destination proposal photography

Las Vegas Proposal | Sam + Melissa

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I’ll just start with the good part and let ya know she said, “Yes!!”

Now, rewind a bit to Sam’s mom contacting me about her son who was looking for a photographer to photograph his proposal to his then girlfriend, Melissa. They were traveling to Las Vegas and he wanted it to be super special. Well, if you know me, you know I love proposals, so of course I was so ready to chat with Sam and go over logistics together.

Sam told me his ideas and I worked with him on making sure we incorporated them into the plan. He wanted to have the Bellagio Fountains so we made sure to go over there after he proposed, as the grand finale! Come proposal day, everything turned out perfectly and Melissa was about to get the best surprise of her life! I absolutely loved Sam + Melissa! They were a ton of fun to hang out with and I’m so happy for them and their new life together!



Red Rock Country Club Destination Wedding | Gemma + John

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Gemma and John traveled all the way from Australia to have the ultimate destination wedding in Las Vegas and traveled along the U.S. west coast and Mexico to celebrate!  I just love it when couples have epic travel adventure honeymoons! But, not only did they travel to Vegas from Australia, but so did 40 of their closest friends and family! I don't know about you, but to me, when people are willing to travel such a long distance to witness your wedding, it must mean you are oh so loved! Or, maybe you just really love to travel...nah, I'm betting on love.  I'm sure of it actually, because after getting to know Gemma and John ourselves we can totally see why they are loved by so many! 

Gemma was able to plan an amazing wedding day at Red Rock Country Club with the assistance of Gina, Director of Catering extraordinaire and everything turned out brilliantly! We met up at Red Rock Country Club and arrived while Gemma was getting the finishing touches to her hair and makeup by the team at Ruby Finch Salon, who do an amazing job and are so just the sweetest ever! Since they decided on not doing a First Look, Jason and I photographed them separately before the ceremony and then we did the Bride and Groom formal portraits after!  Once we were all done with photos, it was time to go in for their reception, which started off with some really heartfelt toasts, yet another testament to how much these two are really loved!

G+J: We hope you had an amazing time honeymooning and are enjoying being newlyweds! We wish you a lifetime of adventures and love! XO 


Vendor Love: 

Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Florals: City Blossoms | Hair + Makeup: Ruby Finch Salon | Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes 


Neon Museum Las Vegas Proposal | Justin + Jessica

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Justin and Jessica came to Vegas for a long weekend getaway from San Antonio, TX! Little did Jessica know this weekend would change her life! Justin contacted me a week before he was planning to propose to Jessica and "lucky" for him, I had availability. 

He had set up an hour session at the Neon Museum, split between 30 minutes at the North Gallery and 30 minutes in the new Boulevard Gallery.  So, for all the other proposal shoots I've done, they've had no idea their boyfriends had booked me, so I had to pretend I was just a tourist on the strip with a nice camera.  No biggie! In this case, due to the location, I couldn't be kept a secret.  So, Justin told Jessica that he'd booked a photo session for them at the Neon Museum, so I was totally expected.  Now, you might be thinking that Jessica should have thought something was up, right? I know I did! But, turns out (and I found all of this out after he proposed!) Jessica had been wanting to do a destination photo shoot with Justin for awhile now! She'd brought it up before several of their other trips together and Justin always declined. So, she just saw this as his way of finally giving in and showing her just how much he loves her.  Well, obviously Justin really really loves Jessica because, unbeknownst to her, he was planning to propose.  I told Justin I'd shoot for a few minutes and then ask if they had any specific poses or shots they wanted to get.  That would be his cue! Justin said he had one and Jessica looked a little puzzled.  I mean, he's never wanted a professional photo shoot and now he had ideas on poses?!? But, before she had too much time to think, Justin was already on bended knee, going for the ring box he had discreetly placed in his sock and asked Jessica to marry him!  You guys!!! It was pure perfection! Looking at these photos, I think you can guess her answer! 

I had such a blast with these two and it felt like we could just keep hanging out all afternoon. Well, I'm sure they were ready to get rid of me and just enjoy being together and engaged in Las Vegas alone ;) Congrats, Justin + Jessica!!!