Author: Krystal D.

70th Birthday Photo Session at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Wilma reached out to me because they were going to be celebrating her mother’s 70th Birthday and was looking to book a birthday photo session for her. With friends and family coming from all over the country to come celebrate with them, it was ideal to have great photos to document this momentous occasion. Especially since she hadn’t seen some of them in 15 years! It sounded like a great event and something I really wanted to help them remember. You just never know when something like this will be able to happen again for them. Nothing beats a big family gathering for a milestone birthday such as this one!

The Location

The birthday party was held at The Palazzo, located at 3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. The Palazzo is a beautiful Hotel and Casino located on the Strip which is currently the tallest finished building in Nevada. There are lots of beautiful locations around the property that are ideal for photos for any occasion. Everything from the neutral colors to the interesting details really makes this a stand out location in which to do some really great photo sessions. We had great weather that day that allowed everyone to be comfortable in their formal wear and provided me with excellent lighting to capture everyone in the best way.

The Shoot: 70th Birthday Photo Session

Wilma’s mother was stunning in a full length off the shoulder deep blue green gown accented with sequins. She definitely didn’t look like your average 70 year old. Her daughters were in dresses that were a matching shade. Taking pictures of her with her siblings, daughters and husband was not only fun but incredibly moving. To see all these people coming together for her in such a way showed how much love this family obviously had for her. Everyone was laughing and having a great time. What better way to celebrate than with a 70th birthday photo session in Las Vegas?

The laughter and smiles continued, and possibly even a few happy tears. When a family hasn’t been reunited like this in 15 years, it’s hard to not get a bit emotional. Reunions are so very special and should be remembered, which was why I was so truly happy to be a part of their day. Who knows if something like this will be able to happen for this family again? I certainly hope they don’t let another 15 years go by before they come together again. They all seemed genuinely happy to be together and it would be a shame to not do so more often. Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your 70th birthday photo session.

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Las Vegas Couples Photo Session: Ashley & Ryan Hogan

Not many couples choose to have their engagement photos done after they are already married, but that is exactly what Ashley and Ryan chose to do. We met on November 5, 2017, in order to do their Las Vegas Couples Photo Session. They brought along their adorable little dog Eddy to join in on the fun. While it may seem as though they were doing things a bit backward, in reality, it seemed to be the perfect order for this couple. Why not begin to document their lives together after they have married one another? While engagement and wedding photos are wonderful, sometimes a couple just needs to celebrate being together.

The Location

The couple decided that the Doctor Harry B. Johnson Rose Garden located at 5330 Somerset Hills Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89141 would be a great location. They were right, as the entire area is so incredibly beautiful. Everywhere you look there is another section that would be great for a photo. There are archways, paths, gazebos and so much more at this garden. Roses of every color, shape and size adorn the pathways giving a beautiful backdrop.

About the Shoot: Las Vegas Couples Photo Session

I think there is something incredibly fun about bringing your family pet to your couples photo session. Dogs seem to always lighten the mood and do something so incredibly funny during a shoot. They are often, unexpectedly, the center of attention. Ashley and Ryan’s pooch, Eddy, was undeniably cute with his little snub nose and pointy ears. He is definitely well loved by the couple and it’s easy to see why.

Ashley and Ryan are the sweetest and make a really great couple. I really enjoy these types of laid back and relaxed photo shoots. They really allow the personality and dynamic of a couple to shine through. Their love is obviously stronger than ever, and I am so very happy for them. These two seem to be a couple that can weather the storm and go through just about anything, as long as they have each other. Wishing you both a very bright and happy future Ashley, Ryan and Eddy!

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Christmas Photography in Las Vegas: Western Office

Christmas Photography in Las Vegas can be extremely fun. Everyone enjoys a Christmas party. Between great food, family and friends, it’s always a great time for all. That’s why I was happy to be contacted by Western Office to do a shoot of their Christmas party. They were inviting all of their clients and their families to say thank you and to celebrate the holiday season. December 2, 2017, everyone gathered at Western Office located at 5565 South Decatur Blvd Suite 108 Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.

The Location

The people over at Western Office did a fantastic job of decorating their office space for the party. While these offices are so very stylish, the pretty decorations really complimented everything.  There were beautiful decorations all over as well as a place to get your photo taken with the guest of honor, Santa Claus! The entire place was transformed into a festive holiday wonderland. Christmas Photos in Las Vegas are such a great way to commemorate a fun party during the holiday season. Who doesn’t want their picture taken with jolly old Saint Nick?

