dry lake bed wedding

Las Vegas Elopement | Jacqueline + Miro

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I swear Jacqueline + Miro could be models! I mean, just look how gorgeous they are! Not only that but, they’re also two of the nicest and relaxed people ever! We had so much fun with them! They came from Australia earlier this year to be married in Las Vegas. They booked with one of the many chapels in Vegas and unfortunately, they do not allow couples to use their own photographers for the ceremony. If you’re looking to book your ceremony with any of the chapels or casinos, I would highly recommend you confirm their photography policy prior to booking. I am also always available to make recommendations on venues who do not have such strict photo policies ; )

Since we couldn’t photograph the ceremony, they decided to go outside the box, literally, and get away from the city for their wedding portraits! We met Jacqueline and Miro at Nelson, which is about a 45 minute drive from the strip and got some fun photos there among their old cars, barns, and cactus! It’s really a neat place for phots! After our time there, we drove to the dry lake bed, which is another favorite spot of ours. This is close by, so the two locations work really well together. We got there just as the sun was setting behind the mountains and gave us the best lighting! Also, really loved how we ended the session with a sweet first dance in the middle of the desert! Totally epic and totally them. Just how they wanted it to be!

Las Vegas Dry Lake Bed Wedding | Joanna + Billy

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Joanna and Billy were planning a quick and easy elopement on their trip to Las Vegas and surprise everyone back home in Maryland! But, when Joanna just couldn’t keep the secret from their parents and I’m sure you can guess what happened once they told them, right?

If you guessed that both sets of parents hopped on the next plane to Vegas to witness their children tie the knot, then you guessed correctly! They were not going to miss this and it turned out to be such a sweet day and one they will all cherish forever.

Dry Lake Bed Wedding Portraits {Keira + Brandon}

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So excited I got to photograph the super talented Las Vegas makeup artist and amazing person, Keira and her equally warm-hearted Brandon.  Seriously, if you are looking for a makeup artist, do yourself a favor and check out Las Vegas Makeup Girl, you won't be disappointed!  

Being in the wedding industry I have known Keira for serval years now and we run into each other at networking events, follow each other on social media, and of course I also refer brides to her for makeup.  

Keira and Brandon weren't able to get wedding portraits of just the 2 of them on their wedding day, so I was super happy to fix that little problem for them!  So the two of them slipped back into their wedding attire and we met out on the dry lake bed about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas and we made some magic.  It's always such a great time when I get to capture beautiful and genuine smiles from our couples.  When our couples are so in love, they just glow and happiness spews out.  That was Keira and Brandon and it was perfection.  XO