Everyone has heard Las Vegas called the wedding capital of the world, but what about the family reunion capital of the world? I'd say Vegas is at least in the running. Affordable hotel rooms, world class restaurants, shows for all ages, and did I mention the fabulous weather? It seems like every month we're going out and capturing moments from these special events. Besides documenting the gathering, it is the absolute ideal time for group family photos. We'd like to share a few shots from the reunions that have come to celebrate their clan in Vegas this last year.
How amazingly beautiful is the Venetian as a background for wedding photos? But how jaw droppingly stunning is this couple? Sometimes, it can be hard to standout against all the glitz and glitter that is Las Vegas. We work to select locations for photos shoots that will show off all the wonder that Vegas has to offer while still leaving the couple as the star of the shot. That certainly was the case here with Suzie and Carl. Put them and the Venetian together, photo shoot perfection. Enjoy a few snaps from this wonderful day.
Daisy and Chance invade Fremont Street! Even through this couple came all the way from Texas, they know how to do a proper Vegas wedding. A little glitz, a little rock and roll and an insane amount of fun. The ceremony and reception were a sight to be seen. In all our years in Vegas we've never seen Fremont Street taken over quite like this. And did I mention how super jealous I was that they got featured on the Viva Vision?? Amazing!
People just love a photo booth at a company holiday party. Drink, eat, be merry and pop in the photo booth for a memory printed out on the spot. This December we had not one, not two, not three, not four....okay, you get the picture. We had eight photo booth rentals out for festive party fun! Some even gave our new social media features a try and were able to email and Facebook their pics right from the photo booth, instant awesome sharing. Happy holidays all!
I’m not going to lie, being a photographer has many perks. Over the years I have gotten to see legendary concerts, tons of amazing shows, attend private parties, meet interesting people, even do some traveling. I would not have been able to do a fraction of the amazing things i’ve done in my life, if it wasn’t for photography. And now I can add one more thing to that list. I got the honor of shooting the Engagement Session for my best friend of 25 years. For those of you that know Eric & I, you know that the number one thing we have in common is our nostalgia for Old Vegas and more specifically The Rat Pack. So we couldn’t think of a better place to do their photo shoot than The Neon Museum. Eric and his beautiful fiance Ryane, drove all the way back from Pennsylvania just for it and it was totally worth it. ‘The Boneyard’ is one of my all time favorite places to shoot and doing it with 2 of my all time favorite people made it just all the more special. I only wish I could shoot their wedding, but I will be busy with all my best man duties. ;)
Corporate Company Party - High Roller The LinqIt’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a blog post up, so I figured I’d show you what exactly we’ve been so busy with here:
Friendship Sports Soccer Tournament
Spring time in Las Vegas is perfect time to have an event, you have to get it in before those blistering summer temperatures arrive. Every spring Friendship Sports hosts several soccer tournaments out at the Silver Bowl Park. They always feature our photo booths at their concessions, but this year they had us bring out a couple photographers to capture the action on the field, as well. Here are some of the fast paced highlights:
As the school year starts to wrap up, it’s a hot time to get those high school senior portraits done. We went all over the valley capturing the best of the best in photo shoot locations. Here are a few samples:
It’s Show Time!
My job takes me to a lot of cool places that I would normally not be privileged to like private events, concerts, shows, clubs, etc. It’s definitely a perk. We recently had a client who was in town for a convention and wanted to take their entire company for a night out on the town. We got to capture every minute of it. Starting with a trip 550 feet in the air at the new High Roller Observation Wheel at The Linq, then we moved over to The Wynn for the show Le Reve, followed by a company group shot and a 5 star dinner at the Lakeside Restaurant overlooking the fabulous Lake of Dreams. Not a bad night, if you ask me.
The Serta Sheep Shenanigans
There is no slow time for Las Vegas. Any day of the week you can find a wedding or convention somewhere on The Strip. We’ve become masters of capturing the moments. One moment that sticks out to me was the after party for a convention at Mandalay Bay. It was held by the mattress company Serta inside The Mix Lounge. We brought out the whole Red Carpet setup to welcome their guests with a cool photo op, but they brought the life of the party… The Serta Sheep. You probably know him from their commercials, but what you probably didn’t know, was that he is a party animal! He was a full blown celebrity that night, everyone wanted their picture with him and he did not let them down. Here’s a small sample of his sheepish shenanigans:
Our latest couple, Alisha & Preston, came to us all the way from snow covered Fargo, North Dakota. Not just to enjoy some 80 degree weather, but to get married at the famous Fremont Street Experience. Downtown Vegas is always one of my favorite places to shoot, so I was happy to oblige.
They brought along their close friend Ashley, who served a lot of important roles, maid of honor, flower girl, ring bearer, my lovely lighting assistant, oh and she was ordained as a minister just so she could marry her friends in Vegas. That’s pretty awesome!
We did a portrait session that spanned the length of Fremont Street, all while looking for the perfect spot to get them hitched. They finally decided that the neon clad archway of the newly remodeled Slotzilla was the perfect spot. It was a beautiful ceremony, with only a few crying breaks for Ashley. :)
I’d like to wish Alisha a happy birthday, and both Alisha & Preston a big congratulations!
This couple came to us all the way from Florida. They wanted to have their engagement photos shot in Las Vegas because it has a very special meaning to them, it’s where they met for the first time. Cue the "awwwwws!" Not to mention it has some of the most amazing natural backdrops for photos in the world, if I do say so myself.
Since their first date was at Border Grill, we swung by Mandalay Bay to get a couple of shots there to start off the session. We then moved over to Bellagio to start our South Strip Vegas Views Tour. After we caught the fountains we made our way to the bright lights of the Cosmo and Planet Hollywood and then finished up with a romantic stroll around the Paris. We even made them an awesome hybrid collage (photo & video) they can play at their wedding. I loved how it all turned out!