On a warm winter afternoon, Megan and Randy were wed at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV. It was the honor of my life to photograph my cousin’s wedding. It also didn’t hurt that I got to leave cold and snowy Minnesota in the middle of January for a weekend of warmth, both physically and emotionally. 😉
Megan and Randy are such a great pair. Their sharp wit makes the other laugh, they know how to balance each other out, and most importantly Randy is a great parent to Megan’s son. With a daughter of their own on the way (she was born March 28th! Congrats!) the two decided to tie the knot.
The day started pretty casually. Everyone was laid back, calm, and ready to celebrate. It had been a while since I had the chance to talk with my cousin properly and we didn’t let the opportunity to catch up slip by as we took her photos. I seriously had all of feels that day! Not only was I able to watch Megan prepare to marry the love of her life, but I also got to witness her being a mother. It was amazing!
I have so much love for this couple it’s really beyond description. I’ve known Megan for all but 5 months of my life (yes my dear cousin, while you will always be taller I will always be older lol). I feel utterly blessed to have been able to photograph her and Randy’s big day. Thank you so much for letting me share in your and your growing family’s joy!
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: Green Valley Ranch
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!