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Family Photos in Las Vegas – Ramirez Family

Roughly 3 years ago I did a shoot with the Ramirez family. They had just had their first child and had called me to take their family photos in Las Vegas. I loved doing them, as there is nothing better than capturing a couple that is starting their family. Fast forward to November 29, 2017. Once again I was photographing this great family, only now that baby isn’t a baby anymore! She’s an adorable toddler with lots of personality and cute curly hair.

The Location

For the shoot, we decided on The Smith Center located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful place located near downtown. There is art on display as well as the great shows that take place there on a regular basis. The area is so extremely colorful and beautiful that it’s hard to choose where to even begin taking photos. The large open area is so green and lush with lots of palm trees and beautiful architecture. The long sidewalks and neutral tones make an amazing backdrop for family photos in Las Vegas.

The Shoot: Family Photos in Las Vegas

The Ramirez family is so extremely cute together. They were all dressed casually, as though I were taking photos of them out for a walk or family picnic. We had lots of fun letting their daughter show her personality and that bright, sunny smile of hers. She has grown to be such a sweet and smart little girl. We did a few silly photos as well as some more traditional family photos. It’s always important to me that we also get a few pictures of just the couple since their love is what created the family in the first place. I have to say my favorite photo is where their daughter is covering her eyes while her parents sneak a kiss behind her. It almost looks like she was thinking about peeking through those little fingers of hers.

Family photos in Las Vegas are always so enjoyable. The families here are always so great to work with. Watching families grow and documenting their years together makes this work so very rewarding. I look forward to working with the Ramirez family in the future and am so grateful that they allowed me to take their family photos once again. I wish them nothing but the best.

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Family Photo Session in Las Vegas: The Sigala Family

Family Photo Session in Las Vegas

This was a very fun photo session to do! Roxanna, the mother, had heard about me through her friend that I had done a photo session for in the past. She contacted me and asked for a family photo session in Las Vegas. Of course, I was delighted and we quickly set up a date. We settled on April 30th, 2017.

The Location

Roxanna and I brainstormed the best location possible for this photo shoot. It was really exciting to come up with the perfect location together. In the end, we both decided that Floyd Lamb Park would be best. This is because it is absolutely beautiful, with tons of natural scenery and backdrops. There are many trees and animals such as ducks. The photo shoot occurred on a bright and sunny day, which was perfect. You can see the sun glistening and shining through the trees in many of the photos.

About the Shoot

Roxanna and her husband have two lovely children. A young baby son, and an older daughter. Thus, we took a variety of family photos to make sure everyone was included! I loved this family photo session in Las Vegas because the Sigala family was so easygoing and fun to work with. Their kids are absolutely adorable. They all listened and cooperated wonderfully. Also, everyone wore the perfect outfit. Roxanna and her daughter wore gorgeous blouses with jeans that were amazing for this shoot, and her husband’s outfit was great too.

It was a day full of smiles and laughter. So, this Las Vegas Family Photo Session was definitely a huge success! A gorgeous location full of natural light and beauty, a warm and sunny day, and of course, a friendly and beautiful family to work with. I know the Sigala family will cherish these photos for life.

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Family Photographer in Las Vegas Strip: Savannah

As a family photographer in Las Vegas, the city allows me the ability to capture memories for families only in town for a short while. Savannah contacted me a month ago about doing a family photo shoot for her and her three beautiful daughters. They were having a family vacation in sunny Las Vegas and wanted to document the trip with some quirky and fun family photos. She decided on the Las Vegas Strip for their location and we met on October 9, 2017, to do the shoot.

The Location

For a family photographer in Las Vegas, the landmarks offer so many places that would make a great backdrop. It can be so very hard to choose! The Strip seemed like an excellent place for some Las Vegas family photography. In the end, we snapped a few photos outside of the Venetian Hotel and Casino as well as other fun spots we found along the way. There were some really great Halloween decorations also and we visited Sprinkles Cupcakes at The Linq Hotel and Casino.

About the Shoot: Family Photographer in Las Vegas

Savannah and her daughters were so incredibly fun to work with. They were very playful and fun-loving, making this shoot a breeze. Their smiles really show they had a great time during our photo shoot. Each lovely young lady really lets their charm shine during our time together. As a Las Vegas family photographer I had a great time being able to capture each unique personality. While they may have had matching outfits, each sister definitely had her own style and nature. Savannah looked stunning in her all-black ensemble that was a nice compliment to her personality. Very elegant and stunning.

While these may not be your typical and traditional family photos, I am sure these ladies will have fun looking at them for years to come. As a family photographer in Las Vegas, you don’t always get to do such wild and crazy portraits. I feel so incredibly honored to have been chosen to capture their time here. Savannah and her daughters were such a fun family to spend the day with. I truly hope to hear from them again in the future.

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Family Photography in Las Vegas: Pena Family

Family Photography in Las Vegas: The Pena Family

It’s always nice to work with repeat clients. This was a fun photo shoot to do because I had already worked with Karen in the past. Moreover, I knew that Karen Pena has a beautiful family, and she contacted me after I did her sister family session. For this Family photo shoot, she wanted to have a natural location. Therefore, Karen wanted her session to be at the Spring Preserve. As a matter of fact, Karen couldn’t have chosen a better location. I’ve done a lot of Family Photography in Las Vegas, therefore, I know that shooting there is always beautiful.

This is because the location is gorgeous, full of lush greenery and natural light. There were a variety of different areas to take photos in, a lovely pathway, and also many benches. There were also many backgrounds to choose from such as trees or rocks. Overall, it was a beautiful location. We scheduled the family photo shoot for April 23rd, 2017.

