On location weddings, Vegas
We were honored to be able to travel to Las Vegas to photograph the wedding of Chris and Krysten. I have photographed Krysten’s senior portrait, as well as their engagement session.They had planned their wedding for well over a year, and the excitement was building! My assistant, Tawnya (who came out of retirement to help me, (not literally!), couldn’t wait to go. We had out bags packed and off we went. The hotel/casino “The Aliante” was amazing. They have all these restaurants, gaming, and of course a spa. When I am photographing a wedding, I am always thinking of how the wedding album could be put together. I am thinking of series of photos to tell their unique story. I believe strongly in wedding albums as the bride and groom’s first family heirloom. A wedding album is a legacy for their children and grandchilren , ( sorry I went on a rant there!) We started out in the hotel/casino with photos of the groomsmen and then met up with the bride at the Grove. Krysten put so much thought into everything (I am giving Krysten credit for all the little details, because it’s usually the bride, but who knows!) There were little handmade signs, these great mason jars with flowers, her bouquet was beautiful. They had these great drink cozies for guest wedding favors customized just for them. It was a beautiful May day. The friends and family all gathered round during the ceremony as the minister made us all laugh and cry, right down to his socks, literally! After the ceremony, the guests went into the reception room to greet the newly married couple. The toasts were all heartfelt, along with a lot of humor. The guests all had a great time dancing and partying the night away. The DJ had almost everyone out on the dance floor. The bride and groom went all out for the cake cutting, sparing no frosting! The nightcap to the evening was the bride and groom exiting through sparklers! They walked through the line up of guests holding lit sparklers, and exited to start their life as husband and wife. It was perfect.