Felicia and Marc in Love

On May 1, 2019, I photographed the beautiful and loving Marc and Felicia Risenmay. I do love my returning couples. It is so wonderful to watch their relationships grow as they settle in to sharing their lives together. Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing Felicia and Marc a mere week before Marc proposed marriage to Felicia. Three months later they wed in a beautiful ceremony.

I tend to get a little emotional when I see couples in love displaying their affections for the camera. At the time of their session I was in significant need of artistic release and they were happy to oblige me. Felicia’s laugh is infectious and she has a sincere nature. She graduated from the University of Utah last year with her Bachelors Degree. She is in the process of applying to grad school. Marc is in the Emergency Medicine field and spends his days saving lives with a calming smile on his face. Combined, they balance each other’s ambitions with unconditional love and kindness, with a hint of style along the way.

During our current session, we opted to photograph them in the beautiful gardens of Utah’s State Capital in Salt Lake City. The gardens this year are quite colorful and with the light of the setting sun, their colors glowed in beautiful hues of green, yellow and red. Felicia wore a contoured navy blue dress that gave a nice pop to their images set against the white historical buildings. The Capital was full of people that day that were all enjoying the grandeur of their surroundings.

Updated June 24, 2019:

” Marc Andrew Risenmay, 26, passed on Tuesday June 18, 2019.

He was a graduate of the Utah Valley University Paramedic Program. He served as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician for Gold Cross. He was actively working toward becoming a professional firefighter.

Marc cherished and served his wife and family. He was known for his ability to bring fun and light to every room he entered, and was never afraid to take a chance to make us laugh. He was a favorite uncle who played wacky games and made everything brighter. He was full of comical energy that brought everyone together, and gave freely of himself in quiet and thoughtful acts of service. His big heart was shown in his ability to love and care for others and be a peacemaker. His greatest tenderness was shown in the way he adored and doted on his wife. We who knew and loved Marc are devastated by his loss, but we are comforted and held together by every memory. We celebrate his goodness.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Felicia Ann Soth; parents, Allan and Valerie Risenmay; sister Amy Frandsen; brothers Matthew, Paul, Aaron “AJ”, and Todd; and 8 favorite nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, Utah on June 22nd at 2pm. The family will receive friends at a viewing held from 1-1:45.

Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy UT.

If desired and in lieu of flowers or gifts, friends can make Memorial contributions to support marc’s wife, Felicia. Venmo: @fefe_darling

The family is collecting memories so feel free to comment a memory and share this obituary.”

Marc and Felicia’s gallery is one of my favorites. It is so full of color and real, natural expressions of emotion. But, don’t take my word for it. See for yourself below:

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