Candid Family Photography in Las Vegas

I loved working with Karen and her family because they are so friendly and kind. It was very important for Karen to have this photo shoot be as natural as possible. Therefore, this meant that she wanted me to capture her family in a candid way, which was easy to do. Hence, the photos really show how they are in their everyday life. Having fun, laughing, and enjoying their time together – of course, this is exactly how it should be! Furthermore, these types of photo shoots are always fun to do. Karen and her family were so cooperative, and their son is absolutely adorable. Moreover, I am sure that they will look back on these photos in a few years and treasure these moments. Kids can grow up so quickly.

Family photography is so important and will be treasured for life. It’s always nice to have a set of beautiful photos for the entire family to look back on, whether it be in 2, 5, 10, or 30 years. So, thanks to the Pena Family for a wonderful photo shoot!

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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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Family Pictures in Las Vegas: Cindy & Mark Wedding Anniversary

Family Pictures in Las Vegas

On April 22nd, 2017, Cindy and Mark celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They are a beautiful and compassionate couple with two lovely daughters, Alexis and Shaina. Their beloved daughters wanted to give their parents a special gift. So, they contacted me to arrange a family photo session. It had been a long time since the last time they did one. Of course, I loved the idea of this gift and we quickly arranged the date to take some Family Pictures in Las Vegas. The location we chose was The Smith Center, on Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas.

About The Shoot

Alexis and Shaina couldn’t have chosen a better gift for their parent’s wedding anniversary. Everyone was super excited about it! It was a very fun photoshoot with lots of laughs. I always love when people are comfortable and laugh during photo shoots because it makes for some outstanding photos. The family was very easy to work with. This was a unique photo shoot to do. This is because the daughters brought their partners! Therefore, it wasn’t just Cindy and Mark who got photos – Alexis and Shaina got photos with their significant others as well.

I took a variety of photos, some just of Cindy and her daughters, some of Cindy and Mark alone, and of course some with the entire family (both with and without the daughter’s partners). It was really so much fun. In the end, everyone loved the photos! I have a great feeling that I will be working with this family again soon and taking more Family Pictures in Las Vegas for them.

The Las Vegas Family Pictures I take always turn out great. I owe this entirely to the cooperative and fun families that I work with! Without their enthusiasm and excitement, the photos just wouldn’t be the same. Everyone at this shoot was very excited and happy to be there. This definitely shines through in the photos.

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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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Las Vegas Portrait Photographer With The Leibowitz’s

Las Vegas Portrait Photographer

On February 23rd, 2017, I had the honor of being a Las Vegas Portrait Photographer for a beautiful family. We all gathered at Spring Mountain Ranch, in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This was a gorgeous spot to take some memorable photos. Family Photography is so important.

The family I was photographing came to Las Vegas to visit their son. They wanted to do a large family photography session since they were all together. This photo session was very funny to do because it was such a windy day. Despite the weather, the family was extremely cooperative, fun, and easy to work with. Being a Las Vegas Portrait Photographer and taking a photo of 13 people at a time (that’s how big the family was!) can be challenging to some. However, it was such a rewarding experience for me. This family was laughing the entire session, and it was a wonderful time overall. The portraits turned out fantastic, and the family now has memorable photos to look back on as the years go on.

The Importance of Family Photography

Family portraits are very important for parents, grandparents, and children alike. Time can pass so quickly. Before you know it, your kids have grown up and they are starting lives of their own. As you get older, you will want to remember what you and your kids looked like when you were all younger. Portrait Photography is so important, and the photos only get more valuable with time. Family photos can be hung around the house or put into photo albums to provide you with memories.

Photos don’t only act as memory holders, they are time capsules as well. They show you how much you, your parents, and your kids have changed and grown up. You might not notice small changes in children or yourself every day, but once you look back at old family portraits, you will be amazed at how much change has occurred.

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Bar Mitzvah Party Photographer – Hafter Family

On March 19th, 2017, I had the pleasure of being a Bar Mitzvah Party Photographer for the Hafter family. The celebration took place at the Waffle Bar in Tivoli Village, Las Vegas. This was actually my third time working with this incredible family.

About the Bar Mitzvah

Since I was photographing the Hafter family in the past, they knew I was already familiar with them so it made their choice to select me as Judah’s Bar Mitzvah Party Photographer easier. This time, I had the opportunity to photograph Judah’s Bar Mitzvah Party. This was such a fun day, everyone was smiling and having a good time. People enjoyed pizza and other delicious foods. There was even a live band playing that Judah and his family love. The band is called Sofar Sounds, and they were amazing. Sofar Sounds really took the atmosphere of the celebration to another level.

Importance of Having a Bar Mitzvah Party Photographer

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs aren’t just a one-time thing. They are a special celebration that everyone in the family loves to relive in the future. These Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah parties are the perfect balance of honoring tradition and embracing celebration. When people look at photos taken from their Mitzvah 10, or 20 years down the road, they will be able to relive the celebration. They will remember all of the laughing, the memories, and the love from all of their friends and family who were there. They will be able to see what they looked like at that age, and what their family and friends looked like as well.

Bar Mitzvah Photography in Las Vegas is popular for a reason, and that reason is because people want to look back on their special day, or their child’s special day, and remember it. The celebration can pass by so quickly, and before you know it, it’s over! Therefore, photography is so important. It ensures that no matter how quickly the day went by, you will always have a source of permanent memories.

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