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Lighting on Location

Any time we shoot on location with the studio-quality, off-camera lighting that makes our photography stand out, we click this category. We use this category a lot! ;-)

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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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 Military Elopement on the Las Vegas Strip - Bellagio

Elopement at the Bellagio Casino on The Las Vegas Strip

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Neon Boneyard / Neon Museum

Neon Boneyard / Neon Museum

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”

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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

Jennie & Jonas – Family Portraits

April 10, 2012 | By | No Comments

These beautiful guys were visiting Vegas from northern Europe, via California, where they now live. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, fun, relaxed family. We spent an hour or so over at Sunset Park in Henderson. I love how we created formal, lit portraits and in-the-moment photojournalistic photos alike.
Jennie’s sister was kind and generous enough to arrange this photo shoot for her sister and her family.

Margaret & Judd – Griffin Mansion, Loews Lake Las Vegas, Desert Bridal

April 7, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

I can’t rave enough about Margaret and Judd, two of the finest people we’ve ever had the honor to photograph, and to get to know. I love that these guys scheduled dedicated time for “Trash The Dress” bride & groom portraits, several days after their wedding. It’s a great way to go, for so many reasons.

  1. It takes the pressure off on the wedding day – I don’t feel like I have to drag my couple away from their friends and family to make special portraits. Everybody’s more relaxed.
  2. We have time to do it right. In the portrait above, we drove 45 minutes to the Boulder City Dry Lake Bed, I set up some serious studio lighting, and we made gorgeous portraits I simply couldn’t make on the day of the wedding. We gave ourselves time, and the results show.
  3. In the same vein, we were able to visit multiple locations on our Trash The Dress session. In addition to the dry lake bed we spent time at the luxurious Loew’s Lake Las Vegas.

Wedding Dress by: Bridal Party Dresses by. I love the open, light-filled spaces throughout Griffin Mansions.Margaret did such an incredible job planning just about every detail. Beautiful mother and beautiful bride.Literally hours before this photo was made, this green grass was a dug-up dirt driveway, with the amazing landscaping crew furiously racing to transform the driveway into this beautiful lawn. Well done!Moments before Margaret walked out toward her new life with Judd the Stud.The beautiful bride, anxious, happy, content.Here she comes!Judd and the bridal party – everyone looking so fine.Don’t you just wanna kiss him, too?
Yet another great detail planned & executed by Margaret – a perfect sparkler exit.I didn’t notice the full moon until I started editing photos. Fun shot! Fun group!More Trash The Dress awesomeness.We walked around Loew’s Lake Las Vegas, making pretty photos. Everybody is so friendly out at Lake Las Vegas.
LOVE this!While many of the props, and all of the lighting is mine, the mega cool and personalized backdrop for this Crazy Corner is all Margaret and Judd. I love the look and personalization.

WEDDING VENDORS – the following people and businesses made this gorgeous wedding possible.

Venue for Ceremony & Reception: Griffin Mansions

“Getting Ready” for the guys: The English Manor

“Getting Ready” for the ladies: Platinum Hotel

Wedding Dress Designer: Martina Liana

Wedding Dress Purchased: Mariee Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ

Bridal Party Dresses: Las Vegas Bridal Gowns

Men’s Suits: Tuxedo Junction

Wedding Rings: Bulfer’s Fine Jewelry of La Jolla & The Jewelers of Las Vegas

Flowers: Mayesh

Crazy Corner Fabric: Jo-Ann’s

Crazy Corner “M&J” lettering: Hobby Lobby