut the number of photos shown here, but you can see the entire gallery here.)
It is really hard to stop there, but you can see the whole gallery at
As you can tell, this was an adventure.  But it did turn out to be a wonderful journey to a beautiful beginning.  Stay tuned! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Heather and Kristian tie the knot!

I have known Heather for a long time, since she was a baby!  Ok, I'll confess, she is my niece.  So, this time I actually got to be the uncle with a camera at the wedding!  I was the official photographer, so I wasn't sneaking shots over the other photographer.  (You've all seen that!)

So when Heather announced her engagement I was extra happy when she asked me to shoot her wedding!  (you don't want to be rejected by your own niece!)

She and Kristian are a great match, they are so crazy together, always making a face or comment.  A new family was instantly created because of the addition of two daughters of Kristian from a previous marriage - so we just had to include them in the sessions.  We had fun together!

The couple selected the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple in American Fork, Utah for their wedding.  It was a pretty day for early spring...not cold or gloomy!  Lots of family and friends came to celebrate with the new family.
To see the rest of the photos including the reception, click here!