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This beautiful shoot was part of the Jose Villa Workshop I attended this past fall in Guadalajara, Mexico. A big thanks to Jose and his team for styling and coordinating this amazing shoot! Please check out the engagement shoot post for full credits and details!

  • Becky Anderson - Love all of the colors in these photos! Really makes me feel like I was there.

  • Emily Steffen - YES YES YES! I am instantly right back at the Hacienda and I love it! :) Love love love these photos Laura! :) :) :)

  • Kristen - Freakin gorgeous!!

  • Ina - I just don’t know how you manage to outdo yourself every time… that is a rare talent! Felt like I was in Mexico with you when looking at these. Well done.

  • Robert Wagner - The pastel color’s are amazing, love the 10 gallon hats as well! Nice work.

    great great shots ms l….

  • kenz - loveeeeeeeeeeee it….great great work ms l…<3 i love you lady and your camera skills! she got em!

  • Ashli - Lovely details that really capture the place! Beautiful work :o)

  • Julie Wilhite - You have beautifully captured the essence of where we were in Mexico. Thanks for taking me back for a few minutes!! :)

  • Emily @ Southern Weddings - This is really, really beautiful work, Laura! Just gorgeous.

Last fall, I had the pleasure of attending the Jose Villa Workshop near Guadalajara, Mexico. I love Jose and he is such an inspiring person and photographer. In addition to “classroom” learning, Jose and his amazing crew organized a several shoots. Very, very big thanks to: Jose Villa workshops | Joel Serrato | Lacie Hansen | Nancy Villa | Joy Thigpen | Jill La Fleur | Mar of Team Hair & Makeup | Karina Puente | Bill of Richard Photo Lab | Saja Wedding Gowns | Amy of Wedding Chicks | Abby of Style Me Pretty | Hacienda El Carmen | Erica O’Brien and, of course, the lovely models!

Enjoy these engagement session images. Wedding images and more coming soon!

In addition to organizing a photoshoot in Las Vegas, I also had the chance to participate in another organized by my amazing friend, Amy, of Amy Rae Photography. Amy and the crew did an incredible job pulling everything together and I was in love with the gorgeous details and colors. All images were captured on my Contax 645, Fuji 400H and 160S film.

Wedding Planners/Event Design- Plush Weddings
Venue- Trump Hotel Las Vegas
Florals- Layers of Lovely
Wedding Cakes and Cupcakes- Gimme Some Sugar
Linens- Creative Coverings
Rentals- Rebel Party Rentals
Candy Bar- For The Love of Candy
Paper Goods- Paper Thread Studio
Bridal Gown- Chaviano Couture
Jewelry- Francesca’s
Hair Pieces- Tessa Kim
Tux- TuxOne
Hair & Makeup- Amelia C.

  • Bill Raab - These are gorgeous shots. I love the color and tonality. Beautiful and “soft”. Love them all!

  • Emily Steffen - Looooove these details, so pastel and beautiful!! You are rockin’ the film!! :) love!

  • amy - YEH for film!!!! You did a great job Laura and everything is just beautiful!

  • Kristen Drufke - Super gorgeous! I love the boutonniere!

  • Julia Mary - Stunning! Everything is so clean and crisp, and those colors are amazing

  • Crystal - The colors are INSANE. So pretty. Seriously, this makes me want to shoot film.