I assisted a photographer friend with a wedding last week at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Even though I have shot over 100 weddings (mostly in the 80’s), this was my first time at Temple Square. I offered to assist so I could get a feel for the differences in shooting a wedding at this popular location.

Aside from the fact that there were no less than 8 other weddings being photographed on the grounds while we were there, it was a very beautiful setting. The grounds provide many, many settings for beautiful bride & groom shots. But with so many couples being photographed at this location, the biggest challenge I see is making a shot unique.

However, working in the real estate industry I see a lot of Utah wedding photos (hanging on the walls of client’s homes). Judging by these photos I think a lot of newlyweds don’t want a unique photograph – they just want a beautiful capture of themselves in front of the temple.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/200 second, f/10, ISO 100