As a Utah wedding photographer, one of the best things I’ve done was attend D’Arcy Benincosa’s The Path workshop in Salt Lake City. I’ve long admired D’Arcy’s work and was thrilled to be learning from her. It was just the refresher and boost I needed. I still have lots of work to do, like rereading the HUGE workbook that D’Arcy wrote for us. She asked some deep questions of us. Sometimes I feel like it’s so hard to make it as a Utah wedding photographer. There have been many statistics showing that Utah pays, on average, quite a bit less for wedding services. It can be discouraging at times. However, I also believe that there is always success to be had. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are. The right mindset and hard work have always been the keys to overcoming any odds. My biggest takeaway is that if we want to be successful, we first need to have the right attitude and mindset. We can’t just implement certain steps and expect everything to work. If we’re not in the right mindset, we won’t recognize success, even if it comes smacking us upside the head. I can’t wait to start implementing the personal and professional changes that D’Arcy inspired us to make.
The second day of the workshop was this wonderful styled shoot and I have to say—the creative team REALLY outdid themselves. I loved the muted, monochromatic color scheme and the soft, flowing textures and movement of the dresses, florals, and fabrics. Speaking of florals, they were such visually interesting pieces. There were blooms that I’d never even seen before, which is saying a lot as a Utah wedding photographer, considering all of the wonderful talent we have here! And that spoon! I’m obsessed.
Vendors | Utah Wedding Photographer
Hosting Photographer: D’Arcy Benincosa
Florals: Sarah Winward
Dresses: Leanne Marshall
Beauty: Bella Cosa Beauty
Cake: Pippa Cakery
Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy
Rings: The Land of Salt
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Linens: La Tavola Linens