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Beth Ann & Dan – Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

Jan
14

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No, Beth Ann and Dan aren’t models, but you wouldn’t know it looking at these photos! They were naturals in front of the camera and it was a blast photographing their Las Vegas wedding. They had a fun Vegas-style wedding and wanted their photos to reflect the glitzy side of Las Vegas, but they also wanted some of the more natural, photojournalistic style images they saw on our website. So, that’s exactly what we did.

I have always been attracted to trees and greenery, so we started off with a few soft, romantic photos amongst some beautiful green trees. It was great getting to know these two and watching them interact with one another. Despite his tough exterior, Dan turned out to be a pretty funny, laid-back guy and was always very attentive to his new bride.

Next, we headed to the Las Vegas Strip and then downtown to Fremont Street to capture these urban Vegas themed images. Beth Ann told us during her search for wedding photographers in Las Vegas, she looked for versatility and our work stood out because of the wide range of images we showed. She was also attracted to our crisp, clean style and knew that she wanted to book us right away. It’s always flattering to hear such gracious compliments from a bride. It’s an honor to be able to celebrate such an important day with our newlywed couples and we are simply delighted to have met and worked with these two wonderful people.

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Seasons Greetings from Seattle

Dec
25

Seattle Argosy Christmas Ship Parade 2012

Wow. We recently discovered what may be the best holiday festivity –ever. It’s the Seattle Christmas Ship Festival. Apparently every year this annual Northwest tradition draws thousands of visitors and natives to Seattle shores. The festival dates back to 1949 when the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation officially named a decorated boat parade the “Seattle Civic Christmas Ship Festival” to commemorate Seattle’s proud maritime history.

We decided somewhat on a whim to check out the festival since we’d heard that it was “pretty neat”. Well, were we ever pleasantly surprised at just how magical it turned out to be. Even though I’m used to seeing and photographing neon lights and impressive casino hotels on the Las Vegas strip, the lights here amazed me. At least a hundred boats lit up Lake Union as they sailed in for the celebration. Christmas lights of every color adorned each boat. Since there was a contest for best decorated, boat owners went all out in decking out their vessels. Each one was unique. One boat even displayed a full size real Christmas tree on its deck.

The Spirit of Seattle is the designated Christmas Ship, operated by Argosy Cruises. Patrons can purchase tickets to ride the Christmas Ship that leads the parade, or one of the Argosy ships that follow. On board, there are family friendly activities, including a visit from Santa, dining, and a local choir. All the boats stop briefly and gather around the Christmas ship during a performance by the choir.

We joined the party on shore where communities congregate around bonfires near the waterfront to witness the spectacular views. It was quite a remarkable experience to warm up by the fire, sip hot chocolate, and listen to the choir. On the night of the grand finale, even the rain couldn’t stop thousands of people from coming out and enjoying Christmas carols sung by the Seattle Girls’ Choir. For us, the rain created awesome atmospheric conditions that turned the sky in this photograph gold, illuminating the Seattle skyline.

According to Seattle PI, the number of participants has tripled since the festival began. One of the coolest things were the kayakers who floated alongside the huge ships in their own light-adorned watercrafts. And then there was the guy on the paddleboard decorated completely with glow sticks. Yes, in the 40-degree-and-raining weather. Now that’s Christmas spirit. Our goal next year is to bring our own kayaks out from Las Vegas to Seattle and join in on the fun. Merry Christmas!

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Las Vegas Wedding Photography Siena Golf Club

Oct
12

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Elizabeth and Tyler were married in August at the beautiful Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas.  You may remember this couple from earlier in our blog when we shot and posted some images from there fun and romantic engagement session at a ghost town near Las Vegas.  After our wonderful time shooting their engagement session, they were very confident and comfortable with me photographing their wedding.  That is one of the biggest advantages to shooting an engagement session.  We get a chance to work with our brides and grooms before the big day in a relaxed and fun session that allows us to get to know each other and this tends to lead to great photos on the wedding day.  It also really helped that Elizabeth and Tyler completed trusted me to make them look their best and they were confident that I was going to capture the important moments and create memorable images of there beautiful wedding.  What also helped was that we worked with them on their wedding timeline, gave ourselves plenty of time for photos, and they didn’t try to cram too many things into a small amount of time.  All these factors led to the wedding photography being fun, relaxed and incredibly beautiful and romantic.  Thank you Liz and Tyler for a wonderful day and congratulations on your wedding.

