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Photographers We Love- Jamie Y Photography

September 19, 2017
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This week as part of our Photographers We Love feature on the blog we want to shine a spotlight on Jamie, the owner of Jamie Y Photography

She is a superbly talented photographer as well as a savvy business owner and supportive friend.  It has been such a treat to see her grow as a creator and to watch really focus in on her fun and edgy style.  

Tell us who you are and How did you start in photography?
I’m Jamie with Jamie Y Photography. Photography was something I loved as a kid.  It was always in the back of my mind as something I wanted to pursue.  Then for my birthday one year I got my first DSLR and immersed my self completely until less then a year later I was booking clients.
 
 
 
Why do you do what you do? 
I really love the chance to create beautiful images for my clients and help them get to tell their love story.  Being a part of somebody’s wedding day and witnessing the love between a couple is one of my favorite things about my job.   
 
Who is your ideal bride/ couple?
Clients with their own strong personalities, who think freely and live life loudly.
 
 
What is your best piece of advice or planning couples? 
Choose vendors for your wedding day based on who you really think is the best match for you and not just based on price.  People tend to work best when they are doing work that they love and excel at.  When couples hire only based on price, and not with who they resonate with the best, it doesn’t always create those magical moments where both of your visions align.
 
 
What is the most common mistake or misstep you see?
Do you have any tips on how to avoid it?  Trying to cram too much into a short period of time.  I often have clients only booking me for one hour, but then if anything runs late, their time with me ends up getting cut short.  Having a little more time to allow for delays is best.  It also gives you a more relaxed experience instead of feeling rushed.
 

As, I said before, Jamie has got such a unique eye for fun and beauty. It has been a real treat to watch her taste and style develop into something really outstanding!!

 
 
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Photographers We Love- Taylored Photo Memories Copy

August 23, 2017
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by Meg
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Capturing the Moments with

Taylored Photo Memories &

Cactus Collective

Every day we are so lucky to work with some incredibly talented photographers around the Las Vegas Valley. It absolutely makes our day when we open up our inbox to see some of the beautiful images they capture for our clients.
 
McKenzi and her team at Taylored Photo Memories and Cactus Collective are  known through out the valley for helping to create unique romantic settings and capture all the special moments there. 
 
 
Last week we were lucky enough to get to chat with Mckenzi and learn about what drives her passion. 
 
How did you start in photography?
I started photographing when I was in middle school, my first wedding was when I was 14 years old and I LOVED it. I loved capturing my couples having the time of their life. I loved learning about people and their stories. I loved being there on an important day for them. 
 
 
Why do you do what you do?
I truly believe that everyone deserves to have their memories captured. When you think of your own personal past, what do you remember? Most of us remember moments of their past based on a trigger from a photograph. Or at least I do! Or when you look at old albums from before your time… those are what I want to help preserve for people. Memories.
 
 
 
Who is your ideal bride/ couple?
My ideal couple is a destination couple that is looking for something a little offbeat. Maybe they want a wedding in the desert in Las Vegas. Maybe they were a funky downtown elopement. We help those clients from start to end, even helping them find their ministers, florals, and other vendors. We offer a full-service experience! 
 
 
What is your best piece of advice or planning couples?
Make decisions and move on. All too often we get caught up in the emotional aspects of our decision makings, especially surrounding a wedding. Just make a decision a day until the wedding planning is complete and you’ll be so much happier!
 
 
What is the most common mistake or misstep you see? Do you have any tips on how to avoid it?
I would say that the most common mistake I see is timelines and weather. People normally don’t realize how big the Las Vegas Valley is and if you are planning to do a couple different stops for photos, you have to take time in to account for that. If you are having a strip wedding but want photos in Red Rock Canyon and the dry lake bed, those are at completely opposite ends of the city. Make sure to ask for advice on timelines before making specific plans. The other mistake is people really don’t 100% completely understand how hot it gets here and, believe it or not, how cold las Vegas can get. All too often we have to remind people to prepare for the head of the Las Vegas sun and they normally don’t realize how dehydrating and exhausting that can be! Always hydrate, we’re in the desert!

To see more of the beautiful work that Mckenzi and her team create, make sure to check out her website

 

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Photographers We Love- Taylored Photo Memories

August 22, 2017
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by Meg
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Capturing the Moments with

Taylored Photo Memories &

Cactus Collective

Every day we are so lucky to work with some incredibly talented photographers around the Las Vegas Valley. It absolutely makes our day when we open up our inbox to see some of the beautiful images they capture for our clients.
 
McKenzi and her team at Taylored Photo Memories and Cactus Collective are  known through out the valley for helping to create unique romantic settings and capture all the special moments there. 
 
 
Last week we were lucky enough to get to chat with Mckenzi and learn about what drives her passion. 
 
How did you start in photography?
I started photographing when I was in middle school, my first wedding was when I was 14 years old and I LOVED it. I loved capturing my couples having the time of their life. I loved learning about people and their stories. I loved being there on an important day for them. 
 
 
Why do you do what you do?
I truly believe that everyone deserves to have their memories captured. When you think of your own personal past, what do you remember? Most of us remember moments of their past based on a trigger from a photograph. Or at least I do! Or when you look at old albums from before your time… those are what I want to help preserve for people. Memories.
 
