February 10
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Jasper and Aaron chose the Wedgewood Las Vegas at Stallion Mountain Golf Club because of the beautiful mountain views.  With family and friends coming from Florida, California, and other parts of the country, Jasper and Aaron felt a destination wedding in Vegas would be the best choice.  I couldn’t agree more.  Las Vegas has tons of attractions and entertainment for out of town guests and beautiful venues to have a classy wedding, like theirs.

This was our first wedding of 2016 and it was a perfect way to start the new year off right!  Jasper and Aaron are such a sweet couple!  They compliment each other so well and are so down to earth and fun to be around.  Their bridal party and friends were a blast and made our job a breeze!  I absolutely loved the bridesmaid dresses and the decor throughout the reception.  It was simple and lovely.  We seriously had the best time and wish them an amazing life together as Mr. and Mrs. Shankman!!!

 

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February 02
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Aside from the wedding day, Jason and I really love photographing engagement sessions! It’s during the engagement session that our couples get to know how we work and get comfortable around us and our cameras! During the engagement session, we build a trust that leads us to an amazing wedding day experience together. Our couples know the poses, they trust that we’re going to work together with them and bring out genuine emotions and smiles during their portrait session. Capturing a couple’s pure joy and love during the engagement session and then again during their wedding day is what we live for!  We highly encourage all of our couples to include an engagement session with us before the wedding day and we include the engagement session in most of our collections.  Keep reading to get a few tips to ensure your engagement session is gonna rock!

4 Tips for a  Fabulous Engagement Session!  

  1. Location.  Choose a spot that you love and have a connection with for the shoot.  Don’t worry so much about how pretty it is, but more about how it makes you feel.  It could be your favorite place to go for a walk, the spot where he proposed, or even where you met.   If you enjoy playing sports together, a photo shoot on the soccer field or basket ball court would be perfect.  If your idea of a good time is to get all dressed up for a night on the town, then a glam shoot is more for you.  Wherever you choose, it should be a location that works for your style and personalities.location_las_vegas_red_rock_engagement_photographer location_modern_downtown_las_vegas_engagement_photography-06
  2. What to wear.  I always say, wear what you’re comfortable in.  If your soon-to-be-hubby is a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy, don’t ask him to wear a suit and tie for the engagement session.  Likewise, if you’re favorite outfit consists of a cute dress and Toms, don’t overdo it with 3 inch heels.  But if dressing up is your thing, go for it all the way!  You want your engagement session to reflect who you are right now.  Wearing an outfit that you love and are comfortable in are going to make you feel confident and beautiful and that will show through in your photos!  what_to_wear_1_downtown_las_vegas_red_rock_engagement_photographer what_to_wear_las_vegas_engagement_photographer
  3. Professional hair & makeup.  This one goes along with tip #2.  Having a professional do your hair and makeup just makes you feel good!  You know you’re looking awesome and that’s going to make you feel confident and that confidence is definitely going to show in your photos!  You are gonna rock it!  Lots of  our brides choose to have their trial done before the engagement session and that works out perfectly! proH&M_las_vegas_engagement_photographer ProH&M_las_vegas_red_rock_engagement_photographer
  4. Have fun.  This is by far the most important thing to remember.  Just have fun and enjoy being together.  Forget about the stresses of wedding planning and use this time to  reconnect and remember why you are getting married in the first place. You’re in love, you have fun together, you laugh together, you dream together, and now you’re ready to tell the world you just can’t live without each other!  Here’s to making new memories together! fun_las_vegas_engagement_photographer fun_las_vegas_mount_chareleston_engagement_photographer fun_las_vegas_scrabble_engagement_photographer fun_modern_downtown_las_vegas_engagement_photography-09

 

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January 15
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We’re half way into January 2016 already and I am just getting around to reviewing our 2015.  Even with the ups and downs, we had such a full year.  We got to travel to some fun places with our family and Jason and I even got away without the kiddos to San Francisco+Sonoma County.  We took the kids camping in Utah for the first time.  We spent a super fun weekend with our family in Huntington Beach, CA!  The kids and I hiked to the Colorado River.  We got to go boating in Lake Mead. And the big highlight of the year was our 8 day trip to Florida!

Although I didn’t have a goal of races like 14 in 2014, I still managed to get quite a few races in for 2015.  Plus we got to travel for a few races, so that was even better!  I I ran my first trail half marathon  in Red Rock Canyon and my 3rd Tough Mudder.  I won a free registration from Pace Per Mile to Walt Disney World’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon, so we turned it into a runcation! The kiddos ran the Disney Kid 1 mile race.  We visited all 4 Disney parks and met up with friends that are like family.  I’d also ran the Disneyland Half Marathon in California earlier in the year so I complete the Coast to Coast Challenge and got a fancy medal for that 😉  I ran 3 Spartan races (2 with the hubs) and got my 2nd Trifecta.  The kids ran a Spartan Kid race too.  Lastly, I won another free registration to the Run Laughlin Half Marathon in December, which turned out to be a great race and a nice getaway for me and Jason too!

I’m looking forward to starting 2016 with new goals and plans.  I’m looking forward to fun adventures with my family and taking on new challenges.  But, for now, I’m happy to look back and reflect on all the good things that have taken place!  I am so grateful for it all!

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What’s your favorite memory of 2015?  Are you looking forward to 2016? What goals do you have for the new year?

 

January 04
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2015 has definitely been an exciting year.  It’s had it’s ups and downs, but through it all Jason and I have kept positive and focused on the important things in life.  We got to take some fun trips as a family this year, including our vacation to Florida and made some great memories!  We also traveled to San Francisco for Melissa + Mark’s destination wedding.

Working together is such a great experience and we look forward to many more years of working alongside each other photographing amazing couples!  Even with the photo bombs and getting in each other’s shots occasionally, we wouldn’t have it any other way!  I hope you enjoy taking a peek into our behind the scenes of 2015! You’ll see I’m always on the look out to fix our bride’s dress, I photobomb Jason’s shots (a lot), Jason is quite handy at taking photos while holding bags and even putting his camera down to take a cell phone pic for our couple’s guests.  Most importantly though, we hope you’ll get a glimps of all the fun we have fun with our couples and their guests, laughing and smiling the whole time!

2016 is already promising to be an exciting year full of fun travels, fabulous weddings, and some major changes.  We hope you keep in touch and follow along on facebook and instagram for all the latest weddings, shenanigans, and updates!

 

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