KAREN + PABLO ELOPEMENT - FLORIDA by Ricardo Quintana

EN: Watching my niece hugging her parents with tears of joy for their elopement in Florida, was one of the most beautiful things I've ever photographed.

SP: Ver a mi sobrina abrazar a sus padres, emocionada con lagrimas de felicidad por el matrimonio de sus padres en Florida, es hasta el momento uno de los momentos mas hermosos que fotografiado.

Suggested song "Ordinary People" by John Legend.

 

After the amazing ceremony  in Florida  we had a bonus dinner with the family in Salt Lake, Utah. More hugs, food,  tears of joy and pictures!

THAD + AREN WEDDING - MEXICO by Ricardo Quintana

Enjoy this dream destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. There are so many things I could write about this magical weekend. I'll leave it up to you  though, that through this set you can revive and, maybe imagine a bit about Thad and Aren's wedding story instead.

I have nothing but gratitude to this lovely couple.

Suggested Song "Love me Tender" - Elvis.

CHRISTIAN + SILVIA by Ricardo Quintana

Christian y Silvia (los pichinguitos)  en mi BLOG finalmente. Para los que conocemos su historia, es una felicidad de que este dia finalmente ha llegado. Muchas felicidades y mis mejores deseos.

Para sus fotos de compromiso, ellos querian una onda mas moderna y encontramos el edificio perfecto, "The Natural History Museum" en Salt Lake.

Canción sugerida "Longing To belong"  by Eddie Vedder. 

CATHARINE + RYAN by Ricardo Quintana

This couple killed it! We started on time and ready to get to Albion Basin in little cottonwood canyon.  After a couple of minutes their car overheated so we had to hitchhike to my car. Then,  my car decided to just turned off, seriously, it just happened, my car was in the shop the day before and it was all good.  We had to wait for a couple of minutes and even a small prayer I turn on my carand drove it at 5 mph. We finally got to an awesome location, not what we had planned but, everything worked out beautifully and I think it was mainly for the amazing attitude Ryan and Cat had during the whole shoot, so upbeat, positive, and full of energy!

 

Suggested song "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys.

THAD + AREN by Ricardo Quintana

Thaddeus Maximus and Aren Muse one looks like a Roman Emperor and the other is like a Greek Hero.  This amazing couple was a dream to shoot with, plus they went with all my crazy ideas.  We spent a whole afternoon starting in Salt Lake downtown and, later we landed on the fabulous Little Sahara.

The day, the outfits, the locations and the emotions. It all came together and I'm so happy to have met this loving couple and get to know their beautiful story.

For some reason I just think of this song while I was taking pics in little Sahara, is in spanish ha! So I'm not sure if they are going to understand it but it is my song suggested for this shoot.

Suggested song "Tuyo" by Rodrigo Amarante.

UPDATE:  I had the honor to have this shoot published on Junebug Wedding

MELISSA + KB by Ricardo Quintana

I was dying to post this set! I felt so happy the day they asked me to take their bridals, I mean, look at this stunning couple! Plus, they are looking their sharpest, Melissa looks like a Goddess with the flowers and details on her head and,  KB could be in a GQ magazine with this slick suit of his own brand. 

For this shoot we did first look and then bridals.

Song suggested XO by Beyonce but I'm actually listening Mine by Beyonce and Drake ha.

Dress: Fantasy Bridal Ut

Flowers: Flower Patch Utah

Suit: Kenneth Boggs Suits

Update: This shoot was published by Aisle Perfect Magazine.

ERIKA + CHRISTIAN BRIDALS by Ricardo Quintana

This weekend was the fabulous wedding of this amazing couple and, I couldn't be more happy to have been chosen as their photographer.  Erika and Christian are such a cool laid back couple and should I mention that they are both seriously attractive!  I've been at the capitol many times and every time I go there I'm always amaze of how beautiful this building is.

COLOR WALL by Ricardo Quintana

Impromptu editorial photo-shoot with these good looking guys. I love outdoors and nature, but on the other side, urban is not bad at all!  Also, if you want to collaborate or work with me for your business I'd love to help and discovered more on that area.

Invitation to all of you who want to improve in photography, or maybe who are learning or even those who are already professionals,  just keep doing a lot of creative work, of what ever moves you or inspires you, try to learn something from a shoot, don't be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone! I just keep pushing myself and sometimes is not easy, not at all! Still though, when I do it, is just very rewarding.  

Suggested song Ivy - Frank Ocean.

LAURA + ANDY BRIDALS by Ricardo Quintana

What a pleasure to take pictures of friends!!! These I took in  October and I'm already missing the warmer weather and more sunsets. Anyway! Laurita is one of my best friends and I had the privilege to help her to look for the wedding dress which once you watched this pictures you will realized how beautiful it is. 

FEELS LIKE SUMMER - CORA by Ricardo Quintana

Cora feels like Summer, flowers, green and sunlight.  One more time we team up with Cora, this time just a laid back shoot in some garden and it is pure magic! Cora is only 15 years old and, she totally looks 15 in person but, in front of the camera she can transform to what ever the camera asks. She is also an actress and singer. Currently she juggles from school to two musical and other projects, kids nowadays! Can't wait to see what the future holds for this amazing teen.

HAILEY + STATLER by Ricardo Quintana

Just look at these two!!!  I feel that in these shoot there are three stages and I really love each one of these. First, an aerie and romantic orchard scenery. Second,  a muted and more profound stage with with a small tunnel and a white wall and third, the fiery sunset with deep strong colors.

Song suggested "Certain Things" - James Arthur.