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Las Vegas Wedding Photography

You realize that what is priceless tomorrow is expensive today. You’re doing it old skool – five hours or more. And you want full coverage from beginning to end. You want amazing family portraits, and breathtaking in-the-moment photojournalism that will make you laugh and cry every time you see them for the rest of your life. You want photography that becomes more valuable with every passing day.

Palazzo Wynn Venetian Bellagio Elopement Photography – Indira and Wayne

April 21, 2015 | By | No Comments

How do you make Las Vegas hotter than it already is? Meet up with gorgeous Indira and her lucky husband Wayne from hot Cuba via hot Florida – that’s how. These guys met us in their Earth Limo over by the Palazzo / Wynn sky bridge, and we walked down The Strip making pretty. They are as nice as they are beautiful. After playing around making gorgeous at the Venetian we got back in the limo and finished up at Bellagio. We arrived just as the top-of-the-hour fountain show was ending, so we extended for a 1/2 hour, making hot hot up and around Bellagio until the fountains fired back up on the 1/2 hour. 2 hours goes very quickly even if you’re only walking a mile or so on The Strip, because it’s big, it’s wide, it’s busy, it’s pretty, and it’s fun. This kind of Las Vegas Strip Elopement Photography is one of my very favorites, and it is the perfect option for deeply in-love people who are dying to get married without the complexity and detail$ of getting married back home. Fast, fun, beautiful, warm: what’s not to love?

An Intimate Las Vegas Wedding at Green Valley Ranch with Veterans Linda and Eric

April 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

Did you know that Green Valley Ranch has a pretty little wedding chapel on-premises?

These guys met while serving the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan. I can’t tell you what roles they served, but let’s say you probably wouldn’t want to have to keep a secret from them.

Back in the States, they united their families in an intimate wedding ceremony and reception at The Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, one of my all time favorite places for a wedding – big or small.

To talk about your wedding or corporate event at Green Valley Ranch you can call or email either Penny Fussell or Abby John. They’ll take amazingly great care of you.

Penny Fussel: Phone: (702) 617-7576[email protected]

Abby John:  (702) 617-7675[email protected]

Candice and Jamal get married in Las Vegas – The Wynn, Mandalay Bay

April 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

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Candice and Jamal got married at the inside chapel at The Wynn – where outside photographers are not allowed. So we met them before their ceremony, inside their suite, for some informal and formal portraits. Even though we shot both families in the same room we managed to keep Jamal from seeing Candice before the ceremony. Both families were so beautiful and fun, and it didn’t take much for me to get them comfortable in front of the camera.

Wedding photography at The Wynn, in the suite, before the ceremony

Wedding photography at The Wynn, in the suite, before the ceremony

After their brief ceremony we met them again on the party bus and we stayed with them for the rest of the night. As is almost always the case, most of the photos we take are camera-unaware photojournalistic, where our clients don’t even notice we’re there.

In the review Jamal left us on WeddingWire he said “The only regret I have for that day is not using Steven Joseph for EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, we married at a hotel on the strip that required us to use the hotel photographer for our wedding. When we received the pictures from the wedding (hotel photographer), they were ok. However, when we looked at the post-wedding and reception photos (Steven Joseph), we were blown away!! They were AWESOME!…” [To see the rest of their review go here.]

I sometimes forget how much I love shooting weddings, until I look at these guys photos, from the starting family portraits in their suite at The Wynn, to the rockin’ rip roarin’ party they had at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay.

Sometimes I forget how much I love photographing weddings, especially the party, and then I see photos like this. Whooooot!

Sometimes I forget how much I love photographing weddings, especially the party, and then I see photos like this. Whooooot!

Las Vegas Strip Elopement of Camila and Matt

April 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

What happens when a hot Brazilian and a hunky Chicagoan come to the Las Vegas Strip to get married? This happens. My assistant and I met these guys at their hotel, where we hopped in their limo and rode to The Strip. Their driver dropped us off near The Wynn where we got some very fun and beautiful photos. We then walked south, stopping at The Venetian, Paris, and ultimately The Bellagio Fountain.
Even though it is just a 1.1 mile walk, it’s murder in dressy high heels. I offered Camila my giant beat up Merrell slip-ons several times and she finally agreed. While she looked a little funny walking between photo stops, her feet felt great!

Las Vegas Party Bus Photos – It might get a little crazy

March 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

I am delighted every time anyone hires me to document their event be it a wedding, an elopement, an engagement, a corporate party, a new restaurant menu or something else. But I am especially honored whenever military personnel ask me along, particularly when the groom’s sister is a professional wedding photographer back East. This bride and groom are both active military with multiple combat tours under their belts. If they got a little crazy in Vegas, isn’t that what Vegas is for? And has anybody earned crazy time more than a combat Apache helicopter pilot and combat nurse? These guys were uniformly fun, gracious and wicked high energy. Enjoy these skillfully lighted photos of a rocking Las Vegas Party Bus, a group photo at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, and a grand finale photo in front of the Bellagio Fountain.

Green Valley Ranch Wedding of Bethany and Erik

March 28, 2015 | By | No Comments

With a big smile Erik asked me “am I the shortest groom you’ve ever photographed?” And I said “yea, probably, and you’re also one of the happiest and most grateful grooms I’ve met. With your beautiful wife and son you are a lucky man and you know it.” What a great couple with two wonderful families, as warm and genuine as it gets. What an honor. I can’t believe people pay me to do this!