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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! 

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!!!