Las Vegas first look location ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Where are you getting ready and where is your ceremony? I ask that to know the general area you will be in.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In addition, has anyone encountered problems taking photos inside casinos or on hotel grounds?  I have been reading articles that the Bellagio staff has been making it difficult for brides to get photos inside the conservatory and by the fountain…….

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I was the MOH for my cousin’s wedding in Vegas and they got married at the Flamingo – maybe you could try getting pictures in the courtyard of the Flamingo. It’s outside, nice, has a gazebo, etc. I don’t doubt that the Bellagio is making it difficult for brides to get photos – if your wedding isn’t there, they don’t have to let you have a photoshoot there, considering it’s such a nice hotel. But if your wedding is at the Bellagio, I would be throwing a fit – you’re paying to have the wedding there and weddings include pictures!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

cwedding14:  I was reading articles that the Bellagio wants people to use Bellagio onsite photographers in order to get photos…… makes sense in one regard but then again people are free to take photos of themselves all over the property as long as they are not in a wedding dress…….

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree you should share about where you will be getting ready and where the ceremony will be.  The strip is huge and takes a long time to navigate if you’ve got a ways to go.  It might be cheesy, but I think doing it by the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign would be cool.  You’d probably want to drive there though.  I like the PPs suggestion of doing it at the Flamingo too.  Or maybe on one of the bridges over the water at the Venetian?  My parents moved out that way a couple years ago so I’ve been a few times, but I find the strip really overstimulating and I’m having a hard time remembering the quieter areas.  I think some of the hotels have nice indoor gardens and outdoor landscaping, but I don’t recall which ones.

 

ETA- oops, just saw your updates.  I think the Aria might have some nice places.  If you have aday or two before you could probably scope out something good!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My husband and I are wedding photographers in Vegas and very slowly this town is sucking more and more for independent photographers. Many properties have their own photographers that they want you to work with. The Bellagio is one property that is very hard to grab photos without security escorting you out. 

As for a first look, Aria has beautiful water walls in the front, outside that would make a great first look. There are also windows at the end of the hallways by the rooms that make for a more private but also well lit area for a first look. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

DisneyKb:  I’m happy to help! I wish I could say you won’t have any problems but honestly it just depends on the day. Some days Aria doesn’t care if you take photos and other days, they will ask us to leave. At one wedding we were taking photos outside of Crystals in City Center and as we were leaving security came out and made sure we left right then. It is ridiculous sometimes. Bellagio, Venetian, Cosmopolitan and City Center are usually the most strict. 

One more thing, it also depends on your photographer. My husband and I use a lot of off camera flash so we are a tad more obvious, however, some photographers don’t use off camera lighting so it is easier for them to “sneak” around. 🙂 

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