Las Vegas Desert Wedding Photos

Knoxville Photographers

In March, we traveled from Knoxville to Las Vegas for a wedding photography conference called WPPI. It was our second year attending the conference. We had a blast, learned a ton, and brought back some amazing desert wedding photos! Kathleen attended “The Experience,” which was an all-day workshop with three styled wedding photo shoots. And two of them were in the Las Vegas desert!

The Experience workshop was led by four amazing wedding bloggers: Every Last Detail,  Glamour & Grace,  Mountainside Bride, and Fab You Bliss. And three photographers joined the wedding bloggers at the workshop: Justin DeMutiisKristin La Voie, and Kristen Weaver.

Wedding Photos

The first shoot we’d like to share with you is the wedding shoot at the Nelson, Nevada, Ghost Town. The Ghost Town was amazing, with old cars, barns, and even an old crashed airplane! Not only is the desert completely different from the Tennessee mountains that we’re so accustomed to, but the bride’s wedding gown was absolutely gorgeous!

These wedding photos are featured on Every Last Detail,  Glamour & Grace,  Mountainside Bride, and Fab You Bliss.

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Engagement Pictures

While we were at the Ghost Town, we also took engagement photos of Brett and Ryan. They are one of the cutest couples, and they also own Las Vegas photo-booth Fotobomb. We walked out into the desert and got some amazing shots of the Nevada landscape. There is absolutely nothing like this in Knoxville! As a Knoxville photographer, I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the desert, all the cacti, and the huge mountains!

Engagement Dress: Bella Bridesmaid

These engagement photos are featured on Every Last Detail,  Glamour & Grace,  Mountainside Bride, and Fab You Bliss.

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Wedding Reception Table Inspiration

The third shoot we’re sharing with you today is of four different wedding reception table inspirations. Each blogger created their own tablescape using their own inspiration, and the photographers attending the workshop photographed each table.

These wedding table inspiration photos are featured on Every Last Detail,  Glamour & Grace,  Mountainside Bride, and Fab You Bliss.

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Hi! We're Joe and Kathleen, and we're a husband and wife photography team specializing in weddings and elopements for adventurous couples in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and East Tennessee.


Celebrate in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, by the river, on top of the mountains, or in a cozy cabin...wherever adventure takes you, our job is to take photos you'll love for years to come.

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