{MOJAVE} Desert Stingray

We were invited to a wedding in Las Vegas. It was our first kid-free vacation! We’ve separately traveled without the children, but this is the first time that we’ve left them simultaneously. I was nervous and excited at the same time! We’ve both been to Vegas several times. We actually got engaged there in 2006, at the top of the Stratosphere. My husband has a love for Vegas, something just draws him there . . . no, it’s not the gambling & the fast life, it’s more than that, it’s a nostalgia thing for him. And all of the times that we’ve been to Vegas we’ve never actually ventured out-of-town, even though we always talk about it. We knew, as soon as we got the invite to this wedding, that we were going to spend one day just wandering through the desert. I love wandering! My husband literally only had one thing on his entire bucket list; Rent a Corvette in Vegas and drive to the Grand Canyon. Well, we didn’t make it to the Grand Canyon . . . we got a little lost somewhere in Arizona, but we did rent the Corvette and drove to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, through the Valley of Fire, and up into Southern Utah.

I had been thinking about updating mine and my husband’s photos, sans kids, for a while and initially planned to wait until our 10 year anniversary, but because I was absolutely obsessed with the idea of us having our photos taken in the middle of the desert, I knew that we needed to do it now, this trip! So, one day, actually on our eleven hour car ride to The Smoky Mountains, I popped on Instagram and began looking for a photographer near Las Vegas using hashtags. That’s when I found Brittney of Haizel Creations. She had hashtagged some dreamy desert photos that made me swoon so hard that I immediately e-mailed her to check her availability for our only “free” day of our Vegas vacation. She was available, yay! So, we chatted about what I was looking for and {BAM} she produces this beautiful location in the middle of the desert with Joshua Trees . . . can you say obsessed? Because I was!

Stingray Corvette in Mojave Desert by Haizel CreationsIMG_2883Joshua Trees in Mojave Desert by Haizel CreationsIMG_2734_1Black & White in Mojave Desert by Haizel Creations IMG_2793Anniversary shoot in Mojave Desert by Haizel CreationsIMG_2861

All photos taken by Haizel Creations.



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