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Brides and Grads Get Celebrity Treatment with Myrna Loy Photography

April 24, 2015
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When we stop to think about the milestones in our lives few compare to our high school graduation and our wedding day.  Today we are talking with a Las Vegas Photographer that specializes in capturing the moments of those two paramount moments.
Welcome Myrna Loy Photography!!!

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“Hi there! I am Myrna, owner and photographer for Myrna Loy Photography. I am a senior portrait and wedding photographer here in the beautiful Las Vegas. I have been photographing weddings for about 10 years now, 3 of those as my own business and the others as a second shooter for a photographer on the coast of North Carolina. I was excited to begin my own journey here in Las Vegas. I love coffee, the beach (which I miss dearly), spending time with my family and friends, shopping, fun jewelry, horses, and trying new things. I don’t like many sweets, but butter cream icing is my weakness.”

I’m not entirely sure if people truly understand or can appreciate the planning and thought that goes in to photographing a wedding can you tell us a little bit about your processes?

Wedding photography is not just about pulling out the camera and snapping photos during the wedding, but about capturing the moment. It is also about making sure the final product is perfection. An eight hour wedding could very well be about 20 hours of time dedicated to that couple. Between consults, planning, meeting, engagement sessions, the wedding, post-processing (editing), presenting the images, ordering, packaging, and everything in between, it is no short task. As a wedding photographer, I want to make sure that my and my couples and I are the right fit for each other. I feel that me and my clients should have that spark when we first talk, like it was meant to be. My clients are like my friends and they shall be treated like one. This also goes for my high school seniors in planning their perfect senior session.

I am a low volume wedding photographer. I want to make sure my clients get the attention they deserve, I only accept one wedding (or 2 elopements) per month. These beautiful couples get my full attention for the wedding day.”

You also specialize in portraits for graduating seniors what inspired you to choose that particular occasion to specialize in?

Graduating high school is a huge moment in a teenager’s life and I want to capture who they really are at the moment in time. I want them to look back and not just see a photo but be able to see all the fun they had throughout their senior year.

My seniors are investing in an awesome experience that they will remember forever. They will feel like a celebrity with all the outfits, locations, pro hair and makeup. They will for sure get that boost of confidence and images that their friends will envy. Seniors are so much fun to photograph!”

There are so many amazingly talented photographers here in Las Vegas, what are some the things you have done to add value to your services?

One distinction is that I offer professional makeup and hair to my brides and seniors as part of the package. They deserve to be pampered like a celeb for this special time in their lives. Makeup in the 702 has done such an amazing job and Megan you are a total sweetheart!

My wedding packages include the digitals, and album, and an engagement session. I want my couples to have something beautiful and tangible to walk away with and not just a USB of images. We have been married for 5 years and I have printed ONE image from our wedding. I want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to my clients. Our albums are fabulous heirloom quality and completely custom designed.

Weddings are just downright amazing and fun. Everything about them makes me giddy. From photographing the moment he pops the question to heading off into the sunset as newlyweds, I love it all. Psst, I still tear up at every single wedding just as if it were a family member or close friend of mine.

I am so in love with the scenery and the endless possibilities for weddings and portraits here in Las Vegas. I am a sucker for details and just head over heels in love with all things pretty. It is the little things that count just as much as those big moments. As you enjoy your day, I am there to make sure we document those moments for you to look back on and pass down for generations.

There are many amazing photographers out there that I admire, I love trying new things. I have always been an artist. I was obsessed with watercolor painting and still life pencil drawings. My mind is always going wild with new ideas and I am always excited to put them into action. My inspiration could spawn from something as simple as the colors of a pillow I saw in Home Goods.”

For those interested in working with Myrna Loy Photography please visit her website www.myrnaloyphotography.com and don’t forget to follow her on Facebook and Instagram!

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Discovering the joy with Kristen Joy Photography

April 17, 2015
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We get to work with so many absolutely AMAZING photographers here our beautiful city of Las Vegas. Today we are so happy to introduce you to Kristen Joy Photography she truly is a “joy” to work with and seems to experience so much of her own joy from her work.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Kristen can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started as a photographer?

Hmmmm, A little about me, I love weddings, I love all the little details and joy that comes from the day. I love working with brides and seeing their visions come to life. I originally started as a family photographer, when I received the chance to be a second shooter for an amazing photographer, I realized I was missing out on all the fun! I started in 2007 and have been photographing weddings ever since.

I especially love working with you at Makeup in the 702 because you are so talented at what you do. I work to make every individual client happy and it’s hard to find others in this town with the same mindset. I remember working with you on a shoot in the dry lake bed, when I told you my ideas, you were just as excited as I was. I love that you have passion for your work and joy shines through every email and phone call.”

