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Photojournalism Archives - Steven Joseph Photography

Let’s Get Married in Las Vegas – Save a ton of money – Have a blast!

December 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

1Does it look like we had fun?! Hell Yeah! Check out this smokin’ hot and super fun couple who brought their crew from California, drove around Vegas in a party bus, had a BLAST, hired a great photographer to document it all, and probably saved a ton of money over hosting a full-blown wedding back home. I LOVE folks who do it this way, and I totally understand why someone might want to go this route. What a GREAT PLEASURE it was to spend time with and photograph this Vogue-Hot couple and their friends in and around downtown Las Vegas (DTLV), the Fabulous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, on their Party Bus, and in and around East Fremont Street.

Real or Fake? Are Emotions in Photography Fake if the Photographer Drew Them Out? No.

February 6, 2016 | By | No Comments

All of these images have three things in common.

First, they’ve caught great emotion between family members in-the-moment.

Second, the emotions in these photos are 100% genuine.

Third, I elicited these emotions through my words and voice and personality.

Are these emotions fake because I drew them out?

Definitely not.

One of the biggest challenges professional photographers face when putting regular people in front of our cameras is getting them to relax. Most people (myself included) are not very comfortable in front of the camera. We become self-conscious. We make awkward artificial smiles. We become very *aware* of the camera.

When creating  portraits one of my big jobs is to get my subjects to forget that they’re in front of a camera – even for just one second, because all I need is one second to capture amazing moments overflowing with deep genuine emotion. Emotion that I’ve drawn out. Pure child-like unencumbered real emotion.

Real or Fake Emotions?

Las Vegas Wedding Reception Party Photos – I LOVE the party! Brittany and Drew

January 22, 2016 | By | No Comments

Las Vegas Wedding Reception Party Photos – I LOVE the party! Brittany and Drew came to Las Vegas with lots of friends to get married and to have a great time. From the moment my assistant and I met them in front of the Aria where they got married, we boarded the party bus and the pace just kept getting faster. Welcome to Las Vegas Sign. Neon on The Strip. Reception at Mastro’s Ocean Club inside of Crystal City. These guys are high energy go go go. They’re probably still partying. What a blast to be there to witness and record all of the fun! Congratulations Brittany and Drew.

Las Vegas Event Photography of Opportunity Village Camelot Black Tie Event

November 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

I love helping out my favorite charity with Las Vegas Event photography at Opportunity Village. Camelot is the annual Black Tie fundraiser where very generous friends of OV come together to support what is perhaps the finest facility in America for intellectually and physically disabled adults.

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.

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.