We migrated towards each other.  It was as simple as that.

Carly and I met each other in a graphic design class in college about 3 years ago.  There were about 26 people in the class, and about 23 of them were weirdos- excluding us and Desi :)  After we all had to stand up and say our names and what we wanted from the class, i immediately knew that she i and would be friends…at least for the semester.  I had no idea how close we would become.  Fast forward to now, and Carly has been a second shooter and hang-out pal for most of the weddings I’ve shot, she’s helped me out in my business decisions, we’ve laughed and cried over family & in the midst of ridiculously hilarious situations, and I’ve never traveled with anyone else as much as i have with her!  So, needless to say, I was absolutely honored and thrilled to photograph she and Chris’s super fun and creative wedding at the Artisan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV!  It was a simple, vintage-glam wedding and was exactly who they are…fabulous.  Enjoy!


The flowers were all arranged by Carly’s great friend, and bridesmaid, Megan Davis.  She did an incredible job including Carly’s grandmother’s wedding rings and Chris’s mother’s locket into the feathery bouquet. IMG_0322IMG_0432chris prepIMG_0593

These chandliers were everywhere!DEETS1

Then it was some alone time for portraits of the gorgeous bride.  And, since the hotel was aaammaazzing, i wanted to use as much of it as i can…and we didn’t want to melt in the Las Vegas 100 degree weather :)IMG_0570


Carly and her bridal party surprised Chris by dancing down the was awwweesome!!  IMG_0629


They’re going to have such beautiful babies, right?! :)red chair

I didn’t cry the whole day until i shot this image.  Then the floodgates opened…look how beautiful she is.IMG_0587

My favorite shot of the day!IMG_0483 for blogIMG_0785IMG_0796deetsIMG_1032tableIMG_1088

Yep, an Elvis and a Magician.  BEST.RECEPTION.EVER.enterainmentIMG_1052IMG_1122IMG_1041

BEST.CUPCAKES.EVER by Mad Hatter CupcakescupcakesIMG_1236

AANNNND, here i am :)  i just had to, ok?!  haha.IMG_1190

And, so did Matt :)  Btw- my husband was the greatest assistant i could have ever asked for :)  Thanks hun!IMG_1174IMG_1360

Chris & Cah- WE LOVE YOU GUYS.  Thank you both again for allowing me to document your wedding day.. It was PERFECT and so much fun.  Thanks for letting Matt and I dance our booties off until 2am :)  I can’t wait to meet the little Elle!!

Love, Jax

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Lindsay Costanzo

I’m absolutely loving your blog! I stumbled across you while searching for reviews on weddings at the Artisan. My fiance and I are thinking about getting married there next April. Do you think you could give me an honest review of it? I’ve read on a lot of pages that the partying is a big scare factor. Can you or the bride let me know how it was? Thanks!!

Kristen Palma

Jackie, these pictures are amazing! Great job-you’re so talented!

jenny lindsey

Fantastic! Love every shot but really love the ones with the frist dance with Elvis in the background and the ones with the bride and Elvis. Just stunning!

Andrea Comer

Jackie these are absolutely amazing! You are amazing! What a great wedding!

nichole abruzzise

holy crap, jackie. really. is it too early to book you for my wedding?

Adrienne Gunde

Wow!!! These are all sorts of phenomenal and stunning! Carly is such a beautiful bride and I love all the unique details and the whole feel of the wedding (the hotel is a dream!) The portraits are all gorgeous – especially the ones of the bridal party!

Marissa Rodriguez

I LOVE EVERYTHING about this wedding! She is so beautiful! The flower, the bridesmaids, the rings, the details, just everything is stunning! I love your work!!!

courtney ellzey

Jackie..these images are divine!
I am so thrilled that carly has
you in her life and that you were
able to be in Vegas to capture
Chris and Carly’s day.
Beautiful work..truly.
I KNOW carly is freaking out over
these photos…

i look forward to meeting you.

Kelly Decoteau

Jackie, Another job well done! You captured the essence of the wedding perfectly. I love our group shots in the lobby and Carly and Chris on the sofa. It was so great to finally meet you! See you in a few months!!!!

Michelle Angarita

Beautiful!! Such a fun wedding and the pictures capture that perfectly!! I love the rings in the cupcake.


yay! i was sooooooo excited to see these! carly is beautiful and blessed to have had you capture her wedding day! i want to get married again so you can do mine!


JACKIE!! I’m drooling. Thank you so much for everything. These images are beautiful, and were exactly what I envisioned when planning the entire wedding. Because, you know, the pictures are the most important part of the big day. :)

I’m going to look at them… again… for the 378238th time. xo


Absolutely gorgeous! Every single nailed them! How fun shooting one of your closest friends weddings! You did a wonderful job! <3


LOVE the ring shot…awesome!!! Looks like it was an amazing wedding…gorgeous photos! Great job!

Simeon Rodgers

WHOA thats HOT Jackie! Such a beautiful spread you got here, Very Nice! B+G portraits are suh-wheet and that is one delicious ring shot!

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