Snow Capped Red Rock Canyon Engagements | Kelsey + Ryan

I've known Kelsey and Ryan since my freshmen year of college, they were both two years ahead of me, and we all went to a small college in Colorado. Ryan is originally from Las Vegas, so we were bonded by our home of sin city! They are college sweethearts, and are honestly so perfect for each other, that I am so excited for them and their upcoming wedding!


Las Vegas engagement portraits our in Red Rock Canyon, captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. A smiling couple laughs into the camera while the man gives his girl a piggyback!

We were able to get some beautiful engagement photos for them during their time back in Vegas visiting Ryan's parents, and we lucked our that the Red Rock mountains were covered in a beautifully light dusting of snow! I shoot so many engagement and maternity sessions out in this exact spot, but wow oh wow have I never done one with snow in the back, it was such a treat! Especially since we all have that snowy college experience, it was like a special Denver detail to their Las Vegas engagement photos.


Red Rock canyon engagement portraits in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman walk towards the camera holding hands and laughing.

When Kelsey reached out about me capturing their engagement photos, I was ecstatic! One, because she is a drop deal gorgeous model, but also because I loved that they wanted to take them in Las Vegas even though neither of them live here and it was so much fun getting to see them both again. Ryan joked around 98% of the session, so I was actually surprised when I had gotten soooo many amazing shots from their session that weren't too out of focus from me laughing too much!


Man and woman hug and laugh together in the desert surrounded by cactus and joshua trees. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.

We were heading out for a sunset session, but the sun went behind the clouds well before sunset so unfortunately there was not beautiful backlighting or sunflares to had during that evening, but the gloomy weather did provide for some beautiful even lighting during their session! While I love sunflares and bright glowing portraits, the soft lighting a cloudy provides is just like a giant softbox in the sky that gives such creamy and dreamy skin tones.


To Kelsey + Ryan! May your marriage be filled with sunshine, laughter, all the kisses, and endless love.


Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman walking away from the camera while the woman turns around and smiles.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman sitting on the ground together cuddling and kissing.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Black and white photograph of man and woman holding each other and smiling.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman holding each other and smiling.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman kissing.
Black and white photograph of man and woman holding hands. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman sitting on the ground together cuddling.
Man and woman holding hands, showing off new engagement ring. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Black and white photo of man and woman kissing in the desert. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films. Man and woman walking towards the camera laughing.
Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Black and white photo of man and woman hugging and laughing. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.
Man and woman holding hands and kissing. Red Rock canyon engagement pictures in the snow. Captured by las vegas wedding photographer hayway films.

XOXO,

HAYWAY