The Desert Bride

Gorgeous Moroccan Bride.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
primative hanging lights.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
mesmerizing Moroccan elopement.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Romantic Bridal Boudoir... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful elopement calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
a romantic moroccan elopement.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
stunning moroccan elopement inspiration.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Agafy Desert, Morocco. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Above the Moroccan desert. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan desert oasis. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
delicate moroccan lace gown. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
bathed by the sun of the Moroccan desert. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Sharing a few of my favorite images from a beautiful editorial shoot, shot on location at an oasis nestled in the dunes of the Moroccan desert…

Exquisite model Eve Connolly courtesy of Distinct Model Management.  Transcendent makeup + hair styling by artist Lora Kelley.  Stunning calligraphy + stationery by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls.  Lace gown customized by Sarah Foy Design.  Delicate beaded crown by Fleur.   Earrings and necklace provided by Kristin Hayes.  Styling and creative direction provided by Pearl & Godiva for The Styling Pilgrimage in Morocco.

Yen + Andrew

Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

This lovely pair escaped the Windy City to bask in California’s glorious golden light. The flowering, rolling fields of Ojai, CA were simply stunning, and a perfect backdrop for Yen & Andrew’s beautiful destination engagement.

Viva Madrid

Parroquia San Jerónimo el Real de Madrid. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful Spanish architecture. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Church of San Andres | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Palacio de Cristal. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Modern art in Madrid.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exploring Madrid's art scene. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful botanicals. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exquisite bonsai. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Preening peacock | Sabatini Gardens, Madrid. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Parque del Retiro. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
European travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exploring Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Plaza Mayor | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Mercado de San Miguel | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish chorizo. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Madrid's Metropolis. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish sunset | Madrid skyline. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

A few moments from a recent visit to Madrid, now one of my favorite cities on earth. Acres of gorgeous gardens, countless architectural masterpieces, fragrant paella, sipping sangria on rooftops… it was love at first sight.

Bella + Jacob

Utterly sublime floral crown.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Garden elopement inspiration.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Watercolor-inspired wedding photography.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exotic flora.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous garden elopement.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Joyous couple.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ethereal elopement photography.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful New Zealand elopement.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Organic garden bouquet...  Floral design by Helen Sivakumar.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ohinetahi Estate & Gardens.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
...for Eternity.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

I had the pleasure of photographing these two love birds while traveling through New Zealand’s South Island earlier this year.  Collaborating with the stunningly talented team of creatives on this elopement editorial was such a delight!  One glance at the divine floral crown, bouquet, and boutonnieres, and I fell head over heels.  See our feature in Issue Six of Magnolia Rouge for more from this beautiful shoot…

Sublime floral design by Helen Sivakumar of Aromaunga Flowers. Bella’s stunning makeup by Brae Toia Makeup Artistry in Canterbury, NZ, and splendid hair design by Haley Saul, Hair Artist.  Beautiful set details provided by Reincarnation.  Photographed in the glorious private gardens of the Ohinetahi Estate, with film scanning and processing by RichardPhotoLab.com.

June + Daniel

California Citrus Wedding - Elan Klein Photography
Getting Ready.... Photos by Élan Klein Photography
Beautiful ribbon entrance. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Romantic rancho wedding. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Beautiful + fresh ceremony altar. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Pastel florals + chevron sequin linen. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Blush colored peonies. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Vintage tufted loveseat from Pow Wow Rentals. Photo by Élan Klein Photography.
Winter berries.  Photo by Élan Klein Photography
A Rancho Las Lomas Wedding. Photo by Élan Klein Photography
Exotic rancho wedding.  Photos by Élan Klein Photography
Rustic Rancho Wedding.  Photo by Élan Klein Photography

Loved capturing June and Daniel’s wedding at the always beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, nestled in the oak studded hills of Southern California.  Everything about this wedding was absolute perfection from start to finish!  See more from this beautiful wedding on www.StyleMePretty.com

Amazing Participating Vendors – Wedding dress: Sarah Seven; Florals, Coordination, & Design: Sweet Emilia Jane; Hair & Make-up: Thorne Artistry; Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals;  Reception Linens: Borrowed Blu; Cocktail Linens: La Tavola; Catering: 24 Carrots; Cake: Susie Cakes; Ceremony Musician: Pete Goslow; DJ: Austin Hendrix; Photobooth: Smilebooth; Videography: Modern 8 Films.  Film processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.