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Sarah and Brian at Green Valley Ranch and Wildhorse

May 15, 2013 | By | No Comments

Great family photos are so important. We shot these in a very dark foyer – to stay out of the ninety degree heat & wind. We bring ten speedlites and professional light modifiers so dark rooms are no problem!

Kathy and Fred at Green Valle Ranch in Henderson

May 7, 2013 | By | No Comments

We love capturing grand entrances in dark hotel ballrooms – we bring ten lights to every wedding.Four Generations of Family. Quality Family portraits are so important.We always show lots of reception photos. Because we bring 10 Speedlites to weddings our reception photos look great.
Brand New Family. Weddings are often the only time to get portraits of the whole family and with long lost friends.Baby Girl.Grandpa and His Tres Nietos.

Dana and Nolan at Rhodes Ranch

April 28, 2013 | By | No Comments

I now pronounce you Man & Wife!

The bouquet- & garter-catchers are already dating. Wedding bells?Special moment between mom and bride before the ceremony.

Dana’s favorite movie is Titanic so we had to do the pose!


Ladies & Gentlemen, for the first time, please welcome Mr and Mrs Nolan  Pratt!

Dana’s got mad high heel walking skills!  These shoes are awesome!

Dana has great bridesmaids and I love their dresses!

Dana is such an elegant, gorgeous bride!  She chose the perfect dress.

VENDORS

Preparation Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Ceremony: Rhodes Ranch Weddings

Cake: Freed’s Bakery

Hair & Makeup: Kelly Moore at Smooth Brides

Wedding Dress: custom by Casablanca Bridal, purchased at Camarillo Bridal

Shoes: Benjamin Adams, purchased at Camarillo Bridal

Tuxedos: Jerry’s Tux Shop

Flowers: by Lance Palazzo at Sun City Summerlin Florist

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

 

Las Vegas Elopement Spring Mountain Ranch

April 18, 2013 | By | One Comment

While we love shooting at Spring Mountain Ranch Nevada State Park for its unmatched natural beauty, we cannot at this time recommend that anybody get married there because of the serious personnel problems they are currently experiencing. Many photographers have reported being harassed, intimidated, even shaken down by some of the Rangers working at Spring Mountain Ranch (SMR) while working with couples, families, and even full wedding parties. Shocking and hard to believe, but true. The photography community is trying to work with the management of the Nevada State Park system to get some relief, and to transform SMR into the kind of vibrant, busy, revenue-generating venue we know it can become, one that welcomes professional photography, and that conducts weddings with professionalism and respect.

Las Vegas Elopement Photography – Elise & Jeremy Climb to a Higher Level. The Dry Lake Bed & Nelson Ghost Town

March 24, 2013 | By | No Comments

These guys are so freaking CUTE and meant-for-each-other. Elise and Jeremy – true-to-the-core Old Skool rock climbers (we’re talking 15 pitch-type climbers 0_o) – climbed to new heights last week in their Las Vegas elopement. After tying the knot (ahem) in a simple civil ceremony, we met up at the dry lake bed about 45 minutes outside of Vegas for some mega gorgeous magazine-style lighted portraits. We then traversed southeast to the photographically fabulous and friendly Nelson Ghost Town (aka Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, Nelson’s Landing, and “that place where they blew up the airplane for that Elvis movie”)

One of the reasons your photos look so awesome is because we bring studio lighting with us on-site. You *pop* from the background. And we take care of editing our lights out of your beautiful photos.

Commercial Photographers Las Vegas – Freeman Corporation are Recycling Superstars

February 21, 2013 | By | No Comments

When the Freeman Corp was looking for Commercial Photographers in Las Vegas to help tell their very impressive recycling story I was flattered and excited they chose STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY.

Under the guidance of Mike Lash, the Freeman Corp recycles 95% of everything that moves through their brand new Las Vegas warehouse, and they turn a handsome profit doing it. I thought this was an important and very interesting story to tell.

Working closely with Freeman’s energetic and charming Creative Director, we were able to create some compelling visual examples of just how extensive Freeman’s recycling program is.

Not only does Freeman recycle the obvious things, like aluminum, but they even recycle discarded cigarettes, which are turned into sturdy plastic “bricks”, and plastic soda bottles which are recycled into a printable fabric they use again for exhibit displays.

Where they used to virtually give away scrap aluminum to a local buyer at $0.10 per pound, they now sell the same “scrap” at market rates, currently about $1.00 per pound. My math is probably wrong, but isn’t that a 900% increase in revenue?

Regardless, I’m told that Freeman’s Vegas warehouse now generates significant revenue from its recycling initiative, enough to pay for everyone’s time with plenty left over. What’s not to like about that? Hopefully these photos will help Freeman Corp get the word out about its profitable ultra efficient and highly sustainable use of resources and spread the word about profitable corporate recycling programs.

Mike Lash moved to Vegas following Hurricane Katrina – New Orlean’s loss has been Las Vegas’ gain. Mike is the driving force behind Freeman’s Recycling initiative.The discarded cigarette butts above are recycled into plasic “bricks”, pellets, and other useful things like those shown below.Recycled carpet and plastic soda bottles are recycled into printable fabric for trade show displays like the one below.The plastic soda bottles and carpeting material they recycle are turned into a printable fabric they use again for exhibit displays.One of Freeman’s “trash” compactors is reserved exclusively for compressing and recycling cardboard and other paper products.Where they used to virtually give away scrap aluminum to a local buyer at $0.10 per pound, they now sell the same “scrap” at market rates, currently about $1.00 per pound – a 900% increase in revenue.

You know all those printed signs you see at trade shows? Millions of pounds of those pass through Freeman’s warehouses each year. They’re now recycling virtually all of them, turning them into useful things like printable fabric, plastic “bricks” and other useful manufacturing materials.