I love when everything falls into place during a couple’s special day like it did for Iliana and Jen’s wedding. It was the beginning of summer in Vegas, so as you can imagine the temperatures were on the high side.  I remember the bright warm sun beating down that day. Even in the triple digit heat, Iliana and Jen were as cool as could be.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with them, they never once complained of the heat and were open to any suggestions I had. I’m so glad they did because we got some amazing and memorable photos!

We started with some desert photos as we set up their First Look.  I was extremely happy to see how the desert foliage matched their color scheme of minty blue and green. Iliana was stunning in her gorgeous wedding dress and Jen looked dashing in her classic black and white tux and bowtie. Their classic wedding attire went perfectly with the romantic desert scenery.

I always love when couples opt for a private First Look. It gives us a chance to get some really emotional photos in a beautiful setting without any constraints or rules. For the couple it’s a quiet and intimate a moment that’s just for them. It really is amazing to see all the emotions of the First Look and it is an absolute honor to be able to capture this special time.

The day was shared by a small group of friends and family. It was an intimate affair that was both sweet and sentimental, a very memorable day for the lovely couple and their close ones.  I wish Jen and Iliana the best as they move across the county to begin their new journey as a married couple in Philadelphia!

Photographer:  Elizabeth Le Photography

Venue: Sunset Gardens




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I arrived at Celia’s suite at MGM Grand where wedding preparations were in full swing. The room was filled with excitement and emotion for Celia and Eric’s big day. Ladies in sparkly sequined gowns gathered around as Celia sipped on champagne while getting her hair and makeup done. Her smile lit up the entire room and was as radiant as the gowns themselves. That smile never left her face for the entire day. Down the hall in another suite, Eric and a few groomsmen were all ready to go when I arrived. In contrast to the bridal suite, there was a calm that filled the space and I could tell Eric could not wait for the day to get started and to marry his bride.

After an exchange of gifts, we set up their first look in an MGM suite balcony overlooking the strip. Eric and Celia wanted to incorporate the famous Las Vegas scenery into their wedding photos. The private balcony was the perfect setting for an intimate first look with the Vegas strip as the backdrop. They wanted to capture the fun spirit of their wedding while having an elegant affair. This was definitely not your typical Vegas cliche drive through wedding. It was thoughtful and glamorous and classy all the way.

After the first look we whisked the bridal party to the Bellagio for some more photos. The location was a perfect fit for their glamourous style. After a fun photo session at the Bellagio we headed out to the beautiful Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort for their nuptials. By this time the wind had picked up, which made for some fun group photos. Everyone had a good time regardless, and we quickly headed inside to continue the festivities. The rest of the night proved to be very emotional, lots of laughter and tears were shared by many. The highlight of the evening had to be when Michelle Truhe, one of the bridesmaids sang an opera rendition of Edelweiss in English and German. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The evening capped off with a Pink Berry Frozen Yogurt truck for desert and dancing the night away under twinkling lights.

This beautiful wedding could not have been accomplished without the incredible work put in by the following vendors.

Photographer: Elizabeth Le Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Mock
Florals: Blossoms by Gayle
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Rice
Hair & Makeup: Lavey Kindred & Janine Cali from Your Beauty Call
Venue: Ginny, Pam, and Sarah from Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Getting Ready Venue: MGM Grand
Wedding Gown: Val Stefani

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