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Dry Lake Bed and Lake Las Vegas – Ha and Louie Elope to Las Vegas

August 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

All the way from Vietnam, Ha and Louie eloped to Las Vegas to get married. Smartly, they chose two locations that are quintessentially Vegas and desert American West – the Dry Lake Bed, and Lake Las Vegas, home to The Westin, Ravella, The Lake Club and Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas.
We captured their sparkling new love for each other in the bright vast dry lake bed desert and among the green trees and elegance of Lake Las Vegas. It was truly a pleasure to meet and to work with these two beautiful folks. Congratulations Luong and Ha!

Why’s the Fat Guy in the Way?

July 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

Why’s the fat guy in the way?

Here’s why.

I’ve Seen Las Vegas Downtown Public Art DANCE

July 15, 2015 | By | No Comments

DTLV, Downtown Las Vegas, Wall Art, Public Art, Las Vegas Elopement Photography, Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyAshley and Paul got married at the awesome Neon Museum, AKA The Neon Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. When they wanted some cool after-ceremony photos, naturally we had to scoot downtown to get some of the electric public Wall Art throughout DTLV.

These guys are so electric, they were so in love, that it’s as though walls just lit up and danced with color as they walked by. Did they? They did in my eyes.

To see if walls dance for you, all you gotta do is ask me to photograph your Las Vegas elopement or LV engagement or Las Vegas Wedding.

My reviews from past clients make me blush, they’re so good. Past clients talk about how much FUN we have, how great my lighting is, how much energy I have, how beautiful their photos are, and how well my wife Chris takes care of them from their first phone call until their gorgeous handcrafted album is delivered to their home.

Wanna see walls dance with color? Give us a call or txt :-)  702-274-4447 or drop us a line at info@stevenjoseph.us

 

Can you take professional photos inside the top hotels on The Las Vegas Strip? Yes. Maybe. Probably Not. How Badly Do You Want It?

July 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Las Vegas hotels on The Strip (The Wynn, Encore, The Bellagio, The Venetian, Palazzo, Mandalay Bay, The Cosmopolitan, The Flamingo, Paris Las Vegas, New York New York, The Stratosphere, Planet Hollywood, The MGM, City Center, Aria, etc.) have a well-earned reputation for being very unfriendly to outside professional photography. Very.

Can you take professional photos inside of Las Vegas Strip hotels and casinos?Any professional photographer in Vegas who has tried to take their bride & groom or other clients into a Strip hotel while using off-camera professional lighting can tell you about the Vegas Shuffle, where security approaches within a minute to throw you out. While being tossed is a little embarrassing and inconvenient, it could be much worse.

I understand their position completely. They are private businesses each with extraordinary investment in interior design that they’d like to control, and they have in-house photography franchises that have first dibs on all professional photography within the hotel.

So how did I arrange for this gorgeous couple to get professionally lit professional photography inside The Wynn?

I didn’t.

The groom did.

Professional Photography in The  WynnJoseph – who bought out the back of one of The Wynn’s restaurants for their reception – made it happen. While I don’t know all the details, I do know that he made repeated attempts over a period of weeks, made many many calls, was told by people without authority that he had approval when in fact he did not have actual permission until about one hour before we took these photos. Read More

Las Vegas Green Valley Ranch Wedding of Lindsay and Ed

July 12, 2015 | By | No Comments

I never get tired of telling and showing people why getting married at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV is such a smart move. It’s only 15 minutes from The Strip. They can accommodate the most intimate wedding of 2 people, all the way to the grandest gala of hundreds and hundreds. It’s relaxing and comfortable. I’ve seen their on-location coordinators and planners put together such incredible events that it is very unlikely you’ll need an outside planner. And can you believe there is a venue in the middle of the Mojave Desert that is this green, this lush, this soft?

Congratulations to Lindsay and Ed – more photos coming soon! It was my sincere honor to document your wedding!

Summer Wedding at Las Vegas Pauite Golf Resort – Lizeth and Jody

June 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

Can you get married in 109° heat in late June in Las Vegas? Heck yea!

A little dry heat and sunshine didn’t stop Lizeth and Jody as they committed their lives to one another in front of God and family and friends at the lovely Las Vegas Pauite Golf Resort. Despite the toasty weather, I heard not a single complaint from my couple nor any guests. And the Paiute makes a summer wedding as easy and comfortable as possible. For one, they have a lovely, bright, cool indoor ceremony space with floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Range in the distance. Once the ceremony is over the chairs are all taken away and the movable wall retracted to reveal the full grand ballroom, covered wall to wall in cool hard wood flooring. As we stepped outside to make formal portraits, Paiute’s top-notch staff kept everybody hydrated and fed with little snacks.

I’m looking forward to these guys returning from their honeymoon so that I can share these beautiful photos of their great day with them and their friends and family. Congratulations Liz and Jody!