Last spring, I photographed Liz & Jeff’s super fun and unique Vermont destination wedding at Jay Peak Resort and they totally made the wedding their own. Check out these seating charts made from old vinyl records. Love!

creative reception ideas for your Vermont wedding - a vinyl record seating chart

creative reception ideas for your Vermont wedding - a vinyl record seating chart

Also, Alice’s Restaurant at Jay was the perfect setting for their intimate wedding reception with family & friends.
Happy Wedding Planning.

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
your Jay Peak Resort wedding photographer

You’ve heard mention the weather a lot. For good reason because we’ve been alternating between either snowfall, 0 degrees and now 50 degrees a week later and then back again. However, I declare spring to be officially here knowing fully well that I’ll probably be eating those words by the end of the week.;-)But hey, such is late winter in the Northeast Kingdom.

In any case, enjoy an early spring with this photo of three adorable flower girls photographed at the Webster Barn at Steph & Steven’s Vermont barn wedding a couple of years ago:

flower girls at Vermont barn wedding

Enjoy spring while it lasts!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat

your spring loving Vermont wedding photographer

After three days in Las Vegas, we picked up our rental car and headed into the desert from some quality hiking. As we rolled out of Vegas, our first stop was Red Rock Conservation Area, which was only a short half hour drive from the Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

I absolutely fell in love with the area, the park is set up incredibly nice; once you pass the visitor’s center, you’re on a loop with many stops to pull over and head into the park for shorter hikes, longer hikes, rock climbing or just to take a few photos.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Could resist so we built our own little stone pile.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

It had rained the week before so the desert was in full bloom and surprisingly green.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Red Rock wedding photographer

Lunch break – we stopped at this cute little spot on our way to Death Valley and found … turtles! Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Late afternoon – entering Death Valley, full of life!
Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Zabriskie Point had been under construction and had just re-opened to the public 40 minutes before our arrival. It’s probably my favorite spot in the entire park …

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

…all I was desperately missing was a bride & groom to photograph on the rocks. This would be just perfect for unique wedding photos inside of Death Valley.
Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Our next stop was Badwater, the lowest point below sea level in the United States. What a change from our last visit back in 2001 – a parking lot, toilets …

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

… and, due to the rain, gorgeous reflective pools.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

In a plank trying to get the perfect angle to photograph the salt flats.
Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Success!
Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

The sun was setting at we left Death Valley to head back to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

The next day saw us visit the Hover Dam & Lake Mead where we decided to NOT take the helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon for just 39 Dollars per person. You know when something feels too cheap? Yeah, a cheap helicopter ride wasn’t going to happen. So instead, we crossed the new suspension bridge across the Hoover Dam by foot …

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

… which was high enough for my liking.;-)

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

It’s incredible how much water has been drained from Lake Mead over the last decade; I still remember the water level being a good 20 feet higher last time we stopped by.
Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

We headed over to Lake Mead and took the gorgeously scenic route along the lake heading north…

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

…into the Valley of Fire.

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Entering the land of red rocks!

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

Las Vegas Death Valley Red Rock wedding photographer

We saw so many incredibly cool places and realized how much we still love & miss the Southwest. As a result, we’ll be looking for a vacation rental in Henderson over the next couple of months so we’ll have a home base in Las Vegas for those long, cold winter months. However, Vermont will always be our home during the spring, summer & fall because we are Vermonters at heart.

What this means for you? If you want awesome wedding photos in Vermont, Las Vegas, Henderson and are looking for a wedding photographer who can rock unique wedding photos in Death Valley, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Zion or any other awesome location, just get in touch and we’ll make it happen.

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
Vermont & Las Vegas wedding photographer

Oh, and if you’d like to see more photos from our trip, just click on this link.

As a Vermont bride, you have an incredible amount of options when it comes to walking down the aisle. You can have one parent walk you down the aisle, have both parents walk you down the aisle, have a grandparent walk with you, a sibling or walk down the aisle by yourself.

There are plenty of reasons for wanting to walk down the aisle by yourself:

- you reject the notion of “being given away”
– the person who was supposed to walk you down the aisle passed away
– you would describe your relationship with your dad/step-dad/whomever as “complicated” and don’t want to step onto anybody’s toes
– because you can!

or – as it was the case for Corri, your dress is simply too wide.;-)

bride about to walk down the aisle

Keep in mind that there’s no right or wrong here, just what feels right for you!

Happy wedding planning.

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
your wedding photographer

We’ve had our Jay Peak Season’s Passes since October. Ever since then, it’s either been too cold, too windy, too icy or too busy to make the quick drive over to Jay and hit the slopes.

Not so last weekend – the sun was shining, it was a spring-y 38 degrees and the snow could not have been any better for this spring skier.;-)

Jay Peak skiing wedding photographer
In short, we had an awesome time & I can’t wait to get back to Jay to a) ski some more and b) photograph more spring/summer/fall/winter weddings because my Jay couples are awesome!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
your skiing Jay Peak Resort wedding photographer