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Shelley + Dusty married!

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This was a very special wedding for me.  You see, my cousin Shelley got married!  And... it was in Mazatlan, Mexico.  I was able to fly in a week early and spend time with my mom, sister, cousins, aunt and uncle and grandma.  It was an amazing week, beautiful weather, and just a great time. 

Here is my favorite from the day:

A few days before the wedding, they had their bachelor and bachelorette party's.  Here are a few from that:

Shelley and Dusty are the most laid back people you will ever meet.  I don't think that she knew what time the wedding was going to start... well until it actually started!  It was quite a trec to get out to the wedding site.  It was on Stone Island.  They had buses, taxi's, truck's, van's and pulmanea's getting people to the boat dock, then a short boat ride and another bumpy ride in the back of a truck got you to the site!  When the day came, everthing came together so beautifully!  It was amazing...

Shelly was the youngest of four siblings, then about 10 years ago, she got 2 younger sister's!  Here is her sister Brisa putting a hair wrap in.  She used all bright colors for wedding. 

Here are the boats to take you to Stone Island.

Arriving at the island...

Shelley put her wedding dress together.  She got her skirt from Free People and paired everything together just beautiful.  She then found a local to hand bead an intricate belt to wear. 

Her shoes:

The rings:

Shelley had 15 bridesmaids to help her get ready!

Here is her adorable neice Seirra~

Getting ready:

Next I met Dusty and his guys.  He bought everyone these great leather belts:


Shelley (isn't she beautiful?!)

The girls:

The wedding site:

Here is our grandma Betty.  She is the sweetest person you will ever meet.  She was a huge help in getting me down to Mazatlan!

Dusty's first look at Shelley!

They had an african band playing the bongo's and blowing a conch

I loved that noboday wore shoes!

Shelley's mom and dad~

Married!

Shelley had planned a lot of these shots.  She came prepared with a surfboard, mango's and a coconut!

These are so cute!

The sky and lighting was changing the entire night.  It was sooo gorgeous!

All these decorations were put together by Shelley and her friends.  They were so bright!  Even hammocks to relax in!

Here is my mom with Zoe.  THANK YOU mom!  She watched my baby all day so I could shoot the wedding:)

The sky just lit up bright pink and orange for about 10 minutes... It was surreal!

The band that played earlier when they came down the isle, were also fire dancers!  It was so cool, Zoe loved it too!

Shelley and Dusty watching

Instead of cake, they had cookies.  Shelley makes the cookies at her parents coffee shop in Mazatlan.

First dance:

Father-daughter:

Mother-son:

Another one of my cousins sang.  Sarah did three songs all accapella, she is incredible!

Hula-hooping!

They had another reggae band play the rest of the night, it was so much fun!

Thank you so much Shelley and Dusty for having me shoot your wedding!  You guys are so amazing, and I wish you the best in the years to come!  Love you!

~Nelli

ALSO... a huge THANK YOU to Jesse.  He stayed at home and watched the older 5 kids.  He did a great job too.  Here is a pic while I was away:

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Previous Comments

Alli Phillips: I absolutely love these photos! Nelly seriously you are an amazing photographer.

Kyle MacLennan: These are amazing... So stoked to be a part of this epic family of ours

Melissa Ross: I really enjoyed looking at these...they were beautiful! What an amazing place to get married! And I LOVE the pic at the end of home...too funny!!!

Danny Krenwinkel: Great Shots!!!! What a cool wedding.

Nate J: Nelli, you captured some of the most amazing moments and that sunset was insane keep up the great work.

Andrew S: soo awesome...beautimous

Steven MacLennan: Hey Nelli, Hats off to you, fantastic eye behing the lens, excellent lighting, well done! It seems as though the Creator let a lot of creativity flow in the family tree. Between you, Kristen, Kyle, Jon, Sarah we have an abundance the arts. As another who appreciates photography I have to say I am really impressed! Kudos and thanks for taking Diane and I there even though we couldnt be there! ;v)))

Gma betty: Nelli most amazing fotos, Nelli you are the best! ;v)

Gma betty: Nelli most amazing fotos, Nelli you are the best! ;v)

janelle: wow....thats really the only word i can come up with WOW!!!!! good job nelli :)

tom lonsdale: nelli, unbelievable photos, they really are amazing,,you really captured the moments, ive never seen such cool shots, thank you soooooooo much!!!muchas gracias,love uncle tommy,,thanks so much just for beening there ,i cant believe you posted pics so fast with doing another wedding and all your family,,you are incredible,,,

kristin eldridge: Nelli...these are amazing. I so wish I could have been there. You are so talented. I love all the images...gorgeous.

Steven MacLennan: Incredible work Nellie! Hats off to you and your eye behind the lens. Though we were not able to be there you allowed us a oppurtunity to go through your work, thanks a bunch. The Creator has definitely left his touch in the family tree when it come to creativity! Thanks again, Steven and Diney

Steven MacLennan: Incredible work Nellie! Hats off to you and your eye behind the lens. Though we were not able to be there you allowed us a oppurtunity to go through your work, thanks a bunch. The Creator has definitely left his touch in the family tree when it come to creativity! Thanks again, Steven and Diney

Liz: wow, Nelli...Bravo! These shots are amazing and what a spectacular wedding to be a part of! Thanks for sharing!

Sheri Barstad: Nelli, you did an incredible job! It was so much fun to look at all the pictures, we had such a good time at the wedding!

Alicia : Nice job mom!

jboone: Awesome, awesome Nelli. This looks like an amazing wedding and I love how you shot it.