Lauren + Xan Bridals by Stephanie Rapp

Sweet Lauren and her soon-to-be hubby wanted to get some Bridal portraits done before their wedding next month. Being LDS and having the tradition of going through the Mormon temple prevents any photographer from photographing the sealing and the only time we really have to photograph the bride and groom is just outside of the temple. The temple is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I always suggest to my LDS couples that having a separate day to photograph just the two of them, incorporating the first look and have a free amount of time to capture their love without the pressure and limited time.

We had so much fun and took our time exploring the beauty that Valley of Fire has to offer. It made for great contrast and diversity. I love shooting in the desert!


Marc + Faye Old Vegas Wedding by Stephanie Rapp

Faye inquired with me about wedding photography about 18 months before her wedding, and being from England, she was very adamant about finding the right photographer! She had such a vision and a creative perspective, so obviously, we immediately clicked. She had done so much research to find just the perfect venue and shooting locations, for all of their family and friends were flying across the world to be a part of their special day, so they wanted the best photos to show for it!

This day was so perfect; it was the craziest amount of fun and the couple and their bridal party were nothing short of beautiful. Lots of drinking, 110 degree dry heat and constant shuffle of incredible music the couple had saved on a playlist through Spotify. (Needless to say, they had amazing taste. I fell in love with them even harder after hearing Morrissey, The Cure, New Order, etc.)

Despite the dreadful, dry, Vegas heat, the party didn't stop.