The Marques’ | 2 hour wedding | The Strip

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 Williams’ | 2 Hour Wedding | Las Vegas Strip

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! ♥

The Coopers | Little White Chapel | 2 Hour Wedding

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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The Burchs | Sunset Gardens | 2 Hour Wedding

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!

The Mordts | Chapel | Neon Museum | 2 Hour Wedding

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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The Najars | Paiute Golf Resort | Vow Renewal

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!

The Sels’ | Downtown Las Vegas | 2 Hour Wedding

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!!

Happy New Year!

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!

are you getting married at the neon museum?

neon museum wedding reviews

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I love to shoot weddings at the Neon Museum!? And you’ve decided that you simply must tie the knot amongst all of the classic Vegas history. I have several tips for you to make things run really smoothly and get great images that really capture the charm of the iconic space. Read on for some ideas to make your wedding at the Neon Museum everything you’ve been hoping for.

wedding at neon museum

 

1- Choose your date!

This one seems like a no brainer, but the Neon Museum actually books up quite quickly, especially during peak seasons when it’s not too hot (or too cold) to tie the knot outside! I’ve even had couples change their dates to accommodate the availability of the museum. Reach out directly to the museum at events@neonmuseum.org to verify that your date is available, and which galleries and times they have open. This information will be necessary to make most of the other decisions that follow. You can also click here to see more info about their wedding packages.

 

Neon Museum Wedding

 

2 – Decide which gallery you want to be photographed in

The Neon Museum has two different areas that can be booked for weddings and events. The North Gallery is the gallery that is most often booked for weddings where the ceremony is occurring on site at the museum. This gallery can be booked for half an hour or more, and is perfect for smaller events and elopements. There is no electricity in this gallery and it photographs best during the day (1 or 2 hours before sunset). The Main Collection is the larger of the two areas and contains the signs that have been restored and are working (lit). This Collection can only be booked for larger events that rent the space for longer periods of time. However, the Main Collection can also be booked separately for just a photo shoot if you would like to be photographed there, but choose to marry elsewhere. Lots of clients book this gallery for one hour before or after their chapel wedding, or they add an hour on here after a brief ceremony in the North Gallery. This Collection photographs beautifully almost any time of day, or night. Please contact me for specific examples of weddings from both galleries if you need help making your decision!

 

neon graveyard wedding

Neon Museum Wedding

 

3- Check with your photographer to see what the best time of day is for your gallery choice

Speaking of times of day! I can definitely help you decide which time slot works best for your session. I’ve spent considerable time in both areas and can make a recommendation for you once I know what type of images you are hoping for (light and airy, or dark and edgy). Each gallery has a different look and feel, and every client is looking for something unique. Let’s chat and decide what works best for your vision!

 

elvis neon museum wedding

 

4- If you are having your ceremony at the museum, decide if you want a classic ceremony, an Elvis theme or even a mobster theme

This one is fun. Lots of my clients opt for a more traditional elopement-style ceremony with brief words from the officiant, an exchange of vows and rings and then being pronounced. However, if you have a crazy Vegas wedding in mind, complete with Elvis and accompanying songs, we can help with that, too. The museum can point you towards the officiants they use and put you in contact with them to discuss your options.

 

Neon Museum Wedding

Neon Museum Wedding

 

5 – Book it!

You now know where you’ll get married, what time you’ll be tying the knot and who will be marrying you, so it’s time to make it official! Book the museum. Book the officiant (who can assist you with all of the details you need to obtain your license and make it legal), and book your photographer! Then get ready to create images that you will be proud to hang on your walls for years after the big day.

 

neon museum wedding photography
Neon Museum Wedding

Neon Museum Wedding

Neon Museum Wedding

neon boneyard wedding

And now it’s your turn! I would be thrilled to help you plan your date and photograph your event, big or small! Click below and let’s chat!

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the reeds’ | private residence | 2 hour wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

There are several weddings we shoot a year that simply don’t look like the “typical” Vegas wedding. This one most certainly qualifies!! Check out those pine trees. And those café lights. swoon

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

I mean, I think he might be stoked. Maybe. ♥

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

Las Vegas Intimate Wedding

So call me if you want to have your wedding here in Las Vegas, but you don’t want to have it on the Strip. We can totally make that happen – because we’re awesome.

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