In one of the Facebook photography groups I am in, Mandisa had posted that her photographer for a stylized bridal shoot at Zion National Park had bailed and asked if anyone was available. I would be driving home to Mesa, AZ from a Utah family reunion that day so it was perfect timing! I was super excited for the opportunity! I had not been to Zion National Park before and I love the outdoors 🙂 It did not disappoint!
Mandisa owns Sweet Dreams Makeup. She is incredibly sweet and does an amazing job with both makeup and hair styling. This shoot was to showcase her skill and the beautiful scenery not that far from her-she is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. She picked out these gorgeous dresses from the Las Vegas, NV Brilliant Bridal wedding dress shop. Have fun looking at some wedding dress inspiration below <3
Here is Mandisa in her element-fixing up the stray hairs before we started shooting but it was so windy! I like the movement though, it looks natural and wild is fun!
These lovely ladies were from NIYA Models. This was my first time working with actual models so that was so neat to experience the difference! They were all super fierce and knew awesome angles and poses, they just kept moving and I kept shooting!
Zion National Park is giant! We only had time to shoot at a couple of locations but it was so gorgeous. All the red rock and beautiful greenery everywhere. We were lucky we didn’t get rained out, it was drizzling off and on that day.
Driving home-I passed the sunset hitting the dust the horses were kicking up and had to pull over to snap some photos of that lovely light.