El Dorado Wedding Styled Shoot with Jewel Cole

This wedding styled shoot took place at the El Dorado Dry Lake bed outside of Las Vegas, NV. It was unlike any place I’ve been to. The El Dorado Valley basin is surrounded by mountains on the sides and is in the Mojave Desert. The ground is cracked from being so dry. It creates such an interesting texture everywhere. The mountains almost look a little purple in the distance and there is a slight haze everywhere you look. It’s truly magnificent.

Attending a styled shoot is one thing I have wanted to do for a long time. I’ve been a photographer for 10 years now and there are still things that are new, and sometimes scary, for me to experience and do. One of those things is to attend styled shoot along with other photographers.. I feel very confident in our work, but I’m only ever working around our amazing clients, not other photographers. So I took a chance when my friend pointed me to a styled shoot while we were at WPPI. It was also my first time attending WPPI as well, but I’ll write about that later.

Jewel Cole is a photographer out of Texas and she hosted the styled shoot. Christine and Jackson were our bride and groom models. Jewel’s husband officiated and built a simple arbor and it was decorated with beautiful flower arrangements. We took advantage of all different lighting scenarios, of course the best were right at sunset. Below are some of my favorites from this wedding styled shoot. I can’t wait to go back sometime and visit these areas again.

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