I met this beautiful bride three years ago when her cousin (one of my class of 2013 senior models) told me she would be a great fit for my team. And she was! Little did I know that between these two cousins, I would end up photographing not only their senior portraits, but become their family photographer, capturing their cousins as well for senior portraits, engagements, bridal portraits, and now my third wedding for this wonderful family. So getting to photograph Keely and Jonathon’s wedding made my heart full!
About Keely and Jonathon- firstly, if you haven’t noticed…they’re pretty much a model couple. Like, really great looking couple here! They are both crazy ambitious people who work hard so they can take time off to travel and appreciate God’s great world. I have no doubt that they will be each others greatest supporter, cheerleader, and confidant. I love that they somehow manage to have this wonderful balance of old and new about them. While their wedding was pretty modern from the rings to the decor, they also have this edge of old-fashioned, rat-pack spunk about them that is mystifying. Maybe it’s the way Jonathon holds out his hand to help Keely around, or the way he leans in for the dramatic dip, or perhaps it’s that they both look like they could step out of an old black and white film at any moment. I’m not sure it’s even intentional, but they have that air of classiness about them for sure!
We started with a first look and bridal session just a couple days before their wedding. It was wicked hot (August in the desert ya’ll) but they managed it beautifully and it didn’t deter them at all from showing their love and affection for each other. On Saturday, August 12th, they got married for Time and All Eternity in the Las Vegas LDS Temple, surrounded by close family and friends. After their Temple ceremony, they headed out to a beautiful Country Club where they took part in a ring ceremony, exchanging letters of love, and being serenaded by the talents of their friends. It was a lovely tribute to their new union before the dinner and dancing started up. There were also some pretty awesome toasts made by Jonathan’s brother and Keely’s dad, that had the room laughing and crying at the same time. The night was filled with hugs, laughter, and lots of love, and I’m so grateful I got to be a part of it all.
Keely & Jonathon, I wish you eternal happiness together. May you always have a passion for the world, and for each other. *hugs* Rey
Florals: The Front Porch Flowers
Second Shooters: Rachel Garcia (Brilliant Imagery) & Monica Dominquez (MD Photography)
Venues- Wedding: Las Vegas LDS Temple; Reception: Anthem Country Club