Jayden & Charlie – Bridal Session

Most of my clients op for a pre-wedding bridal shoot with first look, but Jayden and Charlie wanted to see each other for the first time at their actual wedding (click here to see their wedding day).  So when they got back from their honeymoon, we had this beautiful POST wedding bridal shoot! I love separate bridal shoots because we can get a little more creative on time and location, and the couple is usually a little more relaxed together.

I just love these two, the way they look at each other with such tenderness makes me swoon. Some couples you just know were meant to be together, and these two are for sure. *sigh*

Hair: Becca Houston

Bouquet: Layers of Lovely

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Jayden & Charlie – Red Rock Country Club Wedding

Probably 90% of the weddings I photograph are my former High School Seniors who get engaged. I can’t begin to express what an honor this is for me. The only problem is that I bawl like a baby every single time. Especially when they’re so darn sweet on each other like Jayden and Charlie. Their whole day was magical from start to finish. The Red Rock Country Club was a beautiful location for the event, and every detail was managed with perfection. All of the florals, provided by Layers of Lovely, were gorgeous pale pink and white peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus, and the bouquet was an absolute dream!

Jayden’s cousins, her best friend, and her new sister in law, were her bridesmaids, and they spent the better half of the morning helping each other get ready for the big event. There were so many beautiful, emotional moments throughout the day, some favorites being when the groom’s momma presented the bride with an heirloom gift, and the tender moments of the bride’s own momma helping her get ready.

Capturing the ceremony always involves tears for me, especially when the groom has a tearful and beautiful reaction to his bride. And needless to say, Charlie didn’t disappoint.  That man sure loves his woman. The ceremony took place outdoors against the backdrop of the lovely golf course, and was flawlessly officiated by Reverend  Kymberli.

Right after the ceremony, guests were taken back inside for a cocktail and h’ordeuvres hour while we photographed the gorgeous bridal party and then the bride and groom for their first portraits as official husband and wife. (See their post wedding bridal session here.) These two have an awesome big family now, and I love how everyone came together with hugs and love as if they were related by blood and not marriage.

The reception brought more tears in the form of the first dance, father daughter dance, and a beautiful speech from the bride’s dad. There were lots of laughs provoked by the best man speech, and the shoe game, and of coarse, all the single ladies and guys diving for the bouquet and garter tosses. Dinner was all out and delicious and followed by a beautiful and tasty cake from Las Vegas Custom Cakes. 

Now, I go to some weddings where the dance floor is hardly used, but at this wedding the dance floor was crowed from corner to corner with guests of all ages getting down. (I have to mention that the father of the bride, and mother of the groom can DANCE!) It was so much fun to watch everyone having such a great time!

Jayden and Charlie, thank you so very much for asking me to capture your day. All the details might have been beautiful, but it’s the love that you two have that made it absolutely perfect! I wish you a lifetime together of happiness and love!

xoxo Rey

Co-photographers: Rachel Garcia & Jamie Y

Venue: Red Rock Country Club Under the direction of Coordinator Gina Putnam

Flowers: Layers of Lovely

Officiant: Reverend Kymberli

Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes

Hair: Becca Houston

Makeup: Tavia Olsen

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Reid Temple Wedding & Bridals

On both their Bridal Session day and the Wedding Day, it was freezing cold with crazy sporadic weather. But that didn’t stop Alyssa and Nathan from enjoying their special moments. Nathan was so sweet, taking time to make sure Alyssa got warmed up in-between shots, and helping her around with her dress and shoes. It’s so wonderful to see two people in love, and there is nothing like a man smitten with his lady.

On the bridal session day, Alyssa brought along both her blessing and baptism dresses which was such a sweet, special idea. Now she will have a photograph of all three of her special white dresses to cherish forever.

On their wedding day, Nathan and Alyssa were surrounded by lots of family and good friends who came to the Las Vegas Temple to celebrate their marriage for Time and All Eternity. They had a really fun group of friends in their bridal party, and there were lots of laughs and love all around.

Many family members pitched in to help make everything perfect. Alyssa’s uncle hand- carved a box with the Las Vegas Temple on it for their rings, which was super special to Alyssa. Alyssa’s grandma helped alter her wedding dress, and many others helped with decor, flowers, and the luncheon. It was so wonderful to see everyone unified to help make the day extra special. They are truly blessed to have such wonderful family on all sides.

Nathan and Alyssa, I’m so grateful I got to be a part of your special day. I wish for you a strong, beautiful marriage, and may you always love and appreciate one another.

*hugs* Rey

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Jayden & Charlie – Fall Engagement Session

These two… Ah! So in love! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in April! I got to photograph Jayden a few years ago for her Senior photos and now she is engaged, and I’m so excited to not only photograph her again, but to meet her sweetheart Charlie! They are seriously the cutest! There is nothing like witnessing two people in love. The way they look at each other, the way they make each other smile and laugh, and the way they are so thoughtful and considerate of each other. It’s the best.

Jayden and Charles, I can’t wait to see you two in April!
Love, Rey

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Lee Family – Christmas Card Mini Session

I just LOVE this adorable little family! I’ve had the pleasure of doing their portraits for a few years now, and these kids are among my faves to photograph. They’re not only adorable, but SO GOOD in front of the camera. I could photograph them all day long! Here’s a few shots from their Christmas Card Mini Session this year. Enjoy!

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