July 21
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Courtney and Devin are a modern Seattle based couple who decided to hop on a plane and come to Las Vegas for the weekend.  This, however, was not going to be your ordinary gambling, buffet eating Vegas trip.  Nope, these two had a purpose. They were not coming to Vegas to catch the latest show on the strip or dance the night away, they came to Vegas to tie the knot.  Courtney and Devin wanted a quite and personal moment to declare their love to each.  There was no fanfare or big party.  Their love was all they needed.  They chose a modern downtown Las Vegas elopement and it was just right for them.

Through various emails back and forth, Courtney and I set up a place to meet in downtown Las Vegas after their ceremony to get some epic images from their first day together as Mr. & Mrs.  They were so much fun to chat with and photograph along the streets of downtown Las Vegas.  Being just the two of them there was no toast or cake cutting, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t add their own personal spin to the cake-cutting-feeding-each-other-tradition!  We ended our session with Courtney and Devin sharing a pizza (their favorite food!) and feeding each other the first slice! It was perfection.

I gotta say, this is why we do what we do.  The best thing about being a wedding photographer in Las Vegas is meeting couples from all over the country and all over the world.  We get to photograph weddings big and small, from elaborate events with 200+ guests to elopements with just 2 people.  Everyone has a different vision for their wedding day and we are so lucky to get to be there to document their perfect day.

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July 18
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One of my favorite families to photograph every year decided to gift their good friends, Erin & Joe, a portrait session with us and I couldn’t have been more excited.  Erin contacted me a couple of months ago about scheduling her session over the summer.  We set up a time to chat a bit and go over options and ideas for finding the perfect location for them.  They opted for Spring Mountain Ranch because it was close to them, plus they really love the scenery there with Red Rock Canyon in the background.  I couldn’t agree more, a Spring Mountain Ranch portrait session is sure to have dramatic backdrops and beautiful lighting!

We had a great time together.  There was lots of laughing, chatting it up, and just letting Erin and Joe be themselves.  These are the portraits that matter most.  The ones where your real smile shines through, were the love for each other is simply evident, and there is nothing fake about it.  Erin and Joe kept it simple and were just themselves throughout the whole session. Sure, they were a little nervous having a big camera pointed at them, but by keeping it fun and playful, they managed to relax and go with the flow.  We got some great shots of them showing how happy and in love they are still being newlyweds!  They even brought out their 3 fur babies with them and got some “family” photos with them too.  How fun is that!

The truth is, you don’t need a special occasion to get professional photos done with your love.  Take the time to have them done at least every few years.  It’ll be a fun time and you’ll have some great memories of the two of you being together, happy, and in love – just as you are!

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July 06
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Laura and Chris traveled from Australia to Las Vegas for a truly special destination wedding.  They worked with Faith of Faithfully Yours Wedding & Event Planning to create an intimate and relaxed day for them and their 30 friends and family, who also traveled all the way from Australia!  When planning a Las Vegas destination wedding, having an experienced wedding coordinator is such a great investment.  They’ll be able to take away the stress of planning a wedding and let you focus on the most important things, like the honeymoon! lol But seriously, having a wedding coordinator has tons of benefits, from great vendor referrals to keeping you organized.

Laura and Chris chose to host their Las Vegas destination wedding in one of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino patio suites.  They had a short and sweet ceremony officiated by Kymberli of Flawless Ceremonies right on the patio overlooking the strip. Then the 4 of us took a walk outside and we were able to capture some fun portraits of the newlyweds before heading back up to the suite, where their guests had been enjoying some delicious hors d’oeuvres by DiVine Events. As soon as we arrived the couple was announced and went right into their first dance as Mr. and Mrs.  Then came a few hilarious and heartfelt toasts and speeches.  The rest of the evening was spent chatting, dancing, and just enjoying everyone’s company!  Laura and Chris really appreciated having so many of their loved ones travel so far to witness their big day!  It was truly a beautiful celebration and we were honored to be a part of.

 

Vendor Love

Photography: The Emerics

Venue: MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 

Wedding Coordination: Faithfully Yours Wedding & Event Planning

Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Officiant: Flawless Ceremonies

Bouquet: The Palette Floral Design & Event Concepts

Catering: DiVine Events

Cake: Peridot Sweets

DJ: Elegant Entertainment 

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June 27
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There is nothing we love more than a couple madly in love.  This is Dana + Mike.  They compliment each other perfectly. These two came from Southern California to the beautiful Red Rock Country Club to say “I Do!” They brought with them about 50 of their closest friends and family from around the country to watch as they exchanged vows on a sunny morning in Las Vegas.  Dana + Mike have a love for adventure and rock climbing, so coming out to the Vegas desert and having the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon as their wedding day background was perfect for them.  They opted to have a morning ceremony, followed by a brunch reception, giving their friends and family an opportunity to enjoy some of the fun sights and attractions Las Vegas has to offer.

Dana and Mike chose not to do a first look, so after we got photos of them getting ready, Dana with her mother and bridesmaids, Mike with his groomsmen, and then we went right into their ceremony. After the sweet ceremony, full of laughter and personal vows, we went around the gorgeous grounds of the country club for photos before heading into the brunch reception. Dana and Mike walked in and started their first dance and then soon asked all their guests to join them in their first dance together as husband and wife.  It was a really special moment.  Special moments filled their day: Dana’s sister dedicated and sang a song for them, Dana danced with her father, Mike danced with him mom.  Dana and her siblings shared a jam session on the dance floor, Mike’s best man gave a funny toast.  And no one will forget the epic cake smash at the end!

Vendor Love

Venue: Red Rock Country Club

Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Florals: Enchanted Florist

Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes

DJ: The Music Solution

Videography: Langdon Video Services

Dana + Mike: Thanks for having us capture your truly special day!  We loved being a part of it and we wish you an amazing life together filled with adventures, love, and laughter!

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