Our family has known Connie for years! We go to church together, and her daughter Stephanie used to be my assistant. Speaking of Stephanie, her family portraits are up next!! Yay!
But anyway, I just wanted to thank you, Connie, for letting me capture some really sweet and intimate moments between you and your adoring husband, Jeff. And of course your horse too! Oh, and Lacey, too, of course.
You have a beautiful home, and it was a joy being able to capture these moments for you both at your home that you love.
And, even greater, we ended up getting a beautiful sunset that evening, and a rainbow as well! How perfect was that?
Lots of love,
So, I received kind of a random text message from Roxee on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 saying that she and her husband were flying in to town visiting from Miami. Here’s what she wrote:
“Hi Suzi! I know this is crazy last minute, but I’m having a 10 year anniversary wedding in April and will be in Vegas Thursday-Sunday with my husband who requested that I find a photographer for a photoshoot. Please let me know if this is even possible or if I’m crazy for asking!”
Roxee later mentioned that they wanted a Vegasy look and definitely needed help with direction and poses. Roxee wrote, “I think we look great together in person but we’re super awkward in pics. Mainly him… LOL. We did a shoot in New Orleans and (Alex) is not happy with any of them.”
Roxee also sent me pics that she pulled off of my blog from Shelby and Morgan’s engagement session in Las Vegas, and said, “I love the way the chemistry comes out in the pics! I want that!”
Again, Roxee, writes in a future text, “We both get really awkward so we need all he help we can get!”
Okay, so based on these conversations, you could easily see that Roxee had me a bit worried. She had already sent me a few pictures form her engagement session in New Orleans, so I knew they were good-looking people, so that made me feel a bit more at ease that I wasn’t going to have to work with Frankenstein and Jaba the Hut or anything like that. Not that that would be a super awful thing, but it just makes my job a wee bit harder. In other words, there is a reason, there is such a thing as “professional models.”
But seriously…. do these people look like they “get super awkward in pics”???? Whaaaaa??? I think not! What a dream couple to work with! Just check it out!
We had a such a great time together, and I truly hope that you guys like these Las Vegas engagement photos, at least a little bit better than the ones taken in New Orleans!
Hugs to you both,
Eleven months before her wedding, Kayla reached out to me with this thoughtful message,
I’ve stumbled upon your website while looking at wedding photos and am AMAZED – your style is exactly what we are looking for!”
So, as a photographer, I must say, it is so awesome getting to work with people who really value what you do and see your work as art, and appreciate it as such!
Kayla and Andrew came over from Canada with their absolute closest friends and family to celebrate their union in marriage “Vegas style.”
Yep, even Elvis was there to marry them at the infamous Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas.
We all laughed. So. Hard. Elvis was super funny. Let’s just say that he really “got into character.”
Before Kayla and Andrew said their “I DOs” and exchanged rings and personal vows, they got ready at the Flamingo hotel, which was really nice. They had an amazing suite! They had a first-look outside at the Flamingo as well, which was soooo sweet. I definitely think it took the edge off for the both of them, and they were just so eager to be back at each other’s side.
We all enjoyed the trip over to The Neon Museum, as we rode on a red double-decker bus. Following the hilarious yet super sentimental ceremony, with tears galore, the three of us separated from the group to hit up Fremont Street on our own for a bit just to get some nice romanitcs of the Newlyweds. I know they must have worked up a big appetite and were ready to head back to meet up with their guests for their favorite type of food – Mexican. I know the food must have rocked, because they chose one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in town to cater their reception part, Lindo Michoacan.
I had such an amazing time with this couple and am so grateful for having had the opportunity to be a part of this very special day!
Join me in welcoming Aubrey Taylor to the world! Her parents wanted to capture some of her earliest moments, so we scheduled the shoot for two weeks after she was born.
Let’s be honest – can there be a better job than spending time with a bundle of sweetness that looks like this precious girl? The biggest problem I have when doing a shoot filled with this much love is tearing myself away from the lens and saying ‘We’re done.” and can you blame me? Take a look at some of the cutest little cheeks I’ve ever seen! Those eyelashes are incredible, too, aren’t they?
Weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz, baby Aubrey stole her mommy and daddy’s hearts when she made her appearance on September 26, and she stole mine while I was capturing these sweet pictures.
Her momma told me she’s very chill – napping is her favorite way to spend a day, when she’s not being treated like the royalty she is, of course. Watching her parents lavish her with love and adoration was one of the absolute best parts of the shoot. It is easy to see why she loves to be carried and talked to – her parents can’t get enough of her!
Those sweet headbands are the perfect accent, and I’m glad she was so accommodating because I just wanted to keep playing dress up with her all day long!
A special ‘thanks’ to Aubrey’s parents for letting me spend time with their delightful baby.
Doing the newborn photo shoot on location in the home is a great way to make sure that everyone is comfortable and relaxed, and allows for some special candid moments that make the day more meaningful. Plus, it’s a great way to capture the sweetness of baby’s nursery and the darling little touches that are a reminder of how much care went into getting ready for the big arrival.
It’s hard to pinpoint which type of photographs I enjoy taking more – weddings, which are full of love and hope, or babies, which are full of love and hope. I think it’s a tie – I just love being invited into people’s lives and having the opportunity to capture the special moments they create.
A Las Vegas photographer’s job is never done … off to record more memories!
So…. Monica and Drew are friends of past clients of ours, James and Kassie, who were married on a private plantation in Mississippi. James and Kassie actually booked us because they met us while we were filming a different friend’s wedding, Amanda and Dennis. So, it’s funny how these types of things work out. We absolutely LOVE our clients to pieces, and they are like family to us! We are so blessed to be able to document and record such beauty and love for such wonderful people!
Monica and Drew’s wedding ceremony took place in a Catholic church, followed by a reception at Botanica Gardens, in Wichita, Kansas. Originally, Monica and Drew only booked us for our cinema services, because they were willing to invest a good amount of their budget into the video, to the point where photography was something they were willing to forgo completely. Just a couple of months before the wedding, Monica had a change of heart, and wanted to have us take photos as well. We worked up a game plan to get all of the pictures she felt were important, and yet keep most of the concentration on the video.
I absolutely cannot wait to see the final video that my hubby, Terrence, at Lighten Films, is going to put together for them! It’s going to be EPIC!
Drew and Monica, thank you both for including us in your very special day! You were beyond hospitable, kind, and generous to us! That means so much to us! Love you!
Suzi & Terrence
I wanted to surprise my mom and mother-in-law with some nice portraits of their grandchildren and ended up making a little fun Mother’s Day video in addition to the cute little pics we took. Check ’em out!
And for any of you interested seeing the little video I made, because, it’s totally awesome. Yes, I am partial, these are my kids and all, LOL…
I always love receiving inquiries from new clients that mention another wedding that I did! Marnie and John are definitely two of the most amazing clients I have ever had, with such beautiful and caring personalities. They were so much fun to work with! And, I had a feeling from Monique’s first email that she and Adrian were birds of the same feather.So, here began my relationship with Monique:
“Hi Suzi, I came across your photo-shoot of Marnie and John’s wedding in Las Vegas and just loved it! The pics you have on Facebook are also amazing!! Adrian and I will be traveling to Vegas from Australia next year and was wondering if you could quote us for our wedding photography?”
This lovely couple, also from Australia, flew over with a small group of their closest friends and family. I had a great time meeting them in their hotel room for getting ready portraits, and then a first look, a little fun at the Las Vegas sign, and then back for the ceremony, some cocktails and mingling, followed by some fun group pics in front of the Bellagio fountains.
Monique and Adrian, I had a blast hanging out with you two! Thank you so much for making me a part of your very special and fun-filled day!
Hotel Accomodations: The Cosmopolitan
Ceremony Site: The Wedding Suite at the Cosmopolitan
Hair & Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions by Angie Kelly