Jenny & Steven – JW Marriott Wedding

Okay so first I have to admit I am so behind on blogging! This wedding took place September 30th of 2017! I know, I know, why even blog it? Well because it was a beautiful wedding & I really just loved this couple!

These two were so sweet & Steven’s mother Leona was too. Leona played a major part in putting everything together. Before she offered to help them plan they had just the venue booked, which is a good start, but they were just about 45 days out. So Leona contacted me, we got together with Jenny for coffee & to talk about the details. I just loved them & on top of them being amazing, they had chosen a venue, JW Marriott, where I had been wanting to shoot a wedding. Yay!

They were still looking for a few vendors & I know & love a lot of fantastic vendors, so I referred a few to Leona. I was so excited to hear that Sara of Cultivate Goods was available to do their floral arangements for them. She came through with stunning arangements, as usual!

When I arrived, Jenny was doting on her bridesmaids. Everyone kept telling her to just relax & get in the chair for her hair & makeup. She was cool as a cucumber, without a care in the world. She was just excited to marry her man!

It was a beautiful ceremony & reception! If you’re considdering the JW Marriott for your wedding & reception I definitly recommend it!

An Under Canvas Adventurous Elopement & Honeymoon Morning

Let me tell you a little story about an adventurous couple & their amazing Elopement at Under Canvas Zion.

Willow and Tate are a modern love story. Bonding over their love of adventure & the outdoors, they knew they wanted something unusual for their elopement. One of their first adventures was a weekend in Zion, so it was only natural that they would return to celebrate their forever.


Taking place at Under Canvas Zion, their elopement was elevated from traditional camping, but still close to nature. Their tent had everything a new couple would need, including a window panel above the bed to stargaze on their first night together.


Tate is a hipster at heart, preferring handmade artisan details like his wooden bow tie, handcrafted suspenders, and custom built triangle altar.

Willow is a bit of a free spirit with a rock and roll edge. When Tate expressed a desire for Pampas grass to decorate the altar, she pulled over on the side of the road & picked it herself. On her wedding day, she wanted to be both feminine & practical, choosing to accessorize her beautiful traditional wedding dress with a dried flower bouquet & crown with rocker-chic Chanel boots.

She shares in Tate’s love of the handmade, having her wedding jewelry uniquely made for her, & her wedding ring custom created using elements of nature as inspiration.

All the details of their elopement were selected together, a mix of new & vintage seamlessly representing their styles. Elements of nature flow throughout, natural wood, crystals, & elegant floral displays.

Nature can be unpredictable, and as luck would have it, their wedding day showed a chance of thunderstorms. Tate and Willow went ahead anyway, enjoying the electricity in the air & the beautiful skies. Just after their champagne toast, the skies opened up and Tate carried his new bride to snuggle in their tent, safe from the elements.

The thunderstorm was soon to pass, & the new couple enjoyed gazing at the stars, planning their future, & waking up together as man & wife.

Concept & planning: Heather Taylor @taylormade_photolv, @adventurouselopementsworkshop
Creative Director: Emma Roberts @desertdaisyjewelry
Couple: @rissrose2 & @treston919
Venue: Under Canvas Zion @undercanvasofficial
MUA: @rissrose2
Dress: Laine Berry @laineberrybride
Champagne: ONEHOPE Wine @onehope
Cake: Something Frosted @somethingfrostedslc
Floral Design: Cultivate Goods @cultivategoods
Tableware & Linens: West Elm @westelmlasvegas @westelm
Jewelry & Crystals: Desert Daisy Jewelry @desertdaisyjewelry
Stationary: 24th Ave Designs @24thavedesigns
Rentals: SWOON {VINTAGE RENTAL CO.} @swoonvintagerentalco
Bowties: The Two Guys’ Bow Tie Co. @twoguysbowties
Suspenders: PM Chaves @p.m.chaves
Ring: Timothy D Meier @timothydmeier
Pyramid Alter: Justin Nesset
Macrame Hanging: Nostalgia Resources @nostalgiaresources
Modern Dream Catcher: Sister House Collective @sisterhousecollective

Antelope Canyon Engagement Session

This Engagement Session in Antelope Canyon was absolutely gorgeous. These lovers couldn’t have looked more amazing! The wind-carved slot canyon was such a beautiful space to showcase their love for each other. It was a tight squeeze, but man was it worth it!

Kayla & Tyler looked amazing in the wind-carved slot canyon.

In black & white, you can really appreciate the movement in the sandstone.

Bespoke Design hand painted Kayla’s stunning moto jacket & we added the ivory lace to the bottom to add an element of elegance to the more casual look.

The light changed with every step we took, but it really was great for the dramatic shadows I was looking for.

Kayla really is a stunner & clearly, Tyler thinks so too!

We had two looks for Kayla. It was definitely an interesting wardrobe change.

Custom jewels (necklace, earrings & hair pins) by Desert Daisy Jewelry.

The texture of the sandstone & how wind & water had carved it out over time, just made it so beautiful!

EG Letters hand lettered & hand tore this sweet little “I said yes!”

You’ll always find a tumbleweed in the desert, & it made for a beautiful textural difference.

We hiked all the way up through the canyon & then had to climb out. It was really sweet how Tyler reached down to help Kayla up the ladder.

Once we were out of the canyon, well I guess we were on top of the canyon, there was just beauty all around. So naturally, it was a perfect place for more photos.

From Antelope Canyon, we ventured down near Lake Powell for a few more shots before the sun went down.

We did another wardrobe change, back into her casual look for some shots that would be a lot more playful.

We had to show off the gorgeous hand-painted jacket some more too!

It was a little bit chilly, so we came up with some fun ways to stay warm. [Get your mind outta the gutter ;)]

They were giggling & having so much fun together!

Can we just talk about Kayla’s eyes for a second? O-M-G they were almost glowing in the golden light!

I think Tyler liked the “kiss her” directive the most. Understandably!

Okay… Kiss her!

Kayla was just too gorgeous to not focus on. The hair, the jewelry (both compliments of Desert Daisy Jewelry), the hand-painted jacket + her gorgeous self!

Seriously tho, she’s just so cute!

It was a super fun shoot & these two rocked it!

Thank you to all the vendors involved in helping to create this beautiful shoot!

Hand-Painted Jacket – Bespoke Design
Suit – Generation Tux
Jewelry & Hair – Desert Daisy Jewelry
Calligraphy – EG Letters
MUA – Model
Velvet Dress – Leah Maria

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