Wedding in Vegas? Let the choruses of ‘YES!’ or ‘HELL NO!’ ring from either side of the opinion fence.
Feelings aside, Erika and Ryan of Rowell Photography thought it would make a great engagement shoot theme for Allison and Chris and planned this über fun Niagara Falls engagement session!
The thought of dropping everything called wedding planning and eloping sounded like a wonderful idea. No judgements here, we promise! (One of our team members did just that!)
“We had all gone out to dinner and and Chris and I were kind of joking about how wedding planning is daunting, we made a joke about just going to Vegas but we agreed that wasn’t an option because of grandparents. Then Erika said ‘Why don’t we go to Niagara Falls? We can base your engagement session around it.’ So from there we started brainstorming, storyboarding and building a session. We spent about eight hours shooting it over two days” Allison explained.
Looking at the pictures alone sums up that not only was the shoot a great way to blow off some wedding stress, but that Allison and Chris’s love will last longer than your stereotypical Vegas marriage. As a photographer herself, Allison encourages everyone to explore an engagement session, because it eases a bunch of concerns in a few hours.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to not only get to know their photographers better…it’s also great for clients to go into engagement sessions and better understand how their wedding day is going be be and clears a bunch of questions couples may have, or any jitters or nerves; it’s also great for couples to be photographed in a more lifestyle option than the formality of a wedding,” Allison said.
Major kudos to Erika and Ryan for capturing everything we love about a Vegas wedding, while making sure to include the intimate and sweet couples portraits, we all love.
Allison and Chris are definitely the type of couple you would love to hang out over martinis and slots machines! We wish them the best as they are getting married in an art gallery later this year, who would have thought?
Photographers: Erika and Ryan of Rowell Photography; who are a team of photographers based in Barrie and available in Toronto, Muskoka and Worldwide.