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When I discovered that Autumn and Brian’s all-time favorite thing to do as a couple is taking road-trips to explore the world (they have seen almost all the of U.S. and Canada together), I couldn’t wait to play it up a little in their trash the dress photo-shoot! They also love visiting the national parks while traveling from place-to-place. In their 5 years together they’ve been to over 100 national parks across the country – from California to their home-state Colorado to Florida’s everglades. So for our location it was only fitting that we explore one of Las Vegas’s treasures, Red Rock Canyon National Park!

We also incorporated a fun “road-trip” theme for some of the shots. What better way than cruising through the mountains in a red mustang convertible!
Autumn was looking stunning in her Oleg Cassini wedding gown…

A+B: Thanks for an amazing day, for being up-for-anything and rockin’ it out in the Vegas heat with me! I had so much fun with you guys. :-)

Meet Kristen & Marlon:

Kristen and Marlon came out from New York City for an intimate Las Vegas wedding with close family. We got together the next day for a day-after trash the dress session downtown.

These two are easy going and up-for-anything, which made hanging out and exploring the streets with them a total blast. And I think the photos we captured really show their chemistry and love for each other.

I love their retro style! Kristen was rockin’ a beautiful feather headpiece and Marlon a vintage skinny tie.

They were also sporting some awesome converse shoes!

K & M: You two are so perfect together. :-) Congrats again on tying the knot!!

**This engagement shoot was featured on Destination Inspirations!

Hope everyone’s enjoying their Saturday night! Jayse and I are ready to cuddle up for a movie-night in. :-) But before we do I just had to share a little sneak peek of the shoot I’m working on:

More to come very soon!

Meet Cara and Nathaniel: a super sweet, laid-back couple from Canada who came out to celebrate their wedding here in Vegas. Cara booked me to capture some cool couples images of her and Nathaniel while they were in town for the wedding. And when I found out that she’s an avid knitter (and even has her own blog dedicated towards all her latest knitting projects – Reckless Glue), I couldn’t resist playing it up in our trash the dress session! You see, I absolutely love doing themed shoots (themed engagement sessions, day-after, trash the dress sessions, you name it.. I can’t get enough) or just adding a few unexpected elements that are unique to my couples. I love that it makes things much more personal. :-)

Cara & NathanielCara & NathanielCara & NathanielCara & NathanielCara & NathanielCara made Nathaniel a skinny black tie to match with his outfit for the shoot. I loved the knit hearts – such an adorable little touch.
Cara & NathanielNathaniel plays in several bands and collects punk and garage singles. So as a little prop he brought along an issue of his favorite magazine, Ugly Things, all about sixties garage bands. And Cara rocked a copy of Knitting for Dummies! Minus the desert backdrop, this is exactly how they can be found in their free-time – Cara with her knits and Nathaniel chillin’ with a good magazine.Cara & NathanielCara & Nathaniel

**Click out more images from this shoot featured on Ruffled!!

Here’s a few more photos from Kerri’s trash the dress in New Orleans!


During my shoots I often like to go to a location and have fun just exploring the little hidden wonders it has to offer. It’s my way of keeping things fresh and fun. These next couple images were photographed in a little alley-way on one of the backstreets. You could barely see it from the street and we almost just walked right by.




We had so much fun! And that’s not all – Graveyard images are still to come!  Thanks Kerri for being absolutely gorgeous and daring with our crazy locations!

While in New Orleans, Jayse and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kerri and David to photograph Kerri’s trash the dress! We had quite the time exploring NOLA and of course, causing a bit of mischief – including breaking into a creepy old cemetery at night!

I’m so excited to share some of their images with you! But in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come…