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Nelson's Ghost Town Las Vegas- bridal portraits

On my trip to Las Vegas, i was able to visit Nelson's Landing twice in one week and it was such a great experience with two models! i teamed up with Geneva (the model below) who also sells the gorgeous jewelry being shown of Stella & Dot, Keri Dawn of Like, Yumm! A Confectionary Boutique and Archel Rolwing Events who put me in touch with other wonderful vendors and even gave us some gorgeous details to show off that would be great for any event! 

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Ladies, think about this kind of jewelry for your big day to stand out! you can even make a switch.  Start with pearls or something less bold and then change it out to something fun for the reception! A great way to have a few looks without having to change your dress completely. 

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The necklace above is from Stella & Dot was probably my favorite of the day, and i thought it matched the gorgeous little cake cookies in such a cute way! 

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The decor you see is from Archel Rolwing Events, i explained my vision to be more rustic, girly, and light colors and she did perfect to find pieces that fit my vision for this shoot! If you're looking for someone to help plan your event whether you need partial or full timing planning Archel is your girl! 

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want something different for your big day? these beautiful bracelets are still elegant with some extra chunk and cuteness!  

Below just one idea on how to seat your guests, using wine stoppers! 

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oh my! when Keri Dawn told me about these pie pops, i knew they'd be delicious. A perfect dessert for your event, different from the popular cake pop, matches those rustic weddings and seriously... delicious. yes i tried one and they're so adorable too! i was in love. 

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Here's the table we put together! using the cake cookies, pie pops, and a little of the decor to spark some ideas for your event! 

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I hope this post helps spark some ideas for your big day, giving you a few wonderful vendors that can help out, and maybe even a way you can show off that dress again! 

These vendors live in Vegas, but if you like what you see, contact them anyway, they'd love to help out even if you aren't living there! Happy Friday everyone! 

Thank you Archel Rolwing Events, Like, Yumm! A Confectionary Boutique, and Geneva for the Stella & Dot Jewelry 

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Nelson's Landing Las Vegas- Pin up portraits

Got back from another trip to Las Vegas, and while i was there i was so thrilled to photograph two amazing women! Meet Shoshanna, we went out to Nelson's Landing for some pin-up style portraits.

It was my vision to find someone like this and i can't believe how perfect she was! I wanted a bridal style still keeping it more casual mostly to encourage all of you ladies out there to book a trash the dress (yes without trashing it) session! They're so fun, and aside from the wedding day or special event that you wear that fun dress, there aren't a lot of photographs of just you in it and what a way to decorate your walls and wear it again!

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pure perfection. Shoshanna brought this cherry dress, veil, heels and had gorgeous tattoos to add to this look. YES PLEASE! Hair and Makeup by Missy you have to check out her work! This location was so much fun!   

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i wanted some colorful cupcakes to go along with this look, i thought these were so cute and a fun detail for an event too! i got these from Gimme Some Sugar who just opened up their new storefront in Henderson and it's just lovely! i love how yummy dessert is now a part of decor! 

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oh my gosh. i was beyond ecstatic when i found this dress while shopping around in New Mexico. I've been searching for a reasonably priced tulle skirt and came across this! we added her red belt, and she rocked it!

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can you tell she's done this a few times before ;) i'm usually pretty bossy, but as soon as we started, she knew how to give me different looks and move her body to look best... so my job was easy!

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i always adore these shoots, not only do i get to have an adventure and capture some beautiful photographs for them to treasure; these let me get to know you, encourage you, and let you see just how beautiful you are. 

i hope a few of you are interested in booking a session and using that special dress again along with me capturing your beauty!   so book now! 

i also want to thank Laura Jouret, she helped me find this hot lady! 

Adventure at Nelson's Landing

We've been incredibly blessed the last few weeks for quality time together and fun adventures, even though we spend the other time together cleaning and making the garbage man upset with way too much junk. oops.
 
Neither of us have been to Nelson's Landing, and i can't believe i haven't as a photographer, i'm ashamed. It was a fun, even though from our house it takes about 1.5 hours to get there. We had a little over an hour to shoot before the sun went down and we're already planning our next trip there. Murphy and Conner did pretty good even getting distracted by every plant and thing around them. 
Yes, we dress up, wore some bow ties, here are a few of our faves!

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here's a secret revealed. mine is actually a hair clip. 
it's just who we are to be silly, even if the puppies can't pay attention. but who can blame them?- to get them to look at a camera on a stand is tough. 
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brandon and i can't get enough of murphy in the right hand photo below. i was having them do tricks, murphy twirls and conner dances. Murphy looks so incredibly happy, we laugh so hard every time we look at it. silly face. 
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have i mentioned how happy it makes me that Brandon is willing to go along with all the craziness i come up with? An adventure with my boys, time together and photos too?- yup it's my perfection. 
What do you do with your significant other for fun? Any dates or as we call them, adventures that you love to do together? 
i hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into the (fun part) of our weekend together, and our whole family in bow ties. i have more fun projects in mind, so now to find those models!