Travel Archive

Las Vegas Urban Elopement – |Trish + Abby|

sam sex las vegas elopement This elopement was a total bucketlist for me for many reasons! Murals? Vegas? Kick ass clients? Craft Beer? Right up my alley!!

I know Abby + Trish from our local craft beer bar we all frequent and one drunken night (I think my birthday?!), Trish and I schemed up this plan for these two to get hitched in Vegas! When we followed through on the plans sober a few weeks later, I was so stoked. They found an awesome mobile minister (Shout out to Joelle with The Gypsy Mobile Minister) and a hair/makeup artist that came to their hotel (Beauty Studio Inc)! We had sort of had a game plan on where we wanted to shoot but since we don’t live that close to Vegas, we played it by ear. It was so perfect, every thing we all wanted in their wedding day!

We laughed, we sprayed cheap champagne, we even got our boogy on!  Check out the fun afternoon I had celebrating these two amazing women as wife + wife!! 

Vena Cava Winery, Valle De Guadalupe Engagement Session – |Elzy + Amand|

A couple months ago, Amand, Elzy, Jason and I took a little trip south of the border to check out the lovebirds wedding venue and take some engagement photos! We had an absolute blast. Jason and I had never been to the Valle de Guadalupe before – so many amazing restaurants and wineries! We even fit in a brewery. One of the favorites was Vena Cava where we drank wine, had lots of good conversation and snuck in some photos with pretty light! I can’t wait to go back for their wedding next year!

Golden Colorado Elopement – |Kate + Thad|

This elopement is a special one as Kate is my college roommate and very close friend! There was no way I was missing this celebration! Kate was never a traditional girly-girl and wanted something unique and fun for her wedding to Thad. They said this vows on a snowy hilltop surrounded by family. Ate a tasty brunch with a larger group of friends and family and ended the day with a brewery and distillery tour with the group! It was the perfect way to show their love for each other and the finer things in life – drinking! <3

Ceremony Location: Boettcher Manor
Reception Location: Jill’s Restaurant, Hotel St Julien
Breweries Visited: Twisted Pine, Upslope Brewery
Distillery Visited: Vapor Distillery

Todos Santos Day before the wedding session – |Paloma + Gavin|

I hope you got a chance to look at Paloma + Gavin’s beautiful Mexico wedding in the post prior. We had not met in person so we opted to meet up the day before for a little photoshoot around the beautiful streets of Todos Santos! The colors were mind-blowing! And it was great to get these two in front of my camera for the first time! We started at our little hotel pool which Julie + I spent the whole day after the wedding relaxing!

Todos Santos Mexico Destination Wedding – |Gavin + Paloma|

todos-santos-destination-wedding-mexico-01I’m so excited to share this amazing Mexico destination wedding I photographed earlier this year! This couple was a referral from a sorority sister and I had so much fun meeting and getting to know Paloma and Gavin down in Mexico. I traveled to a new place – Todos Santos. Wow, the town stole my heart. Paloma and Gavin are two of the most kind-hearted and caring people I have ever met. The second we met, they treated me as a friend. I’m so lucky to have so many amazing couples!

This wedding was featured on Every Last Detail blog today too! Head on over there to see a few different images from the day!

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Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography // Catering: The Groom & His Team! // Venue: The Groom’s Parents’ home // Getting Ready Venue: The Hotelito // Event Coordination: Martha Ponce // Sound/DJ: DJ Ricardo Patiño // Minister/Officiant: Richard Strozzi Heckler // Ceremony Music Antonio Castro // Chefs: Gavin Parsons (Executive chef & groom), Jake Frances (Chef de cuisine for event), Pancho & Lupe Herrera (cooks) // Flowers: Cabo Flowers // Beauty: Abigail Vegas, Aviva Salon // Cake/Dessert: Baja Beans

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