Las Vegas Engagement Session | Jenna + Mike

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Jenna and Mike came to Vegas for vacation from Canada a few weeks ago and having recently been engaged, Jenna thought it'd be a great idea to get engagement photos done too! Isn't that the best idea ever?!? I seriously love it when couples, whether it be for their engagement, anniversary, or just because, plan a photo shoot during their travels.  Jenna and Mike not only have amazing memories from their trip, they now have amazing photos to remind them of it too!

We met up at MGM Hotel & Casino, where they were staying, and took a little walking tour across the street to NYNY and around The Park.  They were a little nervous about having photos done, as this would be their first professional session, so we walked and chatted and tried to make them as comfortable and relaxed as possible.  I think they did a great job and were total naturals!  

Springs Preserve Las Vegas Wedding | Jessika + Levi

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Spring weddings in Las Vegas gives couples great weather and pretty desert blooms and there's no place more perfect for this than Springs Preserve! It's a desert botanical garden in the middle of the city and it feels like you are miles away! The landscaping is gorgeous and the ceremony and reception spaces are designed to flow harmoniously with their natural surroundings.  It's one of our favorite venues here in Las Vegas and after you check out Jessika and Levi's wedding, you'll see why too!

Jessika and Levi came in from Texas to tie the knot in Vegas.  With some of Jessika's family here in town and other friends and family on the west coast, Vegas just seemed like the ideal location for the relaxed and down to earth wedding they envisioned.  Plus, Vegas offered their guests all kinds of entertainment options for them to make the most of their trip! 

Jessika and her bridesmaids got all dolled up at Square Salon and then I met up with them at Springs Preserve.  Jessika looked absolutely stunning in her Willow by Watters gown dress and her boho braid! Jason met up with Levi and his groomsmen, who weren't too far behind.  They opted for a first look and oh my goodness, was it just the most beautiful and heartwarming first look ever! Ok, I know I say this a lot, but man, do I love a good first look and they are all good!!

Afterwards, the couple had a few minutes to relax and freshen up before their ceremony, which was officiated by Jessika's brother! This made for a really intimate and personalized ceremony and I don't think there was a dry eye in the audience! Following the ceremony, it was time for cocktails and mingling for the guests, while we snuck off and took a little photo tour around the Springs Preserve before making our way to the reception. 

Remember when I said they wanted a laid back reception? Well, with the help of Faith at Faithfully Yours Wedding & Event Planning, their vision came to life, complete with corn hole, shuffleboard, and foosball!  The DJ also kept the music playing and the people dancing. This was definitely a fun party and Jessika and Levi had the best time on their wedding day! 


Vendor Love

Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Springs Preserve | Coordination: Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events | Hair & Makeup: Square Salon + Spa | Catering: Divine Events | Florals: The Palette Floral Design & Event Concepts | DJ: Next Level Sounds  


Las Vegas Anniversary Portrait Session | Lettie + German

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It's always such a pleasure to hear from past couples and see how they're doing! I was so excited to hear from Lettie last month! We photographed their Las Vegas destination engagement and wedding 6 years ago!! They live in Southern California but were flying into Vegas to celebrate German's birthday and an early anniversary trip and decided it was time for some updated photos.  I couldn't agree more!  A lot of couples only have photos done for their engagement and wedding and then again when they start a family, they do family photos or just photos of the kids.  But, I think it's important for couples to get professional photos together after the wedding day.  Not only do they serve as reminders of where you are now in your life and relationship, but the experience of being together without distractions of everyday life and focusing on each other is so good for you! It's an opportunity to flirt (yes, married couples should totally flirt with each other!!!) and rekindle some of that romance! I highly recommend planning an anniversary session to our couples a few years into their marriage and periodically after that for milestone years.  I promise you won't regret it.  Just check out a few of my favorites from Lettie + German's session.  They totally rocked it out in the desert! XO