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Tammy + Ryan married at Red Rock

Oh time has flown! I’ve been busy getting all my weddings and albums out the door for the holiday season, and I’m now finally able to blog now! You’ll be seeing a lot of blogposts in the next few days! This first wedding is one so dear to my heart because they are just one of the nicest couples I’ve ever talked to on the phone. I was so excited when Tammy and Ryan called me and told me they wanted to have a small intimate wedding at Red Rock Canyon. Tammy and Ryan are from Massachusetts, but they’ve traveled to Vegas before and fell in love with Red Rock and wanted to come back and get married there.

We started getting ready in a beautiful suite at Red Rock Casino. Tammy’s dress and bouquet were lovely!

getting ready at Red Rock Casino

This was such an adorable moment of Tammy getting her son ready.

Getting ready at Red Rock Casino by Las Vegas wedding photographer

Tammy was so nervous before the wedding but she managed to give me a few smiles before the ceremony.:)

bridal portraits at Red Rock Casino

I love this photo of Tammy! Sh looks so stunning here!

Las Vegas wedding portraits

Isn’t this the coolest background ever?!

wedding at Red Rock Canyon by Las Vegas wedding photographer

Pastor Pete did an amazing job and the whole crowd had the biggest smiles.

Las Vegas wedding at Red Rock Canyon

Their families were so sweet. I really felt the love that they had for Tammy and Ryan at this wedding and how close they are to their families.

Las Vegas wedding photography at Red Rock canyon

Wedding portraits at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas

Congrats again Tammy and Ryan!

Las Vegas wedding photography

Vendors:
Hair and makeup: Daileny
Cupcakes: Retro Bakery
Getting ready and reception: Red Rock Casino
Ceremony: Red Rock Canyon
Officiant: Pastor Pete of Elegant Vegas Weddings
Floral arrangement: Rockin’ Rose

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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

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Retro portrait session – SMUG group shootout

Las Vegas has a very vibrant photographer community, and I am very grateful to be a part of it. Smugmug sponsors a monthly photographer group co-lead by Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios and Scott Bourne, a legendary photographer. As a bonus, Scott is always giving away free stuff at meetings, and this time I won a Honl snoot/reflector for my speedlight. It is a bit flimsy to use as a reflector, and I prefer to use my Demb reflector instead, but Honl is handy if I ever need a snoot.

This month Yasmin and Scott organized a phenomenal shoot-out at one of the dry lake beds outside of Las Vegas. About 40 of photographers got together and took turns shooting Olivia and Kady, our beautiful models. They were amazing even though it was fairly hot outside and very sunny! Here are a few images from the shoot:

Photoshoot at dry lake bed

Pin up shoot by Las Vegas photographer

Pin up model shoot at Las Vegas dry lake bed

Cute pin up shoot by Las Vegas photographer

Dry lake bed shoot by Las Vegas photographer

Las Vegas desert shoot
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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

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Weekend in Sedona

I’m finally blogging some personal pics! At the beginning of the summer, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Sedona, Arizona. I think it only took us about 4 hours to get there from our house. We had such a relaxing time there. I love spending time outdoors but when I am in Vegas, I feel like I am always too busy on the weekends to go hiking and spend time with nature. Sedona has really nice weather and isn’t as hot as Vegas. We were able to eat outdoors for a few of our meals and enjoy the breathtaking views of Red Rock Country.

We did an ambitious hike of Cathedral Rock. The beginning part was really steep and a little slippery. I was super scared and actually climbed back down after 10 minutes of climbing. It was too hard of a hike for me. There was nothing for me to hold onto, plus I brought my big DSLR, so the weight of it made me a little lopsided. I felt really bad going back down but my husband was very understanding and said we could hike an easier trail. As we were going back down, I see a guy holding a baby AND a DSLR coming down the trail, which triggered something in me. I thought, if this guy can climb Cathedral Rock with his baby and his camera, then I can do it too. So I told my husband that I am going to give it another shot. We went up the rock a different way and found it to be a little easier.

Cathedral Rock in Sedona

We made it to the top of Cathedral Rock! There was another couple that made it to the top just before us, and they started walking along the edge! OMG super scary!

Top of Cathedral Rock

Sedona is a very wealthy town and the houses in Sedona are ridiculously huge. Like this mansion with its own observatory. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, not all mansions that we saw were this big, but they were still very impressive.

View from church in Sedona

It’s strange but I rarely see cacti in Las Vegas. There are much more different kinds of cacti in Arizona.

Cactus in Sedona

We went to a wildlife park near Sedona, but it was extremely windy the day we went and sand kept getting into my eyes.

Zoo near Sedona

We passed by the Cocinono National Forest on the way home and was a welcome surprise in the desert. I can’t wait to go back to Sedona one of these days!

Coconino National Forest
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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

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