romantic las vegas desert engagement session

kate + frank

couches: Nostalgia Resources | hair + makeup: DollHeads

rustic destination vegas wedding in nelsons ghost town

jasmine + dan

location: Eldorado Nelson's Landing Ghost Town | officiant: Peachy Keen Unions | hair & makeup: Your Beauty Call | dress: Eloise by Anna Campbell | diy bouquet: Succulently Urban | groom's attire: Suit Supply in Las Vegas | bridal belt and hair adornment: Anna Campbell

las vegas desert wedding with flora pop and silver trailer

Had the honor of hosting a Las Vegas Desert Wedding giveaway with one of my favorite vendors, Flora Pop, alongside Silver Trailer on Little Vegas Wedding! The styling execution was phenomenal, the weather couldn't have been more perfect, our couple couldn't have been more sweeter & stylish.. our simple boho desert wedding was flawless!!

photographer: Gaby J Photography | florist, officiant, styling: Flora Pop | airstream trailer & styling: Silver Trailer | videographer: Manu Videaste | dress: Grace Loves Lace | bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo | groom's attire: Zara

las vegas boho senior photographer

Congrats, Sunnie on your graduation!

senior outfit: Free People

las vegas elopement photography

dorinda + david

wedding ceremony: The Wedding Chapel of Las Vegas

romantic desert arboretum wedding at springs preserve | las vegas wedding photographer

Kim + Jason

One of my favorite couples & wedding. Oh, so many pretty details!

las vegas wedding photographer: Gaby J Photography | assistant: Kristoff Lutchman | ceremony & reception location: Springs Preserve | florals: Layers of Lovely | wedding coordinator: The Wooden Trunk | cake: Peridot Sweets | makeup & hair: Kelly Moore of Smooth Brides | catering: Divine Events | live music: Curtis David | desert inspired wedding invitations: Wide Eyes Design | wedding dress: Allure Bridal

A little snippet from the bride...
Our Favorite Memory of the Day:
We didn’t have our first dance as we were both really shy to dance in front of everyone. As soon as the ceremony ended, our photographer led us to a quiet spot in the garden to take first photos of us as husband and wife. All the rush and excitement we felt seeing our family and friends seemed to quiet down as we spend a few minutes alone together reminding ourselves how lucky we are today. The beauty of nature around us, birds chirping and soft wind blowing. That moment was so special and peaceful.
Our Advise to couples planning today:
Be resourceful and creative. Jason and I have done a lot DIY from the table center piece to the wedding favors. Our weekend consists of daily trips to Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Pinterest is also a great tool for inspiration and ideas. Enjoy your special day as we’ve been told once, the day will go by fast so have fun and don’t stress.
Inspiration behind the day:
The beautiful mountains of Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas were our inspiration for our wedding. We love the Desert Mountains, wild burrows and different native plants. We found the Springs Preserve as a perfect location.  The botanical gardens and our own personal decors in our venue provided that perfect combination of rustic and elegance we loved.
DIY Projects:
1. Instead of purchasing a pre made seating plan from a stationary store, we purchased an old barn window from a local vintage store and used it to write the guest names and table numbers with a white window marker. This gave a lovely personal touch.
2. Jason and I love hiking. While hiking, we collected pinecones at least a hundred of them. We used it for place card names at every table. We dusted each pine cones with gold glitter and MOD. It gave each guest table a woodsier elegant feel.
3. For our wedding favors, we bought small mason jars and filled it with cinnamon vanilla potpourri in each jar and wrap the top cover with a vintage mai print fabric and tied it with burlap. They smelled so nice in the wedding reception.

picnic in the desert with joshua trees

with the boyfriend..

