So… back in the day, my husband, Terrence, and Ashley used to work at Costco together. We’ve all been friends on Facebook for years, and we were thrilled when Ashley reached out to us regarding needing wedding photography and videography services for her April wedding in Las Vegas. Come to find out, we filmed her cousin Lisa’s wedding over 7 years ago, which was also at the Las Vegas Paitute! Wow – time flies! We actually saw Lisa and her husband Patrick at the wedding, along with Lisa’s sister, Teresa and mother! We absolutely LOVE reuiniting with our past couples and their families!!
Ashley and Derek were connected through the ever-so-popular dating website, Match.com. Derek fell for Ashley on the first date and didn’t want her to go on any dates with any of the other guys that she had been chatting with! The connection was so great between the two, and they really hit it off. 🙂 Thanks, Match.com!
I did Ashley and Derek’s winter themed engagement session up at Mount Charleston. We had a lot of fun together, but boy was I COLD! Brr….
Fast forward to April 9, 2016, Ashley and Derek tied the knot at the gorgeous Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, located in the very north west part of Las Vegas, close to Mt. Charleston. Ashley was so nervous about it raining on her wedding day, but I tried to reassure her that her wedding day was about so much more than the scenery and pretty pictures, and to just focus on the actual purpose of her wedding day, marrying the love of her life! Well, it did end up raining here and there on Ashley and Derek’s wedding, but in all honesty it was not bad at all. It was completely clear during the ceremony, so we were able to proceed with an outdoor ceremony, which the couple wanted in the worst way – so hurray for that! And then it only seemed to rain for about 10 minutes after the wedding during the family portraits segment, but we worked through it.
The reception was gorgeous, the food and drinks were spectacular, and everyone had an amazing time. The DJ, Steve, was a load of fun, as per usual (he’s been at the Paiute for 18 years now, and I’ve been working with him for about 9 of those years… and he is always so wonderful!) The guests were recording how funny we was on their cell phones and uploading it to Facebook.
Ashley and Derek capped their night off with a lovely sparkler send-off!
We had a great time with you both! Thank you so much for your love and trust!