Contest Winners – The V Family

Twice a year, I give Clark County residents the opportunity to win a free family mini session with me! This is the V Family!

Super cute family of four with a fur baby! They were the first participants to be randomly selected and they had a little surprise to tell me! Take a look!

That’s right! They had just recently gotten engaged! What a wonderful gift! I believe God chose them especially for me to pay it forward to!

Congratulations, you guys! May your marriage be happy and your family connection be strong!

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

And their fur baby was the cutest! He was so excited he didn’t know what to do with himself! LOL!

Ward Family at Nelson’s Ghost Town

I moved to Las Vegas in 1997. I met Yesenia in Middle School and we have been friends ever since. 22 years! That makes me feel really old! LOL! I was so happy I was able to get her and her family out to Ghost Town at Nelson’s Landing for a Family Portrait Session. She looks simply stunning surrounded by the 4 men in her life!

Succulent Newborn

First let me say, I love squishy babies! There’s just something about baby chub that melts me! Second, let me say, I love succulents! I have my entire backyard patio area covered in succulents and cacti and gardening is favorite pastime. So when I was able to create a custom set from this family and put the 2 together! Instant favorite!

So, to match the colors, I went with rustic browns, grays and both light and dark greens to compliment the color we get from out baby succulent box set. Then I pulled Mr. Squishy Cheeks out, bucket all all, popped a hat on him and boom, simple but beautiful!

Now we move into some perfectly posed pictures.

NOM NOM! Baby feet! <3

OMG, this little dude gave me the biggest smile!

And we had to make him an adorable baby bear!

And lastly, we got a few family portraits. I just love capturing these because I know that they will treasure them forever!

Unicorn Cake Smash

When I was a kid I used to love my little pony so I can see why unicorn cake smashes have become so popular. And the cake… c’mon, it’s a unicorn cake! Nuff said!

This sweet girl was so excited to celebrate her birthday with me!

She loved pulling apart the marshmallow unicorn horn! HAHA!

Go ahead, girl! Get in there!

Happy birthday, munchkin!

3 Generations

These ladies got the jackpot of good genes! They are both brilliant doctors, both knock out gorgeous and both extremely kind hearted. It was my pleasure working with mom and grandma to create a beautiful gallery of brand new baby O!

Mom asked for her favorite colors, gray and white. They are fabulous together!

loving the negative space

The white pics look so soft like baby’s sleeping on a fluffy cloud.

Threw in a few contrasty pics for good measure 😉
Then mom loved my fox set so we added a little bow for her baby girl!
Lastly, we did a few monochromatic detail shots.

Don’t Forget the Details

Newborn Sessions are such a great experience. They give the mom time to stop and breathe and just enjoy. After the first week of meeting your brand new tiny human, it’s nice to let go and watch. And it means so much to me that you trust me to do what I do.

Every baby is different. Some babies are super chill while others need a bit more soothing. Some will do every pose I try, while others put up a little bit of a fight. Some prefer to be swaddled and some hate it. And while I never know what to expect with each individual session, I have seen it all and know how to adapt to each situation and allow he baby to tell me what he will or won’t do. I always make sure each baby is comfortable.

He woke up and gave me a grin 🙂
Back to dreamland

Typically, I can get babies into various sets during your time with me.

Little Fox

I really love this sage green color! I have a variety of cute little coordinating wraps and newborn outfits I use.

Another little smile

And don’t forget the details…

detail shots

Maternity at Ghost Town – Searchlight, NV

Recently, I had an adorable couple from Chicago contact me because they were coming to Las Vegas for their “Baby Moon” and wanted to have their maternity photos done here. Being that I came to vegas from Illinois myself, back in 1997, I felt instantly connected to them and wanted to make their session as amazing as possible so they will always have this memory.

What a beautiful rainy mountain backdrop!

We decided to head out to Searchlight, NV and visit one of my favorite places, Ghost Town! It’s a really neat place to take pictures with a ton of antiques and classic cars. They even have an airplane!

“He walks with me and talks with me and tells me I am his own.”

We found a bus that had coordinating colors so we did a few close ups
Love their interactions in this set of images and super love the truck!

Then we decided to go for a different look with a Sew Trendy Maternity Gown I recently purchased for my client closet. This dress is called the “Colbie” and the color is Evergreen. These gowns are so soft and stretchy and they are always a perfect fit! I have several gowns available to my maternity clients.

Sew Trendy Maternity Gown – Colbie

We finished up our session right before it started raining! And this super sweet momma-to-be will always have these special photos to remind her of the time she came out to Las Vegas right before her life changed forever.

The R Family

we found the perfect spot

When the weather is perfect in Las Vegas, not too hot and not too cold, all the families start looking for their photographer to do their fall family photos. This is the perfect time to incorporate some amazing autumn color pallets into your wardrobe. The R family did such a good job coordinating their outfits by taking the colors from the small pattern in mom’s dress and giving each family member a primary color and using the accessories to tie everything in.

the kids, having a little fun
Aren’t they cute?
and the amazing golden light from the sunset!
The same spot but once the sun ducked behind the mountain
having a seat in the grass
Uh oh! We’ve got a runner!
grassy field with rustic fence

WARNING! Don’t scroll down if you’re afraid of spiders

This is the very first time I have ever witnessed a real, live tarantula. This actually happened almost as soon as we walked into the park! Luckily my clients didn’t bolt! HAHA! The desert has appropriately earned it’s nickname of the “Wild Wild West”. I thought it was pretty neat and the older son was actually very interested in our arachnid friend.

aphonopelma chalcodes

Natural Baby Session

As a newborn photographer, there’s nothing better than to hear that your clients are pregnant again and coming back to you for pictures. (Especially when your client is an incredible man up artist and just so happens to look just like Cameron Diaz!)

With a super good looking couple like this, of course they make adorable kids too!

And sometimes munchkins wanna check out what you’re doing…

Let’s not forget the detail shots…

Then since baby’s was over sleepy time, I just got some super cute candid shots… <3

So happy I could capture this super cute gallery for them with some posed (while we could) and some “baby led” posing!

Newborn Kristiana

A beautiful name for a beautiful baby! So excited to welcome newborn Kristiana! She was just as sweet as can be, ever cracking a HUGE smile for me! Luckily, I was quick enough to catch it!! I always wonder what babies dream about, don’t you? Then she gave me another sweet smirk while posing perfectly with her parents! I just love these! So rustic and so dreamy!

I recently did a major upgrade to my Cake Smash backdrop stash! I am offering a $100 discount to the first client photographed on each set with the understanding that at least one image will be used on my cake smash portfolio page. Additional images may possibly be used on my social media accounts or in promotional emails. If you are interested, please let me know which set you would like to use on the questionnaire.

Sheenagal Photography

Serving Las Vegas, Nevada since 2013