fun vintage desert elopement photography | downtown vegas elopement photographer

Fran + Matt

Officiant & Florist: Flora Pop | donuts: O Face Doughnuts | downtown las vegas photo location: North Gallery at Neon Museum

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.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: GABY J PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORIST: BUD & VINE | VENUE: HISTORIC FIFTH STREET SCHOOL | WEDDING DRESS: BHLDN | WEDDING SHOES AND NECKLACE: ANTHROPOLOGIE | BRACELET: FREE PEOPLE | GARTER: NESTINA ACCESSORIES | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: FREE PEOPLEANTHROPOLOGIE | FLOWER GIRL DRESS: JEN’S PIRATE BOOTY | GROOM’S SUIT: JOHN VARVATOS | GROOM’S SHOES: ALDO | TIE CLIP: THE CRAFTY STORE | RING BEARER’S OUTFIT: H&M | RING BEARER’S BOW TIE: LE BEAU TIE | CATERER: MEMPHIS BBQ | WEDDING CAKE: FREED’S BAKERY | CAKE TOPPER: MICHIEMAY | BARTENDING: LIQUID COURAGE | DJ: DJ DEMARIO | RENTALS: RSVP PARTY RENTALS | RING PILLOWS: SCOUT & WHISTLE | WALL HANGINGS FOR BACKDROP: SOÑADORA | WEDDING INVITATIONS: KELLI MURRAY | PHOTO BOOTH: SMASHBOOTH

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.

southern nevada desert wedding photography

abigail + robert

romantic zion engagement photography | utah engagement photographer

kali & shai

outdoor engagement location: Zion National Park in Utah