Rebecca + James - Nelson Ghost Town Elopement - Nelson, Nevada

I love elopements. Something about them pulls at the heartstrings...and when a sparkly dress is thrown in the mix I kinda go nuts. Rebecca + James have known each other for over 12 years, and knew they wanted to make their wedding day a private, personal ceremony. Other than the officiant (she's fantastic btw), I was the only other person there and had the honor of being a witness. Yeah, extremely cool. 

Even though I was meeting Rebecca + James in person for the first time, the location was very familiar to me. It's a little off the beaten path, but hands down one of my favorite places to shoot in Nevada. We used the last little bit of sunlight to explore the area before the newlyweds drove back to Vegas for a nice meal. 

Prep Location: The Bellagio || Ceremony: Nelson Ghost Town || Hair + Makeup: Amelia C & Co, Las Vegas ||  Dress Designer: Rachel Gilbert || Florist: Floral 2000 || Officiant: Angie Kelly - Peachy Keen Unions ||

Laura + Jake - Green Gables Estate - San Marcos, California

Laura + Jake's wedding was my first wedding of 2015! Their wedding day was such a relaxed event, surrounded by friends and family at Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos. Surrounded by so much lush green, it made the extra warm day seem just a little cooler. Congratulations you two!  

Venue: Green Gables Wedding Estate | Flowers: Flowers by Erin | DJ: My DJ's | Hair + Makeup: Make Me Up Summer

Heidi + Jason - Engagement Session - San Juan Capistrano, California

Heidi + Jason choose one of my favorite spots in Southern California for their engagement session; the beautiful San Juan Capistrano Mission. Not only does this spot provide soooo many cool and unique backdrops/textures, but it's down the road from a flower field! Heidi and Jason are getting married this September in Oceanside and I'm so excited to see what they come up with next!