Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Tiv and Eric were set to get married May 24th of this year in Mexico but Covid had other plans for them. On top of the pandemic, Eric had just started in the Police Academy which limited any extended getaways. Vegas has always been their special getaway place, so they thought it was fitting to exchange vows in my lovely city. While they wanted all of their friends there with them, they will do that at a later time when it is safer to have larger gatherings.
Tiv and Eric drove up from San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada the morning of their special day. They exchanged personal vows in their suite at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. While I was not there to witness the ceremony, I can only imagine how sweet and intimate each word they spoke to each other was in that beautiful suite with amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip. I would have cried....I know it, especially knowing all their special details of their day and relationship.
Tiv was extremely gorgeous in her fitted lace wedding dress enhanced by the bouquet she made herself. Tiv's exquisite hair and makeup was also done herself, she is THAT amazing.
Eric's suit was pretty damn special. Tiv's Mom loved Eric so very much. She knew that he needed a suit for the interviews with the police department and for their upcoming wedding, so she gifted Eric this suit for Christmas. Unfortunately, Tiv's Mom passed away from lung cancer the day after Christmas. Wearing this suit meant so very much to Tiv and Eric. I told you it was pretty damn special.
We met up in downtown Las Vegas after they exchanged vows for some fun and unique wedding portraits. Downtown Las Vegas has been changing so much lately that I got to explore new art and new locations that I haven't seen before. If you've been following me for awhile, you know that downtown is one of my favorite places to shoot. This session is what my photography dreams are made of....an awesome couple, new art murals, fun new locations AND we get to go to the Neon Museum?... all my dreams come true with this one.
There was one mural that Tiv had mentioned to me before we met up and when I drove by it....I thought it looked rather small and not exactly what I had hoped for, so I told them we were going to skip it because I didn't think it was worth it. We were able to start our session a little early and had some extra time before we had to head over to the Neon Museum, so I asked if they wanted to see the mural since we had time...and so we did. I am SO GLAD we did! This ice cream mural pops like no other, was bigger than I originally thought and my heart was so happy. I will never again suggest something is not worth it because WOW!
Minutes later we were at the Neon Museum ready to capture some gorgeous sunset images against the vintage neon signs. The Neon Museum is another top favorite of mine, but it IS located in downtown, so you already knew I loved it, right?!
Venue: Neon Museum
Tiv and Eric, you made my photographer heart so happy. Thank you for allowing me to document your sweet intimate Las Vegas Elopement! I hope I get to see you both again ;)