We didn’t know what awaited in our future together. Our new journey as one. Khaled and I celebrated our wedding on March 14, 2009 with family and friends. It’s been an amazing two years, and we look forward to many, many, more. At times, it feels like it was just yesterday we were packing up for our honeymoon in Vegas; but today, it feels like it was forever ago.

I fell in love with Vegas the instant that I saw the mountains in the distance. I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first morning when we awoke with the most splendid view of the mountains and Vegas strip. I wanted to stay forever. Seriously, my heart longs to live in the west. I blame it on the fact that I was born in California, but my parents moved to Florida when I was two years old. I feel like something draws me back. Vegas gets me a step closer.

You can imagine the excitement when we received an inquiry in June of last year to return to Vegas for work. You mean you’ll pay me to do what I love AND visit one of my favorite places on earth? Someone pinch me.

Preparing for this upcoming trip made me nostalgic and I just had to share a few (from the thousands) of shots we captured during our honeymoon in 2009. We visited every hotel on the strip, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon (walked on the SkyWalk-well I might have been dragged out there kicking and screaming, don’t really recall the exact details…), the romantic gondola ride in The Venetian, ate at wonderful restaurants, including the Eiffel Tower Restuarant with the most stunning view of the city and Bellagio fountains, caught a magic show with David Copperfield at MGM and so many more memories. We had an unforgettable experience.

So this Friday, we are headed back to Vegas. This time we are going to have a rockin’ time with a fabulous couple, Kristin and Danny, and create some stunning images! Kristin is also a photographer based in Chicago and chose Vegas for her destination wedding. She’s one awesome chick and we can’t wait to meet them both!

Enjoy these images and keep in mind, this is before our business was born…before we had any idea that we’d be entrepreneurs…before we knew we could bring so much joy to others with our passion for photography…before we followed our heart and with every bit of faith, took a plunge to make our dreams come true.

(Photos taken with a Nikon D60 and Nikon Coolpix)