April 29
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When Destiny agreed to travel from California to Florida with her best friend for a weekend trip, she never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams.  But, as life would have it, she did.  Destiny and Andy knew right away that the spark they first felt was something special.  It was different and worth pursing.  Destiny moved to Florida to be the man of her dreams and soon they were planning their destination wedding in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas was the perfect fit for them, since they had family traveling from Southern California and various other parts of the country.   After our phone chats and skype meetings, I was super excited to finally meet Destiny and Andy a few days before their wedding.  They were even more awesome in person and I knew we would have a great time documenting their big day.

On the day of their wedding, we met up at the Hard Rock Hotel where they were getting ready.  Destiny was getting the finishing touches to her hair and makeup by the talented ladies of Makeup in the 702 when I arrived.  Jason met Andy in his best man’s room where they too were getting into their suits and looking dapper.  We did a quick first look outside the hotel before heading over to the beautiful Springs Preserve where the ceremony and garden cocktail reception were taking place.

The Springs Preserve, smack in the middle of Las Vegas, is an oasis in the desert with it’s botanical gardens, pretty trails, and beautifully manicured landscaping.  It’s one of our favorite wedding venues and knowing that Faith from Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events was Destiny and Andy’s wedding coordinator, well, I just knew we were in for a treat!  I absolutely loved Destiny’s color scheme of navy blue and hues of pinks.  The decor, the pretty florals by The Palette Floral Design , and delectable desserts and gorgeous hand-painted cake by Peridot Sweets flowed perfectly with the pretty garden setting.

Destiny and Andy chose to have their closest friends and family with them for their big day.  Their ceremony and reception were full of love, laughter, and sweet moments and I think this is exactly how Destiny and Andy wanted it to be.

Vendor Love

Getting Ready Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hair & Makeup Artist: Makeup in the 702

Wedding Venue: Springs Preserve

Photography: The Emerics

Catering: DiVine Events

Desserts: Peridot Sweets 

Wedding Coordinator: Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events

Officiant: Flawless Ceremonies 

Photo Booth Rental: Premier Photo Booth 

 

D+A:  Congratulations! We absolutely loved hanging out with you guys on your wedding day.  We hope you enjoyed your honeymoon to the max! xo

April 15
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I’m so excited to share our latest wedding with you all today because Amy and Ben are two amazing people.  They are so full of love for each other, their daughters, and their family.

Amy got her hair and makeup done at Vision Salon, then made her way to Bali Hai Golf Club to get into her gorgeous dress.  After which, we had some time to get a few nice bridal portraits and some fun shots of her and her twin sister & maid of honor.  Meanwhile, Jason met up with Ben at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel, where he and his best man were getting ready themselves.  Amy and Ben wanted to keep things traditional, so they chose not to have a first look.  Ben saw his beautiful bride for the first time as she walked down the aisle.  After the ceremony, where Amy and Ben exchanged their own personal vows to each other, we took a golf cart ride to the beautiful golf course grounds for some portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. alone together.

The reception that followed was full of funny toasts, dancing, and mingling among friends and family!

 

Vendor Love

Photography:  The Emerics

Hotel: The Four Seasons

Hair & Makeup Artist: Mina at Vision Salon 

Ceremony & Reception: Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club

DJ: Knights & Sound Entertainment

 

 

March 09
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Michelle and Grimaldy flew in from cold and snowy Boston, MA to sunny and warm Las Vegas to tie the knot last month!  The weather could not have been more perfect for these two love birds.  I’d been chatting with Michelle for months, so when we finally met the day before the wedding, it was like seeing a good friend.  Michelle is the type of person that lights up the room with her big warm smile and contagious laughter.  Grimaldy compliments her perfectly with his cool and calm demeanor.  Together, they make it work.

Michelle was getting the finishing touches for her hair and makeup by the talented ladies of Your Beauty Call when we arrived on the big day!  Michelle did an amazing job with all the details and I just loved the personalization she put into everything, from the bridemaids’ tank tops to their snazzy tumblers.  Time moved quickly and once she was in her gorgeous Maggie Sottero wedding dress, it was time for the first look with her soon-to-be husband, Grimaldy.  After some hugs and kisses, we met up with the rest of the bridal for a few shots on the strip before heading to Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club for the picture perfect ceremony and reception.

The rest of the day was a blast!  These two had the best bridal party with them and there was tons of laughing and joking the entire day.  Their day was filled lots of love and happiness, the way a wedding day should be!

M+G:  Thanks for having us photograph your wedding day!  We wish you a lifetime of laughter and happiness together.  Hope your honeymoon was amazing! xo

Vendor Love

Photography:  The Emerics

Hotel: The Cosmopolitan 

Hair & Makeup Artist: Your Beauty Call

Ceremony & Reception: Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club

DJ: Knights & Sound Entertainment

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February 13
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I’ve been working on something new for months now and hinting about it on our facebook page!   Well, the day is finally here and I’m thrilled to now be offering lifestyle and children photography, as well as weddings & couples. This is an entirely new endeavor and we’ll have an entirely separate website, facebook page, and instagram for my family photography.  Why not add another portfolio page to The Emerics and call it a day? Here’s why.   The  name for this new site is Jessie Emeric | Lifestyle Photographer.  Keeping it simple, folks!  But, as you can tell by the name, this is just me. Yup, Jason won’t be photographing the kiddos and families alongside me.  So, it just made sense to have a separate website for my lifestyle kids and family portraits, plus it’s a different set of clients.  Of course, Jason and I will most definitely still be offering the same photography coverage for wedding, engagement, and couples here!  We absolutely love photographing weddings together and nothing’s changing about that!

Here’s the deal, though, I don’t just want to offer plain ‘ol family portraits or stiff and boring photos of your child. No way! I want to offer families the same kind of happy, natural, and fun photos we offer our wedding couples. I want to capture the natural smiles, the belly laughs, the family connections. To me, photography is all about documenting life and life is unscripted and definitely not perfect. But life is oh so beautiful and if you let me, I want to show you how beautiful you and your family are, imperfections and all.

So, head on over to my new website and have a looksie, then go to the blog and enter the giveaway!!!  Up for grabs is one child, family, or high school senior lifestyle portraits session.

JE_PortraitGiveaway

Thanks so much to all the families who have already allowed me to capture a bit of their awesome families and kiddos!  I really am excited to meet many more wonderful families and kids who want something a little different to capture their loves! xo