Weddings you get to photograph that involve your good friends are always the best. Nick and Ashleigh are two storm chase tour operators (Extreme Tornado Tours) and I love them to pieces. They asked me to shoot their wedding at the Cape Ray Hilton last winter and of course I couldn’t wait. Lots of other chaser friends showed up and it was a blast. Even had an “after party” at a mansion where Nick did some DJ-ing and there was carne asada. Couldn’t ask for much more!
I’ve shot about four weddings in Las Vegas now and every one of them is unique and fun. One thing in common though: They are all laid back and chill. I think people go to Vegas to party, and usually these weddings consist of a smaller group of people which makes the day super easy.
Heck, on this day the bride and her father had to sorta make me sit down and take a break, something I’m not great at! Gotta love that.
The reception was a simple, family style dinner with belly dancers at a Marrakech restaurant. Loved it!
The first time I met JP and Hanna, it was a stormy day and it was engagement photo time. They were amazing though…an umbrella just in case but they braved the weather, smiled and laughed the entire time and I knew right away these were two special people.
This past July was their wedding. In Montana. At Flathead Lake. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to get married. But as is the theme when we get together, storms were around. My fault? Maybe…but on this day, the weather proved less hassle and instead put on a rainbow show that allowed us to capture some incredible images of the couple just after the ceremony. Rain on your wedding day isn’t always a bad thing!
I brought my buddy Jay Worsley along, who did video and second shot for me (please hang in until the end of this blog to watch his epic teaser from this wedding!). We both had such an amazing time exploring the area and just being a part of this family event. Everyone was so kind and warm to us, we truly felt like part of the day. Darci from Greenwood Events put on a fantastic event, accounted for the weather and everything went off without a hitch.
JP and Hanna…there aren’t enough words to thank you guys for trusting us with this. I know I teared up a few times during the day, but it was because of how genuine you guys are with everyone around you and especially each other. Loved being a part of this so much, I hope you enjoy these photos!
A wedding in a meadow west of Flagstaff. What could be better. Loved hanging with Kim and West on this day, not to mention working with NoBox Films and my pal Laura Opfel. Be sure to check out NoBox’s wedding trailer before for this one at the end of this blog.
There’s nothing as fun as two people who are completely and utterly devoted to each other. Best friends. So important to each other that no one else even matters. When I told Juliana it was time for her first look and asked if she was ready, she bolted out the door and it was everything I could do to keep up with her. It was so amazing to see and to be part of it…well…I wont soon forget it.
I love my clients. I feel that somehow I always end up with the best people. And this wedding was no different. A small, intimate day up in Sedona at the beautiful Tlaquepaque resort. A tiny chapel where everyone had to squeeze in. So awesome. And a ridiculously gorgeous spot for the reception in a little courtyard. Even in the middle of summer, it felt wonderful outside and the day was full of joy.
I want to thank Juliana and Daniel for allowing me to capture their day. Also to my buddy Jeff Ambrose for his normal high-class work in assisting me. Hope you enjoy these photos!