The Shoot – Christmas Photography in Las Vegas: Western Office

There were so many beautiful cookies and treats as well as delicious food, in general. Everything made it feel as though we had been transported to an office space at the North Pole. There were so many friendly people with their spouses, children, and even a few family pets. How wonderful those families were able to bring their family dogs to join in with the family photos with Santa. All of the family and friends that came to the Western Office Christmas party had such a great time. There were smiles all around while they enjoyed the wonderful food, desserts and each others company.

I was so glad to participate with my Christmas Photography in Las Vegas. Thank you so much to Western Office for asking me to take photos at their Christmas party. I had so much fun getting to know everyone and celebrating the holiday season with every single person.

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Boulder City Wedding Photography: Jackie & Jesse

Weddings are such unique and beautiful things. The personality of the couple can really shine through in their choices of decorations, flowers, and location. The dusty roses, delicate greenery, and touches of burlap showed Jackie & Jesse as a very down to earth and loving and cute couple. I was looking forward to shoot this Boulder City Wedding Photography.

The Location

We did our shoot at two locations. The first was when Jackie was getting ready at the Best Western Hoover Dam Hotel, located at 704 Nevada Highway in Boulder City, Nevada. After that, the wedding was held at the FORGE Social House, located at 553 California Avenue in Boulder City, also. This seemed like the perfect location for the bride and groom to hold their ceremony. They had such simple yet elegant decorations that did not take away from the beautiful ceremony. Instead, they enhanced the love and dedication of the couple. The natural scenery outside created the perfect backdrop for the couple and family photos. It was very enjoyable doing Wedding Photography in Boulder City.

The Shoot: Boulder City Wedding Photography

Weddings can be very emotional, and this one was no exception. I am not sure there was a dry eye in the place. Jackie and Jesse each have two children, a son and daughter, from previous relationships. The ceremony wasn’t just about bringing two people together, but two families. These two were creating something big and special with their love and commitment. It was so very touching to witness.

Blending a family together isn’t always so easy, yet Jackie & Jesse seem to have done a wonderful job. It was so fun being able to photograph both the parents and the children during this special day. They were so very handsome/pretty in their formal wear.

Boulder City Wedding Photography is a little more laid back and relaxed than that of Las Vegas. It’s a calmer, and mellower atmosphere than the glitz and glamour of the glitter in the Las Vegas valley. It was so great to be able to shoot a beautiful wedding for such a cute and wonderful couple. You have something very special with each other. I wish you all the best in your bright and happy future together.

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Flamingo Hotel Wedding Photographer | Gerardo & Veronica Wedding

Weddings are such a time for celebration. Two people coming together in order to pledge their love to one another. There is always something so beautiful about a wedding, no matter how big or mall it is. I was approached by Wedding Officiant Dawn Angela Mickens from Timeless Connection about being Gerardo and Veronica’s Flamingo Hotel Wedding Photographer. They set the date for October 14, 2017. While many places across the country might find that October is a bit cool for an outdoor wedding, Las Vegas’ climate provides the perfect temperature for this sort of thing.

The Location

The wedding took place at the Garden Gazebo at the Flamingo Las Vegas’ Garden Chapel. There are many beautiful locations there but the Garden Gazebo is idyllic. Surrounded by palm trees, it felt as though the wedding was somewhere far from the Las Vegas Strip in a tropical location. It most definitely didn’t seem as though we were in the heart of a bustling city. The flowers framing the gazebo gave a beautiful backdrop for the couple.

About the Shoot: Flamingo Hotel Wedding Photographer

The wedding itself was incredibly romantic. Family and friends were gathered in this secluded corner of the garden to share in this beautiful occasion. Gerardo and Veronica were both positively beaming with their love for one another. It’s hard not to feel the love and joy that was in the air. The bride was beautiful in her slim fitting wedding gown. It was incredibly fun to photograph Veronica getting ready with her bridesmaids. They were all smiles and excitement. The chosen flowers were lovely red roses, which helped add to the romantic atmosphere.

