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FogartyFOTO Recognized as Top 5% of Wedding Photographers in USA & Canada – Wins “Brides Choice Award 2012”

April 29, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

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Las Vegas Wedding Photographer FogartyFOTO Recognized as Top 5% Photographers in USA & Canada

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer FOGARTYFOTO wins coveted “Bride’s Choice Award” for 2012. FogartyFOTO is recognized as part of the top 5% of wedding pros in the WeddingWire community, comprised of over 200k wedding professionals in the US and Canada.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr 19, 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada – April 18, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce FogartyFOTO has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, FogartyFOTO was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

FogartyFOTO is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes  the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate FogartyFOTO  for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that FogartyFOTO is one of the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able  to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.WeddingWire.com/FogartyFOTO.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

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WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.

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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

Denise & Gordon at Green Valley Ranch

April 12, 2012 | By | No Comments

How cool that I get to hang out with a bunch of tough, real, sweet, fun, loving, salt-of-the-earth Alaskans, the kind who captain fishing boats in the summer, and who do brainy stuff in the winter. I could not have asked for a more relaxed, happy, in-love family of people than these guys. These beautiful photos simply reflect the beautiful vibe that was in the air around them all night long. What an honor to photograph Denise and Gordon and their truly wonderful families.Is Green Valley Ranch one of the most beautiful, grand, elegant places you’ve seen? BTW, that’s Gordon’s brother, also captain of a fishing boat in Alaska, who is officiating their marriage. Benefit of being a captain, right? Actually he had to get a license in Vegas 🙂 but he could marry you at sea without one! 🙂A coin from Great Britain, one of several significant symbols these guys incorporated into their wedding. Mom, an American citizen, was raised in England, and integrated several cherished traditions into her daughter’s wedding.
Double Sistahs!Three generations of gorgeous!A girl could get used to lounging around 🙂 – probably not something one gets to do much in Alaska.The Walk of Anticipation, sistah style. Notice the horseshoe on Denise’s arm? Another wonderful British tradition & detail.Green Valley Ranch is an oasis in the Vegas desert.

WEDDING PROFESSIONALS

Venue: Green Valley Ranch

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

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11/11/11 Nicole & Phil

April 8, 2012 | By | No Comments

I was hanging out with these two stylish kids at this beautiful location on 11/11/11. Unforgettable!1956 Bel Air – stylin’Lake Las Vegas has a very Italian, not-on-the-Strip feel.This dress is *so* ready to get married.Can you believe the views, the tranquility, the *water* right here in the middle of Las Vegas? Loews at Lake Las Vegas is gorgeous.

Remember Nicole and Phil from their engagement photos down in Nelson? Well, they tied the knot on 11/11/11! Great day to get married, right? These guys had a fabulous wedding. Filled with so much love and joy. I love how much their personalities shine through with their classic car, the bride’s colorful petticoat. Fun!

Venue: Lowes Lake Las Vegas
Bride’s Dress: Celebrations Bridal
Petticoat: Created by The Attic
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein by Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Brittany Hauber with Creative Salon
Flowers: ByDezign
Cake: Loews
DJ: RumpleSkilt

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