 

What kind of misconceptions do you think people have about wedding photography?

There can be misconceptions about wedding photography, one that sticks out to me is, when a person sees the photos after the wedding or event and says, “Wow you must have a really nice camera.” It make me giggle a bit, because all though most wedding photographers do have nice cameras, we take our job seriously and consider ourselves artists. I happen to shoot a lot of film photography as well, my film camera probably cost me less than most peoples iphones, but I can produce beautiful works of art on that 35mm camera.

There are a millions benefits to hiring a professional photographer. One major benefit to hiring a professional photographer is you will be able to view your timeless memories over and over with the confidence that they will turn out. I hear people say, “my friend just bought a camera, so he is going to photograph my wedding.” My heart hurts a bit hearing that, you spend so much money on your wedding day and are risking losing those timeless photographs.”

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What challenges and inspires you?

I find so much inspiration in Las Vegas, not the Strip and casino Vegas, but the landscape, the Red Rocks, the Dry lake Beds, the succulents, our scenery is so diverse. I love the highlighting that our unique landscape adds to my photographs. I’m so thankful to work in such a fun and inspiring community like Las Vegas. We are a hub of amazing talent and it truly pushes me to be the top in field daily.”

 

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it”~Chuck Palahniuk
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Once in awhile, Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale.

March 27, 2015
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This weeks blog post is pretty near and dear to my heart. My step son Jace has asked my very dear friend Kylie to marry her. The wedding is set for September 19th In Pensacola Florida where they both grew up. I’ve know both these amazing hipsters since before I married my own husband TJ, Jace’s dad.

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Let’s rewind 10 years before Kylie was 21 and as Jace was just moving to Las Vegas. Even back then I knew these 2 had an electric relationship with honor, trust and complete and utter love for each other.  These two have been together longer as boyfriend and girlfriend than many marriages last- now that says something right there. They’ve withstood 3000 miles distance, job changes, moves and of course the everyday things that happen in life. All the while staying very committed to each other with a love that is so recognizable that anyone could see.

For years my husband and I wondered if they would “ever get married”.  Even when asked Jace and Kylie would say- were great just the way we are and it’s true they were perfect just as they were. Throughout the years together they’ve built a home, raised 3 of the cutest pitbulls you’ll ever meet and supported each other careers and nurtured each other to the fine young adults they are today. Jace describes themselves as “modern hippies”.

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Jace own’s more VW’s than I can count and recently Kylie is on the VW kick with the purchase of her new car.  On any given day you’ll find these 2 soaking up everything las Vegas has to offer on the music and art scene with a craft beer of choice or an Old Style in their hand. They love to be down town and never miss a First Friday.  I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone, much less 2 people that soak up so much of life and live it to the fullest each and every day.

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Well now the day has finally come this very commitment couple decided to take it to the next step. Marriage… I’m delighted to share with you the images from their engagement session with Taylored Memories Photo taken right here in Downtown Las Vegas in the Arts District and the Arts Factory. The love and joy they share jumps out in these photos.

Congratulations to my son Jace and so excited to call my dear friend Kylie daughter. You both have made a great choice and we are all looking forward to witnessing the I do’s… yes I’m crying even writing this.

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Scenic Las Vegas Weddings

March 20, 2015
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The Southern Nevada desert provides some pretty spectacular backdrops for outdoor photo shoots.  There are so many options we won’t possibly be able to share them with you all at once but we have selected a few pretty spectacular locations and images to share with you today from Scenic Las Vegas Weddings wedding planning and photography.  With the city of Las Vegas being the wedding capital of the world you can plan virtually any wedding senario you can imagine.  Today we are so happy to introduce you to a vendor we love, Scenic Las Vegas weddings!   They are not your typical wedding planning company, they offer amazing locations, heartfelt ceremonies and stunning photographs that you will cherish forever.

A common misconception when you think of planning a Las Vegas wedding is that the only type of wedding offered in Las Vegas is a cheesy chapel wedding and that is definitely not the case. There are so many incredible locations in and around Las Vegas. Some of the most incredible locations are just a short trip out of the city limits. Places like Valley of Fire, Red Rock at Spring Mountain Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Las Vegas Nelson Ghost Town. Ghost town? WHAT? This old Nevada mining town offers up some incredible props and backdrops and is hot spot for Las Vegas photographers. Old barns, a saloon, gas pumps, old rusted-out vehicles, a water pump and even the remains of a plane crash. Of course this is still Vegas so you know we have to have a little “Elvis” in there somewhere, one of the scenes from Kevin Costner’s “3000 Miles to Graceland” was filmed in Nelson. Visit this gallery on the Scenic Las Vegas Weddings website for some really unique photos taken in Nelson.