Annvi Fuller from Bridal Beauty Team did a wonderful job on the bride’s makeup. While the bride is so very beautiful on her own, Annvi was able to accentuate her natural beauty in a way that seemed timeless. I am so very thankful that Dawn contacted me to do this photo shoot. I wouldn’t want to miss being able to be the Flamingo Hotel Wedding Photographer for Gerardo and Veronica’s beautiful ceremony. It was an absolute pleasure.

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Caesars Palace Wedding Photographer: Jamie & Darrin’s Wedding

Some couples have their own unique style and flair when it comes to getting married. Many choose to go the traditional route and get married at a chapel, church or beautiful outdoor location. Jamie and Darrin decided to celebrate the fact that they met in Las Vegas by getting married in the popular Hangover Suite in Caesars Palace! Not many couples choose to get married in a suite, but I think this was the perfect idea for these two. Jamie and Darrin are both a wild and crazy couple that obviously love to have fun and enjoy life. I have to admit, as a Caesars Palace Wedding Photographer, I never thought I would photograph a bride and groom with a stuffed tiger.

The Location

The Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace located at 3570 South Las Vega Blvd, Las Vegas Nevada 89109 was a very unique choice for a wedding. The suite was made famous by the blockbuster“Hangover” movie. It featured a tiger hanging out in the suite when the guys awoke the next morning. They were unaware of what happened the night before. The suite has a magnificent view of the Las Vegas Strip and is very large and luxurious.

About the Shoot: Caesars Palace Wedding Photographer

Jamie and Darrin originally met in Las Vegas. They were really excited to be able to have their very special wedding at the same place. Darrin has two great kids from a previous relationship, but Jamie seems as though she fits right into her premade family quite well. It’s easy to see from the photos that this couple wasn’t too worried about being traditional with this wedding. They were all about having fun and enjoying their very special day together.

Having everything located right in the suite made photos a breeze. In addition, the entire ceremony was a delight to be able to photograph. I don’t think many wedding photographers can claim they have shot a wedding in the Hangover Suite! Thank you so very much, Jamie and Darrin, for allowing me to be your Caesars Palace Wedding Photographer. Here’s to many, many more years laughing and having fun together!

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Las Vegas Wedding Photographer: Bethany & Marco

I have been lucky enough to be able to document the beginning of Bethany & Marco’s life together as their Las Vegas Wedding Photographer. I met the couple through Steph Ann from Lush Event Productions for their engagement photo shoot about a year ago. On October 21, 2017, I had the honor of photographing their wedding and the reception as well as a few fun snapshots at the beautiful Sunset Park.

The Location

We did our Las Vegas Wedding Photography in three different locations. We started first at The Church: Christ The King Catholic Community, 4925 S Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118 for the wedding ceremony itself. The church was so very beautiful and elegant.  After, we moved to Sunset Park: 2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120 for some fun pictures. Last, we made our way to Conference Center of Las Vegas, 5pm-7:45 pm: 6590 Bermuda Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 for their reception.

About the Shoot: Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

It’s always so much fun to not only photograph a couple’s engagement shoot but the wedding as well. It’s beautiful to see a relationship develop and grow over time this way. So much can change in a year, and it’s wonderful to be able to see it through from engagement to the exchange of vows. Bethany & Marco were such a great couple to be able to photograph. Both were so extremely kind and a joy to work with.

I wish nothing but the best for Bethany & Marco in their long and beautiful life together! Thank you so much for choosing me for your big day.

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Mary’s 40th Las Vegas Birthday Photography

I was contacted by Brandalyn McNeil from Oh My Posh Weddings & Events. Her client Mary Hawn had reached out to plan her 40th birthday party. Some women aren’t as thrilled about celebrating the big 4-0, but Mary was ready to start her new decade off right. They decided it would be fun to do a Halloween dress up party. This seemed as though it would be a blast for Las Vegas Birthday Photography, and it was!

The Location

The party was held at The Terrace, located at 1361 West Warm Springs Road in Henderson, Nevada. The place was decorated very well, with headstones, cobwebs, and other spooky decorations with a splash of 40th birthday decorations throughout. The tables were simple but very festive. The chairs had black covers with festive bows and a cobweb covered lantern as the centerpiece. There was a photo booth and great music to keep the party going.

