This Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas anniversary session completely blew my mind. But before I talk about falling in love with a new desert landscape I need to talk about something else really fast. I just finished watching last weeks episode of iZombie and my fangirl is showing. I’m sitting on my couch and there are actual tears falling from my eyes. I may or may not be sobbing. If you’re looking for a show to binge watch Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix. Season 3 is airing live now but you can just come over and watch it with me… or you can watch me cry about Major. Something like that.
Now back to photography and pretty deserts.
I’ve only been to Las Vegas once as an adult, and I’m not going to lie I don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I sit home on Monday nights crying about Zombies but Vegas does not appeal to me. Until I started looking up deserts outside of my beloved Joshua Tree to visit and to photograph. It started with Death Valley, occasionally googling just to see what it looks like, then I started looking up Red Rock Canyon especially when I knew this shoot was going to happen. Now I’m obsessing over the Valley of Fire. So I may not get the What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas scene but I’m definitely ready to go back for the desert aspect.
This shoot. I met Maggie & Kylie almost 9 years ago when I flew to Illinois to shoot my first wedding. Crazy. They were in Vegas half for work and half to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. I’m so excited they got in front of my camera to add to the celebration. I practically died of excitement when these film scans came back last week. I’ll stop typing now so you can start scrolling and see why these make me so happy.