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Quality Las Vegas Party Bus Photos – Is It Possible?

August 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

Have you heard that you can’t get quality party bus photos because the bus is moving and the light is so low? I have – from other photographers. But as you can see in the photos below and in the words of my clients, that just ain’t so.

“Steven did an amazing job for our Las Vegas wedding reception!! All of the photos were taken in low lighting, many on a moving party bus, and they came out incredible!!! Not many photographers would be up to the challenge, but Steven Joseph photography delivered. I’m grateful he was able to capture the joy of our special occasion, would highly recommend!”

These guys had been deployed in Afghanistan as a nurse and an Apache helicopter pilot, respectively, and they and their friends had a lot of steam to blow off. They *earned* the right to get a little crazy and to go all out Vegas. And they did.

After getting married at their hotel chapel (into which outside photographers are not allowed) I met these guys at The Aria. We climbed aboard two party busses. I put up a couple of small speedlites, and away we rode.

We hit the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, we went to DTLV downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience and we ended up at the Bellagio. We just missed the fountain show, so I stayed around for an extra half hour to catch the fountain show and to wrap it up with a final group photo in front of the famous Bellagio fountain, in a crowd of hundreds. After the final shot these guys walked across the street to continue the party at one of the clubs on The Strip.

Looking for excellent photography to record your raucous Las Vegas Party Bus experience? Give us a call. We’ll take care of the photography so you can focus on cutting loose.

Brothers Wayne Huang and Matt Huang at Black Hat Def Con photo Tour Valley of Fire and Nelson

August 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

Two brilliant and successful brothers, Wayne Huang and Matt Huang, are visiting Vegas for the Black Hat / Def Con security conference. They wanted magazine-quality photography documenting their day walking around Valley of Fire and the Vegas desert.

We love doing that!!!

All that’s missing from these portraits is an album cover or book to put ’em on. LOL These guys are such high-octane performers that I won’t be surprised to see them produce one or both.

While walking around we discussed everything under the sun, including when Artificial Intelligence takes over, the Taiwan – China conflict, cyber hacking by national militaries, why so many guns in America, the early history of the publicly-available Internet and the emergence & evolution of Messaging Service Providers (MSPs) then Application Service Providers (ASPs) to what is now called “the Cloud”, how Sun Yat-sen is like China’s Martin Luther King or Ghandi, why it’s smart for a Chinese man to take very good care of his wife’s parents, how self-driving automobiles are going to transform cities (no parking garages, no parking spaces, most won’t need to own a car, ability to work while being driven increasing productivity, etc).

It was a long, hot, deeply interesting and engaging day with two great guys.

Big THANK YOUS to Shabazz and to my son Mason for outstanding assisting.

Dry Lake Bed and Lake Las Vegas – Ha and Louie Elope to Las Vegas

August 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

All the way from Vietnam, Ha and Louie eloped to Las Vegas to get married. Smartly, they chose two locations that are quintessentially Vegas and desert American West – the Dry Lake Bed, and Lake Las Vegas, home to The Westin, Ravella, The Lake Club and Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas.
We captured their sparkling new love for each other in the bright vast dry lake bed desert and among the green trees and elegance of Lake Las Vegas. It was truly a pleasure to meet and to work with these two beautiful folks. Congratulations Luong and Ha!

Why’s the Fat Guy in the Way?

July 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

Why’s the fat guy in the way?

Here’s why.

I’ve Seen Las Vegas Downtown Public Art DANCE

July 15, 2015 | By | No Comments

DTLV, Downtown Las Vegas, Wall Art, Public Art, Las Vegas Elopement Photography, Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyAshley and Paul got married at the awesome Neon Museum, AKA The Neon Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. When they wanted some cool after-ceremony photos, naturally we had to scoot downtown to get some of the electric public Wall Art throughout DTLV.

These guys are so electric, they were so in love, that it’s as though walls just lit up and danced with color as they walked by. Did they? They did in my eyes.

To see if walls dance for you, all you gotta do is ask me to photograph your Las Vegas elopement or LV engagement or Las Vegas Wedding.

My reviews from past clients make me blush, they’re so good. Past clients talk about how much FUN we have, how great my lighting is, how much energy I have, how beautiful their photos are, and how well my wife Chris takes care of them from their first phone call until their gorgeous handcrafted album is delivered to their home.

Wanna see walls dance with color? Give us a call or txt :-)  702-274-4447 or drop us a line at info@stevenjoseph.us

 

Can you take professional photos inside the top hotels on The Las Vegas Strip? Yes. Maybe. Probably Not. How Badly Do You Want It?

July 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Las Vegas hotels on The Strip (The Wynn, Encore, The Bellagio, The Venetian, Palazzo, Mandalay Bay, The Cosmopolitan, The Flamingo, Paris Las Vegas, New York New York, The Stratosphere, Planet Hollywood, The MGM, City Center, Aria, etc.) have a well-earned reputation for being very unfriendly to outside professional photography. Very.

Can you take professional photos inside of Las Vegas Strip hotels and casinos?Any professional photographer in Vegas who has tried to take their bride & groom or other clients into a Strip hotel while using off-camera professional lighting can tell you about the Vegas Shuffle, where security approaches within a minute to throw you out. While being tossed is a little embarrassing and inconvenient, it could be much worse.

I understand their position completely. They are private businesses each with extraordinary investment in interior design that they’d like to control, and they have in-house photography franchises that have first dibs on all professional photography within the hotel.

So how did I arrange for this gorgeous couple to get professionally lit professional photography inside The Wynn?

I didn’t.

The groom did.

Professional Photography in The  WynnJoseph – who bought out the back of one of The Wynn’s restaurants for their reception – made it happen. While I don’t know all the details, I do know that he made repeated attempts over a period of weeks, made many many calls, was told by people without authority that he had approval when in fact he did not have actual permission until about one hour before we took these photos. Read More