Archive for May 2012

Michele & Johnny @ Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort

While Michele was checking to see if there was a full moon on their wedding night, she found out that on that date, on May 20, 2012, there was going to be an Annular Solar Eclipse. We moved the ceremony back a half an hour, since the height of the eclipse would be in the middle of the ceremony.
We weren’t sure what to expect, what is going to happen with the light during this unique event, but we were ready!
We didn’t notice much from the Eclipse, just the light, the sky was a little more interesting, more vivid around Lake Las Vegas. ☺ They will always remember for sure, that they got married on the day of the Annular Solar Eclipse!

How did they meet?….
Johnny first met Michele back in 2007. She was a friend of his sister Heidi. Johnny moved away for a while and moved back to Vegas. Soon they ended up getting together by taking a trip to Venice Beach California. They connected right away…

How did he proposed?…
He proposed on the gondola at Lake Las Vegas in Feb 2011. He told her it was a Valentines Day surprise so she wouldn’t get suspicious. The proposal was in a note in a wine bottle floating in the lake. (the gondola company helped Johnny with this) and she plucked it out of the water and opened the note in the bottle. She was beyond surprised!!

What they love to do together?
They love to watch movies together, try new restaurants and travel together.

Why did they pick Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort to get married?
They picked Lake Las Vegas to tie the knot, because they got engaged there, and because of the beautiful scenery.
Their ceremony was at Lotus Court and their reception at the Rick’s Café at the Westin Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort.

Here are a couple of images from Michele & Johnny’s Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort Wedding:

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Lisa and Jason @ Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort

One of the most beautiful wedding locations in Las Vegas, Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort a very nice couple, Lisa & Jason and the chance to be the second photographer on the wedding, to spend quite a few time with Jason, the groom and his groomsman while they were getting ready, capture all the details on the reception and during the photo session of Lisa & Jason. It was really great to capture all this details on the side of a great friend, Edyta Sokolowska
So here is my side of Lisa & Jason’s story:-) :

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Szilvia & Ray – Engagement Session at Dry Lake Bed

I was so excited for Szilvia & Ray, counted the days with Szilvia until Ray came back to Las Vegas. In the meanwhile we get started with all the planning, while Ray was still away, but involved with the planning through skype. This time the Engagement was still secret for most of the people, since the real proposal took place when Ray got back and took Szilvia to California. He set up a low-key but wonderful proposal on the beach in Santa Monica, what was perfect!

To see the sparkle in Szilvia’s eyes when she was talking about Ray and planning their life together with him was such a great experience!

A week and a half later they were ready for their Engagement Session at Jean Dry Lake Bed. We had a windy day, playing with Szilvia’s hair, but we managed to create amazing images for them!

We can’t wait to photograph their wedding at the World Market Center in September!
Also, just a little flashback to Szilvia’s Las Vegas Family Session on the Strip

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Engagement Session Dry Lake Bed Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

Engagement Session Dry Lake Bed Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

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Engagement Session Dry Lake Bed Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

Anne-Marie & Jean Michael from Canada @ Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort

Anne-Marie & Jean-Michel planned their wedding from Quebec, Canada. Jean-Michel contacted me and was e-mailing back and forth, until Anne-Marie got brave and started to e-mail me with questions. It was a great thing, since at the beginning Jean-Michel mentioned that her fiancé speaks French, but very little English.

When we met, I find 2 sweet people who cherished each other, their family and friends. A great couple, who tied the knot at the beautiful Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort!

How it all started… the story of Anne-Marie & Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel was Anne-Marie’s sister friend so they met because of her. For Jean-Michel, it was really love at first sight, but Anne-Marie wanted to finish her law school so she thought it may be not the right moment to fall in love. But finally she couldn’t resist! Jean-Michel helped her through the lasts years of her studies and first job in her carrier. It was a good test for them, what made their relationship so much stronger!

Proposal… how, when did it happen?

Jean-Michel just gave a box to Anne-Marie. When she opened it,’waterfall’ sheets of paper just unfold. At the end it was written “will you marry me “ and the most amazing ring was sparkling at her.

Something you share, you love to do together…

Hahaha, They both like Hockey. Their first romantic date was to go to a restaurant and watch the games! They still love to go and enjoy it together a lot !!!! That’s the nearest to sport that they booth like, because Jean-Michel loves sports and Anne-Marie is not at all! One of the first questions jean-Michel asked to Anne-Marie was “what sports do you like? “ and Anne-Marie answered “You should review your question and start your question at the beginning by asking: DO YOU play sports? hahaha Witch she doesn’t!

How and why did you pick Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort to get married?

Their first trip together was in Las Vegas and they enjoyed it so much. They bought 2 timeshares during their stay! They decided to do the wedding in Las Vegas, because the weather is perfect to have the reception and the ceremony outside (witch is more complicated in Quebec, where the winter is about 8 months a year!!!). Because of their 2 timeshares, they could offer to the family and friends a place to stay for the vacations! It was crazy: 43 people on the same floor of the building, running all over each other for a week!
They chose the Westin because they were looking for something more than getting married with Elvis or Marilyn! The Westin location was perfect: such an exotic place, especially in Las Vegas! The view was amazing and their wedding planner, Randee Busch was perfect! They would choose the Westin again with no doubt! Maybe for their renewal ??

Congratulations guys! We wish you a great life together!

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Jessica & David – Las Vegas Engagement Session @ MonteLago Village – Ravella Lake Las Vegas Resort

Jessica & David’s Engagement Session at MonteLago Village Resort- Ravella Lake Las Vegas was a blast! Such a beautiful couple! Planning their wedding in Texas! One of my favorite images with boots! I always wanted to take an image like this!
Congratulations guys on your Engagement!

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Las Vegas Engagement Session @ MonteLago Village – Ravella Lake Las Vegas Resort

Jessica & David’s Engagement Session at MonteLago Village Resort- Ravella Lake Las Vegas was a blast! Such a beautiful couple! Planning their wedding in Texas! One of my favorite images with boots! I always wanted to take an image like this!
Congratulations guys on your Engagement!

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Ravella Lake Las Vegas Engagement Photographer

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