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Lighting on Location

Any time we shoot on location with the studio-quality, off-camera lighting that makes our photography stand out, we click this category. We use this category a lot! ;-)

Grateful for Being Featured in OneWed’s Savvy Scoop!

December 5, 2011 | By | No Comments

Thanks to Azure, the editor of OneWed’s wedding blog “Savvy Scoop”, for featuring the moving, beautiful heartfelt wedding of Yer and Jeff last Fall at the uber-hospitable TPC Las Vegas. I did the principal photography, and there are so many people to thank for making this wedding happen, starting of course with Yer & Jeff.

Grateful to Lead the Lighting Seminar at this month’s Las Vegas PUG

December 4, 2011 | By | No Comments

Behind the Scenes - on location lighting

I am so grateful to have been invited by the incredibly talented and effervescent Chelsea Nicole to lead the lighting component of our annual on-location photo shoot. It will be Monday, December 5, 2011 from 3pm ’til dusk out at the Jean dry lake bed. For full details, including directions, you should check out the Vegas PUG Facebook page. We’re already expecting over 60 photographers – all of whom are in for a very big fun beautiful surprise regarding our models. I will demonstrate how dramatically different portraits can look when you bring strobes and you are Master of the Light! If you’re not yet signed up (it’s FREE) come on out to get a chance to flex your photo muscles in a new direction. Besides the off-camera strobe group, photographers will have the opportunity to visit 3 other groups, all with their own models. And, as far as I know, you get to keep and use the photos in your portfolio.

Nicole & Phil on 11.11.11 @ the gorgeous Loew’s Lake Las Vegas

December 3, 2011 | By | No Comments

1956 Bel Air, Classic Car, Loews Las Vegas
These guys are so hip and beautiful, and they threw a rawkin! party at the incomparably beautiful Loew’s Lake Las Vegas. They’ve got style, they’ve got lots of friends, and they’re from Boston!

“Trash The Dress” / “Day After” / “Bridal” Portraits

December 2, 2011 | By | No Comments




“Trash The Dress” / “Day After” / “Bridal” Portraits. Whatever you call them, I think they’re a really good idea.

Often, when a bride or a couple want the very best portraits of themselves in their wedding finery, time is an issue. Finding two hours on the wedding day is difficult, and requires seeing one another before the ceremony. A good solution is a “Day After” portrait session – which is usually not done the day after, but several days or even a week or more after the actual wedding day. The obvious disadvantage is that you have to get all gussied up again. The advantages, though, are really big.

  • You can spend much more time on your wedding day being with family and friends
  • With less to worry about, you will be much less stressed on your wedding day
  • You don’t have to get ready so early
  • You can honor the tradition of not seeing one another before the ceremony, if that is important to you
  • You can be much more creative and flexible, visiting multiple locations and taking advantage of lighting equipment that is impractical on a wedding day. I’m referring to the studio-quality lighting that I used to create these photos out in the Nevada/California desert. I would never bring 3 powerful studio lights and their c-stands and batteries and softboxes etc on a wedding day. On a Day After portrait, I always bring such gear.

Rene & Chris – Tenderness Among Cactus

November 30, 2011 | By | One Comment

These guys rocked the house, loving all over each other, making my job so easy. We had so much fun making these photos. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in April. Cool couples RAWK!

Keri & Roger & Ethan in a desert oasis

November 27, 2011 | By | No Comments

Check out this sneak peek of the gorgeous Macanas clan. Keri, Roger & Ethan were incredibly easy going and adventurous. I could not have asked for a better family to work with.

 

The tattoos on Roger’s arm tell some great stories. Check out the tat of his little guy’s tiny hand on his arm – HOW COOL IS THAT?!