September 12, 2019
You might recognize these beautiful humans as this is the second time they have graced the blog. I was honored enough to showcase their love for the great outdoors/hiking during their engagement session at Red Rock.
Proposal Story – Told By Kelly: We had taken a day trip to Yosemite Park for some hiking during Christmas of 2017. On the very last trail of the day, Thomas got down on one knee and popped the question.
It was my privilege to photograph the blending of this amazing family. We started the day in the gorgeous bridal suite at Paiute Golf Course, by far ones of the best in Vegas I have seen yet. I got to hang out with the guys in the groom’s room while they played some poker and had a few beers. Tom is so much fun and so were all of his groomsmen.
Kelly and Tom opted out of a first look, Tom was adamant about her walking down the aisle being the first time he saw her that day. I truly love it when people keep it traditional! You could visibly see Tom’s nerves for Kelly to walk down the aisle. She picked a very cute but lonnnng mash up of love songs and had that man sweating up there! HAHA I saw him mouth to her maid of honor “is she coming?!” LOL shortly after she did and he shed a few tears as she made her way down the aisle. Keeping along with tradition, the minister gave an awesome ceremony and they finished it off with a sand ceremony.
We breezed through family photos and made our way out into the golf course after having some laughs about how to get the golf cart started. We caught the most beautiful light for their romantics and headed back inside to dance the night away with all of their friends + family! I gotta say for those who saw my insta story Tom and his buddies take the cake for the most men on the dance floor for Nysync’s “bye bye bye” choreographed dance moves and all. Thanks, Tom + Kelly for allowing me to capture this special day for you both. I wish you a life long of happiness and maybe some babies?!!
Ceremony/Reception/Catering – Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Photography – Karissa Russ & Co
DJ – Knight Sounds
Hair & Makeup – Brianna Michelle Beauty
Floral – ACS Floral & Events
Grooms Suite – Mens Warehouse
Bridal Gowns – Davids Bridal