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We’ve had the opportunity to work with Scenic Las Vegas Weddings on many many occasions  so we were really excited about spending some more time with them to learn a bit more about them.  One of the benefits of choosing Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is that they are owned and operated by professional wedding photographers so couples receive top quality photographs with their wedding package.  They also focus on quality over quantity.  They don’t over book their day.  They give each couple the time that is needed making for a relaxed and memorable day.

Scenic Las Vegas Weddings finds it’s inspiration in the beautiful, natural surroundings that we are so privileged to use for wedding locations in Southern Nevada and of course, the man made beauty of the Las Vegas Strip!

Some of the other popular and scenic locations Scenic Las Vegas Weddings works with are Valley of Fire State Park, Lakeside at Tule Springs-Floyd Lamb Park, Pahrump Valley Winery Grand Canyon and of course if you have a favorite, special or memorable scenic location of your own Scenic Las Vegas Weddings will provide services at a location of your choice.
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Whether your planning a destination wedding, are a resident of our radiant desert planning the day of your dreams discover our beautiful state there is so much wonder out there beyond the twinkling lights of the strip. To get you started on your exploration please visit the Scenic Las Vegas Weddings website you will be memorized!

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We have been extremely happy working with Makeup in the 702 for almost four years. Their work, attention to detail, timelines, and kindness really set them apart from other companies in Las Vegas. We will continue sending our brides who want to look their very best for their special day to Makeup in the 702!

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Makeup In The 702 Center Stage With The Emerics

March 13, 2015
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Did you know that on your wedding day, an average of 1,000 photos will be taken? Digital or disposable, color or black and white, natural or candle light; professional photographic makeup and professional hair styling will ensure that you are ready to face a day in front of the camera.  Today we are just thrilled to introduce you to the Emerics!  We’ve had many years of experiences together and I can’t tell you how excited I am to feature your then today on our blog.

Q & A with Jessie & Jason Emeric

Jessie and Jason why don’t we begin with an introduction can you tell our readers a little bit about yourselves?

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We are Jessie & Jason Emeric. We’re wedding photographers for happy couples in love. We’ve been photographing weddings together for over 10 years and we absolutely love what we do. We believe in telling the complete story of your wedding day and capturing all the must-have shots, but also the fun moments in between.

We love working with Makeup in the 702 and sigh a breath of relief when our brides tell us they’ll be using Makeup in the 702 because we know they’ll be in good hands. They will feel amazing and look gorgeous, making our job super easy 🙂

Awwww Thank you! I can’t tell you how much that means to both me and my team. It means a lot to us to create a memorable experience for both the bride and our colleagues.

Let’s take a moment to talk about planning. What do you want a planning couple to know about your business?

We’d like couples to know that wedding photography isn’t just a business for us. We are truly passionate about weddings. We seriously get excited for each and every couple we meet and have the privilege of photographing.

What are some of the misconceptions about your service?

Some people may not realize all the work that goes into wedding photography. Wedding photography is a lot more than just having a fancy camera and showing up at the wedding. There’s also a lot more that happens after the photographs are taken on the wedding day. A lot of work goes into post-production, making sure our couples have the best wedding photographs.

canyon_gate_country_club_las_vegas_wedding-03Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions a planning couple will make after all, wedding pictures are a cherished keepsake, passed down through generations, and the only commemoration of the thousands of hours and dollars spent to plan one of the most important days of your life. What are the benefits of using your service?

A few benefits of having us photograph your wedding day is that we love being there for our couples and it shows. Every wedding and every couple is different and we treat all our couples as individuals, as friends. We know being photographed can be intimidating for some folks, but know that we will make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and beautiful on your wedding day.

Every bride wants their photos to be as unique as they are I’m certain that must be a challenging aspect of your work. Where do you find your inspiration?

We find inspiration everywhere and anywhere. We love spending time outdoors and being open to new opportunities and fun times. It’s often in these moments when inspiration is at it’s best! We love bright colors, happy images, and keeping things fresh.

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Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers today?

We’d love to hear from them and learn all about what they believe in. We want to capture a bit of their love story! We’re based in Las Vegas, but we’ll travel wherever love takes them!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and sharing with our readers. We look forward to sharing many more years of experiences with you!theemerics

To get to know more about the Emerics please visit thier website at www.theemerics.com and visit them on Facebook. 

You can contact the Emerics via email at jessie@theemerics.com or by phone at 702-481-2944

 

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