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!  

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 

Las Vegas Surprise Proposal Charles + Elyssa

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Proposals are quickly becoming one of my favorite moments to document!  The excitement and planning leading up to it, the gush of emotions that follow, the pure joy and happiness at that moment.  These are all the things that I love and live for. 

So, gentlemen, when you're planning to propose to the woman of your dreams, you really need to work with a photographer, preferable me (wink, wink!), to help bring your ideas to life with suggestions on locations, time of day, logistics, and so on! Believe me, it will be so worth having that moment documented professionally! I pinky promise!!

Charles contacted me just a few days before he was planning to propose to Elyssa.  They were coming to Vegas from Canada for vacation and he wanted to get it right! This was Charles' first trip to Vegas, so he needed some ideas, which I was more than happy to provide! We settled on the location and then Charles had to work hard to convince Elyssa to get ready for their night out a little earlier than planned. Luckily, he made it work and pulled off an epic surprise proposal! Just look at these images!!! 

Once I introduced myself and Charles explained how he'd been planning this for a bit, we took a walk around the strip to get some more epic images of the newly-engaged love birds! I just love how Elyssa was so excited to share the news with her mom, she had to FaceTime her right then and there! It was my 2nd favorite moment of the evening!!! 

We hadn't planned on walking by the Bellagio fountains as they were about to start, but it worked out perfectly! Maybe it was a sign of how wonderful the day had turned out to be! 

We ended with a few nighttime images that showed off all the lights of the strip and lots more kisses!! Congratulations, Elyssa and Charles!  XO - Jessie