Las Vegas Destination Wedding | Marissa + Eric

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I am so excited to share Marissa and Eric’s gorgeous classic wedding today! We met Marissa and Eric on one of their trips to Vegas about 6 months before their wedding and we just loved them instantly! We knew we’d get along great and couldn’t wait for their wedding day to come. They chose Vegas because it’s one of their favorite destinations (YAY!) and with friends and family spread out throughout the country, it was the perfect place for everyone to meet up and party! We couldn’t agree more ;)

Having a destination wedding did not mean that they would skimp out on having an epic day! They had a huge bridal party of 13 of their closest friends and about 100 guests! You can tell these two are truly loved and after getting to know them, I can totally see why! They’re genuine and kind and just a lot of fun to be around.

I met Marissa in their suite at Mandalay Bay and Jason met up with Eric and the guys at a bar downstairs. So, while Marissa and her bridesmaids got their finishing touches with the amazing Makeup in the 702, Eric and the guys hung out, had some drinks, and waited for Marissa and her girls to come down. Marissa and Eric chose a first look, so we found a quite spot away from the busy hotel for them to have their moment and get to take it all in! It was the sweetest! The bridal party met up with us right after for some fun group shots around hotel grounds before heading to Paris Hotel for some photos of just our gorgeous bride and groom together.

They had their ceremony in the evening at the Valley of the Falls outdoor ceremony space at Mandalay Bay and then we all made our way to the super cool House of Blues Foundation Room VIP Club at the top of the hotel. They didn’t want a formal reception vibe but rather they wanted it to feel like a lounge and a place where everyone could chill on the balcony and enjoy the view of the strip at night. This was achieved by having a few round tables, but also having couches and tables with pillows, plus high bar tables throughout. It was the perfect venue for them and turned out to be an epic evening!



Red Rock Canyon Wedding | Whitney + Josh

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Wow, ya’ll, I can’t believe it’s been just over a month since I blogged! January was such a busy month for us and we were nonstop! So, I’ve finally been able to exhale and tackle my ever growing to-do list and blogging was right there on the top of that list! I’ve got some really amazing weddings and shoots to share with you, along with some great ideas for helpful posts too! I can’t wait! I thought I’d start out with one of my favorite intimate weddings of 2018! Enjoy :)

Surrounded by family, friends, and the epic backdrop that is Red Rock Canyon, Whitney and Josh had a sweet and intimate wedding ceremony. It was just what they wanted and Desert Elopements Las Vegas was there to help them coordinate it and secure the perfect outdoor location! Whitney had the awesome team at Amelia C. and Co. do her hair and makeup and she topped off her boho look with an amazing bouquet from Layers of Lovely! Just check out their photos andI’m sure you’ll agree that they had a dream team of vendors and their location couldn’t be any more dreamy!

Las Vegas Photographers | Behind the Scenes 2018

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This year just flew by, huh!?! Well, there is no denying it was a great year filled with many beautiful weddings. We got to meet some amazing couples from all over the country and as far away as Canada, Turkey, and Australia! I say it every year and each year I think I mean it a little bit more when I say how much we love what we do!! Getting to photograph weddings is such a privilege and one we sure are grateful for.

At the end of every year, I like to give you all a look behind the scenes! It’s fun to look at our outtakes and how we photo bomb each other, sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. It’s also a glimpse into what you too can expect if you have us photograph your wedding, elopement, or portrait session and see what goes into making all the pretty photos you see on our feed! We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we want you to see that it’s going to be a fun time, for sure! We want you to see that we’re going to make sure your dress looks perfect, that your flowers are just right, that your family photos are done quickly and efficiently. But most importantly, that we’re there for you and want you to feel comfortable and relaxed with us!

We’ll sometimes get in each other’s shots! It’s inevitable…

Here’s the proof that we’re gonna make sure you look perfect! We’ll fix your dress, give you some direction on poses, and even share a sneak peek of the process with you!

And oh the group shots! I think these are always my favorite behind the scene shots! I mean, look at me, I look like I am about to chase down a ring bearer in one and I can’t tell if Jason is showing a bridal party where to stand or how to line dance!

Jason really has a way with kids too! ; )

We are great stand-ins for checking our lighting!

Sometimes I just like to put my camera down and just walk and talk with our couples, while Jason likes to multi-task and hardly ever puts his camera down!

Who doesn’t love a silly outtake! And for the record, I don’t normally take calls during portraits, but when the bride’s mother calls you pick up. I couldn’t let them get lost looking for the limo ;)

We love to laugh and be silly, but we’re working hard too!

At the end of the day, the connections and friendships we make with our couples and their friends and family is really what makes what we do so worth it!