Author & Photographer: Amber Garrett Photography
The first time I spoke to Elizabeth and Justin, I KNEW I had to work with them! These two first met when they were in their late teens. They had worked together at a restaurant where she was a hostess and he was, in her words, “a slow busser.” They lost touch and reconnected in their 20s, and before they knew it, their sweet Savannah was born! They spent their time traveling and bringing her along everywhere, as their current goal is to hit all 50 states by age 50! Finally, after a few years, they decided to make it official and secure their places in each other’s wills. “We love to travel and with the pandemic, it has been stressful to go anywhere or get anyone together so we thought it would be fun and on brand for us to elope in Las Vegas.”
Let's Go to Vegas
Dear reader, it absolutely was on brand...
We started their day at their beautiful Bellagio suite overlooking the Strip, with the dudes getting ready in one room, and the ladies being pampered in another. The sweet moments between Elizabeth, her daughter Savannah, her mother, and her soon-to-be mother-in-law were just so abundant, and it was so incredible to be a part of their intimate day! We finished getting these two dressed and set things up for their first look.
Savannah said she was most excited for the wedding, so we headed off to the Little White Chapel on one of the busiest days in Vegas! But hey, at least it’ll be easy to remember their anniversary – it’s all 2s...
After they were officially pronounced husband and wife, we boogied around downtown Las Vegas for some joyful “just married” photos before jetting off to the desert.
One thing Elizabeth told me about their family is that they absolutely love riding motorcycles together, and they wanted that represented in their Las Vegas elopement photos. So I hit up my dear friend Berlynn of Hell Bent Hitchings to see if we could borrow her motorcycle for a few desert photos. And let me tell ya what – these are some of the coolest photos I’ve ever had the chance of making. Elizabeth and Justin were down for absolutely anything and everything, and they even got to drive the bike around the dry lakebed.
We watched the sun set over the mountains as they snuggled up to each other, sipping on champagne, and celebrating these first moments of being married. It was, in a word, magical. If you’re obsessed with these vibes and ready for your own badass desert photos with a motorcycle, smash that button below, and let’s do this!
See the amazing just married photos below...
What Brides Are Saying About Amber...
"Amber is an amazing photographer and also an amazing asset to organizing your elopement. She’s an expert in her field and in Las Vegas. Not only do we rave about her, but our friends and family have all made comments about how wonderful she was on our wedding day. All our photos turned out absolutely beautiful, and we wouldn’t describe ourselves as photogenic so she worked magic. I would recommend her over and over again!!"
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