So, my phone rang one day, and I heard such a cheery, bright voice on the other end of the line. It was Emmajoy calling from lovely Australia. She was very excited to tell me about her destination wedding in Las Vegas and was eager to find out if I had her date open. She said that her fiance and her had been looking at photographers and no one quite caught their eye like I did, and as soon as her very picky rockabilly fiance saw my work, he said, “She’s the one! Let’s hire her!”
Once I confirmed I had her date open, she said, “Okay, great – I’d like to book you right now!!”
That was a-okay by me! So, I emailed her over a booking proposal and she locked in her date!
Fast forward five and a half months later, we first met at The Hardrock Hotel for some preparatory shots of both “the girls” and “the guys.” After everyone was properly primped and suited up, I rode along with the girls in a pink Cadillac that they hired by The Vegas Elvis himself. I totally LOVE this guy – he is amazing! His caddy, on the other hand, well, that is a different story! It actually broke down on the way to The Little Church of the West. So, if you think about hiring Elvis, make sure he’s got his car fixed!! To check out a fun little movie we actually filmed with Elvis, click here.
Before the car broke down on the Las Vegas Strip, we were jammin’ – it was a lot of fun cruising with the top down! Luckily though, after the car broke down, an ambulance pulled up right behind us and two very nice EMTs offered for us to jump in the back of the ambulance, and they drove us the rest of the way to the chapel! Totally cool, right? It was such a great experience – and the bride remained totally happy the whole way!
Following the ceremony, we headed over to the Las Vegas sign in a large party bus, equipped with a dancing pole, to get some group portraits and a few romantics of the newlyweds.
By this time, tummies were beginning to growl, and the party bus took us all to the Hard Rock Cafe. We snagged a few more portraits around the outside and inside of the cafe and then headed upstairs for some serious grubbin’ and fantastic speeches!
Truly a great time! Thanks so much Emmajoy and Kris for allowing me to tag along and capture some great memories with you!