Tyra and Johnnie definitely were total fashion icons for their Vegas elopements! It's not everyday I get to photograph a bride in an all black wedding dress, and as one who love going against tradition to make something your own, when Tyra told me she was going to wear a black wedding dress I was so excited! Not only did she go all black, but it even had a cape which was epic in the wind, and her crystal veil was so much fun and so glamorous in the photographs. And Johnnie was right there with her for the fashion, in his black and silver floral jacket and velvet loafers. These who should have been walking the red carpet they looked so freaking good!
We were hired by them for both photo and video, which is our favorite thing to do! If you didn't know, Brazen Honey Films is run by Haley and Bryen, two people in love who specialize in both photography and videography for wild Vegas elopements! We work really well together, never getting in each others shot, and maximizing your photo and video time by working together - and always showing you exactly how to pose through demonstrating! It's like an awesome double date when we take your photos and video! Check out Tyra and Johnnie's VHS inspired wedding film as well as scrolling through for the rest of their amazing elopement photos!
When Tyra and Johnnie reached out to us about capturing their Vegas Elopement, it was originally for just the two of them, and it was going to be a total secret from their family. Their idea was to save all the money on a big wedding, and have fun together in one of their favorite cities. While they did do that later, after their family and friends got wind they were eloping in Vegas, they were not about to be left behind. And in our opinion, the more the merrier! Who wouldn't want all your closest friends and family to join you on your special day?!
So we headed out to the desert where they eloped, and in Vegas fashion had a shot of tequila to seal the deal, followed by taking some pictures of them on a motorcycle before we headed downtown to get some final shots under the neon lights. If you are a bride looking for some inspiration to elope in the desert outside of Vegas, this is definitely it! And if you are a bride looking to wear a dress that isn't white, I suggest doing exactly that! If pink or blue or orange is your favorite color, why not wear that on your wedding day?! Your wedding should be exactly how you want it, with no regrets on any aspect of it. In 10 years if you think you might regret not wearing the dress you wanted, inviting those 200 people, then you probably should just follow your heart and make it exactly how you want! As a wedding photographer, I am your number one advocate in doing what you want, because at the end of the day, you and your boo are the only ones that really matter in your marriage. So why not start it off on the right foot and have the wedding that you both want?! Okay so enough of my soap box, let's look at some more amazing pictures of Tyra and Johnnie's incredible Vegas elopement at the dry lake bed!
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