Las Vegas Wedding Photography – First Look and Portraits

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, where I got to spend an amazing 4th of July weekend with Nikki and Johann. I’ve known Nikki for almost ten years had heard good things about Johann for a long time before I actually got to meet him myself. You take two cute, sweet, funny people and put them together and you  get an awesomely cute, sweet, funny couple.

Nikki and Johann were staying at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay for the wedding weekend, which was a swanky place to get ready. And they were nice enough to let us use the Mix Lounge terrace and restaurant for the couple’s first look and portraits. This was my first time photographing a first look, and it was so much fun and gave us a lot of time to take portraits of just the bride and groom alone without rushing other parts of the day. After Mix Lounge, we headed down to the casino for some fun gambling pictures, to the waterfalls outside of the hotel, and then on to the iconic Las Vegas sign. It was cool to watch Nikki and Johann standing in line and mingling a little while we were waiting for our turn, and some sightseers wanted a photo with the couple too. Apparently wearing wedding attire in crowded tourist spots will get you lots of attention and smiles.

Congratulations, Nikki and Johann! I’m so happy for you two and so glad I got to share the day with you!

Las Vegas wedding venue The Hotel at Mandalay Bay where bride gets readyWedding dress and silver shoes in Las Vegas hotel room overlooking the stripBride getting ready in hotel room with mom helping her put on shoes in THE Hotel at Mandalay BayEmotional first look with bride and groom on hip modern rooftop terrace of Mix Lounge in Las VegasEmotional reactions during intimate first look before wedding with bride and groomCute bride and groom on modern quirky red rooftop terrace for first look before weddingBride and Groom laughing after first look reveal before wedding ceremony in Las VegasModern and fine art couples portraits for bride and groom before wedding with silver and glass baubles hanging in backgroundFresh bright colorful green background to bride and groom portraits at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las VegasWaterfall bride and groom portraits by Los Angeles wedding photographer at destination wedding in Las Vegasdetail shot of wedding bands and diamond engagement ring by Los Angeles indie wedding photographer Jessica SchillingBride and groom stand in line for photos at iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas signBride and groom portraits at Las Vegas sign before destination wedding by Jessica SchillingBlack and White modern artistic portrait of bride and groom at Las Vegas signLas Vegas destination wedding view of the strip from the Springs Preserve by Jessica Schilling

  • Nessa K said:

    The shoe shots overlooking the city scape is sooo wonderful, Jessica!

  • These are beautiful Jessica, and there is a real sense of personality in those opening shots of Nikki - I love that!

  • Great first look shots Jessica. The details of the shoes and dress are really well done.

  • Oh great shots Jessica! I love those first look sequence shots!

  • Vegas looks like a sweet place to shoot a wedding. I especially love the shots of the bride seeing the groom in that sweet silver bright room. Awesome job!

  • I sooo love all the reflections when she is opening the door. Beautiful work!

  • casie b. said:

    the shots with the mercury glass lights are so cool!

  • meghan said:

    These are really fantastic. I love them!

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