Category Archives: Weddings

Summertime in Las Vegas

I am finally popping in to say hi and tell you all what I’ve been up to. It feels like months of summer have passed already and really we’re only a few weeks in. The temperature in Las Vegas is steadily rising. That’s the thing about living here, it’s either REALLY hot or REALLY cold. I’d say that on average there are 4 weeks per year of perfect weather. Each season (really there are only two here) a polar opposite of the other. Year after year I seem to forget just how hot or how cold it can get.

I recently had the opportunity to shoot a school graduation. My main goal being to catch the little details and emotions of the event. As I took pictures I was reminded why I like being behind the scenes and unobtrusive when I photograph events. When I looked at the images, I was totally reminded why I LOVE what I do. The pictures showed a range of emotions in the kids, being on the brink of happily moving forward and tentatively saying goodbye to friends.

I’m sad to say I shot my last Clink Inc. wedding for the summer. It was an another perfect wedding performed by Penn Jillette followed by the newlyweds taking a ride on the Rio zip line after saying their vows. I have to say that although these wedding shoots were only of the ceremony itself, they were super fun and I enjoyed them. I wish Penn & Teller the very best on their new broadway show!

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It’s summer!

Wow, time flies. I can’t believe a month has passed. I’ve been busy getting ready for summer to begin. Lots of little life details to get into order. I think I’m ready…*think* being the key word.

I have also taken charge and I am now running my site on my own and it’s a learning curve for me.  I take pictures, I catch moments. I don’t know much about SEO and plug-ins and every other little thing entailed in doing this so bear with me, please? Ironically I “wrote” this post two days ago and got confused doing all the updates and plug in updates. I’ll get this down though and can’t wait to start writing more.

I shot a fabulous wedding for Clink Inc and Penn Jillette during May and what can I say? These events are always fun and the clientele are so wonderful. Their cake topper were two little dinosaurs and so very adorable. (Although I admit I craved cake for days afterwards) Penn is looking amazing these days, have you been keeping up with Sunday School ? Or checked out his latest project  HERE  and  HERE.  Also Penn & Teller will be staring on Broadway  this summer! I can’t wait to hear all about it. Who knows maybe I can make a trip out there to catch the show 😉

With summer upon us, outside photos are great idea. I am a lover of natural light and with these long days I am in my element.  Summer day photo sessions doing something as simple as a family picnic can be a great idea so when those cold winter months creep back to us you have a sunny grin to look back at.

I will be photographing a school graduation next week and I am so excited to get all the little moments that get missed in the excitement of such a big event. The smiles and even the tears as students and parents wander around before (and after) it all begins.

Just around the corner my little ones will be home and I am excited to photograph them being kids while I can. Summer break can be a special time in family life. The most mundane of days, are usually forgotten and taken for granted, I plan on catching these fleeting minutes with my lens. You should think about calling me and capturing them too!

I promise not to be gone so long this time, until next time. I’m hoping to make it out to First Friday tomorrow so hopefully my next post will have even more photos. Below are a few from my last wedding that I just loved.

Best,

M.

The glamour shot :)
The glamour shot :)
reflected
I’m a sucker for a good reflection
dance
Her dress was amazing
cliche but loved
cliche but loved
RAWR
RAWR

 

 

Rio Las Vegas Wedding with Penn Jillette

Sorry for my delay in posting, it’s been a hectic week and a half.  I was lucky enough to be a part of a wedding held on the roof of the Rio in Las Vegas being performed by  Penn Jillette  last weekend as the sun was getting ready to set, luckily is was not too hot and not windy (both a plus here).  The bride and groom and their families were fun and lovely.  It’s people like them that make my job fun.  All in all it was a fantastic experience.  (Check out some of the images below).  By the way,  Penn has a new project going called Director’s Cut.  Check it out HERE and be sure follow the project on Twitter HERE.  You can also help fund the project!

First Friday on April 3rd was a huge hit.  The weather was nearly perfect.  I admit to being worried as we had horrible winds all day Thursday.  Being in Las Vegas perfect weather doesn’t happen often.  It’s always either very hot or really cold.  There are about six weeks throughout the year that we have that are perfect.  Friday was on of those perfect evenings.  People were out everywhere to enjoy it.  The crowd was as eclectic as the art and music, all making my eyes dance and all inspiring me.  There were so many pieces of art I wish I could have taken home with me.  If you haven’t made it out there yet, GO! The next First Friday is Friday May 1, 2015. I’m already planning on going. I hope to see some of you out there, just look for the pink hair and the lens.

Until next time,
M.


Check out some images from the Rio Las Vegas Wedding last weekend with the amazing Penn Jillette!

Here are some images of the happy bride, groom, their family & Penn Jillette at their Rio Las Vegas wedding!  Click any photo to open the light box gallery.  Enjoy!

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