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Thank goodness for adorable couples, cute ass dogs and the unique culture of downtown LV. We originally planned to do their session at the smith center but after I arrived at a private event I quickly realized we were going to have to go with their original plan. Which worked out and fit their chill […]

Engagement

March 27, 2020

Katrina + Dom at Ferguson’s in Downtown Las Vegas

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Jonah and Kelly are originally from NY, but met here in Las Vegas! He proposed to Kelly at Christmas (just the two of them) so they didn’t have any photos from the proposal. Amongst all of the excitement, they both knew they wanted engagement photos that represented them. Which meant they would be taken in […]

Engagement

March 12, 2020

Kelly + Jonah Engagement at Red Rock Canyon

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These babes recently moved from SF to Vegas. They met online 5 years ago, got engaged in Kyoto Japan and have the cutest dalmatians I’ve ever seen. Location- Dry Lake Bed, Las Vegas Nevada Photographer- Karissa Russ & Co.

Engagement

February 11, 2020

Catharine + Joe’s Engagement Session at the Dry Lake Bed

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Proposal Story – Jeff went to Jessica’s hometown of Louisville, KY for a family reunion and for the first time. He knew Jessica loved that bridge and that is where he would propose. The day before Jeff, Jessica and Jessica’s parents went to the Louisville Slugger museum and toured downtown. They walked across the Big […]

Engagement

January 12, 2020

Jessica + Jeff’s Engagement Session at Red Rock Canyon

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Kyle and Taylor met online when they were both living in Florida. They recently moved to Vegas for work (talk about a power couple) within the first week of moving (3 days) to be exact, Kyle proposed. The proposal took place in an Escape Room. Talk about fun! Running around Floyd Lamb with these two […]

Engagement

November 4, 2019

Taylor + Kyle Engagement at Floyd Lamb Park

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I’m so excited for their wedding in July. + I get to travel. Working with them was so easy. Minus the wind, we had to beat and ultimately change locations the day of their session. Talk about go with the flow! Nicole literally has the instant ability to laugh and look so natural. The love […]

Engagement

October 25, 2019

Nicole + Brett Engagement at Nelson’s Ghost Town

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I’ve known Savannah (since middle school) and Javi (since high school) Honestly my relationship with Savannah has always been something extremely special to me. I’ve always thought of her + protected her like a little sister. She is the main reason my faith was so strong at such a young age and why I yearned […]

Engagement

August 22, 2019

Savannah + Javi Engagement at University of Nevada, Reno

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Alright, this surprise proposal and engagement session is a little EXTRA special. I might be biased because it’s my baby bro.. But I had been planning a styled shoot in the dunes with another photographer when I realized my brother and his GF (who have been together for 6 years) would make the best models. […]

Engagement

July 27, 2019

Brandon + Jessica Surprise Proposal At Armagosa Valley Sand Dunes

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The internet is really a magical place when it’s used for good. Tory was looking for a wedding photographer when she came across my account on the Knot. I get a message saying “Is this Karissa Russ?!” I’m like well yaaaa… hahah Long story short, we knew each other a long long time ago like […]

Engagement

April 27, 2019

Tory + Kyle Engagement Downtown Las Vegas