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A Very Non Wedding: Whit & Colby

As a girl who’s more than slightly obsessed with weddings and photography, there’s pretty much nothing more thrilling to me than discovering new (to me) wedding photographer that is INCREDIBLE. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I feel like I’ve won the wedding-blogging-lottery. And don’t even get me started on what happens when I discover a videographer with as much talent as this. Actual tears people, there were actual tears.

I saw these images and the video on Saturday afternoon. A photographer friend of mine emailed me the link and said, and I quote, “This is possibly the best wedding film and set of images I’ve ever seen… I thought you might like to see! Holy shit it’s all so beautiful.” And you know what dude, I couldn’t agree more.

Just stop what you’re doing for 4 minutes, enlarge the video to full screen view, and completely immerse yourself in this…

I quickly shared the link with a couple of photographer friends of mine and we spent the next hour messaging back and forth about our obsession with the entire thing. Who were these amazingly awesome people? Where did Whit & Colby get off being so damn bad ass, sexy and cool? Who was this photographer? Who was this videographer? How could we subtly insert ourselves into their lives?! Could I pull off an undercut?

I just knew that I had to share it on Rock n Roll Bride so I emailed the photographer, Brooke Davis, to ask if I could. I then crossed all my fingers and toes and hoped and prayed it wasn’t already promised to another wedding blog. Within an hour she emailed me back to say she’d be thrilled for me to feature it and that she thought it was perfect for my blog. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK.

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A Desert Engagement Shoot: Lindsay & Mike

This week I instagrammed (is that a word now?) that I was missing the desert… and jeez, Lindsay & Mike’s engagement session isn’t helping me much.

“He is a musician, she creates leather goods and together they travel around with different music festivals like Coachella and Warped”, photographer Kayleen told me. “They were just married over the weekend and have departed on the Warped Tour. This is their engagement session shot at the Little Sahara in the middle of Utah and the old ghost town of Eureka.”

Yep, that’s it. I’m heading back to Vegas as soon as I can! See you there?

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The Desert & A Disco Tree: Danielle & Jose

Danielle & Jose are probably about the cutest couple I know. The first time I met them, at a party in LA last August, we spent the whole night huddled in the corner chatting about life, love, the universe and our mutual appreciation of British culture… and photo booths! So when Danielle emailed me just before I left for Vegas to tell me they were going to be there at the same time I just about squealed with delight to be able to see my friends again.

Then, when I told my travel buddy Lisa Devlin that I’d be meeting them during our trip she offered to do a couple shoot with them. It was the perfect excuse for us to drive out to the desert, decorate a Joshua tree with gold glitter curtains and enjoy the incredible light!

“When we heard that the wonderful Lisa Devlin wanted to photograph us, we were so excited to work with her,” Danielle told me afterwards. “The only photos Jose and I have taken together aside from our wedding photos were done with a self timer so it was especially exciting for us to work with someone like her. We felt honored to be captured by such an amazing photographer.”

“The whole day was quite an adventure, and even though there was a lot going on in the background (as a couple of drunken uninvited guests decided to crash our party!) Lisa made us feel very much at ease during the process. We are so thankful to Lisa and her fantastic assistant Amy, as well as to Kat for bringing us together!”

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Monika & Jeff’s Living Room in The Desert Engagement Shoot

Monika & Jeff’s engagement session took place in the desert. Their photographer Tom Fowler was keen to explore an outside/inside theme as well as showcase the couples personalities through the props they chose.

“I came up with this idea because I wanted to juxtapose a couple sitting in a living room in the desert,” Tom told me. “I also really wanted to do something at night so I came up with using sparklers because I have being dying to use them in a shoot. Jeff played music so I decided to take a mini-grand piano out there I thought it would make a good contrast. Jeff literally started playing the piano as we were shooting it was awesome.”

“As soon as I came up with the idea I knew I had to bring a make up artist and a florist. I brought Reada, Skylae of The Queen Bees and Chelsea of Blissful Blossoms. They both were absolutely amazing it definitely wouldn’t of been as awesome as it without them. It was a long day of shooting but it was definitely worth it.”

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Engracia & Andy’s Marrakech Wedding Photos

Engracia & Andy got married in Flagstaff, US but had their wedding portraits taken in Marrakech by Andreas Holm.

“We both love to travel, but didn’t want the hassle of figuring out the paperwork for getting married outside of the United States,” they told me. “So instead we had a very small ceremony with our closest friends and family in our home town right before we took off to celebrate, just the two of us, in Marrakesh.”

“Even though we didn’t get married in Morocco we still wanted our wedding photos to be taken there… I was dead set on having wedding photos on a camel in the desert. It was the perfect location for our wedding/honeymoon…it’s exotic, romantic and the vibrant colours and people made a perfectly contrasting backdrop for our wedding photos – even though it was raining.”

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