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Linda & David – Fun, Fabulous, Feel-ful

June 25, 2012 | By | No Comments

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Girls just wanna have fun.


Exceptional Wedding Cinematography by my friend Terrence Lighten, Master Jedi of Lighten Films.Best Wedding Photographers Las Vegas FogartyFOTO The Grove Linda David  MG 5748 Linda & David   Fun, Fabulous, Feel ful

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Wedding & Ceremony Venue: The Grove

Priest: Father Arthur Yabes, Saint Cyprian Church, Sunnyvale, CA

Wedding Cinematography: Lighten Films

Wedding Gown & Veil: by Maggie Sottero – “Karina”, purchased at Brides of California, Sunnyvale, CA

Tiara: Rin’s Bridal, San Carlos, CA

Shoes: Liz Rene “Melissa”

Bridal Party Dresses: David’s Bridal

Junior Bridesmaid Dress: Alexia Designs from Rosie’s Bridal, Independence, MO

Groom’s Party Tuxes: Calvin Klein Collection, Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Custom Designed by David & Linda – Kay’s Jewelers

DJ: Good Vibrations DJ, Las Vegas 702-438-8091

Cakes: Cake Couture, Las  Vegas, Amy 702-782–9806

Uplighting: Woolard Productions

Original Music for Bridal Processional – Lucian Piane

Wedding Cinema vs Your Cousin Jimmy

June 19, 2012 | By | No Comments

I want all of my clients to understand the enormous difference between professional wedding cinematography and a home video made by a talented relative or friend.

Wedding videography has evolved dramatically in the last 10 years to the point where the better work now more resembles a high-quality Hollywood film – with tight editing and gorgeous lighting and moving storytelling – than the static, blurry, shaky, amateur work of old.

If you’re considering letting your Uncle Bob or good friend make the video for your wedding, I hope you’ll first take a look at the samples below.

The first video – labeled “Uncle Bob” – is borrowed from YouTube, and is representative of what you’ll get from a non-professional.

The film clips below Uncle Bob’s – labeled “Lighten Films” – represent the kind of excellence you can expect from a modern, full-time wedding cinematographer, like Terrence Lighten of Lighten Films here in Las Vegas.

Uncle Bob

Lighten Films



Authentic Japanese Ramen – Las Vegas Food Photography by FogartyFOTO

June 12, 2012 | By | No Comments

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Makes me hungry just looking at it!

Chef Yoshi wanted a nice photo of his new-recipe ramen for his new campaign in the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine advertising his Ramen restaurant Ramen Sora, in Las Vegas’ China Town.

Need some reasonably priced beautiful food photography for your updated menu, or for your upcoming advertising campaigin? We come to you, shoot on-location. Fast turn-around. Full buyout (you own the copyright.)  Give us a call!

Valley of Fire Elopement – Monica + Asa

May 19, 2012 | By | No Comments

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What do “available light” photographers do when the lights go out?

May 14, 2012 | By | No Comments

Flash + No Flash1 What do available light photographers do when the lights go out?

The above photos are out-takes from an intimate dinner I shot at Canaletto’s fine Italian restaurant in The Venetian this past weekend. In one shot my lights fired. In the other my lights did not.

What’s interesting is that my camera settings are otherwise identical – aperture f/2.8, shutter 1/60, ISO 3200. For the non-photographers that means WIDE OPEN. My high-end professional camera is at the outer reaches of its ability to take in light, and yet the unlit shot is really dark.

Wedding photographers work in places this DARK all the time.

I love working with “available light” when the available light is great. And then I also love reaching into my tool bag of different lights to create my own better light. Sometimes I make my own lighting conditions for artistic or dramatic purposes, but usually just to give your photos a little extra pop. Sometimes, like in the photo above, I’ve got to create my own light because there just isn’t any available light available.  :-)

As a wedding photographer, I have to solve this problem all the time – during receptions in low-lit banquet rooms; during intimate dinners in low-lit restaurants. Or outdoors after the sun has gone down.

I often wonder, what do “Available Light” photographers do when the lights go out?

I dunno. But it’s a question you should probably ask when you’re interviewing photographers for your wedding or event.

You should probably also ask to see examples of their work in dark conditions. On many photographers’ websites I don’t see any photos after the sun has gone down.

You’ll notice on my wedding portfolio and throughout my blog that I regularly post after-dark photos where I have created the light.

Low light conditions? Challenge Accepted.  :-)

I guess the lesson learned is, if you hire an “available light only” photographer, make sure your wedding is over before the lights go out! icon smile What do available light photographers do when the lights go out?

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Making your Elopement Marvelous!

May 9, 2012 | By | No Comments

Las Vegas is famous for Elopements. If you are looking for something more than just the same old chapel pictures,  you’re at the right place!  Why not get the portraits you want around Las Vegas?  We’d love to take beautiful portraits after your wedding ceremony.  Some of the places couples like are old Las Vegas (Freemont Street), anywhere around the strip, the Neon Boneyard (where old Las Vegas Signs go to be revered in their retirement), or other locations away from the strip that are as unique as Las Vegas, such as the ghost town in Nelson / Eldorado Canyon, or the dry lake bed.  Why not beef up your wedding day with awesome photos in multiple locations?  We create Elopement packages specifically for you. We love producing high quality and timeless wedding portraits to last a lifetime. Allow your family and friends to enjoy your wedding day through beautiful images.  Give us a call, send us an email or drop us message on facebook and we’ll create your Elopement package together.  702-518-3447

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Military Elopement – Paryse & Commander Mike @ Valley of Fire

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Elopement at the Bellagio Casino on The Las Vegas Strip

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