I've known Kelsey and Ryan since my freshmen year of college, they were both two years ahead of me, and we all went to a small college in Colorado. Ryan is originally from Las Vegas, so we were bonded by our home of sin city! They are college sweethearts, and are honestly so perfect for each other, that I am so excited for them and their upcoming wedding!
We were able to get some beautiful engagement photos for them during their time back in Vegas visiting Ryan's parents, and we lucked our that the Red Rock mountains were covered in a beautifully light dusting of snow! I shoot so many engagement and maternity sessions out in this exact spot, but wow oh wow have I never done one with snow in the back, it was such a treat! Especially since we all have that snowy college experience, it was like a special Denver detail to their Las Vegas engagement photos.
When Kelsey reached out about me capturing their engagement photos, I was ecstatic! One, because she is a drop deal gorgeous model, but also because I loved that they wanted to take them in Las Vegas even though neither of them live here and it was so much fun getting to see them both again. Ryan joked around 98% of the session, so I was actually surprised when I had gotten soooo many amazing shots from their session that weren't too out of focus from me laughing too much!
We were heading out for a sunset session, but the sun went behind the clouds well before sunset so unfortunately there was not beautiful backlighting or sunflares to had during that evening, but the gloomy weather did provide for some beautiful even lighting during their session! While I love sunflares and bright glowing portraits, the soft lighting a cloudy provides is just like a giant softbox in the sky that gives such creamy and dreamy skin tones.
To Kelsey + Ryan! May your marriage be filled with sunshine, laughter, all the kisses, and endless love.