vegas pop up styled desert wedding | dry lake beds destination wedding

Lisa + Jason

wedding stylist, florist, & officiant: Flora Pop | desert ceremony location: Dry Lake Beds | hair: Amy Mowat | donuts: O Face Doughnuts

indie desert vegas wedding | las vegas destination wedding photographer

Julianna + Philip

location: Southern Nevada desert |spritual secular ceremony performed by: Wanda's Weddings | chair rentals: RSVP party rentals

vintage vegas downtown elopement photography

Breanne + Michael

ceremony location: El Cid | officiant: Flora Pop | florist: Flora Pop | photo locations: downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street


tonopah and southern nevada desert on film

Day tripped with the bf to an old mining town, Tonopah, NV, to explore the haunted Clown Motel next to a cemetery.

indie elvis elopement | the little vegas chapel | neon museum

Karey + Ben

With a little bit of lady luck and a lot of unlimited love, with only two weeks notice and some help from Elvis, Karey's & Ben's (both from the UK) immediate families joined this unbeatable pair for their unforgettable Las Vegas elopement.

ceremony location: my favorite wedding chapel in Las Vegas, The Little Vegas Chapel | other photo locations: downtown Las Vegas, & vintage motels | Dress: Theia | Shoes: Steve Madden | Garter: Lillian Rose | Hair: cut and color 2 days prior in London by Debbie Woods at Salon Saco  | Tiara: bought in a vintage store in Budapest, Hungary | Groom's tie (martinis & cigars): Vineyard Vines | Groom's shoes: FRYE | Groom's suit: Indochino
More photos featured on Rock n Roll Bride! & on Karey's blog.

fun vintage desert elopement photography | downtown vegas elopement photographer

Fran + Matt

Officiant & Florist: Flora Pop | donuts: O Face Doughnuts |

stumptown coffee in portland on film

Stumptown Coffee Roasters from my trip to Portland, Oregon.

desert and indigo inspired wedding | valley of fire wedding photographer

Had the incredible opportunity to host a desert inspired wedding workshop with Little Film Lab & Jessica Burke at Valley of Fire during WPPI weekend. Everything was executed beautifully (even in the cold rain) thanks to an amazing talented team!

Hosts: Little Film Lab & Jessica Burke | assistants: Meggan Blake & Brian Saculles | desert location: Valley of Fire Overton, NV | creative stylist & planner: Amanda O'Shannessy | florist: Flower Story | Makeup & Hair: Amy Mowat & Ruby Finch | dresses: Lovely Bride | paper goods: Aerialist Letterpress | cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop | rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals & Nostalgia Resources | models: Khrystyana K & Kendra Lee

makers and finders dtlv coffee shop

Hanging with a couple of my favorite people at a cute little coffee shop called Makers & Finders in DTLV.

urban downtown las vegas engagement photographer

courtney + dave

las vegas free people wedding with boho details | historic fifth street school

morgan + erick

From the bride: "We went with a modern, natural look… minimal, indie-ish, boho. Our colors were mostly jewel-tones. We DIYed candles for our wedding favors! And our backdrop, my husband built out of old pallets, as well as our cake stand. Our wedding stood out from the crowd because of our location — though we were in Vegas, it just didn’t feel like you were in the middle of a big city. We used a lot of different greens for our table runners and arches, like ferns and different types of eucalyptus. For my bouquet, my focal point was a protea, the rest was dahlias, eucalyptus, and some other random things. My bridesmaids had the same bouquets minus the protea. My flower crown was eucalyptus and peonies. My favorite memory was our first look, it was very calming for me, and if we hadn’t done that, I think I would have lost it at the “altar.” Also, I loved our photobooth, so fun."

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? "Hmm, some advice, use all the help you can get! If you have the money, please do find an amazing photographer, it is worth it!! Every penny! Gaby, I can’t say enough good things about her. Also make sure to have a great support group, aka bridesmaids; they are what keeps you glued together through all the emotions."


Their wedding was also featured on Ruffled!

an afternoon in san francisco on film

Visited The Conservatory of Flowers, drank Stumptown brewed coffee, smelled fresh flowers from Farmgirl Flowers during an afternoon in San Francisco.