Okay how much fun is it to take a super cute real-life newlywed couple, a hilariously fun (and tremendously talented) husband-and-wife photography team, and create a themed photo shoot (styled by yours truly), IN VEGAS? Since most of my images are Bay Area and Napa Valley related, I thought it was time to broaden my portfolio to show my “Vegas-y” side. Thank goodness for photographers Josh and Jen who were willing to collaborate and create something fun for all.
Our real life Bride and Groom, Tara and Tim were a hoot, and up for anything. They let us drag them all around Vegas, from the iconic “Welcome” sign, to the Bellagio on The Strip, to fun and funky downtown at sunset. All in gale-force winds, I might add. (Kuddos to Makeup in the 702 who made sure Tara’s hair stayed gorgeous through it all).
During the shoot, the gorgeous Bride, Tara, told me how much she loved the style I had created for the shoot, from the clothing to the flowers, the groom’s hat, and the simple dress and birdcage veil. Had they not felt “obligated” to have the big, traditional family wedding, she confided, this style was exactly what she would have chosen.
Well, hoping the newlyweds enjoy their ‘extra’ wedding photos, in a way the did get to have it just how they wanted… the only thing missing was Elvis.