Lauren + Xan Bridals / by Stephanie Rapp

Sweet Lauren and her soon-to-be hubby wanted to get some Bridal portraits done before their wedding next month. Being LDS and having the tradition of going through the Mormon temple prevents any photographer from photographing the sealing and the only time we really have to photograph the bride and groom is just outside of the temple. The temple is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I always suggest to my LDS couples that having a separate day to photograph just the two of them, incorporating the first look and have a free amount of time to capture their love without the pressure and limited time.

We had so much fun and took our time exploring the beauty that Valley of Fire has to offer. It made for great contrast and diversity. I love shooting in the desert!