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Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom. Shots focusing on the bride & groom. Overlaps with “Day After” Bridals.

Valley of Fire Elopement – Monica + Asa

May 19, 2012 | By | No Comments

This is a super quick sneak peak of Monica & Asa’s gorgeous fun elopement & post-wedding trash the dress session. Full treatment in time. 🙂 Gotta get back to the  backlog! 🙂 Been a very busy spring 🙂 #Grateful

Exceptional photography is hard work

May 1, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Exceptional photography can be hard work. Photography that looks different, looks better, is top of the field, requires more effort from everybody involved.
Take Brandy and Ryan. About a year ago I had the pleasure of working with these guys, who came out to Las Vegas all the way from Indianapolis. They were determined to make great wedding photography. They invested the extra money to rent time at the world famous Neon Boneyard. And then – to get extra awesome – we drove all the way out to Lake Mead, where they let me stick them into the ice cold water for a long time, with insects buzzing around, feet freezing, while I ran around them like a crazy man creating some gorgeous light paintings.

 

These guys were so happy to be with each other, to be married, to be in the moment.The world famous Neon Museum. They charge $200 for an hour of photography time. (Rumored to maybe increase soon).

If you’re willing to put up with an hour or so of discomfort, you’re probably going to end up with spectacular photos that really stand out from the crowd.

Raves make us blush :8}

April 30, 2012 | By | No Comments

Trash The Dress Las Vegas

“Steve & Chris – Judd & I wanted to say thank you once again for your awesome energy and patience in making sure we got the best photos EVER from our wedding! Just the shots we’ve seen so far have blown us away. All the people we show are just in awe and keep saying they should bein magazines and they put their own wedding pics to shame! We love you guys and are so happy to have hired you! <3 Margaret”

Top_Las_Vegas_Wedding_Photographers_FOGARTYFOTO Margaret & Judd Trash The Dress

THANK YOU Margaret & Judd for inviting us to be part of your heartfelt, excellently-planned, and overwhelmingly awesome wedding! We could not have asked for a couple more genuine, more beloved, more hard working, more easy to be with. We love you guys. Thank you!!!

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When Jennifer Met Chris

April 24, 2012 | By | No Comments

They were destined to be together! Chris was transferred to Jennifer’s high school school his senior year for only 3 months. Instant attraction. Too bad Jennifer was dating his best friend at the time! They remained “just friends” for a long time even though they saw each other alot. Finally after “making eyes” at one another for 9 years, they started dating. The two of them have gone through a lot together and have built a strong foundation of trust, love, and admiration. Anyone that gets to know them, sees this right away. Jennifer and Chris, you are a great couple. It was a pleasure getting to know you.
Congratulations! You guys Rock!
                                                                                                    Love the Red Converse!                                                                              Lucky Charm has deep meaning for them so this was the perfect pic.
                                                                                           Showing off her Figgie Shoes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love Jennifer’s dress

A great way to end the photo session

 

Hair & Make up: Stevee Danielle
Shoes: Figgie Shoes
Dress: Davids Bridal
Suit: Joseph Banks
Pearl Necklace: Chris’ Grandmother
Rings: Blue Nile

Evelin & Reno at The Venetian

April 9, 2012 | By | No Comments

Everything about Evelin & Reno’s celebration was gorgeous. Evelin is one of the most lovely brides I’ve ever photographed. The Venetian Casino & Hotel on The Strip is elegant and richly detailed everywhere you look. The linens and floral arrangements created by Jovani Linens at Delmonico Steakhouse inside The Venetian are beyond hubba hubba gorgeous.

Evelin & Reno hired me for an arrangement unusual to much of the world, but fairly typical for Las Vegas. Couples who want elegance and convenience come to Vegas all the time, and often have their entire wedding and ceremony inside one of our magnificent casinos. For couples who want great photography, one downside to this arrangement is that all of the casinos require you to use their house photographers for the ceremony. You may get someone who is great. Or you may not. You just don’t know.

So Evelin & Reno reached outside of the in-house casino photography staff, and found me while looking through Las Vegas Bride Magazine. While I wasn’t allowed to photograph their ceremony (in fact, a big guy with a squiggly piece in his ear came *this* close to kicking me out 🙂 ) I was able to record Evelin’s getting ready, and her walk to the chapel, as well as their gorgeous, warm reception in Delmonico’s Steakhouse.

Hiring a local, full time professional photographer to supplement the casino’s in-house photography is a really good solution for the couple who want it all.

Is this place gorgeous, or what?!The cutest 2nd dress, for the reception.Their adorable daughter with her friend Nemo.Anticipation.Cayoooot!In the grand atrium, moments before entering the chapel to get married!Relief! Time to party!

Check out the amazing linens and floral arrangements by Jovani Linens and Event Design. Jovani is an artist and incredibly hard working. She is HIGHLY recommended.

WEDDING PROFESSIONALS

Venue: The Venetian Hotel and Casino

Reception: Delmonico Steakhouse by Emeril Lagasse

Flowers & Linens: Jovani Linens and Event Design, by Soondis

Jolene and Darcy at the verdant JWMarriott

April 6, 2012 | By | No Comments

How fortunate am I to be the guy entrusted with recording the countless magic moments that take place on your wedding day?! The excitement of getting ready, the anticipation of first sight, the emotions of the public ceremony – committing for life in front of family and friends forever, the relief of post-ceremony portraits, and the joy and happiness of the toasts and dances and party. What a way to make a living, right?

I love this final portrait of Jolene and Darcy, clearly exhausted yet looking great after their giant day. They had hired me to stay an extra hour and a half because things were running a little late. I’m SO glad they asked me to stay a little as we got some of the best shots, and best emotions of the day, in that final hour.

The beginning of the day started out pretty awesome, too! Check out the beautiful bride coming down the aisle with mom and dad. Radiant!

Elvis just happened to be out at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, and Darcy’s best men kept slipping him cash to let us do some fun shots on his awesome pink 56 Cadillac. Very Vegas baby!We’re lucky enough to have one of Frank Gehry’s extraordinary architectural objects right here in Las Vegas – the Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. We played all around this spectacular space. Fittingly, both Frank Gehry and my beautiful bridal party are examples of Canada’s finest.
Fixing to get back to the reception for some spirits and dancing and laughter.A quick intimate quiet shot of the lovely Jolene.Just married. Looking very fly in the lush gardens of JW Marriott in Las Vegas.I love the beautiful effects one can get using off-camera lights. And these guys are troopers for standing behind a waterfall for me! I make my couples work! 🙂Scrumptious food all over.Jolene’s mom and the little angel flower girl. Two of the three stars of the day.The three stars.This one knows she’s something special 🙂A quiet moment during the heartfelt & eloquent toast from Jolene’s dad.Jolene’s studly dad.The groom, looking kinda fly. Just married the woman of his dreams. He’s feeling good.One of the final shots of the evening.

Cake to you, gently.

WEDDING PROFESSIONALS:

Venue: JW Marriott

Portraits: The Cleveland Clinic

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Veil & Tiara: The Bridal Debut in Alberta, Canada

Bridal Party Dresses: Impressions Bridesmaids

Rings: Spence Diamonds & Paris Jewellers

Flowers: Julie Reed Events

Catering: JW Marriott

Hair & Makeup: Stevee Danielle

Limo: Rent the Party Bus