Of Quiet & Strength

If it isn't already apparent, I am severely behind on updating here  A few months ago, I came down with a pretty bad case of pneumonia.  It seemed to last for forever, and while I shot through it (no, I am not hardcore; just a bit over-dedicated much to my body's dismay), I did finally take some time to rest up -- and during that time, while images were of course still delivered to clients, blogging and social media were shoved into the background.

Since returning to health, my focus has been on ensuring I take some time each week to take care of myself, to get fit, to grow more strong.   Part of this dovetails into yoga, which helps so much with strengthening more than my physical self -- it helps me to center the mental and spiritual side as well.  That's a tangent that I can talk about for hours -- so I will just sum up by saying that now that I am working toward living a more balanced life, I will finally be working on properly catching up on my blog and social media outlets so that I can show off some of the awesome love I've had the honor of documenting so far this year!

Thank you so much for bearing with me during the quiet time :)

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer - WHY Ranch - Britany & Kevin

Once a year, photographers from the ends of the earth flock to Vegas for WPPI, a major wedding & portrait photography conference.  During this time, we get the opportunity to shoot some pretty amazing areas and styled shoot-outs -- one of which, this year, was WHY Ranch, which is a working ranch right in Las Vegas.  Britany & Kevin were our outstanding couple, and although they were married last year, they smooch & walk together, still absolutely in love.  Britany is actually an amazing photographer herself, her husband Kevin a ranger who fights fire!  They were fantastic to photograph (I mean, who doesn't want to photograph another photographer?!) and absolutely the sweetest!

Venue: WHY Ranch * Coordination: Kristen Joy Davis & Weddings and Events By Emily • Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 * Florist: Layers of Lovely • Cake: Peridot Sweets * Invitations & Paper: Open Ink Stand • Wedding Gown: Fit For A Bride Glamour Studio * Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid • Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer - Danielle & Drew

Danielle is from London, Drew is from the States, and yet, here they are together in the Las Vegas desert doing an engagement photography styled shoot with one another.  They actually met, if you can believe it, doing humanitarian work in Nepal.  What?!?  At some point, they figured out they were in love, and Danielle is in Las Vegas on a visa for a few months... and when hers runs out, Drew is leaving Vegas to go on more adventures with her!  Their plan is to travel & start the Camino de Santiago & raise money for #Nepal.  It's great to see such a wonderful, loving couple who put giving back to the world high on their list of priorities and wants.  Looking forward to following their adventures!

Styling & Coordination: Emily Santome • Hair & Makeup: Heather Bruner (Venom Salon)