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Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner

May 6, 2014 | By | No Comments

2014 4 24 IMG 2257.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerThis artist’s piece (being shown on stage behind her) kicked off the auction, which ended up raising one million dollars for scholarships. Did you know that more than 300 developmentally & physically disabled people are waiting to get into Opportunity Village’s programs for want of funds? This fundraiser took a good bit out of that problem.2014 4 24 IMG 2273.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerLinda Smith – Chief Development Officer, Foundation Associate Director, and champion of the developmentally disabled.2014 4 24 IMG 2225.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 2231.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerLas Vegas author Jack Sheehan
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2014 4 24 IMG 2289.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 2306.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3218.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner“The Living Vine” stalked the crowd.
2014 4 24 IMG 3294.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerThe space and all at The Venetian was donated by The Sands Corporation. Thank you Sheldon Adelson!2014 4 24 IMG 3349.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerSome of the OVIPs who work in the food industry courtesy of their training and support from OV.2014 4 24 IMG 3355.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3377.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3385.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerThis group of young executives and entrepreneurs recently formed to support OV. This is their first group photo!2014 4 24 IMG 2142.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerIllusionist Seth Grabel and his lovely wife Tammy Shaw Grabel (publisher of Las Vegas Woman Magazine) were there. Seth knows how to make an entrance! icon smile Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner2014 4 24 IMG 2187.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 2218.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 2221.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerThis guy in the middle has just been hired by Trader Joe’s from OV’s jobs placement program. The guy on the left is Las Vegas author Jack Sheehan. He was kind enough to MC the event.2014 4 24 IMG 3463.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3466.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3478.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3487.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors DinnerThis generous couple paid a handsome sum for this beautiful piece – the first of the night to be auctioned.2014 4 24 IMG 3536.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner 2014 4 24 IMG 3547.CR2 Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner Venetian Opportunity Village Board of Directors Dinner

Russian Invasion of Las Vegas – I thought they’d be scarier and not so nice!

April 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

Nikita contacted us while he was still in Moscow. We used Facebook chat to work out the details.

He drove a very hard bargain! but I expected no less from a Volkswagen dealer. Apparently car salesman are just as tough in Russia as they are in the USA.

We met in the early afternoon at their chapel, took two photos before the chapel photographer chased us away. We then spent 2-3 hours having fun on The Strip. We went to Bellagio and made some beautiful photos in their greenery before security chased us away. We then went down to the public fountain area on Las Vegas Blvd and made some beautiful photos as the fountains shot upward. We then walked across the street to Paris where we made some more beautiful photos with the Arc de Triomphe (Vegas Style!) and Eiffel Tower behind us.

Finally we ended our Las Vegas Strip photo tour at The Venetian.

We’ve always expected a Russian invasion, but I never figured they’d be so good looking and so nice! Thank you for gracing our fine city Nikita and Rita and Ivan and Anastasia and the rest, and congratulations on getting married!

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NEON-orama! Engagement Elopement Photography at the Neon Museum Boneyard in Las Vegas, The Fremont, The Strip

April 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

Thinking about Neon Signs? What says “Las Vegas” more than a museum full of neon signs from Las Vegas’ past? Did you know that there is also a “mini-neon museum” down on the Fremont Street Experience? And of course, The Strip is chock full-o-neon everywhere you look.

This post is about neon, neon, neon. In this post I mean to give the newcomer an idea of what sort of neon and neon sign options are available when hiring a Vegas photographer for an elopement, a wedding ceremony, or just ‘cuz you want some neon in your life!

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Was There a Wedding at that Wedding? DETAILS Part 1 – Tables and Place Settings

April 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

If you only looked at some high-end wedding blogs, you might think that people were not allowed at weddings – only things LOL.

When wedding photography legend Cliff Mautner asked “Was there a wedding at that wedding?”, the WPPI conference room full of photographers I was sitting in erupted in laughter and applause.

We laughed because we knew that he was referring to the many wedding photography blogs that seem to only show photos of THINGS – linens, wedding dresses, shoes, rings, invitations, place settings, chair covers, etc. “But where’s the people?!” we’re all thinking. LOL

We laughed because we know that, to get featured on many of these top wedding & wedding planner blogs (e.g.,  Style Me Pretty100 Layer Cake, Polka dot bride), we must show lots of things.

If you’ve looked at my blog and portfolio you may have noticed that I mostly show photos of people. It’s not because I don’t take photos of things. It’s because photos of people are so much more important.

I show photos of people smiling, people laughing, people crying, people dancing, people hugging, people getting married, people in love.

I feature people because, over time, photos of people matter much more than photos of things.

Don’t get me wrong. Wedding detail photos are very important. And mine are very good.

It’s just that photos of people are the photos that literally become more valuable every day, photos of people at your wedding will literally one day become priceless.

So, I wouldn’t blame you, dear reader, if you thought by looking at my work that I don’t photograph things.

But, in fact, I do shoot things! So, to prove that I (and the very talented 2nd photographers I get to work with) do shoot things at every wedding, I’m kicking off the series “Was There a Wedding at that Wedding” with “Details Part 1 – Tables and Place Settings“.

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Why are some of the best Las Vegas Elopements down on Fremont Street Old Las Vegas?

April 27, 2014 | By | No Comments

We’ve photographed some of the best Las Vegas Elopement shoots all over Vegas: The Strip, Eldorado Canyon / Nelson, Spring Mountain Ranch Nevada State Park, Valley of Fire Nevada State Park, Dry Lake Beds. But one of our very favorite places is downtown Las Vegas, Old Vegas, the Fremont Street area. Why? you ask? ‘Cuz it’s chock-full-‘o NEON, vintage style, old-skool bars, brilliant street art and graffiti, friendly restaurants and security.

If you can handle some drunken rowdiness, some loud music, lots of high-energy night people, and the regular shouts of “congratulations!” from perfect strangers, Fremont East may be the perfect place to shoot your elopement. Nothing says Vegas like Fremont East, Old Downtown Vegas.
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Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding

April 26, 2014 | By | One Comment

One of the most beautiful First Sight bride & groom moments I’ve ever had the honor to capture. These guys are so *real*, and were pretty overcome with emotion. G*d I love my job!

Please enjoy this tease of Sylvia and Michael’s lovely, fun, smart, spring Vegas wedding at Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center 14 45 M60C3201.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding11 26 M60C2463.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding11 29 M60C2466.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding08 02 IMG 9071.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 14 46 M60C3214.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 09 39 M60C2120.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 16 M60C2187.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 17 M60C2206.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 21 M60C2216.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 21 M60C2218.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 21 M60C2220.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 22 M60C2221.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 22 M60C2222.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 27 M60C2234.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Edit Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 30 M60C2246.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 30 M60C2259.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 10 31 M60C2277.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding 14 10 M60C2906.CR2 Wedding Photographers Las Vegas STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Sylvia and Michael Wedgewood Sylvia and Michael Las Vegas Spring Wedding