Vanessa & Chris did a midweek road trip from Las Vegas down to Arizona for their engagement session! Their wedding is in Las Vegas in November at the Springs Preserve and I could not be more excited, they are absolutely stunning & a blast to photograph. I love seeing the incredible outfits my couples put together, Vanessa’s feminine pink top popped against the neutral, organic backdrop and I love classic black formal outfits. One of my favorite aspects of photographing weddings is shooting engagement sessions. It’s an opportunity to really get to know a couple, watch them interact, and learn more about their unique love story. Can’t wait for November!
Dreamy is the perfect word to describe Bret & Maritza’s Boojum Tree wedding. Maritza has incredible style as seen in each gorgeous detail of their wedding from her glam pear shaped engagement ring to her gold jeweled cuff to the incredible geode’s on their table numbers. I loved the organic bouquets by Sarah’s Garden and how beautifully they complement the beaded Adrianna Papell bridesmaid’s dresses.
Originally, Bret & Maritza were planning to see each other for the first time going down the aisle, but due to a scheduling conflict with the lighting we decided to do a first look. It ended up being absolutely stunning. The lighting was airy and perfect & afterward Bret & Maritza gushed about how amazing it was to have a first look moment and how it greatly reduced the stress of their wedding ceremony. It also enabled us to capture bridal party pictures prior to the ceremony so they could enjoy the evening once they tied the knot! Their reception was an absolute blast, I think my favorite part was the delicious & intricately decorated macaron’s by Ruze Cakehouse! They are incredible!
I’m so glad I was able to capture Bret & Maritza’s wedding day, they are an incredibly outgoing, loving couple. I love being a part of so many couple’s most intimate & happy day.
Venue: Boojum Tree
Florals: Sarah’s Garden
Cake/Macarons: Ruze Cakehouse
There is a moving symbolism in shooting a love story on the ocean, amidst one of nature’s most powerful elements. Love is the strongest, most intense condition of the human experience. The sea has moments of fury, of peace, of calm, of wildness, of distress, of strength. In a way, it parallels the unpredictable but beautiful nature of our relationships.
This shoot seeks to embody that symbolism. My bride, in a soft golden gown, is complimented by the rocks and sand. The table is designed to be one with the natural backdrop. We incorporated shells, sand and native plants into the tablescape to achieve this look. The details including delicate calligraphy, a pearl headpiece and organic silk ribbon offer touches of elegance to complete this bridal seaside scene.
Workshop: Forage & Fern with Magnolia Rouge
Photography Instruction: Tec Petaja
Styling: Type A Society
Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme
Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox
Gown: Lewis Designs
Ribbons: Silk & Willow
Ring & Earrings: Trumpet & Horn
Headpiece: Melinda Rose Design
Paper Goods: Boho Ink
Custom Handmade Bench: Metcalf Builders
The Procuniar wedding was straight out of a magazine right along with that beautiful couple.
From olive branch bouquets to handmade name tags, this event had an organic elegance. Lauren and Aron used a palette of pinks and blues with gold undertones throughout the event. Her dress was a flawless combination of sexy and sophisticated. The bridal party, in blush, floor-length gowns and fitted navy complimented the bride & groom beautifully.
The newlyweds left the party with a glam sparkler exit and are now living happily ever after in California.
Shelby & Tommy connected right before he left for boot camp a few years ago. The 2 fell in love through letters… They wrote to each other every single day of his training. How romantic is that?? The Della Donna love story only got better as they became husband & wife on the most beautiful day in October.
Their wedding at the Historic Hearn House was soft & romantic. As a photographer, I live for these natural light events. Shelby was glowing. Her Vera Wang gown hugged her perfectly, while soft curls & delicate crystal accents completed her bridal look. The groom, in a light beige suit, couldn’t keep his eyes off of his bride.
I felt myself becoming a little emotional at Shelby & Tommy’s wedding, watching a girl I’ve know since she was 5, marry the love of her life. It was a beautiful event, radiating with the warmth of friends and family celebrating this young, sweet love.