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An Inspo That is Desert Chic Done Right

Michael and Carina Photography are here to prove that the desert is anything but dull. Because when you combine ethereal elements (like an crazy chic gown) with lush blooms you’re pretty much guaranteed to strike inspiration gold. So what are you waiting for? Get lost in every dreamy desert chic moment in The Vault!

From Michael and Carina PhotographyWe shot this unique & flowy dress out in Nevada a few weeks ago and were going for a more “wild and raw” bridal inspiration. It is really unique and hope it inspires brides to “think outside of the box” for their bridal portraits.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Floral Design: Layers of Lovely ~ An Inspired Floral Art Studio | Wedding Dress: Daughters Of Simone | Makeup: Carina Bethea | Venue: Dry Lakebed Las Vegas | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Hair Accessories: A Bit of Love

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Not Your Average Anniversary Session

Marriage is an adventure, just take this anything but ordinary anniversary session as proof. Scaling mountaintops hand-in-hand, can you guess their secret to a happy, healthy, and oh-so-sweet marriage? Adventure, loads of it. Thankfully Emily Jane was on hand to capture every minute of it (including those City Blossoms blooms) and we’ve got it waiting for you in The Vault!

From Emily JaneThis anniversary shoot took place at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. The weather was gorgeous and we were inspired by the desert light as well as the nature surrounding the married couple. After many years of marriage it was so fun to take them out and remember what it was like on their big day!

From The Bride…My now husband always had a habit of taking me on these romantic, surprise weekends away when we were dating. One random weekend, 8 months into our relationship, he swept me away to New York City. While wandering around Central Park he decided that it was the right time to ask me to marry him. Of course he had brought the ring along just in case the moment struck him, but even to this day he’ll tell you that he would have waited to pop the question if the perfect moment hadn’t presented itself.

Naturally, the instant we got engaged I knew that our marriage was going to be an adventure – all things spontaneous, passionate and without an agenda. The secret to a healthy, happy marriage is whatever you want it to be. Never stop doing what brought you two together in the first place.

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Photography: Emily Jane | Floral Design: City Blossoms | Wedding Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Hair + Makeup: Holly Speakes | Venue: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

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To usher in the weekend, we’ve got a whole lot of pretty up our sleeves thanks to Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup. For the past five years, these hair + make up gurus have been bringing the salon directly to brides and their ladies. With an incredible staff that trains weekly on bridal specific styles + makeup looks, you can rest assured that you’ll be looking your best on your big day!

Available 24/7,  Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup with do their magic in their studio or on location (with no traveling fees!). They use the best brands (MAC + Dinair for airbrush) and make sure you and your ladies are looking gorgeous! Head over here for more info and to book your big day.

Welcome to the family, Stevee!  We are so excited to have you! xo