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Aviation Trash the Dress

Johnnie is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. For the past two years he has traveled across the globe to fly in air shows for millions of spectators. And the love of his life, Angela, has been right there with him. So it’s safe to say: Flying has played a huge role in their lives together.

After some brainstorming, we came up with the idea of doing an Amelia Earhart-esque style vintage aviation shoot in the middle of the Nevada desert.

The plane in the first image is a P-51 Mustang – one of Johnnie’s favorite vintage airplanes and one that he had the opportunity to fly alongside during many of his air shows.

I grew to love Johnnie and Angela when photographing their wedding way back in December of 2008 so I was stoked when Johnnie wrote to tell me they were returning to Vegas and he wanted to suprise Angela with a trash the dress to celebrate their 2-year wedding anniversary. It was awesome being able to both catch up on everything and capture them again at this new stage in their lives. They are bidding adieu to air shows and are starting their next adventure together in South Korea (where Johnnie’s now stationed for work). Angela even keeps an awesome photo-blog where they document all their travel and adventures.

Couldn’t resist doing my happier take on the iconic cinematography of Robert Burks in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “North by Northwest” (1959).

  • July 6, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Jeanna Hayes - Oh my gosh, this is freakin’ AMAZING!!!! I love your style so much, and what a fantastic shoot!

  • July 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    Lynne Holdeman - Absolutely Epic Chelsea!

  • July 6, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Jason - GREAT shots Chelsea! Gotta love our Air Force ;)

  • July 6, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Danielle - Beautiful!! Chelsea, these pictures are gorgeous. Your photos are always incredible. And AJ looks absolutely stunning! I love them!

  • July 7, 2011 - 5:04 am

    Adam - Absolutely amazing photos!

  • July 7, 2011 - 5:33 am

    Chanie - What an awesome idea- they all look amazing and it is so fitting!! love it!

  • July 7, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Karolien - Absolutely amazing pictures!!! Job well done :)

  • July 8, 2011 - 9:38 am

    Jennie Green - What amazing pictures. Very iconic!

  • July 8, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Suzi Lighten - OH MY GOODNESS – Chelsea, these are fantastic! THE PLANE – how cool is that!!!! :)

  • July 9, 2011 - 6:48 am

    Uncle John - Awesome photography work – Very cute model too – I mean Angie – Not Johnnie !!!! :-)

  • July 9, 2011 - 7:32 am

    Julie - LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

  • July 9, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Martita Green - Very creative! Both models are so beautiful and the photography work is outstanding.

  • July 9, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Barbara Davies - Absolutely AWESOME photos. Your so creative and your photography is a work of art.

  • July 10, 2011 - 7:44 am

    jorge mario - realmente impresionante, ambos se ven muy bien, felicidades!!

  • July 10, 2011 - 8:02 am

    Janet Smith - Amazing photos from an amazing photographer! Amazing couple!! Proud MOM!!!

  • July 10, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    Emily - Absolutely love this session Chels!!

  • July 10, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    John Green - The pictures are truly beautiful! Makes me want to go back in time and be a pilot too, but I’ve no regrets for a past that produced such a great son and daughter-in-law!!
    All of our love . . .

  • July 10, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Ashley Thayer - I love the photos!

  • July 10, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Denisse Lam - Love love the pics!!!! When I see these pictures I can’t help but think of Top Gun…. Amazing pics and amazing couple!

  • July 11, 2011 - 7:58 am

    Liza Carrillo - I think these pictures reflect how well the couple is now created a bond and how they have grew together as a couple.

    The pictures are amazing! Congratulations to the awsome photographer and the beautiful couple, love cousin Liza

  • July 11, 2011 - 9:26 am

    Kat Forsyth - Totally frikkin COOL. Man, your work is still so awesome after all these years I’ve been following it. I completely love you!

  • July 11, 2011 - 11:15 am

    Alexander Mo - God, that Alfred Hitchcock one is absolutely stunning/breathtaking/classic/phenomenal. You raise the bar every time with each new shoot.

  • July 12, 2011 - 4:15 am

    Lynn - The pictures are unique and interesting. What a wonderful way to capture the memories. Your friend in PA> LYNN

  • July 12, 2011 - 6:38 am

    Juan Carlos and Meropi - EStupendas fotos. Muy buen tema.
    Felicidades por su segundo aniversario.
    Carrillo Charitonos’

  • July 17, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    joe smith - beautiful pictures”’beautiful couple—-from a proud father-father in law!

  • July 18, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Jessica B - These are so awesome!! What fantastic clients!!!!

  • July 25, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Letty - What a nice couple!!!! beautiful pictures, so professional!!

    Me encanta verlos tan enamorados muchà!!

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