Ashley + Matt were planning a big wedding back home, and then you know, a little thing called a pandemic happened. Rather than lose their excitement about being married, they chose to have a Cactus Joe’s elopement ceremony! When starting to replan their union, they basically threw a pin at a map and landed somewhere around Las Vegas. Cactus Joe’s is one of those hidden gems here in Las Vegas, and it’s available for elopements as well as portraits. They even have a private wood chapel, which we chose to use as the backdrop for their ceremony since that blush color is just so pretty. Ashley + Matt knew they wanted something original and unexpected, and they totally achieved that experience at this adorable, quirky desert nursery. Could you get much more romantic than just the two of them with the setting desert sun and the words “I do”? After the shoot, they promptly jumped on a plane to Mexico to celebrate with a tropical honeymoon. I’m just so happy when I get to photograph couples who want nothing more than to celebrate their love and join their lives together, no matter the obstacles!