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 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

Announcing: Date Night Mini Sessions

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When was the last time you you and your love when out on a real date?  For you married couples, a trip to Home Depot and Chipotle afterwards doesn't count.  And for you engaged or dating couples this applies to you too!  For us, a real date night means putting in some effort.  It means, I'll wear my hair down, do my makeup, and wear a nice outfit. Something I feel good wearing. For Jason, well, he'll wear a button down shirt and we'll call that dressing up ;) We'll try out a new restaurant we've been dying to go to (I keep a list!) we'll share a bottle of wine, and enjoy our time together without distractions.  We may catch a show at The Smith Center, go see a movie, or just get some cocktails + dessert after dinner, the point is we took time out of our routine to slow down and be together! What's your ideal date night? 

For the months of February and March why not put a fun spin on date night and meet me (Jessie) to get some amazing photos of the two of you together before you head out to enjoy your night! This is is a great way to celebrate an anniversary, celebrate your love, and life together.  Having photos together is so important.  They become visual reminders of how much you love each other.  They're proof that through thick and thin, you are there for each other.  These photos help tell part of your story, of where you are right now in life.  Whether that's a few or many years into your marriage or recently engaged, let me capture who you are together. Right now.  What do you say? Let's do this! 

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A few fun location ideas are: Floyd Lamb Park, The Strip, Downtown, Arts District, Red Rock area.  Locations not available for mini sessions are: Lake Las Vegas, Nelson Ghost Town, Dry Lake Bed.  A 50% retainer is required to reserve your date.  jessie@theemerics.com | 702.481.2944