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Two people I absolutely adore, Suzi and Terrence, celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary this past month!

To celebrate they planned a little shoot and romantic vow renewal at the dry lakebed. It was a beautiful day filled with many sweet surprises, and a whole lot of love!

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Suzi and Terrence got ready at the Westin Lake Las Vegas where they shared a private First Look.

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I loved that the kids were also involved. Here the girls are surprising their dad with a special gift.

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Afterward we were off to desert! Suzi and Terrence traveled in style with this beautiful blue vintage Chevy Corvair – thanks to their friend Kevin at LED Unplugged!

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For the renewal they shared special words they wrote for each other – about their their love for one another and journey together over the last 10 years. It was beautiful and intimate. Their love is very inspiring. <3

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This was such a wonderful day & I can’t wait for the video by Lighten Films (especially for those vows!)

S+T: Congrats again on 10 Years together! Love you both & wish you nothing but happiness, joy and love for the next ten! :-)

CREDITS: Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Videography: Lighten Films  • Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702   • Vintage Car: LED Unplugged   •  Groom’s suit: Tuxedo Junction

I’m excited to share that Jackie and George are expecting a wonderful baby boy any day now! To celebrate this special time in their lives, we got together for a cozy winter maternity session in the beautiful Las Vegas desert with the dry lake and mountains as our backdrop.

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J+G: Congrats you two!! I had so much fun getting to know you guys and am so happy I was able capture this amazing time in your lives. You have incredible spirits and I know you’re going to be the best parents! Baby Eddie is very blessed. :-) I can’t wait to see him once he arrives!

Tiffany and Landon - Las Vegas Wedding Proposal

It’s a rare occasion that Debbie and Will’s family is all together, so they decided to celebrate with a family photo-session while their children were home to visit. But in addition to family photos, Debbie and her son Landon were scheming up a very special surprise. They came up with the idea to use the photo-shoot as a way doing a secret proposal for Landon’s girlfriend Tiffany.

While we planned everything out together, Landon took every precaution to keep the proposal a surprise – from waiting until Tiffany was out of the house to chat about details to coming up with a secret code phrase, ‘Red Elephant’.  On the day of, after I brought the two of them into the space I wanted I told Tiffany to look away off into the distance as if there was a ‘Red Elephant’ standing there. She laughed and said “What?” And as she turned back around, Landon was down on one knee opening a special little box. She said, yes!

The day was full of happy tears, smiles and loads of laughter. I loved being a part of such an incredible occasion and spending the morning with this amazing family. So without further ado, meet the Derentzs – Aley, Landon, Tiffany, Debbie, Will, Luke, Kaitlyn and Adam:

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Now for the big moment…Tiffany and Landon - Las Vegas Wedding ProposalTiffany and Landon - Las Vegas Wedding Proposal

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Landon’s family decorated their getaway limousine:

Tiffany and Landon - Las Vegas Wedding ProposalTiffany and Landon - Las Vegas Wedding ProposalCheers to the happy couple. :-) Congrats you two!

xo
Chelsea Nicole

Today I get to introduce the fabulous girls of Scheme Events – Tara, Traci and Rissa!

I love these girls and when they first reached out to ask if I could photograph them for their new site, I knew we had to plan something as fun and lively as they are.

Something that sets Scheme apart from other planners is their eye for, and love of, the design aspect of a wedding. I love this about them, so I came up with several ideas that reflected who they are and what they do.

Of course, with a name like Scheme, you can just picture them coming up with all sorts of ideas for weddings. So I had this idea for a giant chalkboard backdrop FILLED with wedding-related inspiration. Scheme contacted caricature artist, Jessica of Girl Who Drew You who took the idea to the next level with her beautiful drawings! Big thanks also goes to Megan at Makeup in the 702 for rocking the hair and makeup, and to my Jayse for coming along and assisting!

Part 2 of our shoot was outdoors at the lovely Springs Preserve:

Tara, Rissa and Traci: Thanks for a day of fun and laughter! I had a blast with you guys! :-)

Kristen & Stephen came out from South Carolina for their 2-year anniversary celebration. As a super sweet anniversary gift, Stephen put together a couple’s shoot for them downtown at the Neon Boneyard! And it was such a treat to be a part of it! These two have that perfect balance of sweet and spunky that make them a blast to photograph. In addition, Stephen’s the talent behind Blackmon Photography (click here to check out some of his awesome work), and if you’ve followed my blog you’d know how much I LOVE working with other photographers and creative types!

Here’s a few teaser photos from our time together:

Did I mention that they were also super stylish? I loved Kristen’s dress and adorable Anthropologie necklace!
We found this awesome little “B” for Blackmon…

S + K: Congrats on 2 years together! It was really awesome getting to know and photograph you guys! Be sure to keep in touch and look me up if you’re ever back in town – whether it be for a photo-conference or for play. :-)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine’s day approaching, I knew I just had to do a themed couples shoot to celebrate! And this fab couple, Larissa & Staford were up for anything and totally perfect for it. The inspiration for their candy-colored photo-shoot came from the classic heart-shaped Valentine’s candies we all know and love, Sweethearts!

To start things off, we went to the The Pottery Shop in Town Square. Big thanks to Liz for letting us take a few photos in her adorable shop!

Then we headed to the dry lakebed for a bit of outdoor fun with balloons!

L + S: You two are so cute together. :-) Thanks for a super fun time and for letting your inner kids loose with me! Hope you two have a wonderful Valentine’s day today!