The Shoot: Las Vegas Birthday Photography

There were ghouls and goblins of every shape and size at Mary’s party. I had such a great time taking photos of the decorations, the cake and each fun and unique costume worn by friends and family. There were witches, kitty cats, a unicorn, even the big bad wolf.  I don’t think I have ever seen such a fun way to celebrate a 40th birthday. As a matter of fact, even the DJ was in the spirit of Halloween in his Anonymous costume.

Mary showed everyone what great fun it could be to celebrate a 40th birthday. When it comes to Las Vegas Birthday Photography, you never quite know what you may get. Some birthdays are beautiful, some are simple, and some feature the birthday girl as a sword wielding murderer! Generally speaking, Las Vegas is definitely a place that can keep a photographer on her toes, that’s for sure.

I would like to thank Brandalyn McNeil for pulling me in on this party as well as Mary Hawn for having such a great birthday. She is obviously surrounded by some really great friends and family since everyone who came are what really made the party so much fun. Happy Birthday, Mary!

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Tasha & Michael Wedding Photography in North Las Vegas

From the very first email I received from the bride, Tasha, about doing her wedding, I knew that I was the right photographer for her and Michael. We walked through everything she was looking for on her special day and, through it all, she was truly nice to speak with. We spoke about which wedding photos she wanted and about the location itself. With this in mind, I was really looking forward to doing their Wedding Photography in North Las Vegas.

The Location

The wedding took place at the bride’s sister’s home in scenic North Las Vegas. The ceremony took place outdoors.Some very tall and stately trees created a great backdrop for the photos of the couple saying their vows at the altar. The arch wrapped in floral garland and white fabric was lovely. Having the wedding at this location seemed to be an excellent choice, as a result everyone was incredibly relaxed and having a lot of fun.

About the Shoot: Wedding Photography in North Las Vegas

Family and friends and even a few pets were in attendance and memories were made that day. The bridesmaids were loving the ability to share on this special day with Tasha and Michael. The colorful bouquets were a blast of color against all the gorgeous whites and purples of the wedding party. Smiles were abundant that day and we all had fun capturing the ring reactions photo.

Prior to the wedding day, Tasha and I spoke over the phone to go over the timeline for the wedding. She told me she felt as though she already knew me, which was very nice to hear. I always want my clients to be comfortable, especially for something as momentous as a wedding day. I make it my goal to truly capture their vision for this very special day in their lives. These memories will be shared, hopefully for generations and I am always honored to be chosen to do this for couples. Thank you, Tasha and Michael, for allowing me to be present at such a beautiful wedding. I couldn’t have chosen a better location or couple for my Wedding Photography in North Las Vegas.

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Xori’s Homecoming Photography in Las Vegas

Xori’s mother, Lawanda contacted me recently about doing a photoshoot for her daughter to commemorate Xori’s Homecoming dance. In many ways, Homecoming is much like prom only in the fall. While not quite as formal, students still dress in semi-formal wear for Homecoming in order to celebrate coming back to school. Students often ask a classmate to attend with them or go with a group of friends. I was delighted to be able to do her Homecoming Photography in Las Vegas.

The Location

Our Las Vegas Homecoming Photography session took place at Willows Park, located at 2775 Desert Marigold Lane. The winding sidewalks, interesting stairways, and lovely greenery made a nice and nondescript backdrop for this photography session. In a few of the photos, it seemed as though the trees were framing up the scene for me. The park was not overly busy and the couple was able to relax and have fun.

About the Shoot: Homecoming Photography in Las Vegas

I happened to make it to our location at Willow Park before Xori. When I saw her as she arrived I was stunned by her beauty. She was breathtaking in a simple black dress and a sleek hairstyle. She looked as though she should be walking the red carpet. Her date for the evening joined her shortly after and his joy at being there was apparent. His grey jacket with a black shirt and tie were the perfect complement to Xori’s outfit. Both were all smiles and very comfortable with each other. I was very glad to be able to photograph them, as they were so photogenic and easy to work with.

While Homecoming Photography in Las Vegas isn’t extremely popular yet, I think this couple is an outstanding example of how fun and beautiful these types of photos can be. Schools often offer a standard photo at the dance, but nothing quite stands up to a lovely photo session done at a location of the couples choosing. This allows for their personality to shine as their comfort level increases. Xori and her date loved their Homecoming photos and, in the end, that is what truly matters the most. Thank you, Lawanda for contacting me to do your daughter’s photos. It was my pleasure.

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