I think I have died and gone to flower heaven. Seriously, these florals by City Blossoms LV got me swooning the moment that I picked them up for this amazing shoot!! They nailed every detail that I wanted in the florals for this styled shoot. From the pink peonies to that amazing succulent boutonniere! But we can’t forget that adorable flower crown, it’s my first session with one and I just had to say yes, No shame. lol. As a creative I think it is extremely important to continue to do things for yourself. Set up a self project and step outside your comfort zone. Wether you are a photographer, a painter, a calligrapher, whatever… do something for yourself every now and then to keep those creative juices flowing. It’s also practice! Practice makes perfect and I do believe that it is extremely important to do things to better your craft!! Since relaunching my website this year and really narrowing down my branding I wanted to do a bridal shoot. Including the amazing colors of that bouquet that match my branding, and of course in the wonderful Las Vegas desert. Where else would I be going, really. Thanks to the beauties who helped along with the hair and makeup, and my wonderful models. We made one heck of a team and I can’t wait to plan something else soon!


Florals by City Blossoms LV

Hair by Valarie Phillips

Makeup by Samantha F. with Amelia C & Co.






















I met Edith on another one of my clients graduation sessions. I bonded with all of them so quickly during their shoot I felt like it was one huge laughing fest and not really a portrait session. After Edith had told me that she may be interested in doing a portrait session for her Graduation but she wasn’t quite sure. A few weeks later I’m so glad she changed her mind and decided to do it because our session was such a blast and her images are gorgeous! From her first email to her session, she was always so sweet, so prompt, and extremely understanding while scheduling. I knew that when her day came for her portraits, that it was going to be a breeze. We bonded quickly and this girl did great in front of my lens! She brought her younger brother Max along, because he’s graduating too! Max was also an amazing sport for pictures with his big sister! How awesome is it that they graduated the same weekend? Capturing the brother sister friendship was so much fun. Edith graduated this Spring with her Master in Science in Occupational Therapy from Touro University.. way to go girl!!! Before that she was at UNLV for 4 years. Max graduated from UNLV and was  majoring in Music Education. This guy is always involved with something musical, Edith told me in our emails that he has had several cruise contracts, traveling to different locations playing with a band. How awesome is that? Whatever you decide to do next Max, I hope you have a blast!!

These two killed their session, and embraced the spring time bugs with me at Wetlands Park. I may have gotten bit by numbers little bugs during our session but I think the outcome was way worth it! Also, photographer FYI, don’t wear sweet smelling lotions on session days. Fail on my part.















































Oh my dear friend! Your style is just adorable. I am loving all the boho fashion that has been coming my way this spring!

What better way to spend your birthday than a early morning sunrise portrait session with me!! I think both of us were too excited we barely slept. Once my alarm hit I jumped out of bed, grabbed my gear and headed out the door! My first real time getting up for a sunrise session and I think it went great!

Enjoy all of my favorite images from Jessica’s desert sunrise session in the Las Vegas desert!

xo Lianna

























It’s about darn time that I get this blog post up! I know I’m a slacker when it comes to my blog lately, and I’m sure I say this every blog post. Maybe by 2017 I will get my sh@$ together and blog more than once a month or so. lol until then I’m going to try my best and give myself a pat on the back for getting this post up today!! Life happens, people get busy, and you know what… that’s okay!!!

I got to put together a fun little project with some awesome friends of mine! Having creative friends is amazing! One thing I enjoy doing, and I know I will be doing more of, is being able to do fun projects with some other creatives and seeing amazing work come out of all the team efforts! As a photographer and I’m sure any other creative, sometimes you need to do what YOU want to do to keep your creative juices flowing. You know? Make time to do the things you really enjoy, push yourself further and do things you might not have done before. Work with someone new, and try something different!

This boho styled shoot was so much fun! Callie, our amazing model rocked it for her first time being in front of the camera. I swear I didn’t have to say to much to her, she was amazing. She also styled the clothing for the shoot. All Free People clothing! From her very own closet. Girl has some amazing style.

Hair colored + styled by Valarie Phillips @valarie.ann_

Makeup by @_samanthasue

Photography by yours truly @liannamariephoto












































Little miss Kenzie Ann was born February 18th 2016. I was hoping she would come on my birthday but you know she didn’t feel like being evicted from her mommy’s belly that day apparently. It’s cool though. She shares a birthday with her cousin! February, you are a popular one. Kenzie is my sweet new little niece! Some of you reading this were probably wondering why I would want someones child to be born on my birthday.. well thats why. So she can share a birthday with the cool aunt.. 😉 Kidding, to all of Kenzie’s other aunts who may be reading this too, lol. Kenzie’s room was absolutely perfect for her little lifestyle newborn shoot. The best light in the house, my dream for a photoshoot. I was also really excited because Meigan + Keith have been working hard on getting her room all ready and I finally got to see it finished! Purples and grays……. If you know me you know that is LIFE! My absolute favorite colors. Plus the elephant theme is absolutely adorable.

Anyways, I have been photographing the Choate family before they even officially became “The Choate’s” and now that they are a family of four I’m excited to capture the beautiful moments and watch Kenzie grow.  Mikayla is one amazing big sister and a wonderful helper for her mom. Watching them two together is totally adorable. I love you Choate’s so much, and I hope you all enjoy!