From the moment I met Shane and Catie, I knew they were special. They were so honest and genuine and truly in love with my work. Our first meeting was almost 2 hours long and mostly talked about things we had in common, mutual friends we knew, our love for good food, coffee, and photos! I was sooo thrilled when they decided to book their wedding with me for next year and I was itching to get them in front of a camera for their engagement shoot!
Long story short, Catie was looking to recommendations on Facebook for places to take their engagement photos and someone recommended shooting out west. One thing led to another and before we knew it, Shane, Catie, my wife, and I were on a plane headed to the wonderful Las Vegas, Nevada! With little to no sleep, we woke up early the next day before sunrise, drove out into the mountains and watched the wonder of the desert sunrise peek its head over the mountains. All of us were blown away at the majestic red rocks and the gorgeous sun! Before long, I could sense Shane and Catie’s love growing stronger and stronger and more than just photographing them, I got to witness two young free spirits fall madly in love with each other over and over again right before my eyes. Ive shot a lot of weddings and engagements, but never one like this. Not only was I in the most amazing location, but with two of the most amazing people who inspired me to love my wife harder, stronger, and more passionately every moment of every day.
Not only did we get to share a short trip with two amazing people, but we both left for home feeling like we made new friends and its the beginning of an incredible friendship! This trip will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten! I’m so so honored to share these photos with you! Thank you Shane and Catie for your love and for inspiring so many people to love with your whole heart.