Every year I end up at the annual WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) conference in Las Vegas. Since moving back to Texas, I still make the pilgrimage in February to Las Vegas to see the expo and learn as much as I can during the 3 days. This year I will only be attending the expo since I am taking a trip into Utah with my bestie and shooting an engagement session in the Utah sand dunes... soooo exciting!
This Houston couple and I lucked out! While I was transitioning between Texas and Las Vegas, I was able to shoot their wedding when I happened to be going back to finish off my remaining sessions for 2015. Torey told me all about their Houston destination wedding to Vegas they had planned at the Wedgewood Wedding and Events Center at Stallion Mountain. I couldn't believe Laura was super busy juggling law school all while planning a wedding, but it all came together beautifully for their day! We met in Houston to go over all of the details and get to know them a bit better before their trip.
This was sadly was my last high school senior photography session for the class of 2015, but we had the chance to go out one more time this year to Nelson's Landing after a massive rain storm the day before would have made the dry lake bed a mud bath... or so we thought! Either way we stuck to the plan and shot around the ghost town until the sun set behind the canyon walls.
Hands down I think the dry lake bed is my favorite location for the Vegas area, but this was my first shoot there for senior pictures. Avea definitely rocked her shoot... especially when I found out about being in cheer in the past when I asked her to jump for one of the shots. I didn't expect this petite girl to launch off the lake bed like she had springs in her bare feet.
I love how every destination elopement to Las Vegas is different from the next. Ameera and Michael decided to run off to Vegas to elope and have a shoot in their amazing attire the next day around the Strip for a few hours. They want to have a very large wedding and saving up for it in a couple of years, but decided they couldn't wait to officially tie the knot and have some time together. Ameeras blush bridal gown was amazing and made of Faille fabric. I truly had never seen anything like it before.