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Lisa and Andy

January 16, 2014 | By | No Comments

These guys gave me everything a photographer could want – beauty, emotion, fun, family, friends. (Although we could have used a little more alone time with the bride and groom LOL). Photographed at Green Valley Ranch, one of our very favorite locations for Las Vegas Wedding Photography, for all kinds of reasons.


Green Valley Ranch

Recommended Resources

December 16, 2013 | By | One Comment

We’ve worked with all of these wedding professionals or know of their sterling reputations, and we have nothing but raves for them.

Exceptional brides and grooms surround themselves with experts.



Steven Joseph Photography – Las Vegas Wedding Photographer – Real Emotion, Dramatic Lighting, Excellent Service, Best of Vegas

Steven Joseph Photography – Wedding Photographer in Las Vegas – Real Emotion, Dramatic Lighting, Excellent Service, Best of Vegas

Wedding Photographer in Florida

Pasadena Wedding Photographer

Los Angeles Wedding Photography

Adelaide wedding Photography

Lincolnshire Wedding and Commercial Photography – one of the most skilled and experienced photographers in Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer in Palm Beach Florida

Video / Cinematography

Lighten Films

Hair and Makeup

Your Beauty Call
Makeup in the 702

Wedding Event Planning

Faith Chapin – Faithfully Yours Planning


The Mobile Minister – Roland August

Reverend Linda Venniro

Peachy Keen Unions – Reverend Angie Kelly

Weddings by Wanda

Vehicle Rental

Earth Limos

Vegas Luxury Rides

Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise

Linens and Event Design

Jovani Linens and Event Design

Dresses and Tuxes

Renta Dress and Tux Shop

Tuxedo Junction


Mike Susara – High Flyin’ Entertainment

Mike Fox & Company – DJ Entertainment

Anthony Johns – Pure Energy Productions

Steve Scott – Best of the Best DJ’s Inc

Cakes and Pastries

Mitchies Munchies


Julie Reed Events

Venues – Elopements

Chapel of the Bells
The Neon Boneyard
Civil Marriage at Las Vegas City Hall

Venues – Full Weddings

TPC Summerlin
Green Valley Ranch
The Lake Club – at Lake Las Vegas


The Lake Club – at Lake Las Vegas
Westin Lake Las Vegas
Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas


Green Valley Ranch
Anthem Country Club
Revere Golf Club
Dragon Ridge
Black Mountain Golf and Country Club
Wildhorse Golf Club
The Legacy Golf Club


Cili at Bali Hai
The Las Vegas Country Club
The Mandarin Oriental
Platinum Hotel
The Foundation Room / House of Blues
Maggianos Little Italy
The Four Seasons
Historic Fifth Street School
The Smith Center
Caesar’s Palace
Flamingo Las Vegas
The Mob Museum
Keep Memory Alive Event Center – The Frank Gehry building
Borders Grill
Rumor – The Las Vegas Boutique Resort
Artisan Hotel Boutique


TPC Summerlin
JW Marriott
Angel Park
Red Rock Country Club
Bears Best
Canyon Gate Country Club
Spanish Trail Golf & Country Club


Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Mt Charleston
The Grove


Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center, Las Vegas at Stallion Mountain
Desert Pines Golf Club


Springs Preserve
Las Vegas Golf Club


The M Resort
Southern Highlands Golf Club
Rhodes Ranch

And the Winner Is … !!!

December 6, 2011 | By | No Comments

Some of you may know that, at the recent Green Valley Ranch Bridal Show, we offered to raffle off and give away a full engagement session at the end of August, 2011 to one lucky couple. The only requirement was that the couple meet with us for a consultation. Nearly 30 couples signed up for consultations, and many more came to us directly through the Internet and our Contact page.

We met with so many cool couples. And we wish we could award a free engagement session to each and every one. But the stars aligned for only one, and that couple is …

Kari & Keenan! Yay!

To all the other wonderful couples my wife Chris & I met with, thank you SO MUCH for making time to meet with us. It was honestly a pleasure to get to know you and learn about your wedding plans. I truly hope to be able to work with each and every one of you in the near future.

Real or Fake? Are Emotions in Photography Fake if the Photographer Drew Them Out? No.

February 6, 2016 | By | No Comments

All of these images have three things in common.

First, they’ve caught great emotion between family members in-the-moment.

Second, the emotions in these photos are 100% genuine.

Third, I elicited these emotions through my words and voice and personality.

Are these emotions fake because I drew them out?

Definitely not.

One of the biggest challenges professional photographers face when putting regular people in front of our cameras is getting them to relax. Most people (myself included) are not very comfortable in front of the camera. We become self-conscious. We make awkward artificial smiles. We become very *aware* of the camera.

When creating  portraits one of my big jobs is to get my subjects to forget that they’re in front of a camera – even for just one second, because all I need is one second to capture amazing moments overflowing with deep genuine emotion. Emotion that I’ve drawn out. Pure child-like unencumbered real emotion.

Real or Fake Emotions?

Fun las vegas headshots and group company photos with Dee for Dentist

November 11, 2014 | By | One Comment

Chris and I consider ourselves lucky to have found not just a great new dentist in Las Vegas – Dee for Dentist – but wonderful people we consider to be friends. Mike and Dee Dee run a very bright, hip, quality dental practice over on Maryland & Pebble. When they asked us to do an employee group photo, and then individual headshots, I immediately thought that we should go bright and hi-key, because that’s what it feels like being in their practice and around them as they work. And Mike wanted to do sort of a film-strip photo-booth series of goofy headshots for everyone, and so we did. Here’s just a few samples. As you know, we also do more buttoned-down, low-key headshots for those in need of that look.

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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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