Jess & Juan's Stylish Studio Engagement Photos by Altf Photography

Jess & Juan's Stylish Studio Engagement Photos by Altf Photography
Jessica Valentin & Juan Graham by JMC and Altf Photography.  Jess & Juan will marry this fall in a romantic, bespoke wedding at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Jessica Valentin & Juan Graham by JMC and Altf Photography.  Jess & Juan will marry this fall in a romantic, bespoke wedding at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

You may remember Jess & Juan from their Central Park, New York City Engagement Photos and my International, Stylish, and in Love blog post.  Considering that the love story of these two span the globe, one engagement session just would not do...We had to represent the West Coast!  

Jessica Valentin and Juan Graham are one of those couple's that everyone falls in love with, and they have become somewhat of an urban legend.  From the moment Jess called me in the fall of 2013, my inner Long Island girl clicked with her inner Bronx chick, and we were instantly a team.  Add Juan to the mix - he's just dreamy, Jess' perfect match, and has a calming zen that reminds me of my own husband - and it felt fated for us to work together.  

Jess had this pink tulle skirt made without knowing when and where she would wear it, only that she felt as if you can only rock a tulle skirt when you are about to be a bride!   Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Jess had this pink tulle skirt made without knowing when and where she would wear it, only that she felt as if you can only rock a tulle skirt when you are about to be a bride!  

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

As we set off planning together, each person that met Jess & Juan became instantaneously smitten.  Their story, their personalities, and their wedding plans (this one is going to knock you out!) became water cooler chatter for our wedding industry partners, and excitement has been building steadily ever since their visits in December and February.

Bride Jess is the perfect blend of girlie and bad ass!  Her pink tulle skirt and statement necklace are balanced by the plain black T and the rock and roll black banded shoes. Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Bride Jess is the perfect blend of girlie and bad ass!  Her pink tulle skirt and statement necklace are balanced by the plain black T and the rock and roll black banded shoes.

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Bride on a Box!  Bride to Be Jessica loved posing with the lights and the fan.  She was built for pictures! Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Bride on a Box!  Bride to Be Jessica loved posing with the lights and the fan.  She was built for pictures!

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

So imagine how sad our friends at Altf Photography were when, in two visits, they had yet to meet them in person!  Jess & Juan booked John Michael Cooper and Dalisa Cooper to shoot their wedding without ever having met them or even spoken to them.  Their style was just such a perfect match!  But Dalisa was growing curious about our new friends, and when Jess announced that she would be visiting in July Dalisa said, "Well, we just have to get them in the studio and in front of the camera!"

I love a man with a strong sense of fashion!  Juan is one of those guys who feels at once old world and modern.  He never fails to impress, and is always one of the best dressed men in the room with his now infamous sports coat and jeans combo.  His calm demeanor is the perfect foil for Jess' vivacious personality. Engagement Photo by Altf Photography |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

I love a man with a strong sense of fashion!  Juan is one of those guys who feels at once old world and modern.  He never fails to impress, and is always one of the best dressed men in the room with his now infamous sports coat and jeans combo.  His calm demeanor is the perfect foil for Jess' vivacious personality.

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

And so we did!  And the chemistry was out of control!  Jess's pink tulle skirt was captivating for someone like Dalisa, who loves all things girlie and editorial.  Juan and John bonded over car pics and fancy, manly equipment.  And because Jess loves my littles so much, we ever had the kids pop into the studio for a short but comical distraction.

Jess's face as my kids bounced into the studio!  She really is too much! Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Jess's face as my kids bounced into the studio!  She really is too much!

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

When Dalisa and JMC finally got these two in front of the camera, it was just all magic!  I've never seen so many gorgeous photos come together so quickly.  One frame after the next, Jess and Juan were perfect together, and the chemistry of having another couple behind the scenes pulled it together with amazing results.

Jessica Valentin and Juan Graham.   Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Jessica Valentin and Juan Graham.  

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

I love them.  That is all.  And I know that you will fall in love with them and their wedding right along with me and the rest of our team!  

Jess & Juan are picture perfect.    Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Jess & Juan are picture perfect.   

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

I love how they love each other!  It's no wonder that the Las Vegas wedding world is obsessed with them! Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

I love how they love each other!  It's no wonder that the Las Vegas wedding world is obsessed with them!

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Beauty by Makeup in the 702  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

The bride to be in white kisses her groom.   Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

The bride to be in white kisses her groom.  

Engagement Photo by Altf Photography | Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito Events.

Only 43 days away from their sparkling and romantic wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

Until then, we've got some behind the scenes video footage below!  

Please feel free to leave your comments and your well wishes to Jess & Juan below.  And if there is something you want to see a sneak peek of on the wedding day, let me know!

Always...

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Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.