wen & jin - a fancy taco bell cantina elopement!

Did you know you can get hitched at Taco Bell Cantina??? It's perfectly cheesy and surprisingly adorable in there!

These two opted for a fun, carefree elopement along with some more sophisticated portraits in other locations. Which was perfect for these two!

coverage: 3.5 hours

hotel: Mandarin Oriental

venue: Taco Bell Cantina

officiant: FloraPop

 

holly & gabe - an intimate at home session

There's some special about at home sessions, be it families or couples or whatever. It's even more special when your home looks like this! 

You might recognize Holly as part of the FloraPop team or maybe you follow her and all of her incredible art on Instagram. She's an all around creator and so damn good at it. It's no wonder their house is aesthetic perfection.

On top of the overall look of their images, Holly and Gabe are straight up couple goals. Their love is overflowing and their light is contagious. So stoked I got to document them in their first home weeks before they tied the knot!

jackie & chris - bright and happy downtown las vegas elopement

I'm gonna try not to get sappy here but this wedding will always hold a super special place in my heart. This wedding took place on October 2, the day after the tragedy that shook our city. That entire morning was so somber and dark. I remember checking in with them to make sure they were alright, I knew they were here with their little girl and I couldn't imagine how terrified they must have been. The night before their wedding nonetheless. I was a little worried that maybe they might want to delay and I wasn't really sure how I felt going into the session. It always feels difficult to celebrate, be happy - during such a dark time. 

Immediately upon arrival, I knew they had made the right choice to celebrate love, happiness, life. To have let the terror and sadness displace that would have been a great tragedy in itself. We briefly spoke of the events that happened the night before but decided that speaking on their life and love was a much better use of our energy. We celebrated and they brought so much light into our city! I'm forever thankful for these two for the reminder that love is truly everything. 

We started outside of the chapel with their close family and friends. I love a close knit group of people there to celebrate the ones they love!

Shortly after, we started to wander downtown and we ended our time together on my favorite rooftop and then with a fancy cocktail before I sent them on their way to go party.

Their love and energy was totally infectious and I'm pretty sure at one point, Chris told me "this is exactly what we do at home" as they were just being sweet as hell to each other. I knew he was being serious because they were expert level lovers. 

I adore these images and I hope you all do too!

family sessions!

I don't post much of amy family portraiture because it's not my main focus ( and a girl is trying to squeeze everything she can out of free advertisement aka Instagram!)

I absolutely love documenting families though and it's that time of year to make a little bit of room for it!

I am certainly not a super posed family photographer, so if you're looking for rigid posing or nonstop direction, I am definitely not your girl. However, if you are comfortable being silly and having fun with your kids and partner.. Let's do this!!!

I will be opening up spots weekly (hopefully!) and decided I should form an interest list so my clients don't have to worry about missing an Instagram post or something :)

Family sessions are $400 and last roughly an hour. This price includes any location within 25 miles of the greater Las Vegas area and all of your processed digital images. I always include full print release and hour sessions usually end up being 75-150 images. If this is something you're interested in-  shoot me an email here: (no commitment necessary)

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sammy & craig - a downtown las vegas rooftop elopement

aaah, Sammy and Craig. What a feeling I got from! I love when you can feel the love between a couple. A love that is just electric and powerful and the kind that lasts to the end of  all the days. 

These two have known and loved each other since they were young, which is rare. And to have a love that powerful after that long, is even rarer.

We had so much fun wandering downtown Las Vegas, we cruised the streets and played and created straight magic!!! We ended the night on a rooftop for a perfect Flora Pop wedding with Victoria, complete with a cacti altar and music!!!! (And donuts and champagne because hellooooooo) The sunset put on quite a show for us and the entire perimeter of the city stormed with electricity (the lightning kind).. but thinking back I'm pretty sure their energy just brought it all on in the most beautiful way. 

On top of being totally infatuated with them as a couple, we created GOLD together!!! I can't wait to share, so here goes:

Officiant/Altar Design: Flora Pop

Donuts: Donut Bar Las Vegas

andrea & kris - a san francisco elopement adventure

Okay, so let me start by saying that I love traveling. And then let me say how much I love San Francisco. And then let me say how freaking insane this day was.

Andrea & Kris have been together for about 10 years now and I've know them both for about that time. So when she asked if I would come up and shoot their elopement in SF, I just about died. 

They had no real plan for the day other than a ceremony at the City Hall (HOLY SHIT) and a lunch for their immediate family who flew/drove up for the day. We started at their hotel and they got ready together, side by side, cute as ever. Kris and I were both praying for rain and it misted on us steady, pretty much all day. That definitely helps crank up the magical factor. 

We ate and drank and decided to go check out the Sutro Baths, which were just so insanely beautiful. Especially with the mist in the air. I absolutely love what we captured, and I'm so excited to share it with the world!!! Shoutout to my #dreamclients <3

jill & alex - an intimate big bear wedding

Their wedding originally started out as an elopement, then an elopement with a very small guest list and then slowly morphed into a super intimate wedding, with all the bells and whistles. I honestly think this fit them so much better, because they had a huge group of small friends and family. People who really knew and loved them, well. 

They rented out a rad little residence in Big Bear, CA that was complete with a barn for dancing and food and lots and lots of drinks. Jill had told me many times throughout the day how she didn't like to be the center of attention and how much they disliked anything cheesy or traditional and how they really just wanted to have fun. AND THAT THEY DID! I have literally never seen a groom tear up the dance floor like Alex did. So. Much. Fun. 

nicoletta & adam's rad las vegas desert elopement

Oh, Nicoletta and Adam. My true loves all the way from the UK! I love when I book a client and then become friends with them online and then I feel like I know them when we meet. That's what happened with these two lovebirds! I even became friends with they UK photographer who is all kinds of excellent! You can go lurk him here!

Anyway! We shot their ceremony and portraits up in the mountains and then went and frolicked downtown for a bit for some glimmering lights. 

ceremony: Flora Pop