 
 
Who is your ideal bride/ couple?
My ideal couple is a destination couple that is looking for something a little offbeat. Maybe they want a wedding in the desert in Las Vegas. Maybe they were a funky downtown elopement. We help those clients from start to end, even helping them find their ministers, florals, and other vendors. We offer a full-service experience! 
 
 
What is your best piece of advice or planning couples?
Make decisions and move on. All too often we get caught up in the emotional aspects of our decision makings, especially surrounding a wedding. Just make a decision a day until the wedding planning is complete and you’ll be so much happier!
 
 
What is the most common mistake or misstep you see? Do you have any tips on how to avoid it?
I would say that the most common mistake I see is timelines and weather. People normally don’t realize how big the Las Vegas Valley is and if you are planning to do a couple different stops for photos, you have to take time in to account for that. If you are having a strip wedding but want photos in Red Rock Canyon and the dry lake bed, those are at completely opposite ends of the city. Make sure to ask for advice on timelines before making specific plans. The other mistake is people really don’t 100% completely understand how hot it gets here and, believe it or not, how cold las Vegas can get. All too often we have to remind people to prepare for the head of the Las Vegas sun and they normally don’t realize how dehydrating and exhausting that can be! Always hydrate, we’re in the desert!

To see more of the beautiful work that Mckenzi and her team create, make sure to check out her website

 

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Katheryn + Alex- A Real Wedding by KMH Photography

June 27, 2017
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by Meg
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We were so lucky to get a change to meet Katheryn at

the Makeup In The 702 Studio before her engagement shoot at The Smith Center with the incredibly talented Kristen from KMH Photography this past spring.

It was so exciting to have Kristen share the images of Katheryn and Alex’s gorgeous wedding at Lake Las Vegas and we are pleased to share them with you!!

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The beautiful bride and her equally lovely brides maids toast to all the fun and excitement the day holds for them.

It was such a good time to be able to spend the early part of the day with these sweet ladies. The love they have for their friend Katheryn and the enthusiasm for her wedding day was really special to see.

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A sweet moment between the bride and her adoring father in the equally dreamy gardens at Lake Las Vegas.

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The beautifully manicured gardens of The Hilton LLV set such a perfect romantic setting for Kathryn and Alex’s first look that almost hard to believe it’s in the desert.

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The bridesmaids in their navy blue and the grooms men donned in black tie were the epitome of elegance.

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The chapel at the venue provided an intimate location for Kathryn and Alex to exchange their vows in front of a family and friends.

The entire Makeup In The 702 Team wishes the both of them a life time of happiness!!

 

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Celebrity Weddings We Are In Love With!

June 20, 2017
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by Meg
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Now that we are in the absolutely gallows of the summer heat and the lovely dewey mornings and mild evenings of spring are just a distant memory, photos of celebrity weddings that took place over the past few months are starting to trickle out. Below are a few of our favorite  celebrities who got married in Spring 2017.

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This past March Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley married one of the shows Lauren Morelli in an edgy modern ceremony in Palm Springs. Samira wore an elegant off the shoulder dress and Lauren wore a modern pants suit one piece, both designed by Christian Siriano.

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Carly Waddell and Evan Bass from Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise tied the knot this past spring in a colorful intimate ceremony in front of family and friends in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The bride, Carly looked absolutely stunning with a loose side braid for her wedding day hair  and a vintage inspired grey dress.

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As if the elegant florals and lavish decor, as well as the stunning designer dresses and completely star studded guest lists weren’t enough to swoon at while pouring over celebrities weddings, the locations of these festivities are enough to make your heart jump!! The incredibly talented, Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, married her long time boyfriend, Italian investment banker Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo, at his family estate -Villa Tiepolo Passi, which is about an hour north of Venice.

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One of my favorite actresses, Emmy Rossum from one of my favorite shows, Shameless, married her sweetie in a gorgeous traditional Jewish ceremony over Memorial Day weekend. While Emmy plays a gritty, hard hitting and no-holds-barred Fiona Gallagher on the show, a truly soft and loving image was portrayed at the wedding. There were hundreds and hundreds of bursting white roses, gardenias and lilies adorning the temple- it just added to the elegance of the event.

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The lovely ceremony was attended by the bride and grooms big families as well the cast of the show (all the Gallaghers at a wedding!? Now THAT is a party!!) and the whole lot headed over to the Guggenheim for a rocking reception with a life band, a DJ, food trucks and of course…photo booth!!

 

Pippa Middleton

We are total suckers for any thing royal here, so when it was announced last fall the The Duchess of Cambridge’s (formally know as Kate Middleton) little sister (more famously know as Pippa Middleton) was getting married the squeals of excitement were uncontainable!!! It was so exciting to hear of little details and did bits as they trickled out during the planning, but it was almost impossible to contain the enthusiasm when the actual wedding happened.

Pippa middleton 1 While Pippa, the stylish little sister of the Duchess is not officially a “Royal”, her wedding this past spring was absolutely fit for a princess!!

Set in the English country side….CHECK!!

Saying “I Do” under the eves of a historic gothic cathedral……CHECK!!

Princess Charlotte as a bridesmaid and Prince George as a ring bearer…..CHECK!!

AND…..ATTENDED BY THE QUEEN HER SELF?!?!?!?! CHECK and CHECK!!

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