Michael and Taylor officially tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall before they came to Vegas, and threw a big party here in town for their friends and family to celebrate their union. After a few getting ready pictures in their suite, we headed down to the Strip to walk alongside the Bellagio Fountains before wrapping up our evening on the private patio at Picasso. There are so many different ways to celebrate your marriage here in Las Vegas – and this is yet another example. Lots of my clients envision quick elopement sessions downtown with yours truly as the witness (and yes, we can definitely do that!), but we can also celebrate anniversaries and milestones and anything else you can think of. The beauty of Vegas is that there’s no one way to do it “right.” You can absolutely do it your way, and it would be my honor to capture the day for you, no matter what that means to you and yours.

That ring and those shoes… #sparkleparty

The view from Bellagio never disappoints.

To be honest, they both had great taste in footwear…

Helping his bride untangle her earrings from her hair. True love.

Picasso views don’t disappoint, either.

Now it’s your turn! No matter what you have planned, I want to hear about it. Call me or click below – I can’t wait to hear from you. ♥

The love between Seth and Jamie is damn near palpable. Just look at how they look at each other! I loved hearing their story and capturing a Vegas wedding with a little bit of tradition (like getting ready shots!). Elopements don’t always lend themselves to the detail shots and quieter moments, but this one did – including the most adorable flower girl.

See? Totally adorable!

Helping with the bride’s shoes is a must!

Check out those socks, and of course, Jamie’s glittery Keds! Now it’s your turn – I would be thrilled to capture your wedding day – whether it’s a small elopement for just the two of you or a family affair. Call me and tell me all about the details! ♥

Las Vegas photographers have some of the best photo shoot locations, ever. Most people probably think of the Strip when they think of Vegas, but downtown is quickly becoming a total favorite of mine. The alleys and murals and raw feel of the space are actually quite magical. The people are always warm and friendly, and happy to see a fun photo session going down. Read: lots (and lots!) of congratulatory commentary versus the classic “don’t do it” that you might hear on the Strip. Austin and Katie came to Vegas to tie the knot and wanted to take some grungy, rock ‘n roll pics before their ceremony to prove it. We traveled around all the best alleys and avoided the wind as best we could. You never can tell what the weather will do, and these two were game for anything!

When you’re shooting in the alley and people want to take your picture…I told you downtown was cool!

Now it’s your turn! I would be honored to walk around some downtown alleys with you and create some serious magic. Call me and tell me all about your dream shoot and let’s make it happen! Click below to contact me directly. Don’t be shy! ♥

A favorite combination of mine for small elopements is the Little White Chapel combined with pretty much anything downtown. It’s a great way to have a fun and intimate ceremony, while still getting artistic shots for your wall. Enjoy! ♥

Now it’s your turn – whether you want to get married at a chapel or elsewhere – let’s create some amazing images!

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Ryan and Sarah came to Vegas to get married at one of the prettiest off-Strip chapels we have here in Vegas – Sunset Gardens. They had the most intimate group of friends and family with them, and their afternoon ceremony was both peaceful and filled with laughs. Ceremonies here are short and sweet, and always heartfelt. It’s a great choice if you want a Vegas wedding but you aren’t looking for a “traditional Vegas experience” (meaning, pink Cadillacs and Elvis as your officiant).

Right after the first look.

One of my favorite angles at this chapel! ♥

Giving his beautiful daughter away.

Giggling through the ceremony is highly underrated.

Party time!

Now it’s your turn! Wherever you’re getting married, we can create some beautiful images together. I can’t wait to hear your story!

Fly all the way to Vegas from Norway? Check.

Get married at the same chapel where your parents were married 27 years ago? Check.

Have Elvis help you tie the knot? Check.

Quickie photo shoot at the Neon Museum? Check.

Celebrate with burgers afterwards because In-N-Out is awesome? Check.

Yep – Elvis hams it up just for the camera. That’s good stuff.

I do love a good last name in letters. If you want this for yourself, just ask me!

