deidre & pierluca - the elvis desert elopement!

In one of our first correspondence emails, Deidre had shared that her soon to be husband was "very Italian and refuses to see me in my dress before the wedding". Which might sound pretty standard for typical weddings. But this was a first for me with an elopement! 

The showed up in the same car, her driving and him blindfolded! He stayed blindfolded until she walked down the aisle, and Victoria (our officiant!) untied his scarf. The look on his face was EVERYTHING!

Now, should I talk about Elvis????? He played acoustic versions of old love songs and it was incredibly romantic. All through their vows to each other, tears were shed as he strummed along. Then it became official and they danced and celebrated and hot damn, it was glorious. 

These are some of my favorite images! Cannot wait to share these with the world!

ceremony & florals by the lovely FloraPop

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taylor & colby - a dreamy valley of fire elopement

Sometimes the weather is absolutely perfect for weddings and others are... umm not. This particular day it was freezing, windy and raining. The clouds ended up giving us this beautiful backdrop among the giant red rocks, and I mean, kind of went with their color scheme! Eloping in the desert is kind of like that, you get what you get and you just have to make the best of it. 

These two are film makers, have a dog named Walter White and love each other deeply. The kind of love that's got a good weight to it and radiates around them. The kind you can feel from the moment you meet them together. They had their best friend officiate for them, and he started with "Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life" and he went down in history as the coolest best friend of all time.  They shared intimate vows and then we wandered and froze our faces off, but managed to freeze many beautiful moments in time as well. I'm so thankful for brave, easy going couples like these two! xo!

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felicity & mark - a sophisticated las vegas rooftop elopement

I fall a little bit in love with all of my couples. Not like in a creepy way, but it's just so easy for me to see how they love each other. As a wedding photographer, I get to see the side of people that maybe not everyone else gets to see. Since I do so much encouraging on them being in their own little world, I get this peek into how they love each other. Which makes it pretty easy to fall in love with their love. I love love, if you can't tell. 

Felicity and Mark were no different. And on top of their love being so apparent for one another, they aced the elopement game. Their style was impeccable and the details of the day were so well thought out. 

We ended up rooftop at my favorite spot for a sunset ceremony with Victoria of FloraPop. They popped champagne and danced in the smoke bombs and then we ventured around in the lights before we went our separate ways. This day was pure magic, enjoy!

coverage: 2 hours

officiant: FloraPop

dee & boyd- a legendary neon museum wedding

This wedding started out at The Flamingo and ended in the desert with a much deserved preroll from one of the dispensaries! They tied the know at The Neon Museum with some close friends and family and then we cruised to the desert to catch the sunset. This wedding was one for the books!

PS- the bride painted the back of that jacket HERSELF! Heart eyes forevs

coverage: 6 hours

hair & make up: linzd

venue: Las Vegas Neon Museum

florals: city blossoms 

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!

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

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