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Las Vegas Engagement photography

Rene & Chris – Tenderness Among Cactus

November 30, 2011 | By | One Comment

These guys rocked the house, loving all over each other, making my job so easy. We had so much fun making these photos. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in April. Cool couples RAWK!

Engagements at Nelson’s Ghost Town

November 11, 2011 | By | No Comments

One of the funnest, cutest, most energetic engagement sessions I’ve ever had the privilege to shoot. And these guys are getting married TODAY – 11.11.11!!!

Kylie & Alex are on fire, yet fireproof

September 20, 2011 | By | No Comments

I loved shooting with these guys. We started out with a little fantasy stuff I’ll post shortly, and we ended up at the Nelson Ghost Town, where stuff heated up just after it started to rain.

Las Vegas Engagements - Nelson Ghost Town, Ring of Fire

Kylie & Alex at the Nelson Ghost Town, Las Vegas, Ring of Fire

Latest Raves

October 19, 2010 | By | No Comments

“You were so incredibly fun, charismatic and are so talented!… All of our guests…commented to me about how cool and fun you were that night…We are so glad we spent the money on you and just scrimped elsewhere…My married friends were right, nothing else really matters after it all happens.” – Heather + Cale

“I am LOVING so many of these that it’s unbelievable to me. I knew some would be amazing but this is beyond any and all expectations.” – Heather + Cale

“you are absolutely amazing. you don’t know how many times I cried this week just looking at them”. – Debbie + Curtis

“I am … amazed at how hard you work … you really are the most talented photographer I have worked with … you are also my favorite photographer [with] a perfect balance of professionalism and fun”.  – Constance + Brandon

“you went way way above & beyond yesterday, you did some amazing stuff & were a joy to spend some time … with. We both really appreciate the heart you put into these photos”. – Shawn + Maythe

“The pictures all look great…Everyone loves the photos you took!” – Yer + Jeff

Can you get your engagement photos taken in a casino or on the floor?

September 27, 2010 | By | No Comments

Here’s a great essay from my friend Juliet Douglas, wedding planner extraordinaire, on the ins & outs of getting your photo taken inside & on the floor of a Las Vegas casino. In short, easier said than done! 😉

In my experience, we’re generally tossed out of most casinos within a few minutes of breaking out professional gear (e.g., tripod, off-camera lights). Juliet’s essay gives some good tips on how you and your photographer may be able to get these photos.

Another thing that has helped my brides get photos in the casino (not necessarily on the gaming floor) is for the bride & groom to have a room in the hotel.

During this shoot, we were approached by security w/in a few minutes after we started shooting. As soon as they learned that my couple had a room and had just gotten married there, the Wynn security left us alone.

Judith & Kenneth @ The Wynn

Judith & Kenneth @ The Wynn

Whereas, without a room reservation, this couple and I were escorted out of The Bellagio within about 5 minutes of the beginning of our shoot. Different hotel. Same photographer. Different relationship of the b&g to the hotel.

Maythe & Shawn @ the Bellagio

Maythe & Shawn @ the Bellagio moments before being escorted out.

#8. Shoot Into the Sun.

June 16, 2010 | By | No Comments

If you don’t have off-camera strobes or don’t know how to use them [see #4], turn your subjects’ backs to the sun, shoot in manual mode and expose for your subjects’ faces. Your photos will immediately be better than any point-and-shoot civilian who tries this. Their photos will be dark and underexposed.

Turn your subjects’ backs to the sun.