Well, I guess you can say it’s been an absolutely fantastic finish to 2016! With my photography, I have been absolutely blessed to travel internationally to take photos! And this year would definitely allow me to raise the bar higher than ever.
I met Prianka and Amun while I was shooting a wedding down in Cancun Mexico. They had just gotten engaged and for their wedding they decided that they wanted to turn things up a notch and get married in Las Vegas, Nevada! There are many ways I could’ve shot their wedding, but being the traditional Indian wedding, I wanted to make sure that I stepped up my game as well.
Traditionally, there are quintessential shots that you have to get when shooting in Vegas, like: the Las Vegas strip, the welcome to Las Vegas sign, outside of one of the fantastic casinos. But for me I want to make sure that I’m creating a trend and not following one. So I decided to find few locations off the beaten path! After doing my research and a few hours of driving, I knew that I wanted to do photos out in the middle of nowhere.
The traditional east Indian attire has so much decadence to it and I really wanted to make sure that it really stood out. What better places to achieve this than shooting at an abandoned gold mining town called El Dorado Canyon. Not only do they do guided tours but, many movies have been filmed out there. This would be an amazing backdrop to create something remarkable. I highly suggest going out there and meeting the fine folks that curate this land (you just make sure you watch out for the jumping cactus, which my second shooter can attest to). In addition to this location, I decided to get them out onto the dry beds just south of Boulder city as the sun started to set. Braving the 50-70 mile an hour winds, I was able to capture some exceptional photos in the hot desert sun. These photos are merely just a sample of what I was able to capture out in that absolute fantastic landscape.
As always, it is an absolute honour that couples decide to choose me to capture their memories.