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Sofia and Todd – Elegant Emotional Las Vegas Wedding at JW Marriott in Summerlin

February 9, 2016 | By | No Comments

A gorgeous wedding with a beautiful couple. I loved the intimate portraits I was able to create with Todd and Sofia and their families before their ceremony. I really value the time before the ceremony when we can find some quiet time to creat these timeless portraits before the starting bell rings and the insanity starts. The ceremony, too, was simply elegant and bright and gracefully conducted by Reverend Linda Venniro. Naakiti Floral Design did their usual stunning job with the flowers and decor. And DJ Mike Fox brought the elegance, tasteful humor and casual sophistication he is famous for among Vegas people in the know. Enjoy!
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choos
Bridesmaid Dresses: tbdress.com
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss
Cake Shop: Red Velvet Cafe
Floral Design: Naakiti Floral Design
Linen’s + Tablescape + Decor: Naakiti Floral Design
DJ Company: Mike Fox
Her Ring:  Jared
His Ring – Michael E Menden

What’s with Canadians? They’re so freaking NICE! We love these guys! Congratulations to Lisa and Darren!

February 9, 2016 | By | No Comments

These guys had been planning their wedding for many years, checking out venue after venue. Nothing really clicked. So they eloped to Vegas. I think that’s smart! And we are honored to have been chosen based on the quality of the photos they saw in our portfolio. We had no idea these guys would be so incredibly NICE and graceful and GREAT in front of the camera. Most of the time they were so busy giving each other google eyes and drinking in the gravity of the situation that they didn’t have time to be nervous. To make the occasion extra awesome Lisa’s Dad and stepmom flew in and surprised them when Lisa and Darren stepped into their limo. How cool!

We really could not have asked for a more perfect couple to work with. We can’t wait to finish editing all the photos from their wonderful day.

Las Vegas Playa Desert Dry Lake Bed Wedding – Juliet and Andrew

January 2, 2016 | By | No Comments

Yea, these guys Juliet and Andrew made the desert sizzle with their Las Vegas Playa Desert Dry Lake Bed Wedding, followed by their Las Vegas Neon shoot at the world famous Neon Museum. After talking over skype and some email back and forth between Australia and the US, these guys knew exactly what they wanted. We met them out at the desert playa dry lake bed on the way down to Nelson. They pulled up in their air conditioned limo – nice! We were already set up with our lights, ready to make beautiful studio-lit portraits. But before making gorgeous in the desert we went au natural during their wedding ceremony, officiated by the effervescent and highly recommended Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions. And no, we did not shoot them naked, we just went simple natural light 🙂 during the ceremony.

Afterwards we spent just enough time to make some beautiful magazine-quality portraits of Juliet and Andrew in the stark and striking American desert.

We then made our way to the world famous Neon Museum, aka Neon Boneyard, where we walked the big lot amid some of the most famous neon signs from Las Vegas’ past. We pointed Juliet to the website where she could reserve the Neon Museum for either a 1/2 hour or one hour walking photo tour.

Did you know that you can also get married right in the Neon Museum among the towering classic neon signs? To arrange that, go right here.

We loved working with Juliet and Andrew, documenting their amazing Las Vegas Elopement. Once she saw her photos, Juliet emailed “we absolutely love them!! And please pass on our massive thank yous to Stephen for making us feel so comfortable and relaxed on the day!”

It’s what we do!

Las Vegas Wedding Photography – DTLV East Fremont

November 18, 2015 | By | No Comments

I am so in love with this session of Las Vegas Wedding Photography at DTLV East Fremont with Regina and Philipp.

They came all the way from Germany, with Regina’s sister and brother, to get married in beautiful, fun Las Vegas, Nevada. My team of two lighting assistants and I met these guys in the downtown Las Vegas East Fremont area, right in front of the giant fire-breathing insect in front of the Downtown Container Park.

Even though it was a little chilly for Las Vegas (mid 50’s F, about 13° C) Regina peeled off her blue-jean jacket and toughed it out for our two hour shoot in her beautiful graceful wedding gown. I think she looks a lot like Meryl Streep. And Philipp looked very modern in his skinny tie and skinny slacks. With his barely salt & pepper sideburns I think he looks a lot like George Clooney.

Yea, these guys are pretty gorgeous. And they are so FUN, too. We broke out the little bluetooth speaker and fired up some of their favorite music. George’s, I mean Philipp’s first pick was “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis. YES! So VERY VEGAS! And Regina’s first pick was a Spotify station of The Get Up Kids. They got into their music, got loose and romantic, and the beautiful dreamy colorful moments just kept rolling on and on and on.

I was bummed to have to leave these guys. At one point I showed them a gorgeous photo, said “this looks like a photo from a magazine ad for deeply romantic perfume or for a million dollar diamond ring, and whatever, I just want to be there.” I didn’t want to leave.

I know they are smiling and having so much fun today and always. Congratulations to Regina and Philipp! All of your images will be finished very soon!!! 🙂

The Neon Boneyard at Sunset is The Best

October 31, 2015 | By | No Comments

I’ve photographed so many weddings and so many engagements at the world famous Las Vegas Neon Museum I can’t even count. And I’ve loved them all. It’s always beautiful and fun. But I must say that those lucky couples who schedule their sessions right around sunset – especially in the larger boneyard – get the sweetspot.

While everywhere outdoors looks better at the Blue Hour, the Neon Museum is just perfect. They light up the signs, the sky is just right, and matched to my studio off-camera lighting, everything comes together.

These guys looked so good and were having so much fun they’d have looked amazing anywhere. But I think we found the highnote and it all came together at sunset at the Las Vegas Neon Boneyard.

Afterwards we mozied on down to DTLV downtown Las Vegas, which is ridiculously close. Seems every time I’m down there the street art graffiti is updated and new, bars and restaurants I’ve never seen before have popped up, and always folks are so welcoming down there.

Congratulations to Celeste and Brandon on their Las Vegas engagement!

Downtown Las Vegas Wedding Photography – Elopement of Stacey and Greg

October 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

Historic Atomic Liquors (where folks watched atmospheric atom bomb test explosions from the roof of the bar back in the day), classic bright beautiful neon throughout the East Fremont Street area, public art graffiti all over the place that is updated throughout the year with each new music festival and cultural event, friendly welcoming people who LOVE a Vegas Bride, beautiful clients and best friends flying in from Canada and the Florida Panhandle, smiling, laughing, kissing, hugging, skipping. That’s what it’s like on a Las Vegas Wedding Photographers elopement tour of downtown Las Vegas with Steven Joseph Photography. We always have fun. You always look great. And everyone is blown away by your experience and the story we tell through the gorgeous magazine-quality photos documenting your incredibly special moment. I love everything about Las Vegas Elopement photography tours in DTLV downtown Las Vegas.