It was a perfect moody kind of day for portraits. The kind we don’t get too often in the desert southwest! I think it matched Lorena’s slightly sassy personality. I love how quickly and easily this girl could change her look. Chucks and skinny jeans to a free flowing bohemian summer dress. Lorena brought the confetti for the last photo and I’m proud to say we picked up every last piece! Haha! It took 4 of us about 15 minutes but we did it and I’m glad we did because I would’ve harbored guilt leaving that mess there.
This was a simple but spectacular wedding in so many ways. Tracee and Chance were married at the Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV last month. Everyone was from out of town, including us (mostly Utah) and the wedding had a bit of a vacation feel to it. It was so relaxed, heartfelt and incredibly sweet. I met Tracee and Chance face to face for the first time on their wedding day and fell in love with them immediately! We actually ended up staying with the couple and wedding party out until late that night. You can’t really say you’re close to the bride and groom until you’ve had pancakes with them at 2am!
Their son Harper was the life of the party and danced the night away. Man does he have the moves! He was also slightly obsessed with the cake but, to be honest, I can’t really blame him because it was delicious.
Also, a wedding isn’t complete unless there are sugar gliders involved… just sayin’.
This special wedding gets the honor of being my first post on my new blog! Melissa Wright Photography has just had an overhaul and we decided it’s time that I finally keep a blog! Haha! Better late then never right? I appreciate and love each and every one of my couples that I work with but I’ve known Hannah and Chris now for a few years. I knew them before they were even a couple! It has been a beautiful thing to see and I felt so honored to be given the task of capturing moments from their wedding day. These are a few of my initial favorites!
Isn’t she a stunning bride?
This was the couple’s first dance, just after sunset. It was amazing.
And that’s it for now! Please please bookmark this site and I’ll be posting lots more wedding, portrait, commercial and other photography, and if you’d like to book me for something, just use the CONTACT link and get in touch! Thanks for stopping by!