traveling around phoenix arizona

Part II from our trip to Phoenix, Arizona…

I’ve never been to Phoenix before so I did a lot a research on where to stay at, where to eat at, where to go etc. The majority of the information I obtained was through pinterest & the show called Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. I chose The Clarendon Hotel because of their typeface & the vibrant colors… haha! It’s so very mid century – palm springs chic, I LOVED it! I also loved the convenience of it being in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Definitely staying there again! Ok now onto the food… I swear, everywhere we went it was AMAZING! The Duce had really yummy pecan french toast, mac and cheese muffins, & my fav fav was the pie with ice cream that came in a cute little jar! Wine country french toast at Perk Eatery in Scottsdale, AZ was so good, I wanted more! Breakfast at Matt’s Big Breakfast was delish… only thing I didn’t like was that they charge you for extra syrup, WTF?! Anyway, we ate dinner & breakfast at Gallo Blanco… BEST PLACE EVER! We kept trying to convince them to open up a restaurant here in Vegas. I’m still salivating over their flapjacks OMG!

So one thing about Phoenix I had to be cautious of was taking pictures. One lady yelled at me, another lady wanted me to fork over money. It was so weird. Being used to living in touristy Las Vegas, I assumed it was ok to take photos anywhere I went. HA, wrong!

vintage las vegas wedding photographer neon museum

kristen + matt

location: Neon Museum | makeup: Celina Rodriguez

vintage las vegas wedding photography | neon museum | rachel + paul part II

It’s definitely a lot of fun & different to have your elopement ceremony held in front of vintage Las Vegas signs. The Neon Museum is certainly one of my favorite outdoor wedding venues that’s “totally Vegas!” I cannot wait until they open up their second boneyard location!

vintage downtown las vegas

vintage motel/hotel signs, mid century colors, palms trees, trash. i love downtown Las Vegas.

vintage downtown las vegas wedding at the neon boneyard | shelby + keith

Shelby & Keith are both from Seattle, WA & flew out to Vegas during March Madness to have their fun & colorful wedding at The Neon Museum with friends. After the ceremony, we walked around downtown Las Vegas on fremont street, drinking yard drinks, checking basketball scores, & laughing hysterically at the drugged out dancers, haha!

ceremony location: Neon Museum | reception location: downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street | florist: Opal Floral | dress: Melissa Sweet at David’s Bridal | makeup: Kate at The Cosmopolitan | hair adornments: David’s Bridal | bridal heels: Audrey Brooke | groom’s attire: J Crew | groom’s tie: Nordstrom | transportation: Omni Limo

developed + scanned by Little Film Lab

nelsons landing

nelsons landing, meggan blake, desert life, and expired film that i messed up on.

developed + scanned + color corrected by Little Film Lab

stylish country western las vegas engagement photography | sarah & heath

This nelson ghost town engagement session puts a different spin on your vintage country western themed photographs. Sarah & Heath are such an outlaw stylish couple & I knew their interpretation of a Bonnie & Clyde inspired shoot with their own guns was going to be crazy & amazingly beautiful! The desert, wide brimmed & cowboy hats, vintage props & jeffrey campbells… definitely my ideal engagement session. Looking forward to photographing your wedding in September xo!

east las vegas on 35mm

cheap point & shoot camera, shawna, her vintage collection, & the east side of las vegas

vintage Wes Anderson inspired wedding | Laura & Brad

Laura & Brad had their ceremony at one of my favorite “secret” outdoor locations in Las Vegas. I’m still swooning over that beautiful desert light & the vintage Wes Anderson inspired props!

ceremony location: Red Rock Canyon State Park, NV | officiant: Jimmy Mac | vintage rentals and prop styling: Nostalgia Resources | florist: I Do Wedding Flowers | hair stylist & flower crown: Amy Lara from Square Colour Salon | bridal heels: purple satin Kate Spade glitter bow heels |  groom’s clothing designer: Ralph Lauren

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