Anisha is a beautiful bride and just looking at these images makes my heart melt. The couple teamed up with photographer Vanessa Fulcher to pick the one of the prettiest spots around for this unique styled shoot. Anisha and Ace took advantage of the beautiful landscape of the Valley of Fire just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada for their wedding photos. These two are seriously just too adorable so I’ll just let you ooh and aah over the photos below! From the bright red sari to the majestic landscape, this shoot couldn’t be more perfect!
Photographer: Vanessa Fulcher with Every Detail Photography
Bride & Groom: Anisha and Ace
Location: Valley of Fire Overton, Nevada
Inspiration: From the moment I met the couple, I was inspired. The bride, Anisha, is gorgeous and was even more so with her Sari, the henna on her hands and her accessories. Just her truth to her Indian culture was an inspiration in itself. Photography was very important to her and she came to me with ideas of the images she wanted – intimate, scenic shots that captured both details but also with depth and creativity.
Style: The things that I really like to capture are intense color, details, moments and the love between people. I like to play on things as they really are, but with a little drama. For instance, a normal sunny day can become a dramatic silhouette with intense sun rays. I also like to show people what they don’t see with their eye, but what I can create through the use of a camera. I like to find ways to use light, whether through available daylight, dramatic flash, or even a streetlight. Mood is an important aspect of an image to me.
The day at the Valley of Fire was perfect; the time of day, it was sunny and warm and there was just enough wind to catch her hair. The Valley of Fire is known for all its natural red rock and that’s what I normally shoot. Because of her red dress, I chose to shoot on a lot of the white rock to juxtapose her red dress against the landscape and give the images another-worldly appearance. Although we were in the Valley of Fire, it was easy to imagine we could be anywhere other than Las Vegas with our surroundings combined with her gorgeous sari and henna.
Photographers Impressions: I loved working with Anisha’s details and showing off the nuances of her attire. The almost hidden hints of henna on her feet, the way her sari wrapped over her shoulder and the way her hair flowed naturally in the wind. The time of the day really allowed me to capture some awesome rays from the sun and silhouettes. Having the sand spill through her hands and rings helped me capture the essence of her ethnicity, the wedding day and the location.
The interaction between the two, as Ace led Anisha over the rocks was really special. He would tenderly hold her hand as they climbed the rocks and he guided her; it was really special. I really think what made the shoot was that they were so into each other – the way they looked at each other, caressed each other, etc. They were truly happy and it showed.
Who or what inspires you: There are so many photographers – new, old, classic, and contemporary. I work with an amazing group of people who inspire me every day. Most importantly, I’m inspired by the happiness I see on a client’s face when they see their images and know that the beautiful person I captured is them.
Happy Wedding Wednesday!