Steele Family Bridal Session – Alamo NV Wedding Photographer

These three beautiful people celebrated not only the union of Husband and Wife, but also the three of them as a family! You can see their story and wedding photos here. 

They opted for a post-wedding bridal shoot with their horses out in the rocks and desert of Alamo NV. Their family dynamic is a fun one, and watching them with their little guy makes my heart melt!

Taking portraits with one horse is tricky, but taking portraits with two horses and a toddler… these guys are angels for making it through! So here’s a special “thank you” shout out to Tony and his helpers for getting the horses ready and on location, and keeping them happy and in place! I think the results were worth it!

Thanks again Rebekah and Tony for choosing me to capture your sweet family!

*hugs* Rey

john jarrel - October 24, 2017 - 11:14 pm

Great pictures , neatest subjects,Family & Horses!!!!!!!!

Aunt Colleen - October 25, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Love these happy family. Tony and Bekka love all these pictures.

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Steele Wedding – Southern NV Wedding Photographer

Becca & Tony have a really cool story, it’s a bit long, so I’ll sum it up my best. They met years ago in college, became good friends but never dated. They went their separate ways, but a few years later, they met again by chance. Becca this time had a little one in tow named Emmett, and not only did Tony find himself smitten with Becca, but he and little Emmett connected as well. For the past couple years they have become a family, and on September 9th, they made it all official in a beautiful rustic ceremony in front of their closest family and friends.

The day started out with the girls getting ready at the local salon. A quaint little shop with two hair dressers and a manicurist hard at work to get the bride’s NINE bridesmaids put together for the big event. The ladies sipped on cocktails and shared stories and laughs while waiting their turn for the chair. Meanwhile the guys were at a nearby family member’s home “getting ready” in their own way. Engaging in cowboy talk, grilling steaks, and challenging each other to keg-stands!

After the the ladies were done at the salon, they headed to the venue where they got their makeup done and finished getting ready. Becca chose pink and Navy for her wedding colors, and paired up with gold accents, made for a wonderful pop of color against all the rustic wood and decor. One of her bridesmaids got matching shirts for all the ladies to wear while getting ready, including a custom shirt for the bride herself, with her wedding date and the words “I Do” stitched on the cuffs. There were lots of awesome little details here and there, and the Cowboy’s Dream bed & breakfast was the perfect backdrop for it all to unfold.

The bride’s mom and grandmother helped her into her dress and jewelry, and her grandpa (who is more like her father) was beaming from ear to ear when he saw her in her dress for the first time. Everyone was finally ready for showtime, including a sweet little flower girl, and their Emmett, the handsome little ring bearer. There were lots of tears as the bride was given away, and the three of them, the Bride, the Groom, and the Ring Bearer, stayed together for the ceremony as a unit, and officially a family. There weren’t too many dry eyes left in audience by the time it was over, and they were met with a lot of happy tears and hugs. Once that was done, it was time to celebrate! And these people know how to celebrate! There was a BBQ dinner complete with a sweet toast from the maid of honor, and a hilarious toast by the Best Man (oh, who by the way happens to be the identical twin of the groom!)

Cake cutting was a smash, literally, and once the bride and groom cleaned back up, they were presented on the dance floor as the new Mr & Mrs Steele. They danced as husband and wife, and also with their little guy. For the traditional father-daughter dance, Becca danced with her grandpa, who before Emmett and Tony, was the single most important man in her life. The look of pride on his face was beautiful, and it was hard for me to not cry behind the camera! Tony danced with his momma for the mother-son dance, and then everyone hopped on the dance floor with some of the most amazing swing dancing (these Country folk know how to get down) I’ve seen in a while. Somewhere in the middle of everything, little Emmett presented Tony with a surprise gift, a custom belt that was specially made for his daddy. There wasn’t a dull moment the rest of the night as beers flowed, belts loosened, and everyone began to put their boots to use with all kinds of dancing including swing dancing, slow dancing, line dancing, hip hop dancing, and even a little bit of lap dancing!

Tony, Becca, and little Emmett sure aren’t short of love and support, and it was very evident with all the awesome people helping them to celebrate their day. I always love getting to know my clients, and I’m so glad I got to know these wonderful people. I wish you a lifetime of happiness Tony, Becca, and Emmett. May the life you continue to build together be plentiful and happy! Thanks for choosing me to be your photographer!

P.S. Be sure to check back in a couple days for Tony & Becca’s bridal session!

Credits:

Venue- A Cowboy’s Dream

Decor- Kris Higbee & Sherri Steele

Florals- Missy Lamb

Dress- Desmetrios

Hair – Jenna Walch & Stella Vea of Cuttin’ It Up Salon

Makeup- The Beauty Studio

Cake- Phyllis Eaton

Catering- Oscar Henderson & Robert Steele

DJ- Lau Fiatoa

Special thanks to Rachel Garcia for co-shooting with me as always, and to Kennedy P for all your help assisting us!

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Gardner Wedding – Las Vegas Temple Wedding

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

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Rose Wedding / St George Utah Photographer

Meet the new Mr & Mrs Rose! These two lovely people were high school sweethearts and now they are husband and wife! They were sealed for Time and All Eternity in the St George Utah Temple, followed by a ring ceremony and reception in their home town church hall. They both have a super fun family, and the day was filled with lots of jokes and laughs. Kierra looked stunning in her Grandmother’s vintage wedding dress. It’s now been worn by three generations, her grandmother, her mother, and her, and it was so special to see her grandma beaming when she saw her in it. And when Garrett saw her for the first time, he couldn’t stop smiling too! After their “first look”, they exchanged love letters before going inside the Temple for their sealing ceremony.

A few hours later, we met back up for their ring ceremony that was performed by Garrett’s Uncle Nathan, and both their families formed a choir to sing a beautiful rendition of “The Rose”. During the reception their parents told stories of their childhood and reminisced of special moments. Kierra’s mom told a really special story about how the whole time she was pregnant with Kierra, she was supposed to be named “Kierra Rose”. But when she was born, her husband had talked her into “Kierra Danielle”. Many family and friends had made and bought rose themed baby items, and so her mom nick-named her KD Rose. The nickname eventually wore off, but after all these years it would seem she was always really meant to be Kierra Rose! Such a cool story right?!

After their guests dined on some delicious Mexican cuisine, they cut cake and danced the night away. They were sent off with a rose petal farewell, but not before their sneaky brothers and sisters decorated the heck out of their car! They drove off in true newly-wed fashion, with tin cans clanging behind them. Of all the fun moments throughout the day, nothing quite tops the simplicity of the two of them just looking at each other and soaking each other in. Those are the moments you really know what the day is all about.

Kierra & Garrett, I can’t wait to photograph your Bridal Session next! Thank you so much for letting me a part of your wedding day!

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