For bridal portraits, it’s always best to find an interesting and vivid location and this shoot at Red Rock Canyons in Las Vegas proves it to be true. The interesting rock formations and stunning natural beauty echo the delicate and earthy colors of the bride’s look, like a delicate scion transported to the desert. The juxtaposition in this shoot is a central element to its style. The bride’s dark brown hair contrasts with her white gown. The rocky formations are vastly dissimilar to her graceful appearance. But it’s the colors of the canyons and the bride’s bouquet that truly being it all together.
She dons a lace fit-and-flare Watters gown with a unique illusion neckline and long sleeves.
Her fluttery hairstyle is perfectly curled and coiffed, swept to one side with a small tendril to frame her face.
The bouquet is crafted with a plethora of roses in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Pink traditional and garden roses, white roses, and tan-colored roses, all nestled amongst a bed of greenery.
A long satin ribbon matching the color of the tan roses ties the entire arrangement together and plays well with the colors of the canyons.
From behind, her gown features an unexpected illusion back with a long row of satin buttons.
The bride’s makeup is soft and natural, which is perfect for a bridal portrait. She’s given a rosy lip for a touch of modest color. Her jewelry consists just of statement stud earrings that pair nicely with her side swept updo.
The canyons are jagged and full of ridges but the bride manages to make it look elegant as she pauses to sit amid a small rock formation. Although the plant life is minimal, the greenery also stands out in the shoot.
The style of this shoot perfectly captures the essence of Red Rock Canyons, with its attention to natural colors and modest touches.
The mountains change from blue to tan to red as the bride is photographed with the vast landscape in the distance.
"Soft" and "elegant" are words not typically associated with Red Rock Canyons, yet this shoot balances the bride's elegant look with the rugged terrain in a most remarkable way, reimagining it as an awe-inspiring bridal experience.
Photography: Allen Tsai Photography Location: Red Rock Canyons, Las Vegas, NV Dress: Watters Floral: Layers of Lovely Hair and Makeup: Amelia C Jewelry: Nanlee Jewelry Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab Model: Tracy Wilson