Right after this, a full standing ovation happened in the restaurant. The girl on the right started it… Apparently, burgers and being married go nicely together!

Now it’s your turn! ♥ Call me and let’s make your elopement epic!

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Contrary to popular belief, Vegas weddings aren’t always just about Elvis and bright lights. Sometimes they’re all about celebrating 10 years of marriage with the love of your life and your closest friends and family in tow, with the beautiful mountains of the Vegas valley behind you. And today, that’s exactly what these two did – they celebrated and shared their joy with the most intimate group of people that love them. The ceremony was short and sweet, and so very heartfelt. Albert and Jenn had their beautiful daughter with them, and you can see her happiness in their photos, too! 10 years looks great on you guys – and here’s to another 10 (and many more after that!).

Those are the faces of two people very much still in love! Those smiles were around all night!

And you can see where their little one gets it from – she was so happy to hug mom and dad after the ceremony. ♥

The views out here are phenomenal. Well worth the drive if you want open desert sky!

I think riding in the golf cart is just one of the perks of getting married at Paiute. Assuming you don’t fall out of the golf cart, like we almost did. But we didn’t, so now it’s a funny story.

Now it’s your turn! Whether you want a more traditional location like this, or a rock ‘n roll downtown elopement – I say “let’s do it!” Call me anytime, or click below for a link directly to my contact form – I can’t wait to hear from you!

Dries and Sien wanted an intimate elopement with none other than Elvis to officiate the ceremony. His arrival via motorcycle was just a bonus. We chose one of the last remaining Las Vegas Sign murals in downtown Las Vegas as their backdrop, and two of their friends attended as guests. They wanted to hit several of my favorite spots for photos afterwards, so we carefully chose a route and they rented a convertible so they could easily follow me around town and jump in and out for all the shots they wanted to capture! This is a glimpse into their day and a few of my favorite shots.

Her bouquet was perfect for this intimate elopement.

That wooden bow tie though! Such a cool detail.

Exchanging rings – always a moment to remember, and a favorite of mine to photograph.

Cheers!! Now it’s time to drink champagne and eat macaroons!!

We ended the night with a classic Vegas stop at The Plaza – a favorite for clients wanting a canopy of lights overhead. ♥ I adore these shots, and would love to create some for you, too!

So let’s do it! If you want to hit ALL the places and shoot ALL the things, we can make that happen, in a short period of time! I can help with a timeline, and logistics, and even suggestions for an officiant. Planning a Vegas elopement is supposed to be easy, but with so many details and most of my clients being from out of town (or overseas!), it never hurts to have your photographer on your side! I would love to help you figure it all out – so call me!!

Hello, ladies! I am currently booking the last few spots for this Sunday, January 29th at Casa de Shenandoah. If you are still looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, this is your chance! See below for all the details, and as soon as you re ready to book, contact me here!

 

Date: January 29th

Location: Casa de Shenandoah

Included:

  • light hair and makeup
  • up to one hour of shoot time – coached and shot by Deidra Wilson
  • up to two wardrobe options (provided by the client)
  • 6 digital images (retouched)

 

Optional:

  • additional images from your gallery
  • a la carte products (prints, albums, etc) – must be ordered by February 5th to receive by Valentine’s Day

 

A few more images from the spaces we will be using:

Hope to see you there! PS losing 10 pounds is not an excuse nor a prerequisite – call me!

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Yay! This week marks the week that I get to add a brand new calendar to my wall and start scribbling all of my wild and crazy ideas and to-dos into my new planner. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Everything feels shiny and new, and full of hope and promise. Mostly because I get all new pens and sticky notes! I am already filling up my calendar for 2017 with pretty blue sticky notes for my wedding clients, and hot pink sticky notes for my boudoir girls. If you’ve been on the fence about reaching out, now is the time! I would love nothing more than to give you your very own sticky note on your very own date. And then scribble a bunch of stuff about you in my planner. Is that weird? I hope not. Let’s be friends!!

Happy New Year – may 2017 be everything we want it to be!