Jackie and Brad are getting married here in just a few short weeks. She has been waiting months to get her dress back so we could head up and do her bridal portraits. We were both nervous that it would be disgustingly hot in the middle of July shooting outside, but to our amazement it was wonderful!
Our journey started at the mouth of the canyon in a parking lot of the local Smiths where we gathered to make the trek into the wilderness above American Fork Utah for our photography adventure. Jackie in her truck with her best friend, and her two girls, and I in my truck with my trusty sidekick Parker. I’d seen pictures of Tibble Fork from some other photographers that I have worked with in the past, but I had never had a bride willing to let me drag her along with me into the woods like Jackie did. And how much fun did we have.
Little did I know it, I was not the only one deathly afraid of heights, Jackie was dying too as we made our way up the windy roads to what seemed to be the top of the world. With sheer cliffs on one side of the road most of the way up, we were both holding our breath, unbeknownst to the other. The girls in the back seat laughing along the way, poking sweet fun at poor Jackie as she trusted in her fearless (or so she thought) leader. At one point we had realized that we made the wrong turn, but it was too late to turn back. We had to make due with what we had, and I think we did well.
Once we got to the top, what a sight it was. There were beautiful views no matter which way you looked. No wonder why so many photographers and videographers make this place home during the summer months. It was definitely an adventure, and well worth the efforts.