Kevin and Cara had a destination wedding in Las, Vegas Nevada. The ceremony and reception were at the JW Marriott Hotel and Resort. They both also got ready there. We stayed on the grounds for photos as well!
When the bride and groom get ready at the same location, it is easier for us. We can jump back and forth for photos. When Neal went up to see the groom, I stayed with the bride and her bridesmaids. I would finished up the details and had the ladies get into their bridesmaids dress. Once Neal came back, Cara would get into her wedding dress!
The rooms at the hotel were very neutral. Great for back drops. The groom has it pretty simple for photos. There are not as many details like the ladies. And the groomsmen are usually just sitting around.
Neal wanted Kevin to act as though he was finishing up getting into his suit. These always make for awesome portraits. This is very GQ. Looks like a magazine ad for Ralph Lauren or Armani!
This groom could do the model, serious face really good! We didn't even have to ask him either. He had a great smile too. Neal had him go in and do up his suit jacket button. He had him standing next to the balcony so there was natural light coming in. Simple! But, one of the most important ways to get portraits like this, is to find the best lighting. That is always the first thing we look for before we even start to photograph.
Then it was on to the bride getting ready!
Location: 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145.