As we waited for Danny and Kristin in the large lobby of Caesars Palace, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of privilege. In just a few minutes, Khaled and I would be photographing this sweet couple’s first day as husband and wife. Just hours before, they were saying their vows in front of their loving family and friends in the beautiful Juno Garden of Caesar’s Palace. Later, dancing their hearts out at their reception and celebrating the start of their life together as one. Khaled and I are usually documenting those moments. You can imagine what a unique and different experience it was to be ‘guests’ at our client’s ceremony (believe me, it took all my will-power to not start clicking away) and to meet with Kristin and Danny the next day, after all those emotions and happiness settled in their hearts and they started their first day of the rest of their married life together.

Kristin, a photographer and Danny, an account manager at Apple (what an awesome combo!) live in Chicago and chose Vegas for their destination wedding. When Kristin booked our services in June 2010, Kismis Ink was only six months old. We were thrilled and humbled that a fellow photographer trusted us and admired our work when we were just getting our feet wet in the industry. Little did they know, how important their special weekend and Vegas was to us.

We started their new Mr. & Mrs. session in the stunning gardens of Caesar’s Palace. It.was.hot. Literally, the Vegas summer heat was trying to melt us but Kristin and Danny were such troopers! We headed to the luxuriously modern and chic, The Cosmopolitan, but not before grabbing a few shots at the Bellagio and some more on our walk through the Vegas strip. We were greeted at The Cosmopolitan not only with heavenly air-conditioning, but also with a stunning display of luminous beaded curtains of light! The Chandelier was an architect’s (and photographer’s) wonderland. We found a few secret hideaways within the resort and this lovely couple came across more than a handful of admirers and well-wishers. Let’s not forget the Vegas tourists aka paparazzi equipped with phone cameras and all!

We had an unforgettable time with Kristin and Danny and our weekend in Vegas! A blog post about our adventures in Vegas will be following soon.

Kristin and Danny, we thank you for inviting us to be part of such a special weekend. We hope every day is happier than the previous for you both and that all your dreams come true.

Bridal Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridal Dress Shop: Volles Bridal
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Shoes (Bride): Kate spade
Rings: (Bride) Zales (Groom) Rogers and Hollands
Veil, purse, and details: Etsy
Hair/Make Up Artist: Caesars Palace
Groom’s watch: Movado (gift from bride)
Program: Designed by Bride & Groom

I LOVE this image I grabbed of Danny! Khaled was taking a portrait of Kristin and Danny snuck out his iPhone to snap a picture of his new wife…awwww!


Isn’t Danny and Kristin’s program absolutely adorable?! That’s Toby, their little baby and although the credits in the back say that it was designed by Danny and Kristin, a little birdie told me Kristin did all the work, lol!