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Cameron and Tammy Stay’s Photo Session at the Bellagio Hotel

Las Vegas Review Journal article about recently married couple Cameron and Tammy with our image, who celebrated their honeymoon outside the Bellagio, The couple received a free honeymoon from 1-800-Registry.

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By Michael Lyle
VIEW STAFF WRITER
Posted: Jun. 26, 2012 | 12:19 a.m.

Henderson couple Cameron and Tammy Stay, who are both confined to wheelchairs, have faced many obstacles in their lives.

But when it came to their honeymoon, a donation from 1-800-Registry, a company that specializes in honeymoons and travel, made their dreams come true by providing a weekend to remember.

“It’s been so overwhelming the last few months (with all we have received),” Tammy said. “We have to sit back and remind ourselves that we deserve this.”

Tammy has been in her chair for 17 years, while Cameron has been in his for seven.

The couple met in 2009 at an Abilities Expo in California. Cameron said he was infatuated with Tammy at first sight and introduced himself during the conference.

Even though Tammy was dating someone at the time, the couple stayed in touch.

Tammy moved to Las Vegas in April 2011 for a job. Trying to make friends in town, she reconnected with Cameron, who already lived here.

“He courted me for three months,” Tammy said.

Tammy said she saw something in Cameron, but she wasn’t ready to start dating.

“And then one morning, I just woke up and knew I was ready,” Tammy said.

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Cameron said the biggest challenge of dating was planning ahead to accommodate their disabilities.

“We have to plan out the logistics for everything,” Cameron said.

Even though she was laid off from her job a couple of months after moving to Las Vegas, Tammy said she knew everything had happened for a reason.

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About six months after they started dating, Cameron proposed.

“After eight months in the hospital (after the accident), I had lot of time to think about my life and dreams,” Cameron said. “I literally had to rewrite the majority of my dreams. I never envisioned somehow finding true love.”

As they planned their wedding, the couple kept stumbling on opportunities to have a dream wedding and honeymoon.

The couple found an organization called Wish Upon a Wedding, a nonprofit that gives weddings to couples with either debilitating diseases or who have gone through life-altering circumstances. They applied for a grant and were interviewed by the Las Vegas chapter.

Cameron said they were the third couple in Las Vegas to receive it. Wish Upon a Wedding paid for a 50-person wedding on April 19.

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas honeymoon photographer

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas honeymoon photographer

In January, the couple were at a bridal expo when they inadvertently met the CEO of 1-800-Registry.

“I had know idea he was the CEO,” Tammy said. “He was just so nice and laid-back.”

Tammy told him the couple probably weren’t going to take a honeymoon right away primarily because of expenses. They also mentioned they were going to look into a staycation because Las Vegas has many attractions, many of which are wheelchair-accessible.

“There are so many great things in our backyard we don’t experience,” Tammy said.

Tammy and Cameron were shocked when the CEO decided to donate the honeymoon.

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas honeymoon photography

They celebrated their honeymoon June 8-10 by staying at Bellagio and seeing “Blue Man Group” and “The Beatles Love,” a Cirque du Soleil show.

Cameron said one of the highlights of the weekend was going behind the stage of “Love” and meeting the cast.

“It was like having celebrity status,” Cameron said.

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas honeymoon photography

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas honeymoon photography

Tammy, who is involved with the disability community and is the Nevada state coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Nevada, said the couple appreciate everything that has been done for them. She hopes to share her story to inspire others.

“We are just average people who happened to find love,” Tammy said. “We both have our challenges. We want our story to inspire people. It doesn’t matter who you are. Never give up on finding love.”

Contact Henderson/Anthem View reporter Michael Lyle at mlyle@viewnews.com or 387-5201.

Floyed Lamb Park Peacocks

I just have to share this images! Those peacocks just rocked at the Floyed Lamb park! I captured the last week before our family session and just had to share them! :-)

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