Desert Stylized Bridal Shoot {Elko Nevada Wedding Photographer}

A gorgeous model, warm sand and sunshine? Yep, we were still in Northern Nevada. The sand dunes provided just the right backdrop for this desert inspired bridal shoot. 

I recently had the privilege of collaborating with some of our local wedding vendors and photographers. We met together and wanted to put together a few bridal sessions. We decided on two concepts a boho/romantic couple shoot (seen here)  and a desert inspired bridal session. I am so amazed with how everything came together so effortlessly. It was an amazing experience for all involved!

 The lovely model Tonya Taylor is wearing a beautiful sleeveless gown provided by Candlelight Bridal. Makeup with Jadyn created a dramatic makeup look that really showcased the models features and looked absolutely fantastic with the floral, designed by Evergreen Flower Shop. Evergreen put together a huge and dramatic bouquet accented with antlers and feathers. It was truly a work of art! And no bridal shoot would be complete with out jewelry! Jensen Jewelers, provided us with some stunning pieces. They really sparkled in the sunshine.


Photographer: Ashley Lortie Photography

Hair and Makeup:  Jadyn Benoit

Floral: Evergreen Flower Shop

Dress: Candlelight Bridal

Jewelry: Jensen Jewelers

Model: Tonya Taylor

Soft Romance: Stylized Couple Session {Elko Nevada Wedding Photography}

The original concept for this stylized session was bohemian, but as the details came together I was left with feelings of softness and romance.  It was filled with beautiful light, a gorgeous meadow with horses and a couple in love!

Candlelight Bridal provided not one, but two amazing dresses for this session. The champagne dress perfectly coordinated to Matt's suspenders and bow-tie. I love the simplicity of his outfit. The white dress was simply stunning with the mesh sleeves and back. Makeup with Jadyn created a soft look with brown tones and a loose braid accented with babies breath. Evergreen Flower Shop created a beautiful bouquet of soft greens and pink peonies. And Jensen Jewelers provided all the jewelry for both the bride and the groom. The Levian ring she wore on her right hand was to die for!


Photographer: Ashley Lortie Photography

Hair and Makeup:  Jadyn Benoit

Floral: Evergreen Flower Shop

Dress: Candlelight Bridal

Jewelry: Jensen Jewelers

Dancing in the street {Elko Nevada Photographer}

Forever I have wanted to shoot a ballerina downtown, lucky for me a I know a few dance teachers! I put out some feelers to a few trying to find a dancer that would fit my vision. And find her I did! And her wonderful mother. I've definitely made a new friend!

We took to the streets of downtown Elko. It was so much fun. As much as I love shooting for clients, sometimes I have to shoot for me. And it came out exactly how I imagined it. I cant wait to do another dancer shoot next year. I'm thinking water and leaps! Stay tuned =)

Love in the Library {Elko Nevada Photographer}

A few weeks ago we had a mirror mirror project shoot and the theme was hipster/nerd. The Elko County Library so graciously allowed us to shoot there while they was closed for an event. It was the perfect setting for our session! 

This year we have decided to shake things up a bit with the project and have been allowing men to join our shoots. They have to be accompanied by their significant other, but I love the diversity it has brought. 

While everyone showed up at their hipster/nerd best, I loved the couples!!! Who would have though the library would be so much fun and would allow for so much interaction. It makes me excited to shoot more couples sessions in "outside the box" locations in the future.  I'd love to push my couples to think of places that are special to them and try and set up a shoot there! Im thinking laundry mats, grocery stores, coffee shops, pet stores the possibilities are endless. 

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot! 

Have a unique location you'd love to do a session? Contact me today and we will see what we can do to make that happen!!!! 


Boho Beauty {Elko, Nevada stylized photography}

Have you ever been able to bring to life an image that had only previously been in your head? That is exactly what this session was. It could not have been any closer to the way I envisioned.

 Since I was little my mom always referred to my fashion sense and style as old ladyish.  I used to think this was mean, but these days I embrace my love of vintage and a shout back to eras gone by. The minute I saw this dress I knew I had to have it. I loved the sheer sleeves and the delicate rose color. I immediately envisioned a beautiful woman in a flower crown wading in the water.

Fast forward a year, and the dress was still hanging on a hanger in my closet. I just couldn't get it together. I had a very specific landscape in mind, and had no idea where to find a location like it. Then a few weeks before the shoot I was hiking with a friend in Lamoille Canyon. We decided to try a new trail and I'm so happy we did! I couldn't get it out of my head. I knew I had found the place. Now there was only one thing missing, the woman.

Now I had a location and the perfect dress, but I was missing someone to wear it. I put out a model call and got a ton of response. But I had a specific vision in mind and no one that has responded fit in to it. I realized I had missed a notification and had a message on my business account. When I opened the message I was ecstatic, Christina was exactly what I was looking for!  She is the owner of Fringe Salon and Spa in Elko, Nevada and drop dead gorgeous!

Working with her was amazing. She has an effortless beauty and an amazing personality. We clicked right away. You can't imagine how excited I was with how these images turned out. This session will always hold a special place in my heart!