las vegas wedding portraits

Las Vegas Elopement | Jacqueline + Miro

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I swear Jacqueline + Miro could be models! I mean, just look how gorgeous they are! Not only that but, they’re also two of the nicest and relaxed people ever! We had so much fun with them! They came from Australia earlier this year to be married in Las Vegas. They booked with one of the many chapels in Vegas and unfortunately, they do not allow couples to use their own photographers for the ceremony. If you’re looking to book your ceremony with any of the chapels or casinos, I would highly recommend you confirm their photography policy prior to booking. I am also always available to make recommendations on venues who do not have such strict photo policies ; )

Since we couldn’t photograph the ceremony, they decided to go outside the box, literally, and get away from the city for their wedding portraits! We met Jacqueline and Miro at Nelson, which is about a 45 minute drive from the strip and got some fun photos there among their old cars, barns, and cactus! It’s really a neat place for phots! After our time there, we drove to the dry lake bed, which is another favorite spot of ours. This is close by, so the two locations work really well together. We got there just as the sun was setting behind the mountains and gave us the best lighting! Also, really loved how we ended the session with a sweet first dance in the middle of the desert! Totally epic and totally them. Just how they wanted it to be!

Las Vegas Desert Elopement

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Busra and Tuna traveled all the way from Turkey for an epic trip! Three of their friends made the trip with them and they spent some time visiting and sightseeing in California before stopping in Vegas to tie the knot! Talk about a trip of a lifetime, huh!

Coming from so far away, they left the planning to Las Vegas Desert Elopements and everything turned out beautifully! Judy of Wedding Vows Las Vegas performed a beautiful ceremony and even incorporated some traditional Turkish elements for the couple.

I love how elopements can be so much more than just going to a chapel or court house for a no-frills ceremony, but can actually be a unique and intimate ceremony in a beautiful setting! Just take a look at these photos to see what I mean ;)



Red Rock Country Club Wedding | Arvelle + Wayne

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Arvelle and Wayne came to Vegas from Canada with their closest friends and family to celebrate their union and the blending of their two families. I especially loved how they involved their children into the ceremony, by having Arvelle’s daughter walk down the aisle ahead of her being walked down by her son. It was such a sweet moment and one I’m sure they will always treasure. Then, during the ceremony, when it was time to exchange rings, Wayne’s two daughters presented them each. Another sweet moment, where I was glad to be behind the camera so no one could see me get teary eyed!!

After the ceremony, we took some time to get newlywed photos of the bride and groom, before they headed off to continue the celebration with their loved ones.


Vendor Love: Venue: Red Rock Country Club Weddings | Photographers: The Emerics | Hair + Makeup: Makeup in the 702 | Florals: Layers of Lovely | Officiant: Wedding Vows Las Vegas