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Las Vegas Wedding Photography at the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas

Sep
18

We have photographed many wonderful wedding images at the Mormon Temple here in Las Vegas.  With the absolutely stunning temple that sits at the base of Sunrise Mountain overlooking Las Vegas, photographing weddings at the temple are a real treat for any photographer privileged to capture the fun, romantic weddings that take place here.  While the Mormon Temple is always stunning any time of day, any time of year, every wedding we have photographed is different and we always look forward to the challenge of creating new and exciting images based on our couple’s personalities.  From the formal family photographs that we try to make fun and eventful to the romantic and unbridled excitement from our newly wedded bride and groom, every photograph is beautiful and memorable in its own way.  We are very comfortable with the format and location and hope you will consider us for your wedding photography should you decide to get married at the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Wedding Photography at Siena Golf Club Las Vegas

Sep
18

Being a photographer on the preferred vendor list at Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas is certainly a privilege while the added perk of being able to consistently create beautiful images at this gorgeous location is a definite win situation for both myself and any bride who has chosen this venue for her wedding.  The lighting, particularly towards sunset is always spectacular and wonderful to work with, while the structures and greenery are maintained impeccably by the staff.  The coordinators and crew at The Siena Golf club are very flexible and are more than willing to work with the bride and her outside vendors to create a unique, personalized wedding which really makes it easy for me to get the great photography my brides expect.  This flexibility really allows us to set aside the proper amount of time so that we can make the most of the great opportunities for wonderful photography that Siena has to offer.  If you are shopping for a wedding venue in Las Vegas for your upcoming wedding, we highly recommend you speak with the coordinators at Siena Golf Club and while you are there, take a look at one of our photography albums on display.

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Ciara & Pierre Get Married at Spanish Trails in Las Vegas

Aug
31

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After an incredible engagement session at an old mining ghost town near, we were very excited to be shooting Pierre and Ciara’s wedding at the beautiful Spanish Trails Country Club in Las Vegas.  Pierre is training for the UFC so we were expecting a rough and rowdy wedding crowd.  What we photographed instead was a beautiful, romantic and elegant event.  Ciara’s personal touch and style were evident everywhere we photographed as you can tell by the images we were able to capture.  Of course, there was a little bit of Pierre’s influence as well in the UFC themed Groom’s Cake.  Thank you Ciara & Pierre for trusting John Morris Photography to capture your wedding day.

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Senior Portraits with John Morris Photography

Jul
20

Senior Portraits in Las Vegas

We had a great time shooting several Senior Portrait sessions this past month. While we are very flexible and want each and every Senior Portrait session to be different and original, we do have several predetermined locations that are outstanding spots for senior photography here and around Las Vegas.  Two of our favorite locations are the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas and Nelson Nevada, a ghost town about 30 minutes away.  In what we call an urban package, we take our seniors to the Arts District and Fremont Street area to get some fun, gritty images, just a little urban with focus on the Senior of course.  We also offer a Rustic look which is where we like to use the Nelson Nevada location.  With its old wood buildings, mining structures and great desert scenery it adds a bit of outdoorsy charm to our images.  Nicole and Kari, the seniors featured here were great to work with and as you can tell, we had a great time.  It is very important that we work with a relaxed style, directing instead of posing to get the great, natural expressions that really bring out the personality of the seniors.  Check out our website at http://www.johnmorrisportraits.com/ to take a look at what we offer.

