Pepper has been shooting since age 15, when she talked her way onto the high school yearbook staff before she even owned a camera. From high school yearbook to college newspaper, she was determined to be a National Geographic photographer when 2 things happened. One, she read an article about how difficult it was for National Geographic photographers to have a successful marriage and close family since they were traveling 9 months of the year. And, her friend Alan Kent begged her to shoot his wedding. “Just shoot it like you do for the newspaper!” he said. “Shooting that wedding with all of that raw emotion, all of the joy and the happy tears, it felt more comfortable to me than anything else I had ever photographed!” Pepper founded her company as a hungry college student hoping to earn enough to pay for film, paper, and ramen noodles. Fast forward now to almost 800 weddings later, a dozen Utah, National, and international awards, and loving every minute of it! She is a brilliant business woman, a massively talented photographer, a mover and shaker in the wedding industry community and THE BEST BOSS EVER!
She loves to sing and perform concerts in her shower, and is pretty crazy about all things paper. Her favorite two things in the world are delivering a final wedding album to her brides, and sending something fun and colorful to her friends and clients mailboxes. “There is something very real, very tangible, about paper. We keep it, we treasure it, and when it gets old enough, we put it in a museum. I love that the images we take are treasured, but nothing feels better than shipping a wedding album to one of our brides!” Pepper has an entire room in her house dedicated to paper, dubbed The Card Room. Some people jog, some people paint, but Pepper’s hobby is to send mail.
Pepper’s newest fav thing in photography? “That 92% of our brides last year did a First Look before their ceremony!! It gives us so much time and freedom to create beautiful and romantic portraits of our couples on their wedding day!”
“Pepper Nix was absolutely the best photographer to work with — she shot our wedding in Park City in September, and she was so professional, high-energy, and fun. Best of all, the pictures she took are absolutely gorgeous and truly capture all of the emotion and joy of that day. She’s extremely creative and got us to pose in some wild places on the property, resulting in amazing images (she did the same at our engagement shoot, pushing us to have fun and capturing every moment). Pepper is also great at directing a large group of unruly bridesmaids and groomsmen without being harsh… a truly impressive feat. She was in the middle of the action for about 10 hours that day and was still smiling by the end. I loved working with her, as did my husband and our families. We’d highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Utah (or anywhere!!)”
– Julie + Scott
“If I could give Pepper more than 5 stars for everything, I would!!! Pepper was the BEST decision we made, hands down! From the minute we met Pepper, touring another venue we didn’t get married at, until now, 3 weeks after our wedding, we have had the absolute best experience with her! Her team was always very responsive and even helped us when booking other vendors or answering silly questions I had. While my husband and I aren’t exactly shy, we weren’t very comfortable with being in front of the camera and were dreading engagement shots- but the experience ended up being one of the most fun things we’ve done and the pictures turned out amazing. We had the pleasure of spending time with her each time we made it to Utah to plan and she always made time for us. Come wedding day, I couldn’t wait for Pepper to arrive- I mean it! She has a way of making everything a little more fun and making us all look great. We’ve received our pictures and I honestly never imagined my wedding pictures could turn out so well! I love Pepper, her team, and her work! BOOK HER!”
– Angie + Ben