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Las Vegas Vegas Date Night Photography Session | Amy + Ryan

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So, it’s not your anniversary, wedding, or engagement, but you still want and maybe even need some new photos of you and your love together. Well, let me introduce you to our “Date Night” Photography sessions! These sessions can be 30 minutes to an hour and can be held at a favorite spot of yours or just someplace with pretty scenery! We’ll discuss the details and chat until we find the perfect spot. We meet up and do our thing! We’ll work on getting you two to relax and just enjoy the process! It’s fun and a great way for the two of you to connect and really make some magic! Afterwards, I recommend you keep the fun going and go out and have a great night together! You’re already dressed up and ready to go!

This is exactly what Amy and Ryan did! Ryan was being deployed in just a few days and Amy thought it would be great to have some updated photos of the two of them together before his send off. I couldn’t have agreed more!

Having been married for just under 2 years, these two were absolute sweethearts! They have such great chemistry and are so in love! It was so fun chatting with them and learning they lived in Maryland, the state where I grew up!

Amy + Ryan: I sure hope this deployment goes by super quickly and you guys are back in each other’s arms before you know it! XO



A Las Vegas Vow Renewal | Ann-Marie + Milo

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Ten years + 2 little ones later, Ann-Marie + Milo came back to where it all began to renew their vows to each other and their family! Anne-Marie and Milo own the successful International Wedding Institute in Paris, France, which specializes in vocational training in wedding planning, wedding design, wedding officiating, as well as workshops and optional master classes. We had met years ago when they were here in Vegas, learning about the destination wedding industry here and had kept in touch throughout the years. I was so excited when she contacted us about their trip and plans for their vow renewal.

Ann-Marie had an ambitious plan to capture her family in her favorite Las Vegas locations and ending their day in the same location they got married at 10 years ago. We discussed her ideas, the logistics, came up with a plan that would work well for everyone, and then we totally rocked it!

Our first stop was the Neon Museum! This is one of our favorite locations for an iconic Vegas vibe! It took some time for their baby boy to feel comfortable with us, but by our second stop, he was all smiles! Our second stop was the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, for another iconic Las Vegas destination! At this point, we took a break! It was time for everyone to freshen up and change to their vow renewal ceremony outfits and it also gave the kiddos some down time to relax!

We met up with Norma from Peachy Keen Unions for their desert vow renewal and it was super sweet and intimate. Having their kiddos be present to witness their recommitment to each other was so special and truly a gift. We’re so happy we got to be there to document the moment and capture some fun memories for them to cherish for many, many more years to come!

Family Friday | Downtown Las Vegas Family Portraits

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For the past 5 years, I have been photographing Hollie and her amazing kids (well, Bryden isn't a kid anymore!) Let me tell ya, it never gets old! I absolutely love seeing little M get sassier each year.  This year, Hollie wanted to capture a bit more of an urban vibe, so we chose the colorful walls of downtown Las Vegas for our backdrop.  I think the family's outfit choices of black with the pop of pink went really well with the overall look Hollie was going for and I can't wait to see how she uses these for her new gallery wall! 

Yearly family photos are such a beautiful tradition.  Not only do you get fresh new photos for holiday cards, but they are a such a fun way to wrap up the year!  These photos will be cherished throughout the years and serve as visual reminders to your memories.  

Hollie: thanks again for letting me share in this tradition with you and your family! Love ya! 


If you'd like to start a new tradition of your own or if it's just been way too long since you had your last family photos taken, let's chat soon and make some pretty pictures together! I still have a few openings left for family photos this year and I'd love to photograph yours! Email me at jessie@theemerics to get on the calendar!  XO - Jessie