Month: May 2017

Las Vegas Maternity Photography – Casey and Jose

Las Vegas Maternity Photography

Maternity is such an amazing thing. Therefore, having the opportunity to do some Las Vegas Maternity Photography is always incredible. Especially when it was with the wonderful couple Casey and Jose. They met in such a unique way. Casey went to Costa Rica to study abroad in 2008, and Jose was standing outside the airport with her name on a sign. Thus, he was the very first person that Casey met in Costa Rica. They got along so well together. Therefore, within a few weeks, they were dating. After living in Costa Rica for two years, Jose decided to come to Las Vegas. The couple got married in 2011, and have been enjoying their marriage ever since.

The Pregnancy

One thing on Casey’s “things to do before having a baby” list was to travel to Europe. Last year, they made this dream come true! So, Casey and Jose traveled to England, Spain, and Italy. Then, another dream of theirs came true. In March, Casey discovered she was expecting by simply taking pregnancy test she bought at the dollar store. Instead of showing Jose the results of the pregnancy test, Casey had another plan of how to tell Jose.

The Las Vegas Maternity Photography Shoot

Casey was so creative with the process. Therefore, she decided that she wanted Jose to find out they were expecting through a maternity photography shoot! She contacted me and explained her plan, and two days before the shoot she gave me two chalkboards. Then, on March 19th, 2017, at Exploration Peak Park, we had the photo shoot. In order to keep it a surprise, Casey told Jose that she won a photo session on the radio.

After taking a few shots, I mentioned that I brought a few props (the chalkboards that Casey had given me). So, I asked if the couple wanted to use them. They eagerly said yes. Then, I asked them each to write down 3 things that they loved about each other. In order to follow the plan, Jose went first. He wrote “smile, kind, selfless.” Casey went next, and she wrote “Va a ser papá,” which is Spanish for “you’re going to be a dad!” Jose was so shocked and happy! The couple is looking forward to this new adventure and I am so grateful that Casey reached out to me to be her Las Vegas Maternity Photographer.

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Wedding Photography in Las Vegas – Eddy & Yesenia

Wedding Photography in Las Vegas – Eddy and Yesenia

Wedding Photography in Las Vegas is always so fun to shoot, especially with a couple as sweet as Eddy and Yesenia. Their wedding took place on March 18th, 2017. I was lucky enough to photograph two events for them. We did the bridal party pictures at the Smith Center, and the wedding reception took place at the Conference Center of Las Vegas. The decorations at the wedding were beautiful. The event planner was Lush Event Productions,  and they couldn’t have done a better job. All of the floral decorations were done by Mylofleur Floral. The cake was delicious, it was a gourmet wedding cake baked by Las Vegas Custom Cakes.

About The Couple

Eddy and Yesenia first met in their dance studio. Yesenia had been attending the studio for three years when Eddy came in. After they went on their first date together, they knew they had something special. The sweet couple has been together since May 22nd, 2016. The proposal was very romantic. It was close to New Years, and Eddy said he wanted to have a family activity with everyone skating at the Cosmopolitan Casino. Yesenia thought nothing of it.

They skated a bit while waiting for everyone to arrive (even though Yesenia wasn’t a great skater). Shortly after, Eddy’s brother yelled something to Yesenia. He said: “hey Yesenia, when are you getting married?” She turned and replied, “I don’t know, ask Eddy!” When Yesenia went to point to Eddy, she found him on the floor on the ice on one knee, with a ring out. Eddy proposed to Yesenia right then and there, and of course, she said yes. As they hugged, Eddy turned Yesenia around so she could face all her friends and family who had been hiding until that moment. It was such a romantic and fun proposal for Eddy and Yesenia.

Overall, everyone I met at the wedding was extremely nice. I had so much fun working with this couple. They even surprised everyone with a dance! These are the type of people that make Wedding Photography in Las Vegas so heartwarming to do.

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Andrew Wesley Birthday – Las Vegas Birthday Photographer

Las Vegas Birthday Photographer

On February 9th, 2017, I had the honor of being a Las Vegas Birthday Photographer for Andrew Wesley. He had his 70th birthday party at the Main Street Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. All of Andrew’s family and friends came to his party from different places in the United States. Since it was such a huge gathering, the event was very emotional. There were a few dozen people at the birthday party. Every single person came with their beautiful smiles and plenty of love and birthday wishes for Andrew.

Memory Making at the Birthday Party

The night was full of laughter, love, good food and drinks, and memory making. My favorite part was when Andrew told everyone that when he will be very old and can barely move, the only thing he wants to remember is dancing with his beautiful wife. Being a Birthday Photographer in Las Vegas is so rewarding because of experiences like this. Andrew will not only have memories of himself dancing with his beloved wife but he now also has meaningful photos of him doing exactly that. Even just from looking at the photos you can see that the bond between Andrew and his wife is so strong.

This birthday party was really important for Andrew and all his family and friends that attended. The older you get, the more you realize just how truly important your family and friends are. When everyone is scattered in different areas all over the country, it’s so nice to have just one day where everyone comes together and is reunited. Overall, it was so amazing being a Las Vegas Birthday Photographer for Andrew. I really enjoyed photographing him and his wonderful friends and his family. I hope Andrew remembers this party for many years to come!

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