Kari Senior Portrait Las Vegas Arts District

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Julia & Philippe, Spanish Trails Wedding

Jul
10

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There is no better compliment than I can think of than to be referred by a past client, but this one was special.  When Julia called us and asked me to photograph her wedding at the Spanish Trail Country Club here in Las Vegas, I knew right away who had referred her. We had photographed her sisters wedding just a year earlier at the same beautiful Spanish Trails venue. The twist to this story is that Julia and her sister Jenny are identical twins. Having photographed both girls’ weddings, I can easily tell them apart now, but had you asked me to do that a few years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to. I was honestly a bit apprehensive about shooting Julia’s wedding for the simple reason that I always approach each wedding as the unique event that it is and I wanted to make sure that I photographed Julia’s very differently than her sisters.  Even when I have photographed at a venue many times I am always looking for new angles and different images, however this would be much more demanding because the brides were identical twins, the venue was the same, and the family had seen my work just a year before. I was really looked forward to challenging myself to make sure this wedding looked uniquely different.  Unfortunately the challenge was less than I expected as Julia really made things easy for me.  She added her own personal touches by choosing a different area of the venue for her ceremony, a beautiful location under a giant willow and next to Spanish Trails’ signature waterfall. Julia’s new husband Philippe is French and the wedding took on a European flair with many of the wedding quests flying in from France just for the occasion.  There were two wedding cakes. One, a beautiful traditional wedding cake, and the second. a French wedding cake from Pastry Chef Florent Cheveau of Jean Philippe Patisserie at the Bellagio.  Mike Fox DJ’ed the event with his usual wit and charm and as always it was a pleasure working with the guys from Memory Lane Video.  As you can see by the photos, it was an elegant affair, perfectly designed and planned by Julia and her family and I was honored to have been asked back to photograph her wedding.

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Las Vegas Engagement Shoot at Nelson Nevada

Jul
03

Las Vegas Engagement Shoot, Nelson Nevada.  Meet Elizabeth and Tyler.  They are engaged to be married on August 25th of this year at the beautiful Siena Golf Club here in Las Vegas.  I was excited and honored when they asked me to photograph their wedding because not only do I get to work with this great couple, but I also get to work at Siena with Rachel Barrozo,  Siena’s wedding coordinator.  Rachel and her staff have always  been great to work with and I look forward to another beautiful and successful collaboration.  Amelia C and Co provided the hair and makeup for Elizabeth and as usual, they did an outstanding job.  We have had the privilege of working with Amelia and her girls several times in the last month or so and they not only do outstanding work, but are also some of the most professional vendors I have the pleasure of working with.  Elizabeth and Tyler are locals, living in Las Vegas and they wanted to avoid the whole Las Vegas wedding shtick.  Nothing to cheesy or Elvisy.  The ghost town at Nelson was an obvious choice for their engagement shoot with its combination of romance and fun along with the usual great lighting and lack of cheese. As a professional, I wish I could say that I really had to work hard to get these great shots but in reality, all I had to do was find the right light, stick this couple into it and let them go to work.  Obviously in love, the photos speak for themselves, fun, natural, not to posed.., wonderful. One of the real benefits about doing an engagement shoot is that we (I and the couple) get to know each other a little better and we can begin to develop a relationship that easily carries over to the wedding day.  Elizabeth and Tyler learned a little bit about me and how I work and hopefully they will trust me to take care of them and create some great wedding memories.  I learned that Elizabeth has an even dryer sense of humor and sarcasm than I do.  Should make for a great wedding day. Enjoy the photos.

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Daisy & Brett @ Westin Lake Las Vegas Sneak Peek

May
08

Here’s a sneak peek from Daisy and Brett’s destination wedding at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort this past Saturday.

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Westin Lake Las Vegas Wedding

It was a beautiful wedding with so many intimate, heartfelt moments. The first look was absolutely perfect. It was such a pleasure to be their photographer and capture their wedding day. Daisy and Brett, I can’t wait to share the rest of the photos with you. You two couldn’t look any happier!

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