Monthly Archives: May 2011

Indie rockers The Temper Trap came all the way from Melbourne, Australia and played one hell of a show at The Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip. Best known for their song Sweet Disposition, and one of the coolest videos I’ve seen in a very long time, they came and tore down the house. Make sure to watch the video. Alicia and I had a chance to talk to them backstage about the making of it and front man Dougy Mandagi, and the rest of the band were kind enough to share some stories. The one that stands out is drummer Toby Dundas getting hit in the head with drumsticks during the first attempt.

The show was fantastic and they played an awesome set. We were also lucky to have the next big Las Vegas music breakout, Imagine Dragons, as an opening act and they tore it up on their own.

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Going on stage

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We knew Stephanie and Jason were a perfect match for us as soon as we met. They met while Jason was racing dirt bikes and have been together full throttle ever since. We had a fantastic time photographing their engagement session and their wedding was just more octane fueled fun. Trading in their helmets and knobby tires for a zebra striped wedding theme, you just couldn’t not have fun with these two.

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Floral arrangements by Garden of Eden Floral Shop.

Chelsea and Bear came from Florida to do their wedding Las Vegas style at the Bellagio on the strip. The reception was held at a private residence afterwards and the whole day was just fun fun fun. Awesome details, coordination and planning by the fantabulous Rissa and Jacqueline of Scheme Events. Always tasty catering by Renaissance Catering.After the ceremony we stopped by the Baccarat Bar and ran into old school bartender Robert Erhart. If you ever are in the Bellagio and want a truly tasty libation, make sure to stop by the Baccarat Bar and ask for Robert.

Some of the best stories and photos can’t be shown here, but you know it was a great time. Thanks for having Orange Soda Photo be part of your day!

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The extremely stunning Chelsea in her dress.

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The guys doing guy stuff, like hanging out on the floor. It’s a guy thing, don’t ask.

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A little cake smashing goes a long way.

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Asha and Gerrard came all the way from Melbourne, Australia to get married in the Grand Canyon and decided a detour to the Las Vegas Neon Museum also known as The Neon Boneyard, was in order. I’m not sure what it is about couples from Australia, but they always know how to have fun. Asha and Gerrard keep that tradition by being two of the coolest and fun people we’ve worked with in a long time. Asha plays it cool but is really all sass and Gerrard is just laid back and comfortable wherever he goes. As we were walking out of the boneyard, their limo came to pick them up and get whisked off to the enormity of the Grand Canyon to get hitched. You’d be hard pressed to find a couple more radiant and in love than these two.


I love this giant clown head, it just radiates creepiness, a stark contrast to the always cool Gerrard.


A is for Asha..


G is for Gerrard, chillin’ with a Bud.


We couldn’t pass up some Orange Soda Photo fun. Besides, Fanta seems to be the house favorite right now.



Literally years in the making, we’re very excited to announce that we’re now offering photo albums hand made with love. You often see the term handmade, but when we say it we really mean it. Everything and I mean everything, including concept, design, printing, binding, cutting and the cover is done here at Orange Soda Photo Heavy Industries. With Alicia’s background in orthotics and prosthetics and mine in large format print and design we make the perfect album building team and has fun in the process. We’re not limited by size or shape, color, cover options or ideas. If you can think of it and it’s legal, we can make it.

We have some very cool designs coming out, and each one that leaves here is truly one of a kind. Some will never be replicated, but rest assured that everything else will seem generic by comparison.