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 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.