10 Las Vegas Photographers You Need to Know About

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17 August 2017

The Las Vegas landscape attracts artists and photographers alike to the city, whether it’s the glowing neon lights and nightclubs of the Las Vegas Strip or the red rock formations in Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire. Here are 10 photographers you’ll find around Las Vegas, capturing the spirit of the city and its residents.

Jessica Cram

Jessica Cram is originally from Nebraska. A self-taught photographer with a passion for portraits, Jessica’s body of work includes family photos, pet portraits, landscapes, and couples. Jessica strives to make every shoot as relaxing as possible for her clients, as it is the best way to let their individuality shine through. Her focus on her clients leaves them feeling at ease, confident and fun to work with.

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Matthew Schenk

Matthew Schenk and his company, M Place Productions, specialize in wedding photography. Whether it’s wedding day photos, or engagement announcement pictures, Matthew and his team chronicle each occasion they take part in with care and creativity. Past clients note his attention to detail and take-charge attitude and highly recommend him to prospective customers. Matthew’s sharp focus and dedication to his craft make him excel at capturing the spirit and the romance of his client’s special day.

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Emily Alley

Emily Alley is an art teacher and photographer in Las Vegas. Her specialty is doll photography; she takes old-fashioned dolls and revamps them into creepy, cute pieces to feature in her photographs. Her creations and her photos are both endearing and eerie at the same time; once an artwork of hers catches your attention, you’ll find that you won’t be able to look away.

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Don Parnall

Don Parnall is a top-notch events and corporate photographer based in Las Vegas. His company, Costellophoto, produces high-quality editorial work and is venturing into the world of aerial drone photography. Costellophoto specializes in convention and campaign work, and Don’s 30-plus years of experience in film and television make his images stand out amongst others in his field. Indeed, his work has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the International Color Award.

Latina | Courtesy of Don Parnall

Olga Minkevitch

Originally from Russia, Olga Minkevitch currently works out of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. A professional photographer for over a decade, Olga’s focus primarily consists of editorial and fashion work. Her use of dramatic light is an earmark of her body of work, as is her conceptual style. Whether producing high-resolution color photos or classic black-and-white portraits, Olga’s photography has earned her a stellar reputation.

Jamie Y

Jamie Y is a top-notch wedding photographer with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit. She strives to bring out the confident, free spirit in all of her clients, and her sense of creativity radiates in her work. Besides wedding photography, Jamie specializes in portraits, boudoir and “trash the dress” photos. Jamie’s unique vision marries with the essence of her clients to create a sharp, unique final work of art.

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Ross Kyker

Ross Kyker is originally from Cleveland, but he now calls Las Vegas home. His work includes headshots, weddings, portraits and “day after” shoots. His land and cityscape work is particularly breathtaking; his ability to use light in nighttime settings captures the spirit of every city he photographs. His portrait work is as unique as the people he snaps, whether young, old, static or active. Ross is an exceptional photographer in any setting, and his creativity is unlike any of his local peers.

I sure do love these southwestern sunsets…

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LJ Holloway

Lisa Holloway, also known as LJ, resides in Arizona but has been doing business in Las Vegas since 2008. As an internationally recognized photographer, LJ’s use of natural light and gorgeous landscape settings sets her portraits apart from her peers. Besides family pictures, LJ specializes in newborns, senior portraits, and maternity photos. Her work has appeared on Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, and The Weather Channel.


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Chezaray is known as one of the best portrait photographers in Las Vegas. Originally from Italy, Chezaray brings out the beauty and the vitality in all of his clients, whether it’s for family photos or professional headshots. A professional photographer for over 30 years, Chezaray began his career as a photojournalist in war-torn areas; he then transitioned into photographing celebrities, and from there, his career flourished. He currently resides in Las Vegas, continuing his specialty as well as shooting corporate events.

Emerson Gopez

Emerson Gopez’s body of work primarily centers on families. As a relatively new photographer, Emerson’s passion and enthusiasm come alive in his work. Whether he’s shooting weddings, engagement or family photos, Emerson understands that happy clients make beautiful photographs. His preference for natural light is apparent in all of his work, and he brings out the romance and love he captures between his subjects. Besides capturing weddings and engagements, Emerson also does headshots and shoots events.

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