Summer Huntsville Snowbasin Engagement session

Snowbasin Engagement Session

Chris + Erinn Engagements

Exploring the rolling hillsides and luscious meadows that grace the mountains at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, UT is what we call the perfect photo opportunity. So when Rio and Kalab decided on a Huntsville engagement session in the peak of summer, we couldn’t say no. The wildflowers were out in full force, and that dreamy evening light was as magical as the love these two share together.

Huntsville Family Session

Chris + Erinn Kids & Family

The wildflowers are in bloom, the days are long, and as a Utah family photographer, we’re in heaven right now.  Summer in northern Utah is a magical time, especially when you get to work with stunning light like we had for this cute little family session. With tall grasses all around, wildflowers of every color, and the largest dandelion-looking flowers we’ve ever encountered, we photographed this beautiful family of three (oh, and the dog and horse too!) near the town of Huntsville.

 

Behind the Scenes: Exquisite Weddings Styled Shoot

Chris + Erinn Published

This amazing Exquisite Weddings styled shoot was styled by Kristi Brooks, who has worked with E! News and TV Guide Channel to help create the perfect look for countless stunning brides. With her talent and the amazing New Children’s Museum of San Diego as our venue, this styled shoot was an absolute success. Chris and Erinn Austin of White Haute Photography did an amazing job photographing the models, while Cricket Estrada put together this video to show you what the day was all about!

To see how this styled shoot turned out, check out: Featured Gowns: Modern Romance.

Venue: The New Children’s Museum of San Diego
Videography: Cricket Estrada
Styling: Kristi Brooks
Photography: Chris and Erinn Austin, White Haute Photography
Bouquets & Floral Installation: Leah Bloom, Bespoke
Custom Wall Art: Suher Haidar & Michele Nation, Savvy Soiree
Makeup: Dina Nast, SoCal Hair and Makeup
Hair: Jennifer Hoffmann, SoCal Hair and Makeup
Models: Lucy Cronkite and Skyler Yeast, Envy Model Management
Maya Brown, No Ties Management

Utah State Capitol wedding photos

Tyler + Jamie | Utah State Capitol wedding | Salt Lake City

Chris + Erinn weddings

When you shoot weddings, you get lucky every now and then and work with the cutest, sweetest, most in-love couples you could ever imagine. We had one of those weddings when we got the chance to work with Tyler and Jamie. They decided to do their bridal portraits at one of the most beautiful Utah wedding venues there is, the Utah State Capitol building. We had photographed Jamie’s brother’s wedding a couple years earlier, and explored some amazing Utah barns and fields before their Salt Lake Temple wedding. When you walk into the Utah State Capitol, your jaw immediately drops to the floor. When you pick it back up, you start finding more photo op locations than you have time for. While we were photographing just the bridal portraits for these two, I could imagine just how beautiful a Utah State Capitol wedding would really be. For now, you’ll have to enjoy the cuteness that is Jamie and Tyler and their Salt Lake City wedding!

Oh, and by the way, does it get any more cute than this “first look” at the bride’s parents’ home?!

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Condors Nest Ranch wedding photography

Alex + Julie | Condors Nest Ranch wedding

Chris + Erinn weddings

Venue // Condors Nest Ranch
@condorsnestranch

Florist // Flowers by Azalea
@flowersbyazalea

Makeup // Stacy Vizcarra
@stacyvmua

Hair stylist // Ashley Flaherty
@ashflarehair

Cake // Susie Cakes
@susiecakesbakery

DJ // Jacob Corirossi
@universalweddings

Videographer // Shane Norton
@norton7613

Gown designer // Lela Rose
@lelarose

Shoes // Badgley Mischka
@badgleymischka

Beverages // Societe Brewing Company
@societebrewing

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Samm and Bachelorette alum Kiptyn's Laguna beach maternity session by White Haute Photography

Kiptyn + Samm

Chris + Erinn Maternity

Being a maternity photographer in Orange County, we get to celebrate one of life’s great treasures; the nine months of pregnancy and all the joy that comes along with it. Kiptyn and Samm are soulmates, finding each other exactly when the time was right.  Now they are celebrating the next chapter in their lives.  Kiptyn and I went to high school together down in San Diego, where he still resides and stays involved in local causes such as the Switchfoot Bro-Am that takes place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas each summer. This Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad alum and the gorgeous mommy-to-be took to the hills and beaches of Southern California’s stunning Laguna Beach for their maternity session, and it was an honor to be there with them to capture this special time in their life. Congratulations on your new baby boy Kiptyn and Samm!Read More

Pinterest Style

Chris + Erinn Tips for clients

Pinterest has redefined the wedding industry in many ways, and has opened up new lines of communication between couples and photographers.  Now couples have a way to share their vision with their vendors, and photographers can share their style.

While Pinterest is the perfect way to gather ideas and help plan your wedding, brides do need to keep a realistic eye when working with her photographer.  We love seeing your ideas and getting a little into your mind to see where you are going, but we also do not want to disappoint!  Understand that your wedding will be completely unique and different from every other wedding out there; from the venue to the time of day to the schedule of events, many factors will go into your wedding day and affect your photos.  While Pinterest is a great tool to use to get an overall feel for what you like, you should not use it as a “shot list” for the day.  Many images will be physically impossible to recreate or emulate due to location, time of day, etc.  Some images may be done in a style that is not what we specialize in.  And we want to create moments and photographs based off of our eye and our experience from over ten years of wedding photography.  You have hired us for what you have seen on our site, our style, our personality.  If you just want a photographer to recreate exactly images you’ve found off of Pinterest or other social sites, we might not be the best fit for your wedding.

One of our favorite things is to create custom Pinterest boards just for you.  One of the best ways is to create a custom board to give you engagement session ideas for wardrobe and accessories.  Depending on the location you are considering for your engagement session, we can research that style and put together a custom Pinterest board for you!

If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your own wedding, check out one of our boards below!  Happy pinning and we cannot wait to see what you come up with on your wedding day!  We’ll be sure to capture every amazing detail.

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Justin + Tiffani

Chris + Erinn Maternity

We first met these two lovebirds several years ago, and it has been a wonderful adventure watching them come together, first as boyfriend and girlfriend for an amazing Big Bear engagement session in the snow, then as husband and wife celebrating at their stunning and rustic Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse wedding just north of Santa Barbara.  Now they are welcoming the next chapter of their life, a new baby, and we were honored to be a part, once again, of this special moment.Read More

Ryan + Desiree

Chris + Erinn Maternity

Ryan and Desiree Fortin had struggled for years to realize their dream of starting a family. Finally, through a lot of prayer and the miracles of modern science, they found out they were going to have twins. But that only lasted a short while, as a follow-up ultrasound revealed the true nature of the pregnancy; there weren’t just two heartbeats in there, there were three. It all culminated in one of the cutest “gender reveal” parties where their guest were unaware of the third baby to be announced to the world. You can check out the “Our TRIPLET Reveal: BEST kept secret!!!!” video below, which has been seen by over 3 million people.Read More