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Las Vegas Dry Lake Bed Wedding | Joanna + Billy

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Joanna and Billy were planning a quick and easy elopement on their trip to Las Vegas and surprise everyone back home in Maryland! But, when Joanna just couldn’t keep the secret from their parents and I’m sure you can guess what happened once they told them, right?

If you guessed that both sets of parents hopped on the next plane to Vegas to witness their children tie the knot, then you guessed correctly! They were not going to miss this and it turned out to be such a sweet day and one they will all cherish forever.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Wedding | Chloe + Derek

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We met Chloe + Derek last summer when Chloe contacted us for engagement photos at the Valley of Fire. You can check out their cute Cars movie themed engagement session HERE. At the time, they still didn’t have a wedding date or venue picked out, but when they did, Chloe contacted me again and asked us to photograph their big day. We were so excited to get to hang out with them again and be there to document their wedding day this time!

They chose to have an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family at the Juno Gardens in Caesars Palace. For those of you considering a wedding ceremony at Caesars, keep in mind that you can opt out of their in-house photographer for an additional fee and have your own photographers capture your wedding ceremony! This is a great option because not only do all your photos have the same style and look throughout your entire day, you also get to have your own photographers whom you already know and have a personal relationship with! There’s also no pushy sales pitch from us afterwards to get you to purchase additional prints or digital images. We always include your fully edited high resolution images for you!

Ok, enough of our PSA and let’s get back to Chloe + Derek’s wedding day!!

We met up with the couple in their hotel rooms for some getting ready shots and to get to know the rest of the wedding party! Chloe and the girls were getting hair and makeup done by Beauty Studio Inc. in their gorgeous suite at the Nobu Hotel inside Caesars Palace. Once everyone was ready, Chloe + Derek had their first look before the ceremony. After the ceremony and family group shots, we headed out for some photos of the wedding party and bride and groom! It was a great ending to a great day!

Las Vegas Neon Museum Elopement | Jessica + Wes

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Some couples want a traditional big wedding surrounded by all their friends and family.  They want to show off their love and personalities from the invitations to the florals! They want to party and celebrate and stick to traditions.

Some couples want an intimate ceremony, without all the hoopla.  They want it to be about their personal commitment to each other.  They want to savor the moment all to themselves and throw traditions out the window.  

Whether you are traditional, untraditional, or fall somewhere in between, know that your wedding day will be perfect for you and who you are and what your love stands for.  Your wedding day should be exactly how you want it to be, regardless of the size of your guest list. The one thing you can't do without, though, is amazing photographs!  Your wedding photos will be your heirlooms.  They will be what is left when the day is done.  Your photographs will stand the test of time and will be a reminder of how in love you were then and always will be.

Jessica + Wes chose to skip the traditions and decided that coming to Vegas with just her mom + brother were all they needed.  Jessica's brother officiated the ceremony privately and then knowing that they wanted some awesome photos to remember their day, they booked a photo shoot at The Neon Museum where they met up with us!  We had such a fun time with them and it was so beautiful to see how in love they are!  After our time at The Neon Museum, we took a quick drive over to Downtown's Fremont St. to get some more fun wedding photos around town with them! So, although they kept their celebration private, they now have some beautiful photos to share with all their loved ones back home. And, more importantly, they'll have these images to look back on at every anniversary to remind them of their amazing day and fall in love a little bit more each time!