When Nassar first contacted me to do a day after/engagement session, I was so excited! Wait, how can it be a day after AND an engagement session? Okay, let me explain. In Asian culture, it’s typical to wear formals during your engagement session, and they’ll typically call it a pre-wedding session instead of an engagement session. So in that sense, it was their engagement session. But it’s also their day after session because they went to the Las Vegas city hall the day before to get married, and then have a formal ceremony/reception later both in Taiwan and North Carolina, where Nassar is from. So yes, two sides of the same coin!
Alice and Nassar wanted a scenic place since they both love the outdoors. Alice actually worked at Yellowstone for a summer. So after a lot of research, we decided to that Red Rock Canyon would be the perfect place. And it was a great decision because the photos turned out beautifully!!
Daileny of Daileny’s Hair and Makeup did an amazing job on Alice’s hair (highly recommend her for her services!), and woke up at 4 am so we could finish the session before it got too hot. Yes, 4 am, that’s how we roll in Las Vegas! Sadly, the weather didn’t really cool down so it was already hot at 6 am. But I still considered ourselves lucky despite because it rained the day before and all day the day after. I definitely did not to get Alice’s dresses dirty!
They are such a beautiful couple that I would have photographed all day if I could!
Stunning couple + stunning background = stunning photo.
I posted this preview on Facebook and it’s been my most popular sneak peek so far!
These little scooter cars from Scoot City Tours are adorable! You can take tours in these scooter cars around Red Rock Canyon.
Love these mountains in the background.
Oh I love how the ruffles are flowing in this image. I have a new found love for ruffled dresses now!
Such a pretty, happy bride. And a groom laughing.These candid moments are my favorite types of images to capture.
I think Alice and Nassar must like to do a lot of jumping pictures because they are pros at this! This is on the first try.
About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.