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Photography Help Please

Discussion in 'Vegas Weddings' started by Shjf, Jul 13, 2015.

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  1. Shjf

    Shjf Tourist

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    We're getting married next year at MGM. We've been told by multiple people at MGM that if we attempt to take pictures on their property without their own photographers that security has every right to kick us out and potentially confiscate our devices.

    I realized a lot of what was just said is probably to scare you. However, I would like to be able to go around Vegas and take pictures after the ceremony without fear of these issues.

    Has anyone else attempted to take photographs on MGM or Caesers property without issues? Anyone have any suggestions on how to go about doing this? We're not looking to hire another photographer, we're also thinking of just taking these photos with our phones or if someone brings a small camera.
     
  2. Hyperfocal

    Hyperfocal High-Roller

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    What they don't want is an outside professional.

    As long as you aren't taking photos in the gaming areas, you shouldn't have any problems using phones or small cameras.

    Generally, security will first ask you to stop taking photos, if you refuse, it could escalate to being tresspassed, but that is very unlikely.

    Whatever the case, they have absolutely no legal right to confiscate your cameras.
     
  3. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    Many of the Vegas chapels don't allow outside photography inside their chapels. After the ceremony, you're just another tourist. Every casino has a formal ban on photography. None of them in Vegas enforce it. They enforce in the Bahamas and it was quite comical when a security guard dove between my wife and me when I tried to snap a picture of my wife sitting at a slot machine. Don't take pictures of people you don't know. Don't take pictures of gaming areas that might give the slightest hint you're some sort of evil criminal genius studying ways to cheat the casino. Don't make a big to-do posing and holding up other patrons while you get the poses just right. Don't break out a big SLR camera. Other than that, people are taking pictures all the time in the casinos.

    Congratulations.
     
  4. bardolator

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    Good advice already but I'll just add that certain spots in Vegas are geared to taking photos. Nobody would care if you took 100 photos at the Bellagio fountains or in the Atrium, as just two examples. Just don't hold up the foot traffic for an unreasonably long time. My wife has hauled out her digital SLR many times in Vegas, including inside the gaming areas, and has never been approached by any casino official.

    If you are in a wedding chapel, you should follow its rules. You don't want to do a formal wedding party pose on a stairway that other people have to use- things like that. Otherwise, pretty much anything goes.
     
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