A Retro Elopement | Las Vegas, NV | Eleanor & Youssef

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Your Las Vegas Elopement Photographer

I love a good Las Vegas elopement. I’m endlessly inspired by the desert landscape, the wide open spaces, the retro neon, the Elvis impersonators, and the big blue skies. You really can’t go wrong if you choose this classic elopement destination.

When I visited Las Vegas in 2013 to assistant produce Film Season 2 I fell a little bit in love with the city. I took my focus off of the flashy modern strip and went off the path to discover grand cityscapes, rad vintage shops, and more than a little grungy graffiti art. This is where my love for this city began.

Eleanor & Youssef’s Elopement Story

When Eleanor told me that Youssef and herself were planning to elope to Las Vegas and wanted to take me with them I couldn’t have been more excited. I proudly proclaim that I am a Las Vegas elopement photographer, and I can’t wait to go back!

Eleanor wore a shimmering gold gown styled with a traditional floor length veil and gold heels. Youssef was decked out in a three piece navy wool suit… in 110 degree hotter-than-hell August weather. Yes, he had to change his shirt twice within two hours but he looked amazing. Would I recommend following in his shoes – no way. Wear linen or cotton and lighter colors if you plan to elope in the Las Vegas summer heat.

They said their vows at the Bellagio and were officially blessed by Elvis himself while wandering the old Vegas strip. Was Elvis drunk? A definite yes! He gave them some slurred advice and stumbled on his way, spiked Coke in hand.

Planning Your Las Vegas Elopement

If you’re planning your own Las Vegas elopement here are a few tips to get the most from your photography:

Find a photographer familiar with the area.

They will be able to help you choose the best spot for your elopement and portraits, drive you to your destinations, and give you personalized recommendations.

Check with your venue about photography restrictions.

Some of the larger hotels and casinos don’t allow outside photographers to work on their property (as was the case with Eleanor & Youssef). If you want to get married at one of these locations know that you’ll likely have to work with a house photographer for your ceremony or pay extra to hire a photographer you love.

Leave the city.

Some of the most beautiful landscapes are just outside of Las Vegas. Consider having your elopement in the desert and popping back to the city for dinner and drinks.

Make it an all day event.

And elopement isn’t just a ceremony and portraits. Hire your photographer for the full day so you come away with a complete story. You’ll want to hold memories of your morning getting ready, your ceremony, some dreamy newlywed portraits, and your evening out on the town.

You’ll need a witness.

Don’t forget you do need one witness to make your marriage official in Las Vegas. If you don’t want to bring any guests, simply ask your photographer to be your witness. We got you!

Book Your Photographer

I would love to be your Las Vegas elopement photographer. If you’ve got a date in mind, reach out and we will set a date to chat about your wedding day and build your custom photography collection.

Portrait of a vintage pink Beverly Palms Hotel sign in Las Vegas set against a bright blue sky
Las Vegas Elopement photographer captures a stylish couple posing in front of a vintage Vegas sign.
Black and white candid photograph of a newlywed couple in their wedding best crossing a street in Las Vegas
Las Vegas elopement photographer captures a bride and groom posing with an Elvis impersonator in front of the Downtown Las Vegas sign
Sexy portrait of a newlywed couple posing in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Old Vegas
Candid portrait of a bride and groom walking away from the camera, veil blowing in the wind. Captured by Las Vegas elopement photographer on a hot sunny summer day.
Polaroid of newlyweds in front of a "Love Forever" mural in Las Vegas, Nevada. Captured by Las Vegas Elopement Photographer Briana Morrison
Candid portrait of a bride and groom's feet as they walk the streets of Las Vegas
Bride plays with her veil and smiles at her new husband captured by Las Vegas elopement photographer Briana Morrison

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