How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
‘Cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn’t sleep a minute away…
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas
A quick nod and a thank-you to one of the fathers (if not THE father) of rock n’ roll, Mr Elvis Presley! (“Uh, thank you, thank you ver’ much.”)
This is an appropos song title to post, in the post-wake of returning from six days — that’s right, SIX days — in Vegas. And oh, how behind on my blogging I am! I have a Vegas wedding to post, engagement portraits, band images from the Ghost Bar at the Palms, images from 2nd shooting a wedding alongside Kristina of PhotoKisses with the Becker himself in San Diego this past weekend, not to mention my WPPI recap (Wedding & Portrait Photographers’ International; it’s a yearly convention in Vegas, and over 10,000 photographers from all over the US, Canada and even other parts of the world were present!). There’s prob’ly more, but it’s so late (after 4 in the morning) that it’s actually now early and I still have to be up in 3.5 hours! Yikes! So… on with the show!
I’m starting tonight’s post nice n’ simple, with Raeanne and Aaron’s wedding.
When Raeanne, who lives in San Diego and was referred to me through a colleague of mine, got in touch with me and told me the date of her wedding, I quickly checked it against my calendar. It was the Friday before WPPI started and what better reason to drive out a few days early?! With my good friend and fellow fabulous photographer, Tracy Norred (who agreed to second-shoot for me) in tow, we started our road trip.
Raeanne and Aaron were married in the Bellagio (but the Bellagio has “house photographers”, so sadly, we were not allowed in for ceremony shots); afterwards, we stopped by the fountain show outside the Bellagio, hopped on their rented party bus with the wedding party and cruised the Strip, along with a quick photo-opp-stop at the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. The night was rounded out with the reception held at the Border Grill in Mandalay Bay (where, incidentally, we ended up for Becker’s coveted thebschool party while at WPPI 4 days later!). We would have loved a stop by the Neon Boneyard, but it’s currently shut down for renovations. Boo! That’s okay… we still made it work! 🙂
Without further ado, I present the highlights of Raeanne and Aaron’s wedding day! (with a big thank-you to not only Raeanne and Aaron, for a super-fun trip to Vegas and a fantastic day of celebrating their marriage, but also to Tracy for being my partner in crime for the 6 days we were in Vegas — what a great trip!)