Tiara & TJ’s Desert Destination Wedding

These two had a story that gave me chills & warmed my heart! Tiara is a paramedic & TJ is a medical engineer. They were both at the hospital to see a mutual friend who was having a baby. Tiara took one look at TJ & just knew she had to know this beautiful woman. The problem was, TJ was moving out of state the next day! When you know you know… Congratulations to the new Mrs &

The two of them got to know each other from a distance & with visits as often as possible, but when you know you know… so Tiara picked up & moved to be with TJ. Fast forward & here they are tieing the knot.

As they sat side by side with their eyes shut tight, we took off from their hotel to the famous Las Vegas Sign where they would have their First Look. It was so fun to watch these two!

Such a fun spot for a first look.

Then it was off to the wedding venue, with little time to spare. They were married out at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, about 30 minutes outside Las Vegas. The setting was just beautiful & they were blessed with perfect weather!

Their ceremony was perfect going off without a hitch! What a beautiful wedding!

How cute is this sweetheart table?! All the simple & elegant details from TJ & Tiara’s wedding were just so perfect!

I’m a sucker for succulents & all of their florals were so perfect for their desert union. The arrangements were put together by Flora Couture by Floral 2000.

They had the coolest little bar set up by Events with a Twist.

Tiara has the sweetest parents ever, “Big Daddy” & Faith! I seriously may take you up on that offer if I’m ever in Atlanta! 🙂

The kids are one of my favorite parts of a wedding. These handsome boys were so sweet & happy for their moms!

Can we just talk about how handsome they are for a second?!

I mean, they are just too cute!!!

Congratulations to the new Mrs & Mrs Davidson! I am so honored to have been part of your beautiful wedding day!

 

Desert vibes for a Vegas engagement. (Styled Shoot)

I’m a bit late posting about this, but a couple months ago I got to be a part of a gorgeous styled shoot out in the middle of the desert. It was so beautiful & our models were so cute, and were an actual couple too!
This was during WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International convention) in February. I had been dying to get in on a photo walk or styled shoot & at the last minute came across another photographer that had put one together & still had a few spots left. I was pumped!
We headed out to El Dorado dry lake bed, just outside of Boulder City, & the conditions were perfect. It can get really windy here in Las Vegas, recently we had 95 mph wind gusts where I live, so we were lucky to have a light breeze.
There were only 3 photographers in total so we all really got to get all the shots we wanted to get. Our model Justine & her boyfriend were so easy to work with. She’s a pro & he was such a good sport. I always love working with models because they really know their angles & need little direction.Sidenote, posing is not my fave!

Cultivate Goodsmade a stunning bouquet for us using a silk fromHoney Silks. Justine’s nude dress was from Forever 21 & the crop top & pink skirt were fromAdinas Bridal.His tux, shoes & ties were fromFriar TuxLas Vegas. The jewelry came fromAnna Hubbard Jewelry. The shoot was coordinated byJenae Marie Photography.