This is Lauren & Stephen’s vow renewal.
I’ve taken my time and delayed posting these gorgeous photos. Perhaps I was all along thinking of how to present them. I hadn’t even begun to think of Lavender & Fern or of truly diving into wedding photography. I knew I had a lot to learn and seen that Twig and Olive Photography was doing a shoot out in Las Vegas. A shoot out isn’t the same in the photography world as it is in the wild west. A shoot out in photography terms is a gathering of photographers whose sole purpose is to “shoot” (photograph) an event for portfolio building and learning. It is all done in real time. There are usually models involved in a set that is styled and put together by another photographer. In this case, a client had enlisted the team of Twig and Olive to take images of their vow renewal in the Nevada desert. I jumped at the chance to be involved.
The WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) convention was in Las Vegas at the same time. The WPPI is an annual event and is one of the biggest in the industry. Not only would I have the chance to meet some great photographers at the workshop, but I’d be able to attend the WPPI and see Las Vegas, which I had never ever visited before….Bonus!
When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, you think hot, you think desert. Well, I must say that it was cold in the desert. This was February and it was chilly!! Being from Canada, I had checked the weather and knew how to dress, but even I wasn’t prepared for the amount of wind Vegas gets. Though, boy, does the wind make for some beautiful images!
I met Lauren and Stephen on this windy day in the Las Vegas desert. They were with their 2 little children. The children stayed in the car with one of Twig and Olive’s assistants because, as I already mentioned, it really was pretty darn cold. Lauren & Stephen braved the elements and here are the images of their breathtaking renewal of their vows as husband and wife!
Styling: Twig and Olive Photography
Cake: Pastry Palace
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Free People
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Perfect Hair and Makeup
Groom’s Suitcoat: Orvis
Tie: My Tie Shop
Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions
Florals: City Blossoms